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Creating communities of the kingdom : New Testament models of church planting

Author: David W Shenk; Ervin R Stutzman
Publisher: Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To be the church is to be in mission, for the church is the body of Christ, the Savior. This study on church planting in the book of Acts helps us to understand the first-century church in its mission. St. Luke traces the spread of the church from Jerusalem across Asia Minor and on to Rome. He does not share the whole story of its spread across North Africa, but he does show us the dynamics of the movement. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Shenk; Ervin R Stutzman
ISBN: 0836134702 9780836134704
OCLC Number: 17917124
Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The church with the message --
Prayer, call, and commissioning --
The team --
Vision, plan, and opportunity --
The power of God --
Developing the congregation --
Gospel and culture --
Peoples and places --
Discipling and training --
Leadership and accountability --
Encouragement and partnering --
Facilities and finances --
New congregations in mission.
Responsibility: David W. Shenk, Ervin R. Stutzman ; foreword by Myron S. Augsburger.

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To be the church is to be in mission, for the church is the body of Christ, the Savior. This study on church planting in the book of Acts helps us to understand the first-century church in its mission. St. Luke traces the spread of the church from Jerusalem across Asia Minor and on to Rome. He does not share the whole story of its spread across North Africa, but he does show us the dynamics of the movement. This people of the way -- described by Paul as a third people (1 Cor. 10:32) -- are above all disciples of Jesus Christ. - Foreword.

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