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.


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 And Managing Your Church

Author by : Carl F. George
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fleming H Revell Company
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Description : As Carl George and Bob Logan well know, this mentality is changing. Studies of growing churches show that the leadership role of the pastor is a key to church vitality. The ideal role of the church-growth pastor is now being described as an "equipper," rather than an "enabler." This implies pastoral initiative in setting goals, obtaining goal ownership from the people, and mobilizing the laity for effective ministry aimed at accomplishing the goals.


How To Build A Life Changing Men S Ministry

Author by : Steve Sonderman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bethany House
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Total Read : 71
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Description : Presents the nuts and bolts of assembling a men's ministry-at the local church level-that works, providing both inspiration and expert guidance.


The Missional Leader

Author by : Alan J. Roxburgh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fortress Press
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Description : In The Missional Leader, consultants Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk address two questions: "How do we do missional?" and "What does missional leadership look like?" Drawing on their many years of experience, the authors show readers how to bring God's word into the community outside the church's walls. They focus on how to lead missionally on the ground, in the local setting, even amid leaders' experience of massive change within the church and in the wider world. The challenge for many church leaders is that they are not equipped to lead a church in shifting from a consumer model of church to one that is missional. They were trained in a Christendom mindset--to meet the needs of the church's members. This book assists leaders in shifting from dominant models of leadership rooted in strategic planning--with mission and vision statements, desired outcomes, measurements along the way, and determined goals. It provides a praxis for beginning where people are, rather than where the leader wants them to go. Roxburgh and Romanuk give frank recognition to the fact that the shift from a consumer model to a missional mindset will almost certainly be stormy, disruptive, and disorienting. This is not a book of quick fixes and slick slogans, but one that sets out a comprehensive and in-depth treatment for a different way of leading. The Missional Leader is a critical commentary that needs to be read in the light of today's realities.


Changing Church

Author by : Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Through the fascinating stories of pioneering ministers, this book reveals a unique picture of progressive changes occurring in the Christian tradition. Meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles, these twelve diverse ministers are changing the church as they take prophetic stands on gender, race, interfaith cooperation, ecology, sexual orientation, economic opportunity, and other social justice issues. Believing in the power of sacred symbolism to shape social reality and to provide a foundation for justice and freedom for all people, these ministers lead worship with inclusive language and imagery for humanity and divinity. They include multicultural female and male images of the Divine. Their stories affirm the connection between this expansive theology and an ethic of justice and equality in human relationships. In working from within to change the church, these ministers have risked censure by denominational authorities, loss of opportunities for promotion to larger congregations or to prestigious denominational positions, and even loss of their jobs. They have found creative ways to balance advocating for change and working to support the church, using their positions as ordained clergy to bring liberating change to the church and the wider culture.


Charting Churches In A Changing Europe

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : The countries of Europe are seeking to redefine themselves, both individually and in relation to each other. This volume examines the role of the Christian churches at various levels of that process. The Charta Oecumenica, a ground-breaking document from the Conference of Churches in Europe and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, aimed to set forth the ecumenical response of the European Christian Churches to the living out of faith in today’s world. Four theologians, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran, respond to this document, assessing its strengths and the areas where further development is required. At least implicitly this discussion raises questions about the nature of catholicity and communion, a topic the following four essays address. What is catholicity, what happens when there is too strong an emphasis on the national church, and are there models of gradual church communion to which the churches could assent? Gradual communion sets out to attain full, including sacramental, unity and the final two essays explore how sacramental theology might assist in this process.


