Item description for Becoming a Member of the Church (D) by Amanda Drury...
Overview True meaning is found in knowing the heart of God and living in a way that honors him. Jesus modeled this perfect, passionate life while he walked the eart, and he promised to guide us in doing the same. The D Series offers an intentional, practical pathway for those seeking to live as Jesus lived. You will be challenged by solid biblical teaching, woven into the framework of group learning.
Publishers Description From discount stores to libraries to roadside assistance clubs, most of us carry membership cards to a number of organizations. Those memberships connect us to a larger community. Likewise, membership in a local church connects you to the larger community of faith. In this study you will be invited to receive the gift of membership in this local church--a Wesleyan congregation. The D-Series provides basic, easy-to-apply small group studies on six essential topics for spiritual growth. Together, these six studies will form a ladder leading the believer from the point of conversion to involvement in ministry. Each four-session study is Bible based and follows the learning pattern of addressing head (mind), heart (emotions or affective reasoning), hands (action), and habits (spiritual practices).
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Studio: Wesleyan Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 6.52" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Wesleyan Publishing House
Series D Series
ISBN 0898273706 ISBN13 9780898273700
Reviews - What do customers think about Becoming a Member of the Church (D)?
Helpful but Elementary Jan 16, 2008
I was excited to see my denomination (Wesleyan) come out with a new progressive discipleship resource (The entire "D Series"). I have been somewhat disappointed with this membership book. Although I have my reservations about the forums in which I contend for the distinctives of the Wesleyan Church - I believe the membership class is precisely the place to do so. The reservations of the author become clear in the book and therefore becomes only minimal help in teaching membership.
Overall the lessons are quite elementary and very similar to something I led many of my youth groups through. The Wesleyan influence in the book is just enough to compromise it's usefulness to other denominations and yet diluted enough to make it little more than a starting point for the Wesleyan membership class. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered that pastors/teachers are looking for help in answering. Mostly the key questions membership candidates are asking.
If you're looking for a starting point to hold discussion in an Arminian church you may find value in this resource. I wish it would have better helped me guide membership candidates into what it means to be more specifically Wesleyan Church members.