John Piper waited until the end of his pastoral ministry before he preached through Romans. I didn’t have that much wisdom, so I dove in.
If you are going to be faithful in ministry you have to preach the gospel clearly. If you preach the gospel clearly, you will be attacked. When you are attacked, you have to resist making ministry about yourself.
Mailbag #85: Should I Baptize Young People in My Congregation? . . . Is Intinction a Biblical Practice?By B. Johnson, J. Rinne | 06.28.2019
—How should pastors think about baptizing young people? — Is the practice of intinction biblical?
Mailbag #81: Helping a Church Grow in Discipling . . . How to Receive Members Who Left a Former Church Poorly.By B. Johnson, J. de Koning | 04.19.2019
— How can I help my church grow in discipling? — Receiving members who left their former church on bad terms.
Mailbag #76: The Role of Matthew 18’s “One or Two Witnesses” . . . Must Christians Go to Church Every Sunday? . . . How to Care for an Unwed & Pregnant MemberBy B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Martin | 03.01.2019
Three pastors answer one question each about church discipline, church attendance, and caring for a church member who is unwed and pregnant.
Hey pastor, here’s some language I use to help my people understand how the gospel relates to our life together as a single congregation with a single gathering (no multiple services or sites).
Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?
No matter the size of your membership, your church can (and must) pursue leadership training—and this book provides the tools to do it.
Mailbag #69: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Step Down? . . . The Wisdom of Having a Lay Elder in PoliticsBy B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 12.01.2017
— Ministry is a roller coaster. How do I know if I should step down? — How does a church navigate having a lay elder whose vocation is in politics??
We asked two pastors the question: Is it self-serving to teach on a pastor’s authority? If not, then how should you do it?
We are still not satisfied with our shepherding, but we are grateful for the progress that we are making.
Rules of order help to ensure that members’ meetings flow smoothly. As formal as they might feel, in a church of any size, they help to prevent fights, and facilitate unity.
Zack Eswine is not a stranger to sorrow and it shows. The tenderness in his heart has spotted and exposed the tenderness in Spurgeon. May God use this book to help all of us pastor more like Jesus.
As a whole, this book is more practical than profound, but that really is the point. We tend to talk a lot more about prayer than actually pray.