Whether or not a man desires to pastor, he should pursue pastoral qualifications because they describe lives that honor and bring God glory.
God calls all of us to impossible things. So if he calls you to something, he’ll equip you with exactly what you need to do it.
There’s nothing more important than a pastor’s devotional life.
Pastors, we must use some of our best time, energy, and resources training up plumbers, lawyers, teachers, and bankers.
This resource will be among the books our church planters will spend time reading in the future. I happily recommend it.
Garrett Kell’s session during the First 5 Years conference in Fort Worth, TX. For more about 9Marks conferences and ministry, please visit http://www.9marks.org
A few brief stories of how God has answered church-wide prayers.
The ways we can use Statements of Faith and Church Covenants in our churches are many, but what matters most is that if we have them, we use them to help each other follow Jesus.
Whether you’re a young pastor, a seasoned pastor, a broken pastor, or a pastor’s wife, you should add this book to your must-read list.
Widows matter to God, and they should matter to God’s people as well.
Faithful attendance honors Christ and builds up His church. Non-attendance moves in the other direction. It makes light of His name and harms His church in many ways and for many reasons.
First Five Years was a 9Marks Conference to encourage and instruct new pastors. If you are new in your ministry—perhaps in preparation, or in the first years of a church plant, or in your first church, or just beginning your pastorate in a new place—this conference is meant to equip you.
God uses his people to speak the truth to one another in love, and this includes critical truth. If you’re missing this element in your discipling relationships, you’re like a shepherd with no rod.