- Part of the Understanding God Series
Do you see the church as a building?
You're not looking high enough.
As a denomination?
You're not looking wide enough.
As the sum total of all Christians?
You're not looking deep enough.
Dr. Tony Evans shows how the church is nothing less than the ongoing incarnation of Christ on earth--a living body with a mission, a purpose, and an ultimate call to disciple the whole world.
Verse by verse, Tony Evans explores what Jesus really meant when He said, "On this rock I will build my church." And why you, no less than the apostle Peter, are one of the living stones that make up the mysterious structure that is the church today.
You'll discover the church's mandate in the Great Commission and come to definitive conclusions about how it should be organized and what it should be trying to achieve.
About the Author
Dr. Evans is co-founder and Senior Pastor of the 7,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. In 1976, Dr. and Mrs. Evans started OCBF with a Bible study of 10 people in their home. Under Dr. Evans' leadership, OCBF today has over 100 ministries.
In 1985, Dr. Evans established Project Turn•Around to serve as the social outreach arm of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, offering urban youth and families an array of services that address their social, health, economic and education needs.
He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual and family renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans” can be heard on over 600 stations daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide, as well as being seen on television on several major networks and in 100 countries around the world. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers’ platform as well as at crusades and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Evans was the first black American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as an associate evangelist with the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He helped organize and served as Vice President of Urban Evangelical Mission. His professional background also includes serving as an associate professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department of Dallas Theological Seminary in the areas of evangelism, homiletics, and black church studies. He is the former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and presently serves as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.Dr. Evans is the author of many books, including Free at Last, The Battle is the Lord's, Our God Is Awesome, Returning to Your First Love, The Promise, Who is this King of Glory?, What Matters Most and The Best Is Yet To Come.