What Ties Churches Together?
To understand how local churches relate to each other we first need to ask, who holds the keys?
Local churches have the same Christ, same confession, and same commission. Here are ten practical implications of these connections.
In an allegedly post-denominational age, what binds churches together? Does that glue work?
Share, help, support, send—New Testament churches cooperated in all these ways and more. We should too.
How Can Churches Work Together?
On March 2, 2012, this church’s town was flattened by a tornado. But other area churches sprang to their aid and set an example for all of us.
Why pray publicly for other churches? To crucify the spirit of competition, to show we’re on the same team, and to strengthen friendships.
Sometimes shepherds need to get on the phone in order to care together for straying sheep.
You cannot cooperate with everyone in the work of missions, but when you do, you help to clarify the gospel.
No, most churches don’t cooperate in church discipline. Yes, they probably should. And imagine what would happen to Christian nominalism if they did.
If you love biblical theology, if preaching in light of redemptive history is your jet fuel, if the gospel is life to you and not just a trendy buzzword, then you really need to read this book.
This book reminds you that you are not God, and yet you are gloriously human—just what God created you to be.
Something is wrong with pastoral ministry—at least Dave Earley thinks so.
This book will provide a laser-sharp vision for a young pastor just getting his feet wet in the ministry.
Trueman demonstrates both the value of creeds and confessions for the life of the local church and the serious consequences that follow if we refuse to make our doctrinal beliefs explicit in writing.
9Marks asked a roundtable of pastors the same question: Are denominations worth it? Here are their answers. Tom Ascol Are denominations worth it? That depends on what your definition of “it” is. It is obviously valuable to cooperate for common causes that are germane to their mission. The New Testament points to the financial cooperation […]