A Seminary President’s Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 03.01.2010

Why is your seminary needed?

Contemporary or Traditional Music: Which is Right?

By Vell Rives | 03.01.2010

Let us limit our discussion to congregational singing. Some concepts can be applied to choral singing as well. However, for the sake of brevity, we will ignore entirely the issues of solo and instrumental music.

A Pastor’s Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 03.01.2010

Do local churches have the responsibility to help raise up the next generation of pastors, and if so, why?

The first steps in changing church leadership structure

By Phil Newton | 03.01.2010

Changes in the leadership structure require devotion to the church and willingness to endure whatever unsettling times might follow.

9Marks Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010

What are some lessons on church discipline you’ve learned the hard way?

Does regeneration necessarily precede conversion?

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 03.01.2010

God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.

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.