The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.
Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.
Churches need seminaries and seminaries need churches.
We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.
How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?
Future pastors aren’t built in a day.
Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.
In what sense then is biblical male/female complementarity central and primary to the Christian faith?
In times that are hard, we encourage ourselves by praying, remembering that this is ultimately God’s work.
Pastors of today can rescue the church of God by responsibly and passionately training young men for the ministry.
A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.
When the leadership of your church gathers, what typically happens?
9Marks wants to see more churches and pastors taking responsibility for raising up the next generation of pastors. To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission. With one exception, each of the following organization answers the same 18 questions.
To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission.
Here are Entrust’s answers to how they train up leaders. Entrust is based outside of Durban, South Africa.