Five Smooth Stones, The

Essential Principles for Biblical Ministry
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  • ISBN :9780805445183
  • Format :Paperback
  • Pricing Attribute :Normal
  • Page Count :223
  • Publication Date :1-Sep-07
  • Publisher :LifeWay International
  • Author :Robertson McQuilkin

Description :Bemused by the constant rising and falling of new methodologies when

he began a career in ministry over fifty years ago, university president

Robertson McQuilkin has ever since committed his work to a core group

of enduring ministry principles that he calls "the five smooth stones."

In summary, these principles are: the Bible (making it the functional

authority), the Congregation (aligning it with the biblical purposes), the

Spirit (releasing his energizing power), the Plan of Redemption (the mission

of every disciple), and the Lord Jesus (model of servant leadership).

While that outline may seem very obvious, one must ask why so many

churches and other ministries fail somewhere along the way. Could it be

a simple lack of commitment to relentlessly measure every effort by these

key standards?

McQuilkin has witnessed the success of his method through five decades

of dynamic service, from church planting to foreign missions to the

academic arena. The Five Smooth Stones is his invitation to join in the

deep reflection, honest evaluation, and courageous integration of each

principle here in order to bless every aspect of your ministry.