Moving from Topical to Expositional Preaching in Immigrant Churches: Five Steps of Preparation

By Alex Hong | 05.14.2020

If you’re the main preacher in an immigrant church, how can you move your people to love expository preaching? Consider these five practical suggestions.

How To Plan A Sunday Morning Service . . . Outside

By Dave Russell | 05.13.2020

If you are planning an outdoor gathering for your next Sunday morning worship service, here are ten things to consider.

Has COVID-19 Made 9Marks Raise the White Flag on Multi-Site and Multi-Service Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.13.2020

There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.

What Did DC Churches Do When the Spanish Flu Struck Again?

By Caleb Morell | 05.11.2020

Contrary to all expectations, the closing of churches for the month of October in 1918 did not result in decline and ruin, but in revitalization and growth.

How Should I Respond to the Growing Pornography Consumption?

By Deepak Reju | 05.11.2020

With so many people stuck inside and enduring social isolation, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in church members struggling with pornography.

On Prayer Service

How to Pray for Your Pastor During Lockdown

By Christopher Ash | 05.08.2020

This global lockdown affects us all differently. We live under widely varying regulations in different countries or even in different counties within the same country. But there are some things you can pray for your pastor—regardless of his circumstance.

How One Texas Church Reopened Their Services

By Rodney Brown | 05.08.2020

Pastoral reflections on how Metro Bible Church in South Lake, TX, reopened.

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.

What Should Our Church Consider When Reopening Our Children’s Ministry?

By Jared Kennedy | 05.06.2020

Here are 12 things to consider when reopening your children’s ministry and a list of phase-by-phase recommendations.

Cultivating Culture of Evangelism Pastors Talk podcast 9marks

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

By Isaac Adams | 05.06.2020

Pastor, when it comes to helping your people in their evangelism, patiently and faithfully encourage them!

How Can We Love Our Non-Christian Neighbors During COVID-19?

By A. Ziafat, B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Tibayan | 05.05.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their non-Christian neighbors since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.

How Can I Help Fearful Members and Dismissive Members Get Along?

By Allen Duty | 05.04.2020

You can’t (and you won’t) please everyone. But if you listen, teach, and encourage prayerful conversation, you may find that God uses this opportunity for division to strengthen the unity of your church. 

How Our Church Covenant Helps Us Care for One Another During the Pandemic

By Josh Manley | 05.04.2020

It’s not only pastors who have responsibilities during this season. The church must continue to be the church.

Can We Celebrate Communion Online?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.04.2020

It’s not the case that a virtually mediated, physically dispersed Lord’s Supper is less than optimal: it’s simply not the Lord’s Supper. 

How Does COVID-19 Expose the Lie of the Prosperity Gospel?

By Conrad Mbewe | 05.04.2020

What COVID-19 has done is to show us our need of the glorious biblical gospel, which satisfies us whatever circumstances we may be in.