Pastoral Ministry

 

Pastoral Ministry

COMMUNITY MINDED CHURCH

COMMUNITY MINDED CHURCH
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Providing a cooked meal to the hungry, offering shelter on a cold night, and hosting activities for special needs children are just a few of the areas a church can reach out and make a difference within its community. However, it's not as simple as it sounds; intentionally molding your church s ministries to suit the needs of your community can be a difficult and daunting task.In The Community-Minded Church, Stan Toler provides effective tools to help your church shape its ministries and further its outreach. By profiling eight successful ministries from across the country, he highlights specific people groups and how their needs are being met by the churches in their communities. With solid biblical reasoning and experienced, practical guidance, Toler offers pastors and ministry leaders the examples, forms, and other informational pieces to reference as they expound and maximize their roles in their communities.
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February 15, 2009

COMPLETE HNBK OF FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY

COMPLETE HNBK OF FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
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Offering tried and tested methods rather than unproven theories, this comprehensive handbook gives pastors, administrators and church leaders the tools they need to reach out to families in the congregations and communities. Step by step, you'll learn the practical process of building a successful family ministry. An easy-to-read manual that helps you create a program custom-tailored to your church.
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February 8, 1995

Connected Church a Social Media Communication Strategy Guide for Churches Nonprofits & Individuals in Ministry

Connected Church a Social Media Communication Strategy Guide for Churches Nonprofits & Individuals in Ministry
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We are in a new era of communication. The internet and social media have changed the way we connect and communicate with each other. As the body of Christ, it is important that we understand these changes, so that we can effectively serve others. Whether you are an established organisation or an individual starting your ministry, this book will help you understand these global, technology-enabled changes and how they impact churches, nonprofits and individuals in ministry. The four-part communication model and the six-step framework presented in this book will help you successfully implement a social media and digital ministry program, laying a strong foundation for the future of your ministry. Section I - Why the Church should use Social Media: In the first section, the book talks about the importance of using digital, online and social communication medium. The book explores the evolution of a new type of audience - the connected audience and helps the reader learn the biblical basis of social media marketing and its relevance to the Great Commission. Section II - The Communication Model: In the second section, the book introduces the four-part communication model. The author lays out a broader vision of a smooth, seamless communication within the Church, as one body using social media and technology. Section III - The Framework for Implementing the Communication Model: In the third section, the book moves from visioning mode to action mode. The author presents a six-step framework as a practical means to implement the communication model in your ministry. This is a hands-on implementation section that examines management strategies, marketing strategies and operational details. Section IV - Future Trends that will Impact the Church: In the fourth and final section, the book returns to a visioning mode as the author identifies key future trends and discusses ways in which churches, nonprofits and ministries can prepare themselves for the future. Foreword is written by Mark W. Schaefer - Social media keynote speaker, college educator, consultant, and best-selling author of six marketing books including Known, The Content Code, Social Media Explained and The Tao of Twitter. Introduction is written by Rev. Sam P. Chelladurai - Senior Pastor of AFT Church. He is one of the most prominent and respected Bible teachers in India.
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February 7, 2017

Contemplative Pastor Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction

Contemplative Pastor Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction
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Any pastor who needs and wants to get back to basics will do well to absorb this book. Eugene Peterson, well known as "a pastor's pastor," here speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busyness of preaching, teaching, and "running the church."

In The Contemplative Pastor Peterson highlights the often-overlooked essentials of ministry, first by redefining the meaning of pastor through three strengthening adjectives: unbusy, subversive, andapocalyptic. The main part of the book focuses on pastoral ministry and spiritual direction "between Sundays" these chapters begin with poetic reflections on the Beatitudes and then discuss such themes as curing souls, praying with eyes open, the language of prayer, the ministry of small talk, and sabbatical--all with engaging, illustrative anecdotes from Peterson's own experience.

The book ends with several meaning-full poems that pivot on the incarnation, the doctrine closest to pastoral work. Entitled "The Word Made Fresh," this concluding section is a felicitous finale to Peterson's discerning, down-to-earth reflections on the art of pastoring.

