Five Advantages of Church-Based Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.

Counseling and Discipleship

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.

Counseling in the Church

Why Every Pastor-in-Training Should Read Ed’s Book: An Interview with Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 04.02.2010

It’s easy to critique pastors who are fixated on “numbers.” But what’s the root issue there, and where does it show up in my heart?

Twenty Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.

Looking at the Past and Present of Counseling

By David Powlison | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

People are willing to pay money to others who will never lead them to the Savior of the World. But that must change.

Cultivating a Culture of Counseling and Discipleship

By Tim Lane | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.26.2010

When we live as children of light, we live a persuasive lifestyle that gets the attention of the non-Christian.

Sorting Out the Spiritual and the Physical

By Michael Emlet | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

In my counseling training, I began to see that the Scriptures provide this overarching view to any problem of life.

Premarital Counseling, Pornography, and Marriage

By Winston T. Smith | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I think one of the ways churches should work against the threat of pornography, very simply, is to start talking about it.

What Should Pastors Do with Fear, Medication, & Addiction

By Edward T. Welch | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Are psychiatric medications sinful? Are they wise? Are they wrong? How should we view such things?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Churches that Make a Difference, by Ron Sider, Philip Olson, and Heidi Rolland Unruh

Review by Flynn Cratty | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Sider, Olson, and Unruh seem to think that the mission of the church is to do all it can to evangelize, meet people’s needs, and transform society.

Book Review: The Multiplying Church, by Bob Roberts

Review by Lance Quinn | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

What he doesn’t do, however, is consider the Bible’s framework for understanding the purposes of the church and mandate for spreading the gospel.

Book Review: Who Can Save the Incredible Shrinking Church?, by Frank Page

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Frank Page wants to do nothing less than save struggling, shrinking churches everywhere.

Church Mergers and Plants

Summer 2017
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Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

Fall 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
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Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
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Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
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Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
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Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
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Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Deacons

May—June 2010
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A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999
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