Topic: Church Government

December 9, 2019
Yes, the Doctrine of the Church Matters for Ministry Among the Poor

If you’re trying to reach the poor, I’m guessing church polity isn’t high on your list of priorities. Here’s why it should be.

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December 21, 2013
Is Ecclesiology Really that Important in Modern Church Planting?

How has 20schemes become so linked to 9Marks? That is probably one of the most popular questions I get on my travels. The answer, in short, is down to our shared convictions on the role of the local church within the world. Here is their mission statement: 9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical […]

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March 15, 2013
Why Love Just Isn't Enough to Plant a Church

Let me start by saying that this is quite a chunky book, considering the strap line: ‘Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline.’ 350+ pages on the topic of membership and discipline seems a bit on the extreme side! However, despite initial misgivings, I have to say that this is an absolute gem of […]

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February 15, 2013
Be Merciful. Build Healthy Churches!

Ministry that does not have disciple making as the goal is anything but merciful. There is much good work done in the name of mercy by churches and Christians that might very well be good, helpful, and generous but, when considered in the light of God's mercy, they come up short. Mercy is the act of […]

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February 6, 2013
Why the Local Church is So Important for Housing Scheme Ministry

When it comes to reviewing books on this site, I ask three questions: Content. Is it biblical? Application. Is it relevant? Is it helpful for our type of ministry in housing schemes? This book comes in three distinct parts: I. What does the Bible say? This is broken down into eight chapters which are suspiciously […]

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