The Church and Its Mission
Critical Issues for Leaders in Local Churches and in Missionary Service
“I will build my church,” said Christ. “This introduces certain questions for our consideration,” said W.E. Vine, “namely, what the Church is, and what are its calling, constitution, and destiny.” Moreover, “in the mind of God, the ultimate object of missionary activity is the planting of churches.” The Church and its Mission looks at these two facets of the work of God in this world. Vine’s perspective is that of a leader in the Brethren movement.
“The Church and the Churches” is an excellent exposition of the New Testament doctrine of the church in which W.E. Vine unfolds the truths of both the universal church and the local church. He addresses vital topics such as spiritual gifts, church organization, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, church discipline, and tithing.
“The Divine Plan of Missions” is a practical guide to missionary work, reflecting W.E. Vine’s experience with Echoes of Service. By corresponding with more than 1,000 missionaries, he came to understand the challenges and opportunities of missionary work.
Each of these sections of The Church and Its Mission also includes shorter articles that examine critical issues for leaders in local churches and in missionary service.
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