Leading a Small Group for Newly WedsBy Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 02.25.2010
It’s always better to address potential problems than actual ones, and it’s better to be proactive than reactive.
Where Does Your Congregation Turn For Help?By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010
If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.
The Pastor’s Wife: A Position or Juxtaposition?By Connie Dever | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 02.25.2010
“What will your wife do if you become our pastor?”
Informed Consent: Biblical and Legal Protection for Church DisciplineBy Ken Sande | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010
By updating your governing documents with these kinds of provisions, you can strengthen your ability to obey God’s command to restore straying sheep.
Discipline in the Mainline – Is it Possible or Even Wise?By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 02.25.2010
Discipline is possible, on a congregational and on a denomination-wide level. I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes. But it is rare and difficult.
Learning to MultiplyBy Tim Cantrell | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
Not a single industrialized nation today has a high enough fertility rate to replace itself.
Embedded Portraits: A Theological Vision for Families 3By Andrew Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
Does the fact that we’re having a boy or a girl make any difference in parenting beyond the color of their balloons?
Embedded Portraits: A Theological Vision for Families 2By Andrew Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
There’s more to say about children and families than to simply affirm or deny the continuity of the covenants!
Wanted: Kingdom FamiliesBy Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
For that reason, even before asking whether your family should stay or go, it may be worth asking whether or not you have a Kingdom perspective at all.
Clouds on the HorizonBy Matt Chandler | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010
When we researched multi-site churches we had a hard time pinpointing concerns with it because in all the reading we did we rarely came across two churches that do it the same way.
Embedded Portraits: A Theological Vision for Families 1By Andrew Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
Is Satan more concerned about the families in your church than you are?
Churches Raising Up Pastors – Ministry Training StrategyBy Colin Marshall | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010
9Marks wants to see more churches and pastors taking responsibility for raising up the next generation of pastors. To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission. With one exception, each of the following organization answers the same 18 questions.
Polity on Church Discipline: A User’s GuideBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 02.25.2010
If you’re a pastor trying to obey Jesus by implementing church discipline, there are few books that will aid you the way Polity will.
39 Lessons, 20 Tips and 10 “Don’ts” For ParentingBy Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010
Preach the gospel of grace, not self-discipline.
“Don’t Do It!!” Why You Shouldn’t Practice Church DisciplineBy Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010
When pastors first discover church discipline in the Bible, I often tell them: “Don’t do it . . . at least not yet.”