“Look, It’s the Church’s Job”

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

I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.

Pastoral Ministry and Training with Phillip Jensen

By M. Dever, P. Jensen | 12.01.2009

Phillip Jensen attacks evangelical assumptions about ministry training, spiritual gifts, and more.

Christian Discipleship and Growth with Donald Whitney

By D. S. Whitney, M. Dever | 01.25.2009

Don Whitney discusses busyness, praying through Scripture, the disciplines, mysticism, and more.

Church Planting with Mike McKinley

By M. Dever, M. McKinley | 09.24.2008

Mark Dever asks church planter Mike McKinley about the travails of planting and why we should plant churches WITHOUT a vision statement.

Pastoral Ministry with Robert Norris

By M. Dever, R. Norris | 02.24.2008

The long time pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD describes his life and ministry in London, Hollywood, and now a busy Washington suburb.

Pastoral Ministry with Eric Redmond

By E. C. Redmond, M. Dever | 12.09.2007

Pastor Eric Redmond recounts his own pastoral experience as well as some of the challenges of inter-ethnic and economic ministry.

Life and Ministry with Derek Thomas

By D. Thomas, M. Dever | 10.31.2007

Mark Dever asks this one-time Welsh Baptist how he became a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Devotional Life of the Professional Christian

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 09.08.2006

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (Eph. 6:10-11). In the first article on the “Devotional Life of the ‘Professional Christian,’” we saw that pursuing Christ must be the central aim of our lives, and that our […]

The Pursuit of Christ in the Devotions of a Pastor

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 06.08.2006

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through […]

Church, Congregationalism and Elders with John Hammett and Phil Newton

9Marks | 11.07.2005

John Hammett (professor at Southeastern Seminary) and Phil Newton (long-time pastor of Southwoods Baptist Church) go a few rounds with Mark Dever on ecclesiology including the role of elders in the local church. Listen and learn!

Elders and Southern Baptists with Mark Dever

9Marks | 03.30.2005

Historically, how did Southern Baptists view the role of elders in church life? Listen as Randel Jackson from World Impact Ministries peppers Mark Dever with questions about Southern Baptists and their historic positions on church polity.

Book Review: Brothers, We Are NOT Professionals, by John Piper

Review by Greg Gilbert | 11.05.2002

This book will be a great encouragement, and a convicting exhortation, to every pastor in America.

Mark Dever interviews John MacArthur 2012

Four Decades of Ministry with John Macarthur

By J. MacArthur, M. Dever | 07.11.2002

John MacArthur recently celebrated 50 years at Grace Community Church. More than 15 years ago, Mark Dever interviewed him about his life and ministry.

Elders, Deacons, and Church Leadership with Mark Dever

By A. Johnson, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 01.15.2002

Have you ever considered the use of the title ‘elder’ or ‘deacon’ and how these titles might differ in their role in the church? Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the roles of each in this interview.

Polity with Mark Dever

By M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 10.31.2001

With the variety of churches today, it would seem anything goes when it comes to the functioning of the church. But, is there actually a Biblical blueprint for church life? 9Marks discusses the book, Church Polity with the leaders of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.