Jamie Dunlop

The Compelling Community: What to Do Next?

By Jamie Dunlop | 08.04.2016

Periodically, pastors read The Compelling Community, and then ask us where to start in putting its ideas into practice. Here are three thoughts for your consideration.

Book Review: Word-Filled Women’s Ministry, ed. by Gloria Furman and Kathleen Nielson

Review by Jamie Dunlop | 10.16.2015

This book reshapes our view of “women’s ministry” toward a more biblical “ministry among women” for which we should all be deeply thankful.

Compelling Community—A Conversation with Mark Dever & Jamie Dunlop

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.21.2015

If God the Holy Spirit left your church this weekend, what would happen next?

Should Churches Monitor Members’ Giving?

By Jamie Dunlop | 08.22.2014

Shouldn’t we use our ability to track our members’ giving to help shepherd them? I’d say no. Here’s why.

When Is Pragmatism Prudent?

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

Finding the boundary between commands and sanctified common sense.

Pastoring the Wrongly Ambitious

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

As Christians, we are called to be ambitious for Christ, yet many seem ambitious only for the things of this world. How can you pastor them?

Church Mercy Ministry as Integrated Auxiliary

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

If a mercy ministry in your church grows to the point where it needs some real structure, consider making it an “integrated auxiliary.”

The “Regulated Free Market” Approach to Mercy Ministry

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

When it comes to mercy ministry in the church, both the programmed and the organic approaches have their limitations. Here is a third way.

Sunday School for Dummies: How to Use and Develop New Teachers

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

Do you have more teaching slots for adult Sunday School programs than you have teachers to fill them? If so, commit to the training of more men to teach.

How Sunday School Can Help Your Preaching

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

Sunday School makes you a better systematic theologian, which in turn makes you a better applier of God’s Word.

How Sunday School Can Change Your Church’s Culture

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

Over the last decade our church has discovered an unexpected tool for changing a culture: adult Sunday School.

When Should Ministry Be Staffed?

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2 | 08.29.2011

Generally, if an activity is not important enough to get done if the staff position were eliminated, it is likely not important enough to get done at all.

Deacons: Shock-Absorbers and Servants

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

Elders lead ministry, deacons facilitate ministry, the congregation does ministry. That, I believe, is the New Testament model.

Book Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church, by David Murrow

Review by Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.06.2010

Churches have shifted toward a style that is comfortable for the stereotypical woman—at the expense of the stereotypical man.

Book Review: Selling Out the Church, by Philip Kenneson and James Street

Review by Jamie Dunlop | 03.05.2010

Kenneson and Street have composed an excellent critique of a discipline that has become almost second nature in many church circles, even despite its limited applicability.

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