How to Encourage Your People Just Like the Apostle Paul

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.04.2018

A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Nehemiah

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 08.30.2018

Nehemiah has been used and abused for every kind of building project and capital campaign known to church. But the main point of Nehemiah is that in the face of opposition to the gospel, we should put our trust in God because he is unwaveringly committed to his glory and his people.

You Can’t Love Jesus Without Loving His Church

By Jason Allen | 08.27.2018

Have you ever heard someone say, “I am into Jesus, but not the church”?

A Strategy for Delaying the Baptism of Young Children

By Scott Daniel | 08.24.2018

What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Ezra

By Curtis Hill | 08.23.2018

God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry

By Dayton Hartman | 08.13.2018

We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church

By Joseph Dicks | 08.10.2018

Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 & 2 Chronicles

By Garrett Conner | 08.09.2018

What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!

Church Members Must Watch Their Elders’ Life & Doctrine

By Erik Raymond | 08.07.2018

In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.

How We Planted Our Church with Titus

By Nate Pickowicz | 08.03.2018

One thing I’ve learned along the way is that church planting is a lot more about “church” than it is about “planting.”

7 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 & 2 Kings

By Jason Seville | 08.02.2018

The books of 1 and 2 Kings teach us about a faithful God, his faltering people, and a future hope.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 & 2 Samuel

By Allen Duty | 07.27.2018

These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Ruth

By Jonathan Rourke | 07.20.2018

There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.

The Greatest Cure for Pastoral Burnout Is Christ Himself

By Nick Roark | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.

“I Was Burnt Out—And I Stepped Away”

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I was an unhappy pastor.