Biblically and practically instructs church members in ways they can labor for the health of their church.
What Is a Healthy Church Member? takes its cue from Mark Dever's book What Is a Healthy Church?, which offered one definition of what a healthy church looks like biblically and historically. In this new work, Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile attempts to answer the natural next question: "What does a healthy church member look like in the light of Scripture?"
God intends for us to play an active and vital part in the body of Christ, the local church. He wants us to experience the local church as a home more profoundly wonderful and meaningful than any other place on earth. He intends for his churches to be healthy places and for the members of those churches to be healthy as well.
This book explains how membership in the local church can produce spiritual growth in its members and how each member can contribute to the growth and health of the whole.
About the author:
Thabiti M. Anyabwile (MS, North Carolina State University) is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman and the author of numerous books, including What is a Healthy Church Member?, The Faithful Preacher, and Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons. He serves as a council member with the Gospel Coalition, is a lead writer for 9Marks Ministries, and regularly blogs at Pure Church, hosted by the Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Kristie, have been married for over twenty years and have three children.
"In an era when Christians seem confused about what kind of community the church ought to be, here's a helpful handbook outlining the church's true biblical priorities, especially as they apply to individual church members." ~John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
"Given the state of so many of our churches today, this book arrives not a moment too soon." ~R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book provides an excellent and much-needed focus on the individual church member." ~R. C. Sproul, President, Ligonier Ministries; Senior Minister of Preaching, St. Andrew's Chapel, Sanford, Florida