9Marks Leadership Interviews

Leadership Interviews

Join Mark Dever as he interviews church leaders from around the world on topics that will challenge you to be a better leader.

Pastors’ Talk Podcast

Pastors' Talk

Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.

The Power and Importance of Polity

By H. Powell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.31.2012

Jonathan Leeman asks Hunter Powell and Mark Dever about authority in the church. What authority does the congregation have? What about the elders? And what did the congregationalists at the Westminster Assembly have to say about it?

Revitalizing a Church

By A. Davis, M. Dever | 05.08.2012

Andy Davis, a pastor in North Carolina, recounts the stirring story of his church’s revitalization.

Biblical Theology with Greg Beale

By G. Beale, M. Dever | 03.29.2012

Greg Beale gives a crash course on the discipline of biblical theology, assesses recent works on it, and explains what he’s written and why.

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons

By M. Dever, T. Anyabwile | 02.29.2012

Thabiti Anyabwile discusses how to recognize and cultivate godly church leaders.

Cross-Cultural Ministry

By J. Mack Stiles, M. Dever | 12.19.2011

Five Christian workers from three continents discuss the power, challenges, and joys of cross-cultural ministry.

Church Planting and Pastoral Ministry

By D. Patrick, M. Dever | 11.29.2011

Darrin Patrick shares about the struggles of planting a church, leading his family, engaging culture, and more in this personal and wide-ranging interview.

What is the Mission of the Church? Part 2

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 10.03.2011

Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, authors of the new book What is the Mission of the Church?, examine key biblical passages on mission, the poor, and the kingdom of God.

What is the Mission of the Church? Part 1

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 08.29.2011

In view of their new book, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert discuss the mission of the church, social justice, and the gospel.

Business Practices and the Church

By J. Hardin, M. Dever | 08.01.2011

What does it mean to view a church like a business? Is it wrong to market your church? Mark Dever asks John Hardin these questions and more based on his recent doctoral work on church marketing.

International Church Planting

By D. Furman, J. Mack Stiles | 05.30.2011

Two founders of a bustling new church plant in the United Arab Emirates discuss how to create a culture for church planting, how to leave the sending church, and other lessons for new planters.

The Two Kingdoms and the Natural Law with David VanDrunen

By D. VanDrunen, M. Dever | 04.04.2011

Mark Dever asks David VanDrunen for a tutorial on the complex but important topic of a church's role in political society.

Culture of Discipling

By M. Dever, P. Van Steenburgh | 02.18.2011

Mark Dever explains why he prioritizes building relationships like he does–in the church, between Christians, and among pastors.

The Power of God’s Word

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Linne | 01.31.2011

Mark Dever asks Jonathan Leeman and Shai Linne about the unique power of God's Word in giving life to the church.

Understanding the Bible and Ministry

By B. Winter, M. Dever | 01.01.2011

New Testament scholar Bruce Winter jumps into the fray over cultural contextualization in ministry, the importance of historical background for interpreting Scripture, and bad contemporary ideas of leadership.

Engaging Your Generation

By M. Dever, M. Chandler | 12.01.2010

Matt Chandler discusses his past year, his approach to preaching, and what it takes to engage this generation with the gospel.