Discipleship

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church

By Joseph Dicks | 08.10.2018

Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.

How My Mega-Church Hasn’t Burnt Me Out

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I’ve been leading a mega-church for over a decade. While it’s not always easy, it hasn’t killed me. It hasn’t burnt me out—at least not yet.

Be Tender-Hearted and Thick-Skinned: How Humility Protects Pastors from Pastoral Burnout

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.

Am I Burnt Out? 30 Useful Questions

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Here are 30 questions—15 internal and 15 external—to ask yourself to discover whether or not you’re on the road to burnout.

Confession ≠ Repentance

By Ty Gooch | 07.16.2018

How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?

Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key, by Rosaria Butterfield

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 07.13.2018

Long story short, non-Christians unlikely to walk under a steeple may very well walk over your threshold, if only you’d invite them inside.

Christians Help Christians Follow Christ

Christians Help Christians Follow Christ

By Mark Dever | 06.21.2018

It’s impossible to follow Christ without helping others follow Christ.

Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering

By Neal Woollard | 06.20.2018

Lament is ingrained into the culture of Jesus’ people and will be until he returns. That’s why we recently added a corporate prayer of lament to our public worship.

On the Ministry of Good Christian Books

Episode 55: On the Ministry of Good Christian Books

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.05.2018

Good books help us follow Jesus.

Book Review: Three Books by J. Oswald Sanders

Review by Mark Tanious | 05.24.2018

These resources would help any Christian who wants to understand how the nature of God impacts the Christian life, what it means to be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ, and how to grow into a mature leader for the glory of Christ.

Book Review—J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, by Iain Murray

Review by Nate Pickowicz | 05.16.2018

Famously known as “the man of granite with the heart of a child,” JC Ryle stands out as a towering example of Christian fortitude and pastoral excellence.

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.15.2018

What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance?

Pastors Disciple Their People by Teaching Them the Bible

Pastors Disciple Their People by Teaching Them the Bible

By Mark Dever | 05.11.2018

Mark Dever explains how pastors disciple their people.

Episode 48: On Core Seminars and Sunday School

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.17.2018

For many churches, the Sunday School hour has gone by the wayside. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how Core Seminar classes can become a vital ministry for any local church.

Church Life: Our True Political Witness

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Where do we first beat swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks? Where should love of enemy first dissolve a nation’s tribalism? Where should Lincoln’s “just and lasting peace” first take root and grow?