Evangelism

Essential and Indispensable: Women and the Mission of the Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

The essential and indispensable nature of women for the mission of the church does not depend upon any form of programmatic or paid ministry. It depends on what Christ has made women through dying and rising for them: disciples, witnesses, priests, fellow-workers.

Can Women Be Sent Out as Missionaries?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

So can women be missionaries? Yes, of course. But also yes to the biblical teaching on gender distinctions in the life of the church. The two are not at odds.

The Great Commission Is Guaranteed, So Let’s Get to Work

By Dayton Hartman | 11.01.2019

Every church that takes seriously the Great Commission must take seriously the need to plant more churches that will make disciples who plant more churches . . . and this is the pattern until Christ returns.

10 Reasons Why You Should Preach through Romans

By Bob Johnson | 10.25.2019

John Piper waited until the end of his pastoral ministry before he preached through Romans. I didn’t have that much wisdom, so I dove in.

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Acts

By Jeramie Rinne | 10.07.2019

The book of Acts is the narrative of how God’s end-times promises have begun to be fulfilled by the risen Lord Jesus through the Spirit-empowered apostolic preaching of the gospel to all people and the establishing of local churches.

Book Review: Planting Missional Churches, by Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im

Review by Nathan Knight | 09.26.2019

Stetzer and Im have produced a useful book on planting, but you’ll need other books to fill in your understanding of what the church is and the responsibilities of pastoral ministry.

Explaining Penal Substitutionary Atonement in Our Personal Evangelism

By Elliot Clark | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

In our personal evangelism, to what degree should we explain PSA as we seek to make sense of the bloody cross, the vanguard of our Christian gospel?

Book Review: You Found Me, by Rick Richardson

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 08.08.2019

You Found Me provides some healthy directives to churches which have grown stagnant in their evangelism. His book also left me with several important questions for Richardson that discerning readers need to consider.

Book Review: Evangelism as Exiles

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 07.11.2019

Elliot Clark’s book is a gift to Christians tempted to feel discouraged by their increased sense of alienation in America. More than that, it is a clarion call to confidently declare the gospel in a world that desperately needs it.

Book Review: To the Ends of the Earth, by Michael Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr.

Review by Brady Bowman | 06.21.2019

Read this book devotionally to stir up your own affections for missions and evangelism. Be reminded of the deep resources in the reformed tradition that can help you cultivate a heart to spread God’s glory among the nations.

Book Review: Disruptive Witness, by Alan Noble

Review by Kyle Newcomer | 05.16.2019

As we fulfill the one another’s of the New Testament, the corporate life of the church is a witness that true meaning is found not in expressing yourself, but in losing your life for Christ’s sake and the gospel (Mark 8:35).

5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow Growth

By Aaron Menikoff | 05.06.2019

Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.

We Need to Help New Converts from Non-Christian Backgrounds Honor Their Families

By Ajith Fernando | 03.28.2019

It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.

Leverage Your Short-Term Mission Trips for Long-Term Goals

By Jon Deedrick | 03.11.2019

Would the Apostle Paul join your short-term missions trip?

Reformation Doctrine Fuels Reformation Ecclesiology: A Brief History

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.