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God's Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders
Mbewe, Conrad

God's Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders

ISBN: 9781433566424
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Book Description:


At the beginning of the twentieth century, Christians in Africa numbered approximately nine million-by the end, that number had grown to more than 380 million. As the number of Christians continues to grow, African pastors are often overwhelmed and in desperate need of guidance.

Drawing from three decades of pastoral experience in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe has written a comprehensive handbook specifically for African pastors and church leaders. Structured around twenty commonly asked questions about God's design for the church, this helpful resource covers topics ranging from the definition of church and the role of church members to the importance of doctrine. Through this book, Mbewe aims to equip pastors and leaders with biblical principles that will "permeate the landscape of Africa and transform its churches for generations to come."

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Glenn Lyons
1. What Is the Church?
2. Who Is the Church's Founder and Head?
3. What Is the Church's Task in the World?
4. Why Is the Gospel So Important to the Church?
5. Who Should Be in the Church's Membership?
6. What Is the Role of Church Members?
7. Who Should Lead the Church?
8. Why Practice Baptism and the Lord's Supper?
9. What Should Happen during Worship Services?
10. How Should the Church Raise Its Money?
11. Should Your Church Be Involved in Missions?
12. Should Your Church Be Involved in Training Pastors?
13. What about Church Discipline?
14. Does It Matter What Your Church Believes?
15. How Should Your Church Grow Spiritually?
16. How Should Your Church Grow Numerically?
17. How Should Your Church Relate to Other Churches?
18. How Should Your Church Relate to the State?
19. How Does the Church Offend or Please God?
20. How Can You Help in Reforming Your Church?


Conrad Mbewe (PhD, University of Pretoria) is pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, and senior lecturer at African Christian University. Conrad has authored over nine books as well as contributed to many others. He and his wife, Felistas, have three children and three foster children.

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 281
Publisher: Crossway
Publication Date: 2020
Discussion Questions: Included