The Advantages of CurriculumBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011
Using theologically trustworthy curriculum is a great way to free up your and other church leaders’ time while still delivering solid supplemental teaching every week.
Why You Want Sunday SchoolBy B. Jamieson, J. Pennington | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011
The bottom line here is, if not Sunday School, then where? If you don’t have Sunday school, where are you going to teach people how to study the Bible?
Book Review: Renovation of the Church, by Kent Carlson and Mike LukenReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.28.2011
This book tells the story of how and why the authors turned a seemingly thriving seeker church into a church in which forming mature disciples of Jesus is the central concern.
The Bible’s Burden for Church RevitalizationBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.27.2011
Like Paul, we should have a burden to revitalize churches that are in various stages of sickness. And we’ve got no shortage of those churches, especially in America.
Book Review: Heralds of the King: Christ-Centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. Clowney, ed. by Dennis JohnsonReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2 | 08.29.2011
This book is a fitting tribute to a man whose writing, teaching, preaching, and personal example have helped a good many pastors to preach Christ from all of Scripture.
Book Review: Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs, by Bill HybelsReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2 | 08.29.2011
Along with much biblical wisdom and good sense, there are a number of assumptions and values in this book that don’t square very well with Scripture.
Book Review: The Gift of Church, by Jim SamraReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011
Pastors, active church members, and church skeptics alike will be well served by this loving reminder of the centrality of the local church in the Christian life.
Book Review: MissionShift, ed. by David Hesselgrave and Ed StetzerReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011
The great strength of this volume is that it serves as a fairly accessible introduction to a number of critical issues in contemporary evangelical missiology.
Book Review: The Gospel Commission, by Michael HortonReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 04.03.2011
This book is theologically rich, carefully critical, and it throbs with a missionary heartbeat. Reading it will both instruct and inspire you to go and make disciples of all nations.
Book Review: Following Jesus, the Servant King, by Jonathan LundeReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011
This book is an illuminating exposition of much crucial biblical material that bears on discipleship.
Book Review: The Tangible Kingdom, by Hugh Halter and Matt SmayReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.02.2011
I celebrate the willingness to throw anything overboard that gets in the way of reaching others with the gospel, but I fear some of what’s getting tossed is actually precious cargo.
Committing to One AnotherBy Bobby Jamieson
Church Membership This study answers the question: Why join a church? By seeing the scriptural reasoning for becoming a church member, participants will also learn what it looks like to … keep reading…
Leading One AnotherBy Bobby Jamieson
Church Leadership Because it can be abused, leadership is a risky business—both for those in it and those under it. But God has good plans for leadership within the church. … keep reading…
Guarding One AnotherBy Bobby Jamieson
Church Discipline While church discipline is never easy, it is sometimes a necessary, albeit painful, part of the Christian life. This helpful study guide tackles the difficult topic in six … keep reading…
Growing One AnotherBy Bobby Jamieson
Discipleship in the Church Discipleship was one of the central themes of Jesus’ teaching, yet it is not a major emphasis today for many churches. This short study guide explores … keep reading…