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by Mark Dever

  • Author: Mark Dever
  • ISBN: 158134631X
  • ISBN13: 978-1581346312
  • ePub: 1249 kb | FB2: 1165 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Churches & Church Leadership
  • Publisher: Crossway; Enlarged edition edition (2004)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Nine Marks of a Healthy Church ePub download

This book is essentially a condensed version of "Nine Marks of a Healthy Church" by Mark Dever - Pastor of a Large Conservative Baptist Church in Washington . What makes this book valuable is the concise presentation of the nine practices that make for a healthy church.

This book is essentially a condensed version of "Nine Marks of a Healthy Church" by Mark Dever - Pastor of a Large Conservative Baptist Church in Washington . It is a good resource for a church staff, elder board, deacon board, or small group to go through. I used it to teach through the "nine marks" in an adult Sunday school class in the church where I am the senior pastor. The Nine Marks of a Healthy Church are as Follows

Mark has authored a number of books, including 9 Marks of a Healthy Church.

He’s married to Connie and they have two adult children, both married, and one grandchild. Mark has authored a number of books, including 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. To request Mark Dever to speak at your event, please complete a speaker/event request form. Books Mark has written

and the president of 9Marks (formerly known as the Center for Church Reform), a Christian ministry he co-founded "in an effort to build biblically faithful churches in America. He is known as a Calvinist preacher. Dever grew up in rural Kentucky where he was an avid reader

9Marks partners with international church leaders to create resources that .

9Marks partners with international church leaders to create resources that will equip, train, mentor, and mobilize pastors in building healthy churches. The Church is Mark Dever’s primer on the doctrine of the church for all who see Scripture alone as a sufficient authority for the doctrine and life of the local church.

Mark Dever admits that this is just one book in a long line of similar books, and even provides a bibliography of dozens of recent Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. I had read portions of this book years ago and cite it frequently but recently decided to study the whole thing again

Mark Dever admits that this is just one book in a long line of similar books, and even provides a bibliography of dozens of recent Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. I had read portions of this book years ago and cite it frequently but recently decided to study the whole thing again.

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I would be hard-pressed to think of any other ministry that has been more intentional in helping Southern Baptists and evangelicals recover a healthy understanding of polity and ecclesiology, especially at a practical level

Instead of an instruction manual for church g. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a healthy church will help you cultivate new life and well-being within your own church for God’s glory.

Instead of an instruction manual for church g. This book is a good introduction and study guide considering the essential marks of a Healthy Church.

304 pages, softcover from Crossway. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (9781433539985) by Mark Dever. Includes updated material, new illustrations, and a foreword by David Platt.

You may have read books on this topic before-but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church . Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for assessing the health of your church.

What makes for a healthy church? A large congregation? Plentiful parking? Vibrant music?

You may have read books on this topic before-but not like this one. This new expanded edition of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is not an instruction manual for church growth. It is a pastor's recommendation of how to assess the health of your church using nine crucial qualities that are neglected by many of today's churches.

Whether you're a church leader or an involved member of your congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory.

Brariel
Mark Dever, the pastor of "Capitol Hill Baptist Church" (Washington D.C.) has written a book that can be very helpful in evaluating the health of one's own church. The title really says it all: 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Maybe we have never considered whether or not our church is healthy? Perhaps we don't really know what a healthy church really looks like? Maybe we have never been part of a healthy church?

Fear not, because Mark Dever, as a faithful pastor lights the way using the Bible as our source book/model. There is nothing in this book that is not backed by by scripture. Dever doesn't just proof-text his way along in this book, but really takes into consideration the context of each passage. I won't list here the chapter titles. You can check Amazon.com for those. I'll just say that Dever does not shy away from difficult topics.

The most difficult in my opinion to implement is the chapter of biblical church discipline. Dever pulls no punches here. Our churches need to once again practice biblical church discipline if we are to be really faithful to God and if we want to improve not just numerically, but also in depth as well.

I must say I was impressed by reading this book. I really didn't find much I disagreed with. It's a fairly quick read, but at the same time it is not shallow. I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a fuller understanding of what a healthy church looks like.
Adrierdin
I totally agree with the premise and the nine points of this book. However the presentation and the lack of biblical arguments laid out to make the points is disappointing.
JoJolar
I was given this read through a course study, so admittedly I may not have read it had it not been there. However, I have to say - this is good stuff! Dever's simplicity in dealing with some of the common missteps of the Christian Church today are poignant and should be cause for careful consideration. If on the other hand you feel strongly convicted that somehow the model of church must change to meet the times, my guess is that you will find this book like so much sandpaper. Consider it though, because to not consider these things in our church today is to fall far short of the measure with which the scripture alone provides. Thank's Mr Dever! I am sure I will be reading more of your work in the future!
Uranneavo
Being a pastor actively serving for over a decade I cannot remember a resource with more fundamental rubber meets the road, tested information. I discovered many areas in ministry where improvements are needed. My effectiveness as a pastor has improved by reading this book.
Sharpmane
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever, is an excellent book about the church today. Dever, pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., describes nine essential qualities missing in many churches today and necessary for the health of the church. Christians who are not growing and aren't bothered about this fact is one troubling issue. Dever also describes social ills replacing sin in our concerns. He says, "Today, horizontal problems - problems between people - often obscure the fundamental vertical problem between us and God." pg 133 This is a book well worth reading and studying by Christian leaders and lay persons.
Kitaxe
Caution? Yes - but not quite how you might think:

If you are a church leader, or just a layperson who desires to help the church you are a part of to serve the Lord and fulfill Christ's commission, then read this book. But read it knowing that you will feel the conviction of what scripture has to say about a "healthy" church.

And much like any sermon or study of the Bible = if you are unwilling to act upon the revelations you receive - then don't pick it up to begin with.
Meztisho
While I don't agree with every aspect of each Mark, I definitely agree that these 9 Marks are indicators of a Healthy Church. This is a book that I believe will be a useful resource now and in the future.
While not the most extensive work on the subjects, it still is helpful for Christians to have a good understanding on all the marks listed in the chapters. This book provides just that. I came away from reading this book with a greater understanding of what the bible says about the church, how it's governed, what is to be the central theme of our lives as a congregational people, the Gospel. I have used this little book for several years as a valid resource, and will continue to do so Lord willing for years to come. Highly recommended for all Christians, and any who are questioning or inquiring about the Christian faith, worldview, or church.
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