Matt Schmucker

The Committee-Free, Task-Specific Deacon

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 04.28.2010

Let me put this starkly: committees don’t work!

Book Review: Good Christians, Good Husbands?, by Doreen Moore

Review by Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 03.02.2010

Does your home have the aroma of Christ? This book should help provoke that question.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — On Worship

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

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.

Membership Matters – What is Our Church Covenant?

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

INTRODUCTION

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — When Pastors Gather

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

Biblically speaking, being a leader in a church is far more than “counting numbers and noses.”

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Practice

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Can you envision a scenario in which your child’s unbelief would disqualify you?

Caring for the Pastor: The Sabbatical

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world.

Disagreements and Differences Among Elders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?

Cleaning Up the Rolls

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 02.26.2010

Bad records and outdated rolls trouble any faithful pastor’s existence. Yet before you sweep things clean, consider both why and how this should be done.

Cleaning Up the Rolls (Part 2): The Care List

By Matt Schmucker | 02.26.2010

Why go to all this trouble? Too many times, we had seen Satan exploit the newness or suddenness of a motion for discipline in our meetings.

Is This a Hill Worth Dying On?

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — When Pastors Gather

By Matt Schmucker | 02.26.2010

When the leadership of your church gathers, what typically happens?

Leading a Small Group for Newly Weds

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 02.25.2010

It’s always better to address potential problems than actual ones, and it’s better to be proactive than reactive.

39 Lessons, 20 Tips and 10 “Don’ts” For Parenting

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010

Preach the gospel of grace, not self-discipline.

Those Toxic Non-Attenders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 02.25.2010

Christians have been adopted into the body of Christ. Non-attenders act as if they are orphans.

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