In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark, John Folmar, and Andy Johnson to talk about healthy churches and global missions.
Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.
If porn goes unchecked, the corporate consequences will be pervasive.
Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.
The Great Commission is normally fulfilled through healthy local churches helping to plant other healthy local churches.
One thing I’ve learned along the way is that church planting is a lot more about “church” than it is about “planting.”
Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.
Mark Dever answers the question, “Is evangelism only the responsibility of pastors?”
We don’t fail in our evangelism when we faithfully tell the gospel and yet the person is not converted. We fail in our evangelism when we don’t faithfully tell the gospel at all.
When a Christian minister preaches the gospel, there has to be an invitation. But that invitation is a call to repent and believe—not to physically relocate your body at the end of the service. — Mark Dever
We’ve gone mad trying to unlock what everyone since the days of the apostles hasn’t discovered yet: the perfect formula for explosive, exponential kingdom growth.
Mark Dever explains how true evangelism has nothing to do with coercion or manipulation.
While there are a few weaknesses, this book offers a unique and much-needed contribution to American evangelicalism, especially as demographics change.
What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”