Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.
God’s word — more than the cleverness of the preacher — is far better prepared to help us see the world around us.
How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker? Mark and Jonathan discuss.
Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.
Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.
If you build a ministry where no one can give you feedback, you are teaching your congregation to be proud and self-defensive.
Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders.
In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.
Surely we know that we’re saved because our hearts are stirred and we’re moved to tears as we sing “Amazing Grace,” right? No, says John. We know we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.
The Great Commission is normally fulfilled through healthy local churches helping to plant other healthy local churches.
“Raising up a plurality of qualified elders has been the best single thing that’s happened to me as the senior pastor.”
Have you ever thought of your church as an assurance-of-salvation cooperative? Let Mark Dever explain.
If you treat personal evangelism like an optional add-on to the Christian life, then don’t be surprised when your church’s zeal for missions suffers.