The term Believers' Church refers to those who regard the church as the fellowship of regenerate followers of Jesus Christ. Membership in these churches is founded on a voluntary confession of Jesus as Lord. Each member has access to God in worship and prayer and accepts responsibility for carrying the gospel to the world. The Word of God serves as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Written by capable thinkers in the Believers' Church tradition, The People of God addresses key issues in the area of ecclesiology. The contributions represent a wide variety of mature theological reflection. Exploring these ecclesiological concerns from a theological, biblical, historical, and contemporary perspective, these essays reflect the unity and diversity of the Believers' Church heritage.
Paul Basden David S. Dockery
Paul Basden is Co-Senior pastor of Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He is author or editor of several books on Baptist theology and Christian worship, including The Worship Maze and Exploring the Worship Spectrum: Six Views. He and his wife Denise live in Frisco and have two grown daughters.
David S. Dockery is President of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and a member of the board of Christianity Today, where he also serves as a consulting editor. Dockery's other books include Seeking the Kingdom: The Sermon on the Mount Made Practical (coauthored with David E. Garland), Basic Christian Beliefs, and the Holman Guide to Interpreting the Bible (coauthored with George Guthrie).