Leadership

When Should Churches Reject Governmental Guidelines on Gathering and Engage in Civil Disobedience?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.02.2020

If the government continues to say we cannot meet, when do we as churches engage in civil disobedience by gathering anyway?

How Can We Care for Our Older & At-Risk Members?

By Aaron Menikoff | 05.01.2020

This pandemic should not be squandered. While we’re all stuck at home, let’s minister to our homebound members with renewed vigor.  

How Can We Care for Our Church Members During COVID-19?

By B. Johnson, C. Mwanza, J. Wiesner, K. Edward Copeland, M. Lohmann, T. Shepherd | 05.01.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their people since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry. 

How Do I Avoid Pastoral Burnout During COVID-19?

By Garrett Kell | 05.01.2020

This pandemic has exposed pastors to new and unexpected pressure points in their ministries

What Advice Would You Give Churches that Aren’t Live-Streaming?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.01.2020

If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.

What Advice Would You Give Churches Livestreaming Their Services?

By Greg Gilbert | 05.01.2020

If your church has decided to make the decision to livestream, here are some pieces of advice you may find helpful.

Book Review: Missionary Methods, by Roland Allen

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 04.30.2020

Allen’s philosophy of missions is full of tempered wisdom and careful consideration of how the goal of missions should shape its practice.

What If We Have to Cut Our Budget?

By Jamie Dunlop | 04.27.2020

Lord willing, none of this will prove useful for your church.

The Indispensable Pastoral Tool & the COVID-19 Crisis

By William Farley | 04.23.2020

The most potent weapon every spiritual leader possesses is the depth of his or her relationship with God.

A T4G Sermon: Shepherd the Flock of God—Eight Questions for Pastors of God’s People

By David Platt | 04.20.2020

The King is coming. The Chief Shepherd of the Church is on the way. And He will reckon, and he will reward. Are you ready? Am I ready?

Opportunity or Accommodation? Thinking Through Cultural Practices in the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 04.10.2020

Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?

Why We Produced the Church Questions Series

By Sam Emadi | 04.09.2020

The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.

Fighting the Temptations of Successful Leadership

By Jonathan Leeman | 04.02.2020

Good leadership aims for equality. The trouble is, good leadership creates clout, which strongly tempts leaders to forget the aim.

Discipling and Developing Leaders Through a Sermon Application Team

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.

“Thou Shalt Not Steal” and Other Sermon Points I Didn’t Make Up: Some Thoughts on Pastoral Plagiarism

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Pastoral plagiarism matters because worship in “spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24) matters. Plagiarized preaching is in fact a big deal. How do we know that?