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  • 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church Fourth Edition

    $26.99

    Mark Dever’s Best-Selling Book, Newly Updated in Its Fourth Edition

    There is no such thing as a perfect church-but there is such a thing as a healthy church. So what distinguishes a healthy church from an unhealthy one?

    Now in its fourth edition, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is designed to walk readers through this very question. Expanding on each of the 9 marks-expositional preaching, gospel doctrine, concern for discipleship, and more-this classic text offers tried-and-true biblical principles for leading a church toward health. A must-read for pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, this updated edition features a new preface and added content on prayer and missions.

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  • Rediscover Church : Why The Body Of Christ Is Essential

    $12.99

    Why We Need the Church Now More than Ever

    Churches are currently facing a host of difficult issues–potential shut-downs and restrictions due to COVID-19, political dissension among members, racial division, church abuse scandals, and the list continues. While some attendees have temporarily turned to virtual church services, others are wondering if committing to a local church is worth the trouble. Is it really that important to gather each week?

    Written for anyone struggling to answer this question, Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman help readers rediscover why the church is essential. Rediscover Church starts from the ground up, examining topics such as the mission of the church, the importance of preaching and teaching, church membership, church discipline, and how to love members who are different. This book is a timely reminder that the church is more than just a livestream–it is an essential fellowship of God’s people furthering God’s mission.

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  • Field Guide For Genuine Community

    $15.99

    I’m surrounded by people at church . . . so why do I feel so alone?

    You show up at church every Sunday. You see people you know. You listen to a sermon together. And then you go home feeling just as isolated as you did before. What’s going on?

    We all know that a church is supposed to be a community. The trick is to actually make it one. Communities don’t happen by chance-certainly not in our Lone Ranger culture that values independence and individualism. A truly Christian community must be built by intentional practices that allow for deeper connections, centered on the unity that can only be found in Christ.

    In A Field Guide for Genuine Community, longtime pastor and discipleship trainer Ben Connelly shows you that the biblical model for community is the family of God. In twenty-five short, practical readings, he takes you beyond the surface and helps you learn to connect with your brothers and sisters as true family members. The church isn’t meant to be a collection of strangers. God intends for you to find a unified and purposeful household where you truly belong.

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  • Creating Community Updated And Expanded Edition (Expanded)

    $16.00

    Learn how to foster meaningful, lasting connections within your community, whether face-to-face or online, by creating a small-group culture through a five-step, proven strategy.

    Small groups are the key to impactful, long-term change in your life and the life of your community. But a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just naturally happen. You have to make it happen, even when your people may be scattered.

    Bestselling author Andy Stanley and small groups pioneer Bill Willits share their successful five-part approach to building a successful small-group culture, which has been proven through hundreds of groups comprised of nearly eight thousand adults at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Now with new principles and practices for forming meaningful connections in the digital age, Creating Community, Revised and Updated Edition helps you create communities even during periods of separation. Put this proven method to work in your life and group and enjoy the tangible results: God’s people doing life together.

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  • Volunteer Effect : How Your Church Can Find, Train, And Keep Volunteers Who

    $17.99

    Every ministry needs capable and reliable volunteers, but so often it feels like no one is coming forward to fill your church’s needs. In reality, the people around us do want to volunteer their time and talents, but we often fail to connect potential volunteers to ministry opportunities or lose them somewhere along the way.

    The Volunteer Effect is your start-to-finish guide to recruiting, leading, and retaining volunteers for your ministry. Based on solid management theory delivered in an engaging narrative form, this book shows you how to:
    – recruit people to a mission, not just a role
    – create low-risk entry points
    – build a team that evokes pride
    – train them for the bigger picture
    – and much more

    Your most effective volunteers are already in your church! Let this resource show you how to find–and keep–them.

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  • Post Quarantine Church

    $12.99

    A trustworthy and respected guide for pastors and church leadership in the post-quarantine world, providing hope and vision for the future of your congregation.

    From thousands of surveys of church leaders and in-person consultations, Thom Rainer and his Church Answers team have gathered the essential wisdom you will need to face the challenges and opportunities that the quarantine crisis creates for the local church, including:

    New and better ways to lead the gathered churchA wide-open door for growing the digital churchA moment to rethink the facilitiesNew strategies for church growth . . . and much more!

    This book is, in effect, your personal church consultant, helping you plan and prepare for the future. In the midst of heartbreak, tragedy, and struggle due to Covid-19, here’s hope, wisdom, encouragement and vision.

    This book is valuable for those looking for local church and pastor resources to enhance church leadership, grow your church, and serve digital and online church communities in the post-quarantine world.

    As a former pastor and founder of Church Answers, Thom S. Rainer is intimately familiar with the ever-present demands that pastors face. He has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church.

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  • Letters To A Young Congregation

    $19.99

    Eugene Peterson instilled the love of the local church in his family, and especially his son, pastor Eric E. Peterson. This collection of letters, written over several years by Eric, offers a poignant, pastoral vision for what the people of God are to be about in their personal lives and their life together. You’ll find this wisdom for one local church to be warm, winsome, knowing, understanding, and universally relevant.

    Eric E. Peterson addresses essential questions such as What is a church? What should a church be doing? What do we owe each other? What can we expect from one another? How do we follow Christ together? A pastor in the state of Washington, he wrestled with how to grow his infant church into a mature Christian community. This book was born in the midst of a church coming to life, and is a compelling read for any pastor, church leader, or congregant.

