Episode 2: On Why Expositional Preaching Matters in Missions (with John Folmar and Christian Lwanda)By C. Lwanda, J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar, R. Robertson | 10.13.2022
Does expository preaching matter in missions? Is it essential to a church’s health among every language, people, and nation?
On Pastoral Patience – Part 2 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 191By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 12.07.2021
How slowly should a pastor change things in a church? Jonathan chats with Mark Dever, John Folmar, and Josh Manley, in this second conversation about pastoral patience.
On Pastoral Patience – Part 1 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 190By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 11.30.2021
Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk to Josh Manley and John Folmar about Christianity in Afghanistan and the UAE, and the necessity of pastoral patience.
Forum: Perspectives on Heaven from the Persecuted ChurchBy J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020
We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”
The Danger of Sending Unqualified MissionariesBy John Folmar | 07.16.2020
What does John Folmar — the senior pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the Middle East — want to say to American churches and missions organizations?
Send Missionaries & Inspire SendersBy John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020
Here are three practical ways our congregations can be staging areas for gospel advancement into the unreached places of the world.
Stories of Restoration after Church DisciplineBy J. Kurz, J. Folmar, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
How should churches pursue contextualization biblically?By John Folmar | 02.22.2019
The best way to contextualize is to be rigorously biblical. Because the Bible speaks transculturally, start with the Bible.
Episode 68: On Missionaries and Churches (with Andy Johnson and John Folmar)By A. Johnson, J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.11.2018
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark, John Folmar, and Andy Johnson to talk about healthy churches and global missions.
Episode 66: On Contextualization (with John Folmar and Trip Lee)By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. Lee | 11.27.2018
What’s the goal in contextualization? How do we know if we’ve gone too far, or not far enough?
Missions – John Folmar | Session 1By John Folmar | 09.25.2018
Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders.
Anatomy of a Church MergerBy 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 DoctrineBy 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 SensitivityBy J. Folmar, M. Lohmann, M. Prodigalidad, M. Campbell, P. Harshit, 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 … keep reading…
Three Lessons for Cross-Cultural EvangelismBy John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013
How can you evangelize across cultures? Communicate clearly, proclaim the Word, use the church.