The Local Church: God’s Program for Evangelism and Discipleship
Dr. Jim Hamilton
Asst. Prof. of Biblical Studies, SWBTS Houston
Elder, Baptist Church of the Redeemer
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Session I: 9:00 to 10:20am: What Is the Church?
Whose idea was the church?
Who do we let into the church?
Who should lead? (What is an elder, anyway?)
Who should serve? (Just what is a deacon?)
Who should be excluded? Why? (What does regenerate church membership mean?)
Does the church have any stated roles? (What is congregationalism?)
Where do we go for answers to these questions?
Can the church decide these issues for itself? (Does the Bible have anything to say?)
When is a church “apostate”? What keeps a church from being “apostate”?
Session II: 10:30 to 11:50am: How Does the Church Militant Wage Her War?
Does Jesus care about any of this “church” stuff?
Did Jesus do “expository preaching”?
What if the leadership doesn’t teach the Bible? (Can formative discipline happen?)
What if the leadership won’t confront sin? (Can corrective discipline happen?)
What does it mean for the church to be God’s discipleship program?
What does it mean for the church to be God’s evangelism program?
Does this have anything to do with missions?
How should the church influence the culture? (Are we just another interest group?)
What difference does the church’s corporate witness make?
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 9am to noon
Place: FBC Missouri City, 2106 Fifth street, Missouri City, TX 77489
For details, please see http://www.bcredeemer.org
Contact: Travis Cardwell (832) 655-2515, firstname.lastname@example.org