Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament. What then is a right or biblical polity? The...
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Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament.
What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leadership, diaconal service, regenerate church membership, church discipline, and a Baptist approach to the ordinances.
Each section explores the pastoral applications of these arguments. How do congregationalism and elder leadership work together? When should a church practice church discipline? How can one church work with another in matters of membership and discipline?
To be read sequentially or used as a reference guide, Baptist Foundations provides a contemporary treatment of Baptist church government and structures, the first of its kind in decades.
Mark Dever (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director for 9 Marks Ministries. Dr. Dever has contributed to several books on church health and church leadership, and is a visiting professor at both Beeson Divinity School, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He has written What Is A Healthy Church?; 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church (Expanded 2004), The Deliberate Church, The Message of the Old Testament: Promises made, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept, and Twelve Challenges Churches Face.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Jonathan Leeman (cand. Ph.D., University of Wales) is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, he has served as interim pastor in two churches. J onathan is absolutely amazed that God has saved him, in spite of all the reasons he has given him not to. Jonathan is the director of communications for 9Marks and the author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- <div>ours Is An Anti-polity Age, Perhaps More Than Any Other Time In The History Of The Church. Yet Polity Remains As Important Now As It Was In The New Testament.<br> <br> What Then Is A Right Or Biblical Polity? The Contributors To This Volume Make An Exegetical And Theological Case For A Baptist Polity. Right Polity, They Argue, Is Congregationalism, Elder Leadership, Diaconal Service, Regenerate Church Membership, Church Discipline, And A Baptist Approach To The Ordinances.<br> <br> Each Section Explores The Pastoral Applications Of These Arguments. How Do Congregationalism And Elder Leadership Work Together? When Should A Church Practice Church Discipline? How Can One Church Work With Another In Matters Of Membership And Discipline? <br> <br> To Be Read Sequentially Or Used As A Reference Guide, <i>baptist Foundations</i> Provides A Contemporary Treatment Of Baptist Church Government And Structures, The First Of Its Kind In Decades.</div>