Class V: Church Government

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

What exactly is church government? Put simply, it’s the system by which decisions are made in a church, a description of where authority resides.

Befriending Timothy

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

When a pastor befriends a young man, the kingdom advances.

Class IV: Corporate Prayer

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

Given how central prayer is to our lives as Christians, it makes sense that prayer is a vital part of building unity in our church.

Using Small Groups to Fight Sin

By Corby Megorden | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

It’s unwise—and, frankly, dishonest—to suggest that I don’t need help in my battle against sin.

Electing Elders

By Burk Parsons | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

Crucial to the gospel ministry of shepherding the sheep of our Chief Shepherd is identifying those from among the flock whom God has gifted to serve as shepherds.

Favorite Children’s Bibles

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.01.2010

Each of these storybook Bibles has its own strength, and we should thank God that all three are available.

FAQ: Balancing Worship Service? Thornbury

By Gregory Alan Thornbury | 03.01.2010

Congregational prayer and singing are currently the most undervalued elements of worship in evangelical churches today.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — When Pastors Gather

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

Biblically speaking, being a leader in a church is far more than “counting numbers and noses.”

What role does sanctification play in salvation?

By Donald S. Whitney | 03.01.2010

To phrase the question another way, can a person go to Heaven who doesn’t live like a dedicated Christian?

Who is responsible for planning weekly worship services?

By Tom Nettles | 03.01.2010

An ongoing study of the hymn repertoire, past and present, is a task that the pastor should make a part of his duties.

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #2

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Which came first: the seeker-sensitive service philosophy or a commitment to sound biblical exposition?

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #3

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

The New Testament doesn’t seem to pronounce a chasm between teaching or preaching and leadership, yet some church leaders and church growth specialists do.

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #4

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Will the seeker-sensitive model ultimately be unable to keep up with the culture?

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Does God leave churches to decide how to conduct their own worship services?

“God told me” and the Sufficiency of Scripture

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

The Scriptures are sufficient. I know they are. God told me.