Growing a Joyous Church: A Biblical Basis for Christian Fellowship
by Charles Richard Roberts
A joyous church can grow only in an environment of love, faithfulness, and Christian fellowship. The reader of this book will find that Christian fellowship is built upon three basic tenets of biblical faith and practice, namely a Covenant Relationship with God, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and the Indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit. This book was written as a Bible study for individual reading, but it is readily adaptable for use in group Bible study. Extensive references to Holy Scripture are provided to benefit the serious reader. The subject matter of this book is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and the role of each in growing a joyous church.
About the Author
A native of Georgia, Charles Richard Roberts is a semi-retired pastor, educator, and cattleman. He was educated at Anderson University, Furman University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Nova Southeastern University. He is married to Charlotte Beaty, and they have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He has served as pastor of churches in New York, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and he has served as an administrator at Anderson University. He is the author of Yellow Butterfly, a collection of poems and stories, and has contributed to various periodicals.