Jamie Dunlop

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.

Class XI: Serving and Giving

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.

Class VIII: Church Leadership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Through submission we model the godly humility that should characterize us as a church, and we maintain our Christian unity in the midst of disagreement.

Class III: Preaching

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

We cannot claim that our church is founded on the Word of God unless our church is founded on the preaching of that Word.

Class II: Church Membership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]

Class I: Introduction

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character

Class XII: Worship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What is worship? What does it mean to worship God? And what does worship have to do with the unity that should exist in the body of Christ?

Class X: Encouragement

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

As Christians, and especially as fellow church members, we are accountable for each other.

Class IX: Church Discipline

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?

Class VII: Discontentment

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?

Class VI: Fellowship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What does it mean to have healthy relationships in the church? Why should we care?

Class V: Church Government

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What exactly is church government? Put simply, it’s the system by which decisions are made in a church, a description of where authority resides.