Jonathan Leeman

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Book Review: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City, by Tim Keller

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.12.2013

Center Church is Tim Keller’s magnum opus.

Elder Meeting Attitudes

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

Fear of man can lead elders to say too little or too much. Here are nine tips for setting your heart right and speaking well to your fellow elders.

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
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How Pastor Mark Passes Out Authority

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

Giving away authority is one of the best ways a senior pastor can equip his lay elders and create a gospel culture in his church. Here’s a profile of a pastor who does it well.

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
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A Discipler’s Daily Itinerary

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

It is not always easy to figure out where discipling fits into the busy week. But here is a sample of what a day might look like.

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
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Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
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Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Power and Importance of Polity

By H. Powell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.31.2012

Jonathan Leeman asks Hunter Powell and Mark Dever about authority in the church. What authority does the congregation have? What about the elders? And what did the congregationalists at the Westminster Assembly have to say about it?

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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The Underestimated Pastoral Power of a Proper Doctrine of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.

The Corporate Component of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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Whatever the Model, Don’t Be Afraid to Teach

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Both Sunday school as an event or Sunday school as a group can work. But recognize the shortcomings of either approach and work to supplement them.