As you patiently “preach and pray, love and stay,” you’ll find that your church has been planted on fertile soil that bears up good and lasting fruit.
How do you serve the Lord as a church planter while broke?
I love gospel clarity and biblical ecclesiology, but I’m concerned about the anti-practical nature we sometimes see in the 9Marks community.
This perspective on what it takes to plant a church is simply overwhelming, and worse than that, it’s not biblical.
When should two churches merge despite the differences—and when should they stay separate precisely because of their differences?
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In a church merger, you must understand the two existing cultures and lead them to become one. Here are five ways to do that.
Ecclesiology can’t be assumed nor should it be considered a distraction to the church planter’s “mission.”
The day you lose your godliness is the day you lose your power in pastoral preaching.
What a joy to see the African church finding its own voice through books such as this.
If you’ve served in a church with a plurality of elders, then you’ve felt tension over questions about how the “senior” pastor relates to other pastors.
If you’re looking for an accessible, Reformed Baptist introduction on the doctrine of the church, this is a resource I’m happy to recommend.
How can I grow my church? If your answer doesn’t mention God’s Word, then you’re starting in the wrong place.
Two years into our church plant, we faced our first major crisis. Here are nine takeaway lessons on dealing with church conflict.
I’ve found a weekly service review to be one of the most effective tools in ministry for mentoring men and growing as a preacher.