A Tale Of Three Kings

Author: Gene Edwards
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414328184
Size: 47.19 MB
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This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.

The Honest Guide To Church Planting

Author: Tom Bennardo
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031010100X
Size: 13.98 MB
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Church planting has become a cottage industry. National conferences, hip planting organizations, and all-in-one resource kits celebrate the thrill of pioneering a church and inspire visions of glorious victories. Yet few who respond to the call are warned what they'll actually encounter: the relentless opposition they'll endure; the eventual scattering of their entire core group; the failure of their tried-and-true, field-tested system. Here's the dirty little secret of church planting: the roadside is strewn with casualties. Many have closed their churches. Some left ministry permanently. Others abandoned the faith altogether. Church planting is at once the greatest and most grueling ministry work on earth. This book is for those toiling in the trenches, those about to bail out, and those considering jumping in. It's for the church planters laboring and struggling, seeing little movement, and wondering what they're doing wrong or why God is failing them. It's also for mother churches, planting organizations, and denominations, as a challenge to rethink and re-calibrate the way they approach and measure planting endeavors. The Honest Guide to Church Planting is a fresh and candid conversation about the challenges and joys of planting new churches. Tom Bennardo speaks the truth so that those involved in church planting can embrace a more accurate and realistic picture of what planting a church is really like; one that not only enables them to survive, but to thrive in this difficult work.

Drop The Stones

Author: Carlos A. Rodríguez
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1629119091
Size: 25.58 MB
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When a woman caught in the act of adultery was thrown down at Jesus’ feet, the bloodthirsty crowd filled their hands with rocks and demanded she be put to death. That confrontation still reverberates in our lives today. Surely we can relate with the shame of the woman and her exposed sin. Unfortunately, we can also relate with the hypocritical crowd, reveling in the rejection of “the other.” But can we fully relate with Christ, the God who intervened to save her? For those who’ve become wary of tired and sometimes even offensive Christian dogmatism, Carlos Rodríguez may be the spark that ignites the flames of faith in the true Jesus. He tells it like it is, with a desire to motivate those who feel ready to engage the world around them, not through political or religious agendas, but through grace and love. Drop the Stones invites followers of Jesus to drop their religious rocks, and, with open hands, engage in the rewarding lifestyle of a Jesus-styled love.

Wasting Time With God

Author: Klaus Issler
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830822801
Size: 46.26 MB
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asting Time with God Klaus Issler considers seven character traits and companion disciplines to develop in light of God's friendship with us in order to help us make more room in our lives for him.

Christian Leadership Essentials

Author: David S. Dockery
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433673398
Size: 27.55 MB
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Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. No matter how much experience a faith-based leader may already have, there are plenty of fresh thoughts and indispensable guiding principles here on topics including finance and budget planning, mission and vision, employee relations, theological foundations, mentoring, crisis management, and more. A majority of the nineteen contributors are active academic presidents, including Robert B. Sloan (Houston Baptist University; "A Biblical Model of Leadership"), Judson Carlberg (Gordon College; "Managing the Organization"), Jon Wallace (Azusa Pacific University; "Financial Oversight and Budget Planning"), Evans Whitaker (Anderson University [South Carolina]; "Development, Campaigns, and Building Projects"), Carl Zylstra (Dordt College; "Accreditation and Government Relations"), Jim Edwards (Anderson University [Indiana]; "Relationships with Multiple and Various Constituencies"), Phil Eaton (Seattle Pacific University; "Employee Relations in a Grace-filled Community"), Barry Corey (Biola University; "Engaging the Culture"), and Randall O'Brien (Carson-Newman College; "The Leader as Mentor and Pastor").

The Revived Church

Author: Roger Helland
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9781852402327
Size: 57.15 MB
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A leading pastor of the Vineyard church network challenges readers to look again at present church structures, showing in a practical way the "how" and "why" of breaking free from the past and moving into renewal and revival.

Wounded Workers

Author: Kirk E. Farnsworth
Publisher: Winepress Publishing
ISBN: 9781579210601
Size: 52.38 MB
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Empowers wounded Christian workers. Prevents their wounds from becoming their dwelling place. Prevents their woundedness from becoming their destiny. Asks the important questions: 1) Are you upset with a neurotic boss? An addictive organization? A spiritually abusive pastor? 2) Are you struggling to behave in a Christian manner while working in a non-Christian environment? 3) Are you frustrated, disappointed or angry that your place of work or worship is not living up to its Christian name? Helps you evaluate your situation, take control of your vulnerability and find a peaceful solution. Gives you reliable tools for recovery: 1) Tools to assess the organizational and personal realities of the situation that has turned sour. 2) Truths to hold on to while refusing to compromise your Christian commitment and convictions. 3) Tactics to consider before deciding whether to ride it out, to run, or to fight for what is right.