Discipleship

Five Advantages of Church-Based Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.

Counseling and Discipleship

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.

Sorting Out the Spiritual and the Physical

By Michael Emlet | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

In my counseling training, I began to see that the Scriptures provide this overarching view to any problem of life.

Twenty Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.

A Pastor’s Priorities For Day One

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.

“Why Are We Joyfully Committed?”

By Tom Steller | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Christian Discipleship and Growth with Donald Whitney

By D. S. Whitney, M. Dever | 01.25.2009

Don Whitney discusses busyness, praying through Scripture, the disciplines, mysticism, and more.

Book Review: When People Are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.02.2002

This book would be useful to any pastor who is willing to have numerous and extended conversations with his people.

Book Review: Hearing God, by Dallas Willard

Review by Greg Gilbert | 07.02.2002

I think there are probably better, more biblically careful books that hold at least some portion of what Willard is arguing.

Book Review: Guidance and the Voice of God, by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne

Review by Greg Gilbert | 02.03.2002

We know from the Bible what our destination is—union with Christ, and we know that God is working and moving to take us there.

Book Review: Doing Church as a Team, by Wayne Cordeiro

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.

Book Review: The Connecting Church, by Randy Frazee

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.05.2001

I am happy to see that Frazee has identified a problem that exists in a large part of the Christian church today. My only contention is with the solution that Frazee proposes.

Book Review: The Christian’s Guide to Guidance, by Jay Adams

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.05.2001

Adams’s goal is to take the question of guidance, or of God’s will, and boil it down to a very simple proposition: God’s will is revealed to us solely through the Bible.

Book Review: Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby

Review by Greg Gilbert | 05.22.2001

Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.