Aaron Menikoff

Aaron Menikoff

Aaron Menikoff earned both a master of divinity and Ph.D. from SBTS. He serves as senior pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He is a frequent contributor to the 9Marks Journal and blog and is author of the new book Character Matters: Shepherding in the Fruit of the Spirit (Moody).

Three Reasons Pastors Must Pursue Holiness

The battle against sin is lost when the pastor thinks he is in a separate class, impervious from the spiritual warfare faced by all believers. First and foremost, he must see himself as a Christian who must endure to the end.

4 Reasons Why It’s Important for a Pastor to Know Himself

Until heaven, our motives will never be as pure as they should be. But how can we know if they are carnal unless we first know ourselves?

Churches Should Not Only Go, They Should Stay

Missionaries need more than sending churches. They need a host of staying churches who will remain spiritual mothers in the days, months, and years ahead.

Hang in there pastor, change comes slowly

It’s tempting to think God, who created all things so quickly, might lead us through tribulation with greater haste. But he doesn’t. God tends to work slowly, then and now.

Don’t look for community in the church. Be the community.

True community is never found by looking for it. It can only be found by pursuing Christ. He understands loneliness better than we do.

How much doctrine does one have to know to be saved?

Asking about the minimal level of doctrinal knowledge a Christian must have is dangerous if one is trying to get out of believing the whole Bible. But if it is asked humbly, the answer is a sweet reminder that, as the old adage goes, the gospel is shallow enough for a child to wade in and deep enough for an adult to swim in.

5 reasons it’s good for your church to grow slowly

Many of us want a big church. But sometimes, God has other plans.

Humility can help a pastor avoid burnout

If you are a pastor, criticism comes with the territory.

How to pursue self-control (without being a legalist)

To have self-control is to fight temptation and put sin to death. Not just one day, every day. Not just one hour, every hour.

Why community can’t be the most important part of your church

Relationships are deeper and richer when our ultimate confidence is in Christ and not one another.