Pastors Who Make Disciples

The Heart of a Disciple-Making Pastor

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

What is the essential quality of a disciple-making pastor? Rejoicing in others’ ministry.

Podcast

Discipling: More than a Podcast Preacher

By Jonathan Dodson | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Podcast sermons can never replace in-person spiritual fathers. Here’s how to recover a relationally mediated gospel.

Elders—The Church’s Lead Disciple-Makers

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

The goal of shepherding is the maturity of the members. Therefore, elders should be the church’s lead disciple-makers.

How Can Pastors Raise Up Leaders?

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Here are thirteen ways you can help to raise up other leaders in your congregation.

Basics of Discipling

Discipleship According to the Scriptures

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Disciples are called to follow Christ, and following him means helping others follow him.

Discipling When You Need to Be Discipled

By Erin Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Ever feel like you have no business playing teacher because you’re still a student? The gospel reminds us that God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.

Discipleship and the Paradoxes of Growth

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

As Christians, we live by dying and rest by striving. But how do these paradoxes practically play out in discipleship?

A Discipler’s Daily Itinerary

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

It is not always easy to figure out where discipling fits into the busy week. But here is a sample of what a day might look like.

Fruits of Discipling in the Church

Six Benefits of Evangelism for Discipleship

By Brian Parks | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Here are six ways that treating evangelism as a necessary part of discipleship helps to grow mature disciples.

A Sacred Trust: Reflections on Discipling Women

By Jani Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

What better legacy could you leave than generations of women who have learned to love Christ more?

Member Handout: Plugging Into Discipling Relationships

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Here is a sample church handout for teaching new members how to purse discipling relationships in the church.

Book Reviews

godly conversation

Book Review: Godly Conversation: Rediscovering the Puritan Practice of Conference, by Joanne Jung

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Would I recommend the book? Perhaps. But I’d be more likely to recommend that you simply go read the Puritans yourself.

gospel coach

Book Review: Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God, by Scott Thomas and Tom Wood

Review by Bob Buchanan | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Apart from what appears to be a baptized version corporate or life coaching, the authors have rightly discerned that ministers of the church need these kinds of friendships.

there's hope for your church

Book Review: There’s Hope for Your Church, by Gary McIntosh

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

People who read the book should heed its wise advice, yet tread carefully with some of the underlining assumptions.

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Mercy Ministry in the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

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