Selecting Pastors and Church Members

Promoting Spiritual Growth in the Body of Christ

by Jack T. Parrish



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/15/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781490843025

About the Book

The book is intended to be a wake-up call to churches and pastors who year after year are mired in spiritual mediocrity and who seem to be unable to break the spiritual log jam. It seeks to make clear that having a spiritually mature body of elders is the key to steadily moving toward the fullness of God given us in Christ. Nothing less is acceptable for those who wish to live lives worthy of our calling. For instance, any prospective pastor and church should share common ground regarding leadership, stewardship, membership, and fellowship. The book urges elders to insure that the same thing is accomplished with all church members. The book strongly encourages teaching the fullness of Christ to all new members while they are in a prospective members class and that elders should teach these classes.

About the Author

Jack T. Parrish is currently retired from active ministry, having pastored churches in California, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia, and Alabama. Most recently he has assisted the Baldwin County, Alabama, Baptist Association in conducting Bible studies in Sunday services for snow birds staying in RV parks in Orange Beach, Alabama.