Resources on Mission

Jun 15, 2015

Won Kwak on The Mission Field of NYC by Won S. Kwak

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Won Kwak describes NYC as a mission field and lists some of the advantages of being on mission in the Northeast.

Jul 21, 2015

Why I Wasn't Overjoyed When Our Town's Porno Shop Closed by Jared C. Wilson

Of course we should be glad when any purveyor of smut shuts down or suffers a setback. But we should not delude ourselves. The culture of porn is financially rich and dangerously addictive.

May 28, 2018

What to Do When You Meet a Beggar by Jared C. Wilson

When the way of Jesus clashes with "street smarts."

Apr 1, 2016

What if the Good Samaritan Drove a Car? by Kelly Wolfe

There is one thought about the conveniences of modern life that keeps eating at me. What if we are forfeiting opportunities to engage with people, particularly in the ways the Jesus did?

Dec 13, 2016

We Can't Be Pro-Life if We're Not Anti-Poverty by Katie McCoy

If we’re going to speak up for the unborn, we have to speak up for the poor.

Jun 18, 2015

Urban vs. Rural Ministry by Staff

From The Gospel Coalition, here are Collin Hansen, Stephen Um, and FTC's Jared Wilson discussing the differences and similarities in mission in urban and rural contexts.

Jun 15, 2015

Tim Lubinus on The Mission Field of the Midwest by Tim Lubinus

Series: Mission Field Interviews

We asked Tim Lubinus, Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa, to describe the nation's Midwest region as a mission field.

Jul 26, 2016

Throwing Our Hats Over the Wall

Gospel Going When the World Says ‘Stay’

There is not shortage of challenges is answering the call to take the Gospel to those who have never heard it. Standing beside what seems an insurmountable wall of fear, financial challenges, real-life distractions, dangers, and, if we are honest, selfishness, we sit down. Or we turn around. Or we try to find some other wall that is easier to climb. And still, God has called us onward.

Sep 26, 2017

The Minister's Mission

An FTC17 Sermon

Series: 2017 For The Church National Conference

Matt Carter's message on "The Minister's Mission" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.

Nov 4, 2017

The Church's Commission

The Mission and Majesty of the Church | FTC Ames

Series: 2017 For The Church Ames Micro-Conference

Dr. Jason K. Allen's message on "The Church's Commission" delivered at the 2017 For The Church Micro-Conference at Ames, Iowa.

Sep 25, 2018

The Church Missional

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

David Choi's message on "The Church Missional" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

May 10, 2016

The Church, A Battering Ram by Zach Barnhart

In response to modern culture, the Church often assumes a defensive position. Christ has called us to something more.

Jan 25, 2016

The Blessed Ignorance of Being an American by Logan Cauthen

A little boy ran up to us with a baby in his hands. Curious as to what he was doing I turned and faced him and he immediately placed the infant in my arms, smiled at me, and ran away.

Jun 27, 2016

The Attitude and Latitude of Christ's Kingdom by Jared C. Wilson

The ferment of the gospel needs the wineskin of the church.

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on The Mission of the Church

Has the mission of the mission of the church changed?

"Given the growing cultural hostility to Christianity, has the mission of the mission of the church changed?"

Mar 17, 2019

Remember the Poor by Charles Spurgeon

Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor?

Nov 5, 2018

Preaching a Church Toward Mission by Jared C. Wilson

If you want to change the movement of your church, you have to change the message.

Dec 13, 2015

Prayer For The Mission by Seth Shelton

Isn’t it God’s mission to hallow His name? Isn’t His grandest purpose in the Gospel to reveal His glory?

Aug 31, 2015

Only As Deep As Your Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

They can only go as deep as the gospel we give them.

Jul 16, 2015

OK, These Are Crazy Times, But Let's Not Forget Why We're Here by David Prince

Our hope in the face of demonic assault is that the glory of the age to come has already invaded this present evil age in Jesus of Nazareth whose kingdom will not be consummated until the eschaton. The believer must realize that he or she lives in the overlap of the ages

Mar 6, 2017

Men Wanted: Come and Die by Jared C. Wilson

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

Jun 15, 2015

Matt Carter on The Mission Field of Austin, TX by Matt Carter

Series: Mission Field Interviews

We asked Dr. Matt Carter, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at The Austin Stone, to describe the city of Austin, Texas as a mission field.

Jun 7, 2015

Make Disciples, Not Clones by Steve Patton

Let's find ways to welcome and celebrate diverse cultural expressions among believers. To fail to do so is to rob God of the varying forms of worship due His name.

Dec 1, 2015

Living On Mission in An Area Saturated With Churches by Steve Rahn

One big challenge is how many people in the community think they know what it means to be Christian

Sep 6, 2015

Like Wind and Fire by Staff

How are God's messengers like wind and fire?

Jul 17, 2015

Jesus' Call Was to Plant Churches by Staff

According to Tim Keller, virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith.

Apr 9, 2019

J.D. Greear On Winning A Church to Mission

How do you win a church to mission?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

How do you win a church to mission?

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear on The Bible Belt

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

by Staff

Series: Mission Field Interviews

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

May 10, 2019

J.D. Greear on Mission in the Bible Belt by Staff

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

Apr 17, 2019

Episode 055: Ed Stetzer on Whatever Happened to Missional?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Ed Stetzer about the state of "missional" in the evangelical church.

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on The Mission Field of Tallahassee by Dean Inserra

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, describes his city as a mission field.

Jul 3, 2015

D.A. Horton on Winning a Church to Mission by D.A. Horton

Series: Conversations

We recently sat down with D.A. Horton in the FTC video suite and asked him, "How can a pastor win his church to mission?"

Jul 3, 2015

D.A. Horton on Churches Looking Like Their Neighborhoods by D.A. Horton

Series: Conversations

We sat down with D.A. Horton in the FTC video suite and asked, "What advice would you give the pastor who wants his church to look like his neighborhood?"

May 7, 2015

Curing the Thief, Not Just the Theft by Staff

In the middle of winter, Boston was low on fuel and a man came to the governor complaining that a "needy person" was stealing from his woodpile . . .

Apr 18, 2017

Checking Our Compassion Gauges by Adam McClendon

Let us be radically compassionate because of the radical compassion we have richly received from Jesus.

Jun 23, 2015

Building Relationships With Internationals by Joshua Hedger

According to the Mission Society, approximately 75% of internationals are never invited into an American home. Most internationals come from cultures that put great emphasis on hospitality and yet they find that in America there is little hospitality offered to them.

May 16, 2017

Aren’t There Already Enough Churches? by Joel Littlefield

Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"

Jul 31, 2015

An Explosion of Joy by Staff

Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy.

Jan 2, 2016

A New England Journey by Jeff Crawford

God uses the most ordinary of people and the most ordinary of settings to do the most extraordinary things.  It is so important, so critical, that we remember.  For when people forget, we are but one generation away from darkness.  But darkness is never so dark that a single Light cannot but easily pierce it. 

Nov 2, 2015

10 Surprising Realities of Mission in New England by Jared C. Wilson

Although I moved in early 2015 to the Midwest, I left a big piece of my heart back in New England, the least-churched region of the nation. I still hear regularly from folks interested in the future of church planting, revitalization, and gospel ministry in the New England states, so the following ten items are meant to help those praying and planning adjust their expectations in one respect or another.

Mar 28, 2016

10 Common Ways Churches Get Off Mission by Jared C. Wilson

Here are some common ways churches engage in “mission drift.”