Apostolic Confession - I Believe in the Communion of Saints

This article is part of a series on the Apostles’ Creed. Here Dr Ferguson discusses what it means to believe in the communion of saints, as we confess in the creed. Why is important to be part of a church community? Ferguson speaks about the gift of the preaching of the Word and the individual gifts given to believers as described in Ephesians 4:1-16.

Is Home Mission the Task, Either of the Special Offices or the General Membership?

This article considers whose responsibility within a congregation is the work of home mission. It shows from Ephesians 4:11-16 that the leadership is to equip the saints to fulfill the task of home mission or evangelism. It does consider the degree to which consistories, and possibly major assemblies, might be involved in the work of evangelism.

Why We Belong – Toward a Theology of the Unity of the Church

This is a book about the unity of the church of Christ, and chapter 1 is a short theology of the unity of the church. This unity is a demonstration of God’s purpose of cosmic unity. The church further displays the unity and uniqueness of God. The gift of unity is on the one hand a mark of the church and on the other hand to be pursued without ceasing.