Thinking About Church Life
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Thinking About Church Life

The Everyday Faith eSeries

by R. Paul Stevens and Robert Banks

Thinking About Church Life
ebook
  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: August 2004
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4974-1
  • Item Code: 4974

How should you deal with conflict in your church?

What is a "sacrament"?

Why are there so many different church "denominations"?

What are the roles of the clergy and the roles of the laity?

How can you "keep the Sabbath"?

Christians often profess that Jesus is Lord over all of life. Yet it isn't always easy to relate Christianity to your day-to-day activities and concerns--even those of the church!

R. Paul Stevens and Robert Banks, editors of The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity on which this Everyday Faith eSeries title is based, believe Christian truth is for the routines and not just the crises of life. From committees and conflict to preaching and sacraments, their collection of twenty-seven thought-provoking essays will guide you in bringing your faith to bear on issues of church life.

Whether you read from beginning to end or dip into the articles that interest you most, you'll gain insight on how Christian faith can guide, illuminate and energize your daily life.

CONTENTS

Introduction
Authority
Baptism
Buildings
Church Family
Church Structures
Clergy
Committees
Communion
Conflict
Conflict Resolution
Counseling, Lay
Denominations
Discipline
Evangelism
Laity
Leadership
Megachurch
Membership
Ministry
Missions
Nondenominational
Preaching
Renewal
Sabbath
Sacraments
Small Groups
Sunday School
Worship
Contributors

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R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a marketplace ministry mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner-city church in Montreal. He has written many books and Bible studies, including Doing God's Business, Work Matters, Marriage Spirituality, The Other Six Days, and Spiritual Gifts. He is coauthor (with Pete Hammond and Todd Svanoe) of The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography.

For more on Stevens's work as a marketplace ministry mentor, visit rpaulstevens.com.

Robert J. Banks is senior research and development fellow in the Centre for the History of Christian Thought & Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Formerly he served as executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center and was Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity, both at Fuller Theological Seminary. Some of his books include Paul's Idea of Community and Reviewing Leadership, and with his wife he is coauthor of the Bible studies Going to Work with God and The Wonderful World of Narnia. His IVP books include The Tyranny of Time, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity, and Thoughtful Parenting.

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