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Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page


10th June 2012 Christian Books 31 Comments
Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you've known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you've asked yourself, 'How did it get this way?' With practical and accessible wisdom, Larry Osborne explains how it got this way. He exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage even the best intentioned teams. Then with time-tested and proven strategies he shows what it takes to get (and keep) a board, staff, and ...
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The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity Ministry & Church Leadership Ministry


3rd June 2012 Christian Books 17 Comments
2010 Golden Canon Leadership Book Award winner! The future is now. Philip Jenkins has chronicled how the next Christendom has shifted away from the Western church toward the global South and East. Likewise, changing demographics mean that North American society will accelerate its diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and culture. But evangelicalism has long been held captive by its predominantly white cultural identity and history. In this book professor and pastor Soong-Chan Rah calls the North American church to escape its captivity to Western cultural trappings and to embrace a new ...
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A Theology as Big as the City


16th May 2012 Christian Books 21 Comments
"As we look at the world-class cities around our planet, we face five new urban realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, assault weapons, massive numbers of homeless children, HIV/AIDS and (in the U.S.) what Time magazine has called `the browning of America.' The needs of the urban population are greater than ever. . . . As our cities swell with immigrants, I'm reminded that Jesus was born in a borrowed barn in Asia and became an African refugee in Egypt, so the Christmas story is about an international migrant. Furthermore, a whole village full of baby boys died for Jesus before he had the ...
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Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise & Worship


14th May 2012 Christian Books 22 Comments
"One of the important books of this generation, it establishes balance, a strong theological base for the worship experience, along with very practical down to earth guidelines for developing worship within the local church". - Thomas F. Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise & Worship ...
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Leading From Your Strengths 2: Building Intimacy In Your Small Group


27th April 2012 Christian Books 14 Comments
Being part of a small group can be a bit like climbing a mountainit has risks but the payoff is immense. That is why Trent, Cox, and Tooker have styled this second book in the Leading From Your Strengths series like a mountain climbing expedition. Just like climbing Mount Everest, climbing the mountain to intimacy in your small group involves five stages, or camps. You begin at your base camp commitment, and then move through the various stages of honesty, acceptance, closeness, and finally the mountains peak of intimacy. Once again, the Ministry Insights team will be your expedition guide ...
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The Case for Christ–Student Edition


23rd April 2012 Christian Books 16 Comments
Encourage Underage Thinking with These Thought-Provoking 6-Packs Two great resources for teenagers in handy, affordable 6packs The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith have both won Gold Medallion Awards---but even more than that, they have won many hearts for the Kingdom of God. The same is true for the student editions created specially for teenage readers. The Case for Christ---Student Edition is a creative, fast-paced book that follows Lee Strobel, an investigative reporter, as he unearths convincing evidence that faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not based on wishful thinking or ...
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How Shall We Feed Them?: A Practical Guide for Organizing a Food Pantry Ministry & Church Leadership Church Materials


9th April 2012 Christian Books 1 Comment
"Brother, are you okay? Do you and your family have food?" a neighbor asked. Immediately, the man began to cry. Wiping away his tears, he said it had been days since they had food in the house and they had two boys. Overwhelmed, the neighbor asked if he would receive food from the church. The answer was yes, so they got in the car and went to the church's food pantry. They were able to load them up! This is one of many stories of meeting the needs of hungry people you will find in this practical book. It provides everything an individual, church, or organization needs to establish or ...
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Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship


3rd April 2012 Christian Books 22 Comments
Discipleship is costly. Are we willing to critique and even challenge much we've been taught for the sake of the kingdom? For this is the radical nature of the discipleship to which Jesus calls us. He did not allow the outside culture to hold him captive; instead he established the kingdom of God and turned the world on its head. Jesus was untamed, and he calls his church to be the same.In this provocative and compelling book, internationally known missiologists Alan and Debra Hirsch overthrow culturized understandings of theology and culture, and cast a vision for a distinctly mission-shaped ...
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The Journey Children’s Study: Walking the Road to Bethlehem


28th March 2012 Christian Books 3 Comments
Based on Adam Hamilton's The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, children ages3through 13 will explore the story of Jesus' birth with fresh eyes and ears. Children will: learn about the places where the story occurred. experience some of the culture of Bible times. discover what each character in the story teaches us about God. realize what this story means for their lives today. celebrate the birth of God's Son. discover the real meaning of Christmas. The Journey Children's Study: Walking the Road to Bethlehem ...
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Irresistible Invitation 40 Day Reading Book: Responding to the Extravagant Heart of God Ministry & Church Leadership Church Administration


25th March 2012 Christian Books 1 Comment
Accepting the invitation begins with a few quiet moments each day spent on deepening your relationship with God. From this time of reading and reflection, you will then meet with your Sunday school class or small group and discuss how God is leading you to become more connected with your church family and ultimately how you will work with your congregation to be Gods invitation to the world. Each Week the Sunday sermon will reinforce the concepts in the reading book. This enables the individual reading to become part of a community experience. To learn more about the overall program ...
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