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The Life of the Church: The Table, Pulpit, and Square

The Life of the Church: The Table, Pulpit, and Square

by Joe Thorn

What should a church do? Look at your church’s calendar and you will learn something of its mission. But how do you know it’s the mission Jesus gave?In The Life of the Church, Joe Thorn explains the mission of the church and the three rhythms for fulfilling it. The result is a simple, memorable model for church life and ministry, grounded in … Read more…

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Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise

Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise

by Manuel Luz

When asked by his son why some churches have smoke machines, worship pastor Manuel Luz found himself responding, "Well, technically, you need smoke machines to see the lasers." But when you take down the smokescreen, what do you have left? Where do we encounter the Holy in the midst of all this? Where can we worship with our full selves—heart, soul… Read more…

The Strategically Small Church: Intimate, Nimble, Authentic, and Effective

The Strategically Small Church: Intimate, Nimble, Authentic, and Effective

by Brandon J. O'Brien and Brandon J O'Brien

Brandon O'Brien helps pastors and church leaders understand that a smaller church is sometimes better than a big one. He demonstrates the strengths of small congregations, including that today's church "shoppers" want services that are local, personal, and intimate. Also, small churches provide space to nurture close relationships across ag… Read more…

Turning Controversy into Church Ministry

Turning Controversy into Church Ministry

by William P. Campbell

One of the most volatile issues facing the Western Church is also one of the least discussed: homosexuality. Many pastors, church members, and congregations have become tired of the debate surrounding this topic but do not really understand the issues. Pulling away from this controversy doesn’t seem to help; it keeps cropping up.Ninety percent of pastors a… Read more…

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
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Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

by Alan Noble

We live in a distracted, secular age. These two trends define life in Western society today. We are increasingly addicted to habits―and devices―that distract and "buffer" us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls "a secular age"―an age in which a… Read more…

Telling the Gospel Through Story Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More

Telling the Gospel Through Story Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More

by Christine Dillon

The 2013 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Evangelism! Everybody loves a good story. In an age when prepackaged gospel formulations leave people cold, well-told Bible stories can be used powerfully by God to touch people's hearts and draw them to himself. After ministry in both Western and non-Western contexts, church p… Read more…

Deep and   Wide
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Deep and Wide

by Andy Stanley, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout the past 20 centuries.  Author and pastor Andy Stanley brings to life from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church. Stanley identifies some of the key decisions and strategies that helped t… Read more…

Reaching Millennials: Proven Methods for Engaging a Younger Generation

Reaching Millennials: Proven Methods for Engaging a Younger Generation

by David Stark

Proven Methods for Churches to Attract and Engage Young PeopleOne question faces every church leader looking to the future: How do we attract younger generations? Many things have been tried, but in this book, church consultant David Stark shares practical methods that have been proven to work in a variety of congregations.Stark helps leaders identify and us… Read more…

Creados para  adorar: El propósito espiritual para la música

Creados para adorar: El propósito espiritual para la música

by Mike Herron

Creados para adorar es un libro que expone la relación entre la música, Dios y el hombre. Mike Herron nos presenta que el Dios de la Biblia creo la musica y que Él tiene propósitos definitivos para usarla en la redención de la humanidad. El autor explica que existen varios libros de la Biblia que resaltan las diferentes facetas del p… Read more…

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

by Christianne Meroz

Jesus, the rabbi of Nazareth, was always on the move. Therefore, shadowing him, following in his footsteps, amounts to being engaged in a continual process of becoming, of reinventing oneself, of being born anew every day. This nomadic lifestyle, which fosters simplification and improvisation, is paradoxically also very enriching--to the point of transformin… Read more…

Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works

Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works

by Ronald J. Sider, Philip N. Olson and Heidi Rolland Unruh

Churches over the past generations have been weakened by a failure to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. Many have adopted a narrow vision, focusing on only one aspect of ministry. But in today's environment of faith-based opportunities many Christians are eager to start reaching out to their world with both Good News and go… Read more…

1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking

1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking

by Michael Hodgin

You have something important to say. Are you sure your audience is listening? Clocks start ticking in the minds of your listeners the minute you begin your presentation. These clocks measure the amount of time you have to interest them before their attention wanders elsewhere. Could be three minutes. Could be thirty seconds. But make your audience laugh an… Read more…

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