A great numbers of pastors are seriously underpaid, and consequently, great numbers of churches are seriously under-blessed, under-blessed because of their failure to follow plain biblical principles in paying their pastors. This situation simply must change if individual Christians and local churches are to have the windows of heaven opened for them and the fullness of God’s blessing on them in these last urgent days in which we are living, prior to our Lord’s return.
Many pastors are using this small and very practical tool in classroom and one-on-one settings to introduce New church members and prospective church members to (1) What they have a right to expect as members of the church, and (2) what the church has a right o expect of them as members of the church. There are fill-in-the-blank sections in the book to enhance understanding and provoke discussion opportunities.
In Covenanted Together, four areas are focused on: the definition of a New Testament Church, the doctrine of a New Testament Church, the discipline of a New Testament Church and the duties of those who are members of a New Testament Church. This “tool” was designed to establish some up-front clarity, and eliminate some after-the-fact professed confusion as to what it means to be a member of a New Testament Baptist Church.
There is no higher calling on a Christian's life than that of serving the Lord (Colossians 3:24), His people (Hebrews 6:10), and laboring with the Lord and His people in service to others (1 Corinthians 3:9). Therefore, every Christian needs to develop the heart of a servant.
Faithful deacons are invaluable to a church, not only because of the ministry they perform, but also because of the model for servanthood that they provide. The Material presented in A Brotherhood of Servants will help churches have better deacons and appreciate them more. That's important, but equally important is the fact that church members who read this book will also have a better understanding of what constitutes genuine Christian servanthood. In a very real sense, servanthood is what this book is all about, and this alone, recommends it for general readership by any church.