There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn't a testament to you. It's a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our @lt;i@gt;soulprint.@lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt; @lt;br@gt;@lt;b@gt;God would like to introduce you to yourself.@lt;/b@gt;@lt;br@gt; @lt;br@gt;In @lt;i@gt;Soulprint, @lt;/i@gt;Mark pours the contagious energy he's known for into helping you experience the joy of discovering who you @lt;i@gt;are...@lt;/i@gt;and the freedom of discovering who you're@lt;i@gt; not. @lt;/i@gt;The wonderful fact is that your uniqueness is God's gift to you, and it's also your gift ... more
This companion training manual to Real-Life Discipleship provides unique guidance and insight to pastors, church leaders, and their disciples as they work to create an effective discipleship program. With a thorough, results-oriented process that can be applied in other contexts and cultures, this manual explains the necessary components of disciplemaking so that every church member can play a part in reaching others for Christ. This leader's resource shows you how to cultivate new leaders for the future and equip them to make disciples.
Learn from churches that have made serving their communities a priority with dramatic results. Your church can be a firm pillar in your community because of the unwavering truth and love of its members. Attract new believers and reach hurt and skeptical people through service. Help your members deepen their spiritual commitment through service.
Discover practical ways to change your community, starting now. From the minister to the mechanic and the teen to the tenured, your church will expand God's kingdom when it extends his love to the people in your community.
Real Life Discipleship contains proven tools and strategies that strengthen small groups and create intentional disciples. Discover what the Bible says about true and effective discipleship with these strategies and practices from Real Life Ministries, one of America's fastest-growing churches. The book is most effective when accompanied by the interactive Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual for use with potential disciples.
In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It's a strategy that enabled Osborne's congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation---without any marketing or special programming. Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church's phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our di ... more
All the members of your stewardship team, except for your pastor, stewardship team leader, and guest leader, will need a copy of this manual. You will need one copy each of the StewardshipProgram with Guest Leader Guide and CDROM for your pastor, stewardship team leader, and guest leader. Don t forgetyour Estimateof Giving Cards for your congregation to use when makingtheir commitment for the coming year. (ISBN978-0-687-06406-9) Pkg. of 100
A message of revitalization and encouragement for leaders before they leave the ministry. Wayne Cordeiro, author of Doing Church as a Team, found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after founding what is now the largest church in Hawaii, he found himself depleted. Wayne took a season out of his growing ministry to recharge and refocus on the truly important. He got back in touch with his life, got back in proper balance, and re-energized his spirit through Christ and came back to serve with new passion and joy. Wayne first gave this message at a Willow Creek Leadership Summit, where it was the highest-rated presentation by those in attendance.
HOME RUN is the story of Kevin Myers, a Christian leader who found himself hitting walls in his personal and professional life as the high expectations he had for a church plant spiraled into a train wreck for five years. Through a season of brokenness, the discovery of God's pattern for living, and the mentoring of John Maxwell, Kevin turned around his life and leadership. God taught Kevin that he was living his life backwards. He discovered a biblical pattern for living, which transformed his life, leadership, and relationships. Only then did the church start growing.
Now he and John are teaching others what Kevin learned so that readers can also apply the lessons and live life to the fullest as Jesus promised in Joh ... more