Bobby Jamieson

Eldering, Economics, and Calling to Ministry

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.27.2014

If you say you’re called to ministry, I don’t immediately know what you mean, or if what you mean is biblical.

Reframing “Calling”: Words to Churches and Aspiring Pastors

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.27.2014

Raising up pastors is the church’s work—the whole church.

Not Strange Enough: “Church Rescue” and the National Geographic Effect

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.26.2014

The TV show Church Rescue is a friendly, innocuous, late-period artifact of the shrinking Bible Belt.

The Double Presumption of Calling to Ministry

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.26.2014

What does it mean to say that you’re “called” to pastoral ministry?

How to Change Your Church (Part 3 of 4)

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

In this post, I want to answer the question, “Well then, what can I do if I’m in a church that seriously needs to change?”

How to Live with What You Can’t Change (Part 4 of 4)

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

Basically, you’ve got two options: leave peaceably, or stay cheerfully.

Churches Raising up Pastors in Sydney, Australia

By B. Jamieson, J. Smuts | 08.22.2014

I hope that many pastors will be encouraged, challenged, and equipped for similar work in training leaders through John’s experience.

Why You Can’t Change Your Church (Part 1 of 4)

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

How can you change your church when you’re not the pastor?

When Can You Change Your Church? (Part 2 of 4)

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

I pray God would give you wisdom to discern how best to serve, strengthen, and unify your local church, regardless of how you may or may not be able to change it.

“Is There a Holy Spirit?”

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

You could put it like this: if there were no Holy Spirit, would your ministry work just as well?

Pastors, Don’t Let Your People Resign into Thin Air

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

So pastors, just as you pay careful attention to the front door of your church, keep a close eye on the back door, too.

The Post-Program Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

Once you have that booming program, you have to keep it going. After all, what does it say about your church if the evangelism program folds?

The Post-Program Church: Which Programs to Cut?

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

Should churches ditch all their programs? If not, how should churches decide which programs to keep or cut?

Strategies for Becoming a Post-Program Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.22.2014

In short, reprogram new people to think in terms of the ministry of the pew, not merely participation in programs.

Elders: Lead!

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

This leadership flows from teaching the Word, setting a godly example, and attending to the spiritual state of the flock.