All Resources on Pastoral Ministry

Brothers, Beware of Sacred Substitutes

Articles

by John Piper

Without extended and consecrated prayer, the ministry of the Word withers up and bears no fruit.

Should I Become a Pastor If My Wife Isn't Saved?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper thinks it would be very difficult to bear the burdens of ministry alongside an unbelieving wife.

How Can a Pastor Respectfully and Lovingly Move His Congregation From the King James Version to a Better Translation?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper has three suggestions for how to lead a church into using a new translation.

How Thorough Should a Pastor's Confession to His Congregation Be?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how a pastor can be helpfully authentic in front of his people.

O Lord, Give Us Children of Promise, Not Children of the Flesh!

Romans 9:8

Articles

by John Piper

The story of Ishmael is a warning not to build your ministry according to the flesh.

What's Your Advice for a New Pastor Who Comes Into a Church That Has Wide-Ranging Theological Differences?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper argues for the importance of having theologically unified church leadership.

Hero Worship and Holy Emulation

Articles

by John Piper

Thoughts on the dangers and value of "celebrity" status.

Is It Possible to Restore a Pastor Who Has Sinned Sexually?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says a repentant pastor can be restored, but he shouldn't presume upon it.

How Do I Know If God Is Calling Me to Be a Pastor?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper identifies four things that should be present for aspiring pastors.

How Would You Encourage a Burned-Out Pastor?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper mentions five approaches to helping a struggling shepherd.

Can My Ministry Flourish In an Arminian Environment Even Though I Hold to Reformed Theology?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says that flourishing can happen even when a pastor and his people aren't simultaneously on the same page.

As a Pastor, How Do You Avoid Micromanaging Your Church?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper recommends two things to relieve pastors from feeling like they always need to second-guess their staff.

What Would You Say to a Pastor Who Is Considering Blogging?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper has three questions for any potential blogger to consider.

“Be Still and Know That I Am God”

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper openly contemplates the weightiness of pastoral ministry and is sustained knowing that God is God.

Is It Bad for a Church to Change Pastors From Time to Time?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper gives several reasons why it is good for pastors and churches to stay together longer.

Light Beckons

Isaiah 2:5

Articles

by John Piper

Pastors should yearn for their people like Isaiah yearned for Israel.