Eldering, Economics, and Calling to MinistryBy Bobby Jamieson | 08.27.2014
If you say you’re called to ministry, I don’t immediately know what you mean, or if what you mean is biblical.
Reframing “Calling”: Words to Churches and Aspiring PastorsBy Bobby Jamieson | 08.27.2014
Raising up pastors is the church’s work—the whole church.
The Double Presumption of Calling to MinistryBy Bobby Jamieson | 08.26.2014
What does it mean to say that you’re “called” to pastoral ministry?
A Tale of Two Pastoral TransitionsBy Bob Johnson | 08.26.2014
The truth is, we are keeping the pulpit straight and true for the next guy.
Churches Raising up Pastors in Sydney, AustraliaBy B. Jamieson, J. Smuts | 08.22.2014
I hope that many pastors will be encouraged, challenged, and equipped for similar work in training leaders through John’s experience.
Book Review: Effective Staffing for Vital Churches, by Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-BrittianReview by Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014
This book’s principles are driven more by man’s intuition and tactics than the principles described in God’s Word.
Raising Up LeadersBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.01.2014
Mark Dever answers Jonathan Leeman’s questions about his strategies for raising up elders in the church.
To Godly Seminary Professors EverywhereBy Jonathan Leeman | 06.16.2014
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 … keep reading…
Beware Your Seminary ProfessorsBy Jonathan Leeman | 06.12.2014
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 … keep reading…
Expositional PreachingBy D. Helm, M. Dever | 04.03.2014
David Helm talks about training preachers, what makes good preaching, and what his new book adds to the mix.
Book Review: Saving Eutychus, by Gary Millar and Phil CampbellReview by Bert Daniel | 03.11.2014
If you are a preacher or an aspiring preacher, you should buy, read, and put this book into practice.
Pastors’ Forum: Four Approaches to Evangelism Training9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013
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 … keep reading…
How Pastor Mark Passes Out AuthorityBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
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.
Four Ways to Equip New EldersBy Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.
Raising Up Elders: Four Foundational PrinciplesBy Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
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.