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Marriage On Mission

Author : Tom Blaylock
ISBN : 1939921813
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After eight years of youth ministry and four years planting a church, I was done. It was over. A lethal combination of over-work, misplaced identity, and a stress-induced sense of panic took me out. Our marriage, once a vibrant ministry partnership, began to wobble. We struggled, we fought, and eventually we settled for a child-centric relationship that lacked passion and purpose. But God gave us another chance. We are now experiencing the reality of a marriage on mission. This is our story.

The Missional Journey

Author : Robert E. Logan
ISBN : 1936812010
Genre : Church development, New
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This book brings together many ideas surrounding the topic of what it is to be missional. Logan brings insights and solid biblical content to bear on this conversation and provides us with a gift that describes the work of the church clearly no matter what model or definition the reader has of the church. It s not about us or our unique paradigm of the church. It s all about the Kingdom of God and are we doing the work that Jesus entrusted to us as his disciples.

The 8 Habits Of Effective Small Group Leaders

Author : Dave Earley
ISBN : 1880828340
Genre : Religion
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After years of leading and overseeing growing small groups, Pastor Dave Earley has identified 8 core habits of effective leaders. When adopted, these habits will transform your leadership too. The habits include: Dreaming Prayer Invitations Contact Preparation Mentoring Fellowship Growth When your leaders adopt and practice these habits, your groups will move from once-a-week meetings to an exciting lifestyle of ministry to one another and the lost! Each habit is discussed in detail, providing "how-to" steps with an implementation guide at the end of each chapter. This resource will also be a valuable teaching tool for training your leaders and guiding your coaches as they mentor your group leaders. Help your leaders discover how to make each habit a part of their life . . . and watch them become more effective!

Surprise The World

Author : Michael Frost
ISBN : 9781631465178
Genre : Religion
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Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world—and both we and the world suffer for it. Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model—Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others’ lives—will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly. Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!

Creating A Missional Culture

Author : JR Woodward
ISBN : 9780830866793
Genre : Religion
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Once upon a time, Moses had had enough. Exhausted by the challenge of leading the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land, Moses cried out to God, "What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? . . . If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me" (Exodus 11:11, 15). If that sounds hauntingly familiar to you, you may be the senior pastor of a contemporary church. The burden of Christian leadership is becoming increasingly unbearable--demanding skills not native to the art of pastoring; demanding time that makes sabbath rest and even normal sleep patterns seem extravagant; demanding inhuman levels of efficiency, proficiency and even saintliness. No wonder pastors seem and even feel less human these days. No wonder they burn out or break down at an alarming rate; no wonder the church is missing the mark on its mission. In Creating a Missional Culture, JR Woodward offers a bold and surprisingly refreshing model for churches--not small adjustments around the periphery of a church's infrastructure but a radical revisioning of how a church ought to look, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity. The end result looks surprisingly like the church that Jesus created and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.

Six Word Lessons To Discover Missional Living

Author : David DeVries
ISBN : 193375026X
Genre : Religion
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Every Christian is sent by Jesus to "be Jesus" to everyone everywhere. Missional Living is all about aligning your heart with Jesus' missionary heart. Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living gives you practical ways to help you incarnationally display the gospel to those around you, make disciples who make disciples, and multiply churches all over the place. ...-... -- "Dave has been coaching church planters for a long time. He knows what is important and what is strategic. In this book of missional axioms, he passes on some of that wisdom in a memorable way. A good distillation of key ideas." Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways, and co-author of Untamed and Shaping of Things to Come ...-... -- "Dave DeVries encourages a new generation to take up the mantle of Christian living. In one-hundred brief lessons he defines and envisions what it means to live missionally." Ed Stetzer, President of LifeWay Research ...-... -- "Can we change the world with six words or less? Dave DeVries gives it a try. Learning to speak in a concise and yet meaningful manner is a developing art form. In the day of twitter and facebook we are all learning how to say something important in 140 characters or less. The wisdom shared in this book took a whole lot longer to learn than it takes to read, so take advantage of this book " Neil Cole, author of Organic Church and Church 3.0, and Founder/Director of Church Multiplication Associates ...-... -- "I love any book or tool that makes complex issues simple and inspiring. Dave is a practitioner's sage and has dropped some well needed nuggets that any pastor or missional leader needs." Hugh Halter, co-author of AND and Tangible Kingdom

