Young Pastors: Where Do You Begin?
A Pastor’s Priorities For Day OneBy Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010
Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.
The Goals and Benefits of an Installation ServiceBy Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
What were my goals for the day? I wanted to begin shepherding the congregation.
Young Pastors: What Did You Inherit?
8 Steps for Dealing with Difficult LeadersBy Ken Swetland | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010
Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.
Young Pastors: How Do You Lead Change?
Is This a Hill Worth Dying On?By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?
What I Can and Cannot Live With as a PastorBy Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.
Love Your Church More than its HealthBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
If you love your children, you want them to be healthy. But if you love your children, you love them whether they are healthy or not.
Should Pastors Change Anything in the First Year?By Phillip Jensen | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.
Young Pastors: How to Persevere!
WWJD — What Would Jim Do?By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
I was privileged to serve with Jim Boice for five years at Tenth Presbyterian until his sudden death from liver cancer in 2000.
Shepherding and TrustBy Robert Norris | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010
The most effective ministries usually take time, since the most effective ministry usually occurs after earning the congregation’s trust.
Why I Love the Temporariness of My Pastoral MinistryBy Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010
I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.
Miscellaneous Book Reviews
Book Review: Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace, by Harvie ConnReview by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 09.02.2002
For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.
Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard PhillipsReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010
Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.
Book Review: The Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram BarrsReview by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010
This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the
Book Review: Vibrant Church, by Thom Rainer and Danny AkinReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010
In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.
Book Review: Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric GeigerReview by Graham Shearer | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010
Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.
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