Mark Dever

On Membership Interviews (Pastors Talk, Ep. 168)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.20.2021

Why should pastors meet with prospective church members? What should they talk about when they do?

Episode 167: On Deacons (with Matt Smethurst)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 04.13.2021

What does the Bible say about deacons? How are they different than elders? Should they balance the authority of the elders?

Episode 166: On How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church (with Keri Folmar)

By J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 04.06.2021

Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?

Episode 165: On Overview Sermons

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.30.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the value of preaching big chunks of texts, including whole books in one sermon.

On Pastoral Sabbaticals (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 164

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.16.2021

Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?

Episode 163: On Paying Pastors (with Jamie Dunlop)

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.09.2021

How much should churches pay their pastors? How can they even find the answer to that question? Should a pastor ever ask for a raise?

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop about these questions.

On Firing Church Staff (Pastors Talk, Ep. 162)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.02.2021

Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.

On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.

On Raising Up Elders in a Growing Church (Pastors Talk, Ep. 160)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.16.2021

In a growing church, nominating elders can be hard. After all, people might not know the man. They might never have heard him teach. So what’s a church to do?

On How to Talk to Your Church About Leaving (with Hershael York) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 159

By H. York, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.09.2021

How transparent should pastors be with their congregation as they think about pursuing other jobs? As it turns out, Mark Dever and Hershael York offer different counsel on this. Jonathan Leeman chats with them about the wisdom of different approaches.

On Chairing an Elders Meeting (with Isaac Adams & Ken Barbic) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 158

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, K. Barbic, M. Dever | 02.02.2021

What is an elder chairman? What do they do? Why is it a helpful role?

Read These Books with your Church

By Mark Dever | 01.26.2021

We asked Mark Dever, “Which books would you recommend churches & small groups read together?” In this short video, he suggests three.

On Why Should I Be Baptized? (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 157

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.26.2021

Surely you’ve heard someone ask, “But pastor, why should I be baptized?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Bobby Jamieson about that important question.

Episode 156: On How Pastors Should Prepare their People for Eternity

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.19.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.

Forum: How to Shepherd Your People in Light of the Capitol Riot

By A. Hong, J. Seville, M. Dever, T. Ross | 01.09.2021

9Marks asked several pastors how they intend to pray this Sunday to shepherd their congregation in light of Wednesday’s events at the Capitol.