Church Membership

A Church Discipline Primer

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.

Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

Should you use the 1689 London Confession as your church’s statement of faith? No, for at least three reasons . . .

Biblical Church Growth I Thessalonians 3:12-4:12

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

How can you have a growing church?

Are brief, general statements of faith harmful or helpful?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily.

Church Membership and the N.C.L.H.G.A.

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “yes.”

How to Make Membership Matter

By Paul Alexander | 03.01.2010

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Membership Matters – What is Our Church Covenant?

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

INTRODUCTION

Class XI: Serving and Giving

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.

Class II: Church Membership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]

Class I: Introduction

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character

Class XIII: Corporate Evangelism

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.

Class X: Encouragement

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

As Christians, and especially as fellow church members, we are accountable for each other.

Class IX: Church Discipline

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?

Class VII: Discontentment

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?

Class VI: Fellowship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What does it mean to have healthy relationships in the church? Why should we care?