Why is a membership directory a pastor’s second most important book?

By Garrett Kell | 11.29.2017

Besides the Bible, a membership directory is a pastor’s most important book. But why?

Episode 28: On Seminary & Pastoral Training (with C. J. Mahaney)

By C. J. Mahaney, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.21.2017

Almost everyone agrees pastors need to be trained. But does this mean they must receive formal theological training from a seminary?

Book Review—Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry, by Mark Hearn

Review by Joel Kurz | 11.20.2017

While there are a few weaknesses, this book offers a unique and much-needed contribution to American evangelicalism, especially as demographics change.

The Flesh Is Weak: Pastoral Reflections on Self-Control

By Aaron Menikoff | 11.16.2017

“Just Do It” may be a great slogan for the world’s largest manufacturer of sportswear, but it’s a horrible motto for the Christian life.

Episode 27: On How Churches Should Find a New Pastor

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.14.2017

Looking for a pastor? Here’s how Mark Dever suggests churches might resist common wisdom in their search.

Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry

By Cheston Pickard | 11.13.2017

Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.

Mailbag #68: Does a Church’s Maturity Affect Church Discipline Approach? . . . Should We Bring into Membership a Family Who Doesn’t Speak Our Language?

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.10.2017

— Should a congregation’s age, spiritual maturity, and experience of church discipline play into a “muddy” church discipline decision? — How should we maintain a robust membership process while taking into account a new family’s language barrier?

Book Review: Seven Leaders, by Iain Murray

Review by Max Benfer | 11.09.2017

This is a book about men of conviction, not men of convenience.

How do you raise up leaders in your church? | Ken Mbugua

How do you raise up leaders in your church?

By Ken Mbugua | 11.08.2017

Pastors, you don’t have to wait until you feel like your church is mature before you start intentionally raising up leaders.

Episode 26: On Multi-Site Churches (with Matt Chandler)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Chandler | 11.07.2017

Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Matt to talk about the reasons behind this transition.

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow and Broad

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.06.2017

What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”

Episode 24: On Pastoral Friendships

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.24.2017

Pastoring can be lonely. But it doesn’t have to be.

Mailbag #65: Distinctly Calvinist Statement of Faith? . . . When An Elder Isn’t “Apt to Teach”

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.20.2017

— What should a church include in its Statement of Faith? For example, should a SoF be explicitly Calvinistic? — How should a church handle a situation when it’s been determined an elder isn’t “apt to teach”?

Episode 22: On the Conscience & Christian Freedom

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.10.2017

In this episode, Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to talk about the conscience and Christian liberty.

Mailbag #63: How to Love Wayward Children; Is Plural Eldership Required or Encouraged?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.06.2017

— How should we treat our 18-year-old daughter’s relationship with her girlfriend? How do we love them without condoning their sin? — Should all churches have a plurality of elders, or are there some churches that simply cannot have a plurality of elders?