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  • 21 Days Of Deeper Prayer

    $19.99

    Let Rivers of Living Water Flow Through You!

    Do you wish your Christianity had a little more power in it? Jesus told His followers, Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’ (John 7:38).

    These rivers come from the presence of the Holy Spirit. When you consistently experience an intimate relationship with God, He moves with awesome power, flowing through you into the lives of those around you.

    God wants you to experience Him in this way! If you spend the next twenty-one days reading this book and joining in interactive prayers, then genuine rivers of the Spirit will burst through your life.

    If you are willing, God Himself will shower you with His presence. You will learn how to pray to a heavenly Father who hears and answers you. You will experience moments with Him that will transform you from the inside out and take you to the next level in your Christian walk. Jim Maxim’s 21 Days of Deeper Prayer will truly help you Discover an Extraordinary Life in God.

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  • Seek First The Kingdom Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    As Christians, we live busy and harried lives, most often because we are eager and earnest to join with God in His work in the world.

    In the confusion and sheer volume of opportunities and ideas vying for our attention, we must constantly return to the words of Jesus to find our focus and purpose, for the truths He spoke, when believed and applied, lead to our flourishing. Using parables and stories, Jesus spoke most often of the kingdom of God as what matters-the ways of the kingdom, the values of the kingdom, and the cultivation of the kingdom here on earth in light of its fulfillment in heaven. In other words, the kingdom of God defines who we are and what we do as Christians.

    Many Christians don’t have a working knowledge of the kingdom and their true citizenship in a way that affects their daily lives and decisions. Seek First the Kingdom cuts through the clutter of life with the words of Jesus, urging readers to stop, think, take notice, and reorient themselves solidly around the kingdom.

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  • From Research To Teaching

    $20.00

    It’s a long way from the research carrel to the classroom.

    No matter your personality, your prior experience, or the specifics of your situation, the transition from graduate studies to teaching involves a set of challenges for which no one is ever fully prepared. In this practical guide Michael Kibbe, author of From Topic to Thesis, provides a helpful companion for the journey. With plenty of personal examples and tested advice, Kibbe covers preparation for teaching, best practices in the classroom, self-evaluation, and the discovery of your mission and method. He also reflects on the spiritual lives of professors, including social media practices, Sabbath, and relationships. From Research to Teaching is the concise, accessible resource every new and aspiring professor needs.

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  • Sensible Shoes Leaders Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.00

    Sensible Shoes is an unusual novel, blending a fictional story with nonfiction teaching elements.

    Some readers view it only as a story of four characters on a journey. Others say yes to a deeper level of reading, embracing the opportunity to take a sacred journey along with the characters, by opening themselves to the Spirit’s work and attending to God’s invitations. The Sensible Shoes Leader’s Guide offers two ways to invite readers into a deeper journey: first, there are resources here for a twelve-week small group experience through the Sensible Shoes Study Guide. Each week you’ll be provided with a few prayer prompts for your work as a leader, tips for facilitating the group, and behind-the-scenes information about the characters and their journeys that can be used as opening materials for your sessions. The second set of resources in this guide relates to leading a retreat based on Sensible Shoes. After years of creating and speaking at Sensible Shoes Retreats, spiritual director Sharon Brown offers here additional content to help you design the ideal space for your context as you gather people in longer sessions to experience this material. In addition to one-day, weekend, and online schedules, there are many creative ideas from leaders of groups who have used Sensible Shoes for retreats over the years. Sensible Shoes was written for the purpose of bringing God’s healing and spiritual transformation into the lives of readers traveling in community. Is there an invitation here for you to bring this message to your community? Also available: Sensible Shoes Leader Kit and Sensible Shoes Participant Kit, with everything you need for a small group or retreat experience.

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  • Not Forsaken Leader Guide With Participant Helps

    $21.99

    Forsaken: Growing up Black, Male and Christian in the Hood encapsulates principles author Chris McNair gleaned from successfully working with at-risk African American boys in the inner city in over thirty years of ministry. This book teaches how youth workers can address social, emotional, physical and spiritual issues facing young black men in the city. It is about building a relational ministry among black youth, centered on instilling a sense of identity in Christ and provides a study curriculum to use with the young men themselves.

    The book with study sessions contains everything needed to begin to equip leaders and guide a group through the study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions.

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  • Hebrews For You

    $17.99

    Applied expository guide to Hebrews-a book that shows us how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    We are all tempted to drift away from Jesus, but in the book of Hebrews God gives us an anchor: a detailed understanding of how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    Seminary professor Michael J. Kruger unpacks this rich book verse by verse. He explains the Old Testament background, gives plenty of application for our lives today, and shows us how Jesus is the fulfilment of all God’s work on earth. He encourages us to live by faith in Jesus-the only anchor for our souls.

    This expository guide can be read as a book; used as a devotional; and utilized in teaching and preaching.

