Polity

Clouds on the Horizon

By Matt Chandler | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

When we researched multi-site churches we had a hard time pinpointing concerns with it because in all the reading we did we rarely came across two churches that do it the same way.

Polity on Church Discipline: A User’s Guide

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 02.25.2010

If you’re a pastor trying to obey Jesus by implementing church discipline, there are few books that will aid you the way Polity will.

The Preemptive Resignation—A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010

Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.

A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.

Book Review: Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2003

The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.

Book Review: Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. by Thomas White, Jason G. Deusing, and Malcomb B. Yarnell, III

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 09.02.2002

Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Polity with Mark Dever

By M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 10.31.2001

With the variety of churches today, it would seem anything goes when it comes to the functioning of the church. But, is there actually a Biblical blueprint for church life? 9Marks discusses the book, Church Polity with the leaders of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

Book Review: Paul’s Idea of Community, by Robert Banks

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.02.2001

In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.

Book Review: Church Planting Movements, by David Garrison

Review by Greg Gilbert | 01.05.2000

If there is one part of the Church Planting Movement strategy that raises questions in my mind, it is the insistence on rapidity.

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