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Bonus Episode on Liturgy : Church Basics, Ep.... Bonus
A bonus episode! And an actual conversation!
Here, I (Avery) sit down with Pastor Josh to speak to him about liturgy and the place it has in our church.
Originally, it was supposed to fit in episode 6 of our church basics podcast. However, it ended up being almost 40 minutes long (!) and plenty helpful on its own. We hope you enjoy!
Also, apologies for the poor audio quality at the beginning. It shapes up about 6 minutes in if you'd like to skip ahead.
The Two Church Offices : Church Basics, Ep. 5
In Episode 5, we talk about the two offices of the church - elders and deacons.
We begin by overviewing why we have these two specific offices, what the qualifications are, and what the roles of these offices are.
We hope you'll enjoy listening!
Congregationalism : Church Basics, Ep. 4
In this episode, Pastor Avery talks about congregationalism, the doctrine that says that the government of the church is in the hands of the congregation. He talks about the biblical-theological rationale for congregationalism, as well as some of the marks of congregationalism.
As mentioned at the end of the podcast, you can find TCATC By-Laws here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gt6Tpixx9DmSk4gWDZCb32Ho38REf2t8/view?usp=sharing
Church Government : Church Basics, Ep. 3
Here, we dive into three general branches of church government types: episcopal, presbyterian, and congregational.
To help us understand the diversity in approaches, we review the scarcity in command language regarding church structure in the New Testament and how these traditions adapt to that.
Also, listen to the first few minutes to hear a riveting tale of bureaucratic incompetence from Avery in the opening few minutes.
Church Membership : Church Basics, Ep. 2
In episode 2 of church basics, Pastor Avery overviews church membership. Is church membership a biblical and wise practice?
What is Trace's process for membership? Why do we have these processes? What value does membership bring?
All these questions will be answered for you!
LINK TO OUR MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENTS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XOruIs-9iePpk-Wabr9pgxofcsoR3QgWINn05w1cys4/edit?usp=sharing
Church Basics Episode 1
This is the first episode of church basics, where we review some of the things that make the church a church.
In this series, we will try to answer three questions: 1. What is a church? 2. Who leads the church? 3. What does a church do?
In episode 1, we set the path for the rest of the series, and we define some basic things about the church - the difference in the local and universal church and the Scriptural definitions of the church.