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Discipleship Through Community

Discipleship Through Community

Every follower of Jesus is called to be a disciple maker. In this excerpt from his book, The Community of God, Pastor Doug Bursch shows us that the New Testament says discipleship happens in and through community.   God cares equally about the individual and the group. He does not give preference to the development […]

Douglas Bursch: The Community of God

Douglas Bursch: The Community of God

Douglas S. Bursch, The Community of God: A Theology of the Church from a Reluctant Pastor (Seattle, WA: Fairly Spiritual, 2017), 240 pages, ISBN 9780692868386. As the last word of the title of this book indicates Douglas Bursch is a pastor; he is affiliated with the Foursquare Church. In addition to pastoring he serves on […]

Prayer Stations to Bless Your Community

Prayer Stations to Bless Your Community

Looking for a practical way to reach your community and share the love of Jesus? The Prayer Station is a wonderful evangelistic ministry. It enables you to touch many persons who have never experienced healing prayer with the power of God. Being healed on the spot will utterly astound the “nones” (those with no religious […]

Walter Dickhaut: Building a Community of Interpreters

Walter Dickhaut: Building a Community of Interpreters

Walter R. Dickhaut, Building a Community of Interpreters: Readers and Hearers as Interpreters (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2013) 125 pages, ISBN 9781610979962. Walter R. Dickhaut, in his small volume, Building a Community of Interpreters: Readers and Hearers as Interpreters, proposes that listeners and hearers of a sermon, story or biblical text function as interpreters of […]

Christian Leadership: Growing a Church or Impacting a Community?

Christian Leadership: Growing a Church or Impacting a Community?

Is your church making a lasting impact on the community? As a pastor, I am dedicated to not only grow my church, but to lead them in reaching out to those around us. In this issue of Pastor’s Coach, I share the difference between being focused on church growth and being dedicated to influencing society. […]

Building Christian Community

Building Christian Community

If ministry is only the work of professional clergy and is restricted to what goes on at a church service or a major Christian event, then the church is lost and doomed to implode and die in our century. Why? Because, though these things may serve God, the personal touch is often lacking in them. […]

Merold Westphal: Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

Merold Westphal: Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

Merold Westphal, Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church, The Church and Postmodern Culture Series (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009) , 160 pages, ISBN 9780801031472. At last! A reliable and accessible book on philosophical hermeneutics for pastors, seminarians, and Christians, who may know little about the philosophy of interpretation. Merold Westphal is a […]

Helping create Christian community

Helping create Christian community

  In this video, Dr. William David Spencer, a theology professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, speaks with Jeanne DeFazio about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. Jeanne and I served as co-editors of this book. In this interview Jeanne speaks about her chapter and about how each of us can help create Christian […]

Video Introduction to Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

Video Introduction to Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

  Here is a video about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. In this film you will meet the founders of the House of Prisca and Aquila publishing line, the editors, and some of the contributors. I was one of the co-editors so I make a brief appearance in the film.  

Andrew Clarke's Serve the Community of the Church, reviewed by Thang San Mung

Andrew Clarke’s Serve the Community of the Church, reviewed by Thang San Mung

Andrew D. Clarke, Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000), 305 pages, ISBN 9780802841827. This book is a recent release of Eerdmans (2000), as the second volume of the series called “First-Century Christians in the Graeco-Roman World” for the Institute of Early Christianity […]

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 2 of 2, by Steven M. Fettke

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 2 of 2, by Steven M. Fettke

This chapter is an excerpt from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011). Read Part 1 in the Winter 2012 issue of Pneuma Review. Forming a Nurturing Community A mother was preparing breakfast for her two sons, Kevin, age five, and Ryan, age three. The boys […]

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 1

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 1

This chapter is an excerpt from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011). Read Part 2 in the Spring 2012 issue of Pneuma Review. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows […]

Andrew Clarke: Serve the Community of the Church

Andrew Clarke: Serve the Community of the Church

  Andrew D. Clarke, Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000), 305 pages. Clarke’s interest lies in discerning the attitude towards leadership in the early church, in New Testament times. Rejecting the traditional, protestant position that the early church was essentially a charismatic community which, through time, […]

Richard Longenecker: Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today

Richard Longenecker: Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today

  Richard N. Longenecker, ed., Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002), 251 + xix pages, ISBN 9780801046964. The new believer is not likely to progress far in his or her spiritual walk before coming across someone calling the church today to return to our New […]

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