Pure Church: Recovering God's Plan for Local Churches edited by David Skul, Andrew King & Jim Sayers and published by Grace Publications.
Over recent years there has been a growing concern for the health of Gospel Churches. That is to applauded wherever it is found, bt very often that concerns has come down to the introduction of a few new items to the church agenda - a Christian foundation course here or a discipleship course there.
However the agenda of this book is different. The vision of this volumet which the authors believe is a New Testament vision, is that the whole way a church should be formed, run and led should work for the health of all its members and for the thriving of the church as a community of God's people. It is a church with an intentional mind-set throughout and a church where all the dots are joined up.
The church of Christ will be completely pure only in that New Creation. But local churches are to be a colony of that 'Pure Church' now, here on earth. This book is a call to work towards that purity.
1. The Visible Church
5. The Lord's Supper
10. Gospel Unity
Appendix - Covenant of Membership