Changing Church

Author by : Galen Woodward
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : "Galen describes in detail the experiences that are rarely talked about in the life of a seasoned Pastor... This book is a great read for Pastors, teams and church members. When I opened the manuscript on this book I was immediately drawn in. I felt like I had front seats in the life of a great pastor's incredible journey..." -Kevin Gerald, senior pastor, Champions Centre "My father, who is a veteran of two foreign wars, told me he did not want to be led into battle by any man that had never been shot at... From legalism, to religiosity to genuine miracle... This is a guy I'm willing to listen to." -Dr. Mark Rutland, President of Global Servants ..".As I read this book, I was motivated, stirred and challenged. Get your copy, read with intent, and be prepared to be inspired!" -Dr. Dave Martin, author of The 12 Traits of the Greats ..".Changing Church will inspire you to reach beyond what you see today and into the God-Inspired dream that he had placed into your heart." -J. Don George, founding pastor, Calvary Church, Irving, Texas "Watching one of the fastest growing churches in America is so much fun, but what did it take to get there? ...This literary piece of genius shows us the behind the scenes of leadership..." -Shannon O'dell, senior pastor, Brand New Church Discovering that dreams really do come true Step by step approach to church growth Breaking attendance barriers The power of narrowed focus The value in embracing change


Building A Life Changing Small Group Ministry

Author by : Bill Donahue
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Like nothing else, small groups have the power to change lives. They are the ideal route to discipleship—a place where the rubber of biblical truth meets the road of human relationships. However, church leaders often feel at a loss when it comes to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of group life in a church, and they struggle with understanding and solving the root causes of problems. Group Life resources provide, in ebook format, the practical tools and training resources needed to develop life-changing small group leaders, coaches to shepherd group leaders, and ultimately, a thriving church-wide small group ministry. These resources include the updated and revised versions of the best-selling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups and Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders, the new Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry and the supplemental Group Life Training DVD. Appropriate for individual or group study, the books function as manuals and workbooks that teach and allow readers to process and record information as they learn. Downloadable web-based vision clips and supplemental videos in the DVD help readers explore and discuss topics further. Group Life Resources conveniently integrate with the ReGroupTM curriculum, giving trainers the option to use them together. Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson’s Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry presents a broad introduction for pastors and point leaders to use as they navigate through the process of establish-ing and developing independent groups or a church-wide ministry of small groups.


Don T Stop At The Lights

Author by : Claire Foster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Church House Publishing
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Description : Many churches are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints, but recycling and changing light bulbs are only the first steps. This handbook helps clergy and church leaders reduce their church's ecological footprint through every season of the Christian year, with ideas for how to include environmental themes in services and sermons.


Leading Major Change In Your Ministry

Author by : Dr. Jeff Iorg
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Description : Many ministries must undergo major change in order to fulfill their mission, and more importantly, to fulfill God’s mission, in today’s world. This book tells the story of the relocation of Gateway Seminary—as well as other stories of major change. In doing so, it lays out the principles and processes necessary to get the job done. The first section of Leading Major Change in Your Ministry outlines foundational concepts to leading major change. The second section explains a six-fold model for leading major change in churches and ministry organizations. The book includes illustrations throughout, not from hypothetical situations, but from real-life ministry challenges in both local churches and large organizations. While theories about leading major change are interesting, practical insight about how to do it—written by someone who has led multiple organizations through major change—is far more helpful. The stakes are high. Leadership decisions in ministries have eternal consequences. Almost every church or organization needs—or soon will need—to be led through major change. Leading Major Change in Your Ministry is your guide to successfully getting it done.


The Church

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Changing Face Of The Church

Author by : Russell Wimberly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Total Read : 75
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Remember The Future

