For the Pastor

The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious of Staff Management

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

If God has entrusted you with gifted team members, we want to encourage them. They are gifts of Christ to his church. Cherish them.

Senior Pastor as Servant’s Servant’s Servant

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

It’s important to ask your own staff, “How can I serve you better as your senior pastor?”

Do You Disciple Your Staff?

By Vince Hinders | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Pastors are sheep, too. . . . They must not only be the source of Christ-centered ministry, but also the objects of it.

Pastors’ Forum: Staff Meeting Best Practices

9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

We asked a group of pastors for their best ideas for staff meetings. What follows is an adaptation of the email exchange that ensued.

For the Pastor and His Staff

Dear Senior Pastor, Sincerely, the Associate Pastor

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

You are not an island, so don’t think that the uniqueness of your role somehow isolates you from others.

Dear Associate Pastor, Sincerely, a Former Associate Pastor

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

So you’ve been called by a congregation to serve as an associate pastor. Now what?

Dear Staff, Sincerely, the Senior Pastor

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The last thing any senior pastor needs is an associate playing Absalom at the gate with disgruntled members.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

pastor as scholar

Book Review: The Pastor as Scholar and The Scholar as Pastor, by John Piper and D. A. Carson

Review by Fred Zaspel | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Here Piper and Carson similarly remind us that learning (scholarship) and ministry are likewise complementary—the one is necessary to the other.

Missiological missions to muslims

Book Review: Missiological Models in Ministry to Muslims, by Sam Schlorff

Review by Doug Coleman | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book is a valuable resource for those engaged in reaching Muslims with the gospel.

missionshift

Book Review: MissionShift, ed. by David Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The great strength of this volume is that it serves as a fairly accessible introduction to a number of critical issues in contemporary evangelical missiology.

intentional church

Book Review: The Intentional Church, by Randy Pope

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

As you read this book you’ll see that Randy Pope has accomplished tremendous work for the sake of the gospel, and his approach to ministry planning has borne abundant fruit.

gift of church

Book Review: The Gift of Church, by Jim Samra

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

Pastors, active church members, and church skeptics alike will be well served by this loving reminder of the centrality of the local church in the Christian life.

Many colors

Book Review: Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, by Soong-Chan Rah

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book can be a helpful tool for pastors as they seek to understand the cultural makeup of their churches. But ultimately, its usefulness is limited by how little it focuses on Christ.

9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology- the guardian and guide of the church

Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Fall 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
9Marks Journal: The Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 2

Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 1

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
9Marks Journal: Is Scripture enough?

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
9Marks Journal: Church and Churches

Church and Churches

May—June 2013
9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the workplace

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 2

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 1

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
9Marks Journal: Discipling in the church

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
9Marks Journal: Mercy ministry in the church

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
9Marks Journal: Wanted apostolic pastors

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
9Marks Journal: The underestimated doctrine of conversion

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
9Marks Journal: Don't be too cool for sunday school

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
9Marks Journal: Revitalize

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 2

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 1

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
9Marks Journal: Church membership: Holding the body together

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
9Marks Journal: Church and parachurch: friend or foe?

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
9Marks Journal: Pastoral moves

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
9Marks Journal: Book reviews on the mission of the church

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
9Marks Journal: Hell

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
9Marks Journal: Pastoring women

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
9Marks Journal: Deacons are shock absorbers

Deacons

May—June 2010
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010
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Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Missions

July—August 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Young Pastors

March–April 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009
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Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008
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Family & Parenting

September–October 2008
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Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008
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Living As a Church

May–June 2008
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Cooperation

March–April 2008
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Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008
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Church and Culture

November–December 2007
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Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007
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The Gospel

July–August 2007
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Preaching

May–June 2007
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Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007
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Hospitality and Friendship

January 2007
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Elders (Part 1)

February 2007
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Biblical Theology

November–December 2006
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The Church’s Mission

October 2006
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The Emerging Church

September 2006
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Miscellaneous Articles

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