The Local Church

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Christian Discipleship and the Local Church
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Steve Urick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

When a person becomes a Christian the ongoing work of discipleship continues. The intake of sound Bible doctrine into the soul is vital in order to grow spiritually strong and mature. This is where the crucial role of the local church comes in. Every believer needs to be taught by qualified leaders (evangelists, pastor-teachers, etc.) and be ministered to by various other gifted members of the body of Christ. Christian Discipleship and the Local Church gives basic knowledge to find a good church, discover one's spiritual gift/s, and advance in the Christian life. It also equips Christians with concise and easy to read material to use when doing the life-changing work of discipling others. It can even be used for church-planting or strengthening existing churches.
Ministers and Ministries in the Local Church
Language: en
Pages: 451
Authors: Sebastian S. Karambai
Categories: Canon law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: St Pauls BYB

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The Drama of Dance in the Local Church
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Emily A. Pardue
Categories: Drama
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How to Develop Your Local Church
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Richard Impey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-22 - Publisher: SPCK

Is your church facing a period of change? Are you overwhelmed with too much to do? Or are you searching for a new vision? If you are looking to take your church in a new direction, then How to Develop Your Local Church can help you decide which path to follow. Written by an experienced practitioner, it will help you to understand your congregation better: how it operates, what its members take for granted, what their priorities are and what the 'character' of the congregation is. The book then explains some of the reasons for frustration and conflict in church life, and points to positive ways forward, giving guidance on planning and decision-making. Just as no two churches are the same, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' answer to how your church might develop. Rather, it is only by drawing upon the collective wisdom of the local congregation that worthwhile change will begin to happen.
An Open Letter Concerning the Local Church, Witness Lee and The God-men Controversy
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: J. Gordon Melton
Categories: Christian sects
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The Practical Expression of the Church
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Witness Lee
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

Witness Lee speaks of the church in The Practical Expression of the Church, not only from the viewpoint of God’s eternal purpose, which is the church triumphant and universal, but also from the viewpoint of the believers’ experience and enjoyment of the riches of Christ, which produces a local expression of the church, an expression that displays the oneness of the Body of Christ and brings in God’s commanded blessing (Psalm 133).
The Ministry, Vol. 9, No. 6
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Pages: 207
Authors: Various Authors
Categories: Religion
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This issue of The Ministry contains the messages given during the Spring 2005 International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones, held April 10-12 in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this training was the churches, the ministry, and the work. The Body is the governing law of the life and work of the children of God today. The church, the ministry, and the work are on the ground of the Body. The basic principle of the churches is the Body, the basic principle of the ministry is the Body, and the basic principle of the work is the Body. The churches are the Body expressed locally, the ministry is the Body in function, and the work is the Body seeking increase (Acts 13:1-2; 21:19). Concerning this subject, in fellowship with a few co-workers on December 15, 1995, Brother Witness Lee said, "I ask you to render to this work the highest cooperation. When I say 'the highest cooperation,' I mean that you must dive into these things, as I did, day and night. Second, you have to experience them. Third, you have to live a God-man life. Fourth, you have to be an overcomer to keep every principle of the Body." May the Lord enlighten us concerning every principle of the Body! Last of all, we include a report concerning the Lord's move in Israel.
The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Vital Factors for the Recovery of the Church Life
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Witness Lee
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-24 - Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones webcast from Anaheim, California, on April 16-18, 2021. The general subject of the training was “Vital Factors for the Recovery of the Church Life.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.
The Church
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Living Stream Ministry
Categories: California
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

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Further Consideration of the Eldership, the Region of Work, and the Care for the Body of Christ
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Witness Lee
Categories: California
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-09 - Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

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The Gift of Purpose
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: J. Alexander Rutherford
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-18 - Publisher: Teleioteti

Many writers and commentators are convinced that Western culture and society are unravelling. Who can blame them! As I write this, violent protests rage across the USA in response to senseless murders. The political sphere has never seemed to virulent, and a deadly epidemic has affected all our lives. Many are agreed that there are serious problems working themselves out in Western society, yet among Christians, there is little agreement over the approach we should take to the West and its problems. This issue, how Christians should approach engagement with culture, is not a new one, nor is it a uniquely Western issue. Christians in every age and in every culture are confronted with this question. In response to many today who see it as the Christian responsibility to save the West, to preserve its unique cultural heritage and achievements, this author argues that our lives in this world need to be governed by three theological themes, ecclesiology, soteriology, and eschatology. That is, we must prioritize the local church, engage with society with the understanding that earthly kingdoms are manifestations of Satan’s kingdom, and live in light of Christ’s imminent return.
Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Thomas Edward Frank
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Abingdon Press

"Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses." This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church. This revised edition incorporates the actions of The United Methodist General Conference, 2004. The book discusses continuing reforms of the church's plan for baptism and church membership, as well as the emergence of deacon's orders and other changes to ordained ministry procedures. The text is now cross-referenced to the Book of Discipline, 2004, including the revised order of disciplinary chapters and paragraph numbering. Denominational statistics are updated, along with references to recent works on The United Methodist Church and American religious life.