On Pastoral Sabbaticals (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 164

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.16.2021

Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

On Firing Church Staff | Pastors Talk, Ep. 162

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.02.2021

Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.

How to Pastor When Sanctification Becomes Illegal

By Murray Campbell | 02.18.2021

I now live and pastor in a State where, before long, genuine conversion to Christ—and the life of holiness that ensures—may be deemed illegal. So what should I do?

The Hope of Heaven at the Beginning and End of Ministry (with Omar Johnson & Phil Newton)

By O. Johnson, P. Newton | 02.05.2021

Pastors need the hope of heaven at the beginning of their ministry, and they still need it at the end of their ministry. Jonathan Leeman chats with Phil Newton (a pastor … keep reading…

On Chairing an Elders Meeting (with Isaac Adams & Ken Barbic) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 158

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, K. Barbic, M. Dever | 02.02.2021

What is an elder chairman? What do they do? Why is it a helpful role?

Rediscover Church

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman

Why the Body of Christ Is Essential Churches are currently facing a host of difficult issues―potential shut-downs and restrictions due to COVID-19, political dissension among members, racial division, church abuse … keep reading…

10 Brief Reflections on an Elder’s Character

By Brandon Freeman | 02.01.2021

We must realize that character isn’t only necessary for ministry; character is itself a ministry.

Book Review: The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom Rainer

Review by Allen Duty | 01.21.2021

In this book Rainer explores the challenges and opportunities for Christian ministry in a post-coronavirus world.

Episode 156: On How Pastors Should Prepare their People for Eternity

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.19.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.

Book Review: Devoted to God’s Church, by Sinclair Ferguson

Review by Mark Redfern | 01.14.2021

Ferguson’s portrait of church life is refreshing and one that feels, by God’s enabling grace, achievable.

Forum: How to Shepherd Your People in Light of the Capitol Riot

By A. Hong, J. Seville, M. Dever, T. Ross | 01.09.2021

9Marks asked several pastors how they intend to pray this Sunday to shepherd their congregation in light of Wednesday’s events at the Capitol.

Rediscover Church Study Guide

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman, M. Hill

Why the Body of Christ is Essential With the COVID-19 pandemic, changing priorities, and polarizing political and social issues, many people are now choosing to worship online—or quit church altogether. … keep reading…

How to Build a Healthy Church

By M. Dever, P. Alexander

A Practical Guide for Deliberate Leadership In the process of building a church, there are many things to consider―who will the elders be? How many seats should the sanctuary have? … keep reading…

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (4th Edition)

By Mark Dever

What Makes for a Healthy Church? You may have read books on this topic before but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic … keep reading…