Parachurch, Not Parachute: Advantages and Disadvantages of Extra-Church Bible Studies and FellowshipsBy Sam Crites | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
The key to healthy parachurch ministry is to make sure its ultimate goal is to support and encourage healthy churches.
Our Main Goals for Youth MinistryBy Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
Foster a culture of discipling with the teenagers. Build a bridge from the rest of the church into their lives.
How to Encourage Women’s DisciplingBy Madison Hetzler | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
Let what happens on Sunday spill over into the rest of the week. Share a church pew, then start sharing dinner tables, sidewalks, and car rides.
Why a Pastor Should Care about Children’s MinistryBy Ed Moore | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
We as pastors should never fall into the trap of thinking we are above caring for the souls of young children.
The Empty Promises of a Busy ScheduleBy Justin Perdue | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
A busy ministry calendar can distract and exhaust the saints more than it establishes them in the faith and furthers the church’s mission.
How to Redeem Your Singles MinistryBy John Lee | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.14.2022
How do you care for the singles of your church without them feeling like they’re attending a Christian speed-dating event?
Risks and Benefits of Age-Specific MinistryBy Jason Seville | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.13.2022
May we faithfully consider how to leverage “age and stage” for gospel purposes while avoiding the prevalent pitfalls.
Children’s Ministry Is NOT the ChurchBy Nathan Loudin | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.12.2022
It’s best not to think of children’s ministry as part of the church. Instead, think of it as a mission field.
Small Groups: Thoroughfares not Cul-De-SacsBy Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.12.2022
Community building is a fruitful but risky strategy for a church. They can encourage members but also morph into cul-de-sacs of complacency.
A Baptist Engagement with ‘The Case for Christian Nationalism’By Andrew T. Walker | 12.09.2022
‘The Case for Christian Nationalism’ trades the beatific vision for Bible verses at the DMV.
Seven Principles for Funding Foreign MissionsBy Tyler Markson | 12.09.2022
The Lord has entrusted great wealth to Christians in the developed West. We must steward this money well.
Preacher, What’s on Your Kids Menu?By John Joseph | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 11.28.2022
We want our kids to know that the church is for them, Jesus is for them, and eternal life is for them, so let’s speak to them in our sermons.
The Aim of Preaching in an Increasingly Hostile Culture to ChristianityBy John Piper | 11.21.2022
John Piper was recently asked, “How can American pastors begin to prepare the churches for persecution?”
Shepherding in the Age of SelfBy Jonathan Dodson | 11.15.2022
How should church leaders respond to those embroiled in the age of self?
What Should ‘Equipping’ Christians Look Like?By Champ Thornton | 11.11.2022
Are we over-programming or over-complicating what is actually required to help men and women learn to “speak the truth in love”?