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  • Indispensable Church : Powerful Ways To Flood Your Community With Love

    $16.99

    You have a passionate desire to take the church outside its four walls and make the love of Jesus practical, visible, and lived out in daily life. But how? How do you put into action what is stirring in your heart?

    Indispensable Church provides you and your church real-world, hands-on steps to create a revolution of service to your local community in the name of Christ. By exploring the life of Jesus and the strategic ways he modeled serving the people around him, pastor Chris Sonksen shows you how to put love into action in your neighborhood and your city. The step-by-step instructions, biblical challenges, and teaching resources will help you take love to the streets and make an impact right where you live.

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  • Complement Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $136.99

    Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through storytelling and real-life examples, Aaron and Jamie Ivey will dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage, instead offering a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, readers will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it, and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. The Iveys explain how marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.

    Just as complementary colors come together to make a more vibrant painting, so husband and wife bring strength, beauty, and dignity to a marriage relationship and together leverage their individual giftings on the unique mission God has for their family.

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  • Complement Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through storytelling and real-life examples, Aaron and Jamie Ivey will dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage, instead offering a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, readers will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it, and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. The Iveys explain how marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.

    Just as complementary colors come together to make a more vibrant painting, so husband and wife bring strength, beauty, and dignity to a marriage relationship and together leverage their individual giftings on the unique mission God has for their family.

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  • 1 Corinthians

    $39.99

    Become a fool for Christ with 1 Corinthians.

    1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

    In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jamie Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own faith.

    The six-session DVD features Jamie Clark-Soles guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.

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  • 1 Corinthians Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Become a fool for Christ with 1 Corinthians.

    1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

    In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jamie Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own faith.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

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  • 1 Corinthians : Searching The Depths Of God

    $16.99

    Become a fool for Christ with 1 Corinthians.

    1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

    In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jamie Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own faith.

    Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Jamie Clark-Soles and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

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  • Plurality Principle : How To Build And Maintain A Thriving Church Leadershi

    $17.99

    Building and Sustaining a Thriving Leadership Culture

    Foundational to a healthy church is a biblical model of church leadership. In the New Testament, church leadership is rarely a one-person endeavor-it is built around a plurality of elders working together, each bringing their own unique skills and gifts to the cause of shepherding the flock God has entrusted to them. There are many benefits to this model of leadership: being part of a team helps a church leader know his role, submit to authority, learn humility, and think about his gifts and position through the lens of what serves the church rather than his personal agenda. This argument in favor of elder plurality focuses both on how churches can build a healthy elder plurality and thrive as congregations once plurality is established.

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  • Enneagram Goes To Church

    $18.00

    If I had known the Enneagram earlier in my ministry, I would have been a much better pastor.

    When this thought came to Todd Wilson, he had already served as a pastor in several churches for the better part of fifteen years and was successfully leading a large, historic, and diverse congregation. He’d started out in ministry with a strong education in everything from biblical exegesis and homiletics to organizational development and Christian education. However, at its root, pastoral ministry is about shepherding, serving, leading, and loving people, and Todd realized that what he lacked was wisdom about how people work. He says, When it came to empathetically shepherding people and sensitively engaging their manifold personalities and diverse ways of seeing the world, I was an amateur. Whether you are on a church staff or leading a small group, you will find that the insights from the Enneagram that have helped many grow in self-awareness can be applied to life in our faith communities. The Enneagram can help us to become better teachers. It can influence how we develop worship and Christian education. And it can guide us in building and leading teams. It’s time to take the Enneagram to church–and to allow it to shape our life together.

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  • Positive Psychology In Christian Perspective

    $45.00

    Originally the field of psychology had a threefold mission: to cure mental illness, yes, but also to find ways to make life fulfilling for all and to maximize talent. Over the last century, a focus on mental illness has often been prioritized over studies of health, to the point that many people assume psychologist is just another way of saying psychotherapist. This book is about one attempt to restore the discipline’s larger mission.

    Positive psychology attends to what philosophers call the good life. It is about fostering strength and living well–about how to do a good job at being human. Some of that will involve cheerful emotions, and some of it will not. There are vital roles to be played by archetypal challenges such as those involving self-control, guilt, and grit, and even the terror of death enters into positive psychology’s vision of human flourishing. Charles Hackney connects this still-new movement to foundational concepts in philosophy and Christian theology. He then explores topics such as subjective states, cognitive processes, and the roles of personality, relationships, and environment, also considering relevant practices in spheres from the workplace to the church and even the martial arts dojo. Hackney takes seriously the range of critiques positive psychology has faced as he frames a constructive future for Christian contributions to the field.

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  • What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right

    $14.99

    Ministry throws unexpected challenges at you. What if a little more training could help you navigate them successfully?

    Though church leaders take courses in preaching and Christian education, when do they learn about personal limitations and the benefits of intimate friendships? Or what about conflict resolution? Knowledge gaps like these are often the primary factors that lead to frustration and burnout.

