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Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.
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Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.

by Skye Jethani

“In my first seminary class, we were asked to introduce ourselves and say why we enrolled. I’ll never forget what one student said…‘My denomination wants me to have an M.Div., but once they see I can grow a big church, I don't think they'll make me finish the program.’”The priorities of this future pastor were sta… Read more…

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition: Scenes of the Church's Worship, Witness and Wisdom

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition: Scenes of the Church's Worship, Witness and Wisdom

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Many Christians are held captive by a picture of the imagination as a purveyor of false images, prone to idolatry. We live in a society fixated on images that have little or no significance. We are surrounded by models of the world that are not in touch with any truth outside of themselves. But we lack the resources to see and imagine things differently. … Read more…

Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures
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Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures

by Kevin G. Harney, Kevin Harney and Kevin Harney

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as rel… Read more…

Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin

Unleashing the Passion of Young People in Your Church Is Possible! Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It pr… Read more…

New Old Spirituality?

New Old Spirituality?

by Tone Stangeland Kaufman

How do pastors live their spiritual lives, both as private persons and as professionals? How can their spirituality be characterized and understood? Drawing on in-depth interviews with Norwegian clergy as well as literature from the fields of Christian spirituality, practical theology, congregational studies, and the sociology of religion, this book offers a… Read more…

Strategic Disciple Making: A Practical Tool for Successful Ministry

Strategic Disciple Making: A Practical Tool for Successful Ministry

by Aubrey Malphurs

For many people, church is there to meet their needs--with programs designed with them in mind. Strategic Disciple Making teaches these churchgoers to develop a servant's heart. Readers will discover that they control the destiny of their church. If they seek personal contentment, they must grow as disciples, and church expert Aubrey Malphurs explains th… Read more…

Divine Commodity

Divine Commodity

by Skye Jethani

The challenge facing Christianity today is not a lack of motivation or resources, but a failure of imagination.A growing number of people are disturbed by the values exhibited by the contemporary church. Worship has become entertainment, the church has become a shopping mall, and God has become a consumable product. Many sense that something is wrong, but th… Read more…

The Loveliness of Christ
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The Loveliness of Christ

by Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford, born in the early 1600's, faced many hardships throughout his personal and spiritual life. Despite the criticism of his faith, imprisonment for the advocacy of the church, and his exile from his beloved hometown, Rutherford was still able to inspire the people of Scotland with his preaching. Rutherford is still an inspiration in the wo… Read more…

Intelligent Church

Intelligent Church

by Steve Chalke and Anthony Watkis

‘As St. John of the Cross said: “Mission is putting love where love is not.” This book is full of ideas. It should prompt us all to examine the effectiveness of the way local churches are organized.’—The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York ‘Everything that Steve Chalke writes is insightful and cutting-edge. Her… Read more…

Organic Outreach for Churches
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Organic Outreach for Churches

by Kevin G. Harney, Maurice England and Maurice England

Nearly all churches and ministries consider themselves dedicated to evangelism, and many explicitly include outreach in their mission statements. But few are actually bearing fruit. Kevin Harney diagnoses this problem and offers guidance for multiplying the outreach impact of churches.Organic Outreach for Churches provides direction for local congregations t… Read more…

The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See

The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See

by Timothy George and John Woodbridge

How do we, as Christians, unknowingly block the spread of the Gospel? Timothy George and John Woodbridge unpack the 'blockers' that get in the way. Ultimately, they teach that we must rely on the mark of Jesus - genuine, sacrificial love - to further the good news. A fresh new approach to evangelism.… Read more…

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Spiritual Discipleship: Principles of Following Christ for Every Believer

Spiritual Discipleship: Principles of Following Christ for Every Believer

by J. Oswald Sanders

“Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.” — 1 Tim. 4:7, J. B. Phillips TranslationAs J. Oswald Sanders points out, true discipleship is more than intellectual assent to a belief in Christ; it involves the whole person and lifestyle.True disciples pursue their Master. They know that God is watching over their faith, but t… Read more…

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