Why the Body of Christ Is Essential
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“Is Church Really That Important?”
Today’s churches are facing a host of difficult issues. You may be among those wondering if committing to a local church is worth the trouble.
This book is a timely reminder that the church is more than just a livestream—it is an essential fellowship of God’s people furthering God’s mission.
About the Authors
Jonathan Leeman (PhD, University of Wales) is the editorial director for 9Marks and cohost of the Pastors’ Talk podcast. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books and teaches at several seminaries. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC, and is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathanleeman.
Collin Hansen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as vice president of content and editor in chief for the Gospel Coalition. He hosts the Gospelbound podcast and coauthored Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age. He serves as an elder for Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and also on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter at @collinhansen.
God does not invite us to church because it’s a comfortable place to find a bit of spiritual encouragement . . . He welcomes us into a home that’s rarely what we want yet just what we need.
“No longer can church be taken for granted; this generation wants to know why we’re doing what we’re doing. Hansen and Leeman deftly combine biblical thought with real-world experience to deliver a manifesto of what the church should be today. . . This is a book your church should be reading and talking about.”
Mack Stiles, missionary and former pastor in the Middle East; author, Evangelism
“This is a very timely book in an age of confusion and disappointment regarding the essential need of the local church. Hansen and Leeman have provided a logical, practical, biblical, and basic understanding of the role of the church in the life of a believer … ”
Miguel Núñez, Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Do You Need the Church?
This book aims to help you rediscover church. Or maybe it can help you discover for the first time why God wants you to make a priority of gathering with and committing yourself to the local church.
10 Reasons to Come Back to Church after COVID-19
Over the past few months, most churches have stopped meeting in person. A global pandemic, government regulations, and a desire to serve each other and society have kept us from gathering. Instead, we’ve held “services” online, met “virtually,” and used technology to connect.
7 Bad Reasons to Leave a Church
In our consumer society, where prevailing wisdom says we should be loyal to products or brands only insofar as our needs and tastes are satisfied, it can be easy for churchgoers to have a very low threshold for leaving a church.
Why You Should Join a Church?
Christianity is about a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, not about attaching your name to a piece of paper or engaging in church business meetings. In fact, why waste time talking about church membership when we could be talking about Jesus?
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