Question: Regarding the training of covenant children, how do you reconcile the covenant family concept (with the father as the primary teacher) with role of the church?
By Dean Conkle. Various ministries of the church are different from each other but that doesn’t mean they can’t work well together for a common cause or event.Viewing each other as teammates within the same overall mission will be a blessing to the whole of the church.
We must always be real. To cover ourselves with superficial expressions of piety or in other ways pretend that we are something that we are not is never appropriate.
A two-year plan for training potential church leaders. There are four distinct tracks that are crucial in training: Personal Holiness, Doctrine (including Church Polity), People Skills and Leadership Skills. The idea is to use the basic format outlined, but to allow the trainer to develop the sessions. Included is a bibliography of key books to use in this discipleship course.
Both Sunday school and small groups are programs. Consequently, they should be viewed as means to an end – nothing more. If they serve a given purpose, presumably one better than a possible alternative, they are worthwhile. If not, do something else.
We maintained that while the church is one, it is made up of many parts. On the basis of the “one and many” concept, we believed the existence of denominations did not nullify the oneness of the body. We must realize that it is the actions of the various parts of the body that determined the oneness of the church’s wit
We have noticed a great confusion in the Church of Christ and in the country concerning the true nature ofIslam. We believe that it is our responsibilityto accurately, fairly, and honestly inform you concerning the truth about Islam. The best way to do so is to ask two importantquestions: what is NOT Islam, and what IS Islam.
What do you mean when you talk about making disciples? Or what is a disciple? These are questions asked of us on numerous occasions. These are reasonable questions because of the different connotations surrounding the concept of discipleship. The tendency is to respond simplistically by saying that everyone knows what a disciple is and what disciple making really involves.
Those God has called to teach in the church have been given the responsibility to pass the faith on to the next generation.
ByAllen Curry. Most of all, the covenant calls us to relationship with God. So also should Christian education. The study and learning that goes on always should be to the end that we see that we are related to God through our Savior Jesus Christ. This is where our education has its distinctively Christian identity.