Authority for Baptism: Who May Baptize?

Reading Time: 8 minutesAuthority for Baptism: Who May Baptize? What does not give authority: Any form of Ecclesiastical Authority By “Ecclesiastical Authority” I refer to the concept of church authority as expressed through its designated officer(s) owning some greater level of right to perform certain functions. Typically, in an evangelical church, that officer is the ordained pastor. In this […]

The Role of Church in Disciple-Making

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction Many disciple-making strategies exist in contemporary evangelicalism: Home Bible studies, small/cell group meetings, one-on-one coffee shop meetings, and myriad other possibilities. All these methods have their various strengths and weaknesses – but they all also have one thing in common – they do not work as a long-term strategy unless they are connected to the concept of a local church. The […]