Size: 6" x 9"
ISBN #: 1-59387-016-7
This insightful resource explains in detail how a church can be truly biblical in its governance and leadership, while simultaneously fulfilling the Great Commission.
The focus is on the elders' collective responsibilities as well as practical aspects of putting biblical structures and methods to work. Also explored are implementation techniques: from the small church, to the church plant, to the large church with many members and ministries.
Richard Swartley (MDiv., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1959 B.A., John Hopkins University, 1956) is also the author of Marriage Preparation: How to Give Couples the Right Start and A Wolf in the Pulpit: The Setup for Moral Failure and the Abuse of Power; and coauthor with Alexander Strauch of The Mentor’s Guide to Biblical Eldership. Richard Swartley has over 34 years experience in church leadership as a self-supported elder.
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“Dick Swartley has spent a lifetime thinking about the issues of biblical church government, and has been at the forefront of establishing a biblically ordered church that has a worldwide outreach. He sets forth a positive, practical vision for effective church
“I have not read any other book on church leadership and governing that so fully integrates the biblical and wisely practical! It will be immensely helpful to those who will have to give an account to Jesus Christ for their leadership role in this Church.”
Ph.D., Professor of New Testament,
Talbot School of Theology
“While there are good books on the theology of
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Palo Alto, California
“I have thoroughly enjoyed Eldership in Action. This is a very practical book which
I like the way that Dick Swartley has taken the broad theological concepts found in other works and presented ways to implement them in a workable model for local churches, both large and small. His practical insights into how to deal with the many issues that an individual or group of elders encounters in their continual struggle to lead a congregation should be very helpful.”
–Kenneth W. Murray
Director, Emmaus Ministry Resources
Emmaus Bible College
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Size: 5" x 8"
Click here for 2017 eBook edition instantly! (note: only contains Assembly information).
At 448 pages and thoroughly updated, the 2016 Assembly Address Book is a great resource for you and your church.
The Address Book section lists many assemblies of Christians throughout the United States and Canada. It is a helpful resource for Christians who travel or relocate, enabling them to conveniently find others who share these beliefs and church practices. This useful resource contains a wealth of information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, meeting times, and persons to contact for further information.
For the Commended Workers section, in addition to address, phone, and email information, this section provides commendation listings and ministry details. The list of commended Christian workers is published to encourage prayer and personal contact. Entries are organized by state and alphabetized by last name within each state. An index is also provided for ease of use.
In the newer Camp section, you can find Assembly camp information for each State or Province, along with contact details. The Service Organization section has also been extensively expanded and categorized by ministry activity.
**Update your church's entry in the Assembly Address Book by using this link: Online & Printable Update FormsView full product details
Edition: AK '15
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-940293-21-2
Full Case = 130 copies
An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-279-3
Format: Felt Softcover
I call her my Resplendent Bride because I have eyes and ears and for a time she even let me hold her hand.
Yet although her time among us was cut short by cancer, I still feel the afterglow of her resplendence. We were married less than three years. I buried my heart and my wedding ring in St. Louis.
We walked through the shadowlands hand-in-hand until she drew her final breath. She suffered gracefully in a world that does not know what to do with pain.
The Christian faith has always been about death and resurrection, for those twin truths were the reason the Lord Jesus sojourned among us. We have forgotten the old way—we have forgotten how to suffer and die well.
Danielle was my Resplendent Bride, and the church is Christ’s. I invite you to walk through this broken house so that you may know our small part in the divine love story.
As King David said in Psalm 27:13, “. . . I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!” and if not, I know the resurrection fast approaches.
Come, won’t you sit amongst the graves with me, and dream of Resurrection Day?
–E. M. WelcherView full product details
Edition: AK '15
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-15-1
Full Case = 180 copies
The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details