Mike McKinley

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. Weaving together Scripture and biblical principles with humor and personal anecdotes, author Mike McKinley asserts that a pastor’s faithful exposition of God’s Word, passion for […]

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 know him. Or maybe you know you are not a Christian and you wonder what it really means to be one. Mike McKinley shows us […]

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 an increased commitment to helping the poor. But this renewed interest in poverty alleviation is doomed to fail if it is not rooted in the […]

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.

Pastors’ Forum: How do you equip women in your church for ministry?

By B. Johnson, D. Furman, G. Conner, J. Rinne, J. Sanchez, M. McConnell, M. McKinley, P. Martin, R. Fullerton, T. Mercer | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015

How do you equip women in your church for ministry?

Preaching for the “Home Run”

By Mike McKinley | 08.22.2014

Most sermons are “base hits.” The preacher presents the meaning of the text, teaches and applies it faithfully, and the congregation receives it gladly.

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