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DISCIPLINE WITH CARE OP!

DISCIPLINE WITH CARE OP!
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Biblical principles and guidelines on how to bring caring correction in the church when needed
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EXCELLENT PROTESTANT CONGREGATIONS

EXCELLENT PROTESTANT CONGREGATIONS
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While many individuals might seek out an assortment of spiritual practices and approaches, the local congregation still remains the place where most Christians turn for religious education, nurture, ritual, and a sense of community. Yet many congregations struggle to respond to the spiritual needs of new faces in their pews. In Excellent Protestant Congregations, respected religion journalist Paul Wilkes profiles nine dynamic, geographically and denominationally diverse congregations that have the ability to create a vibrant community of worship. The result is a book that provides real-world insights that are both inspiring and applicable in a local congregation.

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April 1, 2001

FAITHFUL CHURCH MEMBER

FAITHFUL CHURCH MEMBER
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A short, but helpful study of both the responsibilities and privileges of church membership. This is especially necessary today with the prevailing casualness that exists in relation to the membership of a local church. A clear reminder for those already part of a church and a challenge for any prospective members regarding commitment to the head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. For an annual fee, you can be a member of your community recreational center, where you have access to its exercise equipment and swimming pool. If you choose never to visit the building, it's no problem. You can sit at home and eat ice cream all day and never get your membership revoked. So long as you pay your dues, you are a member. It is not surprising that membership in a local church has also become non-demanding. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:10-16 that membership in the church is all about Christ. Attention is focused on five areas of marks: Christ's Word, His person, His people, His cause, and His image. Examination is made as to what it means to be a faithful member of the body of Christ in each of these areas in the (1) personal, (2) public, and (3) practical dimensions of our lives. Thus, fifteen characteristics of a faithful church member are made. Each section is followed by a series of Bible Study questions to enable the reader to take part actively in the text.
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January 1, 1900

FUTURE FOR THE LATINO CHURCH MODELS FOR

FUTURE FOR THE LATINO CHURCH MODELS FOR
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Many assume that Hispanic ministry in North America still necessarily focuses on Spanish-language congregations. But over 60 percent of all American Latinos were born in the United States and are now English dominant. Daniel Rodriguez argues that effective Latino ministry and church planting are now centered in second-generation, English-dominant leadership and congregations. Based on his observation of dozens of cutting-edge Latino churches across the country, Rodriguez reports on how innovative congregations are ministering creatively to the next generations of Latinos. In-depth case studies reveal how gifted leaders are reaching beyond their own demographics to have lasting impact on their wider communities. The future of the Latino church is multilingual, multigenerational and multiethnic. Those who live in the hyphen between Latino and American can become all things to all Latinos, sharing the gospel in ways that language is no barrier.

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January 1, 1900

GREETING 101

GREETING 101
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Buddy Bell educates readers in the fine art of greeting visitors who walk through the doors of America's churches. Bell sees greeting as a true ministry, and provides scores of practical hints on how to be Christ's ambassadors at the door.
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January 1, 1900

GROWING SPIRITUAL REDWOODS OP!!!

GROWING SPIRITUAL REDWOODS OP!!!
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Growing Spiritual Redwoods is an effort to help church leaders answer the kinds of questions that confront congregations and Christians in this era of rapid and uncertain change in the church. These questions include: Are you committed to Jesus Christ, or to a particular doctrine, denomination, or church? Do you speak of faith as an experience of Christ, or as a heritage that you protect? Do you believe that ministry is to make disciples or members?

William Easum and Thomas Bandy believe that deep spiritual vitality and an openness to the new thing that God is doing will characterize the "spiritual redwoods" that emerge from this time of change. Congregations to whom this term can be applied do not spring spontaneously into existence, nor are they built in a mechanical, by-the-numbers fashion. Instead, they are grown, and providing the environment that will grow these vigorous centers of witness and mission is the crucial task of church leadership in our time.

Some of the components of this task include: cultivating the passion for the transforming experience of Jesus in individuals and in church communities; enabling worship that feeds new life in multiple ways and which is indigenous to the forest from which spiritual redwoods grow; nurturing organisms designed to release mission, make disciples, deepen faith, and proclaim God.

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January 1, 1900

IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEPLE

IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEPLE
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In a world of big, bigger, and biggest it can be difficult for pastors of small churches to keep from getting discouraged. In the Shadow of the Steeple offers pastors encouragement and hope, reminding them of their ultimate purpose - to share Christ's love with the world. Gene Williams gives practical advice and uplifting insight for smaller church pastors, reminding them of the unique opportunities and advantages they have to reach the people who would never feel comfortable in a mega-church.'It is out of an understanding heart and long experience that [Gene Williams] writes In the Shadow of the Steeple. This is a book that is much needed. ...It will be greatly appreciated by all of those who, having spent their days encouraging others, need to sit down at the end of the day and derive a little encouragement for themselves. This book will do it.'-Dr. Stuart Briscoe, Minister and Author'Finally...a serious book that R-E-A-L-L-Y affirms the smaller church pastor while also affirming the validity of mega-churches as being real churches too. This book merits national praise and is required reading for both smaller churches and mega-church pastors. Every pastor knows other pastors who need this book now.-John Vaughan, Founder and PresidentChurch Growth Today
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August 1, 2005

Incarnational Ministry Being with the Church

Incarnational Ministry Being with the Church
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With may be the most important word in the Christian faith.

In the Trinity, as Samuel Wells points out, we see the eternal persons of the Godhead being with each other. In the Gospels we see Jesus being with the people he encounters, mediating God's grace to them with his own incarnational presence. Those in ministry are likewise called to the task of being with--with God, with the church, and with the created world and those who dwell in it.

In Incarnational Ministry Wells elaborates on the concept of being with in eight dimensions: presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment, and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections will challenge readers to deeper discipleship and more vital ministry as they explore what it means to be with the troubled, the hurt, the afflicted, the challenged, the dying--and all who are embraced by the church's incarnational ministry.

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August 1, 2017

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities a Guide for Service Providers Families & Congregations

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities a Guide for Service Providers Families & Congregations
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A congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with developmental and other disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to fully participate in the life of their faith community. Thatâ (TM)s why families and service providers need to read this groundbreaking guidebook--and share a copy with congregations that want to become places of welcome and belonging for people with disabilities.

Bringing his practical ideas to life with anecdotes, quotes, and examples of successful strategies, Erik Carter helps readers

  • reflect on how welcoming their congregation is--and could be--for people with disabilities and their families
  • articulate and pursue a bold vision of inclusion throughout their congregation, community, city, or state
  • take steps to break down attitudinal, architectural, programmatic, and other barriers to inclusion
  • design appropriate, inclusive religious education programs for children, youth, and adults

  • learn how service providers can actively support the spiritual preferences, strengths, and needs of people with disabilities
  • To make inclusion work in any faith community, this how-to book gives readers workable strategies and photocopiable forms for identifying â oeindicators of welcome, ⠝ encouraging community outreach, and gathering important information about the support needs of people with disabilities and their families.

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    Its Just a Phase So Dont Miss It

    Its Just a Phase So Dont Miss It
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