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9Marks is a ministry dedicated to equipping church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources. Our vision is simple: churches that display the glory of God to the nations.
The organization has its roots in the pastoral work of Mark Dever (pastor) and Matt Schmucker (elder/administrator) at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. The two began working together in the early 1990s, but they didn't follow the conventional wisdom of church growth literature - conduct surveys, establish new programs, or cultivate the right culture. They just opened their Bibles. Mark preached, and both men worked to structure the church after the Scriptures.
Books like Nine Marks of a Healthy Church and Deliberate Church capture the basic ideas which 9Marks promotes: (1) expositional preaching, (2) biblical theology, (3) a biblical understanding of the good news, (4) a biblical understanding of conversion, (5) a biblical understanding of evangelism, (6) biblical church membership, (7) biblical church discipline, (8) biblical discipleship and growth, and (9) biblical church leadership. These are not the only things which are necessary for building healthy churches, but they are nine practices which many churches today overlook and which need to be emphasized once again.
The Leadership Interview series offered here have been recorded by Mark and Matt over the last ten years and offer insights into the lives and thoughts of some of evangelicalism's most prominent figures. Find out more about 9Marks on their website: http://www.9marks.org
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