Cultural Change Your Church

Author by : Michael Pocock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In our communities composed of people from various cultures, countries, and backgrounds, where does the church stand? How representative is it? And how can local churches best minister and evangelize within an increasingly multicultural society? 'Cultural Change and Your Church' is an invaluable resource for understanding the transformation of our cultural landscape and, most importantly, for learning how to embrace the resulting opportunities to minister to all people. Michael Pocock and Joseph Henriques consider the Bible's examples and teaching related to diversity, introduce several churches currently modeling cross-cultural ministry, and suggest hands-on ways for church leaders to encourage change and proactive thinking.


Leading Growing And Sustaining God S Church

Author by : Clarence Duff Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Total Read : 74
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Description : Focusing on what facilitates effective leadership, church growth, and retention, this book sets forth a process-oriented framework for understanding the dynamics of church growth and what works for and against it. The author, who is currently serving as the senior pastor of a local church in the City of Brampton, Ontario, for more than twenty years, highlights basic concepts and practices related to church leadership and growth. He considers questions such as: Why do some churches grow in numbers while others lag? What are the dynamic processes, strategies, and pathways that underlie effective leadership, church growth, and retention? How can the answers to these questions inform endeavors to increase and retain church membership? The author also asks if it’s true that God is in partnership with his leaders, why are so many of our local churches not growing but declining? The world the church was established in more than two thousand years ago is not the world we live in today. Rethink what it means to lead, grow, and retain membership in a changing world with this important book.


Cracking Your Church S Culture Code

Author by : Samuel R. Chand
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Strategies for transforming a toxic church culture Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don't sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision. This work describes five easily identifiable categories of church culture (inspiring-accepting-stagnant-discouraging-toxic), with diagnostic descriptions in the book and a separate online assessment tool. The reader will be able to identify strengths and needs of their church's culture, and then apply practical strategies (communication, control and authority, selection and placement of personnel, etc.) to make their church's culture more positive. Discusses how to diagnose the state of a church's culture Reveals what it takes to put in place effective strategies for creating a more positive church culture Author served on the board of EQUIP (Dr. John Maxwell's Ministry), equipping five million leaders world-wide. This important book offers a clear guide for understanding and recreating a healthy church culture.


Talking About Cultural Diversity In Your Church

Author by : Michael V. Angrosino
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : Congregational workshop leader Michael Angrosino gives down-to-earth examples and practical information to make discussion of these tough issues for congregations much easier. Clergy and laity of any church that wants to embrace rather than avoid issues of diversity will gain much from this book.


How To Get Along With Your Church

Author by : George B. Thompson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : By culture, George B. Thompson Jr. means not just racial, ethnic, economic, or regional culture, but also a congregation's way of doing things--its history, customs, conventions, and procedures. In order to launch and maintain a successful ministry, pastors and other church leaders must come to grasp that unique culture of their parish. They must develop a culture capital within their congregations, meaning that they invest themselves deeply in how their church does its work and goes about its ministries. The author presses clergy to answer such questions as How well do I know what I'm getting into? and Have I been adopted yet? and even Is it time to move on? The book is ideal for pastors in solo settings, but pastors in multiple staff settings will also find the author's insights helpful.


Creating A Culture Of Invitation In Your Church

Author by : Michael Harvey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Monarch Books
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Description : We like to think our church welcomes visitors. But how welcoming can we be, if we are not inviting? We are welcoming as long as people get themselves across the church threshold, but we fail to take our welcome outside. During the years Michael has been developing Back to Church Sunday, he has conducted an extensive study on the seemingly simple subject of 'invitation'. Over 650 times in 12 countries he has asked: 'Why don't we invite our friends to take a closer look at Christ?' The many answers form the impetus for this book. After considering why it seems so hard to invite friends to church, Michael looks at our concerns over acceptance and rejection, and suggests ideas gleaned from years of trying to establish a culture of invitation. 'When I have specifically encouraged Christians to issue an invitation, some people say yes and some no. God sent his son to invite us all into a relationship, and so to be like God is to be a person who invites!'


How Change Comes To Your Church

Author by : Patrick Keifert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change Many congregations recognize their need to bring about change in order to become or remain vital, both spiritually and organizationally. They have a sense of what they need, and what might keep them from changing. But they don’t know how to change. How Change Comes to Your Church draws on the practical experience, stories, and examples from two experienced church leaders. Patrick Keifert and Wesley Granberg-Michaelson have helped scores of congregations as well as larger denominational organizations identify key elements that are a necessary part of transformational change. Rather than a superficial approach with a simplistic formula, How Change Comes to Your Churchfocuses on the important work of changing church culture, with innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change.


