I have neither felt underutilized nor overburdened. I am neither bored nor burnt-out. I am only grateful.
Among young pastors and church planters, there’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families. But brothers, it should never be so.
We may share the gospel a thousand times, and never see a convert. It’s our job to be faithful. The rest is up to God.
What role should cross-cultural church planters play in a new church plant?
Events and programs aren’t bad. But when we depend on them to do all the work of discipling and relationship-building, we should expect them to eventually fail.
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. We simply don’t trust God to do the work that only he can do.
If you know a pastor, he likely feels overworked and exhausted; he’d be greatly helped by this book.
It’s not always a good thing for someone to have their “rough edges” knocked off. A man or woman can have character and rough edges, while still keeping their effectiveness for ministry.
Audio from two recent 9Marks events at 2017’s Southern Baptist Convention.
We just released a Journal on church planting and church mergers. Because neither Mark nor Jonathan wrote an article for it, we devoted this episode of Pastors’ Talk to the topic.
We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.
Our church was getting full, and we knew we needed to do something. So, we planted a church . . . in the same building.
How do you serve the Lord as a church planter while broke?