From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.
The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.
We often come to the table uneasy. We know we’ve been unfaithful. But as our shifting eyes look up, our Savior sits at the head of the table—staring at us with eyes full of affection.
I disagree with something my pastor said. What should I do?
Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?
Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.
Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment.
Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer.
As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.
If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.
The more I studied Scripture and watched pastors I respected, I became convinced that pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to train other pastors.
How should pastors think about their own use of social media?
We shouldn’t spend all of our time buried in books. Instead we should talk about those books with others, perhaps even over a meal.
If you deprive yourself of God’s gift of pastor-friends, you might find yourself increasingly isolated and discouraged.
Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.