The Missional Leader

The Missional Leader Author Alan Roxburgh
ISBN-10 1118047095
Year 2011-01-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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In The Missional Leader, consultants Alan Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk give church and denominational leaders, pastors, and clergy a clear model for leading the change necessary to create and foster a missional church focused outward to spread the message of the Gospel into the surrounding community. The Missional Leader emphasizes principles rather than institutional forms, shows readers how to move away from “church as usual,” and demonstrates what capacities, environments, and mindsets are required to lead a missional church.

The Monkey and the Fish

The Monkey and the Fish Author Dave Gibbons
ISBN-10 9780310574552
Year 2009-05-26
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Our world is marked by unprecedented degrees of multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, social shifts, international collaboration, and technology-driven changes. The changes are profound, especially when you consider the unchecked decline in the influence, size, and social standing of the church. There is an undercurrent of anxiety in the evangelical world, and a hunger for something new. And we’re sensing the urgency of it. We need fresh, creative counterintuitive ways of doing ministry and church and leading it in the 21st century. We need to adapt. Fast. Both in our practices and our thinking. The aim of this book is simple: When we understand the powerful forces at work in the world today, we’ll learn how something called The Third Culture can yield perhaps the most critical missing ingredient in the church today—adaptability—and help the church remain on the best side of history. A Third Culture Church and a Third Culture Leader looks at our new global village and the church’s role in that village in a revolutionary way. It’s a way to reconnect with the historical roots of what Jesus envisioned the church could be—a people known for a brand of love, unity, goodness, and extravagant spirit that defies all conventions. This book is part of the successful Leadership Innovation Series.

The Great Evangelical Recession

The Great Evangelical Recession Author John S. Dickerson
ISBN-10 9781441241054
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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In 2006, few Americans were expecting the economy to collapse. Today the American church is in a similar position, on the precipice of a great spiritual recession. While we focus on a few large churches and dynamic leaders that are successful, the church's overall membership is shrinking. Young Christians are fleeing. Our donations are drying up. Political fervor is dividing us. Even as these crises eat at the church internally, our once friendly host culture is quickly turning hostile and antagonistic. How can we avoid a devastating collapse? In The Great Evangelical Recession, award-winning journalist and pastor John Dickerson identifies six factors that are radically eroding the American church and offers biblical solutions to prepare evangelicals for spiritual success, even in the face of alarming trends. This book is a heartfelt plea and call to the American church combining quality research, genuine hope, and practical application with the purpose of igniting the church toward a better future.

Take Your Church s Pulse

Take Your Church s Pulse Author Tim Koster
ISBN-10
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Multiplication Network Ministries
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Take Your Church's Pulse presents ten vital signs of a healthy church--five key commitments and five key functions. It then introduce you to a church-health diagnostic tool you can apply to your setting. Thousands of pastors and leaders around the world have found this paradigm helpful in organizing the ministry and mission of the local church. This book and the free diagnostic tool it presents are most useful if accompanied by a healthy process of conversations. With such a process, led by the Spirit, this book can help you discern a preferred future for your community of faith. Koster and Wagenveld write: "A healthy community of faith is rooted first of all in the character and nature of God. It understands its mission and purpose in the world and organizes its life and work to be faithful and effective in its context. None of these vital signs stands alone. It is a combination of factors that together make up a faithful and fruitful organism, the living Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no magic in the number ten, but for the teaching purposes it has worked quite well in different cultural contexts in providing ideas and a language for discussing important issues in congregational life and mission." The intended audience for this book is any pastor, leader, or church member who is interest in having healthy conversations with others to strengthen the local church.

The Faith of Leap Shapevine

The Faith of Leap  Shapevine Author Michael Frost
ISBN-10 1441234241
Year 2011-04-15
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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As Helen Keller observed, "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." To Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, so much of how we have learned to experience and understand the faith has been divorced from the overarching adventure inherent in our God and in our calling. This book is a corrective to the dull, adventureless, risk-free phenomenon that describes so much of contemporary Christianity. It explores the nature of adventure, risk, and courage and the implications for church, discipleship, spirituality, and leadership.

