Best Books for Pastors in 2017

By Alex Duke | 12.21.2017

We asked 60 pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2017 that helped you be a better pastor?

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Senior Saints

By Tim Counts | 12.20.2017

Sometimes, senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. That’s unfortunate because they’re an essential part of the body of Christ.

Sometimes, Passivity Is Prideful

By Kyle Gregory | 12.15.2017

An elder’s authority must be carried out with both confidence and humility, as both an overseer and an example, recognizing both his God-given role and his deep need of God’s help.

What Makes a Good Sermon? Five Questions to Ask

By Josh Vincent | 12.11.2017

Are you sure you know a good sermon from a bad one?

Want Your Church to Sing? Then Train Them As Children!

By David Leeman | 12.08.2017

Let us not give lip-service to the importance of congregational singing if we’re not willing to back that up with some devotion to education.

Fill Believers, Not Buildings: Why Success in Ministry Isn’t a Numbers Game

By Jaime Owens | 12.04.2017

The measure of a pulpit ministry isn’t its width, but its depth.

Pastor, Aim to Preach Simple Sermons

By Jeff Wiesner | 11.27.2017

Faithful preaching is marked by simplicity. And simple preaching best serves others by communicating the point of the passage in a clear and Christ-centered way.

The Flesh Is Weak: Pastoral Reflections on Self-Control

By Aaron Menikoff | 11.16.2017

“Just Do It” may be a great slogan for the world’s largest manufacturer of sportswear, but it’s a horrible motto for the Christian life.

Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry

By Cheston Pickard | 11.13.2017

Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow and Broad

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.06.2017

What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”

4 Reasons Churches Don’t Practice Church Discipline

By Jeremy Kimble | 11.02.2017

Despite what some people think, church discipline isn’t an unloving, invasive act, perpetrated by wicked people.

In Your Preaching, Aim for Holistic Application

By Matthew S. Harmon | 10.26.2017

Although the Spirit is the one who produces transformation in a person’s life, one of the primary tools he uses is the faithful preaching and application.

4 Myths that Keep College Students from Joining a Church

By Jim Davis | 10.19.2017

Do you want to faithfully follow Christ during your college years? Then join a church.

The Sunday Before the 95 Theses

By Stephen Nichols | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

I hear there is a friar in the town of Wittenberg, a Brother Martin. Maybe he will help us.

The Reformation and the Glory of God

By John Piper | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Our salvation could never be merited so that the entire transaction would culminate soli Deo Gloria—to the glory of God alone.