Discerning the Signs of Pastoral Burnout

By John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Pastoral burnout could be defined as the moment or season when a pastor loses the motivation, hope, energy, joy, and focus required to fulfill his work, and these losses center upon the work itself.

How to Avoid Accumulated Fatigue

By Zack Eswine | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

When accumulated fatigue takes hold of us, a night of rest, a weekend get-a-way, or a six-week sabbatical likely won’t help.

Confession ≠ Repentance

By Ty Gooch | 07.16.2018

How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Judges

By Josh Vincent | 07.12.2018

Judges is the darkest book in the Old Testament. So why should you preach through it for your people?

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Joshua

By Clift Barnes | 07.05.2018

The book of Joshua doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Deuteronomy

By Jeff Mooney | 06.28.2018

The book of Deuteronomy portrays God as King and reveals the way his people should live in covenant with him.

What Does a Prayer of Lament Sound Like?

9Marks | 06.25.2018

Last week, we posted an article entitled “Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering.” Below are two samples of such prayers from Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.

6 Reasons You Should Preach Through Numbers

By C. W. Faulkner | 06.22.2018

The book of Numbers teaches us that when God is with his people, the only thing they need to fear is their own sin.

Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering

By Neal Woollard | 06.20.2018

Lament is ingrained into the culture of Jesus’ people and will be until he returns. That’s why we recently added a corporate prayer of lament to our public worship.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Leviticus

By Juan Sanchez | 06.14.2018

How can a holy God relate to sinful people? Leviticus provides us an answer to that question.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Exodus

By Bobby Jamieson | 06.07.2018

Exodus proclaims God’s great act of delivering his people from bondage, gifting them his law, and inviting them into intimate fellowship with himself.

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Genesis

By Erik Raymond | 05.31.2018

Genesis tells the story of a God who creates everything out of nothing in order to bless his people and glorify himself.

C. S. Lewis on Corporate Worship

By Joe Rigney | 05.29.2018

Over time, C. S. Lewis came to see the dangers in both individualism and collectivism in Christian worship. More importantly, he came to see how the church is the antidote to both.

The Wide Chasm Between Biblical Principles and Biblical Ideals

By Caleb Greggsen | 05.21.2018

Ministry is full of both principles and ideals. If we confuse the two, then we’ll either require something that God does not require for faithfulness, or we’ll disregard an aspect of faithfulness.

Benefits and Negatives of a Long-Term Pastorate

By Ron Pracht | 05.10.2018

One pastor reflects on more than 45 years of service in one place.