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Apr 15, 2019

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Mark Dever about finding a healthy church. So you’ll know him a little better, Dr. Mark has served as the senior pastor of CHBC (Capitol Hill Baptist Church) since 1994 and as president of 9Marks (a ministry to churches and church leaders) since its founding in 1998. He’s married to Connie and they have two adult children, both married, and one grandchild. Dr. Mark has authored a number of books, including 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Whether you’re on the hunt for a church or if you’re already involved somewhere, we think you’ll walk away from this conversation with Mark encouraged to follow Jesus with his people for his glory.



9Marks Church Search  

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

The Christian Ministry by Charles Bridges




Kids and grandkids

Reading history





Galatians 5

John 13:34-35

Hebrews 10:19-25

Hebrews 12

1 Corinthians 11:28



  • What are the elements of a healthy church?
  • Why is it important to exercise community within the context of a local church?
  • What is the difference between a healthy and unhealthy church?
  • What is the gospel and what does that look like presented in the local church?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?



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