Ten Men and One Book

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176 pages
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Ten Men and One Book addresses the tough questions that face the New Testament Church as it seeks to propagate itself globally.

  • Why are ministries in third world countries so dependent on outside money for their survival?
  • Is it possible for local congregations in depressed economies to reproduce themselves without outside financial support?
  • Why is the failure rate of church plants in foreign countries so high after the missionary and his money are withdrawn?
  • How can the high failure rate of missionaries being sent to the foreign field be reduced?
  • What is the biblical method of New Testament church propagation?
  • What must be accomplished by the local assembly before a new church plant is attempted?
  • What is the biblical ratio of church leaders to church members?
  • Is the practice of tithing relevant to New Testament times?

          The Instructor’s Edition and the Course Resource Materials  provide the instructor with all the tools needed to efficiently and effectively teach the principles of New Testament church propagation that are presented in the text of Ten Men and One Book.  The materials are designed to reduce the workload of the instructor so that a maximum amount of time may be focused on teaching the content of the text.  Although this curriculum was designed to coordinate with a sixteen-week semester in a college setting, it is easily adaptable to the various schedules of the local church.  
The Instructor’s Edition includes the complete text of Ten Men and One Book with the addition of marginal notes and an appendix.  The appendix contains the course schedule, memory verse list, verse quiz answer keys, and coordination chart (for quiz and exam questions).

          The Course Resource Materials (downloaded from this site after purchase) contain all the supplemental materials needed for the course, from student handout sheets for the first day of class to an Excel form for automatically calculating the final course grades.  Please note that the student textbook (Ten Men and One Book) must be purchased separately.
          The King James Bible was the source text used for the development of this curriculum.  It should be used as the support text for this course.


Instructor's Edition

8 1/2" x 11" Spiral bound
196 pages
Price - $30
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The Course Resource Materials are included with the purchase of the Instructor's Edition. Download the CRM from the Downloads page. Use the PRODUCT KEY from the card inside the Instructor's Edition to unlock the CRM download.

About the Author

Table of Contents

Exerpt from Introduction


Two Stimuli

            As we studied the language, I was intent on learning how everything worked in the culture and especially in the churches.  I felt that it was imperative to acquire this knowledge base BEFORE beginning any kind of ministry; therefore, I picked anyone’s brain who would be kind enough to answer my many questions.  In retrospect, I must have been quite a burden to some folks.

            After analyzing the volume of data I had collected, one characteristic was predominate in almost every ongoing ministry   a major dependency on foreign monies (usually U.S.).  I felt compelled to identify the causes for this dependency, so I asked the following questions to any who would give answers.

QUESTIONS:  Why are these churches so dependent on outside money?  Why are they unable to support themselves?

            One answer I received from a veteran missionary stuck in my mind and embodies a prevalent opinion about national churches in foreign countries. It became the first of two stimuli for this work.  To the best of my memory, it is an exact quotation.

Stimulus #1

            “There is no way these people can support their own churches.  They must depend on funds from America.  This is a land of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots,’ and the church folks are the ones that ‘have not.’  The economy is just too poor. They cannot survive without outside money.”

NOTE 1: The group of local churches referenced in the above statement were reported to be true New Testament congregations   fundamental, independent Baptist.

            The statement, “They cannot survive without outside money,” echoed in my mind for months.  After pondering the ramifications of this philosophy on the spiritual lives of the national believers and on the future of their ministries, I was greatly troubled.  The following question demanded an answer.

QUESTION:  Is it possible for a New Testament church to survive, thrive, and reproduce in a depressed economy by depending solely on the promises and principles of the Scripture   without the use of foreign monies?

NOTE 2:  Please do not assume that the comments above condemn the giving of money to foreign ministries led by national pastors   they don’t.  They only address the unbiblical viewpoint quoted above.  Seed money is often needed to get things growing.

Stimulus #2

            As more nationals gathered in our house, and our ability to communicate in the language improved, I began sharing testimonies of how God has provided for our needs through many of the impossible situations our family has faced. The nationals were always very attentive as I presented the biblical principles that guided us and the promises that sustained us through each of these trials.

            One night a national pastor came to our house.  He wanted to talk about faith.  With tears running down his face, he asked me if I would teach him how to live by faith.  He spoke very frankly about how foreign money was hampering the growth of his church.  For me, this was quite a revelation and a confirmation that this pastor knew that there must be a better way and was sincerely seeking it.  He requested that I show him from the Bible how his church could become truly independent    totally dependent upon God and independent of foreign money.  The answer to his plea could not be merely academic.  He wanted answers of substance.  His plea was the second stimulus to this work.

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