Most Christians understand that the term “church” doesn’t apply to a building—and yet, when searching for a church, some give undue attention to concerns like size, seating arrangements, and even lighting. Have you ever genuinely wondered, “How do I find the right church?”—or even, “How do I properly assess a church while searching?”
The Character of the Church, written by author and pastor Joe Thorn, offers a thorough guide to the attributes of a God-honoring, biblical church. The Bible lays out a detailed foundation for how God’s Word should be taught, what practices congregations should observe, and how churches should be led.
“How do I properly assess a church while searching?”
The Character of the Church is divided into five sections that thoughtfully dispel confusion about what marks a godly local church: “The Word Rightly Preached,” “The Ordinances Rightly Administered,” “Leadership Biblically Formed and Functioning,” “Discipline Practiced with Grace,” and “The Mission Shared by All.”
Designed for a diverse readership, The Character of the Church avoids theological jargon, using clear terms to keep readers tracking and engaged in this important discussion. At once theological, practical, and experiential, Thorn’s words paint a picture of a local church body that meets God’s standards. Does your church adhere to the important truths Scripture reveals?
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