    In What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right, Jimmy Dodd of PastorServe and Renaut van der Riet of Mosaic Church Winter Garden FL outline the six core competencies church leaders need to develop healthy, biblical, and sustainable leadership. Jimmy and Renaut address the critical lessons often missing from ministry training that all leaders need to successfully serve their congregations. Whether you’ve been in the pulpit for years or are just beginning your ministry education, every pastor can make sure they’re prepared for the real-world challenges of ministry.

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  • Virtual Reality Church

    $15.99

    Is Virtual Reality a Biblical Reality?

    The invention of the printing press catalyzed Martin Luther’s reformation; radios and televisions delivered Billy Graham’s gospel proclamations to millions of households. Technological advancements have undoubtedly advanced kingdom work for centuries-but is the same true for the burgeoning technologies of today?

    As virtual reality becomes increasingly prominent throughout society, churches must assess how to respond thoughtfully and biblically. In Virtual Reality Church, theologians Darrell Bock and Jonathan Armstrong present a systematic reflection on how to faithfully apply virtual reality for ministry purposes. They examine the risks-like compromising the meaning of tangible worship-and opportunities-like safely reaching persecuted churches-of integrating revolutionary technologies into the Christian life. Learn to think critically, theologically, and pastorally about new technologies so that you can faithfully advance the gospel into the future.

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  • Flooded Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    Please, God, no more hard things.

    Most of us know what it’s like to whisper those words to God. Hard circumstances often stir something so destructive in a soul: doubt.

    Through this six-session study guide, Nicki Koziarz will lead you through the biblical account of Noah and help you uncover the five best decisions to make when life is hard and doubt is rising.

    This study guide is designed to accompany the book Flooded as well as the video teaching downloads. The guide may be used in group or individual study.

    Study guide and video teaching benefits include:

    *Gain a deeper understanding of the biblical account of Noah by studying the Scriptures in-depth.

    *Learn to memorize Scriptures to help deflect doubt in your life.

    *Answer reflection questions that will bring insight and wisdom to your own doubt-struggle.

    *Develop a daily Bible study habit that will help you walk with godly confidence into hard situations.

    It’s time to quiet the fear that God won’t come through by understanding the difference between biblical hope and wishful thinking. Flooded Study Guide and teaching videos will get you there one session at a time.

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  • Wild At Heart Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $42.99

    In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.

    In this provocative six-session video study, John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man’s confidence and-in some cases-his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue-because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Man
    2. The Wound
    3. A Battle to Fight
    4. An Adventure to Live
    5. A Beauty to Rescue
    6. A Band of Brothers

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Wild At Heart Video Series Updated Edition

    $29.99

    In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.

    In this provocative six-session video study (study guide sold separately), John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man’s confidence and-in some cases-his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue-because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Man
    2. The Wound
    3. A Battle to Fight
    4. An Adventure to Live
    5. A Beauty to Rescue
    6. A Band of Brothers

    Designed for use with the Wild at Heart Study Guide (sold separately).

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  • Wild At Heart Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.

    In this provocative six-session video study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man’s confidence and-in some cases-his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue-because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Man
    2. The Wound
    3. A Battle to Fight
    4. An Adventure to Live
    5. A Beauty to Rescue
    6. A Band of Brothers

    Designed for use with the Wild at Heart Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Captivating Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $44.99

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

    And yet, how many women ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they ought to be, but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live, the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

    In this video Bible study, the message of Captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now, as the Hero of your story-to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Woman
    2. The Wound
    3. Healing the Wound
    4. Beauty to Unveil
    5. Loving a Man
    6. Warrior Princess

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Captivating Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

    And yet, how many women ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they ought to be, but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live, the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

    In this video Bible study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), the message of Captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now, as the Hero of your story-to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Woman
    2. The Wound
    3. Healing the Wound
    4. Beauty to Unveil
    5. Loving a Man
    6. Warrior Princess

    Designed for use with the Captivating Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Captivating Video Series Updated Edition

    $29.99

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

    And yet, how many women ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they ought to be, but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live, the life she dreamed of as a little girl.In this video Bible study (study guide sold separately), the message of Captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now, as the Hero of your story-to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating

    Sessions include:
    The Heart of a Woman
    The Wound
    Healing the Wound
    Beauty to Unveil
    Loving a Man
    Warrior Princess

    Designed for use with the Captivating Study Guide (sold separately).

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  • Romans Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with (1) a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was written, (2) insights into key passages of Scripture, and (3) clear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives. Each study will be recorded in the author’s place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area.

    In 40 Days through the Book: Romans Study Guide (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado guides small-group members through Paul’s letter to the believers in the city of Rome, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers . . . and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Max’s teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to read the book of Romans on their own during the forty days they spend together in the study.