The Equipping Church

Author by : Sue Mallory
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Picture your church as a place where the priesthood of believers finds its expression in creative and powerful ways. Picture leaders and staff equipping and unleashing people to minister in ways consistent with how God designed them. Think of the effectiveness, vitality, and contentment that come when the body of Christ nurtures itself through the healthy give-and-take of each member. In The Equipping Church, Sue Mallory describes the benefits, the structure, and the culture of an equipping church and shows how your congregation can become one. This book is about limitless possibilities. Think "vision." What might your church look like if its members became vital, fully empowered partners in ministry? How can you help them discover and release their full potential? How would their roles change--and yours? AN EQUIPPING CHURCH IS A CHURCH WHERE: * pastors and leaders enable church members to share in ministry * people’s gifts, talents, and life callings are matched with areas of service * ministry opportunities are recognized and developed * the culture encourages the growth of a broad array of ministries *a well-designed system addresses needs of every kind, both individual and corporate *the pastor doesn’t have to be all things to all people Unpacking insights and principles uncovered by Leadership Training Network over the last several years, Mallory helps you customize an equipping system and culture in your church. You’ll proceed from preparation (what you need to know), to foundations (what you need to change), to construction (what you need to do). In the process, Mallory takes you inside the story of her own church, Brentwood Presbyterian, to observe the different stages of their trial-and-error journey and how it has transformed their approach to "doing church." See how they dealt with various concerns that arose along the way, and meet men and women whose lives have been changed because Brentwood took the ministry road less traveled. Each chapter includes a section of "Equipping Principles," questions for discussion and reflection, and a summary of different equipping churches from around the country. With the accompanying Equipping Church Guidebook, this book will be a mile marker in your church--and the gateway to a more effective and biblical approach to ministry.


The Spiritual Dna Of A Church On Mission Workbook

Author by : Bob Burton
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Description : As a companion to Spiritual DNA of the Church On Mission, this workbook will provide teaching outlines, questionnaires, and other practical helps aimed at equipping pastors and church staff to prepare their churches to engage missionally in their communities.


Leveling The Church

Author by : Micah Fries
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Total Read : 19
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Description : What if the secret to pastoral success is to do less ministry? Or maybe it’s more like a two-part secret: do less ministry, develop more people. The typical pastor takes on far too much. Who visits the hospital? Who counsels couples? Who teaches and preaches and disciples? Usually, the pastor. But according to Ephesians 4, a pastor’s true goal should be to equip the so-called ordinary members of their church to take on these pastoral tasks. Micah Fries and Jeremy Maxfield will show you how by: Exposing the dangerous undercurrents that may be holding back your church culture Teaching you how to narrow your focus in order to multiply your ministry Walking you through how to delegate, develop leaders, and deploy your members. Yes, the people in those pews expect a lot from you, but learn how you can manage expectations, lead well, and pastor biblically. Not only does this approach drastically reduce the pressure on you, the pastor, it multiplies the effectiveness of your ministry 10, 20, even 100-fold!


Your Church In Rhythm

Author by : Bruce B. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 32
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Description : A gentle new way for church leader’s to survive stress and burnout Bruce Miller debunks the idea of balance—basically trying to have it all, all the time. Most churches and their pastors try to do everything at once and feel guilty if any one aspect (worship, ministries, outreach, etc.) is neglected. He replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles. Offers an innovative new model for church leaders Miller has been influential in the formation and promotion of “Church-Based Training” as in international movement Offers a proven method for avoiding burnout for church leaders and members by doing the right things at the right time The author offers much-need help to overwhelmed leaders and shows them how to apply Miller’s seasonal/cyclical approach to church life.


