Leadership

Why I Love the Temporariness of My Pastoral Ministry

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.

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.

Book Review: Rethinking the Successful Church, by Samuel Rima

Review by Greg Gilbert | 11.11.2001

There are questions about the very methods of the church growth movement that Rima does not address.

Book Review: Doing Church as a Team, by Wayne Cordeiro

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.

Book Review: ChurchNEXT, by Eddie Gibbs

Review by Greg Gilbert | 04.05.2001

Cultural studies cannot determine or shape the primary methods and structures of the church. Those are found in the pages of the Bible.

Book Review: Churchquake, by C. Peter Wagner

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.30.2001

All in all, I was disappointed with Wagner’s book. There are no ideas here that you cannot find in other, better books.