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One People: Helping Your Church Become A Caring Community
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One People: Helping Your Church Become A Caring Community


Fleming H. Revell 1982

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When John Stott wrote One People in 1968, he observed a wide variety of views on the relationship between clergy and laity while simultaneously witnessing a worldwide cultural move toward individual engagement and responsibility. In surveying four views on ministry structure, Stott promotes a model of every-member ministry. He seeks to regain the biblical emphasis on the theology of the laity in the church ministry, through the New Testament examples of Christian assembly, ministry, testimony, and fellowship.

This Expanded and Updated version includes a chapter from Reverand Paul F. Bubna describing the journey of his church during a pastoral transition. The lay people in this example purposely sought to rely less on one leader and more on God by intentionally focusing on every-member discipling, service, and small group fellowship.

One People gives readers theological insight into a time in Christianity when considerable changes were taking place, and provides practical guidance for creating a culture where every member of your congregation is a minister.

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Key Features

  • Compares four views of pastor–member relations
  • Presents a biblical case for every-member ministry
  • Encourages church leaders and members to embrace their role as servants of the church


  • Introduction: The Resurgence of the Laity
  • The Christian Assembly (ecclesia)
  • The Christian Ministry (diakonia)
  • The Christian Testimony (marturia)
  • The Christian Fellowship (koinonia)
  • A North American Perspective

Product Details

  • Title: One People: Helping Your Church Become A Caring Community
  • Author: John Stott
  • Edition: Expanded and Updated
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1968
  • Pages: 127
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Adult Ministry

About John Stott

John Stott was one of the foremost Christian figures of the twentieth century. He was educated at Cambridge, studying French and theology for a double first, and then training to be an Anglican cleric. He served as rector of All Souls Church in London for 25 years, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. He became known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture.

A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant in 1974. His many books, including Why I Am a Christian, Basic Christianity, Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life, Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, and The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor, have sold millions of copies around the world, translated into dozens of languages. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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