If you say you’re called to ministry, I don’t immediately know what you mean, or if what you mean is biblical.
Raising up pastors is the church’s work—the whole church.
What does it mean to say that you’re “called” to pastoral ministry?
The truth is, we are keeping the pulpit straight and true for the next guy.
I hope that many pastors will be encouraged, challenged, and equipped for similar work in training leaders through John’s experience.
This book’s principles are driven more by man’s intuition and tactics than the principles described in God’s Word.
Mark Dever answers Jonathan Leeman’s questions about his strategies for raising up elders in the church.
This is a letter to any of you who are godly seminary professors. I’ve want to write you about this for a while now. What sparked it recently is the announcement of a new biography on G. E. Ladd. Apparently, the biography focuses on the paradox of his life, namely, the fact that he did excellent scholarship for the evangelical academy while, […]
A seminary professor is not the same thing as a church elder. That was probably the main thing I observed at last week’s Gordon Conwell Seminary conference “Renewing the Evangelical Mission,” which I attended with Michael Lawrence. Consider a couple of obvious matters: An elder is chosen (hopefully) for his exemplary character, his ability to […]
David Helm talks about training preachers, what makes good preaching, and what his new book adds to the mix.
If you are a preacher or an aspiring preacher, you should buy, read, and put this book into practice.
We asked four churches to tell us how they equip their people to evangelize. Here are their responses. Answers from University Reformed Church, Sterling Park Baptist Church, the Village Church, and the Church at Brook Hills. Ben Falconer, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan If we’re going to evangelize faithfully, we need to talk, pray, and […]
Giving away authority is one of the best ways a senior pastor can equip his lay elders and create a gospel culture in his church. Here’s a profile of a pastor who does it well.
To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.
While there’s no magic formula for raising up leaders, there are some ways to identify and train men to be elders. Here are four to get you started.