Who Are The Apostles

Author : Robert Scudieri
ISBN : 0996677909
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Most Christians associate the word "apostle" with the leaders of early Christianity. But few realize there is far more to its meaning and origins. In "Who Are the Apostles?," author Rev. Dr. Robert Scudieri offers a rich history of the term, from its original Greek concept, to the office among the Jewish people, and to the profound changes to the idea made by Jesus himself. This remarkable book then traces the lives of Jesus's twelve apostles, where they traveled, which countries they evangelized, and where they planted new churches. He examines the various traits that made them uniquely suited for their work and compares those qualities to today's missionaries-especially the missionaries to America -and the unique calling they have to reach every ethnic group. In the vein of "Augustus to Constantine" by Robert M. Grant, "The Apostolic Imperative" by Carl E. Braaten, and "Evangelism in the Early Church" by Michael Green, this extraordinary resource seeks to not only honor the Christian missionaries both past and present, but also to reach out to those who might be unfamiliar with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

95 Questions To Shape The Future Of Your Church

Author : Thomas G. Bandy
ISBN : 9781426721854
Genre : Religion
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95 Questions to Shape the Future of Your Church is a comprehensive commentary on systemic change for the church. It combines the spirit of Luther’s 95 Theses with depth of insight akin to Luther’s reformation catechism. This book will be essential for every congregational, denominational, and seminary bookshelf. Church leaders and members all yearn for a new Reformation that will realign Christian congregations with God’s mission. This book frames the right questions, and focuses the right answers. It helps church leaders do the hard work of assessment and planning. The next Reformation will be an extraordinarily practical endeavor. Leaders need to apply the tactics that will leverage the greatest change, and guide the church deeper into the mystery of Christ and further in companionship with Christ. We want to be faithful. Now we know how to be faithful.

Shaped By God S Heart

Author : Milfred Minatrea
ISBN : 9781118429419
Genre : Religion
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Discover the tools to create a new kind of church and move from merely surviving to thriving. Drawing on an extensive two-year field study of 200 churches from a variety of denominations and geographic regions, Milfred Minatrea--a missiologist, urban strategist and practioner in minister--presents the best practices for re-energizing Christian spirituality in a congregational setting. He provides readers with the tools for assessing their congregation’s position on the continuum between maintenance and mission and for determining the actions that will move them toward becoming a missional community. He also outlines key strategies that successful churches have used to become relevant in a postmodern society without losing what is distinctly Christian in their spiritual practices. Milfred Minatrea (Irving, TX) is Director of the Missional Church Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

For The Fame Of God S Name

Author : Sam Storms
ISBN : 1433523213
Genre : Religion
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John Piper has had a profound impact on countless men and women over his nearly thirty years of ministry. From his online ministry with Desiring God to his preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist to his writing ministry in over thirty books, his faithful service has encouraged and challenged many with God’s Word. Piper’s influence does not stem from his own abilities and accomplishments, but finds its source in his consistent and humble leading of others to Scripture, where the breathtaking glory of God is displayed in all its wonder. We rejoice and are changed as we encounter glorious truths about God in Piper’s ministry. It is in this spirit that friends and colleagues of Piper, including Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, Randy Alcorn, and others, honor him by presenting essays covering topics central to his ministry: prayer, the sovereignty of God, justification, Jonathan Edwards, Christian Hedonism, and more. Pastors, scholars, and lay leaders will benefit from this tribute to a man who has labored so faithfully for the fame of God’s name.

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