Author by : Robert Schnase
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Description : Explore together how congregations can change to become more fruitful for the purposes of Christ. Remember the Future: Praying for the Church and Change prepares leaders of congregations and conferences for courageous new conversations with readings that draw us toward renewed vision, cultivate hope and keep us attentive to the mission of Christ. Read together as leadership teams, boards and covenant groups to understand more clearly the "why" of congregational ministry and the internal resistances and external challenges to the mission of the church. Endorsements: "While Bishop Schnase honors the past, he writes for the future. God keeps doing new things, and our Wesleyan ancestors knew well that new occasions require new responses. Remembering the Future envisions a future worthy of our past." Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Wesley Theological Seminary Author of Focus: The Real Challenges That Face The United Methodist Church "Discerning God's dream for us requires remembering who we are and where we come from. we need help staying connected with God's purpose while working. Here is help." Gil Rendle, Texas Methodist Foundation Senior Consultant Author of Journey in the Wilderness and Back to Zero. "Bishop Schnase helps us to embrace change with faith, vision, hope, and grace. I intend to make wide use of this book in my ministry with congregation leaders." Gregory V. Palmer Resident Bishop, Illinois Episcopal Area - The United Methodist Church Illinois Great Rivers Conference "The biggest issue facing local churches, annual conferences and the national church is whether we love Jesus enough to change. We must remember the changes our ancestors made and make similar changes to remain faithful in the future. Robert Schnase has given us significant help on that journey." Scott Jones, Resident Bishop, Kansas Episcopal Area - The United Methodist Church Kansas Conference Every cabinet, conference and congregation in your care will be encouraged, inspired and energized by using and experiencing the compelling truthfulness, faithfulness and integrity found in Robert Schnase's Remember the Future: Praying for the Church and Change. Bishop Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules and Three Simple Questions Excerpt From "Somewhere Out There", Reading 28 When United Methodists work toward starting congregations and strengthening congregations and leading congregations, these are not merely attempts at institutional survival. Learning to deepen our life in Christ through congregations and to extend the outreach of Christ through faith communities are not merely submitting to worldly, corporate models of growth and success. Forming congregations are a means by which we cooperate with the Holy Spirit in fulfilling the purposes of Christ. Through people changed by belonging to the body of Christ, God transforms the world. God uses congregations to fulfill the mission revealed to us in Christ; increasing the number of vital congregations deserves our best and highest insights, efforts, resources, and attention Somewhere out there, somewhere in Texas or California or New Jersey or Norway or Mozambique, somewhere in a town like yours or a neighborhood near you is a person who has no idea of the change that is coming his way or the grace that will transform her life, a person unknowingly prepared by the Spirit of God to receive the embrace of Christ that people will offer when they come alive with purpose and fulfill the mission of Christ. Somewhere out there is a person God plans to use you to reach. Somewhere out there is a person God will use to change your life as you reach them. Somewhere out there is a person for whom Christ died, and for whom your church was built, and for whom God has uniquely prepared you to reach. Who are the "somewhere out there" people you and your congregation are reaching? Has your congregation ever helped start a congregation? How do you, your church, and your conference work to strengthen the ministry of Christ through congregations? Who are you uniquely qualified and perfectly situated to touch with the grace and ministry of Christ whom no one else can possibly reach?


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.


Changing Churches

Author by : Charles Mynors
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : This book de-mystifies the whole process of carrying out works to churches. It explains what consents are needed; how they can be applied for; and on what basis applications are decided. The author explores many of the detailed issues that may arise in practice – whether the proposal is to move a shelf in the vestry or to embark on a major refurbishment of the whole church. Topics covered include heating, lighting, access for the less mobile, toilets, kitchens, security, storage, repairs and maintenance. The impact of change on the congregation is considered, as well as the particular problems that may arise where new facilities or new uses are introduced. This indispensable guide highlights issues to consider when contemplating changes and helps the reader to navigate the complex legal and practical processes involved in carrying out works to churches.


Make Or Break Your Church In 365 Days

Author by : Paul D. Borden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Total Read : 60
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Description : Clear plans for the daily tasks of effectively leading a congregation.


A Chance To Change

Author by : Betty Thompson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 65
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The Breakup Guide Female Editon

