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Aug 1, 2018

Welcome to a new, although delayed, episode of the Front Pew! This week we are talking about the doldrums of ministry, fatigue, and burnout that seem to raise up in the summer. A new journal was published this month by 9Marks ministry that focused on the issue of pastoral burnout, so we thought we would talk about it a bit.

Thanks for listening and supporting the show! We appreciate your friendship! Contact us via email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page.

Also, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, leave us a written review, and share us with your friends!

Jul 22, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! We have been taking a bit of a summer break from recording new content, but now we are back with a fresh pod! We are happy to welcome a guest host, Matthew Hall, who serves as a student pastor at Abner Creek Baptist in Greer, SC. We discuss how the church/pastor should view, relate, and invest in student ministry. Hope it encourages you!

 

Thanks for being our friend and listening to our little podcast. You can contact us by email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page.

 

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Jul 15, 2018

We are taking a bit of a summer break here on the Front Pew, so we've decided to share some sermons from our regular preaching ministry in our local churches. This week we hear from Matt, whose sermon is his introduction to a series on the Ten Commandments. We hope it will edify and challenge you in your walk with Christ!

Thanks for listening, and please stay in touch! You can do so through email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page.

Be sure to also subscribe on iTunes, leave us a written review, and share us will all your friends!

Jul 8, 2018

Welcome to the Front Pew! Summer is super busy for us, as it probably is for you as well. It has been really tough finding time to record with our schedules. So, we have decided to share some of our sermons with you over the next couple of weeks.

First up is a sermon by Chris from Colossians 4. We hope it will prove to be edifying to you and will encourage you in the work of the gospel!

Thanks for listening and please stay in touch with us! You can do so through email (frontpew1@gmail.com) or Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page.

Jul 1, 2018

Welcome to another episode of the Front Pew! Well, not a new episode, but a re-run from last July. This was one of our most listened to episodes, so we thought we would replay it!

Things are really busy for us this Summer, so we have taken a little bit of a break from recording new content. We will be back soon with some new episodes. Thanks for being patient with us.

Here are the original show notes from last July when this episode first aired:

Hope everyone is enjoying this time of the summer when we celebrate the 4th of July! Inevitably, this time of year raises some questions for some pastors and churches concerning how blended our patriotism (which is good) and our worship of Jesus (which is also good) should be when we gather in our churches. Should we have patriotic services? Should we sing patriotic songs? What about fireworks in the sanctuary?

For years now there has been a passionate debate, especially in the South where we are, about God and country. Many claim that America was founded as a Christian nation, and others disagree. In some contexts it is difficult during this time of year to discern who or what is being worshiped in our churches when we are waving our flags and singing patriotic songs. Some churches bend the other way and see all patriotic expressions as harmful and sinful.

So, in this episode of the Front Pew we wade into the discussion. To help us, we reached out to Dr. Nathan Finn, a Christian who also happens to be a professor with an expertise in history. His interview was very helpful and we hope you are encouraged by it.

Thanks again for listening! If you are able, subscribe on iTunes, leave us review and share our little podcast with your friends! You can connect with us through email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) and on our Face Book page. 

Have a great 4th! 

Jun 9, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! We are delighted to have as our guest Daniel Ritchie, who has just recently published his first book entitled "My Affliction for His Glory." Daniel was born without arms, and has an amazing story of hope in the midst of a life of pain and suffering. We encourage you to buy his book and invite him to speak in your church!

 

Thanks for being our friend and for listening to our little podcast. Make sure you subscribe on iTunes, leave us a written review and share us with your friends. You can also email us at frontpew1@gmail.com. We love to hear from you!

 

If you are in Dallas this week as part of the SBC, Matt and Chris would love to meet you! Let them know either by email, Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page.

May 21, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! This week we are continuing our series on ordinary ministry. We delve into the topic of handling criticism, and we could think of no one better to talk about this with other than the Wrestling Pastor himself! If you don't follow him on Twitter, you MUST! We think it's the best thing on Twitter.

 

Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, leave us a review and share us with your friends. If you leave a written review this month you will be entered to win a book or two!

 

Thanks again for sitting with us on the Front Pewwwwww!

May 14, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of The Front Pew! This week Ben and Chris discuss another aspect of ordinary ministry...visitation! Every pastor has to do it, so what ideas should shape this part of ministry?

 

This month we are giving away some great books to anyone who leaves us a written review on iTunes! Subscribe and share us with your friends.

 

If you have a ministry story you'd like to share with us, send us an email at frontpew1@gmail.com. You can follow us on Twitter @thefrontpew or on our Facebook page. 

 

Thanks again for sitting with us on the Front Pewwwwwwwww!

Apr 30, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! We are chatting about the ordinary ministry that we engage in as pastors, and today we walk into the topic of weddings. We hope it is encouraging and helpful to you as you listen!

 

Be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a written review! If you this month we will enter you in a drawing to win a Front Pew mug! 

 

Contact us at frontpew1@gmail.com or on Twitter @thefrontpew and on our Facebook page!

 

Thanks for listening and sitting with us on the Front Pew!

Apr 23, 2018

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Apr 16, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! We are super excited to have as our guest host Jason Webb, who serves as the pastor of Ingram Baptist church in Baldwin, Mississippi. We are thankful for the many suggestions that we received from you last week, and our plan is to have several guest hosts in the weeks to come. But, this week, we want you to meet and hear from our good friend Jason as we discuss the important subject of Mentoring.

 

We appreciate you taking the time to listen to our little podcast. We would love it if you would give us a written review on iTunes, subscribe and share us with your friends. This month we are taking all the names of those who give us a review and choosing one at random to get a Front Pew mug! So, give us a review!

 

You can connect with us via email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

Apr 9, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! Today, Ben and Chris discuss 3 current events and how they effect the church, and why pastors should be interested in these things. 

[1] The flood of Christian movies

[2] The MLK conference

[3] Influential religious leaders and moral failures

 

Also, next week our very own Capper will be at T4G, so we are looking for a guest to take his place for an episode! All you have to do, if you want to "sit in his seat, is to email us at frontpew1@gmail.com and give us your best idea for a show. We will pick the one that we like the best and you can join us for the discussion!

 

We really do appreciate your friendship and partnership in ministry. Thank you for serving Christ well, and for listening in to our little podcast. Make sure you subscribe on iTunes, leave us a written review, and share us with your friends!

Mar 26, 2018

First of all, the sound quality of this episode is terrible! We moved into a new studio and since we have no clue how all this equipment really works, we didn't set levels rightly. So, we apologize and are working to get it right.

Second, thank you for listening to the Front Pew! We are still talking about bad theology, and this week we wade into a discussion about the Keswick movement and their motto, "Let go and let God." What is this about, what does it mean and why is it bad? 

Third, we are looking for a good name for our new studio! Send your suggestions, and any other comments/questions to frontpew1@gmail.com.

Fourth, the book we reference on this show is No Quick Fix by Andy Naselli. You can and should get it here: http://a.co/2SNplxu.

Fifth, subscribe on iTunes, leave us a review and share us with your friends!

Thanks for listening and enduring the bad audio on this episode. 

Mar 19, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of The Front Pew! We appreciate you listening in as we talk about church things. This week we are happy to have a guest with us in the studio - Pastor Ken Furches - as we continue our conversation on bad theology. 

 

Have you ever said, or heard someone say, "Well, you know, God will never give you more than you can handle?" Is there anything wrong with that? Listen in to hear how we break it down.

 

Feel free to connect with us via email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) and on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that our new episodes will be automatically available to you, and if you can, leave us a review and share us with your friends!

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