Together We Equip
Author: Jody Dean, Hal Stewart
Publisher: WestBow Press
In Together We Equip, you will discover the biblical foundation for equipping others. Equipping others in ministry is a process you bring with you as the leader! Its both personal and public. Its you as an individual and your church. This book will challenge you to take responsibility to grow spiritually, engage the culture, and share the gospel. Further, you will discover the impact of discipleship in the local church by examining mentoring small groups and preaching as relevant means to equip others. In the later chapters of the book, seasoned church ministry leaders with years of experience in making disciples through equipping ministry of the local church share many practical ways to equip others and lead church ministries: childrens ministry youth ministry collegiate ministry mens and womens ministry adult and senior adult ministries. Many ministry leaders do not know how to make disciples. They know, accept, and believe the Great Commission (Matt. 28: 1920). Yet they struggle with practical approaches and methods to carry out a viable equipping ministry. The book will help you elevate the importance of personal growth, making disciples, and assist you to align your age-graded and gender-based ministry leadership development.
Author: Reggie Joiner
Publisher: David C Cook
Think Orange encourages churches and families to rethink the way they approach ministering to children and teenagers by combining their efforts under one strategy.
Once upon a time, Moses had had enough. Exhausted by the challenge of leading the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land, Moses cried out to God, "What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? . . . If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me" (Exodus 11:11, 15). If that sounds hauntingly familiar to you, you may be the senior pastor of a contemporary church. The burden of Christian leadership is becoming increasingly unbearable--demanding skills not native to the art of pastoring; demanding time that makes sabbath rest and even normal sleep patterns seem extravagant; demanding inhuman levels of efficiency, proficiency and even saintliness. No wonder pastors seem and even feel less human these days. No wonder they burn out or break down at an alarming rate; no wonder the church is missing the mark on its mission. In Creating a Missional Culture, JR Woodward offers a bold and surprisingly refreshing model for churches--not small adjustments around the periphery of a church's infrastructure but a radical revisioning of how a church ought to look, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity. The end result looks surprisingly like the church that Jesus created and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.
Equip & Perfect: Worship
Author: Dr. A. Ben Cheriyan
Publisher: WestBow Press
The purpose of this devotional is to allow the church worship team to come together prior to rehearsal or service for a time of learning, encouraging, strengthening, and prayer. This book presents a weekly devotional based on topics that are relevant for the individual team member, as well as the corporate spiritual growth of the group. Each devotional will have a biblical lesson and verse as the main topic, along with a contemporary application in worship. Equip & Perfect: Worship is designed to guide discussions and to help better understand the importance of worshiping God.
Author: Donald S. Whitney
Gathering together for worship is an indispensable part of your family’s spiritual life. It is a means for God to reveal himself to you and your loved ones in a powerful way. This practical guide by Donald S. Whitney will prove invaluable to families—with or without children in the home—as they practice God-glorifying, Christ-exalting worship through Bible reading, prayer, and singing. Includes a discussion guide in the back for small groups. Sign up for a free 5-day email course on family worship at crossway.org/FamilyWorship101.
Can the African American family thrive in the 21st century? According to the authors, It is through flexibility, resiliency, clarification of values and commitment to God that the black family can continue to survive, in spite of pressures bearing down upon it. The book contains guidelines for strengthening single parent, dual parent, and extended African American families. Each chapter contains case studies and Bible applications.
Author: Jonathan R Staley
The purpose of this book is to enlighten, entertain, and elevate the higher consciousness of man for the betterment of his estate. Book also includes free workout and nutrition regimen.
