January 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of 9Marks. To celebrate that milestone, Jonathan interviewed the two guys who were there when it all began: Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker.
Discipling doesn’t need to be tethered to an elaborate program. Instead, it should be a part of a church’s culture. That’s easy to say, but hard to implement.
Jonathan Leeman interviews four seasoned pastors—Mark Dever, Burk Parsons, H. B. Charles, and Jeramie Rinne—about leadership.
As a part of the new 9Marks Journal—Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body—Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about church discipline.
Pastors need to understand that church growth isn’t the work of one day, one month, or one year. It’s a lifetime work.
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman continue their conversation about racial division in the church, highlighting the ways pastors can both educate themselves and work against it.
Mark Dever reflects on his friendship with the late R.C. Sproul.
Mark Dever chats with Jonathan Leeman about America’s racial history, and how Christians should learn from their black brothers and sisters.
What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer?
How long should a preacher prep for his sermons? When and how should he consult commentaries? What’s the best way to involve others in the process?
Almost everyone agrees pastors need to be trained. But does this mean they must receive formal theological training from a seminary?
Looking for a pastor? Here’s how Mark Dever suggests churches might resist common wisdom in their search.
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Matt to talk about the reasons behind this transition.
What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?