As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).
More ministers, and better ministers, are the great want of the Church.
I was privileged to serve with Jim Boice for five years at Tenth Presbyterian until his sudden death from liver cancer in 2000.
What were my goals for the day? I wanted to begin shepherding the congregation.
Churches need seminaries and seminaries need churches.
Christianity, by which I mean church membership, is a participatory sport, not a spectator sport.
Seminaries are not made to make pastors. Churches make pastors.
Future pastors aren’t built in a day.
Fear of man isn’t the only issue pastors face, but it’s a huge one and will have an outsized impact on the faithfulness and shape of their ministry.
Pastors of today can rescue the church of God by responsibly and passionately training young men for the ministry.
I want to encourage seminarians to approach their work with reverence, receptivity, realism, and responsibility.
9Marks wants to see more churches and pastors taking responsibility for raising up the next generation of pastors. To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission. With one exception, each of the following organization answers the same 18 questions.
To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission.
Here are the Cornhill Training Course’s answers submitted by Christopher Ash. The Cornhill Training Course is based out of London, England.