Basic Expectations for Lay Elders

A Job Description for Lay Elders

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

Okay, you’re an elder. So now what are you supposed to do?

How Much Time Can a Lay Elder Give to Ministry?

By Sebastian Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

Job + family + ministry = a serious time crunch for the lay elder. How can he navigate it?

Training Lay Elders

Raising Up Elders: Three Areas to Address

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

How can you raise up elders for your church? Train men in content, character, and competence.

Raising Up Elders: Four Foundational Principles

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

While there’s no magic formula for raising up leaders, there are some ways to identify and train men to be elders. Here are four to get you started.

Equipping Lay Elders

Four Ways to Equip New Elders

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.

Besetting Sins of Lay Elders

By Steve Boyer | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

What Demas, Judas, the Pharisees, and King Saul teach us about how (not!) to serve as elders.

How Pastor Mark Passes Out Authority

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

Giving away authority is one of the best ways a senior pastor can equip his lay elders and create a gospel culture in his church. Here’s a profile of a pastor who does it well.

Book Reviews

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Book Review: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat

Review by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

This book is a call for a renewed, robust, public confidence in the power of Christian orthodoxy. All faithful pastors should resonate with this plea.

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Book Review: Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles, by Graeme Goldsworthy

Review by Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

In this book Goldsworthy has once again done a service for the church, despite the caveats I raise.

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Healthy Churches around the World

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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

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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
9Marks Journal: The Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 2

Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 1

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
9Marks Journal: Is Scripture enough?

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
9Marks Journal: Church and Churches

Church and Churches

May—June 2013
9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the workplace

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 2

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 1

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
9Marks Journal: Discipling in the church

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
9Marks Journal: Mercy ministry in the church

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
9Marks Journal: Wanted apostolic pastors

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
9Marks Journal: The underestimated doctrine of conversion

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
9Marks Journal: Don't be too cool for sunday school

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
9Marks Journal: Revitalize

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 2

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 1

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
9Marks Journal: Church membership: Holding the body together

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
9Marks Journal: Church and parachurch: friend or foe?

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
9Marks Journal: Pastoral moves

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
9Marks Journal: Book reviews on the mission of the church

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
9Marks Journal: Hell

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
9Marks Journal: Pastoring women

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
9Marks Journal: Deacons are shock absorbers

Deacons

May—June 2010
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A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010
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Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009
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Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009
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Missions

July—August 2009
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Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009
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Young Pastors

March–April 2009
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Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009
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Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008
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Family & Parenting

September–October 2008
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Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008
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Living As a Church

May–June 2008
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Cooperation

March–April 2008
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Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008
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Church and Culture

November–December 2007
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Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007
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The Gospel

July–August 2007
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Preaching

May–June 2007
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Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007
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Hospitality and Friendship

January 2007
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Elders (Part 1)

February 2007
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Biblical Theology

November–December 2006
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The Church’s Mission

October 2006
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The Emerging Church

September 2006
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Miscellaneous Articles

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