Discipleship

How Can We Care for Our Church Members During COVID-19?

By B. Johnson, C. Mwanza, J. Wiesner, K. Edward Copeland, M. Lohmann, T. Shepherd | 05.01.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their people since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry. 

How Do I Avoid Pastoral Burnout During COVID-19?

By Garrett Kell | 05.01.2020

This pandemic has exposed pastors to new and unexpected pressure points in their ministries

What Advice Would You Give Churches that Aren’t Live-Streaming?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.01.2020

If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.

What If We Have to Cut Our Budget?

By Jamie Dunlop | 04.27.2020

Lord willing, none of this will prove useful for your church.

Why Gather? Thinking About Gathering When Churches Can’t

By Matt Merker | 04.24.2020

With Covid-19 causing churches to put public gatherings on hold, it seems like a good time to consider why Christians prioritize gathering in the first place.

COVID-19 Has Helped Our Church to Pray More Fervently

By Matthias Lohmann | 04.13.2020

God is good. He consistently uses circumstances that we might think are bad to bring about his glorious purposes among his people.

Why We Produced the Church Questions Series

By Sam Emadi | 04.09.2020

The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.

Discipling and Developing Leaders Through a Sermon Application Team

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.

Preaching to Different Kinds of Hearers

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

The preacher’s task is to hold up reality as the Bible presents it, and to ask how it compares to what his hearers have been calling reality. He asks if all the promises that sin has been making to them have turned out to be true.

Why Mature Christians Need Gospel-Centered Preaching

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.30.2020

In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.

Some Reflections Growing Out Of The Recent Epidemic Of Influenza That Afflicted Our City

By Francis Grimke | 03.27.2020

Francis Grimke delivered this sermon on Sunday, November 3, 1918 at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C. after the outbreak of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

An Open Letter to a New Christian

By Sam Emadi | 03.26.2020

Obedience is costly and the road of perseverance is long. But God, in his kindness, does not want you to walk this road alone.

Book Review: Untangling Emotions, by J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith

Review by Rachel Ware | 03.19.2020

Untangling Emotions is a valuable resource for any believer who desires to navigate their emotional life for God’s glory and compassionately guide others who are struggling to understand their deepest feelings.

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.