Young Pastors: Where Do You Begin?

A Pastor’s Priorities For Day One

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.

The Goals and Benefits of an Installation Service

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

What were my goals for the day? I wanted to begin shepherding the congregation.

Young Pastors: What Did You Inherit?

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.

Dealing with Bad Documents

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

Very often a new pastor will find a statement of faith like our church had—unclear at best and heretical at worst.

Young Pastors: How Do You Lead Change?

Is This a Hill Worth Dying On?

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?

What I Can and Cannot Live With as a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.

Love the Church More than its Health

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

If you love your children, you want them to be healthy. But if you love your children, you love them whether they are healthy or not.

Should Pastors Change Anything in the First Year?

By Phillip Jensen | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.

Young Pastors: How to Persevere!

WWJD – What Would Jim Do?

By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

I was privileged to serve with Jim Boice for five years at Tenth Presbyterian until his sudden death from liver cancer in 2000.

Shepherding and Trust

By Robert Norris | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

The most effective ministries usually take time, since the most effective ministry usually occurs after earning the congregation’s trust.

A Pastor For Now

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

evangelism doing justice

Book Review: Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace, by Harvie Conn

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010

For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.

jesus the evangelist

Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard Phillips

Review by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010

Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.

heart of evangelism

Book Review: The Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram Barrs

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the

vibrant church

Book Review: Vibrant Church, by Thom Rainer and Danny Akin

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.

simple church

Book Review: Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Review by Graham Shearer | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.

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
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

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
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Living As a Church

May–June 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Cooperation

March–April 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Church and Culture

November–December 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

The Gospel

July–August 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Preaching

May–June 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Hospitality and Friendship

January 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

The Church’s Mission

October 2006
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

The Emerging Church

September 2006
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999