A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.

8 Steps for Dealing with Difficult Leaders

By Ken Swetland | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.

“Why Are We Joyfully Committed?”

By Tom Steller | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?

“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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

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.