What Is this Thing, Anyway? A Multi-Site Taxonomy

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.26.2010

Congregational?  Presbyterian?  Episcopalian?  Presbygational? Conbypalian? Epigregyterian?  I've heard them all (even made up a few myself).

"Its just as congregational as any other church," some argue. "We have a meeting of the whole church every quarter."

"No, it's Presbyterian" others say.  "You have a group of pastors that makes decisions for multiple congregations."

On Reading and Studying as a Pastor

By Ligon Duncan | 02.26.2010

But precisely because our people are bathed in trivial information in this day and age, they need a shepherd with real knowledge, much discernment, and a nose for truth.

A Passion for Reading and Learning (Part 1)

By C. J. Mahaney | 02.26.2010

Though I didn’t understand much of what I was reading I knew that I was reading “the words of eternal life.”

Theological Defense of Multi-Site

By Gregg R. Allison | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.26.2010

How strong are the biblical, theological, historical, and missional arguments used by advocates of multi-site churches?

The Goals and Benefits of an Installation Service

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

What were my goals for the day? I wanted to begin shepherding the congregation.

The Alternative: Why Don’t We Plant?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.26.2010

Christianity, by which I mean church membership, is a participatory sport, not a spectator sport.

Sending Overseas Missionaries in Community

By C. Bug, G. Tissiere | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

God’s desire is to reach the nations for his glory through church planting.

Raising Up Pastors Is the Church’s Work

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.26.2010

Seminaries are not made to make pastors. Churches make pastors.

Putting Contextualization in its Place

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Every Christian alive today is actively involved in contextualization.

Pragmatism, Pragmatism Everywhere!

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Could there be an underlying theological disagreement about which authority actually shapes and informs methodological discussions?

Nine Reasons I Don’t Like Multi-site Churches

By Thomas White | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.26.2010

My fears of the multi-site church movement are not technological; they are principled.

Missions Partnerships from the Home Church’s Perspective

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

I want to offer six principles for partnering with overseas workers for the purpose of global evangelism.

Missions Partnerships from a Field Worker’s Perspective

By Ed Roberts | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

But how should churches and missionaries decide whom to partner with?

Love Your Church More than its Health

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

If you love your children, you want them to be healthy. But if you love your children, you love them whether they are healthy or not.

How American Christians Can Help Christians in Zambia

By Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

In Zambia, the only free television channel that we have twenty-four hours a day is Trinity Broadcasting Network.