A Newly Updated and Rebranded Edition of The Deliberate Church
In the process of building a church, there are many things to consider--who will the elders be? How many seats should the sanctuary have? What type of music will the musicians play? Even more important--how do leaders ensure that the church is centered on the gospel?
In this practical guide, pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander have compiled a handbook for pastors and church leaders on how to build a healthy church grounded in the gospel. The authors offer a helpful framework for building this type of ministry: laying the groundwork (evangelism, new membership, church discipline), structuring the gathering (preaching, worship, ordinances), designating the elders (their importance, requirements, and installation), and encouraging devotion to prayer and God's word. A companion resource to Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, this practical guide presents new and seasoned pastors alike with a vision of the church deliberately structured to display God's glory.