How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?
Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?
Pastor, unless Jesus comes back before you get a new job, then your church will have another pastor—and at least one of your jobs as the current pastor is to prepare your church for the next guy.
Promises Kept The New Testament is the story of how all the promises made by God in the Old Testament were kept – and what that means for us today. … keep reading…
Promises Made The Old Testament is the story of God’s promises to his people. Throughout its pages the reader can find promise after promise from God, all of which are … keep reading…
Longtime pastor and leading authority on church health, Mark Dever draws from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents … keep reading…
Theology Meets Practice Dever and Gilbert clearly explain how God exercises His divine power through the Word, making it the basis of any relationship we have with Him. Thus, preaching … keep reading…
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Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.
Originally recorded October 1999 at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, in Washington D. C.
Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer.
As Christians, we know we should pray. But too often, we fail to because we simply don’t desire to.
As a pastor, how many times have you heard a member tell you, “I’m so sorry we missed last Sunday—we just couldn’t make it with everything we have going on!”?
Pastors, here are two things you should do that will set your church up well for the future, long after you’re gone.