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9Marks: Building Healthy Churches Collection (2 vols.)
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9Marks: Building Healthy Churches Collection (2 vols.)

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Crossway 2017

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How does understanding conversion shape ministry? Who is responsible for global missions? These two questions frame the ideas presented in this collection. The Building Health Churches Collection from the 9Marks series presents thoughtful and theologically deep analysis of the biblical roles that conversion and mission play within the Christian Church. Bringing together bible-based teaching with the practical experiences of the authors in mission and evangelism, this collection makes an excellent starting place for conversations about about mission in your local church community.

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Key Features

  • Theologically grounded discussion of evangelism and missions
  • Contextualizing conversion within the totality of Christian life
  • Practically discusses the role of the church in the larger world

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Individual Titles

Conversion: How God Creates a People

  • Author: Michael Lawrence
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 144

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The way a church operates says a lot about how they believe people are saved. When a church truly embraces the Bible's teaching on conversion, they will call people to repentance and faith—not just one-time decisions, therapeutic healings, or moral lifestyles.

This short book was written to help churches rightly understand the difference that a biblical doctrine of conversion should make for teaching, evangelism, discipling, membership, and every other facet of the life of a local church.

Conversion is essential and misunderstood. Lawrence understands this and explains what the Bible teaches simply and compellingly. This small book is a big gift.

—Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; president, 9Marks

Michael Lawrence serves as the lead pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He earned a PhD in church history from Cambridge University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Lawrence is the author of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church.

Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global

  • Author: Andy Johnson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 128

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Even though most Christians will never move overseas, the Bible enlists every Christian and every local church in the grand project of global missions. The local church is the engine of world missions. But where should a church begin?

Churches don’t need a complicated missions program. They need the Bible and the wisdom to know how to apply it. This book points to Scripture and offers practical steps for training and supporting missionaries, forming international partnerships, sending short-term teams, and engaging the nations both at home and abroad.

I am grateful for Johnson’s wise, sensitive, and practical insights for the local church committed to going global. While written by a North American, this book is neither culturally bound nor ethnocentrically blind. The issues addressed apply to any healthy local church anywhere in the world. In other words, Missions is thoroughly biblical. And for this reason, those like me who minister in another culture will find its lessons doable. I heartily recommend it, praying that God will grant it a wide readership, for his global glory.

—Doug Van Meter, pastor-teacher, Brackenhurst Baptist Church, Johannesburg, South Africa

Andy Johnson (PhD, Texas A&M) serves as an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.