Teaching Biblical Church Membership at Reformation Baptist Church in Wetumpka, Alabama
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Brandon Ray Scroggins, DEdMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Matthew D. Haste This project sought to teach biblical church membership for increasingly healthy church life at Reformation Baptist Church (RBC) in Wetumpka, Alabama. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context of RBC and provides an overview of the project’s rationale and purpose followed by specific directions for achieving its goals. Chapter 2 provides exegesis of four passages of Scripture (Matt 16:13-20 and 18:15-20; selected passages in the Pastoral epistles, Eph 4:1-16; Heb 10:19-25) asserting that biblical ecclesiology and practice are essential for healthy Christian disciple-making. This chapter establishes the biblical foundation of a biblically-ordered church along with the responsibilities of its members and leaders. Chapter 3 establishes an overview of basic ecclesiology and common challenges to church membership. Chapter 4 specifies the implementation of the project with its curriculum and teaching methodology. Chapter 5 evaluates the efficacy of the project based on completion of the specified goals with reflections on its implementation and considerations for future implementation. Ultimately, this project seeks to exhibit the glory of God through the local church, and shepherd Christians toward Christ-likeness through biblical church membership.