This is part of God’s curriculum for pastors: in leading a church post-seminary, men of God will need to personally know of God’s faithfulness if they are going to lead the flock to walk by faith.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "What encouragement would you give young families wanting to start family devotions?
This week's links include resources about praying for children, pornography, preaching the bible, poverty, and women in leadership.
We should think more carefully about how we conduct our family affairs, including our fights. We need to think about these issues for the good of our churches, the future of our convention, the joy of all (watching) peoples, and the glory of our King.
FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO: "Does it matter if a church's membership is greater than its attendance?"
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Drew Dyck, author of the recent book Your Future Self Will Thank You about the discipline of self-control in the Christian life.
If you genuinely believe sexual sin is wrong and it keeps you from experiencing joy in God, then what?
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC, "What keeps younger and older women divided in the church?"
FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What do many evangelicals generally not know about their Asian brothers and sisters?"
This week's links include resources on motherhood as artistry, church for college students, God and your weakness, and Jeremiah 29:11.
FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice President of Communications at the ERLC, "Why do we need a 'dignity revolution?'"
FTC.co asks David Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Southern Seminary, "Does the discovery of CTE make playing football unethical?"
This week's links include resources on caring for single parents, calling and serving, teaching children to love the vulnerable, and praying in spiritual warfare.
FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, an Elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and Editorial Director at 9Marks Ministries, "How do we distinguish between primary and secondary issues?"
Rather than reciprocating proportionally based on what has been done, the way forward for disciples of Christ’s Kingdom is rooted in the grace of Kingdom.
Four basic ways we can use our Sundays to serve others, as opposed to just being served ourselves.
Often, the greatest threat to theological understanding is a lack of humility.
This week's links include resources on asking questions, fear in evangelism, pursuing others, and dealing with doubt.
May our times of family worship and discipleship be richer and fuller because we have experienced the good God has for us in His command to sing.
This week's links include resources on being uncomfortable at church, kids and transgenderism, recruiting young leaders, missionaries of color, and growing in Christ.
We are excited to introduce a fun new weekly tradition—#FTCFriday!
You can try as hard as you may, clawing at the mud and gravel and tree roots with a free hand—as long as the other hand clutches onto that sin, the ditch is your home.
One of the joys of weekly communion is the opportunity it affords the parents in our churches to declare the great news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to their children.
This week's links include resources on fear of God, the sufficiency of Jesus, wisdom, communicating with missionaries, and criticism.
We ask J.T. English, "How do you make sure a growing church keeps 'feeling small?'”
For good or bad, leaders set the emotional tone within an organization. . . . Hope is the most powerful tool in your arsenal.
We think the problem might just "go away" on its own. But if it doesn't, we have the biblical obligation to "take it to our brother."
We do not want to avoid equipping women just because it can be hard.
This week's links include resources on what the Bible says about women, dangers of money, unshakable joy, and pride and the pastor.
Consider with me, brothers and sisters – do we really see the idols of our culture? Can we call them by name?
This week's links include resources on reverse culture shock, multigenerational leadership, studying the Bible, neglecting lament, and the war on sin.
Revelation is very much a capstone to the Bible’s unified storyline, not a freaky add-on to the end.
This week's links include resources on college students and evangelism, revival, kindness, and communion with Christ.
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC: "What are some key components to discipling young men?"
This week's links include resources on spirituality, leadership, pain, family worship, and waiting.
Vacations should be a time to rejuvenate you for your calling, not escape it.
This week's links include resources on prosperity preachers, missionary callings, praying for family vacation, and myths about marriage.
What we say to new people (and how we say it) will either give credence to our message about Jesus or take it away.
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What are some important things to remember in talking to our children about ethnic diversity?"
God is calling us to make adjustments in the areas of our lives that are hindering us from costly participation in the mission of the church.
Here are three all-too-common approaches to sign messages I think churches ought to avoid . . .
This week's links include resources on biblical truth, the missionary and insufficiency, loving your spouse, and when someone backslides.
If Christians are shaped by the form of corporate worship, then they will also be shaped by the rhythms of their daily life as a part of the community of God.
In the doctrine of the Trinity, the church is given a pattern for unity and participation in mission.
This week's links include resources on potted plant Christians, salvation of a pastor's wife, virtue signaling, skating as missions, and Jesus' resurrection.
For, as we live and serve at the end of the world, the six seminaries count it a joy to do whatever it takes to serve cooperating churches as they carry out their biblically designed task of seeing God's great name proclaimed to the ends of the earth.
How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?
The waves of trends beat against the rocks of God’s Word. They make quite a noise, but they can never change it.
It is vital that senders see the immense value and importance of their role in getting the gospel across the street and around the world.
A year into church planting: it's hard and it's wonderful. And I don't want to be doing anything else.