Becoming the Church

Many today have given up on church. But God has not and does not give up on the church. The church is God’s idea. And once we truly understand what God has in mind for his people, we can become who he wants us to be.

Becoming the Church:
God’s People in Purpose and Power

Claude R. Alexander, Jr.

A photograph of the book Becoming the Church by Claude R Alexander Jr propped up on a table

Bishop Claude Alexander shows how the original Christians did not always understand what the church was supposed to be, but God worked in them anyway to become the community that he intended. After the resurrection of Jesus, his followers were transformed from disillusion and doubt to become a people of conviction and new life. The book of Acts describes the unfolding purposes, principles, and practices discovered by the apostles as they gave themselves to Christ’s call. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we too can be transformed by Jesus and model to the world what it means to know him—as the church.


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What People Are Saying

“Bishop Alexander’s love for the church inspires us and challenges us. With thoughtful imagination and examination of the early church, he masterfully weaves together a tapestry of biblical voices that speaks to a beautiful vision of the church. This book is an essential guide for anyone wanting to help churches become what God intended, beginning with ourselves.”

Tom Lin, president and CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA