Fresh Shoots on Stony Ground
An outstanding book on the subject, with chapters by practitioners on the theory and practice of church planting today.
£8.95 including post & packing
Building Biblical Churches
A detailed consideration of the Partnership ethos statement heading by heading, together with study questions for church leaders and congregations. Ideal for study in home groups, to strengthen church members understanding of the requirements of church life.
£6.95 including post & packing
Learning from the Past, Facing the Future
In this 2011 book of essays for ‘Brethren’, Neil Summerton Summerton considers some of the key issues which face churches of our roots, across the world.
£8.95 including post & packing
church leaders handbook
A resource for church leaders, comprising biblical and practical guidance on a wide range of topics relating to the leadership, activities, pastoral care and general oversight of local churches today.
Edited by Harold Rowdon who taught church history at London Bible College for 37 years. There are over 40 contributors including John Baigent, Fran Beckett, Donald Bridge, Peter Kimber, Jonathan Lamb, Peter Maiden, Alastair Noble and Neil Summerton.
Serving God’s People: Rethinking Christian Ministry Today
Are the prevailing views of the nature of Christian ministry right, or do they need drastic revision? What is to be learned from the Bible about the nature of ministry, and how can this be applied in the 21st century? Must Christian ministers be male, full time and omnicompetent? Do ministers themselves need care? What is the best way of going about the process of finding and appointing full-time Christian ministers?
These are some of the Questions addressed in this book. Derek Tidball, formerly Principal of London School of Thelogy, commented “Here is a really helpful source of guidance cheifly for independent churches. When you’ve read it you’ll want to keep it by your side and consult it often”.
A Noble Task – Eldership and Ministry in the Local Church
The apppointment to eldership, the nature of the task as pastor, teacher, leader, prayer. The relationships involved in collective leadership. The growing practice of full-time congregational ministry. Dr Neil Summerton covered these and more subjects in his second edition (1994) of the publication which now cries out for a 21st century update. Commenting on the work, Anvil magazine wrote “This book is full of wisdom, and should be required readiing for all who are called to positions of leadership in the churches”.
Declare His Glory: Congregational Worship Today
In his foreword to this second edition, twenty years ago now, Jonathan Lamb reflected “Everywhere I travel I meet Christians who are looking for this sort of material. They are disturbed by the superficiality of so much in our evangelical subculture; they looking for fresh ways of involving the whole community young and old; they want to retain what is truly helpful from the past whilst responding to the realities of the 21st century culture in which they live; and they long for a spirituality with depth which moves beyond particular forms and styles, and instead expresses itself as an entire way of life rather than a specific event on the Sunday morning.
“Declare His Glory helps us in this process. The work is accessible in its style but retains a depth of reflection and breadth of application. Each of the essays provokes us to consider new avenues of thought and introduces suggestions for congregational worship would are full of spiritual insight and practical help”.
The Brethren Movement Worldwide:
Key Information – 4th edition
Edited by Ken & Jeanette Newton
This volume brings together information on Christian work associated with the Brethren movement in 101 different countries/territories in the world. The information was collected in association with the sixth International Brethren Conference on mission (IBCM). IBCM conferences aim to bring together for mutual encouragement leaders in the Brethren movement from is many as possible of the countries in which there are local churches associated with movement.
£4.95* including post & packing for UK deliveries.
*Excess international postage charges will be invoiced following despatch.