Getting a Vision for the Parachurch

Nine Marks of a Healthy Parachurch Ministry

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

A healthy parachurch ministry knows that it exists primarily to protect the church.

How Parachurch Ministries Go Off the Rails

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The parachurch is not the church. It does not do what the church does, and it should not supplant the church in the minds and lives of those involved in its work.

Are Parachurch Ministries Evil? Bad and Good Arguments for the Parachurch

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The failure of particular local churches may be the best, most enduring reason for the need for solid, gospel-centered, evangelistic parachurch ministries.

Helping Church and Parachurch Work Together

For the Church: Which Parachurch Ministries Should You Support?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals or teams that you trust.

For the Church: How Can You Support Parachurch Ministries?

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.

Praying for Parachurch Ministries

By D. A. Carson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Should there be any difference between the way we pray for a local church and the way we pray for a parachurch organization? No and yes.

How Church Discipline Will Save the Parachurch

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Jesus authorized only one institution on earth to clean the kingdom gutters and unclog its pipes—the local church.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

almost christian

Book Review: Almost Christian, by Kenda Dean

Review by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011

This book is worth your time as a penetrating indictment of quasi-Christianity and a source of some helpful advice about how to fight back.

the god who is there

Book Review: The God Who Is There, by D. A. Carson

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

This is biblical theology that “understand[s] the life of the Church as well as the way life in the postmodern world works.” It joins only a few like it.

following jesus the servant king

Book Review: Following Jesus, the Servant King, by Jonathan Lunde

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011

This book is an illuminating exposition of much crucial biblical material that bears on discipleship.

tangible kingdom

Book Review: The Tangible Kingdom, by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.02.2011

I celebrate the willingness to throw anything overboard that gets in the way of reaching others with the gospel, but I fear some of what’s getting tossed is actually precious cargo.

christ-centered worship

Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship, by Bryan Chapell

Review by Josh Manley | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 01.31.2011

If you are a pastor or church leader with responsibilities for worship or want to better understand this massive topic in Scripture, you should read this book.

wired for intimacy

Book Review: Wired for Intimacy, by William Struthers

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 01.31.2011

Struthers’ research helps us to understand how pornography rewires the brain.

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