Before You Discipline, Teach This First

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010

What might not be so obvious is that a pastor needs to teach the church about more than just church discipline before they’re ready for discipline.

Those Toxic Non-Attenders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 02.25.2010

Christians have been adopted into the body of Christ. Non-attenders act as if they are orphans.

The Preemptive Resignation—A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010

Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.

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?

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By B. Johnson, D. Newkirk, P. Ryken, T. Ascol, W. Price | 9Marks Journal: Miscellaneous Articles | 02.25.2010

I have learned that nothing brings greater joy to a pastor’s heart than a sinner who truly repents.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.

The Church, Counting Numbers, & You

By Matt Schmucker | 02.24.2010

What has happened to our understanding of evangelism, conversion, church discipline, and discipleship that allows people to remain on the roles of a Christian church but never attend?

The Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Church Membership with Jonathan Leeman

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.01.2010

Mark Dever hosts a roundtable with Jonathan Leeman, John Folmar, and to discuss God’s love and church membership and Leeman’s new book which considers their connection.

 

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

By Brad Wheeler | 02.24.2009

Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.

History and Discipline of the Local Church with Greg Wills

By G. A. Wills, M. Dever | 02.17.2004

What can a study of Baptist history bring to the modern church growth conversation? Join Mark Dever as he reflects on the Southern Baptist heritage with Greg Wills, Associate Professor of Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Book Review: Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. by Thomas White, Jason G. Deusing, and Malcomb B. Yarnell, III

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 09.02.2002

Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.

Church Discipline with Earl Blackburn

By E. Blackburn, M. Dever | 07.10.2002

Earl Blackburn, pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in La Mirada, CA, talks candidly with Dr. Mark Dever about the practical outworking of church discipline in a variety of different circumstances.

Membership and Congregationalism with Mark Dever

9Marks | 02.23.2001

Mark Dever gives a topical sermon on a biblical view of membership and congregationalism in the local church.

The Meaning of Membership with Mark Dever

9Marks | 12.31.1996

The Meaning of Membership with Mark Dever