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When Your Church Feels Stuck: 7 Unavoidable Questions Every Leader Must Answer

When Your Church Feels Stuck: 7 Unavoidable Questions Every Leader Must Answer

by Chris Sonksen

Every pastor wants their church to grow, but the reality is that most churches are stagnant or shrinking, leaving most pastors frustrated, weary, and discouraged. They continue to search for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites, but they don't find them. They don't realize that the answers that can actually make a difference in their min… Read more…

ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church

ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church

by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch

ReJesus asks the following questions:• What ongoing role does Jesus the Messiah play in shaping the ethos and self understanding of the movement that originated in him?• How is the Christian religion informed and shaped by the Jesus that we meet in the Gospels?• How do we assess the continuity required between the life and example of Jesus and… Read more…

Most Excellent Way to Lead

Most Excellent Way to Lead

by Perry Noble

Speakers often use the words vision, boldness, and influence to describe the characteristics of effective leaders. Perry Noble, in The Most Excellent Way to Lead, makes the case that the heart of great leadership lies elsewhere. Perry, despite “winning” the label “least likely to succeed” in high school, beat the odds against him. Today, he inspires … Read more…

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love (Foreword by Mark Dever): Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love (Foreword by Mark Dever): Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

When the world speaks of "love," it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline-if they have not done away with such structures entirely. "Yet God's love and God's gospel are different than what the world expects," writes Jonathan Leeman. They're cen… Read more…

Becoming a Young Man of God

Becoming a Young Man of God

by Ken Rawson

From the time they’re born, boys are given a “code” to live by: don’t cry, don’t play with dolls, don’t be a wimp…you get the picture. For a middle school guy, it’s tough enough to figure out what it means to just be yourself—let alone how to become a man. Breaking the Code is an eight-week study that will help them discover what it really … Read more…

A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah

A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah

by Daniel C. Timmer

The book of Jonah is arguably just as jarring for us as it was for the ancients. Ninevah's repentance, Jonah's estrangement from God and the book's bracing moral conclusion all pose unsettling questions for today's readers. For biblical theologians, Jonah also raises tough questions regarding mission and religious conversion. Here, Daniel… Read more…

A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams

A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams

by Daniel Sinclair

We have long been aware of the challenge of reaching the unreached peoples of the world. For many this seemed a daunting and almost impossible task. However, with a clear biblical model of church planting, which works in divergent cultural settings, it seems that this may in fact be possible. In A Vision of the Possible, Daniel Sinclair thoroughly covers… Read more…

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

by Bryan Chapell

In this complete guide to expository preaching, Bryan Chapell teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching. This new edition of a bestselling resource, now updated and revised throughout, shows how Chapell's case for expository preaching reaches twenty-first-century readers.… Read more…

Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons

Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons

by Rick McKinley and Marshall Shelley

Do you face well-intentioned dragons?Every church has them--sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be hostile; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their cal… 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…

Answers to Pastors' FAQs

Answers to Pastors' FAQs

by Warren W. Wiersbe and Howard F. Sugden

Imagine what it would be like to have two highly respected pastors agree to help you tackle every tough situation that you and your church will face in the coming years. That is exactly what you have in this one-of-a-kind resource from Dr. Warren Wiersbe and Howard Sugden. Pulled from decades of pastoral experience, Wiersbe and Sugden provide answers that yo… Read more…

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Jesus the Pastor

Jesus the Pastor

by Eugene H. Peterson and John W. Frye

A personal and practical guide to help pastors find Jesus as their mentor.For decades, Paul has been the model for today’s pastors. But Pastor John Frye says we must instead look to Jesus as our model. "While we may lift Christ up as Savior, as we bow down to him as Lord, as we marvel at his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, as we walk with him as … Read more…

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