Wanted: a Culture of Evangelism

Connecting Evangelism and Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Evangelism is both an individual and a team sport. But it’s the latter we tend to neglect. Here are theological and practical steps toward a remedy.

Three Ingredients for an Evangelistic Church Culture

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

What’s better than the best evangelism program? An evangelistic culture.

Pastors’ Forum: Four Approaches to Evangelism Training

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

We asked four churches to tell us how they equip their people to evangelize. Here are their responses. Answers from University Reformed Church, Sterling Park Baptist Church, the Village Church, and the Church at Brook Hills.   Ben Falconer, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan If we’re going to evangelize faithfully, we need to talk, pray, and […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Evangelism

Must Every Christian Evangelize?

By Tim Beougher | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 08.27.2013

Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” Here is a quick guide for pastors to know how to answer them.

The Pastor and Evangelism: Finding an Audience

By Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

For a pastor the tough part isn’t knowing what to say, but—six days of the week—finding someone to say it to.

Five Reasons We Don’t Evangelize

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Evangelical churches talk a lot about evangelism, but most church members don’t share their faith very often. What’s going wrong?

Overcoming Objections to Evangelism

By Kevin McKay | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 08.27.2013

Whether stated or felt, many Christians pose objections to evangelism. Here’s some guidance for working through them.

Evangelism Tool Reviews

Evangelism Tool Review: The Story

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

The Story is a gospel presentation tool designed by SpreadTruth.com. It is a popular tool for sharing the gospel; half a million people have viewed the gospel presentation online and The Story ESV Bible was published by Crossway in 2013. The Story can be accessed online (at http://viewthestory.com) through an app or via traditional printed […]

Evangelism Tool Review: Two Ways to Live

By Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Every Christian should know the gospel and be able to present it to others (1 Pet. 3:15). Now, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary hugely. Nonetheless, if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the central message of Christianity, and be able to articulate it faithfully and clearly. Two Ways to Live by Matthias […]

Evangelism Tool Review: New World Gospel Presentation

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

InterVarsity’s “New World Gospel Presentation” is an evangelism outline “designed to lead others to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world.”[1] As of today there are training materials on their website, Vimeo and YouTube. Additionally, they have developed a free app (iOS and Android) to help illustrate the […]

Evangelism Course Comparison Guide

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 03.01.2010

Which “evangelism courses” are the best to use with non-Christians?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, by Kate Bowler

Review by Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

In a thoughtful and engaging work, Kate Bowler unravels the origins and development of the prosperity gospel into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Book Review: Engaging the Written Word of God, by J. I. Packer

Review by Noah Braymen | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

The present volume is probably most accessible to elders, more serious Bible students, and seminarians.

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

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013

Church and Churches

May—June 2013

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012

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

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010


May—June 2010

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009


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


March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007


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