Garrett Kell

A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance

By Garrett Kell | 09.01.2015

Faithful attendance honors Christ and builds up His church. Non-attendance moves in the other direction. It makes light of His name and harms His church in many ways and for many reasons.

First Five Years 2015

By A. Moore, B. Jamieson, E. Aponte, G. Kell, H. Singh, J. Yong, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Worsley, K. Mbugua, M. Dever, S. Linne, T. Lee | 04.20.2015

First Five Years was a 9Marks Conference to encourage and instruct new pastors. If you are new in your ministry—perhaps in preparation, or in the first years of a church plant, or in your first church, or just beginning your pastorate in a new place—this conference is meant to equip you.

Giving and Receiving Godly Criticism: Sharpening Each Other With Your Words

By Garrett Kell | 02.03.2015

God uses his people to speak the truth to one another in love, and this includes critical truth. If you’re missing this element in your discipling relationships, you’re like a shepherd with no rod.

Advice for a New Elder

By Garrett Kell | 12.17.2014

Here’s the summary of what more seasoned pastors had to say to a young man who is stepping in as a new overseer.

On the Art & Practice of Preaching

By G. Kell, M. Dever | 11.03.2014

Is expositional preaching the only kind of faithful preaching? Are personal illustrations useful or unacceptable? How can preachers encourage obedience without veering toward moralism? In this wide-ranging interview, Garrett Kell talks with Mark Dever on the art and practice of preaching.

Book Review: On Preaching, by H. B. Charles

Review by Garrett Kell | 10.27.2014

I wanted a resource to both improve my preaching and to pass on to young preachers. I didn’t come away disappointed.

Encourage One Another: Giving Grace with Your Words

By Garrett Kell | 09.24.2014

Encouragement is like oxygen in the life of a church. It keeps hearts beating, minds clear, and hands inspired to serve.

Should I Tell My Spouse about Struggles with Sexual Purity?

By Garrett Kell | 08.28.2014

Regardless of where you land on the spectrum, it is important for husbands and wives to develop a plan to help each other fight sexual temptation.

Book Review: Growing Up, by Robby Gallaty

Review by Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 11.11.2013

The one thing this book is not designed to do is to be read and put on the shelf.

The Gospel for a Gay Friend

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

The beauty of the gospel is that it addresses every area of their life, not just one expression of the fall.

Four Ways to Equip New Elders

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.

Raising Up Elders: Four Foundational Principles

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

While there’s no magic formula for raising up leaders, there are some ways to identify and train men to be elders. Here are four to get you started.

Discipleship and the Paradoxes of Growth

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

As Christians, we live by dying and rest by striving. But how do these paradoxes practically play out in discipleship?

Discipleship According to the Scriptures

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Disciples are called to follow Christ, and following him means helping others follow him.

Not Your Grandma’s Sunday School

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Who wants to sit and listen to a lecture about theology? Who wants to hear one person yack for an hour in the place of the community contributing? You’d be surprised.