Dear Staff, Sincerely, the Senior Pastor

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The last thing any senior pastor needs is an associate playing Absalom at the gate with disgruntled members.

Dear Associate Pastor, Sincerely, a Former Associate Pastor

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

So you’ve been called by a congregation to serve as an associate pastor. Now what?

Dear Senior Pastor, Sincerely, the Associate Pastor

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

You are not an island, so don’t think that the uniqueness of your role somehow isolates you from others.

Pastors’ Forum: Staff Meeting Best Practices

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

We asked a group of pastors for their best ideas for staff meetings. What follows is an adaptation of the email exchange that ensued.

Do You Disciple Your Staff?

By M. Mullery, V. Hinders | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Pastors are sheep, too. . . . They must not only be the source of Christ-centered ministry, but also the objects of it.

Senior Pastor as Servant’s Servant’s Servant

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

It’s important to ask your own staff, “How can I serve you better as your senior pastor?”

The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious of Staff Management

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

If God has entrusted you with gifted team members, we want to encourage them. They are gifts of Christ to his church. Cherish them.

Interview with Thabiti Anyabwile on his new book

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 05.20.2011

In order to provide you with a better introduction, I thought I’d ask Thabiti a few questions about the book.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Parachurch Ministry

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

A healthy parachurch ministry knows that it exists primarily to protect the church.

For the Church: Which Parachurch Ministries Should You Support?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals, or teams that you trust.

For the Church: How Can You Support Parachurch Ministries?

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.

Book Review: When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search, by Chris Brauns

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 01.21.2011

If you’re in between pastors, do buy the book and give it to your church leaders.

Staying for the Glory of God: The Sibbes, Simeon and Stott Model

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Do we as pastors consider staying for the glory of God?

What’s Right About Elders? Part 2 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Click here for the first of two articles: “What’s Wrong with Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor”

 

Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death Wish

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”