~What should a church do?
Look at your church�s calendar and you will learn something of its mission. But how do you know it�s the mission Jesus gave?
In The Life of the Church, Joe Thorn explains the mission of the church and the three rhythms for fulfilling it. The result is a simple, memorable model for church life and ministry, grounded in Scripture and aligned with historic practices.
Useful for training in membership class, discipleship groups, and elder boards�and even for devotional reading�The Life of the Church is at once theological, practical, and experiential. Readers will not simply be informed, but led to a deeper conviction about their role in the body of Christ. Pastors will be equipped to refocus their ministries, and Christians to fulfill their purpose: be and make disciples.
If you wonder what it means to be saved into a body of believers, why the various parts of a worship service matter, and how to engage in the world as a citizen of heaven, then The Life of the Church is for you. It answers this critical question: �Why does the church exist, and how does it shape my life?