Mike McKinley

On Does God Love Everyone? (with Matt McCullough & Mike McKinley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 171

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McCullough, M. McKinley | 05.18.2021

Does God love everyone? A conversation about our new Church Questions booklet on that important question.

Believe

By Mike McKinley

What Should I Know? The Bible isn’t just a big book full of stories from a long time ago. It also tells us what we are to believe about God, … keep reading…

Book Review: God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel, by Costi Hinn

Review by Mike McKinley | 10.22.2020

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel is an easy-to-read, conversational book that makes a convincing case for rejecting the prosperity gospel.

Church Planting Is for Wimps

By Mike McKinley

How God Uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things Church Planting Is for Wimps tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Virginia. … keep reading…

Am I Really a Christian?

By Mike McKinley

You may think you are, but you may not be. After all, Jesus himself said that some people will do seemingly “Christian” things in his name but will not truly … keep reading…

Church in Hard Places

By M. McConnell, M. McKinley

How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown … keep reading…

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

By Mike McKinley | 12.04.2019

Mike McKinley explains why every sermon should proclaim Christ.

Church-planting is a church responsibility

Church-planting is a church responsibility

By Mike McKinley | 07.31.2019

The apostles responded to the Great Commission by planting churches. And so should we.

Mailbag #80: Should Pastors Discuss Past Sins? . . . Should Believers Ever Abstain from Communion? . . . Conducting Membership Interviews for Single Women

By D. King, J. Joseph, M. McKinley | 04.12.2019

— How much should a pastor share about past sins? — When should believer’s abstain from the Lord’s Supper? — Should women do membership interviews for single women?

Mission of the Church

What Does Social Justice Have to Do with the Mission of the Church?

By Mike McKinley | 12.18.2018

If we invest in social issues without ever explaining the gospel, then we’ve failed the test of love.

Lessons from the Worst Sermon I Ever Heard

By Mike McKinley | 04.16.2018

We regularly need to bring biblical theology to bear on our ministry in order to understand and accurately communicate the message of whatever text we’re teaching.

The Church Planter’s Second Priority: Raising Up Leaders

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.

The Pronouns of the Gospel

By Mike McKinley | 02.02.2017

As a person begins to understand what it means to be part of a church, the “you” and “they” turns to a “we” and “us.”

Not Them! Who You Don’t Want to Revise Your Documents

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church | 03.29.2016

Here are the five kinds of people that you might be tempted to put on your document revision committee, but should avoid if at all possible.

In Poor Communities, Does Doctrine Matter?

By M. McConnell, M. McKinley | 02.01.2016

Does a commitment to teaching and believing doctrine hinder the spread of the gospel in hard places? Hardly.

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