    Purchase individually or together with Letters to a Young Pastor, a book that contains letters written back and forth between Eugene Peterson and his son, Eric E. Peterson.

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  • Rediscipling The White Church

    $16.00

    Many white Christians across America are waking up to the fact that something is seriously wrong–but often this is where we get stuck.

    Confronted by the deep-rooted racial injustice in our society, many white Christians instinctively scramble to add diversity to their churches and ministries. But is diversity really the answer to the widespread racial dysfunction we see in the church? In this simple but powerful book, Pastor David Swanson contends that discipleship, not diversity, lies at the heart of our white churches’ racial brokenness. Before white churches can pursue diversity, he argues, we must first take steps to address the faulty discipleship that has led to our segregation in the first place. Drawing on the work of philosopher James K. A. Smith and others, Swanson proposes that we rethink our churches’ habits, or liturgies, and imagine together holistic, communal discipleship practices that can reform us as members of Christ’s diverse body.

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  • Church For Monday

    $14.99

    Church for Monday is a call to action with a proven plan to unite worship on Sunday to mission on Monday. It offers the local church a practical re-tooling to equip believers for the workweek on Monday, regain relevance in the lives of the lapsed and non-Christians, and re-establish the Church’s witness in the public arena. Dr. Svetlana Papazov shows that churches equipping for Monday seek sustainable ways to grow spiritually, socially, and economically. This is the gospel for a new generation; it is the how-to churches have been looking for.

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  • Honest Guide To Church Planting

    $17.99

    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.

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  • How The Body Of Christ Talks

    $16.99

    In today’s highly-charged social and political environment, we often don’t know how to talk well with others–especially people whose backgrounds differ from our own C. Christopher Smith, coauthor of the critically acclaimed and influential Slow Church, addresses why conversation has become such a challenge in the 21st century and argues that it is perhaps the most needed spiritual practice of our individualistic age.

    Smith likens practicing conversation to the working of the human body. Bodies are wondrous symphonies of diverse, intricate parts striving for our health, and our health suffers when these parts fail to converse effectively. Likewise, we must learn to converse effectively with those who differ from us in the body of Christ so we can embody Christ together in the world. In community, we learn what it means to belong to others and to a story that is bigger than ourselves.

    Smith shows how church communities can be training hubs where we learn to talk and listen to each other with kindness and compassion. The book explores how churches can initiate and sustain conversation, including working through seasons of conflict; suggests the contours of a spirituality that can foster conversation; and features stories from a diverse range of congregations that are learning to practice conversation.

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  • Letters To The Church

    $22.99

    Millions are satisfied to sit through hour-long, weekly religious services. Millions more have left the church, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up His people–people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful Church seen in Scripture.

    We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. Scripture promises an exuberant and unstoppable Church. That wondrous early church of Acts can be our reality today–but not until we devote ourselves to her original priorities.

    Read this book and be challenged, guided, and encouraged to passionately pursue God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church. Come and claim your part in this body of believers that is not just possible–it’s promised.

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  • Church Happens : What Your Pastor Needs From The People They Lead

    $3.99

    An invaluable resource for pastors as well as church members and a needful tool that can be a building block to the church and surrounding communities.

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  • Exploring Worship Third Edition

    $19.00

    EXPLORING WORSHIP is a 240-page textbook that gives worshipers a balanced theology of worship, and trains your worship team in the art of leading worship. This book covers all the bases, both devotional and practical. Equip them with one of the most comprehensive tools available today for worship leaders, musicians, songwriters, and singers.

    First written in 1986, Bob completely rewrote the book in 2018, producing this THIRD EDITION. This new edition is stronger than ever and relevant for today’s changing worship landscape. Used as a text internationally, Exploring Worship is a must read for worshipers. It lays a scriptural foundation for understanding what praise and worship really is, and then provides a practical framework for implementing praise and worship in the local church. This is one of the foremost worship texts used today by Bible Schools, Universities, and local church worship ministries.

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  • Letters To The Church

    $17.99

    Letters to the Church reminds readers how powerful the Church can be and calls this generation to passionately pursue God’s vision for His beloved Bride.

    God’s Church started as a radical, spiritually intimate gathering of believers that ultimately changed history. Yet millions today are content to be mere observers at church. Many more have left, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up His people-people who will risk anything and sacrifice everything to be the dynamic, world-changing Church of Scripture.

    In Letters to the Church, Francis Chan invites readers to wrestle with the fact that many churches have drifted from God’s desire for them. He challenges Christians to ask, What does God want for His Church? When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride-even more than for our own lives?

    Speaking out of deep love for the Church, Chan guides Christ followers to live out God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church-a vision we may have lost but God has never forgotten.

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  • Why Cant We Be Friends

    $14.99

    The conservative church has unwittingly joined with society to reduce men and women to nothing but their sexuality-with unfortunate consequences. When we treat each other primarily as threats to our purity, we miss out on the brother-sister relationships that God calls us to have in the church. Aimee Byrd delves into Scripture to show that the challenges in our relationships are not what we might expect, and the blessings are much greater.

