Pursue Friendships with Other Pastors

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If you deprive yourself of God’s gift of pastor-friends, you might find yourself increasingly isolated and discouraged.

Recalibrating Sources of Encouragement: How My Sources of Joy Have Changed 10 Years into Ministry

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

In my decade of pastoring, I’ve undergone a shift in the sources of my joy.

It’s Not All About Preaching: Why Pastors Need to Care about Administration

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Do pastors need to care about administration?

Pastor, Train Future Pastors

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

The more I studied Scripture and watched pastors I respected, I became convinced that pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to train other pastors.

Send Missionaries & Inspire Senders

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Here are three practical ways our congregations can be staging areas for gospel advancement into the unreached places of the world.

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.