Bob Johnson

Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding . . . Yet

By Bob Johnson | 10.22.2014

Church membership is not primarily for recruiting volunteers to make ministries run better. Church membership is a commitment to help one another make it to heaven.

A Tale of Two Pastoral Transitions

By Bob Johnson | 08.26.2014

The truth is, we are keeping the pulpit straight and true for the next guy.

Questions for a Potential Pastor’s Wife

By Bob Johnson | 08.22.2014

There is no office of “pastor’s wife” in the Bible. But practically, being married to a pastor is a tough role. Does your wife have what it takes?

Shepherding a Church through the Loss of a Shepherd

By Bob Johnson | 08.22.2014

He was a pastor who needed a pastor, a brother who needed a brother.

Leading the Church While Leading your Family

By Bob Johnson | 08.22.2014

Can we really be effective pastors and good husbands and dads? Do we really have to choose between the church and our family?

Book Review: Break Out!, by Joel Osteen

Review by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.06.2014

Joel probably is America’s pastor. Sadly, Break Out! pastors people to be narcissistic, biblically illiterate, and theologically confused.

Book Review: The Pastor’s Justification, by Jared Wilson

Review by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

Buy it. Read it. Give it to your elders. Then read it again.

Reaching the “Converted”

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?

Building Unity and Friendship Among Elders

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2 | 01.03.2013

How elders relate to each other will impact how they relate to the flock, for good or ill. Here are a few ideas for helping elders build deep friendships and sturdy unity.

Pastors’ Forum: Do’s and Don’ts of Church Reform

By B. Johnson, G. Kell, M. Dever, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.28.2011

What to do—and what not to do—in the midst of church reform.

How Pastors Can Equip Women for Ministry

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

Equipping women for ministry is a necessary piece in the puzzle that is the local church.

Book Review: The Peacemaking Pastor, by Alfred Poirier

Review by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

More than once while reading, I had to put the book down, confess my sin, and pick up the phone to get involved again in a situation I was conveniently ignoring.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By B. Johnson, D. Newkirk, P. Ryken, T. Ascol, W. Price | 9Marks Journal: Miscellaneous Articles | 02.25.2010

I have learned that nothing brings greater joy to a pastor’s heart than a sinner who truly repents.

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.

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