January 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of 9Marks. To celebrate that milestone, Jonathan interviewed the two guys who were there when it all began: Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker.
Writing (or revising) your constitution is not really lawyer’s work, and it need not be drudgery. In fact, it can and should be invigorating.
In January of 1993 I found myself at Capitol Hill Baptist Church having just received the resignation of the pastor (his sin disqualified him from continuing on in the pulpit). This was the fifth failed pastorate in a row dating back to the 1970’s. To use an O.T. term: our church was a “byword” in […]
A close friend recently asked me what I’d ask about if I was considering a pastoral position at a church. Good question. Young pastors are too often focused on what they’ll be asked rather than on what they should ask. If this is the flock God is calling you to shepherd, ignorance is not your friend. The list […]
If lay elders aren’t informed of issues before the elders meet, they can feel neglected, pressured, and out-of-the-loop. A little bit of prep work before hand can go a long way.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
If you don’t want to be a reformer, you don’t want to be a pastor.
An unfaithful employee of the church undermines the trust which underlies a Christian’s giving.
Pastors should always be thinking ahead. How far ahead? To when you’re either gone or dead and your church has a new pastor.
Whether between the pastors and the congregation or within the church’s leadership, division causes Christ’s church to suffer.
Let me put this starkly: committees don’t work!
Does your home have the aroma of Christ? This book should help provoke that question.
What is said and done during a “Worship Service” is not to be taken lightly, nor is it to be given over to a popularity vote.