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Understanding the Great Commission

By Mark Dever

God means to fulfill the Great Commission through local churches. How did the apostles and the churches of the New Testament obey the Great Commission? By gathering Christians together in … keep reading…

Understanding the Congregation’s Authority

By Jonathan Leeman

Congregational authority is less about the meetings and more about the mission. Congregationalism has a bad rap for well-known reasons: inefficient meetings, upstart members, browbeaten ministers. But biblical congregationalism isn’t … keep reading…

Understanding Church Leadership

By Mark Dever

Who leads a church? Why is this important to God? God cares about his glory, and he means to display his glory through the church. For this very end, God … keep reading…

Understanding Church Discipline

By Jonathan Leeman

Should we actually practice church discipline today? Is it unloving? Once an ordinary part of church life, churches gradually stopped practicing church discipline in the 20th century. But Jesus commands … keep reading…

Understanding Baptism

By Bobby Jamieson

What’s the big deal about baptism? Jesus commands his disciples to be baptized, and it’s a glorious picture of a person’s union with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Still, many … keep reading…

Understanding the Lord’s Supper

By Bobby Jamieson

Why did Jesus give the church a meal to eat together? The Lord’s Supper isn’t just something churches do together, it’s something that binds us together, making many into one. … keep reading…

Believe

By Mike McKinley

What Should I Know? The Bible isn’t just a big book full of stories from a long time ago. It also tells us what we are to believe about God, … keep reading…

Revitalize

By Andrew Davis

Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in … keep reading…

Budgeting for a Healthy Church

By Jamie Dunlop

Aligning Finances with Biblical Priorities for Ministry Many pastors conceive of the church budget as primarily a financial tool, but in fact it is primarily a pastoral tool. A church’s … keep reading…

Baptist Foundations

By J. Leeman, M. Dever

Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as … keep reading…

1 Corinthians 1–9: Challenging Church

By Mark Dever

Even today, Jesus is still a figure of intense interest and admiration for millions. But then there’s His church. Church is a boring topic for most, and a reluctantly fulfilled … keep reading…

War

By Mez McConnell

Why Did Life Just Get Harder? All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what … keep reading…

Voices

By Andy Prime

Who Am I Listening To? Life is so confusing! There are a myriad of voices clambering for our attention – which one is the ‘right one’? Decisions, rather than being … keep reading…

God

By Mez McConnell

Is He Out There? So you’re new to the whole Christianity thing. You’ve heard a bit about it but you aren’t really sure what to do next and you’ve still … keep reading…

Bible

By Andrew Mathieson

Can We Trust It? It was the first book to ever be printed. It remains one of the most popular of all time, with whole societies of people professing to … keep reading…