For the Pastor

The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious of Staff Management

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

If God has entrusted you with gifted team members, we want to encourage them. They are gifts of Christ to his church. Cherish them.

Senior Pastor as Servant’s Servant’s Servant

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

It’s important to ask your own staff, “How can I serve you better as your senior pastor?”

Do You Disciple Your Staff?

By M. Mullery, V. Hinders | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Pastors are sheep, too. . . . They must not only be the source of Christ-centered ministry, but also the objects of it.

Pastors’ Forum: Staff Meeting Best Practices

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

We asked a group of pastors for their best ideas for staff meetings. What follows is an adaptation of the email exchange that ensued.

For the Pastor and His Staff

Dear Senior Pastor, Sincerely, the Associate Pastor

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

You are not an island, so don’t think that the uniqueness of your role somehow isolates you from others.

Dear Associate Pastor, Sincerely, a Former Associate Pastor

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

So you’ve been called by a congregation to serve as an associate pastor. Now what?

Dear Staff, Sincerely, the Senior Pastor

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The last thing any senior pastor needs is an associate playing Absalom at the gate with disgruntled members.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Book Review: The Pastor as Scholar and The Scholar as Pastor, by John Piper and D. A. Carson

Review by Fred Zaspel | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Here Piper and Carson similarly remind us that learning (scholarship) and ministry are likewise complementary—the one is necessary to the other.

Book Review: Missiological Models in Ministry to Muslims, by Sam Schlorff

Review by Doug Coleman | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book is a valuable resource for those engaged in reaching Muslims with the gospel.

Book Review: MissionShift, ed. by David Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The great strength of this volume is that it serves as a fairly accessible introduction to a number of critical issues in contemporary evangelical missiology.

Book Review: The Intentional Church, by Randy Pope

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

As you read this book you’ll see that Randy Pope has accomplished tremendous work for the sake of the gospel, and his approach to ministry planning has borne abundant fruit.

Book Review: The Gift of Church, by Jim Samra

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Pastors, active church members, and church skeptics alike will be well served by this loving reminder of the centrality of the local church in the Christian life.

Book Review: Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, by Soong-Chan Rah

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book can be a helpful tool for pastors as they seek to understand the cultural makeup of their churches. But ultimately, its usefulness is limited by how little it focuses on Christ.

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