How Small Groups Can Foster Church Unity . . . Or Destroy ItBy Dave Russell | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
Small groups have the potential to be a tool for maintaining church unity—when they are led wisely.
How To Plan A Sunday Morning Service . . . OutsideBy Dave Russell | 05.13.2020
If you are planning an outdoor gathering for your next Sunday morning worship service, here are ten things to consider.
Mailbag #88: Must Elders Agree on Tongues & Prophecy? . . . How Can We Wisely Hire a Pastor from Outside the Church?By D. Russell, J. Rinne | 08.09.2019
— How much agreement must elders have on the issue of tongues and prophecy? — In a congregational church, how should we hire a new pastor from the outside? How can we give enough time for the church to properly vet the candidate?
Mailbag #83: Protecting the Sunday Gathering by Limiting Reasons to Be Out of Room . . . Caring for Over-Worked Children’s Ministry WorkersBy D. Russell, J. Leeman | 05.13.2019
— To what extent should the church protect the Sunday morning gathering by limiting reasons for members to be “at church” but out of the room? — What do you do to care for the spiritual health of your children’s ministry leaders?
How to Merge Two Church CulturesBy Dave Russell | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017
In a church merger, you must understand the two existing cultures and lead them to become one. Here are five ways to do that.
College Students and Church MembershipBy Dave Russell | 09.17.2014
Should college students join a local church by campus if they have a church membership “back home”?
Mobilizing the Church To Evangelize the College CampusBy Dave Russell | 09.02.2014
We want churches to have an impact on campus, and for the campus to be present in the local church. But how?