Author by : Decarlos Stewart
Languange : en
Publisher by : stewart publishing
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Description : Breaking up with a person is never an easy or fun thing to do. There is a lot of emotion that is associated with it and tends to lend itself to a great amount of stress for a person. Knowing when it is time to call it quits and how to go about this will be an important part of the breakup process. Many men and women are not skilled enough to know the things that need to be done when going through the process of a breakup. While it is not always possible to have your very own love expert there to walk you through the process. Having articles that you can refer to will be the next best thing for a person. Often just the slightest word of encouragement will be all that a person needs to get them through the tough times that will lie ahead of them. The Break Up Guide Can Help From the telling a person that things are over all the way to the point of the getting over the breakup there has to be a system that is in place that will allow them the chance to get through the tough times and allow them to see that you will get past the hurt feelings and that you have the power to be one of the strongest people around. Taking advice from people that have been there will make the entire process seem a lot more doable and will not allow a person the chance to lose their nerve to do the hard job of breaking up with a man or woman as well as give them the strength that they need to survive the fallout of the breakup. Let The Break Up Guide Help! Please Visit www.stewartbooklife.com


Leading In Times Of Change

Author by : Dale E. Galloway
Languange : en
Publisher by : Beacon Hill Press
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Description : Well-known church leaders that include John Maxwell, Elmer Towns, and Jim Garlow provide principles for guiding the church through various types of transition, whether that might be a staff change, a church relocation, or a change in worship styles.


Changing Roles Of Women Within The Christian Church In Canada

Author by : Elizabeth Gillan Muir
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Canadian religious history has been written with relatively little reference to the role of women. Throughout the years, the church itself has intensified this problem by restricting the options of women -- excluding them from the most valued roles and positions. In the past, Christian women were obliged to find alternative avenues for the expression of their faith and, as a result, their experience has been unusually rich and varied. This pioneering anthology traces the history of Canadian women in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant traditions from the early days through the 1960s. Seventeen Canadian scholars tell the stories of individuals who have worked in traditional and non-traditional roles, alone and as members of groups, both within and outside church structures. All of the articles present new or little-known material, relating the faith, determination, and inventiveness of women whose experience has so far been overlooked. The volume includes an introductory overview of women's church work as well as a comprehensive bibliography of papers and books published about women in the Christian church in Canada, both in English and French. The incorporation of feminist analysis and an emphasis on gender issues set this collection apart from all other studies of Canadian church history. A unique and valuable book, it not only fills a void in the chronicles of religion, it adds an important new dimension to Canadian history.


How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education If We Let It

Author by : Kenda Creasy Dean
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Since 1993, forty-nine theological seminaries have created opportunities for high school students to participate in on-campus High School Theology Programs (HSTPs) that invite them to engage in serious biblical and theological study. Many of the young people who take part in these programs go on to become pastoral or lay leaders in their churches. What has made these programs so successful — especially given the well-documented “crisis of faith” among young people today? In this book thirteen contributors — many of whom have created or led one of these innovative theology programs — investigate answers to this question. They examine the pedagogical practices the HSTPs have in common and explore how they are contributing to the leadership of the church. They then show how the lessons gleaned from these successful programs can help churches, denominations, and seminaries reimagine both theological education and youth ministry.


The Rural Church

Author by : Edward Wesley Hassinger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 39
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Church Reform And Leadership Of Change

Author by : Harald Askeland
Languange : en
Publisher by : ISD LLC
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Total Read : 43
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Description : Reforms and processes of change have become an increasingly pervasive characteristic of European Protestant churches in the last fifteen to twenty years. Driven by perceptions of crises, such as declining membership rates, dwindling finances, decreasing participation in church rituals, and less support of traditional church doctrine, but also changes of governance of religion more generally, many churches feel compelled to explore new forms of operations, activities, and organisational structures. What is the inner dynamic and nature of these processes? This book explores this question by applying perspectives from organisational studies and bringing them into dialogue with ecclesiological categories, seeking to provide a richer understanding of the field of processes of change in churches. Among the questions asked are: What are the implications - organisationally and ecclesiologically - of viewing reform as a church practice, and how does this relate to much more comprehensive wavesof public sector reforms? How is church leadership configured and exercised, how is democratic leadership related to the authority of ordained ministry, and how does leadership take on new forms in the context of churches? And how do churches incorporate organisational practices of planned change and renewal, such as social entrepreneurship?


Sketches In City Churches

Author by : John Ross Robertson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Church Change Or Decay

Author by : Michael R. Tucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 50
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