Should I Respond to George Floyd’s Death This Sunday?

By Michael Lawrence | 05.30.2020

We each have to pastor our own flocks in light of their needs, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots. But we don’t do that in a vacuum. We need to be wise, but we also cannot duck important issues.

As the Pastor of an Immigrant Church’s English Ministry, How Should I Relate to the Senior Pastor?

By Hanley Liu | 05.29.2020

I want to speak to fellow English-speaking pastors of immigrant churches’ English ministries. In particular, I want to talk about how we can honor the immigrant senior pastor, despite whatever differences we may have.

Five Reflections on Pastoral Disagreements

By Andy Naselli | 05.28.2020

When you and your fellow pastors don’t think unanimously about a practical shepherding issue, you should disagree with your fellow pastors with love and respect and without any anger or bitterness.

Churches’ Rights and Responsibilities When Reopening in the Pandemic

By J. Butterfield, M. T. Martens | 05.26.2020

What are churches’ rights and responsibilities as they consider reopening?

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 2 Thessalonians

By Jeremy Walker | 05.22.2020

As pastors and preachers, the urgency of the whole epistle presses us particularly. It reminds us of the weight of responsibility we carry as we speak truth and press for a right response.

What Should I Do With Those Who Are Unable or Unwilling to Attend Church When We Start Gathering?

By Nick Gatzke | 05.19.2020

Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some.  Let’s make sure that no one is left behind in the post-Covid church.

How Can I Counsel Those with Anxiety, Loneliness, or Depression?

By Gunner Gundersen | 05.15.2020

During this pandemic, many people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression—sometimes a heavy mix of all three. How can we help?

Moving from Topical to Expositional Preaching in Immigrant Churches: Five Steps of Preparation

By Alex Hong | 05.14.2020

If you’re the main preacher in an immigrant church, how can you move your people to love expository preaching? Consider these five practical suggestions.

How To Plan A Sunday Morning Service . . . Outside

By Dave Russell | 05.13.2020

If you are planning an outdoor gathering for your next Sunday morning worship service, here are ten things to consider.

Has COVID-19 Made 9Marks Raise the White Flag on Multi-Site and Multi-Service Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.13.2020

There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.

What Did DC Churches Do When the Spanish Flu Struck Again?

By Caleb Morell | 05.11.2020

Contrary to all expectations, the closing of churches for the month of October in 1918 did not result in decline and ruin, but in revitalization and growth.

How Should I Respond to the Growing Pornography Consumption?

By Deepak Reju | 05.11.2020

With so many people stuck inside and enduring social isolation, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in church members struggling with pornography.

On Prayer Service

How to Pray for Your Pastor During Lockdown

By Christopher Ash | 05.08.2020

This global lockdown affects us all differently. We live under widely varying regulations in different countries or even in different counties within the same country. But there are some things you can pray for your pastor—regardless of his circumstance.

How One Texas Church Reopened Their Services

By Rodney Brown | 05.08.2020

Pastoral reflections on how Metro Bible Church in South Lake, TX, reopened.

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.