For the Church: How Can You Support Parachurch Ministries?

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.

For the Church: Which Parachurch Ministries Should You Support?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals, or teams that you trust.

Are Parachurch Ministries Evil? Bad and Good Arguments for the Parachurch

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The failure of particular local churches may be the best, most enduring reason for the need for solid, gospel-centered, evangelistic parachurch ministries.

How Parachurch Ministries Go Off the Rails

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The parachurch is not the church. It does not do what the church does, and it should not supplant the church in the minds and lives of those involved in its work.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Parachurch Ministry

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

A healthy parachurch ministry knows that it exists primarily to protect the church.

Staying for the Glory of God: The Sibbes, Simeon and Stott Model

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Do we as pastors consider staying for the glory of God?

What’s Right About Elders? Part 2 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Click here for the first of two articles: “What’s Wrong with Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor”

 

Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death Wish

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”

Tips for an Interim Pastor

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Above all else, interim pastors should do these two things: preach the Word and love the people.

You Might Have the Wrong Candidate If…

By Dennis Newkirk | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

You might have the wrong pastoral candidate if . . .

What Not to do when You’re the New Guy

By Walter Price | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Your ministry should not be ego-centric, but Christo-centric. Let it be driven by the Lord’s desires for your present church, not by the problems of your former church.

What’s Wrong With Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

If churches were healthier, we’d never need to call together pastoral search committees.

Prepare the Church for the Next Guy

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Pastors should always be thinking ahead. How far ahead? To when you’re either gone or dead and your church has a new pastor.

Leave Your Church Well: An Interview with Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

The elbows were out—not in order to hurt anybody, but to make sure they don’t come back six months after I get there and say, “You never said that you believed this!”

Book Excerpt: Why Do Good?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Why do we do good works?