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Mentor Like Jesus

Mentor Like Jesus
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Mentoring Church How Pastors & Congregations Cultivate Leaders

Mentoring Church How Pastors & Congregations Cultivate Leaders
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Ministry Book of the Year--The Gospel Coalition 2017 Book Awards

The critical missing element in Christian mentoring today: the congregation

Bringing up future leaders isn't just the job of the pastor but of the whole congregation. This is an urgently needed book in churches today.
--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Young, emerging leaders of the church, many of whom have gone through leadership training and traditional mentorship programs, still too often find themselves unprepared for the realities of ministry. Many leave the ministry altogether, overwhelmed.

Phil Newton reveals a critical gap: single-source mentorship is incomplete. Mentoring must involve the congregation, not just senior pastors, in order to bring forth mature, resilient leaders prepared for all that ministry entails.

The solid, practical solutions in The Mentoring Church offer churches of any size both the vision for mentoring future leaders and a workable template to follow. With insightful consideration of theological, historical, and contemporary training models for pastor/church partnerships, Newton is a reliable guide to developing a church culture that equips fully prepared leaders.

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SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT & HOLY LIFE

SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT & HOLY LIFE
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Originally published in 1728 at the beginning of the Enlightenment when rational criticism of religious belief was at its peak, William Law's work succeeded in inspiring the most cynical men of the age with its arguments in favor of a spiritual life. Proclaiming that God does not merely forgive our disobedience, but directly calls us to obedience and to a life completely centered in him, Law declares, "If you will here stop and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but because you never thoroughly intended it."

Law's prose is packed with vivid imagery and illustrative anecdotes that both reveal what it means to lead a Christian life and unmask the perversion of Christian tenets by secular and spiritual establishments. This challenge of conventional piety and emphasis on Christian perfection directly influenced literary critic Samuel Johnson and historian Edward Gibbon, as well as Cardinal John Henry Newman. John Wesley called Law's work one of three books that accounted for his first "explicit resolve to be all devoted to God." Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Henry Venn, William Wilberforce, and Thomas Scott each described reading the book as a major turning point in his life.

William Law (1686-1761) was educated at Cambridge, took a teaching position there, and was also ordained in the Church of England. He lost his access to university venues and the parish ministry when he was unable to swear allegiance to the Hanoverian dynasty that replaced the Stuarts as the rulers of Great Britain. Although forbidden the use of pulpit and lecture hall, he preached through his books, including Christian Perfection, The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration, Spirit of Prayer, and Spirit of Love.



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Transformational Discipleship How People Really Grow

Transformational Discipleship How People Really Grow
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A Christian's desire to grow in faith is beautiful and biblical, best illustrated in Jeremiah 17 where Scripture describes "The man who trusts in the LORD" as being "like a tree planted by water . . . It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit."

But how do people really grow? Transformational Discipleship describes the process that brings to life that kind of person described in the Bible. There's no magic formula or mantra to recite here, but rather a substantive measure of research with churches and individuals who have wholeheartedly answered the call of Jesus to make disciples.

A compilation of their wisdom and stories, it surely guides church leaders and members to practice the intentional efforts needed to foster an entire culture in which people grow in Christian faith.

And they will grow, not because of human research, but by the power of the Word and of the Holy Spirit working through the church--the same way disciples have always been made. When the people of God engage in the mission of God through the Spirit of God, lives are transformed.

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CHRISTIAN COACHING 2ND ED

CHRISTIAN COACHING 2ND ED
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Do you long to make a difference in the lives of others?
Every day, companies, churches, families, and individuals turn to coaches for help in navigating life's transitions. A widely used and respected resource for leaders, pastors, and counselors, Christian Coaching will equip you with the tools to help people overcome obstacles and turn their potential into reality.

Now updated and expanded, this groundbreaking guide presents a unique biblically based coaching model, designed to help you:
  • Develop and refine your active listening skills
  • Connect with people on a meaningful level
  • Clarify a vision and defining steps to put it into practice
  • Guide someone through obstacles and life transitions
  • Coach people in a variety of career, marriage, family, and church situations
  • Empower people to establish healthy boundaries with friends, family, and work
  • And much more
  • Now with interactive forms and questionnaires for you and your clients, this comprehensive guide may be the most helpful and entertaining book on coaching you'll read.

    "Dr. Gary Collins takes all the vital elements of coaching and brings them together into one valuable resource. This book is essential for anyone--not just Christians--who wants to make a difference in the lives of others." --Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus




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    FOLLOWING THE MASTER

    FOLLOWING THE MASTER
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    In the aftermath of the waves of discipleship programs that have swept over the church in the last 30 years, clergy, and laypersons alike are more confused than ever about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. What should a disciple of Jesus look and act like today? What is the relationship between discipleship and salvation, between discipleship and sanctification, between discipleship and ministry? How were disciples of Jesus different from other disciples in the ancient world? How did the early church carry out Jesus' agenda in making disciples of all the nations? In Following the Master, Michael J. Wilkins addresses these and many other questions that perplex the church today- not by offering another discipleship program or manual but by presenting a comprehensive biblical theology of discipleship. Following the Master compares other forms of master-disciple relationships in existence in the ancient Judaism and Greco-Roman world, traces Jesus' steps as he called and developed disciples, and Mediterranean world as it followed Jesus' command to make disciples. Following the Master lays the groundwork necessary for developing biblical discipleship ministries in the church, on the mission field, and in parachurch ministries. It is essential reading for all pastors, students, and Christian workers.

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    April 1, 1992