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.
The one thing this book is not designed to do is to be read and put on the shelf.
The beauty of the gospel is that it addresses every area of their life, not just one expression of the fall.
To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.
While there’s no magic formula for raising up leaders, there are some ways to identify and train men to be elders. Here are four to get you started.
As Christians, we live by dying and rest by striving. But how do these paradoxes practically play out in discipleship?
Disciples are called to follow Christ, and following him means helping others follow him.
Who wants to sit and listen to a lecture about theology? Who wants to hear one person yack for an hour in the place of the community contributing? You’d be surprised.