Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
The most up-to-date edition of a valuable resource from Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C. If you want a manual for sure-fire church growth, move on and skip this book: you’ve got the wrong goals. This is, rather, a tour through the New Testament Scriptures, to determine how to assess the health of your church, using 9 crucial qualities often neglected.
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.
“A foundational work which I highly recommend” – John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“If you are a Christian leader, be careful of the book you now hold in your hand: it may change your life and ministry.” – D.A. Carson, Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois
“I want God’s word about the church. I turn with hope and confidence to Mark Dever’s radically biblical commitment. Few people today have thought more or better about what makes a church biblical and healthy.” – John Piper, who served for 33 years as Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota; currently Director of Desiring God and the Chancellor of Bethlehem Institute.
“This is the best book I have read on this topic of crucial importance.” – C.J. Mahaney, Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is a Biblical prescription for faithfulness” – J. Ligon Duncan III, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
About the Author
Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks (9Marks.org). Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide. His other books include What Is a Healthy Church?, 12 Challenges Churches Face, What Does God Want of us Anyway? and The Message of the New Testament.