What in the World is the Missional Church?By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010
The basic premise of the missional church is that “ missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.
What is the Missional Life?By Eric Simmons | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 02.25.2010
Pastor, God has called you to more than just the people in your church. He wants to mobilize you and your people to reach another people.
Thinking About Evangelism Means Thinking About the ChurchBy Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010
To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”
Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate WitnessBy A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010
Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.
Church Membership and the N.C.L.H.G.A.By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010
Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “ yes.”
Book Review: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: Five Views, ed. by Paul Engle and Gary McIntoshReview by Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.08.2010
This, I think, is the key takeaway from this book: If you start with man, you won’t rise above man-made theories.
The Greatest Danger Facing the ChurchBy Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010
In our day, the greatest danger facing the church may well come from well-meaning pastors.
Book Review: Your Best Life Now, by Joel OsteenReview by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.08.2001
If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.
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