Evangelism

Book Review: We Evangelicals and Our Mission, by David Hesselgrave

Review by Mark Collins | 05.13.2021

It is not enough for us merely to identify the problems in the evangelical understanding of mission. With God’s help we need to take steps to strengthen churches at home so that we can plant stronger churches abroad.

Fisherman or Fishermen? Considering the Church’s Corporate Mission

By Matt Sliger | 04.26.2021

The mission of the church is in fact the mission of the church. Rather than merely being one person casting from a pier, it’s a host of men and women holding their part of the net.

Book Review: The Essence and Implications of Missio Dei, by Peter Pikkert

Review by Sam Martyn | 03.11.2021

A thousand institutions are carrying the banner of creation care, global debt relief, and affordable housing; only the church of Jesus Christ carries the banner of good news for those needing rescue from eternal suffering.

Should You Talk About Heaven When You Share the Gospel?

By Matthias Lohmann | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We should talk about heaven in our evangelism because it’s the ultimate goal of the gospel’s promise.

Biblical Eldership and Global Missions: A Vital and Necessary Union

By Phil Remmers | 11.24.2020

Divorcing ecclesiology from missiology has produced bad fruit. But there is hope. Scripture provides clear directions on how to move forward.

Book Review: Saturate, by Jeff Vanderstelt

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 07.23.2020

The gathered church equips saints to be in the world evangelizing the lost. A scattered church engages unbelievers and points them to the unique beauty of the Christian assembly. Confused roles compromise the church’s ability to fulfill the Great Commission.

The Danger of Sending Unqualified Missionaries

By John Folmar | 07.16.2020

What does John Folmar — the senior pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the Middle East — want to say to American churches and missions organizations?

Send Missionaries & Inspire Senders

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Here are three practical ways our congregations can be staging areas for gospel advancement into the unreached places of the world.

Do the Work of an Evangelist

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Dear pastors, do the work of an evangelist. By the grace of God, those whom you are called to lead will fill up the tracks you’ve made.

Pastoring in a Pandemic QuickTake: Serving Your Neighbors, Sharing the Gospel

By Mark Vroegop | 06.03.2020

Mark Vroegop discusses how churches can share the gospel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cultivating Culture of Evangelism Pastors Talk podcast 9marks

Why People in Your Church Don’t Evangelize — And One Really Important Thing to Do About It

By Isaac Adams | 05.06.2020

Pastor, when it comes to helping your people in their evangelism, patiently and faithfully encourage them!

How Can We Love Our Non-Christian Neighbors During COVID-19?

By A. Ziafat, B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Tibayan | 05.05.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their non-Christian neighbors since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.

Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 2: How COVID-19 Exposes & Embarrasses the Prosperity Gospel with Conrad Mbewe

By C. Mbewe, J. Leeman | 05.04.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Conrad Mbewe, a pastor from Zambia, about how COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to expose the lies of the prosperity gospel, and to reach out to those people deceived by it.

Book Review: Missionary Methods, by Roland Allen

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 04.30.2020

Allen’s philosophy of missions is full of tempered wisdom and careful consideration of how the goal of missions should shape its practice.

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.