Leadership

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.

The Story of John Calvin and Martin Bucer

By Geoff Chang | 10.12.2018

Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.

On Teaching the Church about the Church

Episode 59: On Teaching the Church about the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.09.2018

Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?

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.

Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. Patterson

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018

This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.

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?

The Single Best Thing That’s Happened to Mark Dever as a Senior Pastor

The Single Best Thing That’s Happened to Mark Dever as a Senior Pastor

By Mark Dever | 08.23.2018

“Raising up a plurality of qualified elders has been the best single thing that’s happened to me as the senior pastor.”

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.

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry

By Dayton Hartman | 08.13.2018

We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.

Church Members Must Watch Their Elders’ Life & Doctrine

By Erik Raymond | 08.07.2018

In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.

How We Planted Our Church with Titus

By Nate Pickowicz | 08.03.2018

One thing I’ve learned along the way is that church planting is a lot more about “church” than it is about “planting.”

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.

“I Was Burnt Out—And I Stepped Away”

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I was an unhappy pastor.