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"Driscoll and Breshears have teamed up to provide a new generation of pastors and Christian leaders with a biblically sound, tartly relevant, and crisply practical guide to understanding the church. This book lives up to its subtitle, Timeless Truths and Timely Methods. The authors' wit, grit, and gravitas combine to make it an enjoyable and thought provoking must-read for twenty-first-century spiritual leadership."
—Rick Booye, Senior Pastor, Trail Christian Fellowship, Eagle Point, Oregon; President, Pacific Bible College, Medford, Oregon
"Having treated us to Vintage Jesus and Death by Love, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears team up again to provide a third installment that addresses the nature, life, and missional character of the church of Jesus Christ. Pastors, church members, and those who are just wondering about Jesus and his church will find this book to be very helpful. The expected topics-church leadership, preaching, baptism, the Lord's Supper-are covered clearly and practically. What I especially appreciate is the discussion of often overlooked topics like church unity, discipline, and love, and the attention given to new topics like multi-site campuses and the use of technology. "Timeless" and "timely" are apt descriptions of this book on the church that is must reading!"
—Gregg R. Allison, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Vintage Church is a remarkable book. Mark and Gerry seek to be rigorously biblical and theologically faithful as they address the doctrine of the church. However, the real uniqueness to this book is its personal and practical insights. Remaining faithful to the gospel of Jesus, the authors help us think and see how to do church in a twenty-first-century context that presents both challenges and opportunities to the body of Christ. Timeless truths and timely methods indeed are woven together in a beautiful tapestry. This is a valuable work."
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Gerry Breshears and Mark Driscoll combine the thinking of a theologian with the experience of an innovative church leader to bring us fresh approaches to ministry that are more relevant without being less biblical. This book is an inspiring application of what it means for the body of Christ to be 'in the world but not of it.'"
—Dan Jarrell, Teaching Pastor, ChangePoint Church, Anchorage, Alaska
Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, a multi-site congregation based in Seattle that spans 15 locations in five states. He is the founder of Resurgence (theResurgence.com), co-founder of the Acts 29 Network, and the author of numerous books, including Death by Love and Vintage Jesus. Pastor Mark’s sermons reach millions of listeners online, and in 2010 Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. Pastor Mark and his wife have five children.
Gerry Breshears (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and chairman of the division of biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary. He also serves as an elder and on the preaching team at Grace Community Church in Gresham, Oregon.
Excellent, especially the section on church discipline! A must for every pastor's library and a working reference for every team of Elders!Published 14 months ago by Steven M. Parrish
This is an amazing challenging book. Very readable and to the point. It comes from a sermon series but it is beefed up with more content. Great book!!Published 21 months ago by Paul Allen
This is a great book for anyone involved in ministry, Pastoring a church or considering planting a church. Each chapter is teamed with scripture and experience. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Tekimj
I am teaching a series on the church and have used vintage church as an invaluable resource. I believe Driscol and Bresheares definition of the church is a great summary of what... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Pastor Rory
This book by the founder of the Acts 29 Network really helped me to understand what the emerging reformed church is about. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Danny Keelan
Vintage Church is an excellent book clearly describing what the church is and should be. Through out it exalts Jesus Christ as the head of the church. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Dottie Parish
I loved this book! It is full of wonderful information and i'd highly recommend it to anyone trying to figure out what Jesus' Church really is! In my top 10 books of all time!Published on December 20, 2012 by Trent A. Shivley