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Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

by Jim Grassi

There is nothing more fundamental to the Christian faith and to building godly men than discipleship. In today’s vernacular, discipleship would best be described as “Spiritual Mentoring.” Why are discipleship and mentoring so important? How does discipleship connect to men and the struggles they face today? Authentic discipleship is about developi… Read more…

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Shepherding the Church Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing Culture

Shepherding the Church Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing Culture

by Joseph M. Stowell

Times are changing. The Truth never will. It's tough to be a pastor today. Christians who stand up for what God has said are disregarded and labeled right-wing extremists. Political correctness and tolerance of anything but godly character is the norm. So how do ministers lead God's people in this pagan culture? How do they shepherd the floc… Read more…

On Being a Leader for God

On Being a Leader for God

by Warren W. Wiersbe

Books on leadership in various aspects of life and work abound. But are the principles upon which these books are grounded biblical? Do they describe the best way for Christians to lead, knowing that they function as ambassadors for Christ as they facilitate meetings, lead people, and manage projects?On Being a Leader for God covers numerous topics that are … Read more…

Who Runs the Church?
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Who Runs the Church?

by Steven B. Cowan, Jonathan Petersen, Jonathan Petersen, Jonathan Peterson and Jonathan Peterson

Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way th… Read more…

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

by J. Mack Stiles

<p>Christians often struggle to know where to start when it comes to telling others about God, Jesus, sin, and salvation. In this short book, J. Mack Stiles challenges us to view evangelism as something we do&nbsp;<em>together</em>&nbsp;instead of something we do&nbsp;<em>alone</em>, helping churches cultivate a cult… Read more…

Healing Your Church Hurt

Healing Your Church Hurt

by Stephen Mansfield and George Barna

If you’ve been part of a church, you have probably suffered a “church hurt”—or know someone who has. Maybe the pastor had an affair or the congregation fought over money or the leaders were disguising gossip as “prayer.” Stephen Mansfield knows how it feels. Though he is now a New York Times bestselling author, he was a pastor for more than 20 ye… Read more…

Growing A Healthy Church

Growing A Healthy Church

by Dann L Spader, Gary Mayes and Dann Spader

"Sheep swapping", "shuffling of the saints"- Whatever you call it, many churches are growing only because Christians transfer from one church to another. What's more, many churches aren't growing at all. The problem, according to authors, Dann Spader and Gary Mayes, is that too many church calendars are filled with outdated, m… Read more…

Healing in the Bible Theological Insight for Christian Ministry

Healing in the Bible Theological Insight for Christian Ministry

by Frederick J. Gaiser

In the midst of an ongoing debate about health care, what does the Bible say about healing? Here a respected scholar reads biblical texts on health and healing with care and imagination, engaging the reader in lively conversations with the text and with questions of contemporary theological and pastoral concern. Gaiser offers close readings of fifteen key Ol… Read more…

They Like Jesus but Not the Church
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They Like Jesus but Not the Church

by Dan Kimball, Patrick Lawlor and Patrick Lawlor

Many people today, especially among emerging generations, don’t resonate with the church and organized Christianity. Some are leaving the church and others were never part of the church in the first place. Sometimes it’s because of misperceptions about the church. Yet often they are still spiritually open and fascinated with Jesus. This is a ministry res… Read more…

Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World

Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World

by Gene Edward VeithJr.

<p>Our world is alive with fascinating new ideas, discoveries, and technologies. But for Christians this can also present problems-especially when the values of postmodernism and secular university life conflict with basic Christian principles. What should Christians do when their beliefs come under attack in the classroom or the public square?</p&g… Read more…

Truth That Sticks

Truth That Sticks

by Avery Willis and Mark Snowden

Today in America, half of the people won’t or don’t read that much. Begin creatively transforming the lives of this generation by using first-century methods of teaching—storytelling, drama, and dialog. The “TruthSticks” strategy is a revolutionary approach using the DNA of the first century disciplemaking that will Use Bible Storying to effectivel… Read more…

A Fragile Stone The Emotional Life of Simon Peter

A Fragile Stone The Emotional Life of Simon Peter

by Brennan Manning and Michael Card

Winner of a Chicago Book Clinic 2004 Design Award! A Fragile Stone explores the dynamic life of the apostle Peter, revisiting well-known passages and revealing unexpected insights. Author Michael Card sketches out Peter's life, showing how the impetuous fisherman of the Gospels was transformed into the pivotal leader of the early church. 'Th… Read more…


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