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How God Ministers to His People and the World through the Local Church
The church is more than coffee with friends—it’s a meaningful gathering of Christians that involves fellowship and growing in biblical truth. Given the rise of the internet and the availability of streaming church services, many ministry leaders and church members are asking questions about the purpose and mission of the local church: What is the church? Why does the church exist? How does the church function? What is the connection between the Christian and the church?
Pastor and trusted scholar Edward Klink III addresses these questions and more with a thoughtful assessment of what the Bible has to say about God’s intention for the local church body. Klink stresses its importance as God’s way of revealing his presence, displaying his power, fulfilling his purposes, and manifesting his activity in the world. In today’s hyperindividualized culture, this book not only demonstrates why it’s vital for individuals to connect to a local church, but also reveals why it’s vital to God’s work in the world.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: What Isn’t the Church? (Problem) Chapter 2: What Is the Church? (Principle) Chapter 3: Why Does the Church Exist? (Purpose) Chapter 4: How Does the Church Function? (Process) Chapter 5: What Is the Connection between a Christian and a Church? (Participation) Chapter 6: The Local Church: Addressing Common Questions (Practice)