Transitioning to a plurality of elders is an urgent topic—for both planters and pastors who don’t yet have this structure. Why? Because the quality of your elder plurality determines in large part the health of your church. It really is that important.
In your time as an elder’s wife, you will doubtless experience times of loneliness. You can take encouragement from the example of Paul that a desire for friends is a good desire.
How can you best prepare to hear God’s word on the Lord’s Day? Here are four suggestions.
While an elders meeting isn’t a worship service, I pray these lessons will help your elders do all things “decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).
Handling criticism is not first a matter of skill, but a matter of the heart.
Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.
We would have healthier pastors and churches if every pastor read, listened, and applied the principles laid out in Martin’s pastoral trilogy.
I now live and pastor in a State where, before long, genuine conversion to Christ—and the life of holiness that ensures—may be deemed illegal. So what should I do?
We need churches filled with Christians who encourage each other to be confident that our gospel is the most relevant message to the world, even when the world tells us it doesn’t matter at all.
Newton’s book gripped my heart, brought tears to my eyes, encouraged my faith, and put resolve in my soul.
We must realize that character isn’t only necessary for ministry; character is itself a ministry.
In this book Rainer explores the challenges and opportunities for Christian ministry in a post-coronavirus world.
9Marks asked several pastors how they intend to pray this Sunday to shepherd their congregation in light of Wednesday’s events at the Capitol.
On your worst day, or during your worst week, or after what may feel like the worst possible start to ministry you can imagine, there’s reason to rejoice, reason to hold out hope. Your name is written in heaven.