Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Exegesis

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

May a man have children who are unbelievers and yet be appointed or continue as an elder?

Elder Vows Sample

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

When Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC installs a new elder, the following vows will be recited during the Sunday morning service between an elder, the elder(s) being confirmed, and … keep reading…

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Practice

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Can you envision a scenario in which your child’s unbelief would disqualify you?

Caring for the Pastor: The Sabbatical

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world.

Is Congregationalism a Democracy?

By Paul Alexander | 02.26.2010

Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.

Disagreements and Differences Among Elders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?

Ninth Mark of a Healthy Church Member — Follows Leadership

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Church members are the people who generally make or break a local church.

Seminary Smarties — Now Showing At A Website Near You

By Bill Mounce | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).

Lessons in Shepherding 3: The Gospels

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

To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.

Lessons in Shepherding 2: Jeremiah and Ezekiel

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

Lessons in Shepherding 4: Acts, 1 Peter, and Revelation

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

Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.

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.