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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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March 1, 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

Defining the Executive Pastor Role

Defining the Executive Pastor Role
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What is an Executive Pastor (XP)? Are you wired to be an XP? How is an XP different than an Associate Pastor? Should XP's have a degree in pastoral ministry, business, or both? Does your church need an XP? What should a church look for in seeking to fill this often overlooked, undervalued, yet critical position? These and other questions are the focus of this short work on defining the Executive Pastor Role. Written with a brevity designed to allow you to read or skim quickly, you'll still find enough depth to provide meaningful direction and insight. Current and future XP's should read this book for definition. Potential XP's should read this book to clarify their calling. And church leaders considering hiring an XP should read this book before beginning their search. Forward by Mike Bonem, co-author of Leading From the Second Chair.
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March 31, 2015

Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders How Emotional Intelligence Can Help Transform Your Ministry

Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders How Emotional Intelligence Can Help Transform Your Ministry
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There are many things that make up a great leader. The ability to motivate, to see the big picture, to delegate. But perhaps just as important, if not more so, is the leader's emotional intelligence (EQ). How we feel impacts how we lead, and how those we lead feel about themselves when they're around us affects how well they follow our leadership. It follows then that if we want to be the most effective leaders, we must be emotionally mature.

In this practical book, church leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs shows church and ministry leaders how to assess, understand, and improve both their own EQ and that of their followers, so that they can inspire the very best in their churches and organizations.

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April 1, 2018

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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October 1, 2008

Effective Pastoring

Effective Pastoring
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A great deal of confusion exists today as to what pastors are to be, Lawrence writes. Are they chaplains, CEO's, preachers, managers, or counselors? Paul gave us the answer long ago: They are to be equippers, disciple-makers. Just as the great artist Michelangelo took a chipped and flawed piece of marble and transformed it into a masterful sculpture of David, so does a pastor with his flock. This is pastoring, writes Lawrence, serving as sculptors of souls.

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October 5, 1999