Sample Sunday School Class-On Corporate Prayer

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 02.25.2010

In corporate prayer we show our utter dependence to God as a church.

Recommendations for Improving Public Prayer*

By L. Duncan, T. Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

Let us make several recommendations for the improvement of public prayer.

Potential and Pitfalls of Together For The Gospel

By David Doran | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 02.25.2010

What’s becoming more obvious to many within Evangelicalism is that not all who claim the label evangelical can do so with any biblical or historical legitimacy.

A Christian Fundamentalist Travel Guide

By Matthew Hoskinson | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 02.25.2010

One must differentiate between fundamentalism as an idea and fundamentalism as a movement.

Leading a Small Group for Newly Weds

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 02.25.2010

It’s always better to address potential problems than actual ones, and it’s better to be proactive than reactive.

Where Does Your Congregation Turn For Help?

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.

The Pastor’s Wife: A Position or Juxtaposition?

By Connie Dever | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 02.25.2010

“What will your wife do if you become our pastor?”

Wanted: Kingdom Families

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010

For that reason, even before asking whether your family should stay or go, it may be worth asking whether or not you have a Kingdom perspective at all.

39 Lessons, 20 Tips and 10 “Don’ts” For Parenting

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 02.25.2010

Preach the gospel of grace, not self-discipline.

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.

Grabbing a Dog by its Ears: The Role of Witnesses

By Stephen Matteucci | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 02.25.2010

So who are these one or two witnesses? And why are they so important to the church?

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.

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.

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.

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.