Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential

By Collin Hansen, Jonathan Leeman

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Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential

By Collin Hansen, Jonathan Leeman

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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.


Collin Hansen

Collin Hansen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as vice president of content and editor in chief for the Gospel Coalition. He hosts the Gospelbound podcast and coauthored Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age. He serves as an elder for Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and also on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter at @collinhansen.

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman (PhD, University of Wales) is the editorial director for 9Marks and cohost of the Pastors Talk podcast. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books and teaches at several seminaries. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC, and is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathanleeman.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 7.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7956-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7956-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433579561
Case Quantity: 10
Published: August 10, 2021

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