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Trackback Thursday: Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

158134631xWhat distinctively marks a really good church? Is it a large congregation? Plentiful parking? Engaging music?

Maybe you’ve read books on this topic before—but not like this one. First published in 2004, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church isn’t an instruction manual for church growth. It’s a pastor’s model for how to assess the health of your church using nine crucial qualities that are too often neglected.

Here’s a reminder of how the contest part of Trackback Thursday works:  Simply link to the blog post from your blog, leave a comment on Crossway’s Facebook Page, or re-tweet Trackback Thursday on Twitter @Crosswaybooks. There will be three winners picked on Friday morning.

Sample Chapter 1 and view the Table of Contents:

1. Expositional Preaching

2. Biblical Theology

3. The Gospel

4. A Biblical Understanding of Conversion

5. A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism

6. A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership

7. Biblical Church Discipline

8. A Concern for Discipleship and Growth

9. Biblical Church Leadership

August 27, 2009 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 7:08 am | (7) Comments »


  1. [...] Thursday: Mark Dever Edition Today’s Trackback Thursday features Mark Dever’s 9 Marks of a Healthy [...]

    Pingback by Trackback Thursday: Mark Dever Edition « Εις Δοξαν — August 27, 2009 @ 7:38 am

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