Seven Dangers Facing Your Church

Author by : Juan Sanchez
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Good Book Company
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Total Read : 57
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Description : Our culture is changing, and the church seems to be under increasing pressure. But these dangers are not new-and God's word shows us how to meet them head on. In this book, discover how Jesus' messages to seven first-century churches in Revelation 2 – 3 is his message to your church today too. Chapter by chapter, seasoned pastor Juan Sanchez opens up each Bible passage with warmth and clarity. He offers helpful historical details on circumstances faced by the early church, and pushes you to ask the hard questions about your own church and ministry in the light of each message. He turns the tables to show that the most deadly dangers come from within the church, not from outside of it. But more than anything, this book will help the stressed and the struggling to fix their eyes on the risen and reigning Lord Jesus-who holds your local church in his hands. This is a book for every pastor and elder, and anyone committed to playing their part in helping their local church thrive in an increasingly hostile environment. Together, you can live as Christ's faithful, hope-filled people in a changing culture.


Can Our Church Live

Author by : Alice Mann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 73
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Description : Nothing on earth lives forever—not even congregations. Alban Institute senior consultant Alice Mann explains how the natural life cycle of a congregation, as well as other internal and external factors, can produce a congregation that is in real trouble. She then offers hope for congregations that want to change. Practical options for congregations, leadership challenges for laity and clergy, and ways to work with denominations are detailed and engaging discussion questions provide a basis for congregational planning


The Spiritual Dna Of A Church On Mission

Author by : Bob Burton
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Total Read : 55
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Description : In Spiritual DNA of the Church On Mission, author Bob Burton compares the missional foundation of the early church to human DNA. He argues that understanding the Church's missional DNA is the most effective starting point in engaging your church members on God's mission for the sake of total gospel transformation.


Church In The Inventive Age

Author by : Doug Pagitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sparkhouse Press
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Total Read : 27
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Description : Many books seek to predict the future of Christianity, but few help us grasp the opportunities of the current situation and equip us to navigate the present. Doug Pagitt, author, radio host, and pioneering leader, does just that, offering fresh, optimistic insights and practical suggestions. According to Pagitt, The last two centuries can be divided into four epochs: Idyllic, Industrial, Informational and –now-Inventive. The Inventive Age – our currently reality – presents distinct opportunities for how faith communities think, what they value, And The tools they use. Pagitt offers leaders in Christian communities (and beyond) essential frameworks for participation in the Inventive Age.


Recovering Hope For Your Church

Author by : Edward H Hammett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Board of Publication
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Total Read : 51
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Description : "Why?" seems to be on the lips of many church, judicatory, and denominational leaders today. "Why has our church plateaued?" "Why are so few young leaders going into church-based ministries?" "Why are so few interested in church these days?" Recovering Hope uncovers the "whys," creating space to embrace new realities, commit to the tough road of recovery, and develop new skills, structures, and ministry designs through a process of spiritual discernment, congregational coaching, and a deeper reliance on the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Eddie Hammett, a Professional Certified Coach and Church and Clergy Coach for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, provides a step-by-step process of hope and health to encourage, guide, and inspire pastors, leaders, churches, regions, and denominations that recovery of hope is possible. A TCP Leadership Series title.


When Your Church Feels Stuck

Author by : Chris Sonksen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : Every pastor wants their church to grow, but the reality is that most churches are stagnant or shrinking, leaving most pastors frustrated, weary, and discouraged. They continue to search for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites, but they don't find them. They don't realize that the answers that can actually make a difference in their ministry are the ones they need to give themselves. When Your Church Feels Stuck poses seven unavoidable questions church leaders must answer before they can chart the unique path to growth for their church. These challenging questions address the key subjects of mission, strategy, values, metrics, team alignment, culture, and services, and the way pastors answers these questions will help them discover the real reasons their churches are stuck--and what steps to take to facilitate real growth.


Helping Without Hurting In Short Term Missions

Author by : Steve Corbett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Total Read : 27
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Description : With over 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short term missions. Helping Without Hurting: Short Term MissionsLeader’s Guide is aimed at the preparation and debriefing of short-term missionaries. Accompanying Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participants’ Guide, it is an ideal resource for church leaders, missions pastors, and youth pastors who make short-term missions planning decisions and desire to prevent inadvertent harm as they enter materially poor communities. With direction for designing STMs well in light of the principles of When Helping Hurt, practical examples from short-term trips to illustrate those principles, and suggested resources for further learning and implimentatin, this guide is an all-in-one manual for leaders. Plus, it shows the content of the participant’s guide with annotation and teaching notes to guide leaders as they facilitate sessions with participants.