    Designed for use with the 40 Days Through the Book: Romans Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Marriage Course DVD Revised And Updated

    $39.99

    Today we are facing a global crisis when it comes to families. Marriages are under more pressure than ever. Many children are growing up without experiencing the security of their parents’ love and commitment to each other-and consequently are finding it harder to receive God’s unconditional love. There is an urgent need to invest in marriage and family life, for strong societies are built on strong families, and strong families are built on strong marriages.

    The Marriage Course, developed by Nicky and Sila Lee of Alpha, has been revised and updated to provide practical tools to help couples at every stage of their relationship. This update includes talks from experts including Dr. Gray Chapman, Dr. Henry Cloud, and Dr. Sue Johnson on topics such as money, sex, love languages, healthy boundaries, and building connections. The course will also cover how couples can:
    *Better understand each other’s needs
    *Communicate more effectively
    *Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflicts
    *Recover from the way they may have hurt each other
    *Recognize how their upbringing has affected their relationship
    *Improve relationships with parents and in-laws

    The Marriage Course is based on a Christian understanding of love and serves to strengthen marriages within the church while being accessible for all couples from any cultural background, with or without a background in the Christian faith.

    SESSIONS:
    1. Building Strong Foundations
    2. The Art of Communication
    3. Resolving Conflict
    4. The Power of Forgiveness
    5. The Impact of Family-Past and Present
    6. Good Sex
    7. Love in Action

    Extra Session: Coping with Times of Separation

    This DVD includes a Leader’s Guide, also sold separately.

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  • Gospel Driven Ministry

    $22.99

    From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These shepherds are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God’s people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to the Bible?

    In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson begins by looking at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how an individual–and a church community–can best identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In each chapter, Wilson looks at one of the core practices of pastoral ministry, including:
    *Preaching Sermons
    *Developing a Vibrant Prayer Life
    *Caring and Counseling
    *Pastoring Married and Single
    *Gospel-Centered Leadership
    *Fighting Sin and Spiritual Warfare
    *Resolving Conflict
    *Passing on the Ministry to Others

    In addition, Wilson provides practical resources including theological insights on baptism and the Lord’s Supper, guidance for wedding and funeral sermons, outlines for leading elder and deacon meetings, tips for interviewing new pastors, questions to ask at ordination, and advice on knowing when and how to leave a pastor role. This is a comprehensive, practical guide to pastoral ministry that prepares new pastors and equips those currently serving for long-term, healthy ministry.

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  • Starfish And The Spirit

    $24.99

    Leveraging the metaphor Ori popularized in his NYT best-selling book, The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman shows why the distributed structures of starfish organizations are uniquely fit to the church. They can function without a rigid central authority, and their regenerative abilities make them nimbler in reacting to external forces. Seeding starfish networks inside todays churches will prepare the church of tomorrow to be agile while still maintaining the necessary accountability to be effective.

    Rather than advocating the adoption of a starfish structure in place of the hierarchy of the spider, Brafman, along with pastors Lance Ford and Rob Wegner, emphasize the advantages of adapting the structure and order inherent in a spider organization toward a hybrid model–either a Spiderfish approach (leaning toward centralization) or a Starder approach (leaning toward decentralization).

    The Starfish and the Spirit is about creating a culture where church leaders view themselves as curators of a community on mission, not the source of certainty for every question and project. It is about creating a team of humble leaders in the middle of the church, not at the top–leaders who naturally reproduce multiple generations of leaders, from the middle out on mission. Imagine a church led by a team whose gifts and talents are completely unleashed, enabling everyone to show up and step up with all they really are. The joy and vigor coming from the collective strength, intelligence, and skill in the community of leaders not only brings greater potency but better yields for your ministry as well. What would it be like to see this kind of healthy leadership reproduced into the second, third, and fourth generation, on multiple strands?

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  • Tested And Approved Mentor Playbook

    $13.99

    Your best days in ministry are ahead of you. Invest in yourself.

    God has called you. You might be tired, discouraged, and disappointed. Or you may be brand-new to ministry and want to keep on the right track to be effective. In this book by Tom Lane, you’ll learn how to start, stay, and finish strong.

    This companion guide to the book Tested and Approved: 21 Lessons for Life and Ministry
    *Leads you on a personal journey of self-examination
    *Includes additional insights and illustrations
    *Guides you into an intimate conversation with God
    *Can be used individually, with an accountability group, or with a mentor

    Learn to enjoy a healthy, balanced life in ministry. Respect the platform you’ve been given as you partner with God’s purposes.

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  • Courage : Jesus And The Call To Brave Faith

    $39.99

    Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples.

    In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

    The six-session DVD features Tom Berlin guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.

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  • Courage Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples.

    In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

    The Leader Guide includes session outline for each group meeting with Scripture, prayer, opening activity, discussion questions, activity, and ending call to action.

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  • Courage : Jesus And The Call To Brave Faith

    $16.99

    Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples.

    In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

    Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Tom Berlin and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

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  • 2021 VBS Discovery On Adventure Island Super Starter Kit Plus Digital

    $224.99

    Cokesbury’s exciting 2021 VBS program invites everyone to explore the ways God’s great light shines in the world, and shows them how they can reflect that light in their own lives.

