Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church Planting


Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way:

A Culture of Raising Up Lay Elders + A Culture of Members Discipling Other Members = A Culture of Planting Churches

Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman discuss.


Book: Discipling: How To Help Others Follow Jesus, by Mark Dever
Article: How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?, by Alex DiPrima and Geoff Chang

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan (@JonathanLeeman) edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiology from the University of Wales. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Cheverly, Maryland, where he is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.

Mark Dever

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever.

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