Futuring Your Church

Author by : George B. Thompson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Total Read : 16
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Description : "A vision is not a mission statement," declares George Thompson. In the throes of establishing their congregational identity, many church leaders resort to developing a mission statement which gets put in a file drawer and forgotten until the next budget review. The problem is that mission statements focus on concrete achievements; a vision, in contrast, establishes the larger picture of aim, broad purpose, and hopes. In Futuring Your Church, church leaders explore the congregation's heritage, its current context, and its theological bearings. From the insights gleaned, members can discern what God is currently calling their own church to do in this time and place. Once this vision is found, Thompson provides a simple organization model for applying the vision--for making it work. A practical, helpful tool for futuring authentic ministry.


95 Questions To Shape The Future Of Your Church

Author by : Thomas G. Bandy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Total Read : 54
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Description : 95 Questions to Shape the Future of Your Church is a comprehensive commentary on systemic change for the church. It combines the spirit of Luther’s 95 Theses with depth of insight akin to Luther’s reformation catechism. This book will be essential for every congregational, denominational, and seminary bookshelf. Church leaders and members all yearn for a new Reformation that will realign Christian congregations with God’s mission. This book frames the right questions, and focuses the right answers. It helps church leaders do the hard work of assessment and planning. The next Reformation will be an extraordinarily practical endeavor. Leaders need to apply the tactics that will leverage the greatest change, and guide the church deeper into the mystery of Christ and further in companionship with Christ. We want to be faithful. Now we know how to be faithful.


Emerging Culture Participant S Guide

Author by : Jimmy Long
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Total Read : 33
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Description : Our culture is in transition. Some say it is moving from a modern to a postmodern paradigm. And this emerging culture won t just blow over. In order to be effective witnesses and leaders, we need to understand this cultural paradigm shift and proactively plan how we will respond. This guide is designed by Jimmy Long to help you to explore, analyze and define what is occurring all around us. But more than that, it will help you shape your ministry for the rest of the twenty-first century. The participant's guide includes an introduction to the Emerging Culture curriculum Scripture passages with study helps interactive exercises questions to enhance discussion guidance for responding to postmodern people Here is everything you need for you to understand our new cultural environment and to move ahead powerfully in ministry.


The American Church In Crisis

Author by : David T. Olson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Groundbreaking research based on a national database of over 200,000 churches shows that the overall United States population is growing faster than the church. The director of the American Church Research Project, Dave Olson, has worked to analyze church attendance, showing that it is virtually unchanged from fifteen years ago while our population has grown by fifty-two million people.What does this mean for you, your church, and the future of Christianity in North America? The American Church in Crisis offers unprecedented access to data that helps you understand the state of the church today. “We live in a world that is post-Christian, postmodern, and multiethnic, whether we realize it or not,” says the author. This book not only gives a realistic picture that confirms hunches and explodes myths, but it provides insight into how the church must change to reach a new and changed world with the hope of the gospel.Readers will find a richly textured mosaic with optimistic and challenging stories. Charts, diagrams, and worksheets provide church leaders and motivated church members with a stimulating read that will provoke much discussion. Questions for discussion accompany the chapters.


Claiming The Corner

Author by : Mark Schoenhals
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Total Read : 85
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Description : Have you ever wondered what Jesus wants your church to do? It can be disorienting to sort through the many ministry models available today, as well as the ever-present cultural expectation to grow. Claiming the Corner looks to Jesus’ own teaching for how to make impact for the Kingdom of God. Each chapter focuses on one of the six Kingdom parables of Jesus in Matthew 13, interpreting them as instructions on serving and working Jesus’ way. Discussion questions are included, as well as examples of diverse congregations that are fulfilling each parable in unique and creative ways. Join the Kingdom Impact Jesus’ Way community at www.claimingthecorner.net and on Facebook. If your call is to grow the Kingdom of God, serve sacrificially, and push the boundaries for discipleship in Jesus Christ, you need to read this book – cover to cover – with your entire leadership team. Pastor Mark dares to re-examine the Kingdom parables of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 13 through the missional lens of leaving your church walls. You will be challenged. You will be stretched. And you will be blessed as the Holy Spirit moves through your ministry to the dark corners in your community. Fasten your seatbelt for real Kingdom Impact! —Pastor Brian Goke, Faith Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Illinois


Invading Babylon

Author by : Lance Wallnau
Languange : en
Publisher by : Destiny Image Publishers
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Total Read : 72
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Description : You were transformed to transform your world! For too long, Christianity has been defined by a false concept of church. As a result, believers have built walls around their lives, keeping culture at a distance. As Christians have tried to keep culture out of the church, unfortunately, the church has kept itself out of the culture. This was never Jesus’ design for the your life! Before church was established as a place that people “came to,” Jesus instituted it as an army that brought transformation to society, starting with salvation and continuing with seven spheres of influence: Church, family, education, government, media, arts, and commerce. Six revolutionary voices in the modern church deliver Invading Babylon. This essential guide will equip you to: Understand your vital role in shaping society. Release God’s will in your sphere of influence. Become an unstoppable citizen in God’s Kingdom. It’s your time to arise and be a light in a dark world.


