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.
Here’s the summary of what more seasoned pastors had to say to a young man who is stepping in as a new overseer.
Is expositional preaching the only kind of faithful preaching? Are personal illustrations useful or unacceptable? How can preachers encourage obedience without veering toward moralism? In this wide-ranging interview, Garrett Kell talks with Mark Dever on the art and practice of preaching.
I wanted a resource to both improve my preaching and to pass on to young preachers. I didn’t come away disappointed.
Encouragement is like oxygen in the life of a church. It keeps hearts beating, minds clear, and hands inspired to serve.
Regardless of where you land on the spectrum, it is important for husbands and wives to develop a plan to help each other fight sexual temptation.