Geoff Chang

Spurgeon on Building a Culture of Evangelism

By Geoff Chang | 08.17.2023

As effective of an evangelistic preacher as C. H. Spurgeon was, he knew that he could not evangelize his community alone. He needed his congregation alongside him.

On Spurgeon the Pastor, with Geoff Chang (Pastors Talk, Ep 235)

By G. Chang, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.18.2023

Did Charles Spurgeon care about ecclesiology? In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark and Jonathan chat with Geoff Chang about Spurgeon the pastor.

What Can We Learn from Charles Spurgeon and the New York Revival of 1858?

By Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

What did Spurgeon want his people to understand about God’s work in revival?

“A Hedging and Fencing”: How Charles Spurgeon Promoted Meaningful Membership

By Geoff Chang | 01.11.2022

This work of “hedging and fencing” is what keeps the church distinct from the world. And as the pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon saw it was one of his chief duties.

Why Deacons Are Crucial for Healthy Churches

By G. Chang, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Smethurst | 04.29.2021

A panel discussion at TGC21 about the crucial role deacons play in the church.

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching? (with Geoff Chang)

By G. Chang, J. Leeman | 10.19.2020

Follow the Journal Talk podcast on iTunes & Spotify. SHOW NOTES: Article: How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?, by Alex DiPrima & Geoff Chang Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?

By A. DiPrima, G. Chang | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?

Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee

Review by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020

My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.

Reflections on ‘One Assembly’ and the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 07.03.2020

As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.

Small Beginnings: J. C. Ryle in Exbury

By Geoff Chang | 06.29.2020

Pastors are often tempted to be dissatisfied with their churches. Some long for greater prominence and larger congregations. But this dissatisfaction is part of the Enemy’s lies; such outcomes must be left to the Lord.

Small Beginnings: C. H. Spurgeon at Waterbeach

By Geoff Chang | 06.10.2020

For so many young pastors, the early years of pastoral ministry can prove daunting. These highlights from Spurgeon’s first pastorate show us what to prioritize in these early years.

Opportunity or Accommodation? Thinking Through Cultural Practices in the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 04.10.2020

Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?

Missionaries Need to Know What a Church Is: A Lesson from Adoniram Judson

By Geoff Chang | 01.17.2020

The goal of missions is not merely individual conversions. Rather, it’s to see indigenous, gospel-preaching churches planted.

Charles Spurgeon, Women’s Ministry, and Female Preachers

By A. DiPrima, G. Chang | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Spurgeon’s earnest desire was to promote the work of faithful and godly women in the life of the church. Though he believed that the pulpit was closed to women, the world was not.

A Tale of Two Baptist Associations

By Geoff Chang | 09.23.2019

Let me tell you the tale of two Baptist associations.

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