FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of Summit Church (Raleigh-Durham, NC), "How can a church know it is on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"
I pray that my soul would not be so fickle as to rely on man’s acclaim or applause or attendance as validation of my ministerial efforts.
What do pastors’ kids wish their churches knew about them?
Whether it’s the man in the pulpit or the believer in the pew, suffering can be the greatest help or the greatest hardship to the proclamation of the gospel.
When it comes to people who are really suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified.
If a man is easily swayed, we are slow to consider him as an elder.
Recently transitioning back into pastoral ministry, what do you feel prepared for this time around?
FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, TX: "What should a pastor do when his church is tired of hearing the Gospel?"
Perhaps our lack of volunteers has less to do with our recruiting strategy and more to do with how we are stewarding our current volunteers.
Attention is to be focused on the Lord, the true object of our service, not people pleasing.
As a theologian, Bavinck listens carefully before making a judgment; this is the kind of theology that pastors need to learn and to emulate.
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what they're reading, what pastors are reading, and what pastors should be reading.
I've been out of pastoral ministry now for 5 years, and while I am not asked as often I was in those first few years, I still get the question a fair amount: "Do you miss it?"
Evangelism is a biblical mandate for every Christian.
God is producing lifelong fruit and an eternal joy within me during these formative years in the classroom and in the church.
How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?
Mission isn’t just something made possible by a passport or a seminary degree. It’s a paradigm which should inform everything we do
What advice do you have for the wife who is disappointed with her husband?
Here are some common introductory cliches that might be worth weighing in terms of their helpfulness to the congregation's gathering to worship.
How do you lead a growing church without getting a big head?
We’re not doing anyone any favors by sparing them obedience, even when it’s hard, even when it feels “insane.” We’re only withholding from them everything on the other side.
Jared Wilson talks with Dean Inserra about perhaps the largest mission field in America.
Missionaries are keenly aware of the shortness of life.
To whom is the ransom paid?
All of our obedience begins with listening to our God.
How political should a local church pastor get with his flock?
What does your sermon preparation look like?
We should not be mistaken, a man who has all of his theological ducks in a row is not guaranteed to be a gifted husband.
All the “humble brags” on social media have a green shade if you look closely enough.
What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?
Though we should seek Him in our closets or a quiet place during the week, he has commanded us to gather together as the church on Sunday morning.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Jonathan Leeman about navigating the current minefields in evangelical social media.
Like any good pastor, it vexed and frustrated him to see God’s sheep led astray on something so vital and yet so simple.
Being called to ministry of any kind is both a responsibility and a privilege.
FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?"
My conversation on preaching with Tony Merida and Brandon Smith.
He is the One who makes everyone in Him not just “better”, but righteous.
Jesus can be glorified in you and me, and in the pitifully inadequate, sometimes myopic, church we attend.
What misconceptions do pastors have about women and discipleship?
One deficiency in much contemporary preaching is the failure to proceed with an understanding that we preach as sufferers, to sufferers.
The problem is when self-preservation becomes an ultimate thing, when safety becomes a god.
How do you write sermons? Describe your sermon preparation process.
FTC.co asks H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"
Choice lines from this recent release.
What kind of diversity is important for every church?
Men, God has given you the privilege of leadership.
Here are three open and honest struggles I faced and things I wished I knew in my first year of ministry.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the importance for churches of centering on the gospel.
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?