Evangelism

Book Review, Reforming Mercy Ministry, by Ted Rivera

Review by Timoteo Sazo | 01.05.2015

Thought-provoking and challenging, this book is a guide that church leaders and church members will find helpful as they seek to form, or reform, their own mercy ministries.

How I Select and Schedule Discipling Relationships 

By Greg Spraul | 12.23.2014

I’m not the Messiah, Jesus is, and I want Jesus to be the main thing for the person I disciple, not me or anyone else.

Books and Discipleship: A Conversation across Five Continents

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever, M. McConnell, R. Denham | 12.03.2014

Mark Dever interviews four men ministering across four continents: South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Blossoming Flowers Where Mao Wasn’t Looking

By Daniel Bays | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 12.03.2014

It appears in retrospect that the Cultural Revolution, seen at the time as an unmitigated disaster for the church, was actually of great assistance to the growth of Christianity in many places in China.

Is Christianity in Britain in Terminal Decline?

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.12.2014

It is far too early to sign the church’s death warrant. Therefore, news of its decline have been greatly exaggerated.

Cultural Opposition: Lie Down, Lean In, Lay Low, or Leave

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.11.2014

Do we always have to fight to be faithful?

Book Review: Dispatches from the Front, by Tim Keesee

Review by Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.10.2014

Read this book if for no other reason than it puts flesh and bone on our prayers as it illustrates the faithfulness of God in keeping his promises.

The Vanishing Church? Lessons from “Down Under”

By Phillip Jensen | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.05.2014

There is an honesty and a holy distinctiveness in being a Christian in Australia today that makes the work of evangelism and the reality of church so much easier.

The Problem with Evangelistic Programs

By J. Mack Stiles | 10.09.2014

A strict diet of evangelistic programs produces malnourished evangelism.

Book Review: The Missional Quest, by Lance Ford & Brad Brisco

Review by Brian Davis | 09.29.2014

To make the sending aspect of the church her essence is reductionistic.

Book Review: The Rise of the Nones, by James Emery White

Review by Derek Rishmawy | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 09.22.2014

How good of an archer would you be if you didn’t know how to recognize a target?

Definitions: Gospel and Persuade

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.19.2014

The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.

How Should We Define Evangelism?

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.05.2014

Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade.

Pastors’ Forum: Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church

By A. Duty, D. Furman, E. Bancroft, J. Rinne, J. Smuts, J. Worsley, M. Hoskinson, N. Knight | 09.03.2014

How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?

Mobilizing the Church To Evangelize the College Campus

By Dave Russell | 09.02.2014

We want churches to have an impact on campus, and for the campus to be present in the local church. But how?