Why Deacons are Crucial

By J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 07.12.2021

A conversation between Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Matt Smethurst, and Juan Sanchez.

On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172

By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor. 

What’s in the Water?: Baptism as a Sign of the New Covenant (Part 2)

By Trent Hunter | 06.04.2021

We’ve now explored the various invisible realities to which baptism points. Most preeminently, we we discussed the nature of the new covenant as a regenerate community.

Five Reasons to Pastor an Old Church, Even With All Its Problems

By Marc Minter | 06.02.2021

Starting a new church is exciting, especially when compared to taking an established church with all its problems.

Our Church Wants a Plurality of Elders, But We Don’t Know Where to Start

By Dave Harvey | 05.17.2021

Transitioning to a plurality of elders is an urgent topic—for both planters and pastors who don’t yet have this structure. Why? Because the quality of your elder plurality determines in large part the health of your church. It really is that important.

Pastors, Fight Against Fear of Man by Fighting for the Fear of the Lord

By Dave Cook | 05.10.2021

It’s possible to be afraid of God, but the man who rightly fears God enjoys the thrill, the breathlessness, the awe of glimpsing God’s glory. This man knows his own smallness—and doesn’t mind it.

When You Long for Friends: A Meditation for Elders’ Wives

By Megan Hill | 04.30.2021

In your time as an elder’s wife, you will doubtless experience times of loneliness. You can take encouragement from the example of Paul that a desire for friends is a good desire.

Don’t Muzzle the Ox

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

God’s Word languishes in the pulpit because churches have been taught to invest in buildings and projects, not men who have given themselves to the ministry of the Word.

Invite Your Pastors into Your Life

By Omar Johnson | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Don’t let your pastors live on a ministry island. Let them get to know you, and the Lord’s love for them through you. They need you.

Encourage Your Pastor

By Chad Van Dixhoorn | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Where do we find the books that tell us how to look after those who look after us?

Anxious People Need Shepherds Who Point Them to the Chief Shepherd

By David Murray | 03.29.2021

Pastors, anxiety is probably running rampant in your church. So how do you shepherd your people to respond to anxiety rightly? You teach them about God’s character, God’s promises, and God’s songs.

11 Elder Chairman FAQs

By Isaac Adams | 03.23.2021

Here are 11 frequently asked questions for elder chairmen.

20 Tweet-sized Lessons for the Chairman of the Elders

By Isaac Adams | 03.22.2021

While an elders meeting isn’t a worship service, I pray these lessons will help your elders do all things “decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).

On Pastoral Sabbaticals (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 164

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.16.2021

Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.