Lessons in Shepherding 1: God, Moses and David

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

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.

What I Can and Cannot Live With as a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

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.

The Church as Classroom: The History of Master’s Seminary

By Nathan Busenitz | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.26.2010

Churches need seminaries and seminaries need churches.

Should Pastors Change Anything in the First Year?

By Phillip Jensen | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.

Is This a Hill Worth Dying On?

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?

How Do Pastors Raise Up Pastors?

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.26.2010

Future pastors aren’t built in a day.

Hierarchy in the Church?

By Benjamin Merkle | 02.26.2010

Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.

Why is Defending Male Headship Important for Church Health?

By Bruce Ware | 02.26.2010

In what sense then is biblical male/female complementarity central and primary to the Christian faith?

Prayer in the Life and Ministry of the Pastor

By Mark Dever | 02.26.2010

In times that are hard, we encourage ourselves by praying, remembering that this is ultimately God’s work.

Pastoral Discipleship: The Urgent Need, the Biblical Mandate, and One Timothy’s Plea

By Owen Strachan | 02.26.2010

Pastors of today can rescue the church of God by responsibly and passionately training young men for the ministry.

The Pursuit of Christ in the Devotions of a Pastor

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 02.26.2010

A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — When Pastors Gather

By Matt Schmucker | 02.26.2010

When the leadership of your church gathers, what typically happens?

Churches Raising Up Pastors – Ministry Training Strategy

By Colin Marshall | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

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.

Churches Raising Up Pastors – Lakeview Baptist Church

By Al Jackson | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

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.

Churches Raising Up Pastors – ENTRUST

By Michael Schäfer | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are Entrust’s answers to how they train up leaders. Entrust is based outside of Durban, South Africa.