International Director’s Summer in Europe

By Rick Denham | 06.28.2018

While in Europe this summer, Rick visited the church of Christian Schmid, one of our partners in Bern, Switzerland. This congregation is part of the Evangelium21 network in German-speaking Switzerland, and Rick was encouraged to see how our 9Marks books in German were being used in the capital, Bern, to nurture healthy churches. At his […]

Praying Together

By Rick Denham | 05.28.2018

When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]

The Impact of One Man with a Church: Training Pastors in Russia

By Rick Denham | 02.28.2017

A couple years ago, 9Marks sent one man back to Russia to be our pointman for translating resources and building relationships. Yet he didn’t do his work alone. His church in Moscow began to encourage both him and the work. He and his pastor began talking about biblical ecclesiology. The church grew in maturity. Other pastors began paying attention. […]