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By Bill Mounce | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).

What Distinguishes Biblical Counseling from other Methods?

By David Powlison | 02.26.2010

Just what is “biblical counseling” anyway?

Cultivating a Culture of Counseling and Discipleship

By Tim Lane | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.26.2010

When we live as children of light, we live a persuasive lifestyle that gets the attention of the non-Christian.

How My Mind Has Changed – the Centrality of the Congregation

By Mark Dever | 02.26.2010

Love is largely local. And the local congregation, then, is the place which claims to display this love for all the world to see.

How Do Pastors Raise Up Pastors?

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.26.2010

Future pastors aren’t built in a day.

Why Every Pastor-in-Training Should Read Ed’s Book

By Michael Lawrence | 02.26.2010

Fear of man isn’t the only issue pastors face, but it’s a huge one and will have an outsized impact on the faithfulness and shape of their ministry.

Pastoral Discipleship: The Urgent Need, the Biblical Mandate, and One Timothy’s Plea

By Owen Strachan | 02.26.2010

Pastors of today can rescue the church of God by responsibly and passionately training young men for the ministry.

The Pursuit of Christ in the Devotions of a Pastor

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 02.26.2010

A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.

What Questions Does a Biblical Counselor Suggest We Ask?

By David Powlison | 02.26.2010

In discipling somone, I am doing nothing more than pursuing the same line of questioning and reasoning that I myself need.

Where Does Your Congregation Turn For Help?

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.

Five Advantages of Church-Based Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.

Counseling and Discipleship

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.

Sorting Out the Spiritual and the Physical

By Michael Emlet | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

In my counseling training, I began to see that the Scriptures provide this overarching view to any problem of life.

Looking at the Past and Present of Counseling

By David Powlison | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

People are willing to pay money to others who will never lead them to the Savior of the World. But that must change.

Twenty Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.