Pastors Going

Leave Your Church Well: An Interview with Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

The elbows were out—not in order to hurt anybody, but to make sure they don’t come back six months after I get there and say, “You never said that you believed this!”

Prepare the Church for the Next Guy

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Pastors should always be thinking ahead. How far ahead? To when you’re either gone or dead and your church has a new pastor.

If you’re interviewing to be the pastor of a new church, what are some questions you should be sure to ask?

By Colin Adams | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.08.2010

A list of theological, philosophy of ministry, and personal questions.

Pastors Coming

Questions for Pastoral Candidates

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.01.2010

What are some questions specific to pastoral fidelity that churches should be asking pastoral candidates? Here’s a starter set. Can you think of more?

What’s Wrong With Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

If churches were healthier, we’d never need to call together pastoral search committees.

What’s Right About Elders? Part 2 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Click here for the first of two articles: “What’s Wrong with Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor”

 

What Not to do when You’re the New Guy

By Walter Price | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Your ministry should not be ego-centric, but Christo-centric. Let it be driven by the Lord’s desires for your present church, not by the problems of your former church.

You Might Have the Wrong Candidate If…

By Dennis Newkirk | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

You might have the wrong pastoral candidate if . . .

Tips for an Interim Pastor

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Above all else, interim pastors should do these two things: preach the Word and love the people.

Pastors Staying

Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death Wish

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”

Staying for the Glory of God: The Sibbes, Simeon and Stott Model

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Do we as pastors consider staying for the glory of God?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Search, by William Vanderbloemen

Review by Chris Brauns | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 08.19.2016

The crying need of churches in our day is biblical shepherds who are passionately committed to our King and the authority of his Word. This book, unfortunately, doesn’t challenge churches in this regard.

Book Review: When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search, by Chris Brauns

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 01.21.2011

If you’re in between pastors, do buy the book and give it to your church leaders.

Book Review: Handle That New Call with Care, by David Campbell

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

This book was written to help pastors, their fellow elders, and church members consider the issues that arise when a pastor receives a call from another church.

Book Review: God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, by James Hamilton Jr.

Review by Stephen Dempster | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.23.2010

In stressing the glory of God in salvation through judgment, Hamilton has certainly pointed us all in the right direction.

Book Review: Church 3.0, by Neil Cole

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.23.2010

If you want to acquaint yourself with a leading voice of the house church movement, read this book, but then turn elsewhere for what Scripture teaches about the local church.

Book Review: Marks of the Messenger, by J. Mack Stiles

Review by John Starke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 01.03.2011

Stiles reminds us that we may not have the power of persuasion, but if we are faithful to the biblical message, we have the power of God.

Church Mergers and Plants

Summer 2017
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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
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Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
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Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
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Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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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
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
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Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
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Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Deacons

May—June 2010
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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
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