The Deliberate Church (L'église intentionnelle)
In this pastoral manual, Mark Dever and Paul Alexander offer us a practical theological reflection on the local Church as well as a toolkit to improve its functioning. This book does not propose the model to be imposed on every Church in the whole world! Nevertheless, it is full of concrete ideas from their pastoral experience.
"No pastor wondering about the direction of his Church should neglect reading this small but invaluable book ... The great strength of Mark Dever is to succeed in combining theological reflection quality with the practice ...; rare are the works which bring together an in-depth knowledge of Scripture and know-how, the fruit of common sense, divine wisdom and considerable pastoral experience. "- D. A. Carson, New Testament professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
"This book is a powerful antidote to the purely pragmatic writings of our day, even more a refutation of all who claim that theology is impractical. "- R. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary .
Table of contents
PREFACE BY THE FRENCH EDITION EDITOR
PREFACE BY DA CARSON
PREFACE BY MARK DEVER
I: GATHERING THE CHURCH
1 THE FOUR Ps
3 RESPONSIBLE EVANGELIZATION
4 WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
5 PRACTICE DISCIPLINE IN THE CHURCH
II: WHEN THE CHURCH GATHERED together
6 UNDERSTANDING THE REGULATORY PRINCIPLE
7 THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATORY PRINCIPLE
8 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR
9 THE ROLES OF THE DIFFERENT GATHERINGS
10 THE ROLE OF ORDINANCES
11 LOVE EACH OTHER
III: GATHERING ALUMNI
13 THE IMPORTANCE OF ELDERS
14 IN SEARCH OF SOME QUALIFIED MEN
16 THE IMPORTANCE OF CHARACTER
17 HOW TO GET STARTED
18 THE STAFF CHOICE
IV: WHEN THE ELDERS GATHER
19 WORD AND PRAYER
20 AGENDA: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
21 DECISION MAKING: HOW L 'ADDRESS?
APPENDIX 1: INTERVIEW FOR NEW MEMBERS
APPENDIX 2: SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Original title : The Deliberate Church
Authors : Mark Dever & Paul Alexander
Publisher : Cruciforme / Clé
Pages : 254
ISBN : 978-2-924595-30-5
Publication : September 2017
Dimensions : 5.5 "x 8.5"
Weight : 306 g
Format : paperback
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