How Can I Support International Missions? (with Mark Collins) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 189

By J. Leeman, M. Collins, M. Dever | 11.23.2021

Church members ought to know their missionaries. How can pastors facilitate that relationship?

Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.

What the Doctrine of Regeneration Means for Church Membership Interviews

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.

What the Doctrine of Sin Means for Our Evangelism

By Trell Ross | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

You cannot share the gospel of Jesus without mentioning the reality of sin. When we do, we deceive people about what the gospel is.

On Gentle and Lowly (with Dane Ortlund) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 186

By D. Ortlund, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.02.2021

“Jesus is not who you think he is.”

On Church-Centered Missions vs Movement-Driven Missions (Pastors Talk, Ep. 183)

By A. Sequeira, B. Buser, J. Mack Stiles, J. Leeman, S. Logsdon | 10.12.2021

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mack Stiles, Brooks Buser, Scott Logsdon, and Aubrey Sequeira about two diverging approaches to the obeying the Great Commission.

How A Good Desire for Church Growth Can Lead to Bad Ministry Practices

By Harshit Singh | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

The desire for numeric growth, in turn, leads many pastors to constantly look for growth strategies that undermine the ordinary means of grace.

Baptists and Calvinism: Lessons from Sprague’s Annals of the American Baptist Pulpit

By Caleb Morell | 05.24.2021

Just like today, Baptists were in the nineteenth century were a “big tent” denomination. Differences persisted, but they were handled with charity.

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.

Rediscover Church

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman

Why the Body of Christ Is Essential Churches are currently facing a host of difficult issues―potential shut-downs and restrictions due to COVID-19, political dissension among members, racial division, church abuse … keep reading…

Should Missionaries Be Looking for “Persons of Peace”?

By Alex Kocman | 01.25.2021

Whereas the term “seeker” has been associated with the church growth movement in North America in particular, “person of peace” has lodged itself into the lexicon of modern missions.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for … keep reading…

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.

How Does the Hope of Heaven Drive Missions?

By Wayne Chen | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Every person on the planet will live forever. The sooner we accept that reality, the sooner we will pursue missions with urgency, focus, and perseverance.

Forum: Perspectives on Heaven from the Persecuted Church

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”