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Praying Together

By Rick Denham | 05.28.2018

When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]

9Marks at SEBTS 2018 – Missions

By Rick Denham | 04.28.2018

How did the message of Jesus get from first-century Jerusalem to where you live 20 centuries later? Consider the barriers the gospel had to cross to reach you—barriers of geography, language, ethnicity, and time. Who could possibly have accomplished such a task? There’s no single person fit for the job. This is precisely why God […]

What Moves You?

By Rick Denham | 03.28.2017

The effort you expend to get to a destination says something about its importance. If the journey is difficult, the destination must be worth it. I want you to meet Dwayne, a pastor from Poinciana Church of God, a Pentecostal church just outside Orlando. A while back, Dwayne began to ask questions about his church’s […]

The Impact of One Man with a Church: Training Pastors in Russia

By Rick Denham | 02.28.2017

A couple years ago, 9Marks sent one man back to Russia to be our pointman for translating resources and building relationships. Yet he didn’t do his work alone. His church in Moscow began to encourage both him and the work. He and his pastor began talking about biblical ecclesiology. The church grew in maturity. Other pastors began paying attention. […]