So many Baptists today have forgotten what it means— beyond the mode of baptism— to be Baptist. They have forgotten their heritage. Countless Baptist forebears bought and wrote that heritage with their blood. It is not so much whether or not we remember and honor their names; what is important is whether we honor the legacy they left us.
A Distinctively Baptist Church explains how historically Baptist beliefs can and should shape the way a church functions; the study questions and downloadable teaching guide offer churches a means to work through how their Baptist heritage will shape their life and witness.
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From The Baptist Standard
A Distinctively Baptist Church is a timely, fresh book that merges the need for churches to understand the Baptist contribution to the Christian movement and the opportunity to help new generations of Baptists know the unique distinctives that shape historic Baptist life. It helps churches rethink how their life and fellowship ought to be shaped by who we historically have been.
The distinctives Ronnie Prevost articulates and weaves through the book are the authority of Scripture, the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and baptism, the priesthood of all believers, local-church autonomy and religious liberty/separation of church and state.
Prevost writes well and provides a helpful but concise sweep of our roots, interspersing historical references throughout the book. This is a great course for local-church leadership, complete with questions at the end of each chapter for discussion and reflection.
— Michael R. Chancellor
Pastor, Crescent Heights Baptist Church of Abilene