Discipleship

Disciple Others

By Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

You don’t need to be a disciple-making guru. You just need to be available. You don’t need to be a theologian. You just need to be a means of grace to other disciples.

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

In Our Discipling Relationships, Best-Sellers Are Great . . . But the Bible Is Best

By Sam Koo | 02.22.2021

Books are tremendous tools for discipling. But with so many good resources out there, we can be tempted to forget the best book on discipleship—the Bible.

Book Review: Practicing Thankfulness, by Sam Crabtree

Review by Nick Dorsey | 02.04.2021

If you, like me, want to be more faithful and thankful in your calling as a pastor, Practicing Thankfulness is a good place to start.

10 Brief Reflections on an Elder’s Character

By Brandon Freeman | 02.01.2021

We must realize that character isn’t only necessary for ministry; character is itself a ministry.

Book Review: Help! I’m Married to My Pastor, by Jani Ortlund

Review by Jenny Manley | 01.28.2021

This book reminded me that the sacrifices of ministry are small in comparison to the great privilege it is to have a front row seat to the work the Lord is doing.

What to Do While You Drive To Church

By Derek Minton | 12.18.2020

How long does it take you to get to church? Here are three things to do on your way.

Book Review: Mere Discipleship, by Alister McGrath

Review by Paul Alexander | 12.17.2020

Mere Discipleship is an impressive, unique, thought-provoking book with a few shortcomings.

Best Books for Pastors in 2020

By Sam Emadi | 12.10.2020

We asked pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2020 that helped you be a better pastor?

Book Review: A Way With Words, by Dan Darling

Review by Mark Redfern | 11.05.2020

Far from being negative toward online interaction, A Way With Words paints a noble vision for online speech.

Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee

Review by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020

My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.

Book Review: Analog Church, by Jay Kim

Review by Benjamin Vrbicek | 09.17.2020

In a COVID world, many people are suddenly wondering “is virtual church enough?” Kim compellingly argues it is not.

Moving from Programs to a Culture of Discipleship in an Immigrant Church

By Mark Pakingan | 09.11.2020

From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.

Book Review: Love or Die, by Alexander Strauch

Review by Adam Triplett | 09.10.2020

Pastors, we must constantly remind our sheep of the dangers of lovelessness and encourage our church members to cultivate their affection for Christ and for one another.

Book Review: Augustine as Mentor, Edward Smither

Review by Eric Beach | 09.04.2020

Smither’s work is not only a fascinating historical exploration of one of the most titanic figures in church history, it’s a compelling and inspiring portrait of a man committed to raising up future pastors.