Aaron Menikoff

Why Should Pastors Care About Their Holiness?

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Brother pastor, do you care about holiness? Please don’t give up caring. Be vigilant. Soldier on against your sin from this day to the day of your death.

Episode 127: On Character Matters (with Aaron Menikoff)

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.12.2020

More than anything, God expects pastors to be faithful. An overflowing auditorium and an efficient church is no substitute for personal holiness.

How Can We Care for Our Older & At-Risk Members?

By Aaron Menikoff | 05.01.2020

This pandemic should not be squandered. While we’re all stuck at home, let’s minister to our homebound members with renewed vigor.  

Must You Share the Gospel in Every Sermon? Invitation Without the Altar Call


By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Sometimes the road to Christ is wider, and sometimes it’s narrower. But it’s always there, and the faithful preacher will call believers and unbelievers alike to repentance and faith whenever the Book is opened.

Pastors & Patience

By Aaron Menikoff | 01.15.2020

Pastor, the best way for you to cultivate patience is to realize your life is more than your pastoral ministry.

Pastoring in a City Full of Mega-Churches

Pastoring in a City Full of Mega-Churches

By Aaron Menikoff | 09.12.2019

Why is pastoring in a city full of mega-churches both a blessing and a challenge? Aaron Menikoff explains.

Book Review: You Found Me, by Rick Richardson

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 08.08.2019

You Found Me provides some healthy directives to churches which have grown stagnant in their evangelism. His book also left me with several important questions for Richardson that discerning readers need to consider.

Mailbag #86: Considering the Danger, Should Muslim-Background Believers Be Baptized . . . My Friends Who Want to Be Pastors Think Polity Is Boring. How Can I Help Them?

By A. Menikoff, A. Duty | 07.12.2019

— Should we encourage Muslim-background believers to be baptized, even when it endangers their lives? — My friends want to be pastors. But they have no interest in polity. How can I help them see its importance?

5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow Growth

By Aaron Menikoff | 05.06.2019

Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.

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.

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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.