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  • Life Tastes Better

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    It’s easy to think that following Jesus would make life less fun and more limited. Drawing on his decades of introducing the real Jesus to people, founder of NewFrontiers Terry Virgo reveals the surprising truth that the Jesus who turned water into wine is ready to make every life taste better, both now and eternally. Easy-to-read, short, clear, faithful and conversational, this is a perfect book to give to an interested friend.

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  • Real Welcoming Church

    $17.99

    Imagine your life transforming from:

    Selfishness to others-focused service
    Getting to giving
    Inertia to energy
    Complaining to overflowing gratitude
    Plodding to laser-focused purpose

    This is what you will experience as a member of a real welcoming church as revealed in this book. Based on imitating God (Ephesians 5:1) and thinking like Jesus (Philippians 2:5), this book leads each reader into an honest self-examination and church evaluation, based completely on God’s Word, and into four key life stages:

    Stage 1. Struggling church: Start where you are and discover what keeps you and your church from joyful growth and continually bearing much fruit for Jesus.

    Stage 2. Godly church: Discover how God wants you and your church to think, act, and welcome others as you interact with Old and New Testament principles.

    Stage 3: Inviting church: Explore the signs, evidences, processes and results of the real welcoming church through which Jesus expresses His loving, empowering heart.

    Stage 4. Inspiring church: Learn 9 steps to practice on a daily basis so God can inspire others through you and your church as you pray, support, worship and work together.

    This is an exciting and practical interactive book, full of Bible-based resources and principles to empower you in making lasting friends and transformative relationships in your church and community.

    Excellent! I was drawn in immediately by this work. -Deric Bartlett (Canada)

    This book is not only an effective teaching tool; it is truly edifying. Dr. Brown’s instruction rests squarely on Scripture and on years of proven ministry experience. Apply these principles and get ready to grow! -Dan Pearson (USA)

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  • We Want You Here

    $12.99

    The message is basic but profound. We want guests to know they are welcome to the church. This book is a gift to guests to communicate that very message.

    Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has created a tool for churches to become more hospitable through a brief, welcoming book that introduces the ministry of the local church to guests. We Want You Here is a clear and instructive message to be given to church guests. Rainer facilitates the follow up conversation that every pastor would have, if they had the opportunity. By giving away the book to guests, they are encouraged, in a non-intrusive manner, to continue to reflect on the decision to visit their church.

    Those churches who share We Want You Here will be able to tell their guests:

    * We Really Want You Here
    * This is Not a Place for Perfect People
    * We Would Like to Get to Know You
    * This is Where Families Grow Strong
    * We Will Getting to Know the One Who Made Us
    * Come Make a Difference with Us
    * Thank You for Being Here

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  • Dangers Of American Christianity

    $14.99

    The message of the gospel should be the lens through which our world view is formed.
    The author believes that instead our culture has made us water down the true message to fit contemporary American Culture.

    The dangers he identifies include:

    -Getting too mixed up in our culture
    -Isolating ourselves too much from contemporary culture
    -Safe and easy believism without proper life changing repentance
    -Making it all about what God can do for me
    -Entitlement
    -The prosperity gospel
    -Not being busy with the things of God

    The Church needs to rediscover what made it the powerful force it is supposed to be in a culture that wants to adapt the Church to fit its own values.

    We cannot water down or dilute the gospel message in any way and remain effective in a world of secular humanistic values.
    The Church has to get back to biblical values and not compromise with the world’s values and culture.

    Each chapter has questions for reflection, if you’re reading on your own, or discussion in groups.

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  • Vibrant Church : Strategies For Church Renewal

    $13.99

    Help your church reach its potential to become a beacon in your community, a model of all that God has called the church to be. The Vibrant Church provides guidance for pastors and key lay leaders, teaching you how to make your church healthy in all areas of church life.

    You’ll learn to:
    -Write a specific vision for your church
    -Improve your leadership skills
    -Establish a strategic plan for the future
    -Build the ministry team
    -Grow a dynamic outreach ministry
    -Disciple fully devoted followers of Christ
    -Create an environment of genuine love and concern
    -Develop meaningful worship
    -Train faithful stewards of money and time

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  • Missiological Research : Interdisciplinary Foundations Methods And Integrat

    $32.99

    This volume is a key reference tool for all researchers delving into the various methods of missiological study. Five units focus on: foundations of missiological research, key aspects of biblical and theological methods, qualitative methods, quantitative and mixed methods for research, and integration of missiological research and the missionary life. Each chapter succinctly summarizes a method, suggests resources for more advanced interaction, and provides an exemplar journal article with abstract. The comprehensive reference volume brings together:

    -14 veteran practitioner-scholars who provide clear and concise guidance to empirical research methodology, biblical-theological inquiry, and the integration of the two interdisciplinary approaches

    -25 appendices to aid the researcher with resources.

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  • Churches On Mission

    $22.99

    The twenty-first century is marked by a renewed emphasis on the missional responsibility of individual Christians and local churches. Churches on Mission: God’s Grace Abounding to the Nations is an attempt to explore the relationship between the local church and its missionary responsibilities. Through history, theology, case studies, and actual ministry practices, each author in this collection presents an aspect of local church participation. The book aims to be informational and inspirational on many levels and invites readers from local churches to become active participants in the mission of God.

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  • When Your Church Feels Stuck (Reprinted)

    $17.00

    Experienced pastor and ChurchBoom coach challenges pastors and church leaders to answer seven unavoidable questions, unlocking the real reasons their churches are stuck and providing critical first steps that will lead to sustainable growth.

