The local church isn’t just the focus of the Christian’s holy life, but the principle means of attaining it. Mark Dever expounds on how pastors can lead their congregations to sustain and advance godliness together. Yet, the corporate pursuit of holiness must be undertaken in humble dependence on God and sure hope that he will do what he has promised.
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Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.