The God Who Goes before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership

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B&H Academic #ad - However, without scripture as our authority, flawed views of God's purposes and human nature will skew our understanding of the character and practices of God-called leaders. In this book, wilder and jones redefine leadership as Christ-centered followership and present a radically countercultural perspective on leadership practices in the church today.

 . By considering the whole canon of scripture as their supreme and sufficient authority, Wilder and Jones present both pastors and laity with a Christ-centered, kingdom-focused vision of godly leadership. When it comes to leadership, there is much to be learned from empirical research and from marketplace leaders.

The God Who Goes before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership #ad - In the god who goes before You, Michael S. Wilder and timothy paul jones establish a foundation for Christian leadership that draws not from human assumptions, but from the wisdom of God.

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Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development

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B&H Books #ad - More than that, he has decided what His people are to do with that leadership. When leaders emerge from some churches, it is often by accident. From the first recordings of history God has made it clear that He has designed creation to be led by His covenant people. Most churches merely exist. Something is off.

Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development #ad - All three are essential for leaders to be formed through the ministry of a local church. Many churches do not develop leaders intentionally and consistently. Authors eric geiger author of bestselling simple church and Creature of the Word and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders.

Something is missing. Whether you are called to lead your home, or in your community, in the marketplace, in God’s church, if you are called by God you are called to lead others to worship the glory of God in Jesus Christ. God has designed His people to lead.

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The Vine Project

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Matthias Media #ad - In this much-anticipated book, colin marshall and Tony Payne answer the question they have been asked countless times by pastors and church leaders all around the world since the publication of "The Trellis and the Vine". The book guides your ministry leadership team through a five-phase process for growth and change, with biblical input, practical ideas, resources, case studies, exercises and projects along the way.

You will be helped to: clarify and sharpen your convictions phase 1 reform your own personal life to express these convictions Phase 2 honestly evaluate every aspect of your current church or ministry culture Phase 3 devise some key plans for change and put them into effect Phase 4 keep the momentum going and overcome obstacles Phase 5.

So my question is this: what can we do about it? how can we shape the whole culture of our church around disciple-making?" In "The Vine Project", Marshall and Payne provide a roadmap and resources for this sort of church-wide culture change. The question goes like this: "Look, I've read your book, and it expresses what I have always thought about Christian ministry.

The Vine Project #ad - The vine project" shows how that mind-shift can and must shape every aspect of what you are doing as a congregation of Christ's people to make disciples of all nations. The trellis and the Vine" proposed a "ministry mind-shift that changes everything". But as i kept reading, i had this sinking feeling that what actually happens in our church is still a long way from the kind of disciple-making ministry vision you outline and that I believe in.

For more information and help in working through 'The Vine Project', and much more, case studies, videos, templates, as well as additional resources, the PDF of the Team Manual, visit thevineproject. Com a website is run by Colin Marshall and the team at Vinegrowers.

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Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective

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Kregel Academic & Professional #ad - Timothy paul jones have been the primary architects of the theological foundations for what has become known as “family-equipping ministry”―a recognition that the generations need one another and that parents have an inherent responsibility for the discipleship of their children. Dr. Randy Stinson and Dr.

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Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples

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Wesleyan Publishing House #ad - This resource is for leaders in the trenches--those who: see parents disengaging from their children's spiritual development, see too many students leave for college and drop out of church, or are frustrated with programmed ministries that fail to produce results. Based on solid research, this field guide unpacks how real-life churches can narrow the gap between present reality and the biblical ideal of faith-nurturing families.

Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples #ad - . Scripture calls parents to train and nurture their children's faith. How can churches best equip families to disciple their children? Family ministry expert Dr. Timothy paul jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children's lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation.

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When the Church Was a Family: Recapturing Jesus' Vision for Authentic Christian Community

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B&H Academic #ad - With confidence, author joseph hellerman writes intentionally to traditional church leaders and emerging church visionaries alike, believing what is detailed here about Jesus’ original vision for authentic Christian community will deeply satisfy the relational longings of both audiences. Spiritual formation occurs primarily in the context of community.

When the Church Was a Family: Recapturing Jesus' Vision for Authentic Christian Community #ad - But as the modern cultural norm of what social scientists call “radical American individualism” extends itself, many Christians grow lax in their relational accountability to the church. Faith threatens to become an “i” not “us, ” a “my God” not “our God” concern. When the church was a family calls believers back to the wisdom of the first century, examining the early Christian church from a sociohistorical perspective and applying the findings to the evangelical church in America today.

