Category Archives: Leadership

Do I need fellow pastor-elders at CrossView?

Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless. With God we will perform valiantly; He will trample our foes. (Psalm 60:11, 12 HCSB) God told me through this that my feeling of urgent need for fellow pastor-elders … Continue reading

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How Should We Measure a Church’s Success? Jeff Vanderstelt chimes in

Jeff Vanderstelt has a helpful word here: Thoughts: (1) Video 1 summary – Biblical measurements to know if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing: (a) conversions through the gospels, (b) growing to make disciples who can make disciples, … Continue reading

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I wish I read this 2 weeks ago: 7 principles of communication

By Scott Thomas: Communication is one of the most important keys of starting and leading a church. I have learned these communication principles the hard way. My father was not a good example for how to communicate, nor was any … Continue reading

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Sunday Gathering Prep and Sermon Prep with Mark Dever of Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Sermon Preparation with Mark Dever – Mark Dever lectures during a weekender about how to prepare an expositional sermon. Service Preparation Seminar, with Mark Dever – How do you decide what to preach next? How do you put together a service in which each … Continue reading

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I want to grow in encouraging other pastors – reflection on the new 9Marks Journal

As I’ve been reading the first few articles of the new 9marks Journal, “Wanted: Apostolic Pastors,” I’ve been struck by a few thoughts. This is certainly what we’re trying to do with The Gospel Coalition Los Angeles Regional Chapter. I … Continue reading

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Apostolic Pastors – New 9Marks Journal is out (online for free)

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors  Editor’s Note: Bobby Jamieson 9Marks is on the lookout for apostolic pastors. Know any? Here’s what we have in mind: pastors who care deeply about the progress of the gospel beyond their local churches. Pastors who encourage, … Continue reading

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Fight Pride

Fight the lies of pride with the truth of God.

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Thoughts on “Preach: Theology Meets Practice” by Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert (Introduction)

Mark Dever dedicated this book to me. Well, he didn’t mention me specifically, but he did dedicate it to all the interns that he and his church have invested in at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Mark writes, “To all the … Continue reading

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Strategies to Keep from Falling: Practical Steps to Maintain Your Purity and Ministry

Randy Alcorn: We are in battle—a battle far more fierce and strategic than any Alexander, Hannibal, or Napoleon ever fought. We must realize that no one prepares for a battle of which he is unaware, and no one wins a … Continue reading

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Thinking about leadership development at CrossView Church

As a pastor called to equip and train members and leaders of our church, I was thinking of how to work that out in 2012 using Elliot Grudem’s post as a catalyst for thought. Where our church is headed and … Continue reading

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