(English) Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons
Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his expertise as pastor and elder, showing how to identify and reproduce legitimate leaders and willing servants throughout the ranks of the local church. Balancing thoughtful analysis of pertinent passages with thorough application for practical use in a contemporary context, Anyabwile answers the questions, Who should we look for to lead and serve in the church?and What should they do to fulfill their calling?
Most helpful, perhaps, are the lists “Observations to make” and “Questions to ask,” which are provided for each characteristic described. Rather than exacerbating the controversial questions surrounding these issues, this book provides meaningful action points that will prove effective for a wide range of interpretations.
While the majority of the world speaks and communicates in local languages, globalization has created one major stream of communication—English. It is the official language of 53 nations (one-fourth of the world), and it is estimated that another billion people speak it as their second language. Nearly 1,742,600,000 are able to access, read, and comprehend resources in the English language. That’s more than 1 out of 5 people in the world!
While we continue to pursue translation into key languages, many times it is more cost effective to make English resources available to pastors, seminaries, and those who train church leaders. Global English is vital for equipping Christian leaders with selected biblical works.
Geography of the Language
50+ Countries Use English
Global English Demographics
11% First Language English Speakers
24% Comprehend, Read and have Access to English
99% Literacy Rate
6.89% English-Proficient Protestants
(Ethnologue, Joshua Project)
Resource Title: Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
Format: Soft Cover
Page Numbers: 174
Project Cost: $7,900
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