Children S Ministry On Purpose

Author: Steven J. Adams
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310523028
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Many children’s ministries are a flurry of activity, run by dedicated volunteers and staff who put in long hours and work hard for the good of the children and parents they serve. Yet despite good intentions, many children’s ministries today are not effective. They lack purpose and intentionality. A twenty-five year veteran of children’s ministry in the local church, pastor Steve Adams has ministered to families in multiple churches, from tiny church plants to his present position at Saddleback Church. In this book, Steve applies the revolutionary insights of the Purpose Driven Church to children’s ministry and leads readers on a journey of discovery, showing them how to develop an intentional ministry process that moves children toward spiritual health while building a healthy ministry environment for those who work with kids. You will learn how to ask and answer five simple but powerful questions: Why are we on this journey? Where are you and where are you going? Who are we trying to reach? How will we move our children towards spiritual health? What are the essential elements necessary for the journey? There is no single key to a successful children’s ministry, nor is there only one way that works for everyone. But there is a proven process you can follow and Steve shows how children’s ministries all over the world are reaching their God-given potential by discovering their biblical purpose, avoiding the traps of frustration and burnout.

A Guide To Child Health

Author: Michaela Glöckler
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782500235
Size: 45.24 MB
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This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.

The Church Leader S Counseling Resource Book

Author: Cynthia Franklin Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019970757X
Size: 32.92 MB
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This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs or symptoms, questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, when to refer to a mental health professional. Synthesizing what research says about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case scenarios, key points to remember, resources for further help, advice on integrating scripture and theology with the best available research, and tips on partnering with others to provide the best possible care for each church member. Each chapter is designed for quick lookup by problem area, empowering church leaders to understand and help meet the challenges facing the children, adults, families, and communities that they serve.

Move

Author: Greg L. Hawkins
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310548039
Size: 77.53 MB
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Most church leaders are passionate about their calling to “go and make disciples.” However, despite their most creative thinking, diligent efforts and rigorous assessments, year after year they arrive at the end of a ministry season with no way of knowing for sure whether they have succeeded or failed in their calling. “I want to serve God,” the refrain goes, “and on most days, I believe I’m doing what I’m called to do. But what if my approach is off-track? What if the work we’re doing as a church doesn’t really help people grow at all?” The only indicators of success most leaders have are numbers. Is attendance up? Are giving trends on the rise? Are we baptizing more people this year than last? Numbers are helpful, but they still come up short. Numbers may tell leaders how active their congregants are, but they reveal very little about whether or not anyone’s heart is changing as a result. Leaders need more than numbers to help them assess their efforts and make strategic ministry decisions. The crux of spiritual growth is not how busy people are with spiritual activities but how engaged they are with Christ. How close is a person to Christ? Are they fully surrendered to his will and his teaching? Do they prioritize faith in their daily lives? Are they growing in their love of God and others? In order to answer these questions, leaders need more than numbers; they need to see inside people’s hearts.In 2004, Willow Creek Community Church completed research that would eventually become the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Based on those initial findings, as well as data from more than 150,000 congregants in 500 churches, the REVEAL team discovered a way to see inside the hearts and minds of congregants. The Christ-Centered Heart presents discoveries not from a hypothetical, theoretical or opinion-driven point of view, but from an empirical one. By linking biblical principles with spiritual attitudes and behaviors, REVEAL research The Christ-Centered Heart provides a foundational understanding of this new lens for spiritual growth and presents findings from the latest REVEAL research. Focusing on Jesus’ definition of spiritual growth as increasing love of God and others (Matthew 22:36 – 40), the book draws on compelling stories of real people as well as engaging charts and graphs to illustrate key concepts and insights. It includes four parts: PART ONE: The Heart of the Matter explains the brutal truth about spiritual growth and an orientation on how REVEAL takes us “inside” the hearts of congregants.PART TWO: The Spiritual Continuum identifies the five segments of intimacy with Christ and describes people with “closed hearts,” who are Far from Christ; people with “searching hearts,” who are Exploring Christ; people with “open hearts,” who are Growing in Christ; people with “engaged hearts,” who are Close to Christ; and people with “surrendered hearts,” who are “Christ-Centered.”PART THREE: Spiritual Movement details the distinct spiritual catalysts that move people toward increasing intimacy with Christ. This includes four spiritual movements: from rejection to searching for Christ; from searching to accepting Christ; from growing in Christ to becoming close to him; and from close to Christ to becoming Christ-centered. We name two primary barriers to spiritual growth—becoming “stalled” along the journey toward intimacy with Christ, and becoming “dissatisfied” with the church’s ability to lead people there.PART FOUR: Spiritual Leadership presents five key findings based on REVEAL’s proprietary “Spiritual Vitality Index,” which ranks a church’s effectiveness in helping people grow. The findings explain the importance of getting people moving once they express interest in knowing Christ; embedding the Bible in everything the church does; creating ownership on the part of the Christ-follower; pastoring the local community rather than merely “doing ministry” inside the church’s four walls; and re-establishing

National Guide To Funding For Children Youth And Families

Author: Elizabeth H. Rich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780879547110
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The 4th Edition of the National Guide to Funding for Children, Youth and Families is an essential resource for fundraisers in the field. It features current, accurate data on over 3,400 foundation and corporate giving programs.

The Church Of England Magazine

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Report and speeches at the [third] annual meeting of the Church Pastoral-aid Society, May 8, 1838.

National Guide To Funding In Religion

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The 5th Edition of the National Guide to Funding in Religion provides detailed fundraising information in your specific field. This essential directory brings together a group of more than 4,500 grantmakers, all of which have proven their commitment to the field by funding churches, synagogues, and mosques, as well as building preservation, humanitarian aid, missionary societies, religious schools, welfare, youth groups, and many other religious-affiliated programs.The new 5th Edition of the National Guide provides all the facts you need on potential funders: grantmaker addresses and contact names, financial data, giving interest statements, application guidelines, and the names of key officials. Many entries also feature descriptions of recently awarded grants, often, the best indication of funding priorities. The volume includes over 6,000 sample grants!

Stepping Into The Magic

Author: Gill Edwards
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405515996
Size: 51.68 MB
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Developing the ideas contained in her first book, LIVING MAGICALLY, Gill Edwards presents a new approach to everyday life which questions our old assumptions and introduces a new vision of reality. STEPPING INTO THE MAGIC is about having a foot in both worlds - walking with the right foot in the practical reality of everyday life, while using the left to tread the world of the shaman, mystic, visionary, map-maker and co-creator. Learn how to: * Creat success in your life * Grow through joy rather than struglle * Harmonise your three inner selves * Develop you psychic skills * Fulfil your true potential By blending the two worlds into one, we begin to heal the age old divisions between spirit and matter, earth and heaven, masculine and feminine, individuality and oneness.