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9 Marks of a Healthy Church

Mark Dever

9 Marks of a Healthy Church

Mark Dever

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Businesslike growth strategies now abound to cure growing dissatisfaction within the church. Dever instead suggests nine marks that set a healthy, biblical church apart from the world, including expository preaching, biblical theology, and more. While there's no perfect church, he says any congregation can glorify God more by cultivating these distinguishing characteristics.

- Publisher You don't need to listen long to find someone--be it an author, a speaker, a pastor, or a professional consultant--with a ten-point plan for increasing effectiveness and growth within your church. Pastor Mark Dever, however, believes that the purpose of too many churches has fallen from glorifying God to growing larger. We must realize that the size of a congregation is rarely a good way to estimate the greatness of something in God's eyes. To that end, Dever challenges you to recover what the church is meant to be. He suggests nine marks that distinguish a healthy, biblical church from its less healthy sisters. These characteristics do not include everything one would want to say about a church; instead, they focus on certain crucial aspects that have grown rare in today's churches. Whether you are a pastor, lay leader, or involved member of a congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory. And as you work to reclaim the true purpose of the church, you will see and be a part of all that God intended the body of Christ to be. " A powerful and passionate call for congregations to take seriously their responsibilities, for the glory of God and the saving of lost souls." -Timothy George, Senior Editor, "Christianity Today " All who are interested in the well-being of the church should read and put into practice the counsel of this invaluable book." -John H. Armstrong, President, Reformation and Revival Ministries " The future of biblical Christianity in the Western world is inextricably bound to the future of the local church. Mark Dever knows this, and his "Nine Marks of a HealthyChurch is a biblical prescription for faithfulness." -J. Ligon Duncan III, Adjunct Pr

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Businesslike growth strategies now abound to cure growing dissatisfaction within the church. Dever instead suggests nine marks that set a healthy, biblical church apart from the world, including expository preaching, biblical theology, and more. While there's no perfect church, he says any congregation can glorify God more by cultivating these distinguishing characteristics.
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You don't need to listen long to find someone--be it an author, a speaker, a pastor, or a professional consultant--with a ten-point plan for increasing effectiveness and growth within your church. Pastor Mark Dever, however, believes that the purpose of too many churches has fallen from glorifying God to growing larger. We must realize that the size of a congregation is rarely a good way to estimate the greatness of something in God's eyes. To that end, Dever challenges you to recover what the church is meant to be. He suggests nine marks that distinguish a healthy, biblical church from its less healthy sisters. These characteristics do not include everything one would want to say about a church; instead, they focus on certain crucial aspects that have grown rare in today's churches. Whether you are a pastor, lay leader, or involved member of a congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory. And as you work to reclaim the true purpose of the church, you will see and be a part of all that God intended the body of Christ to be. " A powerful and passionate call for congregations to take seriously their responsibilities, for the glory of God and the saving of lost souls." -Timothy George, Senior Editor, "Christianity Today " All who are interested in the well-being of the church should read and put into practice the counsel of this invaluable book." -John H. Armstrong, President, Reformation and Revival Ministries " The future of biblical Christianity in the Western world is inextricably bound to the future of the local church. Mark Dever knows this, and his "Nine Marks of a HealthyChurch is a biblical prescription for faithfulness." -J. Ligon Duncan III, Adjunct Pr
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Mark Dever

Mark Dever (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director for 9 Marks Ministries. Dr. Dever has contributed to several books on church health and church leadership, and is a visiting professor at both Beeson Divinity School, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He has written What Is A Healthy Church?; 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church (Expanded 2004), The Deliberate Church, The Message of the Old Testament: Promises made, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept, and Twelve Challenges Churches Face.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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5 stars By Andrew, Feb 25 2014
Dever seizes upon 9 factors that were generally considered normative in churches of days gone by and argues that we have neglected them and the church has paid the price. He argues from Scripture that these ought to be restored in our churches so that the church might be healthy again. A must read if you are in leadership in any church. Perhaps you could buy a copy, read it and then offer it to your pastor?
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  • Catalogue Code 154280
  • Product Code 1581341636
  • EAN 9781581341638
  • Pages 255
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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