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
What encourages you about the future of the church?
If I’m doubting some aspect of my faith, I should dive deep in investigating that aspect.
Why is expository preaching as important today as it’s always been?
I know more than a few pastors—and overhear many more besides—who cite the busyness of their ministry lives as the reason sermon preparation gets crowded out week to week.
The intellectual discipline exhibited by Calvin in his early years of study, and consistently displayed in his years of ministry in Geneva, is worth emulating.
What’s been the most successful form of outreach your church has practiced?
What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is credit to God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all!
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Chris Thomas, Lead Pastor of Raymond Terrace Community Church in New South Wales, Australia.
Biblical theology shows us that this covenant was superseded in a way we couldn’t imagine.
Preaching is the pastor's indispensable task, his most paramount duty, and his most consequential and urgent job assignment. For the pastor, preaching is priority number one.
Pastors "go first."
Maybe the main reason your preaching is subpar is because your expectations are subpar.
Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor?
To read the Old Testament is to encounter many new areas of knowledge that might appear tangential or skippable.
Though God surely loves you and me, there is someone He loves even more: Himself.
How can a young pastor lead elderly church members well?
It feels counterintuitive for ministers to talk about their own health, but self-care is strategic, not selfish.
Don’t view discipleship as a separate activity from your church engagement and involvement.
This new book from FTC managing editor Jared C. Wilson promises to help you introduce your dreams for church growth to the biblical metrics of grace.
Who is church for? And what do they need? - An exclusive excerpt from the new book The Gospel-Driven Church
When we polarize, we miss an opportunity to draw someone into a meaningful conversation.
God will not let pastors flatter his people instead of taking responsibility for the many forms of abuse in his church.
We should grieve when people think the deep friendship of David and Jonathan was sexual.
How do you prepare older or established members for significant change in a church?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Jeff Medders, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas and author or co-author of several books, including the new release Humble Calvinism
As flawed humans, we don’t always reflect this patient willingness to repeat ourselves.
The classroom environment for learning the content was invaluable, but without working it out in actual ministry it would have remained knowledge that merely puffs up.
What should the pastor’s response to video games be? Where do they fit within the lives of the congregation?
Does Paul's confrontation of Peter as recounted in Galatians 2 really have no implications for racial reconciliation?
I quickly learned that an unguarded heart leads to unfiltered preaching.
Every leader needs accountability, including youth pastors.
How do I become passionate about the things of God without becoming a legalist?
Leaders who blindly accepting the lowest bid, hear just one side of a matter or fail to count the cost prior to making a decision fall into this trap of failing to get all of the facts.
Sometimes, all it takes is one good question to start a meaningful, God-honoring conversation.
How would you encourage Christian parents worried about the world their kids are growing up into?
Pastor, if you served the rest of your ministry and never saw another convert, would you be content with watching the spiritual growth of your congregation?
Oh yes, being a pastor and preaching the Bible is a high, great, and glorious call. But, it is not the highest, greatest, and glorious call of all.
In light of the story God is telling with the world, how should the church engage politically?