Corporate Worship

How To Plan A Sunday Morning Service . . . Outside

By Dave Russell | 05.13.2020

If you are planning an outdoor gathering for your next Sunday morning worship service, here are ten things to consider.

Has COVID-19 Made 9Marks Raise the White Flag on Multi-Site and Multi-Service Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.13.2020

There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.

The Easy Application Your Sermon Is Probably Missing


By Keith Collier | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

In the course of sermon preparation, as you consider applications of the text, who do you have in mind?

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

Must Women Be Silent in Churches? (1 Corinthians 14:34)

By Denny Burk | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Does 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 teach that women must be entirely silent in the church?

What the Psalter Should Teach Us about the Songs We Sing

By Brian Sandifer | 12.02.2019

Though our songs aren’t inspired like the Psalter’s, they can be just as theologically vast and emotionally diverse.

Why and How We Started a Sunday Evening Service

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.30.2019

On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Here’s how and why we did it.

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

By Bob Kauflin | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

We will never have enough songs to extol the glory of the Lamb who was slain to purchase our salvation.

Your Church Needs More Time for Personal Testimonies

By Dustin Crowe | 08.19.2019

We should consider implementing personal testimonies—the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.

3 Ways Baptism & the Lord’s Supper Ought to Shape our Monday through Saturday

By Sam Emadi | 08.12.2019

For too many Christians, baptism and the Supper are exclusively about personal professions of faith, and personal expression of one’s obedience to Jesus.

Mailbag #88: Must Elders Agree on Tongues & Prophecy? . . . How Can We Wisely Hire a Pastor from Outside the Church?

By D. Russell, J. Rinne | 08.09.2019

— How much agreement must elders have on the issue of tongues and prophecy? — In a congregational church, how should we hire a new pastor from the outside? How can we give enough time for the church to properly vet the candidate?

Two Reasons a Church Shouldn’t Have Multiple Gatherings

By Kyle Schwahn | 07.01.2019

I’ve pastored my church for over twelve years. We’ve always had two morning services, and I never gave them much thought. Until . . .

Mailbag #83: Protecting the Sunday Gathering by Limiting Reasons to Be Out of Room . . . Caring for Over-Worked Children’s Ministry Workers

By D. Russell, J. Leeman | 05.13.2019

— To what extent should the church protect the Sunday morning gathering by limiting reasons for members to be “at church” but out of the room? — What do you do to care for the spiritual health of your children’s ministry leaders?

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Episode 85: On What Can Miserable Christians Sing (with Carl Trueman and Matt Merker)

By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 04.30.2019

If someone walks into your church next Sunday, and they’re miserable from life’s trials and tribulations, what songs will you ask them to sing?