Rediscovering Church One Guy Roadtripping The Bible Belt And Stopping By An Aa Meeting To Rethink How We Do Church

Author by : John Young
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Total Read : 13
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Description : Nine churches, nine encounters, and one guy. Rediscovering Church: One Guy Roadtripping the Bible Belt (and Stopping By an AA Meeting) to Rethink How We Do Church is a trek through nine different congregations and the leaders who lead them. Follow John's journey of knocking on doors as a kid, putting on a Christian Woodstock as a teen, to attending AA and getting banned from a church. The story helps us rethink our preconceived ideas about church, its purpose, and the role of people who lead them. Whether you're a lifetime church member or have never been, this story will offer you an entertaining and intimate look behind the curtain of Sunday morning that you're sure to find engaging.


The Post Racial Church

Author by : Kenneth A. Mathews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kregel Academic
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Total Read : 52
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Description : Essential guide for the church act as the agent of reconciliation between God and humanity and men and women to one another


Reaching People Under 30 While Keeping People Over 60

Author by : Edward H Hammett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chalice Press
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Total Read : 41
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Description : Seasoned church consultant Edward H. Hammett shares his latest insights and suggestions for churches seeking to serve all generations. This is an updated version of Hammett's 2007 book Reaching People Under 40 while Keeping People Over 60 that expands the reach another decade and emphasizes diversity with insight from new contributors Paul L. Anderson and Cornell Thomas. A TCP Books title.


The Church Revitalization Checklist

Author by : Sam Rainer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Total Read : 24
Total Download : 959
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Description : Your church has the opportunity of a lifetime. The world has shifted, and a new, brighter tomorrow awaits. The Church Revitalization Checklist is a tool to help you start fresh, leverage your strengths, and discover hidden opportunities for church growth. God has placed you exactly where He wants you. But lets be honest, if youre leading a church, it isnt easy. Maybe your church has been in the doldrums for years. Maybe youre hearing a lot of complaints, and youre simply tired or disheartened. Maybe youve been hurt. But you are not alone. Many church leaders have sore backs from carrying a heavy load. This book will lighten that load. The Church Revitalization Checklist provides a step-by-step path to a hope-filled future for both you and your church. Popular church expert Sam Rainer will walk you and your leadership team through a seven-point checklisteverything from reconsidering your priorities to evaluating your location and facilities. It is an extremely practical tool to unleash your congregation and help them step into Gods unique purpose for them. Your brighter future starts now.


Children S Ministry On Purpose

Author by : Steven J. Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
Total Download : 338
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Description : Many children’s ministries are a flurry of activity, run by dedicated volunteers and staff who put in long hours and work hard for the good of the children and parents they serve. Yet despite good intentions, many children’s ministries today are not effective. They lack purpose and intentionality. A twenty-five year veteran of children’s ministry in the local church, pastor Steve Adams has ministered to families in multiple churches, from tiny church plants to his present position at Saddleback Church. In this book, Steve applies the revolutionary insights of the Purpose Driven Church to children’s ministry and leads readers on a journey of discovery, showing them how to develop an intentional ministry process that moves children toward spiritual health while building a healthy ministry environment for those who work with kids. You will learn how to ask and answer five simple but powerful questions: Why are we on this journey? Where are you and where are you going? Who are we trying to reach? How will we move our children towards spiritual health? What are the essential elements necessary for the journey? There is no single key to a successful children’s ministry, nor is there only one way that works for everyone. But there is a proven process you can follow and Steve shows how children’s ministries all over the world are reaching their God-given potential by discovering their biblical purpose, avoiding the traps of frustration and burnout.


Discipleshift

Author by : Jim Putman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Total Read : 36
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Description : Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An “attractional” model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more “missional” approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciples—helping people to trust and follow Jesus—is the church’s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers. DiscipleShift walks you through five key “shifts” that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.