4 Practices of a Great Commission Church

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Too often, a grotesque competitiveness marks evangelical churches. But a Great Commission church does not compete with other gospel-preaching churches.

What Would Happen if You Sent Your Best?

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Sending your best people means new and healthy churches will be planted, and your congregation will mature.

Stop Sending Missionaries: Why More Isn’t Always Better

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.18.2015

The workers are few, and the harvest is great. But that does not mean just any and all workers will do.

Mailbag #24: What Happens to Infants Who Die; Thinking through Civil Disobedience; Calling Out False Teachers by Name

By Jonathan Leeman | 12.14.2015

— What happens to infants who die? Do they go to heaven? — How should Christians think through the category of “civil disobedience”? — Should pastors call out false teachers by name?

Book Review: Talking to Catholics about the Gospel, by Chris Castaldo

Review by ​Leonardo De Chirico | 11.30.2015

My hope is that this book will set the tone for present and future engagements by evangelicals to their Catholic friends.

9 Marks of Healthy Missions

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 11.18.2015

The best thing you can do for missionaries is to make sure you keep your church healthy. They can’t do the work there if churches are unhealthy here.

One Example of Reaching Your Multi-Ethnic Neighbors

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Once one understands the place of the local church in God’s eternal plan, it’s worth re-thinking both ethnic-language church planting and ethnic-language ministry in general.

Helping Asian Churches Become Multi-Ethnic

By Patrick Cho | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

How can a church with a particular ethnic identity strive to become more multiethnic? Here are eight principles to consider.

9Marks at 9 with Dever, Mohler, Platt, Akin, and Charles

By A. Mohler, D. Akin, D. Platt, H. B. Charles, M. Dever | 07.01.2015

Mark Dever sits down with David Platt, R. Albert Mohler Jr., H.B. Charles, and Danny Akin to chat about the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention.

5 Ministry Opportunities Unique to College Campuses

By Paul Billings | 04.02.2015

Recent church history tells us that the college campus is one of the most strategic places for your church to focus on. What would it look like for your church to get involved?

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.