RECOMMENDATIONS

We believe every local church is autonomous, but we also believe that local churches may benefit greatly from other churches, from parachurch ministries, and from various Christian teachers and content. Below are several of the ministries, teachers, and organizations we appreciate.
9Marks is a parachurch ministry, which seeks to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for building healthy churches. Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker began this ministry in 1998, and 9Marks continues to be a strong voice for healthy churches. We, at FBC Diana, are so thankful for the articles, books, and conferences of 9Marks ministry.
Ligonier is a parachurch ministry, which seeks to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Dr. R.C. Sproul began this ministry in 1971, and though he died in 2017, Dr. Sproul’s legacy continues through Ligonier Minstries. We, at FBC Diana, are so thankful for the articles, books, and conferences of Ligonier generally and Dr. Sproul specifically.
You can search for healthy churches by using the 9Marks “Church Search” tool. Click the map to go to 9Marks and search your zip code to find healthy churches near you. Keep in mind that a church’s appearance on the map in the tool does not mean that it is necessarily endorsed by 9Marks or by FBC Diana.