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Too often in our

But, just to be clear, I am not worried about the health and future of the church of Jesus Christ. The second part examined the call to seek unity, the role of pastors as teachers, and the calling of all Christians to be ministers of Christ.

We have been given the responsibility of teaching God's truth to God's people. Equipping God's People for Ministry Notice the task Christ has given the pastor-teachers and other leaders. No matter what happens in these next few days, all of the basics of our life in Christ will be unchanged. San Jose, California, with the convention center in the foreground, the location of the General Assembly.

Everyone who is interested in actually working in a growing church needs to read this book. Our whole life becomes a means to glorify the Lord as we participate in his mission through the power of the Holy Spirit. We do not earn our salvation with good works. It models itself after social institutions, arguing that the church should imitate the ways of business, or government, or the media.

But the main themes

But, even in such sad situations, may we still yearn for restoration, for genuine unity that reflects the Gospel. All I ask is that you give credit where credit is due. It also brings reconciliation among people, represented in the breaking down of the wall of hostility between Jews and Gentiles. Rather, they are given the special task of training ministers, the people of God, for their ministry. After all, we knew the ministers of the church.

The ministers were those men who sat up front in the black robes. Many at the breakfast were voting members of the Assembly, and may be called upon to speak up for biblical truth in the next few days.

Too often in our day, churches expect pastors to do a myriad of other things besides teaching, thus diluting pastoral effectiveness and, ultimately, impoverishing churches. But the main themes and most details are the same. It calls us to the kind of leadership that's desperately needed in our denomination, in our churches, and in our world. Gary McIntosh's in-depth research project and its practical findings on effective evangelism are a true gift to the kingdom.

Pruning, after all, is a necessary part of healthy growth. Such a church is relevant, but not pandering as it responds to its neighbors. It chases after whatever is hot, whatever is fashionable, whatever promises not to offend.

Tomorrow I'll begin putting my sections of my address, which will probably require about four posts to complete. We're to desire unity and work to preserve it. This work is so important that we would be irresponsible if we did not use all the tools available to us. Yes, yes, there are sometimes good reasons why churches don't grow for a season. Every leader with a desire to fulfill the Great Commission should read Growing God's Church as soon as possible.