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  • Divided We Fall

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    Throughout the centuries, Christians have longed to be united with one anothersupporting each other and working in harmony. But our reality is very different, and we need only to read the New Testament to realize that disunity has been with us from the start. What can we do to foster unity and deeper community in a world where so many relationships are fractured and fractious? Luder Whitlock Jr. explores God’s desire for unity in the church, overviews the history of global Christianity with an eye on its schisms and agreements, and points us toward the necessity of God-honoring fellowship, laying out steps we can take to increase trust and develop understanding, especially within the church. As governments grow increasingly unsupportive of Christianity, it is even more important for us to listen to each other and work together for the common gooddespite our many differences.

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  • Intercultural Ministry : Hope For A Changing World

    $19.99

    Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural ministries today? What are the challenges of creating and maintaining these ministries? How do intercultural churches give equal power and privilege to each culture? How do they avoid assimilating minority cultures into dominant cultures? Intercultural Ministry explores these questions and more with chapters from a racially and denominationally diverse group of pastors, theologians, and teachers who reflect on their experiences and experiments in intercultural ministry. Contributors include Peter Ahn, Amy Butler, Brad Braxton, Brandon Green, Daniel Hill, Angie Hong, Karen Oliveto, Carlos Ruiz, Sheila Sholes-Ross, Christine Smith, and more!

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  • Megachurch Accountability In Missions

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    Megachurches are of relatively recent vintage. Their numerical strength invests them with social and financial power. To whom, if anyone, however, are megachurches accountable? What role do they play as innovators in missions? How have their enormous influence and financial strength been harnessed? What lessons can be learned? What course corrections ought to be made? Over the course of a week, the third meeting of the Korean Global Mission Leadership Forum (KGMLF), held in Korea in 2015, addressed these and related questions. Combining the insights of a rich mix of Korean and international megachurch leaders and scholars, Megachurch Accountability in Missions: Korean and Global Case Studies offers analysis, critique, and positive recommendations for future megachurch engagement in mission. This book is the third volume in KGMLF’s Accountability in Missions series.

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  • Keeping The Fire

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    Revival is about the Reviver – nothing more and nothing less. Thus opens Rolland Baker’s important new book. The evidence of revival in Mozambique through IRIS Global is clear to see: tens of thousands of churches have been planted and hundreds of thousands of lives have been surrendered to Christ. But what have been the keys to seeing such revival sustained over so many years?

    Rather than offering a transferable model – because everyone’s context is different – Rolland Baker shares the five core principles that have become the bedrock of IRIS Global’s ministry. They reveal how revival can be sustained by supernatural love. These five principles fuel a cooperation with the Holy Spirit that leads to a Kingdom outpouring.

    Rolland writes, We don’t impose these values on our ministry – the Spirit of God has imposed them on us. We simply recognize and adopt them. Readers will grasp both a deep longing for authentic relationship with the Lord and see how His love and power might be released in their own lives and ministry.

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  • Building Strong : Gods Blueprint For Building The Church

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    In this timely book, veteran author and pastor, Robert Gay, clearly articulates God’s practical and spiritual plans to build healthy and growing churches. It takes multi-generations ministering together in unity and in the power of the Holy Spirit to counter the changing trends of a worldly culture and establish the Kingdom of God. Both pastors and congregations will be equipped to rise to the challenge as this compelling revelation is released. You will find the answers to your ministry questions contained in this one masterful text.

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  • Why Bother With Church

    $7.99

    Introduction
    1. Foundations: How To Consider Church
    2. Life Changing: How To Attend Church
    3. Running: How To Organize Church
    4. Imperfect: How To Survive Church
    5. Wonderful: How To Love Church
    Conclusion

    Additional Info
    The church has an image problem.

    It is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites.

    How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that Jesus has gathered. It is a precious bride, a sparkling jewel, a lifeboat for forgiven sinners that is precious and holy; nurturing and warm; filled with truth, friendship and all embracing, forgiving love.

    Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how, even as Christian believers, we can lose sight of how truly wonderful church is and should be, and what a privilege it is to be part of, and to serve.

    In this brief accessible but thorough guide to church, Sam outlines what church is and why we need it. And how, when we have got it wrong, we can move closer to what a true church should be.

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  • Spread The Fire

    $14.99

    Today’s church is hungry for supernatural moves of God. This invigorating book invites pastors and church leaders to a new level of training, teaching, and modeling Spirit-filled living. Diligent leaders already address vital topics like forgiveness, integrity, reaching the lost, and more, but the need is for these same leaders to weave teaching about the baptism in the Holy Spirit into daily church life. Leaders ignite the flame by sharing testimonies of tongues, signs and wonders, prophecy, and other divine moves of God. Church services and board meetings can incorporate prayer in the Spirit and an invitation to testify. On the day of Pentecost, tongues of fire fell in Spirit baptism. Let leaders today reclaim a Spirit-empowered church.

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  • Partnership Development : For The Fully Funded Missionary

    $30.00

    Has God Called You to Full-Time Missions, but You Lack the Finances to Move Forward? The mission field is understaffed. Unreached people groups, which make up 42% of the world population, have one foreign missionary for every 216,000 souls. Many who are called never reach the field because of financial lack or insufficient relational support. But it doesn’t have to be like this; God has a better way.
    God has funded His workers for over 3,500 years through the partnership of His family. The Great Commission does not belong to the missionary alone; it belongs to the Body of Christ. In both the Old and New Testament is a substantial culture of partnership-the family of God rallying around the workers and making them available to do the work of God.

