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The Church of God: What it Means to Belong
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The Church of God: What it Means to Belong


Don Fortner 2007

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What does it mean to belong to the church of God and what are the privileges and responsibilities involved in membership of a local church? Don Fortner sets out the importance and the essential elements of public worship. He examines the qualities required in the pastor, elders, and deacons, the nature of their work and the way in which the church should support them in that work. He then proceeds to show from Scripture why every true Christian should be a member of a local church and what this involves. Special consideration is given to the place of baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the life and worship of the church and to the financial support of the work of the gospel, both at home and abroad.

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Key Features

  • Examines the responsibilities and requirements of church leaders
  • Describes the duties of the congregation and how to support those in leadership positions
  • Discusses the importance of belonging to a church family


  • Public Worship
  • The Church of God
  • The Necessity for Faithful Pastors
  • The Character and Conduct of Faithful Pastors
  • The Test of a Watchman
  • What Should I Do for My Pastor?
  • The Elders of the Church
  • The Office of a Deacon
  • Three Gospel Ordinances
  • The Gospel Ordinance of Baptism
  • Church Membership
  • Church Membership: Our Responsibilities to One Another
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • Coming Together in Church
  • Hearing the Word of God
  • What Should the Church Be?
  • Why Should We Support Missionaries
  • The Financial Support of the Gospel Ministry

Product Details

  • Title: The Church of God: What it Means to Belong
  • Author: Donald S. Fortner
  • Publisher: Donald S. Fortner
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 208

About Donald S. Fortner

Donald S. Fortner, pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Danville, Kentucky, is also a prolific author and conference speaker.


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