Eric Bancroft

Episode 179: On How to Plant a Church (with Eric Bancroft & Matt Smethurst)

By E. Bancroft, J. Leeman, M. Smethurst | 09.14.2021

Is being a church planter different than being a pastor? What can the book of Acts teach us about church planting?

The Freedom that Comes from Being Boringly Biblical

By Eric Bancroft | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

Pastor, there’s freedom in a simple philosophy of ministry. God hasn’t called you to creativity, or outpacing expectations.

Evangelize the Lost (with Eric Bancroft)

By E. Bancroft, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 06.28.2021

SHOW NOTES Article: Evangelize the Lost, by Eric Bancroft

Evangelize the Lost

By Eric Bancroft | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Do you remember what happened in the Garden of Eden after Adam disobeyed? He pursued him—and he’s has been doing that with sinners ever since.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Titus

By Eric Bancroft | 08.03.2020

What should new churches focus on? What should their priorities be in their early years? Titus gives us an answer.

Why Expositional Preaching - Eric 9Marks

Why Expositional Preaching?

By Eric Bancroft | 01.08.2020

If you believe God’s Word is inspired, inerrant, authoritative, sufficient, and clear, then the best way to put those beliefs on display is through expositional preaching.

When Is It Time to Leave?

By Eric Bancroft | 10.16.2019

How does a pastor know when it’s time to leave one church for another? Eric Bancroft says three things must be present.

Elder Rule or Congregation Rule

How Does the Authority of the Congregation Work Together with the Authority of Elders?

By Eric Bancroft | 05.01.2019

Elders are to oversee the flock, but that doesn’t override the congregation’s responsibility in affirming truth.

Why Are Some Pastors So Dogmatic About Secondary Issues?

Why Are Some Pastors So Dogmatic About Secondary Issues?

By Eric Bancroft | 02.08.2019

Eric Bancroft, a pastor in Miami, talks about the importance of the fruit of the Spirit amid our disagreement with others.

Elders: Raising Them Up & Keeping Them Together with Jeramie Rinne and Eric Bancroft

By E. Bancroft, J. Rinne | 04.05.2015

Where do elders come from? Is there a way to raise them up without trying to “reverse engineer” a man-made process? And once a church has elders, how can they stay unified? What does “unity” among elders even look like? Must they agree on every single thing?

Pastors’ Forum: Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church

By A. Duty, D. Furman, E. Bancroft, J. Rinne, J. Smuts, J. Worsley, M. Hoskinson, N. Knight | 09.03.2014

How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?

Family Size: Lessons for Large and Small Elder Boards

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

Like families, elder board dynamics vary with size. Here is some counsel for larger and smaller elder boards from a pastor who has served on both.