Men who aspire to be a pastor need to be “filtered.” What does that mean?
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.
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.
For years, 9Marks has been standing with historic Protestantism advocating the ordinary means of grace. There’s nothing radical about this proposal.
After my first Sunday at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, I asked myself one question and one question only: “Are these people crazy?”
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? No. Can they be incredibly helpful? Absolutely.
This ordinary man and his ordinary sermons brought extraordinary change to my ordinary life.
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. 172By 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.
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.
Starting a new church is exciting, especially when compared to taking an established church with all its problems.
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.
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.
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.