Phil Newton

Pastor, Remember Where Your Identity Is Found Before You Retire

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

The habits and patterns of our spiritual focus in the present will prepare us for the day when we’re not front-and-center.

How to Decide When It’s Time to Stay or Go

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

Leaving a pastoral charge can be hard. Staying can be hard, too. And deciding to stay or go is more complicated the longer one serves.

Why Bad Polity Hurt My Church Plant

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

Labor on developing polity before starting a church.

Five Trends in Church Planting

By M. Rogers, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

Trends should become norms only when they arise from biblical roots.

Why Not to Plant Churches

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.01.2023

Yes, plant churches. But do so after counting the cost.

On Shepherding the Pastor, with Phil Newton and Rich Shadden (Pastors Talk, Ep 247)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Newton, R. Shadden | 10.31.2023

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman chat with Phil Newton and Rich Shadden, authors of Shepherding the Pastor.

Fundamentalism May Feel Safe, But It’s Shortsighted

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 09.11.2023

A narrow fundamentalism blinds us to healthy catholicity and theological error due to pride in a sterile, tightly-packaged belief system.

Book Review: The Shepherd’s Toolbox, by Timothy Z. Witmer

Review by Phil Newton | 07.05.2023

‘The Shepherd’s Toolbox’ gives practical counsel for “obstacles facing those who are committed to shepherding their flocks.”

What’s Wrong with Us? Revival vs. Revivalism

By B. Lacey, C. Morell, D. Hodge, J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Newton | 07.12.2022

Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, and friends discuss Revival vs. Revivalism, a conversation about two different ways of doing ministry today.

Why Revivalism Causes Pastors to Burn Out and Job-Hop

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

Understanding dependence on the Word and Spirit would have reoriented my entire approach to and practice of pastoral ministry. But instead, I struggled to make sense of the man-centered revivalism I’d been taught.

The Hope of Heaven at the Beginning and End of Ministry (with Omar Johnson & Phil Newton)

By O. Johnson, P. Newton | 02.05.2021

Pastors need the hope of heaven at the beginning of their ministry, and they still need it at the end of their ministry. Jonathan Leeman chats with Phil Newton (a pastor … keep reading…

The Hope of Heaven at the End of Ministry

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I should have talked more about the hope of heaven at the beginning of my ministry because I certainly can’t quit talking about it now as I near my ministry’s end.

Right and Wrong Pastoral Ambitions

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastoral calling and ministry training do not inoculate from wrong ambitions. But men who are humbly lashed to God’s Word, with character shaped by the gospel, will pursue right ambitions.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Timothy

By Phil Newton | 06.03.2020

Brothers, preach 1 Timothy. And don’t wait too long. You and your congregation need its Christ-centered focus for the church.

Stories of Restoration after Church Discipline

Stories of Restoration after Church Discipline

By J. Kurz, J. Folmar, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019

We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.

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