What do we make of the fact that the man who was perhaps the greatest preacher in American history and is still one of evangelicalism's favorite heroes owned slaves and propagated slavery?
A godly motivation to disciple others is your gratitude for God’s work for, in, and through them.
Why should the average Christian care about ethics?
David was anointed to sit on the throne. But he was appointed to sit among sheep.
My younger self wanted a voice, wanted a platform but was unwilling to invest in the character required by the gospel.
When accumulated fatigue takes hold of us, a night of rest, a weekend get-a-way, or a six-week sabbatical likely won’t help.
If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?
When we come across big, "technical" words in our preaching and Bible study, we should use, study, and explain those words, rather than skirting around them or simply glossing over them with an alternative phrase.
As a pastor, few things warmed my heart more than church members telling me they prayed for me daily.
FTC.co asks Won Kawk, "How can a pastor effectively lead a multi-ethnic congregation?"
No law can be just if its justice for one is predicated on injustice to another.
Even though Jesus isn’t a mother, he is still able to sympathize with every weakness we face as moms.
What does Christ-centered leadership look like?
On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author and pastor Robby Gallaty about the discipleship deficit in the church and how to correct it.
God's track record is flawless, and His ability to accomplish His purposes is unquestionable.
Testimonies arising from scores of churches all over the Golden State represent the Kingdom fruit of the gospel sown over the last 170 years.
We asked Jonathan Leeman, "What do most Christians not know about church discipline?"
We decided early on that our rhythm of weekly worship would consistently include celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?
As I think about a future "retirement" from formal ministry, there are five things I hope are true about me at that time.
Training a new believer to do a single (very important) task is not the same thing as making a disciple.
What are some important things for pastors’ wives to remember about congregations?
Why are adoption and orphan care important to the mission of the church in the 21st century?
Until we understand that the gospel is the doorway into freedom from sin, even our religious efforts will simply be rearranging idols.
We can critique so often and in such ways that we also hurt the cause.
In local churches, converted men and women manifest God’s righteous rule and true political righteousness.
What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?
A child must also see that in their sinful nature-state they are morally deficient and hopelessly unrighteous.
The disconnect happens when we forget who we are in Christ and choose to live in our old ways of self-reliance, self-determination, and self-rule.
On the latest installment of the For The Church Mailbag feature, Jared Wilson is joined by Ronni Kurtz. Listen in as they answer submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.
Four steps to making a trainwreck of your life. And how to get back on track.
One of the most significant personal needs a person has is the need to be heard.
I believe isolation is the enemy’s number one tool to take down worship pastors.
What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?
What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?
If conservatives have lost the culture war and the American church is in decline, what is there for evangelicals to be encouraged by?
On this Good Friday, consider these words from one of church history's greatest Baptist theologians on the apostolic preaching of the cross of Christ.
How does a pastor win his church to mission?
When Christians oppose abortion, they are beginning with the fundamental belief that humans are the capstone of creation, created in the image of God, and therefore ought to be preserved.
Sheep have been known to bite their shepherd. How should pastors respond in the face of unjust criticism?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Ed Stetzer about the state of "missional" in the evangelical church.
Matt Carter on unique things he has learned in training young men for ministry.
I'm convinced that too few church members often think about the burdens and responsibilities that really do make ministry special.
How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?
We must sing of the finished work of a precious Saviour; and he who knows most of forgiving love will sing the loudest.
What encourages you about the future of the church?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss guarding against consumerism and pragmatism in a growing church.
Christ takes all of our law-breaking and gives us all of His law-keeping, placing the Christian completely under Himself, grace.
FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX, "What’s something about being a pastor the average churchgoer doesn’t understand?"
Churches, train and send missionaries who are not only godly, and not just eager, but also knowledgeable