On Filtering Pastoral Candidates (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 180

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.21.2021

Men who aspire to be a pastor need to be “filtered.” What does that mean?

Want to Be a Pastor? Be Someone Worth Imitating.

By Bobby Jamieson | 09.08.2021

To be a pastor is to live your life in public. Even when you’re off, you’re on. If you want to be a pastor, get ready to be watched, and start setting an example worth watching.

Learn to Pastor from Faithful Pastors and Healthy Churches

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.18.2021

The best way to learn the art of pastoral medicine is by closely observing a healthy church body. Learn to pastor from faithful pastors and healthy churches.

Don’t Do Weird Stuff

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

For years, 9Marks has been standing with historic Protestantism advocating the ordinary means of grace. There’s nothing radical about this proposal.

Do Weird Stuff

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

After my first Sunday at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, I asked myself one question and one question only: “Are these people crazy?”

Good News, Ordinary Pastor! You Don’t Need a Winning Personality

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

The good news for the unspectacular pastor is this: “winning personality” is not found in the list of pastoral qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 or Titus 1.

Are Buildings Essential to Building Healthy Churches?

By Adam Sinnett | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

Are buildings essential to building healthy churches? No. Can they be incredibly helpful? Absolutely.

How I Accidentally Stumbled Across—And Then Fell in Love with—the Ordinary Means of Grace

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

This ordinary man and his ordinary sermons brought extraordinary change to my ordinary life.

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.