Leave Your Church Well: An Interview with Michael LawrenceBy 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 GuyBy 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.
Questions for Pastoral CandidatesBy 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 PastorBy 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 PastorBy 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 GuyBy 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 PastorBy 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.
Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death WishBy 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 ModelBy Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010
Do we as pastors consider staying for the glory of God?
Book Review: Search, by William VanderbloemenReview 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 BraunsReview 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 CampbellReview 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 ColeReview 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 StilesReview 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.
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