The church of Jesus Christ has but one foundation, Christ Himself. But upon that stone must come basic fundamental truths taught by the Bible. This book is a collection of writings produced throughout the fires and challenges of a quarter-century of pastoral ministry, being written with wisdom, insight, humility, and practicality, in order to instruct and equip the people of God. There is plenty in this book for Christians in all phases of the Christian walk. It begins with Your Baptismal Class Notes, teaching the essence of the Christian faith, the meaning of baptism, and laying out the basic responsibilities of Christians within the church. From there Conrad practically and soundly addresses vital themes and issues in the church such as biblical church government, the Lord's Supper, the role of women in the church, challenges in today's pastoral ministry, worship in the church, church and state relationships, inter-church relationships, and specifically those partnering relationships which exist for the sake of missions. There is a sense in which Conrad's African culture and context, coming face to face with God's great and eternal truths, helps to shed more light on certain aspects of the church than Westerners often experience. Foundations for the Flock makes a real and helpful contribution to the church. Moreover, while dealing with profound issues and themes, the author avoids overly technical jargon and speaks the truth plainly.
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