Discipleship

Civil Rights Vision Trip: One Church’s Story

By Mark Vroegop | 10.22.2018

A few weeks ago, I led 50 leaders from our church on what we called a Civil Rights Vision Trip. Here’s what we learned.

Elders Are to Be Hospitable, Not Just Their Wives

By Kent Butterfield | 10.15.2018

May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.

Should Pastors Talk about Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.04.2018

You don’t have to address Brett Kavanaugh this Sunday. But if you do, don’t pick a side.

Are Catechisms a Baptist Thing?

By Jeff Robinson | 10.01.2018

To the thinking of many, “Baptist” and “catechism” aren’t allies. But historically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth.

Three Reasons You Should Preach through Proverbs

By Juan Sanchez | 09.27.2018

Proverbs makes for challenging preaching, but who else is going to teach our people how to read wisdom literature if we don’t?

3 Reasons You Should Preach through the Psalms

By David King | 09.20.2018

It’s been said that all of life with God is expressed in the Psalms. That’s true, and your people need the comprehensive discipleship course found in this book. Our own souls need it, too.

Book Review: No Quick Fix, by Andy Naselli

Review by Justin Harris | 09.17.2018

This book expertly exposes the dangers and errors of “higher life” theology.

Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding Yet—But Doing Much Better than Before

By Bob Johnson | 09.11.2018

Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?

How to Encourage Your People Just Like the Apostle Paul

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.04.2018

A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.

A Strategy for Delaying the Baptism of Young Children

By Scott Daniel | 08.24.2018

What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?

Book Review: When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend, by Mark Meynell

Review by Nathan Loudin | 08.20.2018

Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.

Book Review: Practicing the Power, by Sam Storms

Review by Paul Martin | 08.16.2018

Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church

By Joseph Dicks | 08.10.2018

Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.

Pastoral Burnout - 9Marks podcast

Episode 56: On Pastoral Burnout

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.

Pastoring Amid Depression

By John Starke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.