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.
This week's links include resources on dying, forgiveness and children, Ecclesiastes, prayers of repentance, fighting with your spouse, and fear of God.
When the door opens for MDiv study, go through it.
By and large, the Bible is a book written for a community.
This week's links include resources on spiritual indifference, trauma and the body, worshipping on Sunday, lamenting, sharing with Muslims, and when God seems silent.
God is calling us out of the stands and into the arena. He is calling us to follow Him deep into the wild and restless world around us. But we are not going there alone.
This week's links include resources on exercise, dark times, insufficiency of good theology, and choosing the right kind of busy.
We have a God that deals in the business of the inadequate and unworthy. Let the power of Christ rest upon you, young pastor.
There are questions every pastoral candidate asks a search committee or hiring team when evaluating possible relocation, and then there are the questions every pastoral candidate ought to ask but rarely do. Here are four...
This week's links include resources on the gospel and the cry for "mama," sharing the gospel with family, going to church as a mom, having eternity and mind, and what to pay pastors in poor areas.
There are secret things, and there are revealed things, but the faith once for all delivered is not a secret thing.
Here's one lesson taught through education: it is okay to be dim in the sunlight. We need our heroes, but any of us can please God and be used significantly by him even with average abilities.
This week's links include resources on pastors resting, emotionally healthy leaders, the dangers of media, if God can suffer, and praying with expectation.
God’s infinite grace fuels generosity, which fuels the glorification of God and his gospel.
Over the past decade, I’ve witnessed in others—and, unfortunately, in myself—three parental motivations to avoid. Like weeds that force their way through the best-cultivated garden or thickest concrete, these motivations seem stubborn, always reappearing; resilient, always resurfacing.
Let’s remember the people we are sharing with are not just “targets” or “hot prospects.” These are human beings, made in God’s image, who have not formed their beliefs in a vacuum.
God is at work among my generation. And the harvest is plentiful. So, pastors, keep laboring. Parents, keep laboring. Youth workers, keep laboring. Don’t give up on us.
FTC.co asks Jeff Dodge: "How do you keep theological training from becoming intellectualism?"
This week's links include resources on pornography and missions, quitting the pastorate, the road from Emmaus, and lessons from Moses' leadership.
While business meetings can be a great cause for anxiety, they need not be. Here are a few ideas for avoiding acrimonious business meetings in a local church.
This week's links include resources on small sins, passion in marriage, Psalm 22, women celebrating women, and encouraging children to befriend those with special needs.
We don’t need something new. We need something old. We need to do the same things that saints of old have been doing in order to deepen our understanding and apprehension of the greatness of God.
This week's links include resources on explaining the gospel, why parents' generosity matters, God's kindness, Sign Language and Scripture, believing the Bible because of our parents, and how to encourage the preacher.
What does it mean for a church to be on mission for Christ? Here are ten commitments of a Great Commission church.
How do you win a church to mission?