    From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from their Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God’s light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.

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  • Top 50 Bible Stories About Jesus For Elementary

    $24.99

    These Top 50 Bible Stories about Jesus for Elementary have everything you need to teach children ages five to ten for a whole year! It’s filled with great Bible stories; step-by-step, easy-to-use instructions; fun activities; and TONS of reproducible pages. These lessons have the tools you need to reach elementary children with Bible stories about God’s Son, Jesus.

    The book is split into three sections (Jesus’ Birth and Childhood; Jesus’ Life and Ministy; and Jesus’ Last Days, Death, and Resurrection), with each chapter focusing on a specific Bible passage about Jesus.

    Each chapter includes:

    *Bible Story
    *Memory Verse
    *Big Idea (main takeaway point)
    *Overview (suggested script for teachers)
    *Discussion Questions
    *Instructions and Materials List (for crafts, games, puzzles, and snacks depending on the chapter)
    *Take-Home Paper

    The Top 50 series aims to create the top resources for children’s ministries. Some are created from top authors and teachers in children’s ministries. Others combine some of our best lessons from favorite RoseKidz products (previously Rainbow Publishers) into a new, updated format. Enjoy the quick and easy-to-use reproducible resources packed with lessons, activities, and crafts. Includes top lessons every child should know that are volunteer and child-friendly!

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  • How To Prepare Your Church For New Christians (Revised)

    $8.99

    Updated in 2020, this booklet will help you find practical tips and strategies to prepare your church for new Christians and how to equip new believers.

    Is your church ready to care for new followers of Jesus Christ? Let’s consider some important questions: Is your church a place of love and acceptance? Is your church engaging in long-term training and discipleship of those who come to Christ? This booklet will help you find practical tips and strategies to answer these questions. Glean from the experience of thousands of churches that have successfully participated in Crusade evangelism sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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  • Jesus Revolution Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $125.00

    Jesus Revolution Leader Kit includes a Bible Study Book, the book on which the study is based, and two DVDs with 15- to 20-minute video teaching sessions. The Kit also includes codes for access to digital video downloads and additional resources through Wordsearch Bible.

    Throughout history, many cultures have experienced various spiritual awakenings. These eras are often short-lived, but the people who experienced them are transformed forever. That’s what happened to Greg Laurie during the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early ’70s. He entered these years as a drug-using hippie and exited as a new believer eager to see others come to know Christ, a quest he continues to this day.

    The Jesus Revolution Bible study draws important parallels between the cultural atmosphere of that period and our own time of spiritual apathy and outright hostility. Group participants will discover a forgotten part of recent American history and, along with it, a reason to believe that God is not finished with today’s generation and the next great American revival may be on its way.

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  • Jesus Revolution Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.00

    Jesus Revolution Bible Study Book includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, How to Use This Study, a leader guide, and tips for leading a group.

    Throughout history, many cultures have experienced various spiritual awakenings. These eras are often short-lived, but the people who experienced them are transformed forever. That’s what happened to Greg Laurie during the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early ’70s. He entered these years as a drug-using hippie and exited as a new believer eager to see others come to know Christ, a quest he continues to this day.

    The Jesus Revolution Bible study draws important parallels between the cultural atmosphere of that period and our own time of spiritual apathy and outright hostility. Group participants will discover a forgotten part of recent American history and, along with it, a reason to believe that God is not finished with today’s generation and the next great American revival may be on its way.

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  • Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Preteen Discipleship Guide

    $12.50

    The Forged: Faith Refined, Volume 7: Thrive Preteen Discipleship Guide includes pages for use during each session, daily devotion, journal pages, and parent pages. Preteens and leaders will have discussions on who the Holy Spirit is, how to discover and use their spiritual gifts, how to pray, and more as they learn to thrive as followers of Jesus. Purchase one for each preteen in the group.

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  • Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $21.00

    The Forged: Faith Refined, Volume 7: Thrive Leader Guide features 13 easy-to-use, low-tech sessions without media. Preteens and leaders will have discussions on who the Holy Spirit is, how to discover and use their spiritual gifts, how to pray, and more as they learn to thrive as followers of Jesus. Purchase one for each leader.

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  • Disability And The Church

    $18.00

    Pastor Lamar Hardwick was thirty-six years old when he found out he was on the autism spectrum. This revelation prompted him to reconsider the church’s responsibilities to the disabled community. Insisting that the good news of Jesus affirms God’s image in all people, Hardwick offers practical steps and strategies to build stronger, truly inclusive communities of faith.

