What Ties Churches Together?
A Church and Churches: IndependenceBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
To understand how local churches relate to each other we first need to ask, who holds the keys?
A Church and Churches: IntegrationBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
Local churches have the same Christ, same confession, and same commission. Here are ten practical implications of these connections.
Testing the Glue that Binds Churches TogetherBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
In an allegedly post-denominational age, what binds churches together? Does that glue work?
Cooperative Ministry in the New TestamentBy Chad Brand | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
Share, help, support, send—New Testament churches cooperated in all these ways and more. We should too.
How Can Churches Work Together?
When Disaster Strikes: How Other Churches Helped OursBy Toby Jenkins | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
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 I Pray Publicly for Other ChurchesBy Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
Why pray publicly for other churches? To crucify the spirit of competition, to show we’re on the same team, and to strengthen friendships.
Churches Cooperating in PastoringBy Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
Sometimes shepherds need to get on the phone in order to care together for straying sheep.
Churches Cooperating in MissionsBy Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
You cannot cooperate with everyone in the work of missions, but when you do, you help to clarify the gospel.
Churches Cooperating in DisciplineBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
No, most churches don’t cooperate in church discipline. Yes, they probably should. And imagine what would happen to Christian nominalism if they did.
Book Review: The Imperative of Preaching, by John CarrickReview by David King | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 03.28.2013
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.
Book Review: Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being, by Zack EswineReview by Kevin Wilkening | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 04.17.2013
This book reminds you that you are not God, and yet you are gloriously human—just what God created you to be.
Book Review: Pastoral Leadership Is…, by Dave EarleyReview by Colin Adams | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 04.15.2013
Something is wrong with pastoral ministry—at least Dave Earley thinks so.
Book Review: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, by John PiperReview by Nathan Knight | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 04.04.2013
This book will provide a laser-sharp vision for a young pastor just getting his feet wet in the ministry.
Book Review: The Creedal Imperative, by Carl TruemanReview by Peter Hess | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 03.22.2013
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.
Pastors’ Forum: Are Denominations Worth It?9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013
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 … keep reading…
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