Community 101: Reclaiming the Local Church as Community of Oneness

Paperback | August 10, 1997

byGilbert Bilezikian

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Authentic community is essential if the church is to remain true to its God-assigned mission. As the title indicates, the interrelated concepts of community and oneness are presented in this book. Gilbert Bilezikian lays a biblical foundation for this call to community by showing the centrality of community in the sweep of salvation history -- its loss in the Fall, its reclamation through Christ, and its ultimate realization in the New Jerusalem. Bilezikian proceeds to describe how community can be expressed in the daily life of the church, from small groups to various forms of ministry to church leadership. Focusing on oneness, this book presents a paradigm that can renew the vision of the church in this postmodern society and confirm the authenticity of its message. Authentic community is essential if the church is to remain true to its God-assigned mission. As the title indicates, the two interrelated concepts of community and oneness are presented in this book. Gilbert Bilezikian lays a biblical foundation for this call to community by showing the centrality of community in the sweep of salvation history - its loss in the Fall, its reclamation through Christ, and its ultimate realization in the New Jerusalem.

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Authentic community is essential if the church is to remain true to its God-assigned mission. As the title indicates, the interrelated concepts of community and oneness are presented in this book. Gilbert Bilezikian lays a biblical foundation for this call to community by showing the centrality of community in the sweep of salvation hi...

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Authentic community is essential if the church is to remain true to its God-assigned mission. As the title indicates, the interrelated concepts of community and oneness are presented in this book. Gilbert Bilezikian lays a biblical foundation for this call to community by showing the centrality of community in the sweep of salvation hi...

Gilbert Bilezikian (ThD, Boston University) is a professor emeritus of Wheaton College, a charter member and elder of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and the author of Community 101.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:August 10, 1997Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:0310217415

ISBN - 13:9780310217411

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ContentsForewordPreface1. Only Community Is ForeverA. The Primacy of Oneness1. The Trinity As the Original Community of Oneness2. God's Gift of Oneness to Humans3. The Expansion of CommunityB. The Centrality of Oneness1. The Loss of Oneness2. The Recovery of Oneness3. The Prayer for OnenessC. The Finality of Oneness1. The End2. The New Jerusalem2. OnenessA. Attack on CommunityB. Commitment to Community: Small GroupsC. The Hazards of Community1. The Mutilation of the Cross2. The Shrinking of Sanctification3. MinistryA. Ministry in the BeginningB. Ministry: A Privilege for the FewC. Ministry: A Responsibility for All1. A New Priesthood2. A People of Prophets3. Only One Lord4. Jewish Male Apostles5. Spiritual Gifts6. The Normative Model for Church Ministry7. The Remedial Model of Church Ministry4. LeadershipA. Servant Leadership1. Downward Mobility2. Consensual Decision-Making3. Spiritual Watchcare4. Equipping for Ministry5. Church DisciplineB. Leadership and Spiritual GiftsOrdinationC. Plural LeadershipHeadshipConclusionAppendix: Hermeneutical Bungee-Jumping:Subordination in the GodheadScripture Index