    Rob Parker presents a modern application of the ancient model. In this training manual you will discover God’s pattern for funding His mission and His workers. You will be given clarity, the confidence of Scripture, a real action plan, and practical steps toward being fully funded. You will receive help identifying your ministry assignment, sharing your vision, and inviting the Body of Christ to be part of it.
    God sends missionaries into the harvest with the prayer, camaraderie, and financial support of a team. You can raise a partnership team and move forward with strength and confidence to complete the assignment that God has given you. God has a support team for every called missionary!

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  • Ready To Return

    $13.99

    Having grown up in church, an alarming percentage of people have now traded in the timeless beliefs of Scripture for a more comfortable, postmodern faith or secular worldview. They have waded so deep into the culture that the current has swept them away with the pluralism of biblical compromise and secular indoctrination. Ready to Return explores:
    *Why this is happening, and more importantly, what can be done about it to help bring back a godly generation
    *New persuasive research that clearly reveals shocking details about views on the Church and faith by people in their 20s, known as millennials
    *Conclusive evidence we cannot ignore, showing a lack of effective biblical apologetics in homes and churches, compromise with secular beliefs, secular education, and failures on the part of previous generations, contributes greatly to this dilemma

    Within these pages is more than just a clinical diagnosis of the Church’s current condition and how we got here. It’s a simple and powerful call to return to the Church’s fundamental mission to reach the world!

    If we are to bring back this lost generation, we need a proven strategy and willingness to present truth, a biblical battle plan, and spiritual soldiers.

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  • Welcoming Community : Diversity That Works

    $16.99

    New in the Living Church series, this volume by pastor and popular speaker Douglas Avilesbernal acknowledges the dramatic changes in culture and congregational life in the twenty-first century, particularly as it relates to church growth in an increasingly multicultural world where communities are often in transition. Using the biblical story of Jesus’ journey through Samaria, which led to a transformational encounter between Jesus, a Jewish rabbi, and a Samaritan woman, the author offers a model for learning to welcome the community in which a congregation finds itself by becoming a welcoming community of faith in itself. A creative and constructive approach to fostering true congregational diversity in a way that honors all members of the community and celebrates the unique gifts each brings to life and ministry together.

    Key features:

    A guide for leading and managing the changes congregations face in building stronger ties with the community
    Examines the entire process of building a welcoming community-from cultivating congregational self-awareness and identity, to extending invitation and acceptance of one’s neighbors, to ultimately thriving together as one community
    An essential book on a relevant and important topic

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  • War For The Soul Of The Church

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    God is working in the Earth today as He prepares a body for His Son, the Church,the Body of Christ, the spotless Bride. Among all the wars presently being fought in the world during these last days, the most significant one is the conflict over the identity of the Lord’s house; it is a war for the soul of the Church.
    What will the outcome be? In this groundbreaking book, Don Rumble informs us that God is using His people as the parchment upon which He is writing a word to the nations. And the Lord has promised that the ultimate glory of this venture will far surpass the glory of His previous writing project on tablets of stone. To accomplish His task, He is arising to destroy everything in and among us that distracts attention from Him. After all, it is His house that we are participating in. And He is building it according to His own specs.

    While resistance to Christ has been and continues to be fierce, God simply will not allow proud and self-promoting men and women to build His house. He will only let them build a sect, a stream, a movement, with themselves as the head and the main force behind it. But such streams will increasingly have to come to grips with the need to change and receive Christ in His role as the true head of His Church.

    Christ’s victory in this war will integrate the members in His corporate body with Him and with one another. And the resulting miraculous oneness will so stun the world that many among the nations will turn to Him and believe. Israel, as well, will turn to Him in those days releasing the final great visitations of the Holy Spirit among the nations before the end.

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  • Por Que Creer En Jesus

    $7.99

    Una vida que vale la pena investigar

    Jesucristo es la persona mas famosa que ha existido. La mayoria de la gente conoce Su nombre, aunque realmente no sabe quien o como era El. Si en verdad El fue un Salvador, como algunos dicen, de que forma realmente eso nos afecta hoy? Y por que nosotros deberiamos creer en El?

    Mientras Jesus vivio y ministro en la tierra, El enseo acerca de temas como:
    *Que es la verdad?
    *Cual es el significado de la vida?
    *Que es el amor?
    *Cual es mi proposito?
    *Cual es mi futuro?

    Muchos de nosotros buscamos algo real para nuestras vidas. Nos preguntamos si es posible tener paz, proposito y empoderamiento en un mundo que parece estar cayendose a pedazos cada dia. Las circunstancias en nuestra vida nos llevan a lidiar con preguntas basicas acerca de nuestra propia existencia, tales como Por que estoy aqui? Tambien hacen que nos preguntemos acerca de la existencia de un Ser Superior a quien podamos acudir en busca de ayuda.

    En este libro, a medida que usted explora la vida y las extraordinarias enseanzas de Jesus, tambien sera introducido con gente contemporanea, de diversos origenes, que nos indican como y por que llegaron a creer en Jesus, y la diferencia que El esta haciendo hoy en sus vidas.

