Brad Wheeler

Hiring and Firing

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Managing a church staff in wisdom is necessary for a joyful ministry.

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

By Brad Wheeler | 10.28.2019

Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.

Mailbag #77: How Much Agreement with a Statement of Faith Should Be Required for Membership?

By Brad Wheeler | 03.08.2019

A man who was baptized as a believer wants to join our credobaptist church, though he is paedobaptistic and cannot affirm the church’s statement of faith on believer’s baptism. Should the elders of the church recommend this man to the church for membership?

Pastors' Talk: On Pastoral Calling (with Brad Wheeling)

Episode 69: On Pastoral Calling (with Brad Wheeler)

By B. Wheeler, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.18.2018

How does a man discern whether he ought to pursue pastoral ministry?

Brad Wheeler- Define the We NAMB 2018

Define the We

By Brad Wheeler | 10.30.2018

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

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Does Pornography Use Ever Justify Church Discipline?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?

Good and Bad Excuses Not to Practice Church Discipline

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

What are some good and bad excuses not to practice church discipline?

How should churches help other churches in their communities?

By Brad Wheeler | 10.11.2017

Churches should cooperate, not compete.

What’s the best advice you’ve received about pastoral ministry?

By Brad Wheeler | 08.31.2017

Pastor, resist the temptation to love the church that’s ahead of you rather than the one that’s before you right now.

Why should we prioritize expositional preaching?

By Brad Wheeler | 07.25.2017

As preachers, we have to remind people that the Bible is primarily a book about God before it’s a book about us.

Church Mergers and Tolerable Irregularities

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

When should two churches merge despite the differences—and when should they stay separate precisely because of their differences?

4 Reasons You Should Add a Regular Prayer Service to Your Church Calendar

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If you could add one thing to your church calendar, what would it be? Have you considered adding a regular prayer service?

On the Thorny Matter of Signatures and Assent

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church | 03.14.2016

Should we risk agitating people by asking them to formally sign something? And what if someone wants to join, but is unsure of a doctrinal matter? Is submission enough, or is agreement necessary?

Why Preaching?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.16.2015

Other forms of communication seem more immediately effective. Must we make preaching central to a church’s gathering?

Am I Called to Ministry?

By Brad Wheeler

4 Steps for Testing the “Call” to Ministry Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and … keep reading…

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