Perfect series for evangelism, discipleship, and ministry training
These days there are many competing ideas about church—what to believe, what model to follow, what mission to pursue, and so on. In all the discussion, we can too easily drift from the simple, biblical answer.
Joe Thorn's Church Trilogy series—the Heart, Life, and Character of the Church—gets back to the basics. It paints the biblical picture of the church, helping pastors lead better and all Christians better understand their role in the local body.
The Heart of the Church — What a church believes
This book explains the story of the gospel, its basic doctrines, and God's work in salvation. Fresh yet consistent with classic expressions, it will help churches and Christians reclaim their essential identity and return from distracting pursuits.
The Character of the Church — What a church is
This book details on the five elements of a biblical church. Concise, accessible, and historically informed, it teaches God's design for church so you know what to look for in one—or even how to lead one.
The Life of the Church — What a church does
This book explores the mission of the church and the three rhythms for fulfilling it. The result is a simple, memorable model for church life and ministry. It equips pastors to refocus their ministries, and Christians to fulfill their purpose: to be and make disciples.
About the Series:
These books are designed for diverse readership. They avoid theological jargon and use clear terms to keep readers tracking and engaged. Ideal for evangelism and discipleship, each book is organized simply for retention and can be read within an hour. Biblical, balanced, and historically informed, the series is useful for Sunday school, one-to-one reading, ministry training, and personal study.