    Lamar Hardwick was thirty-six years old when he found out he was on the autism spectrum. While this revelation helped him understand and process his own experience, it also prompted a difficult re-evaluation of who he was as a person. And as a pastor, it started him on a new path of considering the way disabled people are treated in the church. Disability and the Church is a practical and theological reconsideration of the church’s responsibilities to the disabled community. Too often disabled persons are pushed away from the church or made to feel unwelcome in any number of ways. As Hardwick writes, This should not be. He insists that the good news of Jesus affirms God’s image in all people, and he offers practical steps and strategies to build stronger, truly inclusive communities of faith.

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  • Comparison Girl Journaling Workbook (Workbook)

    $12.99

    A thoughtful, helpful workbook to delve even deeper into understanding the dangers of comparison

    An ideal companion for readers of Shannon Popkin’s Comparison Girl, this workbook, developed by Shannon herself, is designed to walk women through an even richer experience.

    Shannon takes the core message of each chapter in Comparison Girl and expands it here, helping readers not simply read but consider the real ways comparison has entered their lives and impacted their walk with God and those around them. Women will not only discover those hidden pockets of unexpected judgment, but will also learn how they can free themselves from the comparison trap.

    The workbook is appropriate for both group and individual Bible study, and includes journaling pages, coloring pages, personal Scripture studies, and extra notes from Shannon for daily blessings.

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  • Biblical Worship : Theology For God’s Glory

    $42.99

    A biblical theology of worship spanning both the Old and New Testaments

    While many books on worship focus on contemporary trends, Biblical Worship plumbs every book of the Bible to uncover its teaching on worship and then applies these insights to our lives and churches today. A team of respected evangelical scholars unearths insights into a variety of issues surrounding worship, including:
    *The Old Testament concept of worship
    *Worship before the Exodus
    *Worship in the Old Testament feasts and celebrations
    *Worship in the Psalms of Lament and Thanksgiving
    *The New Testament concept of worship
    *Worship in the Gospels
    *Worship in Acts
    *Worship in the Pastoral Epistles, and much more.

    Pastors, worship leaders, instructors, and anyone who wants to grow in their knowledge of the Bible’s full teaching on worship and how it applies today will benefit from this volume, part of the Biblical Theology for the Church series.

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  • 1 Corinthians A Video Study

    $139.99

    Scholar Paul Gardner uses the historical, theological and literary elements of Paul’s letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian letter in 1 Corinthians, A Video Study. His discussions of how the biblical text delivers consistent, challenging instruction will help pastors, church leaders, and Bible students to better understand the message of Paul to the Corinthians for today. Accessible to anyone seeking to learn more from Paul and the New Testament, these lessons examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and episodes of great theological depth.

    Alongside the 1 Corinthians commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, 1 Corinthians, A Video Study explores the book passage-by-passage. This letter to the Corinthians has been employed through generations of the church’s teaching on matters as diverse as marriage and singleness, sexual conduct and immorality, idolatry, use of spiritual gifts, the last things, the wisdom of the world and its impact on the church, pride, problems between the wealthy and the poor, church unity, and many other subjects. Gardner provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text and discusses how the message fits within the book itself and within broader biblical-theological context. Viewers will discover applications for today and see 1 Corinthians through new eyes.

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  • How To Worship A King Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    As priests, our purpose is to minister to God through worship and then carry His light and glory to a dark, hurting world. This is the most extraordinary privilege ever extended to flesh and blood. So why do many believers miss out on the joy and transformation that come from stepping into their priestly roles?

    Pastor Zach Neese shares powerful biblical truths and practical encouragement to help believers deepen their understanding of and passion for worship. He also offers time-tested wisdom for pastors and worship pastors.

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  • How To Worship A King Video Series

    $24.99

    As priests, our purpose is to minister to God through worship and then carry His light and glory to a dark, hurting world. This is the most extraordinary privilege ever extended to flesh and blood. So why do many believers miss out on the joy and transformation that come from stepping into their priestly roles?

    Pastor Zach Neese shares powerful biblical truths and practical encouragement to help believers deepen their understanding of and passion for worship. He also offers time-tested wisdom for pastors and worship pastors.

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  • Sons Not Servants

    $24.99

    One of the most powerful parables Jesus told is about the prodigal son in Luke 15. This young man made many mistakes and felt unworthy of an intimate relationship with his father. Believers today often think that their mistakes disqualify them from being children of God, but our heavenly Father does not see it that way.

    God gives every believer a robe of righteousness, a ring of authority, and shoes of sonship, which reflect the glorious truth of our relationship with Him.

    In this three-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris teaches:
    *What it means to live righteously as God’s children
    *How we have authority over the enemy’s schemes
    *Why our relationship with God is by grace, not what we do

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  • Sons Not Servants Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    One of the most powerful parables Jesus told is about the prodigal son in Luke 15. This young man made many mistakes and felt unworthy of an intimate relationship with his father. Believers today often think that their mistakes disqualify them from being children of God, but our heavenly Father does not see it that way.

    God gives every believer a robe of righteousness, a ring of authority, and shoes of sonship, which reflect the glorious truth of our relationship with Him.

