Pastoring

A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.

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.

“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.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 02.24.2010

I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.

The Church, Counting Numbers, & You

By Matt Schmucker | 02.24.2010

What has happened to our understanding of evangelism, conversion, church discipline, and discipleship that allows people to remain on the roles of a Christian church but never attend?

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Pastoral Ministry and Training with Phillip Jensen

By M. Dever, P. Jensen | 12.01.2009

Phillip Jensen attacks evangelical assumptions about ministry training, spiritual gifts, and more.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Church Planting with Mike McKinley

By M. Dever, M. McKinley | 09.24.2008

Mark Dever asks church planter Mike McKinley about the travails of planting and why we should plant churches WITHOUT a vision statement.

Biblical Theology with Mike Gilbart-Smith, Michael Lawrence, and Jonathan Leeman

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Lawrence, M. Gilbart-Smith | 06.24.2008

Mark Dever leads a roundtable in discussing the importance of biblical theology for the pastor.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Preaching with Kent Hughes

By K. Hughes, M. Dever | 03.25.2008

Proud to be a Protestant? R. Kent Hughes, pastor emeritus at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, discusses his 40 years of pastoral ministry with Mark Dever.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Pastoral Ministry with Robert Norris

By M. Dever, R. Norris | 02.24.2008

The long time pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD describes his life and ministry in London, Hollywood, and now a busy Washington suburb.

Building Healthy Churches with Mark Dever

By C. J. Mahaney, M. Dever | 01.31.2008

C.J. Mahaney asks Mark Dever why he did what he did and does what he does to build healthy churches.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Pastoral Ministry with Eric Redmond

By E. C. Redmond, M. Dever | 12.09.2007

Pastor Eric Redmond recounts his own pastoral experience as well as some of the challenges of inter-ethnic and economic ministry.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Ministry with Derek Thomas

By D. Thomas, M. Dever | 10.31.2007

Mark Dever asks this one-time Welsh Baptist how he became a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor in Jackson, Mississippi.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Ministry with Mark Dever

By C. J. Mahaney, M. Dever | 08.31.2007

The tables turn as C.J. Mahaney puts Mark Dever in the hot seat and interviews him.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Ministry with Thabiti Anyabwile

By M. Dever, T. Anyabwile | 03.31.2007

Thabiti tells the amazing story of growing up in a fatherless, African-American home, and how he went from nominal Christianity to Muslim antagonist against Christ to despair to Christian pastor.