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All articles & reviews tagged with church-membership

Review

April 2019
Reviews > Book

Pure Church: Recovering God’s Plan for Local Churches

In Pure Church, eleven pastors or workers in ‘Grace Baptist’ churches or organisations set out their position on church order. Its chapters display a strong unity and put forward a cohesive vision for the life and polity of the local congregation. Those familiar with publications from 9Marks Ministries will recognise a heavy reliance on…

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Article

March 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The pre-emptive resignation: a ‘Get out of jail free’ card?

Church leaders often ask how they should respond when a person who is being disciplined by the church resigns before the process of discipline is complete. Should they accept the resignation or continue moving toward excommunication? Suppose a man decides to leave his wife for another woman. Other members of the church ask the…

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Article

September 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Become a church member … why should I?

Every Christian should be a church member. Yet not all are persuaded of this. Some consider the matter very carefully. They prize it highly and take it seriously. Some attend the same place of worship regularly, but never become church members. Their full identification and commitment always falls short. Some join the membership, but…

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