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.

Book Review: Against God and Nature, by Thomas McCall

Review by Stephen J. Wellum | 06.25.2020

What is sin? And how does our answer to that question affect our understanding of the gospel itself?

Episode 134: On the Difference between Revival and Revivalism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.23.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan asks Mark to take a brief tour of church history so that pastors and Christians today can discern the difference between revival—a good thing—and revivalism—a bad thing. 

Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 13: Is COVID-19 an Obstacle to the Great Commission? (with David Platt)

By D. Platt, J. Leeman | 05.20.2020

COVID-19 seems to have conspired against Christianity. Churches aren’t gathering. Mission trips aren’t happening. Does this mean the Great Commission is in trouble? Tune in as Jonathan Leeman chats with David Platt about COVID-19 and the Great Commission.

Missions

By Andy Johnson

How the Local Church Goes Global Every local church should be engaged with global missions, even if most individuals in the church aren’t called to go overseas. But what does this engagement actually look like? How can local churches train, send, and support missionaries well? This book casts a vision for the local church as […]

Episode 8: COVID-19 Is an Opportunity for Evangelism (with Mez McConnell)

By J. Leeman, M. McConnell | 05.13.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mez McConnell, a pastor in Scotland, about how COVID-19 and all its difficulties also present a wonderful opportunity for evangelism.

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.

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.

How Does COVID-19 Expose the Lie of the Prosperity Gospel?

By Conrad Mbewe | 05.04.2020

What COVID-19 has done is to show us our need of the glorious biblical gospel, which satisfies us whatever circumstances we may be in.

A Final Reply to Scot McKnight and Matthew Bates

By Greg Gilbert | 05.04.2020

This conversation is not new. It’s been going on for years, even decades.

A Response to Scot McKnight and Matthew Bates

By Greg Gilbert | 04.22.2020

“King Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Now that’s good news. So why on earth would anyone want to reply to that, “Eh, half of it is, anyway”?

Conversion

By Michael Lawrence

How God Creates a People Does what a church believes about how people become Christians change how we do evangelism? In this concise book, Michael Lawrence explains the doctrine of conversion and helps us consider the relationship between what we believe about how people are saved and our approach to sharing the gospel in the context of […]