There’s nothing more important than a pastor’s devotional life.
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. We simply don’t trust God to do the work that only he can do.
If you know a pastor, he likely feels overworked and exhausted; he’d be greatly helped by this book.
It’s not always a good thing for someone to have their “rough edges” knocked off. A man or woman can have character and rough edges, while still keeping their effectiveness for ministry.
Audio from two recent 9Marks events at 2017’s Southern Baptist Convention.
We just released a Journal on church planting and church mergers. Because neither Mark nor Jonathan wrote an article for it, we devoted this episode of Pastors’ Talk to the topic.
We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.
When God burdens a preacher for a people group, a neighborhood, or a block, it’s right for that preacher to go and become all things to all people so that he might save some.
By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.
I moved my family to New England, eager to plant a church. A few years later, it failed.
Our three-year old church had 84 members. In order to plant a church, we split in half.
When laying the foundation for a new plant or revitalization, there’s truly no better advice than this: “Before you do anything else, make sure your people know that you love them.”
Recently, Jonathan Leeman sat down with three groups of pastors to talk to them about their experience with church mergers—whether they failed or succeeded.