If Western Christians think church membership and discipline are strange and alien ideas, then it’s totally new for churches in China.
What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”
What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?
— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?
Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about how local churches can more wisely support overseas work.
It’s well known that the Reformation entailed a recovery of core doctrines regarding salvation and worship. Did it also involve a recovery of the Great Commission?
Our editorial manager Alex Duke sat down with author Andy Johnson to talk about his new book Missions and the importance of being intentional in our missionary endeavors.
In our efforts to quickly mobilize churches in missions, I fear we’re unintentionally undermining the church’s ability to patiently invest for the spiritual long-term.
What role should cross-cultural church planters play in a new church plant?
Only a church in relative safety and comfort has the time to talk about polity. Right?
These resources will give both church leaders and church members a clear and compelling vision of their role in God’s work.
Service in global missions and service to the local church aren’t opposed to each other—or at least they shouldn’t be.
What can we learn from Samuel Crowther, the Anglican Church’s first African bishop?
In this 9Marks interview, missions pastor Andy Johnson sits down with two international Christians—”Arnold” and “Vincent”—to discuss the role the Western church plays in the growth of Christianity abroad, particularly in the Muslim world and China.
After near extermination under Communism, the church in Albania has grown in numbers and maturity. Albanian Christians are growing in applying to gospel to all of life, even as they work to grow in ownership of their churches.