Wanted: Plotting and Provoking Church Members

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

Because of everything Jesus has done, and because of everything that he is, Christians are to stir one another up to love and good works.

With a Little Help From My Friends

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

If anyone were to ask me, “What is the best thing in life?”, I would answer, ‘Friends’.”

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.

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?