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Strengthening Churches from the Inside Out

by Jason K. Allen

We are noticing an ongoing trend in our conversations with pastors and we love it. In fact, if we didn’t notice, it would only prove we aren’t paying attention. The movement occurring is what we refer to as “church-based theological education.” To summarize, regular church members are seeking out educational opportunities—such as classes typically taken in seminaries—within their own churches.

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Episode 251: FTC Mailbag

February 21, 2024 by Jared C. Wilson, Ross Ferguson
On this latest Mailbag installment of the For the Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson answer your submitted questions and topics. This episode features discussion of: pastoral priorities, church first impressions, thoughts on church "vision," planting vs. revitalization, tailoring worship songs for generational attraction, how to know if you're called to ministry, and what "threat" Christian nationalism might pose to the church. Read More ›
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The Pornography Pandemic

February 20, 2024 by Leslie Umstattd
Pornography is not often talked about in the church, but pornography is often on the minds of many church members. Pornography is a growing pandemic, and it is only getting worse. It is reported that 93% of pastors see it as a much bigger problem than it was in the past.[1] As the Church, we […] Read More ›
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Episode 2: Above Reproach

February 16, 2024 by Jared C. Wilson, Ronnie Martin
The evangelical landscape is littered with the corpses of fallen ministries, and Jared and Ronnie have had more than a few friends among them. Listen in as they discuss what it means to be “above reproach” (as well as “respectable” and having a “good reputation with outsiders”), what it takes to pursue personal holiness, and […] Read More ›

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Letters to My Students: Vol. 1 - On Preaching
by Jason K. Allen
Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

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