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Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible New Studies in Biblical Theology

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IVP Academic #ad - Laniak, provided prototypes for leaders that followed, and formed the background for the ministry of Jesus, the good shepherd. Scripture says, "i will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding" Jeremiah 3:15. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles.

. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead. In this new studies in biblical theology volume, laniak draws on a wide range of Old and New Testament texts to develop the biblical theology of "shepherd" imagery, and concludes with some principles and implications for contemporary pastoral ministry.

Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible New Studies in Biblical Theology #ad - The nsbt series is edited by D. A wonderful resource for pastors, teachers and seminary students, as well as readers interested in the study of biblical imagery. A. These traditions, explains author Timothy S. Most of israel's pastoral imagery is grounded in two traditions: Moses as God's under-shepherd and David as shepherd-king.

The pastoral role was central to the ongoing life of local churches in the Christian movement, to lead his people, and today's pastors are still called to be shepherds after God's own heart, living on the margins of settled society, to their eternal home.

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Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos

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Oxford University Press #ad - David hernandez is just one of the many individuals whose stories inform Soul Mates, which draws on both national surveys and in-depth interviews to paint a detailed portrait of the largely positive influence exercised by churches on relationships and marriage among African Americans and Latinos-and whites as well.

Soul mates shines a much-needed spotlight on the lives of strong and happy minority couples. The book offers a wealth of critical insight into the effect of religion on minority relationships, as well as the unique economic and cultural challenges facing African American and Latino families in twenty-first-century America.

After he joined victory chapel-a vibrant bronx-based Pentecostal church-he saw his life change in many ways: today he is a member of the NYPD, the father of three, married, and still an active member of his church. Wilcox and wolfinger provide a compelling look at faith and family life among blacks and Latinos.

Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos #ad - In 1994, david hernandez, a small-time drug-dealer in Spanish Harlem, got out of the drug business and turned his life over to God. Wilcox and wolfinger find that both married and unmarried minority couples who attend church together are significantly more likely to enjoy happy relationships than black and Latino couples who do not regularly attend.

They argue that churches serving these communities promote a code of decency encompassing hard work, temperance, and personal responsibility that benefits black and Latino families.

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Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ New Studies in Biblical Theology, 8

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IVP Academic #ad - The new testament finds many ways to depict the relationship of Christians and their Lord. Drawing insights from this, he goes on to unfold the metaphor of slavery to Christ. Among the topics discussed are slavery and spiritual freedom, ownership, lordship, and privilege. Harris sets out to uncover what it means to be a slave of Christ.

In this new studies in Biblical Theology volume, Murray J. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead. Slave of christ is a model of good biblical theology, providing insights both for future study of the Bible and for practical application.

Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ New Studies in Biblical Theology, 8 #ad - The nsbt series is edited by D. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. They are his disciples, sons, daughters and friends. But it is perhaps too little recognized that they are also his slaves.

He begins by assessing the nature of actual slavery in the Greco-Roman world and the New Testament's attitude towards it. A.

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On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church

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New Growth Press #ad - Lots of extra attention. Holistic: on guard is full of pastoral wisdom, recognizing that the church s response to abuse must be more comprehensive in line with her calling than a simple legal policy or clinical analysis. What s yours? on guard is: timely: since Sandusky and the scandals in the Catholic Church, the issue of sexual abuse has shifted to the forefront of our collective mind.

Predator in the pews, /p> "Jimmy" joined the church a year ago. Before long, he volunteered to teach a Sunday School class and got to know eight-year-old Peter. Things started innocently. Sensitive: presents difficult material clearly, but is not unnecessarily graphic. Child protection policy: equips church staff to build the child protection policy that s right for an individual congregation and provides sample material.

On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church #ad - Gifts for Peter. Jimmy took advantage of Peter. In on guard, deepak reju examines why child predators target churches and offers eleven straightforward strategies to protect children from abuse and to help young victims recover if it does happen. And then it happened. Church, be on guard! child abuse can happen anywhere, and we need a plan for how to prevent and respond to it.

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Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders

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Baker Books #ad - Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders #ad - Baker Books. First published in 1999, advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers•a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model •useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy •diagrams to help illustrate concepts •a new section on spiritual formationThe methods in this book are proven to work, having already helped many churches articulate their vision and implement their mission.

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