Does your congregation look like the people who live around it? If not, does it matter? How important is it that a church reflects its surrounding community?
Pastors, we must use some of our best time, energy, and resources training up plumbers, lawyers, teachers, and bankers.
Authority is God’s good and dangerous gift. Therefore, it’s important for pastors and church leaders to exercise their authority well, and in doing so image God.
How do we know what makes a good pastor? Jonathan chats with Mark about what a pastor is, and what it means to take a pastoral approach to Christian ministry.
Jonathan chats with Mark about good and bad reasons to leave a church, and offers principles for leaving well once the decision has been made.
—Do the Scriptures obligate believers to follow their pastor so long as what he commands is not contravened by Scripture? —Should we nominate someone as an elder who will be leaving the church soon? »
Jonathan sits down with Mark to ask him questions from our new Journal: Pastoring Singles.
How can a single pastor build a constructive counseling ministry in the context of the local church?
Given the cultural climate in the United States, it’s surprising to see how positively Paul speaks about being single.
Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 7 that singleness is not a predicament that needs to be addressed, an emergency that needs attention, or a problem that needs to be solved.
A basic distinction between fact and interpretation is helpful when pastoring discontented singles.
As you shepherd those longing for a spouse, don’t miss the opportunity to listen, to comfort, and to speak truth in love.
Even the best things in life cannot fill a human being’s need for companionship.
As you are preaching through the Scriptures and thinking about applying the text, you might consider whether your text addresses questions like these.
Singleness, Same-Sex Attraction, and the Church: A Conversation with Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher YuanBy C. Yuan, R. Butterfield, S. Allberry | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017
Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher Yuan answer questions on same-sex attraction, singleness, and the church.