John Folmar

Anatomy of a Church Merger

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

Four things I learned from our successful and fruitful church merger—almost 20 years after it happened.

Building a Multi-Cultural Ministry on Gospel Doctrine

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Robust truth will keep churches and friendships together amid their diversity, whereas lowest-common-denominator theology promotes strife and feebleness.

Voices from Abroad: Biblical Faithfulness and Cultural Sensitivity

By H. Singh, J. Folmar, M. Lohmann, M. Prodigalidad, M. Campbell, T. Cantrell | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.24.2014

Editor’s Note: We asked a handful of pastors around the world the following question: “You are familiar with American churches, yet you pastor in a non-American context. What has your present experience taught you about how to be biblically faithful yet culturally sensitive when it comes to selecting the songs that your church sings?” Their […]

Three Lessons for Cross-Cultural Evangelism

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

How can you evangelize across cultures? Communicate clearly, proclaim the Word, use the church.

Christianity around the World

By D. Akin, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, M. Dever, P. Williams, T. Anyabwile | 10.24.2013

Prosperity gospel, persecution, changing cultural tides, a rising generation of convictional pastors, and more in this roundtable discussion on the church in America and abroad.

What Makes a Church Reform Possible?

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.27.2011

When a church is transformed, the gospel surges forward as the community is confronted with a genuine corporate witness for Christ.

Implementing Membership in an Existing Church

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 04.28.2011

We believe the most important question that should confront a new person attending any church is this: Where do you stand with God?

Book Review: It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian, by Tod E. Bolsinger

Review by John Folmar | 03.05.2010

This book stumbles as it pits “community,” and particularly the observance of the Lord’s Supper, against sound doctrine.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate Witness

By A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.

Pastoring a Multi-Ethnic Church

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 02.26.2010

We are, for all our diversity, sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, in need of the one remedy that only Jesus could secure: redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

The Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Church Membership with Jonathan Leeman

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.01.2010

Mark Dever hosts a roundtable with Jonathan Leeman, John Folmar, and to discuss God’s love and church membership and Leeman’s new book which considers their connection.