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FORTHCOMING TITLE, ETA SEPTEMBER 2021
Why We Need the Church Now More than Ever
Churches are currently facing a host of difficult issues—potential shut-downs and restrictions due to COVID-19, political dissension among members, racial division, church abuse scandals, and the list continues. While some attendees have temporarily turned to virtual church services, others are wondering if committing to a local church is worth the trouble. Is it really that important to gather each week?
Written for anyone struggling to answer this question, Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman help readers rediscover why the church is essential. Rediscover Church starts from the ground up, examining topics such as the mission of the church, the importance of preaching and teaching, church membership, church discipline, and how to love members who are different. This book is a timely reminder that the church is more than just a livestream—it is an essential fellowship of God’s people furthering God’s mission.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Losing Sight of the Church
Chapter 1: Why Are You Here?—1 Peter 2:10 Chapter 2: What Is This Place? Chapter 3: Do We Really Need to Gather? Chapter 4: Why Is Preaching and Teaching Central? Chapter 5: Is Joining Actually Necessary? Chapter 6: What Is This Thing Called Church Discipline Chapter 7: Who Leads? Chapter 8: How Do I Love Members Who Are Different? Chapter 9: How Do We Love Outsiders?
Conclusion: You Don’t Get the Church You Want, but Something Better