RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4445-6 • $18.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 288 pages Christian Church / General Kregel Academic • Rights: World Available Addresses forty of the most common and thorny questions about church life Does church membership mean more than simply joining a social group? Does the church have a responsibility to discipline its members—and if so, what does that look like? Recognizing the many puzzling questions about the critical role of the church in the life of believers, Jeremy Kimble addresses forty key points. Each section considers questions of theology, ministry, and practicality, such as: • Is there a New Testament precedent for membership? • How does membership relate to baptism and communion? • Who should become a member? • How is discipline related to discipleship? •  Should a believer associate with someone under church discipline? Like the other volumes in the 40 Questions & Answers Series, this book raises—and clearly answers—the most common and difficult questions that church leaders and members have. With succinct chapters, this is an eminently practical resource for any church leader, elder board, or new member seeking a foundational understanding of how the church should function. JeremyKimble(PhD,SoutheasternBaptistTheologicalSeminary) is assistant professor of theology at Cedarville College. Kimble served in pastoral ministry for eight years and currently serves as an elder at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio. Benjamin L. Merkle (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the editor of the 40 Questions & Answers Series and the author of 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons. | 20 | CHRISTIAN CHURCH ISBN 978-0-8254-4445-6 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 4 5 6 40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline Jeremy M. Kimble Benjamin L. Merkle, series editor 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 978-0-8254-4277-3 • $21.99 •  Perfect for pastors, new church members, elder boards, and seminary students • Part of a popular series •  Concise, accessible answers to difficult questions 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons 978-0-8254-3364-1 • $17.99 40 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS SERIES