Leadership

How to Talk with Your Church about Money

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Let’s see how the apostle Paul discussed money, and then apply his approach to scenarios you may find yourself in.

Handling Your Church’s Finances with Transparency and Integrity

By Jenny Terry | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Churches are called to imitate the integrity of Christ by handling their finances with transparency, accountability, and moderation.

Who Should Know How Much Everyone Makes?

By Jason Read | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

When considering whether to share salary information with the whole church or one inquisitive member, try to process that question with two goals: build ownership and maintain unity.

Preparing Pastors for Retirement

By Brad Thayer | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Healthy churches can proactively plan for and financially invest in their pastor’s retirement as a way to encourage his longevity.

How Much Should We Pay Our Staff?

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Generosity and trust should inform how much churches pay their staff.

Addressing Staff Salary Discrepancies

By Dennis Blythe | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

What do we do when there seems to be a discrepancy in our staff salary structure?

Advocating for Your Own Pay

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Pastors should be able to advocate for their own pay if necessary, but prayerfully and carefully.

Principles for a Benevolence Policy That Is Both Merciful and Wise

By Philip Duncanson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

If we think benevolence is only about giving people money to help solve their problems, then we’ll miss this. No, benevolence is about showing others the mercy and love we’ve been shown.

Why a Church Constitution Is More Than a Necessary Evil

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Once you’re in a leadership position, it becomes clear pretty fast that solid rules aren’t a necessary evil at all; they’re an indispensable weapon for safeguarding the unity of the church.

How a Lack of Trellis Undermines Ministry

By Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Does the Bible have much to say about church structure? In short, yes!

How to Have a Well-Run Elders’ Meeting

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

What can we do to make elders’ meetings excellent?

How To Use a Care List in Elders’ and Members’ Meetings

By Alex Bloomfield | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

A care list engages the whole church in both corrective discipline and caring for the weak.

LGBTQ+ Policies: What Do We Do about Youth Group?

By Zach Carter | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Increasingly, pastors will be asked to make complex moral decisions related to LGBTQ+ issues. Policies delegate the decision-making process, creating more time for pastors to exhort, instruct, and disciple individuals on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Sabbaticals for the Shepherds

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Pastors should take regular sabbaticals and plan them well.

Sample Constitution and Elder Meeting Bylaws

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

3ABC Constitution  Since it pleased Almighty God, by His Holy Spirit, to call certain of His servants to unite here in 1894 under the name [NAME OF CHURCH] of [CITY, … keep reading…