Andy Davis

Be Courageous! Don’t Avoid Hard or Awkward Conversations

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.

On Church Revitalization

Episode 70: On Church Revitalization (with Aaron Menikoff & Andy Davis)

By A. Menikoff, A. Davis, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.08.2019

What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.

Rely on God’s Word, Not on Techniques

By Andy Davis | 09.08.2017

If the Word of God isn’t central to a revitalization effort, no genuine, long-lasting transformation will ever occur.

Can Single Men Serve as Elders?

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017

Does “husband of one wife” disqualify single men from serving as elders?

Looking to the New Testament for Models of Corporate Prayer

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

There is evidence in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit wills to use prayer meetings to pour out his power again and again on local churches.

Pastor’s Forum: Can You Reverse-Engineer a Multi-Ethnic Church?

By A. Davis, G. Gilbert, J. Onwuchekwa | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Can you manufacture a multi-ethnic church programmatically, pragmatically, or consumeristically?

Discipling Guys

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.10.2015

Boys don’t enter the world knowing how to be godly men. They have to be trained.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Revitalizing a Church

By A. Davis, M. Dever | 05.08.2012

Andy Davis, a pastor in North Carolina, recounts the stirring story of his church’s revitalization.

The Reform of First Baptist Church of Durham

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.27.2011

On Sunday morning, August 19, 2001, I began corporate worship at First Baptist Church (FBC) Durham by calling on the members of the church to repent.

Book Review: Simply Christian, by N. T. Wright

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010

Most pointedly, I don’t believe this book tenderly and clearly warns individual sinners of their peril or calls upon them to flee to Christ as the only remedy for their sin before God.

Book Review: The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today, by Josh Moody

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

This book is a cogent and succinct summary of the central themes of the life of Jonathan Edwards, and Moody does his best work applying those themes to our present context.

A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Biblical Theology

By A. Menikoff, A. Davis, G. Goldsworthy, P. Johnson, S. J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

If there’s no steady diet of biblical theology, what do our churches and church members really lose?

Is there a formula for deciding what to preach?

By Andy Davis | 03.01.2010

Preach always in such a way that God’s words are made clear and God’s message comes straight from the text.