The Church

Spirit-Empowered Gospel Community

A Video from the 2018 BCSPasCon

Jonathan Parnell is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their seven children. He is the author of Never Settle for Normal: The Proven Path to Significance and Happiness. In this video he discusses spirit-empowered Gospel community. 

Speaker: Jonathan Parnell

A Survey of Church History by Brian Borgman

A Survey of Church History

Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church, Minden, NV. He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University, a Master of Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Seminary. This course covers everything from "The Apostolic Church" to "The Church in the Late 20th Century".

Author: Brian Borgman
 

 

The Church, Why Bother? by: Jeffrey D. Johnson

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The Church: Why Bother? "In one way or another, virtually every troubling trend in the current world of evangelical Christianity is rooted in misunderstanding about the church. What is her proper mission? What is her role in an increasingly secular culture? What should her priorities be? How should a local church function? Why is church membership necessary? or is it? What is the basis for true unity? This excellent book shines the clear light of Scripture on those and many other questions. Since Christ loved the church enough to die for her, every believer ought to share that passion. Jeffrey Johnson clearly does, and I believe you will find his enthusiasm contagious." - John MacArthur

Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson


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The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

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Pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.

Authors: Mark Dever & Paul Alexander


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Do We Have a Policy?

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Subtitled: ‘Paul's Ten Point Policy for Church Health and Growth’. What are our aims for the shaping of our church fellowship, and for its growth? Do we have an agenda or framework of desired objectives? 

The apostle Paul had a very definite policy, and called it his 'purpose', using a Greek word which means – a plan or strategy displayed for all to see. This book sets out ten policy ideals, gleaned from Paul's teaching, all of which are essential for the health and growth of a congregation today.

Author: Peter Masters


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Polity: Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life

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Edited by Mark Dever, this collection of writings reminds Baptists of their heritage of biblical church polity penned by Baptist leaders of centuries past and adds new essays by Albert Mohler, Gregory Wills and Mark Dever.

Edited By: Mark Dever


Free PDF provided by 9Marks.org here.
Print copies available via various vendors here.