Resources by Theme: Practical

Apr 9

Links For The Church (4/9) by Staff

This week's links include resources on a balanced gospel, hype church services, Christian hospitality, and prayer in 1 Timothy 2. 

Apr 5

Can My Husband Also Be My Pastor? by Hannah Wright

For us to be able to respect our husbands as our pastors, we must first respect them as the spiritual leaders of our families. These two actions are irrefutably linked.

Apr 3

Keith Getty on His Favorite Worship Song

FTC.co asks Keith Getty, Christian songwriter and author, "What is your favorite worship song, and why?"

Apr 2

Links For The Church (4/2) by Staff

This week's links include resources on the sacraments and art, sharing the gospel, the language of "calling," and spitfire women. 

Mar 29

Communion With Our Eyes Wide Open​ by Mike Brooks

In addition to giving us specific instructions, the biblical passages that mention the Lord's Supper are vivid reminders of the “togetherness” of it all.

Mar 27

The Battle for a Man's Mind by David Prince

The starting point of a redeemed worldview is knowing the greatest danger to any man exists inside of him, not outside.

Mar 26

A World to Work and Watch by Rachel Rose

Since God created and cares for our natural world, His people should be marked by an appreciation for and care of that world. 

Mar 26

Links For The Church (3/26) by Staff

This week's links include resources on celebrity power, the gospel in all seasons of life, grieving childlessness, and pastors teaching kids to love the church. 

Mar 20

The Enduring Effects of a Parent's Daily Chatter by Steve Burchett

Three questions to help parents begin evaluating the way they talk to and around their kids in more relaxed settings.

Mar 19

How Not to Read the Parables by Jared C. Wilson

The parables Jesus tells in the four Gospels are peculiar kinds of stories that too many readers read very wrongly.

Mar 19

Links For The Church (3/19) by Staff

This week's links include resources on advocating for others, unmarried Christians, parenting and pastoring, and staying long in a church. 

Mar 16

Blogging For God's Glory by Benjamin Vrbicek

There is a certain quality Christians should strive for as we represent God to the world.

Mar 15

Meditating on Scripture

The What, How, and Why

Meditation doesn't mean humming in a monotone tone in an effort to completely clear your mind so the universe can come rushing in. It means filling your mind with Scripture and turning it over in your mind again and again.

Mar 15

All Men Need a Band of Gospel Brothers by David Prince

Men today are often drowning is superficial relationships, but do not possesses any genuinely accountable gut-level friendships.

Mar 12

#WeAreForTheChurch by Staff

Join the hashtag. Join the movement.

Mar 12

Links For The Church (3/12) by Staff

This week's links include resources on faith in dry seasons, grace to you, how to welcome people with disabilities, former atheists, and paying your pastor.

Mar 8

Mourn With Those Who Mourn by Costi Hinn

Often, we are left wondering what it actually means to come alongside those who are experiencing great loss. But exactly how do we do it?

Mar 6

Matt Chandler on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage

FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Pastor at The Village Church, "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage?"

Mar 5

Links For The Church (3/5) by Staff

This week's links include resources on assisted suicide, getting the most out of books, 9Marxism, friends pastors need, how to live a whole life, and rest. 

Mar 2

Michael Kelley on Books Christians Read by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why do the books Christians buy the most tend to not be the best for them?

Feb 27

Dean Inserra on Signs of Faithfulness in a Local Church by Dean Inserra

FTC.co asks Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church - Tallahassee, FL: "How can a church know it’s on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"

Feb 26

Links For The Church (2/26) by Staff

This week's links include resources on painful callings, conversion therapy, singles and gifts, meeting Christ, temptation, adoption, and quiet lives. 

Feb 22

Social Media as a Legitimate Ministry by Jared Laitgo

We have a message that needs to be spread and we have the largest communication platform the world has ever known.

Feb 19

Links For The Church (2/19) by Staff

This week's links include resources on boys respecting women, gathering seashells, celebrating women, Christians and death, and the phrase "I am enough."

Feb 15

Praying For Our Children by Jonathon Woodyard

One thing I know I can do in the midst of the complexities and difficulties of the parenting task: I can pray.

