Products>One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models (9Marks)

One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models (9Marks)

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2020
ISBN: 9781433559594

Overview

Many churches are switching to the multisite or multiservice models to manage crowded sanctuaries due to growing attendance. This solution seems sensible in the short term, but too often churches adopt this model without taking into consideration what the Bible says about it. Illuminating the importance of physical togetherness as a way to protect the gospel, this book argues that maintaining a single assembly best embodies the unity the church possesses in Jesus Christ. Jonathan Leeman considers a series of biblical, theological, and pastoral arguments that ask us to stop and examine intuitions or assumptions about what a church is. He reorients our minds to a biblical definition of church, offering examples of churches that have thrived with a single service at a single site and compelling alternatives for those looking to solve the complications that come with a growing church.

  • Examines the importance of physical togetherness as a way to protect the gospel
  • Proposes that maintaining a single assembly best embodies the unity the church possesses in Jesus Christ
  • Considers a series of biblical, theological, and pastoral arguments
  • Introduction
  • A Church Is the Geography of Christ’s Kingdom
  • A Church Is an Assembly
  • A Church Should Be Catholic
  • Appendix 1: New Testament Uses of “Ekklesia/Assembly”
  • Appendix 2: Does Acts 9:31 Refer to a Regional “Church”?

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JONATHAN LEEMAN is the editorial director of 9Marks, which involves him in editing the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He has written a number of books on the church, including Reverberation, and he teaches theology at several seminaries. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC and serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington. You can learn more about him and his writing at www.9Marks.org.