Aaron Menikoff

Mailbag #75: Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a Church

By A. Menikoff, A. Duty, P. Tibayan | 02.22.2019

Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a Church

Five Marks of a Calvinist Pastor's Ministry

Five Marks of a Calvinist Pastor’s Ministry

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

The last thing I want to do is imply one must embrace Calvinism to be a good pastor. Rather, in this article, I simply aim to reflect on how an affirmation of the doctrines of grace can spur a pastor on to greater degrees of faithfulness.

Building a Healthy Church Amid Nominal Christianity

Building a Healthy Church Amid Nominal Christianity

By Aaron Menikoff | 01.16.2019

The practice of meaningful membership is at the heart of what it means to be a faithful church in a nominal Christian culture.

On Church Revitalization

Episode 70: On Church Revitalization (with Aaron Menikoff & Andy Davis)

By A. Menikoff, A. Davis, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.08.2019

What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.

Book Review: Healthy Plurality = Durable Church, by Dave Harvey

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 11.21.2018

This book isn’t a biblical defense for plural eldership. Rather, it’s a practical guide to assessing and improving the quality of your elder body.

advice Pastoral ministry

What is the best counsel I have received about pastoral ministry?

By Aaron Menikoff | 11.08.2018

Aaron Menikoff shares the two words of advice that influenced his pastoral ministry.

Aaron Menikoff- Pray for Slow Growth NAMB 2018

Pray for Slow Growth

By Aaron Menikoff | 10.30.2018

A talk given at NAMB & 9Marks Church Planting & Revitalization conference 2018.

How to Respond When a Servant, an Elder, or the Preacher Struggles with Pornography

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

How should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?

3 Reasons You Should Preach through The Song of Solomon

By Aaron Menikoff | Church Discipline | 10.18.2018

The Song of Songs certainly is about marriage. However, since marriage is a window into the relationship between Christ and the church, the Song of Songs is about the gospel, too.

Be Tender-Hearted and Thick-Skinned: How Humility Protects Pastors from Pastoral Burnout

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.

Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key, by Rosaria Butterfield

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 07.13.2018

Long story short, non-Christians unlikely to walk under a steeple may very well walk over your threshold, if only you’d invite them inside.

Be a Gospel Neighbor

By Aaron Menikoff | 04.02.2018

Being a good neighbor is a crucial component to being a faithful evangelist. We should all aspire to be gospel neighbors.

Book Review: Immeasurable, by Skye Jethani

By Aaron Menikoff | 02.12.2018

This book offers a thoughtful pushback against the pragmatic ministry mindset.

What fruits have you seen for practicing membership & discipline?

What fruits have you seen for practicing membership & discipline?

By Aaron Menikoff | 12.13.2017

Over time, the careful practice of membership and discipline should make church members feel safe and well-protected.

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.