Feb 12

Links For The Church (2/12) by Staff

This week's links include resources on embryo adoption, gratitude, the gospel in a cold place, cynicism, and small-groups and singles.

Feb 8

Pastors and the Porn Problem by Adam McClendon

Confession isn’t solely so the confessor can feel better because someone else knows. No, it is confession for the sake of change and accountability.

Feb 8

Studying Scripture with Augustine

Three Principles for a Healthy Start

We may not follow all of Augustine’s interpretations of Scripture, but his humility before the word continues to teach us.

Feb 6

Teaching Church Discipline in a Church Plant by John Onwuchekwa

Matthew 18 is about winning your brother. That’s the goal. We want to see him turn and repent. We pursue the process to win our brother.

Feb 6

J.D. Greear on the Sermon Prep Process

We asked J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, to describe his process for preparing sermons.

Feb 5

Links For The Church (2/5) by Staff

This week's links include resources on safety for the same-sex attracted, leaders and yes-men, children and the Bible, and Black History Month. 

Jan 29

Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

The New Book from Jason K. Allen

by Staff

The new release from Jason K. Allen is a guide to living as a Christian every day.

Jan 29

Links For The Church (1/29) by Staff

This week's links include resources on old books for young Christians, busyness, social media, life purpose, and unknown false gospels. 

Jan 25

5 Implications for Relationships Defined by the Gospel by Michael Kelley

The gospel redefines everything. No part of our lives is untouched by God’s redemptive power, including our relationships.

Jan 23

Supernatural Power for Everyday People

The New Book from Jared C. Wilson

by Staff

This new book shows readers how to rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in their lives.

Jan 22

Links For The Church (1/22) by Staff

This week's links include resources on death, accountability, fostering, and what to say to the grieving. 

Jan 18

The Lousy Preacher Was You by Matt Sliger

Preacher, be thankful: Jesus doesn’t love you to the degree you gain the nod of the masses.

Jan 16

7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When the Church Meets by Steve Burchett

Teenage believers, you can contribute right away in significant and helpful ways when the church gathers.

Jan 15

Links For The Church (1/15) by Staff

This week's links include resources on leaving your church, diversity and God's kingdom, repentant pastors, discipling children, and waiting. 

Jan 12

Russell Moore on How to Engage Politics with a Kingdom Mindset by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

How can a Christian do wise political engagement while maintaining faithfulness first to God’s kingdom?

Jan 11

3 Spiritual Reasons to Do Something You're Not Good At by Michael Kelley

One active way we can remind ourselves of our comparative insignificance is to do something we’re probably going to be bad at.

Jan 9

Does My Teenager Really Need Youth Group? by Heath Miller

Student ministries can give students something the world cannot – a greater purpose for their soul, and guidance in how to live for that purpose.

Jan 9

Clint Pressley on Key Components to Discipling Young Men by Clint Pressley

FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC: "What are some key components to discipling young men?"

Jan 8

Links For The Church (1/8) by Staff

This week's links include biblical womanhood and Genesis, reading more books, truth and love, and well-behaved women. 

Jan 5

Knowing and Engaging the Mission of the Church by Casey Lewis

Making disciples involves much more. It involves us teaching others what it means and how to follow Jesus.

Jan 4

Of Jerks and Seminarians by Sam Parkison

It’s entirely possible to be absolutely unwavering on convictional truth matters and still give people the expectation to receive love and compassion from you.

Jan 2

In Defense of Youth Ministry by Joshua Rowland

Today’s youth thirst for discipleship, not gimmicks. In eternity past, God ordained the local church as the chosen vessel to quench that thirst.

Jan 2

Nathan Finn on Why Christians Should Consider Theological Education by Nathan Finn

FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Dean of The School of Theology and Missions at Union University, "Why should Christians consider theological education?"

Jan 1

Making a Fresh Start with God

3 Shifts That Can Make All the Difference

Maybe we’re in the same boat when it comes to our spiritual lives. Maybe you've been wanting to start fresh with your relationship with God, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason. Might your apprehension have less to do with the right timing and more with the right approach?

Jan 1

Links For The Church (1/1) by Staff

This week's links include resources on infertility, how to be generous, leading when you aren't the leader, and the gift of cancer.