Second Presbyterian Church recently hosted their annual Christian Life Conference with guest speakers Mark Dever and Harry Reeder. The theme was the church, and they have posted the audio online:
- Faith Comes Through Hearing – Mark Dever
- How Christ Loves His Church – Harry Reeder
- Membership and Discipline – Mark Dever
- The Four Loves of Christ’s Church – Harry Reeder
- How Do I Love Christ’s Church – Harry Reeder
- The Importance of the Local Church – Mark Dever
- The Church is the Gospel Made Visible – Mark Dever
Both Reeder and Dever have also written books on this topic. Harry Reeder’s From Embers to a Flame examines the area of church revitalization, and his book The Leadership Dynamic focuses on raising effective leaders.
Mark Dever’s book 9 Marks of a Healthy Church is the cornerstone book for the 9Marks Ministry. In it, Dever examines marks like expositional preaching, a biblical understanding of evangelism, and strong church discipline. Dever also co-wrote The Deliberate Church with Paul Alexander, outlining how to be intentional in the life of the church. Finally, his What is a Healthy Church is a condensed but helpful version of the 9Marks book. If the issue of church health interests you, this will send you in a healthy direction.