Developing a Strategy for Missions Encountering Mission

Developing a Strategy for Missions  Encountering Mission Author J. D. Payne
ISBN-10 9781441244826
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Baker Academic
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In this addition to the highly acclaimed Encountering Mission series, two leading missionary scholars offer an up-to-date discussion of missionary strategy that is designed for a global audience. The authors focus on the biblical, missiological, historical, cultural, and practical issues that inform and guide the development of an effective missions strategy. The book includes all the features that have made other series volumes useful classroom tools, such as figures, sidebars, and case studies. Students of global or domestic mission work and mission practitioners will value this new resource.

Mission Spirituality and Authentic Discipleship

Mission Spirituality and Authentic Discipleship Author Wonsuk Ma
ISBN-10 9781498238250
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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This book argues for the primacy of spirituality in the practice of mission. Since God is the primary agent of mission and God works through the power of the Holy Spirit, it is through openness to the Spirit that mission finds its true character and has its authentic impact. This is demonstrated today particularly by movements of Christian faith in the global south which carry the good news to the heart of communities in every part of the world. Originating in the Edinburgh 2010 mission study project, the essays assembled in this volume show that today there is a renewal of the missionary impetus of the churches which is marked by its spiritual character. Here fresh motivation for mission is being found, moving people of faith to share the good news of Jesus Christ both within their own communities and by crossing frontiers to take the message to new contexts.

Gospel Fluency

Gospel Fluency Author Jeff Vanderstelt
ISBN-10 1433546035
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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At the core of Christianity is belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. But how should the gospel affect our lives after we believe? And how can we speak gospel truths into everyday issues of life? In this book, experienced pastor and speaker Jeff Vanderstelt shows how all people--Christians and non-Christians alike--need to hear the gospel on a regular basis. Teaching believers what it looks like to become truly "fluent" in the gospel so that it becomes a natural part of our everyday conversations, Vanderstelt shows how the good news of Jesus is our only hope for every aspect of our lives.

Victorious Eschatology A Partial Preterist View

Victorious Eschatology  A Partial Preterist View Author Harold R. Eberle
ISBN-10 1882523334
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher
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Here it is - a biblically-based, optimistic view of the future. Along with a historical perspective, Harold R. Eberle and Martin Trench present a clear undrstanding of Matthew 24 and other key passages about the events to precede the return of Jesus Christ. Satan is not going to take over this world. Jesus Christ is Lord and He will reign until every enemy is put under His feet?

Treasure in Clay Jars

Treasure in Clay Jars Author Lois Y. Barrett
ISBN-10 080282692X
Year 2004-04-26
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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There is growing literature on the need for local congregations to become more mission-minded, yet churches lack the know-how for turning conviction into practice. This volume highlights eight tangible characteristics currently being modeled by nine congregations from across North America.

A Primer on Postmodernism

A Primer on Postmodernism Author Stanley J. Grenz
ISBN-10 0802808646
Year 1996-02-06
Pages 199
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.

Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah Author Lester L. Grabbe
ISBN-10 9781134768073
Year 2005-08-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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In this provocative study, Lester Grabbe presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah with the combination of a literary and historical approach. Lester Grabbe challenges commonly held assumptions about Joshua and Zerubbabel, the initial resettlement of land after the exile, the figure of Ezra and the activities of Nehemiah. Controversially, the challenge comes, not from radical theory but from paying careful attention to the text of the Bible itself.

The Permanent Revolution

The Permanent Revolution Author Alan Hirsch
ISBN-10 9781118173589
Year 2012-01-06
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A new brand of apostolic ministry for today's world The Permanent Revolution is a work of theological re-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and key social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic role rooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and its significance for the missional movement. It explores how the apostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of the church and focuses on leadership in relation to missional innovation and entrepreneurship.The authors examine the nature of organization as reframed through the lens of apostolic ministry. Shows how to view the world through a biblical perspective and continue the "permanent revolution" that Jesus started Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement and how to restructure the church and ministry to be more consistent with them Alan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West This groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.

Maxwell Leadership Bible NIV

Maxwell Leadership Bible NIV Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 0718011686
Year 2014-09-29
Pages 1586
Language en
Publisher Nelson Bibles
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The Leadership expert, John Maxwell, brings you an in-depth look at God's laws for leaders and leadership. God has shown us in the Bible the time-tested and irrefutable principles of leadership. John C. Maxwell has assembled these biblical teachings to equip and encourage leaders and those who serve with them to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Features include: Complete NKJV Bible text and translators' notes Book introductions Articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader Notes throughout the Bible that connect with the Laws and Qualities Indexes to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles