Give Them Time: How to Protect the Assuring Nature of a Child’s Baptism

By Michael Lawrence | 04.12.2024

How do we know if we’re looking at a good kid or a regenerate kid? The one thing we know for sure is that time will tell.

Four Ways God Used a Church Fire for Good

By Skylar Spradlin | 04.09.2024

On November 1, 2022, our churc … keep reading…

Visible Grace in Disagreements

By Caleb Batchelor | 03.06.2024

Does the tone of your disagreements sound more like the intercessions of Jesus or the accusations of Satan?

Four Benefits of Inviting Evaluation of Your Preaching

By Jonathan Threlfall | 02.29.2024

In “swapping sermons” with fellow pastors, I have discovered four benefits.

Does Your Church Have an Evangelist?

By Jim Donohue | 02.26.2024

When churches invest time, prayer, resources, and finances into reaching the lost, God loves to bless those efforts with fruit.

Pastoring a Transient Church

By Josh Hayward | 02.21.2024

How can pastors shepherd their ever-changing flocks to devote themselves to fellowship?

Leading a Congregational Church Through Constitutional Change

By Trent Rogers | 02.15.2024

Here are eight nuggets of practical wisdom for leadership in an elder-led, congregational church about changing its constitution.

Pastoring a Small Church While Parenting Special Needs Children

By Eric Brown | 02.13.2024

All pastoring and parenting is hard. But some situations may be more difficult than others.

When May a Congregation Vote Against its Elders?

By Jamie Dunlop | 02.09.2024

If you are in an elder-led, congregationally-governed church, then the question posed by the title really matters.

Your Body Is Not the Temple, But THE Body Is

By N. G. Piotrowski, R. Johnson | 02.08.2024

One’s sexual impurity implicates the entire body of Christ in idolatry, for that one person is a member of the larger temple of God.

The Gospel for a Gay Friend

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

Every Christian is a living miracle. If Jesus can save you, he can save anyone.

Evangelistic Expository Preaching

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

The converted and the unconverted need preaching in which the fullness of God’s Word is exposed and the atoning work of Christ explored.

How to Evangelize Cross Culturally

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

Here are three lessons one church has learned living and ministering in an ultra-multi-cultural environment.

Why People in Your Church Don’t Do Evangelism—and One Really Important Thing to Do About It

By Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

Even though many Christians at your church genuinely want to make God known, they struggle in evangelism. Have you ever wondered why that is?

How to Equip the Church for Evangelism

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

If evangelism is the expectation of every disciple, then every disciple needs to be equipped in evangelism.