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Understanding Church Leadership

Understanding Church Leadership

by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

Who leads a church? Why is this important to God? God cares about his glory, and he means to display his glory through the church. For this very end, God has established elders and deacons, members, and congregational authority. This primer on church structure connects the different offices of the church to one another and to the glory of God.… Read more…

Understanding the Great Commission

Understanding the Great Commission

by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

God means to fulfill the Great Commission through local churches.  How did the apostles and the churches of the New Testament obey the Great Commission? By gathering Christians together in churches. The church is God’s plan for evangelism, discipleship, and the Great Commission. This connection between the Great Commission and the church dram… Read more…

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus

by Mark Dever

Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and p… Read more…

The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives

The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives

by Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, Stephen J. Nichols, Kevin DeYoung, R. Albert MohlerJr., John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul, Michael J. Kruger, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Carl R. Trueman, Nathan Busenitz, Alistair Begg, John Frame, Ligon Duncan, William Barrick, Greg Beale, Abner Chou, J. Duncan and Frame

The Bible stands at the heart of the Christian faith, but now more than ever many question its historical reliability and relevance for life today. In what may become the definitive contemporary evangelical resource on this foundational topic, John MacArthur and a host of pastors, biblical scholars, historians, and theologians defend the doctrine of biblical… Read more…

Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age

Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age

by Mark Dever, Michael A. G. Haykin, Jonathan Leeman, Thomas R. Schreiner, Stephen J. Wellum, Thomas White, Shawn Wright, Andrew M. Davis, Benjamin L Merkle, John S Hammett and Kirk Wellum

Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament.   What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leade… Read more…

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive

by Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop

The local church is meant to embody the vibrant diversity of the global church, transcending racial, cultural, and economic boundaries. Yet local churches too often simply reflect the same societal divisions prevalent in our world today—making them more akin to social clubs filled with like-minded people than the supernatural community the New Testament pr… Read more…

Visit the Sick

Visit the Sick

by Mark Dever and Brian Croft

How Do You Care for the Sick?Here’s How.One of the marks of the ministry of Jesus is his compassionate care for the sick. Jesus brought healing and hope to individuals struggling with life-debilitating illnesses. Ministry to the sick should also be a mark of his followers, but in many churches today it is neglected or pushed to the periphery of ministry co… Read more…

A Theology for the Church

A Theology for the Church

by Mark Dever, Russell D. Moore, Timothy George, Albert Mohler, Dr Daniel L Akin and Dr Paige Patterson

The revised edition of A Theology for the Church retains its original structure, organized under these traditional theological categories: revelation, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Each chapter within these sections contains answers to the following four questions: What does the Bible say? What has the church… Read more…

The Underestimated Gospel

The Underestimated Gospel

by Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Matt Chandler, David Platt, John Piper, Jonathan Leeman, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, Thabiti Anyabwile and CJ Mahaney

Everyone is looking for power. Political campaigns play to the power of fear and hope; advertising agencies rely on the power of appetite, both wielding power by the means of words. But churches have something different and better. Churches have the gospel. Though we live in the world, we must not wage war like the world, or fight with its weapons. On t… Read more…

The Unadjusted Gospel

The Unadjusted Gospel

by Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, John Piper, R. Albert MohlerJr., C. J. Mahaney, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul, Ligon Duncan and CJ Mahaney

Responding to the perennial temptation to “tame” the message about Jesus, leaders such as John MacArthur, John Piper, Thabiti Anyabwile, and R. C. Sproul challenge Christians to hold fast to the faith by emphasizing the importance of maintaining a pure and unadulterated view of the gospel. Whether it’s looking back at the New Testament and the church f… Read more…

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition)

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition)

by Mark Dever and David Platt

Now in its third edition and featuring a new foreword by New York Times best-selling author David Platt, pastor Mark Dever’s classic book is not an instruction manual for church growth. Rather, it is a wise pastor’s recommendation for how to assess the health of a church using nine crucial qualities often neglected by many of today’s congregations. Chu… Read more…

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

by Mark Dever and J. I. Packer

If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J. I. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God… Read more…


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