Must Every Christian Evangelize?

By Tim Beougher | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 08.27.2013

Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” Here is a quick guide for pastors to know how to answer them.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Global Missions Today

By M. Dever, Z. Pratt | 03.31.2013

Zane Pratt discusses the strange dynamics of cross-cultural missions in a Facebook world.

What is Business as Missions?

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Business as missions is an old idea that’s opening new doors in international missions.

Book Review: Everyday Church, by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.25.2013

This book is instructive, encouraging, and convicting. I am happy to recommend it.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Contact Evangelism

With J. Mack Stiles | 11.08.2012

How pushy should we be in our evangelism? Do we have to earn the right to share the gospel? Mack Stiles and a few friends share their wisdom.

Six Benefits of Evangelism for Discipleship

By Brian Parks | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Here are six ways that treating evangelism as a necessary part of discipleship helps to grow mature disciples.

Obligation, Stewardship, and the Poor

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 07.01.2012

It’s easy (and biblical) to insist that Christians should “do something about the poor.” But how can we sort out whom we should help, and how much?

Adopting a School

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.27.2012

Here’s how the Summit Church learned to love their neighbors, and what that did for their witness to their community.

Loving the Unlovely and Unwanted

By David Apple | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.27.2012

This is the story of one urban church’s efforts to serve its community through both mercy and pointing to the source of mercy.

How to Start a Mercy Ministry in your Church

By Layla Wilder | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.27.2012

If you want your church to help poor people, decide how you are going to help, find people to serve, and tell them about Jesus as you do.

How to Have Gospel Conversations with Torn Up People

By John Lauber | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

How can you talk to someone with whom you seem to have nothing in common? By seeing their life and yours through the lens of the Bible’s grand narrative.

We Need to Be Careful, but We also Need to Care

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Theological nuance is important, but it should never mask disobedience.

How Do Word and Deed Ministry Fit Together for a Church?

By Tim Keller | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Churches know they are responsible for word ministry. But are they responsible for deed ministry? How do word and deed ministry relate?

How Mercy Serves Evangelism in the Church

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Here are five ways mercy ministry serves and supports a church’s gospel proclamation.

The Great Commission Is Bigger than Your Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

The great commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?