    In this three-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris teaches:
    *What it means to live righteously as God’s children
    *How we have authority over the enemy’s schemes
    *Why our relationship with God is by grace, not what we do

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  • God Is

    $24.99

    It’s important to have a healthy view of God–one that is based not on your feelings or opinions. Your beliefs about God influence how you live, how you view yourself and others, and even how you respond to life’s trials. Your understanding about God also affects your relationship with Him and should be based on the truth of the Bible.

    In this five-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris offers a fresh perspective on God the Father’s character and heart. You will be encouraged as you learn:
    *How believing in the goodness of God helps you enjoy life
    *How God is fully merciful and fully just at the same time
    *How God is faithful and worthy of your trust
    *How God’s grace is unmerited, unearned, and unlimited
    *How God wants to partner with you in His plan for your life

    Your heavenly Father never changes. He loves you more than you’ll ever know!

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  • God Is Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    It’s important to have a healthy view of God–one that is based not on your feelings or opinions. Your beliefs about God influence how you live, how you view yourself and others, and even how you respond to life’s trials. Your understanding about God also affects your relationship with Him and should be based on the truth of the Bible.

    In this five-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris offers a fresh perspective on God the Father’s character and heart. You will be encouraged as you learn:
    *How believing in the goodness of God helps you enjoy life
    *How God is fully merciful and fully just at the same time
    *How God is faithful and worthy of your trust
    *How God’s grace is unmerited, unearned, and unlimited
    *How God wants to partner with you in His plan for your life

    Your heavenly Father never changes. He loves you more than you’ll ever know!

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  • 3 Steps To Victory

    $24.99

    Do you struggle spiritually, physically, professionally, or in your closest relationships? We all want success in every area of life. Here is the good news: if you are a follower of Jesus, He has already given you a way to overcome these struggles.

    In this three-part study designed for individual reflection or group experience, Pastor Robert Morris shares how to achieve personal victory. He explains the importance of:
    *Aligning your words and thoughts with God’s Word
    *Allowing the Bible to transform your mind, will, and emotions
    *Experiencing God’s presence and power with other believers

    This study will challenge you, inspire you, and give you the practical steps to become more than a conqueror!

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  • 3 Steps To Victory Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    Do you struggle spiritually, physically, professionally, or in your closest relationships? We all want success in every area of life. Here is the good news: if you are a follower of Jesus, He has already given you a way to overcome these struggles.

    In this three-part study designed for individual reflection or group experience, Pastor Robert Morris shares how to achieve personal victory. He explains the importance of:
    *Aligning your words and thoughts with God’s Word
    *Allowing the Bible to transform your mind, will, and emotions
    *Experiencing God’s presence and power with other believers

    This study will challenge you, inspire you, and give you the practical steps to become more than a conqueror!

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  • Navigating The Future

    $19.99

    Traditioned innovation is a habit of being and living that cultivates a certain kind of moral imagination shaped by storytelling and expressed in creative, transformational action. Moral imagination is about character, which depends on ongoing formation that takes place in friendships and communities that embody traditions and that are sustained by institutions.

    There is no quick-fix or set of techniques that will create a mindset of traditioned innovation. But we do believe that you can learn to cultivate it by:
    *Becoming immersed in an imaginative engagement with the story of God told through Scripture

    *Learning from exemplary institutions, communities, and people practicing traditioned innovation.

    *Discovering new skills for integrating character formation and dense networks of friendships, communities and institutions into your leadership and life.

    Navigating the Future will explore stories and tips for cultivating traditioned innovation that will stimulate your thinking and inspire your imagination for more faithful and fruitful living along with the cultivation of more vibrant, life-giving institutions.

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  • Freedom Starts Today

    $16.99

    Every church is filled with people who are struggling–often secretly–with addictions of all kinds. Porn, pills, food, money, alcohol, social media, body image, status, sex, anxiety–the list goes on and on. John Elmore is no stranger to addiction. Fifteen years ago, he put a loaded shotgun to his head and later had three doctors tell him he was going to die of alcoholism. More than 15 sober years later, he leads the world’s largest weekly recovery gathering, re:generation, where people journey toward healing in Christ.

    In Freedom Starts Today, he makes a huge promise to the addicted: you can be free from your struggle, and much sooner than you may think. Through easily digestible readings grounded in Scripture and the practice of daily surrender, Elmore shows you how to break the cycle of addiction, make war against sin, and find your identity in who you are and not the shame of what you have done–one day at a time.

    Leave behind struggles, addiction, and shame as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the love, mercy, and forgiveness of the God who is not only by your side but on your side.

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  • Recovering Biblical Manhood And Womanhood

    $39.99

    A Guide to Navigate Evangelical Feminism

    In a society where gender roles are a hot-button topic, the church is not immune to the controversy. In fact, the church has wrestled with varying degrees of evangelical feminism for decades. As evangelical feminism has crept into the church, time-trusted resources like Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood help remind Christians of what the Bible has to say.

