Leadership

Be Courageous! Don’t Avoid Hard or Awkward Conversations

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.

A Published Homage to My Unpublished Dad

By Caleb Batchelor | 06.19.2020

I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.

Redeeming Pastoral Ambition

By Benjamin Vrbicek | 06.12.2020

If you want to change the world, be a servant of all.

When Should Churches Reject Governmental Guidelines on Gathering and Engage in Civil Disobedience?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.02.2020

If the government continues to say we cannot meet, when do we as churches engage in civil disobedience by gathering anyway?

What Advice Would You Give Churches that Aren’t Live-Streaming?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.01.2020

If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.

What Advice Would You Give Churches Livestreaming Their Services?

By Greg Gilbert | 05.01.2020

If your church has decided to make the decision to livestream, here are some pieces of advice you may find helpful.

What If We Have to Cut Our Budget?

By Jamie Dunlop | 04.27.2020

Lord willing, none of this will prove useful for your church.

Fighting the Temptations of Successful Leadership

By Jonathan Leeman | 04.02.2020

Good leadership aims for equality. The trouble is, good leadership creates clout, which strongly tempts leaders to forget the aim.

Complementarianism & Theological Triage

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.

On Apple Stores and the DMV: Two Kinds of Churches that Create Complementarian Chaos

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like an Apple Store’s, and I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like the DMV’s. In both cases—but in different ways—chaos bubbles up to the surface.

The Increasing Social Cost of Complementarianism

By Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

While social pressure builds against complementarian theology, it is incumbent upon us to teach, instruct, and to show the glory of God in his created order.

Five Key Texts and Pastoral Application

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are five passages dealing with manhood and womanhood that we must teach and apply for pastoral faithfulness.

Some Counsel for Christians Leaving Toxic Church Environments

By Lucas O'Neill | 11.15.2019

Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

By Brad Wheeler | 10.28.2019

Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.

“Is This a Sin?”: Ethical Triage and Church Discipline

By Andrew T. Walker | 10.02.2019

When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).