Electing Elders

By Burk Parsons | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

Crucial to the gospel ministry of shepherding the sheep of our Chief Shepherd is identifying those from among the flock whom God has gifted to serve as shepherds.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — When Pastors Gather

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

Biblically speaking, being a leader in a church is far more than “counting numbers and noses.”

Who is responsible for planning weekly worship services?

By Tom Nettles | 03.01.2010

An ongoing study of the hymn repertoire, past and present, is a task that the pastor should make a part of his duties.

The Power of Example

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

Does God’s mercy ever obscure His holiness in His word? What about in His church?

Should a Church Have Elders?

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

The best reason a church should have elders is because the New Testament says that it should.

What is the relationship between the elders and the church?

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

The relationship between the elders and the local congregation they serve should be marked by many evidences of godly character and mutual dependence on God. Not least among these should be:

Looking For A Few Good Men

By M. Dever, P. Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Life experience alone does not qualify a man as an elder.

Should Elders Be Ordained?

By Benjamin Merkle | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

To rightfully be a “pastor” (or deacon) is to be “ordained” in the sense of being publicly installed into that office.

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Exegesis

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

May a man have children who are unbelievers and yet be appointed or continue as an elder?

Elder Vows Sample

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

When Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC installs a new elder, the following vows will be recited during the Sunday morning service between an elder, the elder(s) being confirmed, and the congregation. These vows will also be printed in the church bulletin in their entirety. [To the elder(s) being confirmed] 1. Do you reaffirm your […]

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Practice

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Can you envision a scenario in which your child’s unbelief would disqualify you?

Caring for the Pastor: The Sabbatical

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world.

Is Congregationalism a Democracy?

By Paul Alexander | 02.26.2010

Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.

Disagreements and Differences Among Elders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?

Ninth Mark of a Healthy Church Member — Follows Leadership

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Church members are the people who generally make or break a local church.