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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

Fall 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013

Church and Churches

May—June 2013

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010

Deacons

May—June 2010

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999