The southern baptist Convention is currently facing issues that challenge its identity, heritage, and future. Extensive thought, assessment, research, and wisdom from some of the SBC’s brightest minds have been poured into this volume with the intent of rendering a helpful contribution to SBC life that will propel forward the collective work of Southern Baptists well into the 21st century.
Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary EcclesiologyKregel Academic #ad - Blending biblical teaching and practical ministry experience, the role of elders, Hammett presents a comprehensive ecclesiology from a historic Baptist perspective, examining crucial contemporary issues such as church discipline, and church ministry in a post-Christian culture. This second edition contains updates throughout, baptist church polity, including:Substantive changes to chapters on the nature of the church, and deaconsAn expanded chapter on baptism and the Lord’s SupperA thoroughly revised chapter on church models like multisite churches and missional churchesA brand-new chapter on meaningful church membership .
An updated examination of ecclesiology from a Baptist perspectiveIn this useful book, professor and former pastor John Hammett helps church leaders think through foundational questions about the nature of the church.
The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global MovementB&H Academic #ad - Baptist historians anthony chute, Nathan Finn, and Michael Haykin highlight the Baptist transition from a despised sect to a movement of global influence. It also addresses questions that students of Baptist history frequently ask, includes prayers and hymns of those who experienced hope and heartbreak, and directs the reader’s attention to the mission of the church as a whole.
Written with an irenic tone and illustrated with photographs in every chapter, The Baptist Story is ideally suited for graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as group study in the local church. Although the emphasis is on the english-speaking world, women, The Baptist Story integrates stories of non-English-speaking Baptists, all within the context of historic, ethnic minorities, and minority theological traditions, orthodox Christianity.
The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement #ad - This volume provides more than just the essential events and necessary names to convey the grand history. Each chapter includes stories of people who made this history so fascinating. The baptist story is a narrative history spanning over four centuries of a diverse group of people living among distinct cultures on separate continents while finding their identity in Christ and expressing their faith as Baptists.
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Don't Fire Your Church Members: The Case for CongregationalismB&H Academic #ad - Complacency and nominalism are diminished. Leaders shouldn’t fire members from the responsibilities given to them by Jesus—they should train them! When members are trained, the church grows in holiness and love, discipleship and mission. Jesus gives every church member an office in the church’s government: to assume final responsibility for guarding the what and the who of the gospel in the church and its ministry.
It is nothing less than Jesus’ authorization for living out his kingdom rule among a people on mission. In our day, the tasks of reinvigorating congregational authority and elder authority must work together. The vision of congregationalism pictured in this book offers an integrated view of the Christian life.
Don't Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism #ad - Congregationalism is biblical, but biblical congregationalism just might look a little different than you expect. Church membership is not just a status, it’s an office. B h publishing Group. Similarly, jesus gives leaders to the church for equipping the members to do this church-building and mission-accomplishing work.
An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global PerspectivesIVP Academic #ad - B h publishing Group. An introduction to ecclesiology will richly reward the student, pastor or layperson who is looking for a comprehensive and insightful overview of the unity and diversity of understandings and practices within the one church of Jesus Christ. Drawing on his international experience, global research and ecumenical awareness, Kärkkäinen presents an overview of both traditional and contemporary expressions of the Christian church.
What is the church? what makes the church church? in this volume, the most important theologians, theologian Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, and a number of contextual approaches that attempt to answer these essential questions.
An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives #ad - Ivp academic.
Shepherding God's Flock: Biblical Leadership in the New Testament and BeyondKregel Ministry #ad - Although ultimately the church is led by Christ, pastors are to provide godly examples of what it means to be a follower of the Lord. B h publishing Group. This book provides the biblical, historical, theological, and practical foundation of the crucial task of leading God’s people. Consequently, to whom they are accountable, the type of authority they are given, who leads the church, how they relate to one another, and how they are selected are of utmost importance to the life and health of God’s people.
The shepherds of god’s flock must protect them from and guide them through the many dangers believers face. Ivp academic. A biblical, historical, theological, and practical foundation for pastoral leadershipPastors have been entrusted with leading the people of God.
ChurchBaker Academic #ad - B h publishing Group. Bray discusses the church as a living reality, offering practical ways churches and individuals can cooperate and live together. The book concludes with a look at the ecumenical climate of today and suggests ways that the four characteristics of the church can and should be manifested in our present global context.
This accessible introduction to the church from an evangelical perspective explores ecclesiology through the lenses of church history and doctrine to reveal what it means for us today. Ivp academic. Baker Academic. Renowned evangelical theologian Gerald Bray provides a clear and coherent account of the church in biblical, historical, and theological perspective.
Church #ad - He tells the story of the church in its many manifestations through time, moving through centuries of persecution and triumph, starting with its appearance in the New Testament, and discussing how and why the ancient church broke up at the Reformation. Along the way, bray looks at the four classic marks of the church--its oneness, catholicity, holiness, and apostolicity--and illustrates how each of these marks has been understood by different Christian traditions.
The Lord's Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes NAC Studies in Bible & TheologyB&H Academic #ad - Ivp academic. Adding a helpful perspective, Lutheran, Calvinist, chapters are also provided on the Roman Catholic, and Zwinglian views of communion. B h publishing Group. B h academic. As they were eating, blessed and broke it, and said, Jesus took bread, gave it to the disciples, ‘Take and eat it; this is My body.
Matthew 26:26 hcsb a follow-up to believer’s baptism in the New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, The Lord’s Supper explores the current Baptist view of the communion sacrament. Contributors include andreas köstenberger "the lord’s supper as a passover Meal", Jim Hamilton "The Lord’s Supper in Paul", Jonathan Pennington "The Last Supper in the Gospels", and Michael Haykin "Communion in the Early Church".
The Lord's Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes NAC Studies in Bible & Theology #ad - . Baker Academic.
Believer's Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ Nac Studies in Bible & TheologyB&H Academic #ad - B h publishing Group. Indeed, believer’s baptism begins with the belief that believer’s baptism as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods is the clear teaching of the New Testament. B h academic. Along the way, stephen wellum, thomas schreiner, jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Kostenberger, Robert Stein, Steve McKinion, and Mark Dever.
Users will find this an excellent extension of the long-respected NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY. Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the new testament scriptures? what are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? Volume two in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY NACSBT series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses these compelling questions.
Believer's Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ Nac Studies in Bible & Theology #ad - B h academic. Ivp academic. Baker Academic.
Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the ChurchCrossway #ad - He covers the topics of the church’s identity and characteristics; its growth through purity, unity, and discipline; its offices and leadership structures; its ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and its ministries. Here is a rich approach to ecclesiology consisting of sustained doctrinal reflection and wise, practical application.
Part of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series. Ivp academic. Baker Academic. B h academic. Gregg allison explores and synthesizes all that Scripture affirms about the new covenant people of God, capturing a full picture of the biblical church. B h academic. What is a church? this can be a difficult question to answer and Christians have offered a variety of perspectives.
Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church #ad - B h publishing Group.
Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional AgeB&H Academic #ad - Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Right polity, they argue, regenerate church membership, church discipline, elder leadership, diaconal service, is congregationalism, and a Baptist approach to the ordinances. How do congregationalism and elder leadership work together? when should a church practice church discipline? How can one church work with another in matters of membership and discipline? To be read sequentially or used as a reference guide, Baptist Foundations provides a contemporary treatment of Baptist church government and structures, the first of its kind in decades.
What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. B h academic. Ivp academic. B h academic. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament. Each section explores the pastoral applications of these arguments.
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