    A Life Worth Investigating

    Jesus Christ is the most famous person who ever lived. Most people know His name, but they don’t really know who He was or what was He like. If He truly was a Savior, as some say, in what way does that reality affect us today? And why should we believe in Him?

    As Jesus lived and ministered on earth, He taught on topics such as:
    *What is truth?
    *What is the meaning of life?
    *What is love?
    *What is my purpose?
    *What is my future?

    In this book, as you explore the unique life and teachings of Jesus Christ, you will also be introduced to contemporary people from various backgrounds who tell how and why they came to believe in Jesus-and the difference He is making in their lives today.

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  • Why Believe In Jesus

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    A Life Worth Investigating

    Jesus Christ is the most famous person who ever lived. Most people know His name, but they don’t really know who He was or what was He like. If He truly was a Savior, as some say, in what way does that reality affect us today? And why should we believe in Him?

    As Jesus lived and ministered on earth, He taught on topics such as:
    *What is truth?
    *What is the meaning of life?
    *What is love?
    *What is my purpose?
    *What is my future?

    In this book, as you explore the unique life and teachings of Jesus Christ, you will also be introduced to contemporary people from various backgrounds who tell how and why they came to believe in Jesus-and the difference He is making in their lives today.

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  • Fruit Of The Spirit Assessment 10 Pack

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    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).
    Scripture reveals nine fruits of the Spirit that are the inevitable result of God’s presence and control in our lives. This resource reveals characteristics of the fruits of the Spirit to help you determine if your fruit is abundant and sweet or sparse and dry. Use this evaluation to discover the qualities the Holy Spirit is producing in you and identify areas of spiritual growth to which you might give greater study, prayer, and discipline. Are you yielding to or quenching the Holy Spirit?

    Includes: 10 questionnaire and self-scoring answer sheet with a description of characteristics of the fruit.

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  • Fruit Of The Spirit Assessment 50 Pack

    $169.99

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).
    Scripture reveals nine fruits of the Spirit that are the inevitable result of God’s presence and control in our lives. This resource reveals characteristics of the fruits of the Spirit to help you determine if your fruit is abundant and sweet or sparse and dry. Use this evaluation to discover the qualities the Holy Spirit is producing in you and identify areas of spiritual growth to which you might give greater study, prayer, and discipline. Are you yielding to or quenching the Holy Spirit?

    Includes: 50 questionnaires and self-scoring answer sheets with a description of characteristics of the fruit.

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  • Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory 100 Pack

    $279.99

    With over 5 million used, The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory has helped Christians around the world identify their God-given spiritual gifts. Administered in 20 minutes, it is fun and a valuable tool for the Christian walk. Learn how God has equipped you to minister in the local church…and in daily life!

    Covers nine task-oriented team gifts used in daily life and ministry: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Giving, Mercy-Showing, Pastoring/Shepherding, Prophecy, Serving Teaching. (For further explanation and study of spiritual gifts; different types of gifts; how gifts relate to other gifts, your daily life, etc. see the book How to Find Meaning and Fulfillment through Understanding the Spiritual Gift within You.)

    The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory includes questionnaire; 2-part, self-scoring answer sheet; brief gift descriptions; and instructions. (100 included in Pack)

    Also available in Spanish and Korean, and the Youth Edition in English

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  • Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory 50 Pack

    $169.99

    With over 5 million used, The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory has helped Christians around the world identify their God-given spiritual gifts. Administered in 20 minutes, it is fun and a valuable tool for the Christian walk. Learn how God has equipped you to minister in the local church…and in daily life!

    Covers nine task-oriented team gifts used in daily life and ministry: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Giving, Mercy-Showing, Pastoring/Shepherding, Prophecy, Serving Teaching. (For further explanation and study of spiritual gifts; different types of gifts; how gifts relate to other gifts, your daily life, etc. see the book How to Find Meaning and Fulfillment through Understanding the Spiritual Gift within You.)

    The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory includes questionnaire; 2-part, self-scoring answer sheet; brief gift descriptions; and instructions. (50 included in pack)

    Also available in Spanish and Korean, and the Youth Edition in English

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  • Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory 10 Pack

    $39.99

    With over 5 million used, The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory has helped Christians around the world identify their God-given spiritual gifts. Administered in 20 minutes, it is fun and a valuable tool for the Christian walk. Learn how God has equipped you to minister in the local church…and in daily life!

    Covers nine task-oriented team gifts used in daily life and ministry: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Giving, Mercy-Showing, Pastoring/Shepherding, Prophecy, Serving Teaching. (For further explanation and study of spiritual gifts; different types of gifts; how gifts relate to other gifts, your daily life, etc. see the book How to Find Meaning and Fulfillment through Understanding the Spiritual Gift within You.)

    The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory includes questionnaire; 2-part, self-scoring answer sheet; brief gift descriptions; and instructions. (10 provided in pack)

    Also available in Spanish and Korean, and the Youth Edition in English

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  • Playing Second Fiddle

    $16.99

    Judi Peers takes on the issue of women and the church as God reveals his heart to her. The world Paul addressed is not the world we live in today; in harmonious accord with twenty-first century culture, Peers exemplifies how both men and women are called to play second fiddle and look to Christ to play the lead. A unique blend of personal experience and academic material, Playing Second Fiddle touches the heart strings of this controversial issue like nothing you’ve read before!

