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

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.

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.

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.

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

The Reformation and Your Church

Fall 2017
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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