Pastors on Social Media

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

How should pastors think about their own use of social media?

Keep Studying

By Evgeny Bakhmutsky | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

When I took my final exams at university I was convinced my life would only get easier. “Well, now I will have a calm and measured life,” I thought. How wrong I was!

Build Fences Around Your Flock

By Joel Kurz | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

We must guard the sheep against wolves. For this reason, we must know how to build fences; that is, we must lead our church in practicing meaningful membership and discipline.

Preach, Pray, Love, and Stay

By M. Dever, P. Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

When I was interviewing with Capitol Hill Baptist Church before they called me to be their pastor, someone asked me if I had a program or plan to implement for growth. Here’s how I responded.

What to Remember When It’s Going Well

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

When the ministry is going well, remember that tomorrow’s setbacks and reversals will be bent around in God’s mighty hands into yet more blessing.

Be Hospitable

By Matt Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

We shouldn’t spend all of our time buried in books. Instead we should talk about those books with others, perhaps even over a meal.

Be Courageous! Don’t Avoid Hard or Awkward Conversations

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.

Do the Work of an Evangelist

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Dear pastors, do the work of an evangelist. By the grace of God, those whom you are called to lead will fill up the tracks you’ve made.

Parenting Advice for Pastors

By Ed Moore | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.29.2020

Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.

Gifted and Godly . . . But Especially Godly

By Bert Daniel | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.29.2020

In his letter to Timothy, Paul spends more ink on pastoral godliness than he does on giftedness.

What Does It Mean to Be “Qualified” for Ministry?

By Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.29.2020

May the measureless love of our Father, who gave us his holy Son to save us from our sin, fill our hearts so that we delight in pursuing holiness.

Helping Second-Generation Immigrants Love the Immigrant Church

By Daniel Chan | 06.22.2020

I look forward to the day when all tribes and peoples and languages will worship the Lord together. But until then, there will continue to be a place for immigrant churches that minister the gospel in the heart language of their target people.

A Published Homage to My Unpublished Dad

By Caleb Batchelor | 06.19.2020

I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.

4 Reasons Pastors Ought to Be Gentle

By Dane Ortlund | 06.17.2020

I am asking you to consider stepping into a gentleness your life and ministry have, perhaps, never known.

Episode 131: On Pastoring Amidst National Trauma (with Garrett Kell)

By G. Kell, J. Leeman | 06.05.2020

The past few weeks have been hard. People are grieving and angry, scared and confused.