Book 1: Understanding the Church

Teaching Goals for Book 1

Before we can move into the particulars of biblical teaching on the church and our role in it, we have to understand correctly what the church is.

In this book we will be studying:

  1. The origin of the church and its relationship to the Old Covenant.
  2. The use of the word "church" as it applies to the universal and local church.
  3. The pattern of church government, or leadership in the early church.

Later, we will be studying why these areas are important to church life today.