The Mission of Today's Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues

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B&H Publishing Group, 2007 - Religion - 210 pages
The Mission of Today’s Church is a compelling collection of twelve essays from current Baptist leaders addressing three major questions: (1) What does it mean to be a Christian today on individual, group, and societal levels? (2) How can Southern Baptists best work together? and (3) What is next for the Southern Baptist denomination?

Those addressing these key topics in-depth include Stan Norman (“Together We Grow: Congregational Polity as a Form of Corporate Sanctification”), Ed Stetzer (“The Missional Nature of the Church”), and Daniel Akin (“Ten Mandates for Southern Baptists”). Among the many other contributors are Chad Brand, Charles Kelley, and Jim Richards.

 

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Contents

Ten Mandates for Southern Baptists
7
Reflections on
27
The Church Worship and the Lords Supper
37
Three Views of the Churchs Mission in
51
Explaining the Gospel to Kids
59
The Missional Nature of the Church and the Future
73
Congregational Polity as a Means
95
Congregational Polity and Its Strategic Limitations
111
Being Salt and Light in a PostChristian Culture
127
Cooperation among Southern Baptist Churches
145
Toward a Theology of Cooperation
155
The Great Commission
179
Contributors
195
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Stan Norman serves as associate professor of Theology and occupies the Cooperative Program chair for Southen Baptist Convention Studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the creator and director for the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry. In addition to his teaching, speaking, and writing ministries, Norman has served as interim pastor for numerous churches in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. He and his family reside in Madisonville, Louisiana.

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