Thinking Carefully About Missions

Pragmatism, Pragmatism Everywhere!

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Could there be an underlying theological disagreement about which authority actually shapes and informs methodological discussions?

Putting Contextualization in its Place

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Every Christian alive today is actively involved in contextualization.

Lying, Hostile Nations, and the Great Commission

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Can missionaries traveling to a country that’s hostile to Christianity and the Great Commission lie about their reasons for coming?

Missions Partnerships Between Church and Field

Missions Partnerships from the Home Church’s Perspective

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

I want to offer six principles for partnering with overseas workers for the purpose of global evangelism.

Missions Partnerships from a Field Worker’s Perspective

By Ed Roberts | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

But how should churches and missionaries decide whom to partner with?

How Three Churches Put Missions into Practice

Sending Overseas Missionaries in Community

By George Tissiere | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

God’s desire is to reach the nations for his glory through church planting.

Cultivating a Culture of Missions in a Small Church

By Tom Ascol | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Small churches are not exempt from the work of missions, nor should they want to be.

Developing Missions Networks Without a Denomination

By Jeremy Pace | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

The institutionalized structure of denominations at least lessens the biblical responsibility of a local church to equip ministers of reconciliation with the message of reconciliation.

A Missions Toolkit

How American Christians Can Help Christians in Zambia

By Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

In Zambia, the only free television channel that we have twenty-four hours a day is Trinity Broadcasting Network.

How to Get Businesspeople into Missions

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

It’s the members with real business skills who may provide the best access for Christians to obtain access to closed or restricted countries.

Guidelines for Deciding Whom a Church Supports

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

We cannot give adequate attention to the whole world and to everyone who might choose to move overseas.

A Church Questionnaire for Supported Missionaries

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.01.2010

In an effort to annually assess our missionary workers’ needs and activities, Capitol Hill Baptist Church sends the following questionnaire to all of the workers it supports directly or indirectly through the International Missions Board. CHBC’s overall evaluation of a missionary is based on lots of other factors, including our personal relationships with the workers. […]

Recommended Missions Resources

intro to science of missions

Book Review: An Introduction to the Science of Missions, by John Herman Bavinck

Review by Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

“Answers can be given solely on the basis of Scripture.” That is what sets this book apart from so many modern books on missions.

let nations be glad

Book Review: Let the Nations Be Glad!, by John Piper

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

This remains both the best antidote to a man-centred approach to missions and the best challenge to the Reformed community to have a heart for global evangelism.

window on the world

Book Review: Window on the World, by Daphne Spraggett

Review by Tim Cantrell | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.03.2010

I know of no other tool that compares with Window on the World for teaching kids and parents to pray together with God’s heart for the nations.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

god in the dark

Book Review: God in the Dark, by Os Guinness

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

Guinness has done the church a favor by taking a thoughtful and serious look at doubt and providing biblical answers to tough questions.

where are all the bros

Book Review: Where Are All the Brothers?, by Eric Redmond

Review by Tony Carter | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.03.2010

Once you have read it, give it away. Give it away because a biblical answer to one of these excuses may be the catalyst for calling a wayward sheep home.

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

Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

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Prosperity Gospel

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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
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Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

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Discipling in the Church

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Mercy Ministry in the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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Pastoring Women

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Deacons

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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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