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CHURCH YOUVE ALWAYS WANTED

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Safe pasture. It sounds so inviting--and it is, for ordinary Christians and church leaders alike. If you're a pastor, safe pasture is what your sheep long for more than anything. And if you're a Christian whose church involvements and experiences have left you feeling curiously empty, you know how gladly you'd trade it all for a place where the grass really is greener ...where relationships with fellow believers are deep and restorative ...where worship flows not from techniques, but from hearts communing with God ...where the gospel's promises aren't carrots on a stick, but experienced realities ...where Jesus, the Great Shepherd, shows up in transformative ways that the corporation-CEO approach to church just can't produce. Sound too good to hope for? Glenn Wagner has wonderful news: Safe pasture isn't just your desire--it's God's. It is, and has always been, his vision for the church. Somewhere in our obsession with the big and impressive, with results-driven infrastructures and top-to-bottom ministries, we seem to have lost sight of this. But God wants to help us reclaim the kind of church where sheep aren't merely produced, but thrive in every way. effectively--you've already been there and done that. Rather, this profound book will reorient your whole concept of church: the things that really matter and the things that really build hearts and lives. In part one, you'll go in search of safe pasture and examine what church really is. In part two, you'll take a long look at what happens in safe pasture, where people exhausted by the religious fast lane find rest, where grace and growth replace sin-management, and where God's presence energizes true, rich Christian community. In part three, you'll gain insights for the central, burning question: How can we create safe pasture? Filled with true-life illustrations and ringing with passion, this book is destined to become a spiritual polestar for pastors, leaders, and everyone with a heart for God's church. Cutting through conventional wisdom and traditional assumptions, it points the way home to the church all of us so deeply desire.
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May 1, 2002

CITY SIGNALS PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES FOR OP!!!

CITY SIGNALS PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES FOR OP!!!
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Whether you work with the urban poor or the urban powerful; volunteer in a ghetto; work as CEO of a business; live in the "hood"; or focus your ministry on a few people, a neighborhood, or a city to transform the social structure of society--this study will give you new ideas and tools to pursue your calling.
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July 1, 2008

CLAIMING THE CENTER CHURCHES & CONFLICTI

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Mainline Protestant churches have been seriously impacted by the conflict in belief systems embodied in the opposing worldviews of conservatives and liberals. In this book, Jack Rogers contends that for mainline churches to remain relevant in today's world, they must make an active effort to claim the center--an authentic and balanced Christian worldview.

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July 1, 2004

CLEAR VISION

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Learn to lead with passion, energy, and unity. Successfully apply the principles of this book and lead a church that is more focused, intentional, and clear about what you are doing. Two parts: -How to develop a clear focus for the ministry of your church -Principles for enacting that mission (Out of Print)
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CLERGY MOMS

CLERGY MOMS
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Walking the tightrope of home and parish life for clergy parents is notoriously difficult in all the mainline Protestant denominations, but most books on ordination and vocation ignore the question of family life. The ordination of women, the prevalence of two-career marriages, the increasing need to care for aging family members, and the recognition of non-traditional families have shed new light on clergy family dynamics within the family and the church.

This book uses accounts of experiences gathered through interviews and surveys of clergy and their family members, primarily in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Its ultimate goal is to develop a holistic theology of vocation that has implications for the church, the clergy, and all families and nourishes and protects faith and family life.

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August 1, 2008

Coach Model for Christian Leaders Powerful Leadership Skills for Solving Problems Reaching Goals & Developing Others

Coach Model for Christian Leaders Powerful Leadership Skills for Solving Problems Reaching Goals & Developing Others
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Do you have the leadership skills you need to solve problems, reach goals, and develop others? The COACH Model(R) is a radically different approach to leading people. Rather than provide answers, leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others. Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals, and develop leadership skills in the process. Whether you are working with employees, teenagers, or a colleague living in another city, you'll find powerful tools and techniques you need to increase your leadership effectiveness. The COACH Model for Christian Leaders is packed with stories and illustrations that bring the principles and practice to life. Based on first-hand experience and taught around the world, this book will transform your conversations into powerful learning and results.
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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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January 1, 1900

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

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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 1, 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, "and"apocalyptic." 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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January 1, 1900