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Doctrine "and" ethics

Everything in the Christian life is doctrine. Very often Christians equate “doctrine” with “theology.” That makes sense. We have the doctrine of God, doctrine of man, doctrine of Scripture, and so forth. 237 more words

The Will Of God

TRB 023 - Costco Ecclesiology

Why should you become a member of your local Church? What is the Biblical support? Is this just something we came up with?

This week, Jesse and Tony discuss the Biblical case for formal church membership and discuss why it is so important for the life of a Christian. 57 more words

Jesse Schwamb

Congregationalism: Part 6 - Authority For Maturity

Who is really responsible for the ministry?

In my job, when I write a report, my supervisor is required to sign it below my own signature. 450 more words

Church Membership

Congregationalism: Part 5 - Objections

The following are objections I’ve heard, and the best response I can give:

In Matt. 18:17, final judgment by the “the church” should be carried out by the elders who represent the church. 631 more words

Church Membership

Congregationalism: Part 4 - Authority Over Elders

If the congregation is both able and authorized to affirm or deny who belongs to God and God’s gospel, then this must mean the congregation is able and authorized affirm the gospel itself, and reject a false gospel. 530 more words

Church Membership

Leading a Church of Less Than 100

Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Less Than 100?

Most of the time church planting is a long, hard slog.

Ed Stetzer… 981 more words

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