Mark Dever

The Compelling Community

By J. Dunlop, M. Dever

Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive In The Compelling Community, pastors Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop cast a captivating vision for authentic fellowship in the local church that goes beyond small groups. Full of biblical principles and practical advice, this book will help pastors lead their congregations toward the kind of community that glorifies […]

The Church

By Mark Dever

The Gospel Made Visible A church’s life, doctrine, worship, and even polity are important issues. Yet they are so rarely addressed. The Church is Mark Dever’s primer on the doctrine of the church for all who see Scripture alone as a sufficient authority for the doctrine and life of the local church. He explains to […]

Episode 119 - On When the Church Can't Gather

Episode 119: On When the Church Can’t Gather

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.17.2020

Mark and Jonathan chat about COVID-19.

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.12.2020

In this Pastor’s Talk mini-episode, Mark Dever discusses what pastors and churches should do in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

On Why Membership follows Baptism

Episode 117: On the Connection Between Baptism & Church Membership

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.03.2020

It should be exceedingly rare to baptize someone apart from local church membership.

Pastors Talk podcast On Training Young Preachers (with Isaac Adams)

Episode 116: On Training Young Preachers (with Isaac Adams)

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.25.2020

One of the best ways to raise up the next generation of preachers is to give unproven guys opportunities. In this episode, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Isaac Adams about training young preachers.

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The Gospel — Mark Dever | Session 1 – 9Marks Conference at Midwestern

By Mark Dever | 02.22.2020

A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.

Discipling

By Mark Dever

How to Help Others Follow Jesus Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author […]

What Is a Healthy Church?

By Mark Dever

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

Nine Marks Booklet

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members (with Nathan Knight & John Joseph)

By J. Joseph, J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 02.11.2020

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever, John Joseph, and Nathan Knight about a topic every pastor knows well: how to care for difficult people.

On Biblical Theology Pastors Talk

Episode 113: On Biblical Theology (with Paul Alexander)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Alexander | 02.04.2020

Jonathan, Mark, and guest Paul Alexander chat about the ins and outs of biblical theology.