Pastor Pevey’s 7-week series on the book of Acts is an excellent resource for energizing your local church to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
—Mike Slaughter, Pastor Emeritus, Ginghamsburg Church, Founder & Chief Strategist, Passionate Churches LLC
In this 7-week study, Rev. Linda Pevey provides a readable, user-friendly guide to the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the earliest followers of Jesus. It is informed by biblical scholarship but avoids scholarly jargon. Complete with a Leader’s Guide, an outline for group sessions, questions for discussion, and space for personal reflection, this study will draw participants into the rich world of the early church and inspire them for mission and evangelism in our own day.
—David F. Watson, Ph.D., Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of New Testament, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
Having worked through this study twice, with two different congregations, I have found myself and others inspired and challenged to put what we profess into action, to allow God to do “a new thing” in the church, to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and flow through us like the early disciples; and, like Paul, to persevere, trusting God along the journey. Rev. Linda Pevey’s study is a summons to the church to get moving.
—Rev. Dr. Drew M. Christian, Pastor, North East United Methodist Church, Maryland
If you’re looking for a real understanding of the book of Acts, you’ll find it in We Are the Church . . . Let’s Act Like It. Come ready to act on what you learn!
—Mark Howell, Pastor of Communities, Canyon Ridge Christian Church, Las Vegas, Nevada, Blogger at MarkHowellLive.com
For many years Linda Pevey has been using her creativity, perseverance, and insight to bring God’s Word to life for others. She has done it again with the book of Acts. We Are the Church is easy to follow, combining biblical scholarship with fresh, contemporary applications. Linda offers a resource with the potential for God’s Holy Spirit to speak into the lives of every participant with power. Well-polished church attenders or new, hungry disciples will discover the book of Acts is a relevant word for the church today.
—Rev. Elizabeth Mallozzi, Retired director of mission and pastoral care, United Methodist Communities, The Shores, Ocean City, New Jersey
This is a well-written, useful tool to help a person or congregation answer their own call to be a witness: first at home, then to the neighborhood and out into the margins of the world. The conversation about the Jerusalem Council is especially helpful during times of theological division in the church.
—Peggy A. Johnson, Bishop, Philadelphia Area of The United Methodist Church
This study is a wonderful gift to the church. Rev. Pevey provides wonderful insights into the book of Acts. More important, she makes this ancient text come to life and helps us explore how Acts can inspire and instruct us today.
—Rev. Bill Green, Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Salisbury, Maryland
Rev. Linda Pevey lifts the curtain on the relevance of the book of Acts for individuals and congregations. With inspiring analogies, thought-provoking discussion questions, and fruit-bearing missional projects, this guide sets the stage for greater biblical understanding and application. Prepare to see the spotlights aimed at the Acts of the Holy Spirit in both the first-century church and today!
—Rev. Rebecca Voss, Pastor, New Hope United Methodist Church, De Pere, Wisconsin