The Organization and Leadership of the First Century Church : A Study

by Dr. Richard R. Bohannon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781449713416
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781449713423
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781449713430

About the Book

The author explores the structure, mission, and leadership of the first century church of Christ through the lens of organization development. A framework is presented that guides the reader through the prophesies of the church in the Old Testament to their inception in the Book of Acts. The model of the church and its leadership, from a scriptural perspective, inform the reader with a basis for evaluating his or her own view of the church.

About the Author

Dr. Bohannon is a current and active member of the Ellijay, Georgia church of Christ. He has served as a deacon and as an elder at previous congregations of the Lord. He earned a doctoral degree in adult education and human resource organization development from the University of Georgia. He currently focuses on developing leadership in the church. Richard is an assistant professor of organizational leadership at Mercer University in the department of leadership studies. In the summer of 2009, Dr. Bohannon was invited to Great Lakes University at Kisumu, Kenya, as a conference keynote speaker and taught a graduate level course, as a visiting professor, on leadership and management at the university. He previously worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years and served in the U.S. Navy for six years during the Viet Nam conflict. He and his wife Sandra reside in two locations: Powder Springs, Georgia, and Ellijay, Georgia. He has two children, Sonua and Rick. Rick is married to Anna and they have one child, Sylva. Richard’s hobbies include Biblical studies, oil painting and ink sketching, woodworking, and genealogy. Dr. Bohannon can be contacted at