A Vision for Apostolic Pastors

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

How many times have pastors made remarks that seem to show that their dreams and hopes begin and end at the doors of their own church?

The Great Commission Is Bigger than Your Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

The great commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?

Pray for Revival—In the Other Guy’s Church

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

Our love for Jesus never shines brighter than when we rejoice in the progress of the gospel—in others’ churches.

Stories of Apostolic Pastoring

The Birth of a Gospel Partnership: Evangelium21

By Matthias Lohmann | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

Here’s how a group of likeminded pastors came together to promote gospel growth in German churches. First step? Invite John Piper to dinner.

The Story of Sojourn Network

By Daniel Montgomery | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

How can a church raise up and sustain pastors who are faithful over the long haul? That’s a question Sojourn Network is trying to answer.

Coming Together: The Pastoral Fellowship for Practical Theology

By Brian Croft | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

From the four corners of Louisville, a growing number of pastors have been gathering for fellowship, teaching, and prayer. Here’s their story, and some of the unexpected fruits they’ve seen.

Fruits of Apostolic Pastoring

Rescued from Isolation: The Columbia Baptist Minister’s Association

By Justin Runyan | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

A young pastor found relief from self-imposed isolation through a new local association of ministers. Here’s how.

Baptists Reading Together and the Birth of Modern Missions

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

A small group of Baptists who read, talked, and prayed together sparked a renewal that led to the birth of the modern missions movement. What might God do through similar means today?

Closer than a Brother: Why I Belong to Acts 29

By Robert Greene | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

Pastors need to care for each other. Here’s how that care found one pastor when he needed it most.

Don’t Pull the Plug on Your Association Yet

By Matthew Spandler-Davison | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

The local Baptist association is dead. Or at least on life support. This story of turning one around provides great reasons not to pull the plug just yet.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

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Book Review: Dallas and the Spitfire, by Ted Kluck and Dallas Janche

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

By telling an extraordinary story, Dallas and the Spitfire gives hope for the ordinary.

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Book Review: The Measure of Our Success, by Shawn Lovejoy

Review by Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

It pains me to write this, but perhaps the book’s greatest flaw is its use of the Bible.

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Book Review: Redeeming Church Conflicts, by Tara Barthel and David Edling

Review by Matt Smethurst | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

Barthel and Edling have done the church a vital service in applying biblical counseling principles to the realm of congregational conflict.

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Book Review: Turning to God, by David Wells

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

In this book, David Wells skillfully delineates the Bible’s teaching on conversion and teaches us how to connect the gospel to the basic mindsets of our day

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Is Scripture Enough?

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Church and Churches

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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

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Discipling in the Church

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Mercy Ministry in the Church

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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Pastoring Women

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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

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