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  • Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

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    No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ’s Kingdom!

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  • Any 3 Anyone Anywhere Any Time

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    Mike Shipman, a Southern Baptist missionary in Asia, took a bold and biblical approach to reaching the millions of Muslims in his country. Drawn from the patterns established by Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 10, Mike Shipman demonstrates how these same principles are relevant and applicable today. The result is, Any-3: Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time, a highly effective and deeply biblical five-step process that has seen thousands of Muslims say Yes to Jesus and enter into new communities of faithful discipleship.
    Any-3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel. Within the first few years, Any-3 resulted in seven generations of Muslim-background churches planting churches, with more than a thousand baptized believers.
    Any-3 introduces Christians to a five-step process that helps them to 1) get connected with Muslims, 2) get to a God conversation, 3) get to lostness, 4) get to the gospel, and 5) get to a decision. Hundreds of Christians have learned to walk this path with Muslims, leading thousands of them to say Yes to Jesus and pray to receive him into their lives as Savior and Lord.
    Any-3 is truly revolutionizing Christian ministry to Muslims. Through this highly readable new resource, you too will learn how to share the gospel with Muslims and bring them into new discipleship communities.

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  • Underground Church

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    The Chinese house church is one of the most misunderstood and controversial subjects in Christian world missions today. Many questions about it abound, such as…

    *How did it start?
    *How does it work?
    *How is it led?
    *Why does it continue to experience revival?
    *Is it necessary, now that China has extended religious freedoms?

    Much of the confusion is caused by the Chinese government, which deceives journalists and foreign missionaries with promises of religious freedom that are never kept.

    The truth is, the house churches of China are growing at a phenomenal rate. Never in the history of the world have so many people in such a short time left one belief system for another without a hostile revolution. Lives in China are being transformed daily by the gospel of Jesus Christ and the display of His miraculous power.

    The Underground Church demystifies the Chinese house church movement, with real-life examples and personal testimonies from Chinese Christians. The movement’s unique characteristics-both good and bad-are addressed, as well as how they have led to the church’s astonishing growth.

    Be amazed at what God is doing in China!

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  • Church Shouldnt Suck The Life Out Of You

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    Using humor and frank honesty, Pastor Jim Minor describes how his own street outreach organization transformed from a vibrant, God-infused ministry into a conventional, safe church that almost sucked all the passion for ministry right out of him. Then, Jim explains how he got his passion back again.

    Who is this book for?

    *Pastors and ministry leaders who have lost their focus and have grown to resent the ministries to which they have been called

    *Those in the pews who have lost the spark of their passion for God and find themselves merely going through the motions and playing church

    *Non-churchgoers who stay away because they don’t want any part of a dry, lifeless religion that doesn’t make any difference in the world

    If you identify with any of those categories, this book is for you!

    Let Jim Minor cast a vision for what church can be. Discover that it’s possible to venture beyond the church walls, to interact with the lost and hurting, and to watch God do miracles in people’s lives. And in the process, church might even become fun and fulfilling once again.

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  • Global Member Care 2

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    Global Member Care: Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity, the latest book from the O’Donnells, is part of
    an ongoing effort to help a diversity of colleagues keep current with a globalizing world and the global field
    of member care. This second volume in the Global Member Care series encourages readers to connect and
    contribute to various international sectors on behalf of mission/aid workers and humanity. The book’s 35
    chapters include a wealth of practical resources: guidelines, codes, resolutions, perspectives, principles,
    case examples, videos links, human rights instruments, and more. Get ready to venture into the heart of
    global issues and opportunities-from the trenches to the towers and everything in between!

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  • Evangelize Or Fosselize

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    Truly, there is nothing so tragic, so hard, and so icy as a fossilized church or Christian. Nothing can keep the Christian warm, fresh, and alive like evangelism. Soulwinning is a safeguard against a dead, barren orthodoxy. That the church’s expansion depends upon her evangelism is the testimony of the ages. Failing to save, she cannot survive. A lack of evangelism, ultimately, will lead to extinction.

    Renowned Bible teacher Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines the call, the methods, the obstacles, and the challenge of bringing the gospel to a lost and hurting world. When the Holy Spirit enables men and women of God to offer their lives for the sake of the Lord Jesus and to turn the world upside down, it is the greatest adventure of all time!

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  • My Part : Reaching The World One Person At A Time

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    What can I do? I m just one person in a world of six billion. How can I change my neighborhood, let alone my city? What can I do? How do I do it? What is my part? These are questions many have asked. We have all been called to reach the world in one way or another but aren t sure what to do or where to start. Using the ministry of Jesus as an example, the author shares how Jesus sowed His life into twelve men who then sowed their lives into others to reach the whole world one person at a time. We may not be called to full-time ministry or to stand behind a pulpit, but we are called as a believer to reach the people we come in contact with on a daily basis. My Part is a journey to discover how to effectively reach this world for Jesus, one person at a time.

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  • Environmental Missions : Planting Churches And Trees

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    Environmental Missions defines an emerging category in missions, one that takes seriously
    both the mandate to evangelize the world and the responsibility of caring for God’s good earth.

