This is a series of talks given by Andrew Sach on how the Bible should shape our view of, and involvement in, the church.
This talk given by Andrew Sach on Ephesians 4:1-16 shows how the church is Jesus’ answer to a fragmented world.
Building the Church
How is God building His church? And how do Christians fit into God’s building project? Follow a recent series of seminars at St Helen’s that sought to answer these questions.
God’s New Community
by Graham Beynon
Graham Beynon shows that when the Bible talks about ‘church’, it is always only referring to people, and a particular sort of people at that. From a range of key passages in the New Testament, he explains what church is, what it is for, how it is to work, how it is to be led, and what it means to belong to God’s new community in Christ.
by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
Most people in the West have no intention of ever attending church. Indeed, many only use Christ’s name as a swear word. And while some prominent churches are growing, much of this is transfer rather than true growth. Yet many of our approaches to evangelism still assume a Christian mentality. We expect people to come to us when we put on a good church service.
We need to meet the unchurched where they are, in the context of everyday life, shifting the focus from putting on attractive events to creating attractive communities. Allow this book, with its focus on Peter’s first letter, to change your expectations and your thinking.
What is the Mission of the Church?
by Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
DeYoung and Gilbert help us think carefully about what the church is sent into the world to do. Looking at the Bible’s teaching, they explore the what, why, and how of the church’s mission for today.
Finding a church
If you aren’t currently a member of a church, but would like to join one, the Gospel Partnerships website has a list of Bible-based churches that you can join. Find one that is near you!