Resources on Evangelism

By Ryan Townsend | 02.25.2010

Get these resources for your pastoral toolbox and use them with your church.

What is the Missional Life?

By Eric Simmons | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 02.25.2010

Pastor, God has called you to more than just the people in your church. He wants to mobilize you and your people to reach another people.

Preach to the Non-Christian, Christian, and Church Member

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

Yes, the preacher should be sensitive to the unchurched. But if we target the unchurched alone, the message may be lost or so diluted that God’s people become malnourished.

A Pastor’s Priorities For Day One

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.

Preaching Up: Applying the Word of God to Midlife and Beyond

By Israel Haas | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

I’m 29 years old. Can I apply the Scriptures effectively to the lives of people twice my age who live in a world without YouTube and iPods and dreams as big as the Montana sky?

Why I Love the Temporariness of My Pastoral Ministry

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.

A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.

The Therapeutic Gospel

By David Powlison | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human heart.

Leaving Home, Returning Home

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

From the perspective of the Fall, we understand better not only what it means that we have all truly left home, but also how we can make it back again.

8 Steps for Dealing with Difficult Leaders

By Ken Swetland | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.

How God’s Wrath Equals and Reveals God’s Worth

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

Wrath and worth are perfectly matched together. The former takes the measure of the latter and expresses itself accordingly. One is as precious as the other.

Good Friday Meditation: A Fitting Crown

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.

“Why Are We Joyfully Committed?”

By Tom Steller | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?

“Look, It’s the Church’s Job”

By Al Jackson | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.