Book Review: Discerning Your Call To Ministry, by Jason Allen

Review by Jeremy Yong | 02.20.2020

As I reflect on my own journey to the ministry, I wish I had this book as a young man exploring what it meant to be a pastor.

What Is a Healthy Church?

By Mark Dever

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

Church Elders

By Jeramie Rinne

How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus What does effective church leadership look like? In this conversational book, pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand “job description” for elders drawn from the Bible’s teaching on church leadership. Offering practical guidance for new elders and helping church members better understand and support their spiritual leaders, this […]

Nine Marks Booklet

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

When Calamity Strikes, Pastors & Missionaries Are ”Essential Personnel”

By Colin Clark | 02.14.2020

How one pastor in China responded amid the coronavirus.

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members (with Nathan Knight & John Joseph)

By J. Joseph, J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 02.11.2020

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever, John Joseph, and Nathan Knight about a topic every pastor knows well: how to care for difficult people.

The State of the Immigrant Church

By John Lee | 02.03.2020

It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?

What Does the Phrase Husband of One Wife imply

In 1 Timothy 3:2, What Does the Phrase “Husband of One Wife” Imply?

By Jeramie Rinne | 01.29.2020

Does the phrase “husband of one wife” mean that an unmarried or divorced man cannot serve as an elder or pastor?

Pastors & Patience

By Aaron Menikoff | 01.15.2020

Pastor, the best way for you to cultivate patience is to realize your life is more than your pastoral ministry.

Should We Trade in Funerals for “Celebrations of Life”?

By Jason Allen | 01.13.2020

As strange as it sounds, we can’t afford to waste the opportunities a funeral provides.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 1, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 01.09.2020

Martin’s book reminded me of my need to be surrounded by proven and seasoned pastors. His writings are not only thoroughly biblical, but wise and practical.

Best Books for Pastors in 2019

By Alex Duke | 12.20.2019

We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2019 that helped you be a better pastor?

Complementarianism - A Moment of Reckoning Jonathan Leeman 9Marks

Episode 109: On Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.17.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the new 9Marks Journal, Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning.