Articles on Ministry

Institutions: Hazardous and Helpful

by John Piper

Is it God’s will revealed in Scripture to advance the influence of biblical truth through human institutions?

Between Resignation and Triumphalism

by John Piper

Neither resignation nor triumphalism is a safe place to live and minister.

What Keeps Me Going

by John Piper

John Piper's life as a pastor hangs on his people's firm and growing stand in the Lord.

Saving Babies and Saving Sinners

by John Piper

The diversity of Christ's church is what allows for the diversity of ministries that the world so desperately needs.

Irving Hetherington, Self-Pity and Service

by John Piper

Put the pressures of your life into missionary perspective and lose the self-pity.

Calling for a Ministry to the Deaf

by John Piper

How can the church reach out to the millions of people in this world who are deaf?

Blessed Brooding About Bethlehem

by John Piper

What might a church's ministry become if its members served for years on end?

Here It Is, Emily—Just Like I Said

by John Piper

Many of our church's shut-ins are brimming with stories of the goodness of God.

Tillapaugh Reverberations

by John Piper

Six possible responses after reading The Church Unleashed.

Ministry Ferment on the Homefront

by John Piper

No ministry is too small. Someone needs your encouragement that their life can count.

Update on Bethlehem As Seedbed

by John Piper

John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.

Two Ministries in Search of Two Ministers

by John Piper

When you come to the cross you are given a glorious and satisfying quest: the quest for good deeds.

Another Desiring God

Bethlehem on the Radio

by John Piper

Bethlehem pursues new ways of filling Minneapolis with their teaching.

What God Did “in” and “Through” You

Grateful Reflections on the Easter Celebrations

by John Piper

John Piper expresses thanks to all who helped make the Easter service a success.

What Would Power Look Like?

by John Piper

What might it look like if God clothed us with the fullness of power that many of his servants have known?

Desiring God Going Global

by John Piper

John Piper introduces Desiring God's International Outreach.

Make It Free

Improving Online Effectiveness by Removing All Barriers to Accessing and Sharing Content

by Matt Perman

If you are a Christian media ministry, I commend to you the following vision for maximizing your effectiveness online: Post all of your content online, for free, without requiring registration, in a maximally usable interface.

Philippian Fellowship Annual Meeting

by Jon Bloom

Jon Bloom unfolds five aims that direct Desiring God's strategies for ministry.