I have recently been privileged to publish a book which is the result of my years as pastor of St. Andrews Evangelical Church. It is called Relevant and Timeless and deals with biblical principles of church life plus a bit of our history at SAE.
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Retail is $14.99. You may order through Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble or Barnes and Noble, usually at some discount plus shipping. If you wish to order from me the cost will be $10.00 plus $3.50 shipping within the USA. Overseas shipping runs close to $10. Canada is somewhat cheaper.
Blessings on each of you,
A review by Dr. Johnny Miller, former president of Columbia International University and a pastor for many years.
Relevant and Timeless: Key New Testament Principles for Healthy Church Life
By Donald L Burnett
Contemporary or traditional? Why not bothRelevant and Timeless? Thats the vision behind Pastor Don Burnetts book.
Its both story and instruction. The story is of his more than 30 years invested in founding and leading St. Andrews Evangelical Church in Columbia, SC. Any pastor and church leader will identify with his experiences and his honesty.
The instruction is the seven key principles that he and others discovered in the Scriptures that have made SAEC a distinctive body: Headship, Fellowship, Interaction, Integration, Gifts of the Spirit, Discipline and Commitment. Whats distinctive? Every member serves, children and adults share in small groups, teens greet you in the foyer with a smile, internationals abound, evangelicals of different stripes worship enthusiastically elbow-to-elbow, and grace flows. My wife and I have lived it.
The writing is homey, done without professional editing. Its a dialog, not a lecture. You hear Pastor Dons carefully measured cadence. Its practical, but not how-to. Its a great manual for church-planting, and a shot of adrenaline for church renewal.
I wish every young pastor could spend a year in a church like St. Andrews Evangelical. It would mark his ministry. The book is the next best thing.