Membership

Separating Insiders and Outsiders

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Miscellaneous Articles | 02.26.2010

How should we evaluate different prescriptions for a successful church? How can we tell what’s good advice and what’s worthy of the so-called circular file?

Those Toxic Non-Attenders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 02.25.2010

Christians have been adopted into the body of Christ. Non-attenders act as if they are orphans.

The Preemptive Resignation—A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010

Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.

The Church, Counting Numbers, & You

By Matt Schmucker | 02.24.2010

What has happened to our understanding of evangelism, conversion, church discipline, and discipleship that allows people to remain on the roles of a Christian church but never attend?