What Is a Healthy Church Member?

By Thabiti Anyabwile

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What Is a Healthy Church Member?

By Thabiti Anyabwile

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Pastor and Author Thabiti M. Anyabwile Empowers Readers to Actively Contribute to the Vitality of the Local Church

God wants Christians to experience the local church as a home more profoundly wonderful and meaningful than any other place on earth. To achieve this, all believers should play an active, intentional role in the body of Christ. But what does it mean to be a healthy church member?

In this 9Marks guide, pastor Thabiti Anyabwile studies God’s word to show readers how they can labor for the health of their church. Covering 10 essential topics—including evangelism, discipleship, self-discipline, and prayer—he demonstrates how contributing to the mission of the local church also helps readers experience profound spiritual growth in their own lives. 

  • An Essential Guide on Church Membership and Participation: Helps Christians understand their individual roles in building a healthy church
  • Written by Thabiti M. Anyabwile: Pastor, author, and council member for the Gospel Coalition
  • From 9Marks: Other titles include What Is a Healthy Church?Why Trust the Bible?; and Is God Really Sovereign?
  • Replaces ISBN 978-1-4335-0212-5


Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti M. Anyabwile (MS, North Carolina State University) serves as a pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, and is the author of numerous books. He serves as a council member of the Gospel Coalition, is a lead writer for 9Marks Ministries, and regularly blogs at The Front Porch and Pure Church. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children.

Product Details

Format: Printed Caseside
Page Count: 144
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 7.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8833-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8833-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433588334
Published: October 08, 2024

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Foreword by Mark Dever
Mark 1: A Healthy Church Member Is an Expositional Listener
Mark 2: A Healthy Church Member Is a Biblical Theologian
Mark 3: A Healthy Church Member Is Gospel Saturated
Mark 4: A Healthy Church Member Is Genuinely Converted
Mark 5: A Healthy Church Member Is a Biblical Evangelist
Mark 6: A Healthy Church Member Is a Committed Member
Mark 7: A Healthy Church Member Seeks Discipline
Mark 8: A Healthy Church Member Is a Growing Disciple
Mark 9: A Healthy Church Member Is a Humble Follower
Mark 10: A Healthy Church Member Is a Prayer Warrior
A Final Word
Appendix: A Typical Covenant of a Healthy Church
Scripture Index


“Some books are so simple they are scarcely worth skimming; others are so complex that, unless their subject matter is extraordinarily important, they are not worth the time they demand. But sometimes one finds a book that is simultaneously simple and profound—and this is one of them. In a generation when many people are talking about the importance of Christians living ‘in community,’ few have unpacked, in biblically faithful and personally penetrating ways, just what that means. Thabiti Anyabwile closes the gap. Read it, think about it, pray over it—and distribute it generously around your congregation.”
D. A. Carson, Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

“This book provides an excellent and much-needed focus on the individual church member. We can all benefit from this insightful book.”
R. C. Sproul, Late Founder, Ligonier Ministries

“A faithful pastor is also a good church member. Thabiti Anyabwile is evidence of this truth and thus has written with pastoral insight and personal experience on what it means to be a healthy church member. Any church desiring to strengthen its membership would do well to get this book into the hands of its members. Being a faithful church member in an age of overindulgence and selfish impulses is not easy. Yet, Anyabwile not only reminds us it is possible but also challenges us with the biblical reality that it is necessary.”
Anthony J. Carter, Lead Pastor, East Point Church, East Point, Georgia

“Thabiti Anyabwile’s What Is a Healthy Church Member? asks the right questions about the offer of church membership, calling each local body of believers to cultivate and sustain practices of an assembly formed by the gospel. It is a most practical manual, yet it is free from the religious utilitarianism that often marks seeker-oriented works in this genre. Any leadership and laity that would elect to read this book together and embrace its exhortations would find their life as the family of God increasing in its wisdom, power, love, and witness in the world. What a balm we all will find in the words of this book!”
Eric C. Redmond, Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute; Associate Pastor of Preaching and Teaching, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois