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AFTER MCDONALDIZATION OP!!

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In "The McDonaldization of the Church," John Drane critiqued church trends toward "fast food" spirituality while offering suggestions for change. In his long-awaited sequel, "After McDonaldization," Drane addresses key questions for Western Christianity in a global context. He argues that increasing numbers of people are turning to "spirituality" even while church attendance has continued to decline in the US and Europe, and that the continuing impact of globalization and consumerism has been joined by a post-9/11 culture of fear and a search for truth. In light of these developments, Drane presents a case for a more practical theology, a reinvigorated style of ministry, and a restatement of classic Christian beliefs for the twenty-first century. This accessible book will appeal to church and culture readers, pastors, and those interested in the emerging church.
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September 1, 2008

AGENDA FOR CHANGE: A GLOBAL CALL FOR SPIRITUAL AND GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION

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This is a compelling tract for our times (manifesto) addressed to evangelicals around the English-speaking world from the general director of the Evangelical Alliance. This umbrella group represents evangelical Christians in the United Kingdom and is part of the larger World Evangelical Alliance of 128 national and seven regional alliances including the National Association of Evangelicals in the USA. Written in an accessible style this short and readable manifesto issues a prophetic call to help set the agenda for evangelicals to: *Present Christ credibly the 21st century *Rehabilitate term 'evangelical' as good news *Engage in spiritual and social transformation The book includes discussion questions to enable classes, groups, and teams to read and discuss the contents of the book. As the church faces challenges and opportunities, this book can serve as a catalyst to move the evangelical church forward to make a difference in the world by fostering spiritual and social transformation.
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9780310284000
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March 31, 2008

AGING & MINISTRY IN THE 21ST C

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August 1, 2008

Anchored Leading Through the Storms

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Anchored encourages ministry leaders to lead with integrity in the midst of difficult life storms. Sharing personal examples, ministry leader and pastor's wife Cynthia Cavanaugh equips believers with the biblical and leadership principles necessary to maintain influence and to courageously remain anchored to the Rock--Jesus Christ. So when those storms come, and they will, you'll know how to deal with that deep question: how can I lead in the midst of this storm and keep my witness in tact?
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March 19, 2018

Apostolic Church Planting

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Church planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians. In the book of Acts, church plants begin with sharing the gospel. Planting churches flows naturally out of making disciples. Pastor J. D. Payne explains the process and stages of church planting, with biblical foundations and practical steps for planting teams. He provides a pathway for the multiplication of disciples, leaders and churches. Here are church planting strategies and activities that are simple, highly reproducible and can be implemented by ordinary team members, not just by charismatic leaders. This guide can be used for planting in contexts among any given people group, domestically or internationally. It is an ideal resource for teams to work through together as they follow God's call in their community.
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October 22, 2015

ART OF PASTORING REV ED MINISTRY WITHOUT

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Named one of the Top Ten Books of 1994 by the Academy of Parish Clergy! Hundreds of books, tapes, workshops and seminars promise to answer these impossible questions. Some offer a set of practical guidelines; others suggest a system or pattern to follow. Some stress various ministry functions; others feature case studies as models of success or failure. Some are helpful. Others are not. But in The Art of Pastoring, David Hansen turns pastoral self-help programs on their heads. He tackles the perennial questions from within his own experience. From the Inside Out Hansen's fresh, bold narrative grows from nearly a decade of ministry. He draws you into his life and into the lives of Florence-Victor Parish in the mountains of Montana, including unforgettable encounters with unforgettable people--a stubborn pioneer woman who still chops her own firewood though she's blind and 90 years old, a championship rodeo cowboy who was baptized in his boots, and many more. Hansen's goal is to help you discover "that pastoral ministry is a life, not a technology . . . [that] life as a pastor is far more than the sum of the tasks I carry out. It is a call from God that involves my whole life." From Calling to Living Parable Every pastor has encountered those who struggle to hear God's voice in a hospital room, who reach for Jesus in the sacraments. No systematic answers can meet their deep, eternal needs. What can touch them, Hansen contends, is a life itself, a life lived as a parable of Jesus. "As a parable of Jesus Christ," Hansen writes, "I deliver something to the parishioner that I am not, and in the process I deliver the parishioner into the hands of God." It is this knack for getting to the heart of things that makes The Art of Pastoring valuable for pastors in any setting--rural, suburban or urban. Parachurch workers, missionaries, church leaders and ministry volunteers will also find inspiration here. In this significantly revised new edition, Hansen includes new insights into his view of pastorate as parable and adds a new postlude in which he comes clean on his "constant attempts to leave the ministry."
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September 24, 2012

ASSAULTING THE GATES

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Learn the "Big Picture" approach that will aim your congregation at the mission field in your back yard, or around the world.

Many churches want to make the transition from an inward to an outward focus, from catering to the needs of members to reaching out into the world to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Too often they try to accomplish this radical change by taking half steps and partial measures, initiating a new program here or adding a new staff members there.

Yet this kind of change requires more. To succeed in changing its core focus this way, a congregation must learn strategic thinking; it must commit itself to seeing the big picture, and to taking the steps necessary to paint that picture afresh. Everyone, including pastors, lay leaders, key teams and groups, and the congregation as a whole must be involved in a process of transformation. Paul D. Borden, author of Hit the Bullseye and Direct Hit, knows that this transformation will not be easy. But if the target is bringing more people into saving relationship with Jesus Christ, what could be more worthwhile?

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November 1, 2009

AUTISM & YOUR CHURCH NURTURING THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF PE

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This new edition of an indispensable handbook provides a wealth of practical tips, including a new chapter on behavior management and an updated discussion of what "Autism Spectrum Disorder" means.

It will enable your church to

appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God's image

discover ten strategies for including people with ASD

develop an action plan for ongoing ministry

Reproducible resources include:

Sample Interview Questionnaire for Children's Ministry

Sample Interview Questionnaire for Adult Ministry

Sample Observation Form

Sample Parent Permission Form

Sample Adult Permission Form

Sample Job Description for Coordinator of Ministry to Children and Adults with Special Needs

Sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan (ISFP)

and more!

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9781592555727
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July 14, 2011

Autopsy of a Deceased Church 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

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No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it's not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.

Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ's Kingdom!

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May 1, 2014

BASICS FOR BELIEVERS OP!

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"The Stephen Olford Essential Sermon Outlines is a new concept in preaching anthologies. Superior messages are distilled into "essential sermons." A brief introduction, short exposition of the text, and conclusion are accompanied by illustrations and amplifications. Each element is marked so messages can be adapted to any occasion and style of preaching or teaching. Pastors, evangelists, and Bible study leaders will find this volume a fresh resource for sermon preparation. The series is divided into sections of topical, textual, and seasonal collections.
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September 20, 2003

BAXTER MODEL GUIDELINES FOR PASTORING TO

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Using the model of Richard Baxter, who was a pastor and vicor in the 1600s, and who wrote The Reformed Pastor, first published in 1656, Baxter's methods and relevancy today are discussed.
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December 1, 1993

BE NOT ANXIOUS

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As Allan Cole knows firsthand, both personally and pastorally, Christians are not immune from anxiety, and many believers go to their church leaders for support and solace. This helpful book draws on narrative approaches to theology and counseling to suggest how pastoral caregivers may effectively minister to anxious persons.Be Not Anxious provides pastors and other caregivers with a basic understanding of anxiety, including how to identify those suffering from it and how to get at what is making them anxious. Cole focuses both on cognitive-based methods and on common faith practices -- church membership, frequent worship, prayer, Bible reading, service, and confession -- showing how these may provide relief from anxiety. By addressing the roles of both psychiatry and ministry as co-liberators from anxiety, he leads the pastor and the faith community in helping disquieted souls to find rest.

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9780802863102
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November 1, 2008