9Marks doesn’t exist to make any of these judgments for you or your elder board. That’s your job, pastor. But as well as I know how to describe it, these are the principled questions before you.
Does your church regularly confess their sins together? Consider this sample prayer of confession for some direction.
To be a pastor is to live your life in public. Even when you’re off, you’re on. If you want to be a pastor, get ready to be watched, and start setting an example worth watching.
In the aftermath of the United States’ withdrawal, brothers and sisters from Afghanistan continue to reach out with requests for prayer. How can you pray for them?
Here are 15 reflections on all that is lost when we choose to worship from the couch instead of the pew.
Getting to spend your life serving Christ is sweet. Getting to do so with dear friends only makes it sweeter.
The best way to learn the art of pastoral medicine is by closely observing a healthy church body. Learn to pastor from faithful pastors and healthy churches.
Here are three ways you can pray for pastors and churches in Afghanistan right now.
When I was converted to Christianity as an adult over twenty years ago, I vividly recall my first Sunday at my mother’s church.
In our use of liturgy, how can we make sure our confidence is in the power of God’s Word, not the creativity or ingenuity of our methods?
For years, 9Marks has been standing with historic Protestantism advocating the ordinary means of grace. There’s nothing radical about this proposal.
After my first Sunday at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, I asked myself one question and one question only: “Are these people crazy?”
The desire for numeric growth, in turn, leads many pastors to constantly look for growth strategies that undermine the ordinary means of grace.
Our programs are helpful only to the extent that they put people in contact with the God-ordained means of grace
Still today it is through the Word, not the bare ordinances, that men and women are “born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:23).