A Church Leadership Reader

Church leadership is also known as “polity.” Polity is the old, technical word for a form government. In a church context, it refers to the management, organization, and structures of authority (i.e. leadership). Here are several articles I have found helpful when it comes to church leadership/polity. What is the relationship between the elders and…

What in the World is Going on in 1 Timothy 2?!

At Brookside Church (our church here in Omaha), our middle school students are working through 1 Timothy and our middle school pastor asked the students to write down questions they had after reading through the whole book during one of their large group meetings. He asked if I would answer a few of their questions…

Baxter on the Nature and Motive of Personal Oversight for Pastors

Puritan pastor Richard Baxter gives pastors five keys to personal oversight and eight keys as to why personal oversight should be given in his classic text The Reformed Pastor: The Nature of Oversight Take heed to see that the work of saving grace be thoroughly wrought in your own souls. Take heed to keep your…