Maybe the best way to reach young adults, and by reach I really mean attract, transform, and equip, is to plant and lead un-millennial churches.
When we pick up the bread and the tiny cup with our weak and calloused hands, we remember the nails that pierced our Savior’s hands and feet wounded him, but did not defeat him.
FTC.co asks Won Kawk, "How can a pastor effectively lead a multi-ethnic congregation?"
Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.
Our work to grow in Christ-likeness is an overflow from salvation and serves as fruit of salvation.
How this Sunday at your church could be like the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
Sound doctrine originates with God Himself and is uncorrupted and life-giving.
The most significant force in the revitalization of any local church is the ongoing ministry of the Word of God Sunday after Sunday.
As a Vermont pastor, I ask my country for freedom to not only preach the gospel–but also for freedom for those I preach to–to hold their religious beliefs while also holding public office.
We think bigness is the way. We think bigness solves lots of problems. We think bigness is safety. We think we can get too big to fail. But it's the other way around.
What if we all could get as much out of it as the teacher? What if we could all experience that process of learning together?
Despite all the technical foibles, stuttering tongues, and holiday weekend lethargy, something powerful happened.
We are to see the good things we have not as hindrances to salvation or growth in Christ but as gifts God has given us.
For your works to be truly good, your heart has to be full of goodness.
The biblical expectations are high, and the nonbiblical ones held by many churches are higher still.
Churches are called to function with institutional and missional piety.
Is our body life suffering because all of its parts live so far away?
When we find Christ supremely valuable and fulfilling, the desire to cut our neighbor down disappears.
These lessons have taught me to not put a price-tag on my ministry.
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God.
When I am tempted to bemoan gifts I feel the Lord has withheld, the Godhood of each person of the Trinity helps me to see God’s gifts correctly.
Preaching flows from the heart of a man who has seen great things in the Bible, has savored what he has seen, and stands before a people to tell them what he saw
If a pastor, as a signpost, points to the revealed theological realities of God, he must point supremely to the heart of that revelation: the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ultimately, glorifying God through our songs should be our highest priority.
Releasing today, Portraits of a Pastor -- edited by Jason K. Allen and featuring numerous great contributors -- is the latest entry in the FTC imprint with Moody Publishers.
We prefer power. But oh, to find the beauty of service good again!
The goal is not for Christians to seize power through political maneuvering, but it is instead for Christians to model how the Kingdom of God subverts and redeems power.
Jesus’ sinlessness and corresponding righteousness mean he never wasted a second in disobedience outside of God’s decreed will.
Sometimes shepherding the room is simply getting out of the way so that the real Shepherd can do His work.
Each king must have a prophet.
"The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth blog about how cool he is with, you know, whatever your deal is, man."
If I need to forgive myself, it suggests that I am the God that I have offended and need to appease.
Pastor, don’t over-shepherd your church at the expense of under-shepherding your heart, the heart of your wife, and the hearts of your children.
Is it important to pay attention to cultural narratives?
We will be crushed under the weight of ministry if we forget that Christ's church is Christ's.
One difficulty in our churches in regards to discipline is that we often don’t have this type of authentic community with each other.
The sad irony of August 21, 2017, is that what many will celebrate today, even with decadence, signals God’s wrath upon human idolatry.
If the average church member would seek to live out these principles, they would find deeper relationships and have a much richer sense of purpose.
Pastors and ministerial leaders are shaped and fashioned only in the context of a local church, and nowhere else.