12 Challenges Churches Face


By Mark Dever

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Longtime pastor and leading authority on church health, Mark Dever draws from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents each challenge, Dever provides practical ways for individuals and churches to respond biblically. Writing for both church leaders and laymen, Dever insists that the health of the local church should be the concern of every believer and that God can overcome the most difficult of challenges. 


Mark Dever

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. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Connie, and they have two adult children.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 192
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 13.7 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-58134-944-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-944-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781581349443
Case Quantity: 10
Published: March 31, 2012

Table of Contents

1.  Forgetfulness 
2.  Division 
3.  Impostors 
4.  Sin 
5.  Asceticism 
6.  Disobedience 
7.  Legalism 
8.  Autonomy 
9.  Thoughtlessness
10. Selfishness
11. Death 
12. Decline


"As a leading voice for reformation in the twenty-first century, Mark Dever calls evangelicals to love the church as much as we love Jesus. In this exposition of 1 Corinthians he gives clear pastoral guidance for the difficult problems addressed in a difficult book of the Bible, confronting not only the controversial issues that always face the church, but also the spiritual dangers that lurk behind them."
Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

"Twelve Challenges Churches Face is a careful exposition of 1 Corinthians. It is both theological and practical in its goal to foster healthy churches. You will be edified and encouraged by Pastor Dever's treatment of important issues that confront the church on a daily basis."
Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary