How does the church reach the unchurched? we live in an increasingly post-Christian culture. More and more we find ourselves on the margins as less and less people have any intention of ever attending church.
Great Leader, Great Teacher: Recovering the Biblical Vision for LeadershipMoody Publishers - No matter what the size of your flock, you will:Learn from such proven leaders as the Old Testament scribe Ezra, the apostle Paul, Martin Luther King Jr. And jesus christ, himselfexamine eight competencies basic to effective leadershipIdentify common pitfalls and cultural trapsCompare virtues with values to see why quality character countsDiscover how each congregation requires a different leadership styleBredfeldt offers realistic leadership paradigms and explores four basic types of churches to show you how best to lead in your situation.
. As a teacher. Using pointed case studies and impeccable research, Gary Bredfeldt informs, inspires, and challenges your teaching skills, allowing you to achieve maximum influence as a leader. Be the most powerful leader you can be by fulfilling your sacred call. The greatest leaders among us are the great teachers among us.
Great Leader, Great Teacher: Recovering the Biblical Vision for Leadership - Whether you’re a preacher in the pulpit, an instructor in the classroom, or a behind-the-scenes trainer, you are a leader because you teach.
Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of LifeCrossway Books - Arguing that there’s more to being a christian than attending church every Sunday, this book will help readers recover a biblical view of discipleship and joyfully embrace God’s mission in every facet of their lives. Crossway Books.
Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own LandThe Gospel Coalition - No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope. At least they should be. Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter's letter with striking insights for today.
This is our opportunity. This was certainly Jesus's experience. The days of cultural Christianity are fading. And it's the experience of countless Christians around the world today. This is our job description. It's time to rethink normal. Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer's life. Whether we're in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that's not our home.
Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land - Crossway Books. This is our mission. A church in exile doesn't have to be a church in retreat.
Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of LifeCrossway Books - Crossway Books. Teaching believers what it looks like for the gospel to become a natural part of our everyday conversations, Vanderstelt shows that the good news about Jesus impacts every facet of our lives.
The Church as Movement: Starting and Sustaining Missional-Incarnational CommunitiesIVP Books - This is the engine that drives the church as movement, so that everyday Christians can be present in the world to join God's mission in the way of Jesus. This book will help you start missional-incarnational communities in a way that reflects the viral movement of the early New Testament church. Jr woodward author of Creating a Missional Culture and Dan White Jr.
Author of subterranean have trained church planters all over north america to create movemental churches that are rooted in the neighborhood, based on eight necessary competencies: Movement IntelligencePolycentric LeadershipBeing DisciplesMaking DisciplesMissional TheologyEcclesial ArchitectureCommunity FormationIncarnational Practices The book features an interactive format with tools, exercises, and reflection questions and activities.
The Church as Movement: Starting and Sustaining Missional-Incarnational Communities - Crossway Books. It's not enough to understand why the church needs more missional and incarnational congregations. The church as movement will also show you how to make disciples that make disciples. It's ideal for church planting teams or discipleship groups to use together. 2016 ivp readers' choice awardmissio alliance essential reading list of 2016 Public gatherings are vital for movement, but too often in our approach to planting churches, community formation, we haven't paid enough attention to the difficult grassroots work of movement: discipleship, and mission.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian WorldCrossway Books - Winner of the 2019 christianity today book award in the Christian Living & Discipleship Category "This book is going to shake us all up in the most wonderfully destabilizing way. Ray ortlund, lead pastor, did he use something in print? no, tennessee what did god use to draw a radical, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, simply, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, since she had her doctorate in literature, Nashville, Immanuel Church, and authentically.
With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same "radical, ordinary hospitality" to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, think, believe, but as God's tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives--helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World - . Crossway Books.
Gospel Fluency Handbook: A practical guide to speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of lifeSaturate - The discussions and exercises in this 8-week interactive handbook provide a step-by-step immersion of your mind, soul, heart, and life in the gospel. Do these statements resonate with you? Then the Gospel Fluency Handbook was written for you. We forget who he is, what's He's done and in light of that who we are.
So are you, " we slip in and out of believing God's word about us and trusting in his work on our behalf. And, it's for those who are keenly aware and weighted down by a failure to connect the way gospel truths actually matter to everyday life. The gospel fluency handbook is designed to help you and your group become fluent in the gospel-in other words, to help you move from unbelief to belief.
Gospel Fluency Handbook: A practical guide to speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life - . Includes information about a *companion video series*! crossway Books. For those who've realized there are areas of life-your normal, busy life-where you disbelieve God, everyday, His goodness and His gospel. I'm an unbeliever. Each week follows a simple format: three sets of personal Readings and Reflections, a weekly guide for Group Discussion and Exercises that will lead to becoming a more gospel-fluent people.
People who are learning to see and then speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life.
Making Sense of God: Finding God in the Modern WorldPenguin Books - Our society places such faith in empirical reason, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, historical progress, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever.
As human beings, justice, we cannot live without meaning, identity, satisfaction, freedom, and hope. Crossway Books. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives. We live in an age of skepticism. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs.
The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and CommunityIVP Books - The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself. Paul sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. This is not a new idea―the concept of a parish is as old as Paul's letters to the various communities of the ancient church.
Crossway Books. 2015 christianity today award of merit the church/pastoral leadership2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention2014 Best Books About the Church from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore "When. Friesen have seen―in cities, demography, at the intersection of geography, suburbs and small towns all over North America―how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, economy and culture.
The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community - But in an age of dislocation and disengagement, the notion of a church that knows its place and gives itself to where it finds itself is like a breath of fresh air, like a sign of new life. Faith communities begin connecting together, they learn to depend on God for strength to love, in and for the neighborhood, forgive and show grace like never before.