    In this new edition of the award-winning best seller, more than 20 influential men and women such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, and Elisabeth Elliot offer thought-provoking essays responding to the challenge egalitarianism poses to life in the church and in the home. Covering topics like role distinctions in the church, how biblical manhood and womanhood should work out in practice, and women in the history of the church, this helpful resource will help readers learn to orient their beliefs with God’s unchanging word in an ever-changing culture.

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  • Elijah Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $23.75

    Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated, highlight moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

    And Elijah-calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

    Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory-months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

    This 7-session Bible study, on one of the premier ancient prophets, is your invitation to surrender to that process.

    Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

    Join author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on a journey through the life and times of Elijah. Discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

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  • Radiant Church : Restoring The Credibility Of Our Witness

    $17.00

    Something is not right. The witness of the church in North America is eroding.

    Many Christians are alarmed by the decline in church attendance and seek a culprit. Too often, we point the finger away from the church, make culture the enemy, and build walls between us and others. But our antagonism and enemy-making are toxins that further eat away at our witness. Is there a better way? Tara Beth Leach could easily be one of those millennials giving up on the church. Instead, she is a pastor who loves the church and is paradoxically hopeful for its future. In an era where the church has lost much of its credibility, Leach casts a radiant vision for Christians to rediscover a robust, attractive witness. We need to name the toxic soil we’ve grown in, repent for past wrongs, and lean into a better way to become the church that Jesus proclaimed we would be. Leach casts down idolatrous false images of God to recover a winsome picture of a kingdom of abundance and goodness. We can be sustained by practices that will tune our hearts to God’s and form us into the radiant communities God intends for us and those around us.

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  • Hebrews : A Commentary For Biblical Preaching And Teaching

    $36.99

    Kerux Commentaries enable pastors and teachers to understand and effectively present the main message in a biblical text.

    Each volume uniquely combines the insights of an experienced Bible exegete (trained in interpretation) and a homiletician (trained in preaching). These two authors work together to explain the essential message for the original listeners or readers, unpack its timeless truth, and then provide a contemporary restatement and communication insights for the key biblical concept. Every book is a resource designed and written with the real needs of the pastor and teacher always in sight, providing many ways to creatively express the principal thought in a biblical passage.

    Based on the Big Idea preaching model, Kerux enhances the reader’s ability to deliver a message that is biblical, cohesive, and dynamic.

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  • 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry

    $23.99

    A veteran pastor answers the questions that today’s pastors are asking

    In 40 Questions about Pastoral Ministry, veteran pastor Phil Newton provides trustworthy answers to 40 of the most common and pressing questions relating to the life and work of the pastor. Covering five major categories-such as development, practices, and preaching-Newton equips pastors to successfully handle everyday duties and challenges, including:
    *Remaining spiritually healthy
    *Strengthening your marriage
    *Dealing with discouragement
    *Avoiding pitfalls
    *Leading elders’ meetings
    *Mentoring future leaders
    *Preaching through books of the Bible
    *Conducting marriages and funerals
    *Practicing church discipline
    *Leading change and revitalization, and much more

    Basing his answers on Scripture, theological reflection, and personal experience, Newton serves as a mentor and guide for pastors at every stage of ministry. The questions and answers are self-contained, and topics of interest can be easily located. Pastors will want to consult this volume often for authoritative advice on all aspects of pastoral ministry.

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  • Engaging Generation Z

    $17.99

    A holistic approach to reaching Generation Z in your local church

    To disciple the youth in our student ministries today, we have to understand the unique characteristics of Generation Z, and apply lessons learned from recent decades of youth ministry. Pastor and professor Timothy McKnight brings a wealth of new insights, resources, and guidance for reaching today’s adolescents.

    Following an overview of the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of Generation Z, McKnight provides youth pastors and volunteers with a complete plan for discipling adolescents through the local church. This includes practical advice on topics such as:
    *Engaging parents in youth ministry
    *Holistically guiding students in their beliefs, behavior, and affections
    *Equipping adult leaders who can serve as role models
    *Working with pastors, staff, and church leaders
    *Helping parents develop rites of passage for their children as they move into adulthood
    *Raising expectations for adolescents to encourage them to grow toward maturity

    Based on years of personal experience and practice, Engaging Generation Z provides everything youth ministers need to equip, grow, and encourage today’s generation of young people to follow Christ, and to take their student ministry to the next level.

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  • Rest In The Storm 20th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

    $19.99

    A best-seller among seminarians and seasoned leaders alike, this 20th anniversary edition offers updated and expanded content for readers familiar with the original as well as those new to the work. In both modest and substantial additions throughout, the expanded edition also features a new Author’s Introduction, two fresh chapters on Cultivating Meaningful Friendships and Unleashing Dynamic Creativity, and two original sermons, Living at a Sacred Pace and Stopping, Stepping Back, and Stepping Up Stronger!

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