NaviDating is a 15-Day, Side-by-Side study written for couples wanting to found their relationships on Christ and Godly principles in the midst of the ever changing dating culture. This study is designed to pinpoint real issues that you as a woman are bound to face and equip you with the tools and wisdom you will need to honor God and the guy you're dating (or will date) in a practical, tangible, and Biblical way. The topic and study questions of each devotional match in both the men's and women's booklet, but this booklet is written from Jordan's perspective while the men's booklet is written from Matt's perspective. Regardless of where you are in your faith or how long you've been dating, this devotional cuts out the fluff and helps you work through the things that matter most. It will help you found your relationship (or future relationship) on what matters most, have the discussions that need to be had, work through the heart issues behind the issues you face, and ultimately, stand firm in a world that whispers, "anything goes."
Have You Ever Met a Great Leader? It's incredible when someone uses their gifts to make you feel valued and inspire you to greatness. What does it take to develop that kind of heart and influence? How can you become a leader like Jesus? Join Boyd Bailey as he shows you how to mirror Jesus's heart and make a positive difference in those around you. Explore 11 common traits that mark successful leaders, and learn the keys to growth in wisdom and humility. Through practical teaching, you will find that great leadership begins when you turn your focus to God and model Him in your attitude, conversations, and actions. A faithful life and humble spirit make you a leader worth following. When you lean into the Lord and learn from His example of perfect leadership, you will see lives transformed—beginning with your own!
Preaching occurs when a holy man of God opens the Word of God and says to the people of God, “Come and experience God with me in this text.” Encountering God through Expository Preaching ushers preachers of all levels of experience through the practical steps necessary to preach with power. The authors not only cover the exegetical skills and homiletical techniques necessary for sound preaching, but they also dive deeper to emphasize how a pastor’s character and reliance upon the Holy Spirit are essential to preaching God’s word effectively. As the preacher encounters God in preaching, he will preach with spiritual power and see lives transformed and churches strengthened.
Premier Renewal Leaders Present Complete, Accessible Guide to Healing Ministry The Bible is full of accounts of miraculous healing. And God is moving as amazingly today as he was back then. Thousands are being healed all over the world--and his children are part of it. For the first time, premier renewal leaders Bill Johnson and Randy Clark team up to equip Christians to minister healing. Grounded from start to finish in Scripture, Johnson and Clark lay out the rich theological and historical foundation for healing in the church today. Full of inspiring stories, this book offers practical, proven, step-by-step guidance to ministering healing, including how to • understand the authority of the believer in healing • create an atmosphere of faith • receive words of knowledge • implement the five-step model of healing prayer The ministry of healing is not reserved for a select few. God's miraculous healing is part of the Good News--and every believer can become a conduit for his healing power.
Together is Better
Author: Simon Sinek
Most of us live our lives by accident???we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose. This unique and delightful little book makes the point that together is better in a quite unexpected way. Simon Sinek, bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, blends the wisdom he has gathered from around the world with a heartwarming, richly illustrated original fable -- publisher.
How we see Christ and how we read the Bible are directly related. And while many people are encouraged to know that the Bible is about Christ, they end up discouraged when they can't explain how the Bible's various parts relate to him. Some attempt to force the pieces of the Bible together, making superficial jumps to Jesus. Others give up trying to understand the Bible altogether, losing confidence in God's Word. So, how can we read the Bible in such way as to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ on every page of Scripture? We need a full reading of Scripture, one that reads the Bible according to its nature, its structure, and its own agenda. You'll learn how to: read the Bible according to according to three biblical contexts: the immediate context, the unfolding context, and the final context recognize how different parts of the Bible interlock with other parts of the Bible, fitting together like a puzzle embrace the story of the Bible as our own, to live this story out, and to share this story with our neighbors and the nations Along the way, Wellum and Hunter explore the connecting thread of covenant and how it ties several key biblical figures together. They also unpack some of the trickier questions Bible readers face today including how the Old Testament law applies today as well as several apologetic challenges to the Old Testament. For the first time, you will be able to see the Bible's multi-layered story and how it is held together by one plan of God to glorify himself in salvation. You'll come away with a clearer and more profound vision of our own need as sinners, of God in all of his grace, and of Jesus in all of his glory. X