Resources by Theme: Practical

May 21, 2018

Links For The Church (5/21) by Staff

This week's links include resources on walking by faith, a pastor's schedule, corporate confession, foolish creativity, selfies, and how men can encourage women in ministry. 

May 17, 2018

One Word Christian Leaders Should Stop Using by Michael Kelley

Christian leaders, consider this: you have been given stewardship, not ownership

May 17, 2018

The Gospel and Your Recreation by Jason K. Allen

May we be content to fulfill what God has called us unto—nothing less, but nothing more— and then rest in his goodness.

May 14, 2018

Thou Shalt Not Put Your Friends to the Test

Personal Holiness as a Grace to Others

An upright life is a grace to others.

May 14, 2018

Links For The Church (5/14) by Staff

This week's links include resources on gratitude and gratefulness, leadership, how to be nicer, God's gentleness and strength, and the god of busyness. 

May 10, 2018

What are "Sound Words"? by Coleman Ford

When key words are missing in our gospel vocabulary, the ministry of “sound words” is lacking.

May 8, 2018

3 Non-Negotiables in Kid's Ministry by Mathew Gilbert

Show the kids in your ministry the gospel in your actions. Show that it isn’t just a message of empty words, but a message of power from a holy and gracious God.

May 8, 2018

Matt Chandler on How a Church Can Know It's on the Right Track by Matt Chandler

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church, "How can a church know its on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"

May 7, 2018

Links For The Church (5/6) by Staff

This week's links include resources on being a dad, missionaries in a secular land, video games, kids and racial reconciliation, the church and natural disasters, and your dispensability. 

May 1, 2018

The Power of Saying Sorry by Adam Kareus

Precisely because saying "sorry" is a counter to the sin of pride, we need to be able to do it when necessary.

Apr 30, 2018

Links For The Church (4/30) by Staff

This week's links include resources on pastors getting things done, spiritual gifts, teaching kids to love God, Christian hospitality, and racial reconciliation in the SBC. 

Apr 26, 2018

The Problem of Superstitious Christianity by Cody Wilbanks

The goal for all pastors, and all Christians really, is the pursuit of knowing and worshiping God as He really is and not as we have merely imagined Him to be.

Apr 24, 2018

A Simple Definition of Leadership by Michael Kelley

Leadership is about embracing responsibility. It’s about understanding our role as stewards and being content with where He has placed us.

Apr 23, 2018

Links For The Church (4/23) by Staff

This week's links include resources on disciple-making shift, single women in the church, lessons from a bad sermon, how to lose a pastor, sin's allure, and church planting pipelines. 

Apr 16, 2018

Links For The Church (4/16) by Staff

This week's links include resources on the purpose of marriage, worry, when Christianity doesn't work, caricatured biblical womanhood, and habits of false teachers. 

Apr 12, 2018

Preachers, Let's Stop Stepping on Toes by Lee Callicutt

Only when the heart is addressed do people find Christ more glorious, satisfying, and beautiful than whatever else they are grasping onto.

Apr 10, 2018

Jeff Medders on What He Would've Done Differently as a Church Planter by J.A. Medders

FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church (Tomball, TX): "What is the one thing you wish you’d done different as a church planter?"

Apr 9, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

#WeAreForTheChurch by Staff

Join the hashtag. Join the movement.

Mar 12, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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.