Tuesday 30 March 2021

9Marks Journal (March 2021) on How to Build Up Your Church

The latest issue of the 9Marks Journal, available from here, looks at ‘How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members’.

In the Editorial Note, Jonathan Leeman writes:

‘For years now, 9Marks has argued that church membership is not just a status, it’s a job. By joining a church, you’re not joining a club, you’re stepping into an office. Jesus has given you work to do, and he’s given you the competence and authority to do it.

‘Most 9Marks Journals aim at pastors and church leaders. This one was written for members. Its purpose is to lay out some of the essential elements of that job. So we called it a guidebook…

‘Many other things in the news and the culture wars might be grabbing your attention right now. But amidst all that, don’t forget to spend time with your kids, be a good neighbor, work hard for your employer, and – our point here – work to build up your church. Aside from caring for your family, it might be the most important thing you can do to make a difference in the world around you, to say nothing of doing eternal good in people’s lives.’

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