Topic: Church Membership

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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March 8, 2013
Encouraging Every Member in Word Ministry

When we look at the NT, and the book of Acts in particular, we see that the gospel spread and the church grew through the proclamation and teaching of the ‘Word of God’ (Acts 6:7; 12:24; 19:20). That, surely, must be the basis for any and all ministry in our congregations—we must be ‘Word based’. […]

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March 5, 2013
What if We Based Our Decisions on Community Instead of Self-Interest?

When was the last time you met a person who took a decision in their life based on how it would affect their Christian community? As a pastor, I am often informed about decisions to move house, job, etc. and my immediate response is always twofold: What is the motivation behind your decision?  Where will […]

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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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