Church Membership and the N.C.L.H.G.A.

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “yes.”

How to Change Your Church

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

As a pastor, your greatest power to help your congregation change comes not through your forceful personality, but through years of faithful, patient teaching.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — On Worship

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

What is said and done during a “Worship Service” is not to be taken lightly, nor is it to be given over to a popularity vote.

How to Make Membership Matter

By Paul Alexander | 03.01.2010

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Thinking About Evangelism Means Thinking About the Church

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”

Membership Matters – What is Our Church Covenant?

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

INTRODUCTION

Class XI: Serving and Giving

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.

The Greatest Danger Facing the Church

By Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

In our day, the greatest danger facing the church may well come from well-meaning pastors.

Class VIII: Church Leadership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Through submission we model the godly humility that should characterize us as a church, and we maintain our Christian unity in the midst of disagreement.

What in the World is the Missional Church?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.

Class III: Preaching

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

We cannot claim that our church is founded on the Word of God unless our church is founded on the preaching of that Word.

Class II: Church Membership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]

Recommended Books on Biblical Theology For Church Members

By 9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

Walk into Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s “bookstall” and you’ll find these books on biblical theology for sale.

Class I: Introduction

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character

One of the Dirtiest Words Today: C——–n

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”