What’s Wrong with Us? Revival vs. RevivalismBy 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-HopBy 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 MinistryBy 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 AmbitionsBy 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 TimothyBy 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 DisciplineBy 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.
Mailbag #74: The Wisdom of Confronting an Older Pastor . . . Is It Biblical to Call Women “Ministers”? . . . How a Pastor Should Schedule His WeekBy C. Humfrey, J. Leeman, P. Newton | 02.15.2019
— One of our elders, a man far older in the faith than us, has begun to regularly preach poor sermons. How should we respond? — I’ve noticed some SBC churches give women on staff the title of “minister” in deliberate distinction from “pastor” or “elder.” Is this practice wise? — What are some principles for how a pastor should schedule his week?
Book Review: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay ScrogginsReview by Phil Newton | 01.11.2019
While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.
Book Review: Gospel Eldership, by Robert ThuneReview by Phil Newton | 05.06.2016
Thune has put together a series of essays, exercises, and questions for aspiring elders to consider before embracing the office of elder.
Book Review: Christ-Centered Preaching, by Bryan ChapellReview by Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014
Those committed to proclaiming God’s Word will find Chapell’s volume accessible, resourceful, and useful.
Elders in the Life of the ChurchBy M. Schmucker, P. Newton
Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership Newton and Schmucker convincingly demonstrate that a return to the New Testament pattern of elder plurality best serves the shepherding needs of the … keep reading…
Book Review: The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church, by Timothy WitmerReview by Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 06.25.2010
I found this book so helpful that I’m asking all of our elders and pastoral interns to read it.
“I Learned the Hard Way”: Mentoring at South Woods BaptistBy Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 04.02.2010
One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.
Moving from a Deacon-Led to an Elder-Led ChurchBy Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010
Rather than a healthy, robust congregationalism, this church practiced congregational micromanagement.