by Robert W. Smith
About Bob Smith
Foreword by Howard Hendricks
Chapter 1. CAN IT BE?
A Credibility Gap
Chapter 2. THE LIVING CHURCH
Who's Running the Show?
On the Care and Feeding of Sheep
Early Action-in Acts
God's Specifications---His Safeguard
The Administrative Links
Chapter 3. LOOKING FOR MISSING LINKS
People and Principles
Watching the Plan Work
Chapter 4. LEADERSHIP... OR DOMINATION?
A Board---or Just Bored?
Communications and P.R.
Chapter 5. GOD GIVES PASTORS---FOR WHAT?
A Model Pastor
Some Basic Essentials for the Twentieth Century
The Big Burner
God's Gift to the Church---Pastors?
Will the REAL Pastor Please Stand Up?
Chapter 6. WORKERS TOGETHER WITH GOD
The Church in the World
The Italian and the Kosher Jew
A New Testament Home Bible Class
It Really Works!
Some Typical Action
What Happened to "Workers Together"?
Some Obvious Advantages
Chapter 7. MOTIVATING MEN
Moving Men to Action
Turning Facts into Acts
Mere Christianity---or Discipleship?
The Great Commission, Revised Version
Chapter 8. KINKS IN THE LINKS
How about Deacons?
Can We Follow?
On Quiet Committals
Chapter 9. SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMPS
Every Man Mature
Putting It All Together
Chapter 10. LETTERS TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY CHURCH
INDEX TO APPENDICES
A. MAKING DISCIPLES
Eleven practical suggestions on discipling men
B. SAINTS ALIVE!
An outline study of 1 Corinthians 12 with guidelines on how to discover spiritual gifts
C. PRINCIPLES OF THE MINISTRY
A listing of vital principles pertaining to Chrishan life and ministry, by Dave Roper
D. NEW TESTAMENT REFERENCES ON DEACONS
A complete listing of verses using diakonas, diakonia and diakoneo for further study on the ministry of deacons
E. HOW WE GOT IN THE BODY!
A sample study sheet on a key doctrine, the baptism of the Holy Spirit
F. FOLLOW-UP SCHEDULE FOR NEW CHRISTIANS
A list of basic study topics for promoting growth of new believers
G. TWELVE WAYS TO DOMINATE INSTEAD OF LEADING
A bit of pointed irony
H. MARKS OF MATURITY
A checklist of quaities reflected in the life of a mature Christian, keeping in mind that maturity is always relative---not absolute.
I. FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM THROUGH HOME BIBLE CLASSES
A presentation of the basic philosophy of approach to evangelistic Bible studies with:
- Helpful Hints for Hosts and Hostesses and Tips for Teachers
- Clues for Cooperating Christians
J. TELCO BIBLE STUDY
A good guideline for indwtrial Bible studies
K. SOME STICKY ISSUES
Fifteen questions and answers on some of the cornmon problems we face.