How a philosophy of ministry clarifies the doctrine of the conversion

Your Understanding of Salvation should Shape your Philosophy of Ministry

By Michael Lawrence | 08.14.2019

If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.

Church-planting is a church responsibility

Church-planting is a church responsibility

By Mike McKinley | 07.31.2019

The apostles responded to the Great Commission by planting churches. And so should we.

Trading the Reformed Legacy for Liberalism

What does the Reformation’s legacy look like today in Switzerland?

By Christian Schmidt | 07.17.2019

Switzerland was once the birthplace of the Reformation. But what happens when we trade this legacy for liberalism? Swiss church leader Christian Schmidt explains.

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

By J. Mack Stiles | 07.11.2019

When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.

Healthy Churches Are the Antidote to the Prosperity Gospel

Healthy Churches Are the Antidote to the Prosperity Gospel

By Ken Mbugua | 07.03.2019

Those duped by the prosperity gospel don’t just need arguments against the texts they misunderstand. They need healthy churches that explain to them the entire revelation of God, and how that narrative is working toward something quite glorious.

Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

By Erik Raymond | 06.26.2019

If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.

Why is it so important for pastors to cultivate humility?

Why is it so important for pastors to cultivate humility?

By Jeramie Rinne | 06.12.2019

Humility is critical for pastors because leadership means our weaknesses are just as visible as our strengths. Humility shapes how we react to criticism.

9Marks at 9 | The State of the SBC

The State of the SBC | #SBC19

By A. Mohler, D. Akin, H. B. Charles, M. Dever | 06.11.2019

A roundtable with Mark Dever, Danny Akin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and H.B. Charles.

Ask 9Marks Anything | #SBC19

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.10.2019

A live Q&A recorded during the Southern Baptist Convention.

Praying through ACTS for the church John Onwuchekwa

Praying through ACTS for the church

By John Onwuchekwa | 06.05.2019

Prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication aren’t just for individual Christians. They’re for the church, too. John Onwuchekwa explains.

Why “Belonging Before Believing” Is (Usually) a Bad Idea

Why “Belonging Before Believing” Is (Usually) a Bad Idea

By Brian Davis | 05.29.2019

Belonging before believing is usually a bad idea because it tries to turn the body of Christ into a kind of Frankenstein, attaching dead parts to what’s meant to be fully alive.

How do you raise up leaders in your context

Raising Up Leaders in the Schemes of Scotland

By Andy Prime | 05.23.2019

As guys come out of chaotic and addictive backgrounds, our investment in discipleship that moves toward leadership isn’t going to be a two-year process, but way longer than that.

Elder Rule or Congregation Rule

How Does the Authority of the Congregation Work Together with the Authority of Elders?

By Eric Bancroft | 05.01.2019

Elders are to oversee the flock, but that doesn’t override the congregation’s responsibility in affirming truth.

How Pastoring Teaches You to Be Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

How Pastoring Teaches You to Be “Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing”

By Matt McCullough | 04.24.2019

In a healthy church, the work of bearing each other’s burdens and sorrows is never over. We’re always finding more problems to shepherd people through. And so I’m learning what it means to rest not in *my* finished work, but in Christ’s finished work for others.

On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well Paul Martin

On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well

By Paul Martin | 04.17.2019

Because words are a window into the heart, pastors must learn to cultivate the discipline of listening well.