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The Dynamics of Pastoral Care (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century)

The Dynamics of Pastoral Care (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century)

by David W. Wiersbe

Pastors are increasingly tempted to view themselves as high-powered CEOs. Wiersbe reminds them of the biblical model: shepherds to God's people. Practical and encouraging.… Read more…

House Church Book

House Church Book

by George Barna and Wolfgang Simson

In a world where the church is being ignored, it is time to bring the church to the people, and not the people to the church, says researcher and church strategy consultant Wolfgang Simson. His book Houses that Change the World (originally published in the UK) is widely recognized as a classic of the house church movement. Now revised as The House Church Boo… Read more…

A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah

A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah

by J. I. Packer

The prophet Nehemiah testified to all that God had to restore the people of Israel and his own faith. He also provided a model of renewal for Christians today, which this exploration of the Old Testament book examines.… Read more…

Second Forgetting

Second Forgetting

by Scotty Smith and Dr. Benjamin T. Mast

Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today. His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins … Read more…

Burn Up or Splash Down Surviving the Culture Shock of Re-Entry

Burn Up or Splash Down Surviving the Culture Shock of Re-Entry

by Marion Knell

Just like a space shuttle struggles and strains to re-enter the earth's atmosphere, so those returning from living overseas can find themselves confused and in a state of panic at coming home. While people anticipate that going overseas will require major changes in their lifestyles and thinking, few anticipate the difficulties they will face upon return… Read more…

Dying and the Virtues

Dying and the Virtues

by Matthew Levering

In this rich book Matthew Levering explores nine key virtues that we need to die (and live) well: love, hope, faith, penitence, gratitude, solidarity, humility, surrender, and courage.Retrieving and engaging a variety of biblical, theological, historical, and medical resources, Levering journeys through the various stages and challenges of the dying process,… Read more…

Preaching for Special Services

Preaching for Special Services

by Scott M. Gibson and Haddon Robinson

Sooner or later, every pastor will be called on to conduct special services. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant presentations, and evangelistic services, each in their own way, challenge pastors to find the right words to mark the occasion.Preaching for Special Services will help pastors prepare sermons for these special services. Each chapter explores a d… Read more…

Kitchen Table Counseling

Kitchen Table Counseling

by Shelly Volkhardt and Muriel Cook

This lay-ministry counseling guide is a good leader resource for women’s ministries or personal use. Learn how to address your own needs so you can effectively help others, take people to Jesus without taking on responsibility for their burdens, and balance a counseling ministry with your other priorities. With Kitchen Table Counseling, you can offer true … Read more…

Caleb Quest

Caleb Quest

by Mark Atteberry

Most of us began our adult lives with ambitious dreams and the energy and determination to make them come true. But somewhere along the way our focus changed-life "happened," and we allowed our dreams to fizzle or even die. Is that the way it has to be? Do dreams come true for "ordinary" people? And if so, what does it take to make them happe… Read more…

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Following the Master

Following the Master

by Michael J. Wilkins

In the aftermath of the waves of discipleship programs that have swept over the church in the last 30 years, clergy, and laypersons alike are more confused than ever about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. What should a disciple of Jesus look and act like today? What is the relationship between discipleship and salvation, between discipleship… Read more…

Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

by Michael Brothers

Based on several years of teaching and careful observation in preaching classes, this book by Michael Brothers explores the benefits of "distance" in preaching -- and listening to -- sermons.Having noticed that sermon listeners generally want to be given room for their own interpretations and experiences, Brothers argues that critical and aesthetic d… Read more…

Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry

Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry

by Michelle Anthony

Filled with stories from one ministry professional to another, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation includes practical ways to equip parents to partner with the church in faith formation, inspiration and ideas for incorporating remembrance and celebration, creative ways to motivate children and teenagers to step out of their comfort zones and rely on the… Read more…


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