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.

On Firing Church Staff (Pastors Talk, Ep. 162)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.02.2021

Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.

How to Pastor When Sanctification Becomes Illegal

By Murray Campbell | 02.18.2021

I now live and pastor in a State where, before long, genuine conversion to Christ—and the life of holiness that ensures—may be deemed illegal. So what should I do?

The Hope of Heaven at the Beginning and End of Ministry (with Omar Johnson & Phil Newton)

By O. Johnson, P. Newton | 02.05.2021

Pastors need the hope of heaven at the beginning of their ministry, and they still need it at the end of their ministry. Jonathan Leeman chats with Phil Newton (a pastor … keep reading…

On Chairing an Elders Meeting (with Isaac Adams & Ken Barbic) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 158

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, K. Barbic, M. Dever | 02.02.2021

What is an elder chairman? What do they do? Why is it a helpful role?

10 Brief Reflections on an Elder’s Character

By Brandon Freeman | 02.01.2021

We must realize that character isn’t only necessary for ministry; character is itself a ministry.

Book Review: The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom Rainer

Review by Allen Duty | 01.21.2021

In this book Rainer explores the challenges and opportunities for Christian ministry in a post-coronavirus world.

Episode 156: On How Pastors Should Prepare their People for Eternity

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.19.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.