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Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, 3rd ed.

, 2013
ISBN: 9781433539985


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

This classic guide has been recently revised to include a new foreword as well as updated content, illustrations, and appendices.

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  • Presents a guide to evaluating the health of the church
  • Useful for pastors, church leaders, or just active congregation members
  • Features updated content, new illustrations, and new appendices
  • Mark One: Expositional Preaching
  • Mark Two: Biblical Theology
  • Mark Three: The Gospel
  • Mark Four: A Biblical Understanding of Conversion
  • Mark Five: A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
  • Mark Six: A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership
  • Mark Seven: Biblical Church Discipline
  • Mark Eight: A Concern for Discipleship and Growth
  • Mark Nine: Biblical Church Leadership
  • Appendix 1: Tips for Leading the Church in a Healthy Direction
  • Appendix 2: “Don’t Do it!” Why You Shouldn’t Practice Church Discipline
  • Appendix 3: The Original 9 Marks Letter
  • Appendix 4: Medicines from the Cabinet

In the Logos edition, this digital volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Mark E. Dever (born August 28th, 1960) has been the senior pastor of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 1994 and is the executive director of 9Marks Ministries (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.


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  1. Patrick



    What I appreciate about this book the most is the balance it has. Dever makes a biblical case for all the points he has. However, he also has a warning not to be a fanatic about using/referring/implementing the concepts he views as important. That balance is drastically missing in our society and in churches today. That being said, all nine marks are very well supported with Scripture and makes sense in how church should look. Implementation of these principles will ground a church in the Word of God and be a rock in the sea of the world's waving to and fro. The goal is not for churches to look like a society meet up or a self-help seminar or a rock show. All these points build on themselves and involve themselves within each. And again, Dever stresses grace and charity and balance. This is a great resource for a church and/or those in church leadership to take a look in the mirror and/or transform some of the areas of a church to make it be more consistent with what God wants His Body to strive for. Final Grade - A+

  2. Roy Verrips

    Roy Verrips


    This is still one of the most helpful resources for any Pastor / Session / Group of Elders / Church Council to work through and evaluate themselves on a regular basis.

  3. Michael R Shotwell
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