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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!

Mar 5, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! As pastors we have all had to walk through those moments when a member of our church has espoused some really bad theology, or posted something questionable, or stated something that might be a popular thought, but a terrible theological idea. What do we do in those moments?

In this episode we begin to discuss this issue, and we start with the topic of heaven. We've heard plenty of bad theological ideas about heaven, like "God needed another angel," and "Heaven is sweeter now that Uncle John is there." How should a pastor handle these moments?

Thanks for listening, and feel free to contact us:

Email: frontpew1@gmail.com

Twitter: @thefrontpew

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

Feb 26, 2018

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Feb 19, 2018

This week we welcome Dr. Doug Mize as our special guest to talk about the pastor as leadership!

Feb 12, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! This month we are discussing different roles and responsibilities that pastors have, and this week we wade into the topic of the pastor as a counselor. Every pastor is a counselor of sorts, and every pastor feels inadequate to be a good counselor. So, how should we view this role? What should we do in the counseling moment, and what should we avoid?

Thanks for listening to our little podcast. We enjoy doing it, and we hope you enjoy listening and that in some way it is helpful to you, either as you serve as a pastor, or as a church member in understanding some things pastors think about and deal with. 

Please subscribe on iTunes, share us with your friends, and leave us a review. You can also connect with us through email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. 

Feb 5, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! This week it is just Chris and Capps, and they are talking about the all important work of making disciples! We are all involved in so many different activities, whether it be at work, home, school or church. But the one activity that Jesus has specifically commanded us to be about is making disciples!

In this episode we also share the story of when the Capper had lunch with John Piper and sinned against him...you don't want to miss it!

Thanks for listening and supporting this little podcast...we hope that in some ways it is helpful and encouraging to you. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, leave us a review, and share us with your friends. Seriously, if you are reading this, leave us a review!

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

Jan 29, 2018

Hey...it's a new episode of the Front Pew, a podcast for pastors, by pastors! Really, it is for anyone, and Ben isn't really a pastor anymore. Anyway, thanks for downloading and listening!

We are beginning a new series on the work of the pastor. This week we thought we would talk about the one thing that takes up the most time in the life of a pastor--preaching. What is it? Why does it matter? How do we do it?

We hope that this little podcast is an encouragement to you, whether you are a lead pastor, staff pastor, or church member. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, write a review and share us with your friends!

Also, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at frontpew1@gmail.com, a tweet @thefrontpew, or a comment on our Facebook page. Thanks again for listening!

Jan 22, 2018

Welcome to another episode of the Front Pew! We have been spending the month of January talking about some issues that pastors are often hesitant to talk about. Today we discuss discouragement in ministry. Every pastor knows what it feels like to be discouraged in their ministry, to wonder if maybe they need to find another place to serve, and to feel like quitting altogether. It doesn't matter if you are in a big or small church, if you are the lead pastor or staff member, or if you are new to ministry or a seasoned veteran. It hits us all.

In this episode we discuss our own areas of discouragement, and talk about how to manage it and find encouragement. We hope that this episode will help pastor and people alike!

We really appreciate your support of this podcast, and it feels as if our listeners are our friends! Please connect with us via email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. 

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

Jan 15, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! Thanks for listening! This week we are continuing to talk about some things that pastors avoid talking about. One thing that we are too silent about concerns our marriages, particularly when we are struggling to be a good husband. It happens to all of us, whether we want to admit it or not. Why is this, and what can we do about it?

We hope that our little podcast is an encouragement to you, and that in some ways it is helpful to your life and ministry. If after listening to this episode you have some specific questions for us, feel free to contact us at frontpew1@gmail.com and we will try our best to answer your questions!

You can also connect with us on Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, leave us a review and share us with your friends!

Jan 8, 2018

Welcome to a new episode of the Front Pew! During the month of January we want to talk about some things that pastors rarely talk about, and we thought we would kick it off by talking about "ministerial jealousy." Even though it is hard for us to admit, we are often jealous of other ministers or ministries. Why are we like this, and how do we overcome it? That is the subject of today's podcast.

We want to say congratulations to Grant Van Brimmer for winning the Front Pew mug. It will be an honor to have you drink hot coffee from our mug! Haymen!

We really do appreciate our listeners. Be sure to stay in contact with us either through email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. 

Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, leave us a review, and share us with your friends! Do it, or else we will send Bro. Tony to visit you!

Jan 1, 2018

Welcome to 2018! We are happy to celebrate with you here on the Front Pew. Thanks for listening to this new episode! Today, Ben and Chris look back and look forward as they share the events of 2017 that they believe will have the most impact on believers in the new year, as well as discuss one helpful tip that they believe can be beneficial moving forward.

We are so appreciative of our listeners and supporters. When we started this podcast, we hoped that it would be an encouragement to those who not only serve in pastoral roles in the church, but also those laymen and women who faithful support and serve in their local church. We feel like our listeners have become our friends, and we are excited to continue growing together in this next year.

With that said, we are working on topics for 2018. Send us an email at frontpew1@gmail.com, or contact us on Twitter (@thefrontpew) or drop us a line on our Facebook page and share some topic ideas with us.

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

Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas friends! Thanks for listening to our little podcast; we hope that in some way it has been an encouragement to you, make you laugh a little, and maybe even been helpful in some way.

Hope you have a fantastic Christmas celebration, and we hope this little Christmas special only adds to your already fantastic day!

Remember that we are pastors, not sound techs, so don't hold any poor recording quality against us! Feel free to contact us via email (frontpew1@gmail.com), Twitter (@thefrontpew) or on our Facebook page. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, leave us a review, and share us with your friends!

See you next year!

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