Teaching The Members Of Lakeview Baptist Church In Benton, Kentucky, To Understand And Practice Biblical Community
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ABSTRACT TEACHING THE MEMBERS OF LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH IN BENTON, KENTUCKY, TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICE BIBLICAL COMMUNITY Bradley Wayne White, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Brian J. Vickers The purpose of this project was to teach the members of Lakeview Baptist Church in Benton, Kentucky, to understand and practice biblical community. Chapter 1 describes the ministerial context of Lakeview Baptist Church and demonstrates the need for the members of Lakeview Baptist Church to understand and practice biblical community. Chapter 2 examines five biblical passages that demonstrate the Christian life is rightly lived when believers devote themselves to life together in biblical community. Chapter 3 explains four related ideas of church membership, church discipline, fellowship, and mutual edification, which must be understood in order to live in biblical community. Chapter 4 provides a detailed description of the implementation of the project. Chapter 5 evaluates the project and determines if the project successfully increased understanding of biblical community and commitment to live in biblical community among the project participants.