Practical Ecclesiology from Conrad Mbewe

Conrad Mbewe, Foundations for the Flock: Truths About the Church for All the Saints (Granted Ministries Press, 2012), hb., 338 pp.

Here is a valuable, recent book you may not have heard about. Conrad Mbewe, often called “the Spurgeon of Africa,” led the planting of Kabwata Baptist Church in Zambia about 25 years ago and continues to pastor there. In this book he has collected several booklets he had previously published in Africa. These materials came out of his effort to establish biblical church order and practice and are very relevant today.

The Section headings for the book are as follows:

Your Baptismal Class Notes

Biblical Church Government

The Lord’s Supper

The Role of Women in the Church

Challenges in Today’s Pastoral Ministry

Worship in Spirit and Truth

Relationship Between Church and State

Biblical Inter-Church Associations

Partners in the Harvest

Missions at Kabwata Baptist Church

This is a helpful book on various levels, not least because it arises from the labors of a faithful servant striving to accomplish these various things and doing so in a different cultural setting from most of us.

Thanks to Granted Ministries Press for publishing this book. I have only just discovered this press and have realized they are producing some very helpful material.

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