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(Swedish) Book Project: What Is a Healthy Church?

This resource is located and shipped within Sweden.

Situation

Sweden has a history of being a stronghold for the Reformation and of influential Evangelical movements. Today this is just history, and Sweden has become one of the most secular nations of the world, with less than 5 percent of the population attending church. 

Instead of sending missionaries all over the world, as the churches of Sweden used to do, the political elite has adopted a radical agenda of promoting free abortion and same sex marriages globally. A strong secular and postmodern worldview dominates society and, “it is difficult to express a biblical faith in public or in the academic sphere without deprecation and opposition,” according to Operation World. 


 
Due to secularization, the preaching of liberal theology, humanistic thoughts, and prosperity “gospels,” many churches are weak. On average one evangelical church is closing down every week, and some are even converted into Islamic centers.
 
In the midst of this are positive signs among evangelicals, and an increased hunger for the Bible—especially among young people and future leaders. But there is a great need of strengthening those positive signs, and Evangelical leaders have targeted one major need—solid theological resources for the next generation of pastors.

Demographics

Population: 9,293,026    
Annual Growth: 0.49%
Urbanites: 84.7%
Official language: Swedish
Native Speakers: 8,840,000
Evangelicals: 6.9%  
Annual Growth: -0.6

*Operation World; Ethnologue, Joshua Project

Resource

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell?

How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren't sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don't have to wonder any more.

Author Mark Dever seeks to help believers recognize the key characteristics of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, and a right understanding of the gospel. Dever then calls us to develop those characteristics in our own churches. By following the example of New Testament authors and addressing church members from pastors to pew sitters, Dever challenges all believers to do their part in maintaining the local church. What Is a Healthy Church? offers timeless truths and practical principles to help each of us fulfill our God-given roles in the body of Christ. 

“What is a Healthy Church?” Mark Dever from 9Marks on Vimeo.

Project Details


Resource Title: What Is a Healthy Church
Author: Mark Dever
Language: Swedish
Format: Softcover
 

This resource is located and shipped within Sweden.

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The aim of Reformedia is to be a publishing house and hub of evangelistic resources, helping the churches of Sweden to rediscover Christ-exalting theology and the transforming Gospel-centered message of the Reformation. Because the Gospel of Jesus is changing everything.

The goal of our ministry is to facilitate the advancement of indigenous missionaries throughout the world. Our strategy consists of four primary components: financial support, theological training, Scripture and literature distribution, and the supply of any tool necessary to facilitate the completion of the Great Commission.