The temptation for slothfulness and inattentiveness to the pastoral office is still present in our day, whether through excessive social media use or the general temptation to be lazy, brought on through material prosperity.
If you’re trying to answer the question, “How can sending churches partner fruitfully with missionaries?” then you might want to start by reading this book.
Some in the immigrant-church conversation are tired and ready to quit. Others insist on immediate change. How should we approach this discussion?
Could the way congregations of different languages relate to one another be informed by how denominations connect churches?
Encouragement from anyone is always good. Encouragement from seasoned saints—especially pastors—builds up young leaders in a pronounced way.
Having a productive conversation about the immigrant church requires both cultural and ecclesiological fluency.
Are the original languages really that important?
Rick Warren’s brief address and Juan Sanchez’s convention sermon at the SBC annual meeting represent two different, competing visions of ministry and the local church.
Jared C. Wilson’s “The Gospel-Driven Church” holds up a biblical picture of success and exposes misguided ones.
Book Review: Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism, 1750-1858, by Iain MurrayBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
I commend Iain Murray’s classic book to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”
In the church of Jesus Christ, character matters for leadership. No character, no qualification to lead.
By God’s grace, you want shepherds who live with such obvious Spirit-dependence and fruit that false accusations fall flat.
To be above reproach is, arguably, the most general of all the elder qualifications, so it has to be defined more generally.
Understanding dependence on the Word and Spirit would have reoriented my entire approach to and practice of pastoral ministry. But instead, I struggled to make sense of the man-centered revivalism I’d been taught.
A prideful and insecure heart will destroy a ministry, but a humbled heart can serve the Lord and his church well.