The Certain Victory of Christ’s Church an Encouragement to Evangelism
Mark Dever begins the conference with a flyover of Isaiah 36 and 37. This moment in Israel’s history — from the edge of Assyrian destruction to the gracious deliverance of Yahweh — invites Christians today to reflect on God’s own faithfulness to His word, for the joy of his people and the vindication of His promises. Because of this, we know there’s no such thing as failed evangelism. Christ is building — and will continue to build — His church.
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.