    Lowell Bliss was a traditional church planting missionary in India when his best Hindu friend there died of malaria. This was just one of the events that led him to reexamine the politically charged term environment, understanding it now as simply that which surrounds those we love, those for whom Jesus died. In other words, the church is called to reach not only vulnerable people but the space in which they live and breathe.

    Pointing to the narrative of Scripture and the history of missions, Bliss shows us that the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for the whole creation, that we must unite two traditionally separate endeavors to fulfill the entirety of God’s commission, and that the challenge of the environmental crises of our day is also one of our greatest opportunities to reach the least reached with the love of Christ.

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  • More Screams Different Deserts

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    More Screams, Different Deserts is another invitation to join Sue on her adventures in cross-cultural living and biblical studies that have helped her along the way. With twenty-seven years of experience in cross cultural ministry, Sue realizes that joy and perseverance are essential for thriving in life and ministry. Her stories and insights encourage women to look to Jesus, our only hope wherever we live. Stories, ranging from one corner of the world to another, include discovering a forgotten museum,
    protecting her children from chocolate, visiting a camel market, and meeting wild pigs on a nighttime walk. God has been her refuge, and his Word held her steady when all she really wanted to do was run away and hide. Questions and resources at the end of each chapter will help readers think through personal application and find additional help.

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  • Missionary Methods : Research Reflections And Realities

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    One hundred years ago Roland Allen authored his landmark study Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? The 2012 annual conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society celebrated this centennial by addressing this ever relevant topic. The present volume brings to readers insights from that conference examining the theological foundations, historical precedence, and practical challenges regarding missionary methods. Missiologists, missionary practitioners, and strategic leaders alike will benefit from these essays, which give fresh perspective on methods for fulfilling the Great Commission in our day.

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  • My Mothers Sons

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    My Mother’s Sons provides a thoughtful model for how Western Christian workers can respectfully negotiate sexual boundaries and norms in Muslim contexts. Westerners are inclined to impose their own culturally shaped notions of gender equality and justice on non-egalitarian communities, alienating the very people they are seeking to serve. The author draws on his own research among Pakistani Pashtuns, intercultural theory, and exegesis of Christian and Islamic sacred texts to show that it is possible to work for transformational change without offending those who live within a patriarchal system.

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  • Peoples On The Move

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    One-of-a-kind introduction to the world’s Nomadic peoples. Always on the move, unreached, despised, and easily forgotten, this strategic book, like an oasis in the desert, is the most comprehensive source of information on all the nomadic peoples of the world and includes maps, black and white photographs, people profiles, and bibliographic data.

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  • Developing Indigenous Leaders

    $19.99

    Every movement is only one generation from dying out. Leadership development remains the critical issue for mission endeavors around the world. How are leaders developed from the local context for the local context? What is the role of the expatriate in this process? What models of hope are available for those seeking further direction in this area, particularly in mission to the Buddhist world of Asia? To answer these and several other questions, SEANET proudly presents the tenth volume in its series on practical missiology, Developing Indigenous Leaders: Lessons in Mission from Buddhist Asia.
    Each chapter in this volume is written by a practitioner and a mission scholar. The ten authors come from a wide range of ecclesial and national backgrounds and represent service in ten different Buddhist contexts of Asia. With biblical integrity and cultural sensitivity, these chapters provide honest reflection, insight, and guidance.

    There is perhaps no more crucial issue than the development of dedicated indigenous leaders who will remain long after missionaries have returned home. If you are concerned about raising up leaders in your ministry in whatever cultural context it may be, this volume will be an important addition to your library.

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  • Expectations And Burnout

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    Missionary women have high expectations when they respond to God’s call; of themselves, their mission agencies, host cultures, churches, co-workers, and even of God. These expectations are often times impossible to fulfill and can lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Eighty percent of missionary women feel they have come close to burnout, whether they were married or single, traditional or tent making, new or experienced. In Expectations and Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission, Sue provides research and surveys from the field while Robynn lends her own personal experiences to demonstrate how burnout can happen and how God can bring life from ashes. Join them as they explore how to develop realistic expectations and yet maintain faith in our sovereign God who continues to accomplish the impossible.

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  • Come And See

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    The mission of the Church is to introduce the person of Christ to individual human beings who by faith enter into communion with God. This does not involve adapting information to a particular context, but rather establishing the context prescribed by God for the presence of Christ wherever we happen to be among the peoples of the world. Contextualization, then, creates a new invitational core context which is host to the presence of the divine person. This is defined with the help of the gifts of ecclesial Tradition, which enables conditions that facilitate communion, and which thus helps us engage the world.

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  • Rethinking Hindu Ministry

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    Hindu traditions are diverse and complex. Simple summaries of Hindu beliefs and practices lack appreciation for the allure which captivates Hindus themselves. This collection of papers from seasoned practitioners observes Hindu traditions and Hindu ministry from new angles, introducing new perspectives on ministry in Christ’s name that are relevant far beyond the Hindu world. Broad conceptual pictures are presented along with detailed practical advice and introductions to remarkable Hindus who surrendered to Christ and wrestled with the meaning of following Him in their Hindu families. This is the first book to turn to for pointers on sharing Christ with Hindus.

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  • Creating Local Arts Together

    $39.99

    This book is a manual designed to guide an individual or group into a local community’s efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of god’s kingdom. The practical, playful text reduces experience-based scholarly insights gained from multiple decades of incarnational ministry around the world into a flexible seven-step process.

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