Published quarterly, the 9Marks Journal features articles from pastors and for pastors. It focuses on a single topic—like preaching, pastoral burnout, church discipline, the Reformation—and seeks to provide enlightening and encouraging instruction. And by God’s grace, it appears our journal is gaining traction. We released our summer edition—“Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures”—on July 17. Since then, it’s received over 15,000 views […]
All across the great continent of Africa, men and women are coming to Christ. That’s what the reports say—and that’s what our friends on the ground say, too. This is wonderful news, but it raises some questions: How will they grow? Who will shepherd them? What will protect the gospel and keep them from bad […]
Right after the SBC, from June 14–16, our general manager, Mary Beth Freeman, and long-time employee, Karen McCutcheon, traveled to Indianapolis for The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference. Speakers like Jen Wilkin, John Piper, and Kristie Anyabwile expounded key passages from Deuteronomy to help women find life in the God of grace. On June 15, Karen […]
This summer, our international director Rick Denham spent time with various European partners. Over two months, he traveled to ten countries where he formed new relationships, strengthened old ones, and observed God’s work through many different churches, ministries, and publishers. Dozens of stories could be told, and we’ll try to share just a few of […]
Ten years ago, when 9Marks walked into the SBC, no one knew who we were. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Now it’s a gathering with lots of friends, as well as an opportunity to expose new people to 9Marks. On June 11–13, the Southern Baptist Convention hosted their annual meeting in Dallas. Nearly 10,000 […]
While in Europe this summer, Rick visited the church of Christian Schmid, one of our partners in Bern, Switzerland. This congregation is part of the Evangelium21 network in German-speaking Switzerland, and Rick was encouraged to see how our 9Marks books in German were being used in the capital, Bern, to nurture healthy churches. At his […]
When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]
How did the message of Jesus get from first-century Jerusalem to where you live 20 centuries later? Consider the barriers the gospel had to cross to reach you—barriers of geography, language, ethnicity, and time. Who could possibly have accomplished such a task? There’s no single person fit for the job. This is precisely why God […]
The effort you expend to get to a destination says something about its importance. If the journey is difficult, the destination must be worth it. I want you to meet Dwayne, a pastor from Poinciana Church of God, a Pentecostal church just outside Orlando. A while back, Dwayne began to ask questions about his church’s […]
A couple years ago, 9Marks sent one man back to Russia to be our pointman for translating resources and building relationships. Yet he didn’t do his work alone. His church in Moscow began to encourage both him and the work. He and his pastor began talking about biblical ecclesiology. The church grew in maturity. Other pastors began paying attention. […]
I recently returned from a two-week trip to India. During my time there I taught two 9Marks conferences for pastors and seminarians. I came away from that time more convinced than ever that the mission of 9Marks is essential to the spread of the gospel in places like Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Do you or someone you know speak Spanish? Do you have a passion for cultivating God-glorifying, healthy churches in the Spanish-speaking world?
How should we as Christians view God's Word? How does God's Word give life to a congregation? Is God's Word really that important in the local church? Jonathan Leeman recently had the opportunity to encourage and instruct some church members in Graham, Texas by considering these questions and more. Jonathan spoke at Graham Bible Church, where he gave four talks on God's Word:
Matt Schmucker, vice president of 9Marks, recently traveled to Uganda to take part in an amazing opportunity to equip and encourage thousands of African believers. Matt was invited to speak at the International Bible Conference, an event held annually in Uganda. Along with other speakers, Matt had the opportunity to teach to about 24,000 Christians […]