Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice; Weep with Those Who Weep

By Paul Martin | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

To really love another is a spiritual exercise. It requires massive internal commitment to kill every visible sin, to resist every temptation, to cling to every good, and to reject every evil.

Associate with the Lowly

By Joel Kurz | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Who are the outcasts in your community? Who is overlooked? And when are they coming over for dinner?

Enter into the Trials of Fellow Church Members

By Derek Minton | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

If Paul’s words, “If one member suffers, all suffer together” are realized in our churches, it will be through the labor of Spirit-empowered imagination.

Invite Your Pastors into Your Life

By Omar Johnson | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Don’t let your pastors live on a ministry island. Let them get to know you, and the Lord’s love for them through you. They need you.

Pray for Other Members

By Ty Gooch | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

We all know how terribly trite it feels to ask God over and over again to help out your fellow church members with their health, safety, or money problems. So how do we pray without just repeating ourselves?

Pursue Wandering Sheep

By Jeff Lacine | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

In Matthew 18:10–20 Jesus isn’t merely calling pastors or church leaders to corral wandering sheep. He’s calling every church member. In other words, he’s calling you.

Contribute to the Needs of the Saints

By Alex Hong | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

When needs are met, thanksgiving abounds, obedience is manifested, the church is built up, and God is glorified!

Sing to One Another

By Matt Boswell | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

On this next Lord’s Day, I hope you will sing from the bottom of your heart with gratitude to the Lord as an act of worship.

Cleanse Out The Old Leaven

By Matthias Lohmann | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Let’s cleanse out the old leaven of sin both corporately through corrective church discipline and individually as we fight by grace the sin in our own lives.

Be Hospitable

By Doug Van Meter | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Hospitality is not the responsibility of extroverts but of every church member.

Disciple Others

By Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

You don’t need to be a disciple-making guru. You just need to be available. You don’t need to be a theologian. You just need to be a means of grace to other disciples.

Anxious People Need Shepherds Who Point Them to the Chief Shepherd

By David Murray | 03.29.2021

Pastors, anxiety is probably running rampant in your church. So how do you shepherd your people to respond to anxiety rightly? You teach them about God’s character, God’s promises, and God’s songs.

6 Ways to Equip Your Church to “Do Good” on Social Media

By Brett McCracken | 03.08.2021

The internet can be a bleak, discouraging, often dark place—but it can also be a place where truth is discovered, beauty is celebrated, and goodness goes viral.

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.