Ryan Townsend

Why Your Second Hire Might Be an Administrative Pastor

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2 | 08.29.2011

It just might be a good thing for your second hire to be a trellis-builder: an administrative pastor.

Book Review: Dangerous Intersections, by Jay Dennis and Jim Henry

Review by Ryan Townsend | 03.05.2010

Pastors can pick up and read this book for encouragement and insight, staying mindful to hold everything up to the test of Scripture and the context of their local church.

Thinking About Evangelism Means Thinking About the Church

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”

Three Testimonies of Hospitality

By D. S. Whitney, K. Sande, R. Townsend | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

When have you seen acts of hospitality commend the gospel to outsiders?

Resources on Evangelism

By Ryan Townsend | 02.25.2010

Get these resources for your pastoral toolbox and use them with your church.