Don't Fire Your Church Members

by Jonathan Leeman;


In Stock - Usually dispatched within 4 days

 



Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £20.99 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Don't Fire Your Church Members

Full Product Description

Church membership is not just a status, it's an office. Members don't need leaders to fire them from the responsibilities given to them by Jesus, they need leaders to train them. When pastors do, the church grows in holiness and love, discipleship and mission. Not only that, the complacency and nominalism that characterizes so much Christianity is put on notice.

Conversations about biblical church government have been on the outs among church leaders for at least a century. The pragmatic question "what works?" is the first many church leaders ask. And there is a place for prudence. Not all churches should look the same. But some things are biblical basics. One is that Jesus gives every church member an office in its government: to assume final responsibility for guarding thewhat and the who of the gospel in the church and its ministry. And this "church work" is integrally connected to proclaiming and living that gospel in the world. A second basic is that Jesus gives leaders to the church for equipping the members to do this church-building and mission-accomplishing work. Their basic instruction is, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ."

The vision of congregationalism pictured in this book offers an integrated view of the Christian life. A Christian's "church job" should not be divided from everyday life because the saints are tasked with guarding and growing one another all week. Yet the members need their leaders to do their jobs. They need training, equipping, and instruction. The Bible even talks about obedience. In our day and age, when the only form of government people like is their own, the tasks of reinvigorating congregational authority and elder authority must work together.

Congregationalism is biblical, but biblical congregationalism just might look a little different than you expect. It is nothing less than Jesus' authorization for living out his kingdom rule among a people on mission.

Don't Fire Your Church Members by Jonathan Leeman was published by B&H Academic in January 2016. The ISBN for Don't Fire Your Church Members is 9781433686238.

Go to Basket

Reviews of Don't Fire Your Church Members

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Don't Fire Your Church Members.

Specifications

Details for Don't Fire Your Church Members

Author / Artist
PublisherB&H Academic (January 2016)
Weight318g
Thickness15 mm
Height226 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781433686238
ISBN-101433686236
Product Code4467862
Page last updated 5th May 2018
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer