God's Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders

Foreword by Glenn Lyons

By Conrad Mbewe

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God's Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders

Foreword by Glenn Lyons

By Conrad Mbewe

The church in Africa is growing rapidly, but its growth has come at the expense of depth and maturity. Because of this, there is a dire need for a biblical understanding of what the church should be. Drawing from over 30 years of pastoral experience in Lusaka, Zambia, Conrad Mbewe details what a biblical church looks like in a way that is relatable to African contexts, by focusing on relevant topics such as family and tribal ties, the influence of African traditional religion, and more. Mbewe uses African illustrations to bring home vital truths touching on some of the most pressing issues facing the church in Africa.


Author:

Conrad Mbewe

Conrad Mbewe (PhD, University of Pretoria) is pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, and senior lecturer at the African Christian University. Conrad has authored over nine books as well as contributed to many volumes. He and his wife, Felistas, have three children and three foster children. 

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 240
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6642-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6642-4
Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
Weight: 8.0 ounces
Published: October 06, 2020

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. What Is the Church?
  2. Who Is the Church’s Founder and Head?
  3. What Is the Church’s Task in the World?
  4. Why Is the Gospel So Important to the Church?
  5. Who Should Be in the Church’s Membership?
  6. What Is the Role of Church Members?
  7. Who Should Lead the Church?
  8. Why Practice Baptism and the Lord’s Supper?
  9. What Should Happen during Worship Services?
  10. How Should the Church Raise Its Money?
  11. Should Your Church Be Involved In Missions?
  12. Should Your Church Be Involved In Training Pastors?
  13. What about Church Discipline?
  14. Does It Matter What Your Church Believes?
  15. How Should Your Church Grow Spiritually?
  16. How Should Your Church Grow Numerically?
  17. How Should Your Church Relate to Other Churches?
  18. How Should Your Church Relate to the State?
  19. How Does the Church Offend or Please God?
  20. How Can You Help in Reforming Your Church?

Epilogue

Index of Scripture References