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October 22, 1993

CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH

CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
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In this book Ralph Wood calls for churches to offer a sustained an unapologetically Christian witness to a postmodern world. Wood carefully chronicles how the church is watching the complete destruction of post-Christian institutions and practices that once shaped human character toward fulfillment in goods larger than humanity's own self-interest - the chief of these being the worship and service of God. Wood contends that Christian existence can never be taken for granted, and so the church itself must seek to create a Christian culture that offers the world a drastic alternative to its own cultureless existence.

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9780918954862
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March 26, 2003

COURAGE TO BE PROTESTANT TRUTH LOVERS & OP!!

COURAGE TO BE PROTESTANT TRUTH LOVERS & OP!!
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"It takes no courage to sign up as a Protestant." These words begin this bold new work -- the culmination of David Wells's long-standing critique of the evangelical landscape. But to live as a true Protestant -- well, that's another matter.

This book is a jeremiad against "new" versions of evangelicalism -- marketers and emergents -- and a summons to return to the historic faith, defined by the Reformation solas (grace, faith, and Scripture alone) and by a high regard for doctrine.

Wells argues that historic, classical evangelicalism is marked by doctrinal seriousness, as opposed to the new movements of the marketing church and the emergent church. He energetically confronts the marketing communities and their tendency to try to win parishioners as consumers rather than worshipers, advertising the most palatable environment rather than trusting the truth to be attractive. He takes particular issue with the most popular evangelical movement in recent years -- the emergent church. Emergents, he says, are postmodern and postconservative and postfoundational, embracing a less absolute understanding of the authority of Scripture than traditionally held.

The Courage to Be Protestant is a forceful argument for the courage to be faithful to what Christianity in its biblical forms has always stood for, thereby securing hope for the church's future.

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April 1, 2008

Culture Catalyst Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization

Culture Catalyst Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization
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Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization
"Culture--not vision or strategy--is the most powerful factor in any organization. It determines the receptivity of staff and volunteers to new ideas, unleashes or dampens creativity, builds or erodes enthusiasm, and creates a sense of pride or deep discouragement about working or being involved there. Ultimately, the culture of an organization--particularly in churches and nonprofit organizations, but also in any organization--shapes individual morale, teamwork, effectiveness, and outcomes." -from Chapter One

Often, organizational leaders confuse culture with vision and strategy, but they are very different. Vision and strategy usually focus on products, services, and outcomes, but culture is about the people--an organization's most valuable asset. Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization offers a practical resource for discovering the deficits in an existing organization's culture, and includes the steps needed to assess, correct, and change culture from lackluster to vibrant and inspirational, so that it truly meets the needs of the organization.

Prominent leadership consultant Sam Chand describes the five easily identifiable categories of organizational culture (Inspiring, Accepting, Stagnant, Discouraging, and Toxic), and includes diagnostic methods that leaders can use to identify the particular strengths and needs of their organization's culture. To help in this process, there is also a separate, free, online assessment tool (www.samchandculturesurvey.com).

Once an organization's culture is clearly identified, leaders can put in place a strategy for applying the seven keys of CULTURE (Control, Understanding, Leadership, Trust, Unafraid, Responsive, and Execution) that will make their culture one that stimulates people to be and do their very best and ultimately reach their highest goals.

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March 6, 2018

Dangerous Calling Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

Dangerous Calling Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
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A book every person in ministry should read. --Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture.

Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy--an environment that actively undermines the well-being and effectiveness of our church leaders and thus the entire church body.

Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.

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January 31, 2015

DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS OP!!!

DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS OP!!!
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POINTS OF INTEREST- Not a method book but a philosophical approach attempting to understand the difficulties and possibilities facing the church today.- Appropriate for pastors, church staff members, and lay church leaders seeking relevancy in the muddy waters of postmodernity.
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June 1, 2004

DEAR PASTOR

DEAR PASTOR
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Discover wise counsel, advice, and profound truths in 45 short, accessible letters from respected church leaders including well-known pastors, new pastors, and recent seminary graduates. Includes letters from Erwin McManus, Jill Briscoe, Randy Frazee, Haddon Robinson, Gene Apel, and Bob Russell. A great book for someone who has just graduated from seminary or who is preparing for Christian ministry.
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January 1, 2007