Wanted: a Culture of Evangelism

Connecting Evangelism and Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Evangelism is both an individual and a team sport. But it’s the latter we tend to neglect. Here are theological and practical steps toward a remedy.

Three Ingredients for an Evangelistic Church Culture

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

What’s better than the best evangelism program? An evangelistic culture.

Pastors’ Forum: Four Approaches to Evangelism Training

9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

We asked four churches to tell us how they equip their people to evangelize. Here are their responses. Answers from University Reformed Church, Sterling Park Baptist Church, the Village Church, and the Church at Brook Hills.   Ben Falconer, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan If we’re going to evangelize faithfully, we need to talk, pray, and […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Evangelism

Must Every Christian Evangelize?

By Tim Beougher | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 08.27.2013

Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” Here is a quick guide for pastors to know how to answer them.

The Pastor and Evangelism: Finding an Audience

By Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

For a pastor the tough part isn’t knowing what to say, but—six days of the week—finding someone to say it to.

Five Reasons We Don’t Evangelize

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Evangelical churches talk a lot about evangelism, but most church members don’t share their faith very often. What’s going wrong?

Overcoming Objections to Evangelism

By Kevin McKay | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 08.27.2013

Whether stated or felt, many Christians pose objections to evangelism. Here’s some guidance for working through them.

Evangelism Tool Reviews

Evangelism Tool Review: The Story

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

The Story is a gospel presentation tool designed by SpreadTruth.com. It is a popular tool for sharing the gospel; half a million people have viewed the gospel presentation online and The Story ESV Bible was published by Crossway in 2013. The Story can be accessed online (at http://viewthestory.com) through an app or via traditional printed […]

Evangelism Tool Review: Two Ways to Live

By Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Every Christian should know the gospel and be able to present it to others (1 Pet. 3:15). Now, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary hugely. Nonetheless, if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the central message of Christianity, and be able to articulate it faithfully and clearly. Two Ways to Live by Matthias […]

Evangelism Tool Review: New World Gospel Presentation

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

InterVarsity’s “New World Gospel Presentation” is an evangelism outline “designed to lead others to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world.”[1] As of today there are training materials on their website, Vimeo and YouTube. Additionally, they have developed a free app (iOS and Android) to help illustrate the […]

Evangelism Course Comparison Guide

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 03.01.2010

Which “evangelism courses” are the best to use with non-Christians?

Book Reviews

Blessed

Book Review: Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, by Kate Bowler

Review by Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

In a thoughtful and engaging work, Kate Bowler unravels the origins and development of the prosperity gospel into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Engaging the writter word of god

Book Review: Engaging the Written Word of God, by J. I. Packer

Review by Noah Braymen | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

The present volume is probably most accessible to elders, more serious Bible students, and seminarians.

9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology- the guardian and guide of the church

Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Fall 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
9Marks Journal: The Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 2

Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 1

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
9Marks Journal: Is Scripture enough?

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
9Marks Journal: Church and Churches

Church and Churches

May—June 2013
9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the workplace

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 2

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 1

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
9Marks Journal: Discipling in the church

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
9Marks Journal: Mercy ministry in the church

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
9Marks Journal: Wanted apostolic pastors

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
9Marks Journal: The underestimated doctrine of conversion

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
9Marks Journal: Don't be too cool for sunday school

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
9Marks Journal: Revitalize

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 2

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 1

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
9Marks Journal: Church membership: Holding the body together

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
9Marks Journal: Church and parachurch: friend or foe?

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
9Marks Journal: Pastoral moves

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
9Marks Journal: Book reviews on the mission of the church

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
9Marks Journal: Hell

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
9Marks Journal: Pastoring women

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
9Marks Journal: Deacons are shock absorbers

Deacons

May—June 2010
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010
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Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009
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Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009
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Missions

July—August 2009
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Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009
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Young Pastors

March–April 2009
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Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009
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Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008
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Family & Parenting

September–October 2008
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Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008
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Living As a Church

May–June 2008
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Cooperation

March–April 2008
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Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008
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Church and Culture

November–December 2007
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Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007
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The Gospel

July–August 2007
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Preaching

May–June 2007
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Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007
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Hospitality and Friendship

January 2007
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Elders (Part 1)

February 2007
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Biblical Theology

November–December 2006
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The Church’s Mission

October 2006
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The Emerging Church

September 2006
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Miscellaneous Articles

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