New Book Release: 21st Century Christians Under Construction Equipping God’s People to Fulfill Christ’s Mandate -Written by Bishop Darryl B. Starnes
"21st Century Christians Under Construction" is a discipleship Training Manual for the local church, written by AME Zion’s own Bishop Darryl B. Starnes Sr., with a foreword by Rev Otis Thomas McMillan, Director of AME Zion’s Bureau of Evangelism."21st Century Christians Under Construction" is book that deals with effective discipleship models and practical evangelism strategies. Proper discipleship helps Christians becomes the "Right People", discover the "Right Message", and create the "Right Environment" for others to become Disciples of Christ. 21st Century Christians Under Construction is a manual designed to offer the church an in-depth guide to Christian discipleship.

Bishop Starnes is the Bishop of the Southwestern Delta Episcopal District, West Tennessee-Mississippi, South Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma Conferences of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He has authored several books, outlines, and articles on leadership discipleship and evangelism. His collaborative work with Dr McMillan, Not Ashamed of the Gospel, an evangelistic training manual for Ministers, Church Leaders and Christian Workers, is being used across the AME Zion Denomination.

Bishop Starnes graduated from Livingstone College where he received a B.A. degree in History. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bishop Starnes has held and continues to hold a number of organizational positions that are related to or associated with evangelism. Among them are Director of Evangelism, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1996 to 2008, Secretary of Evangelism, World Methodist Council, North American Section, 2006 to present, Chairman, Wesleyan Commission on Evangelism, 2006 to present, Vice President, National Council of Church of Christ, Evangelism Program Ministries Unit. He serves as Chairman of the following Administrative Boards: the American Bible Society Board and the Board of Health and Social Concerns. He serves as 1st Vice Chairman of Board of Church Extension and Home Missions; and as 2nd Vice Chairman of the Commission on Church Union. His also serves as a member of the World Council of Churches. Bishop Starnes is an Adjunct-Professor for Hood Theological Seminary and Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL.

"21st Century Christians Under Construction" can be purchased for Only $10 (plus $2 shipping & handling) in one of the following ways:

Otis T McMillan Evangelistic Ministries

Call 704-599-4630, Ext 323 Or 910-436-3782

The James Varick Bookstore
401 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-1516
Fax: 704-688-9986
David R. Baker
704-599-4630Phone: 704-599-4630
Fax: 704-688-2541


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