Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry
Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry builds on experience and wisdom developed through The Naming Project, a ministry created at the intersection of youth, faith, and LGBTQ identity. Ministry cofounder Ross Murray shows congregations how to examine their values and create a program that affirms LGBTQ youth in their faith and their identity, accepts and welcomes diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and equips future leaders for the church and the LGBTQ community.
Clergy Burnout, Revised and Expanded: Surviving in Turbulent Times
In Clergy Burnout, Fred Lehr explores the nature and practice of codependence in the life and ministry of clergy. In short, insightful, and easily accessible chapters, he offers many useful examples along with hard-won and carefully distilled wisdom for ministry amid today's cultural shifts.
The Right Road: Life Choices for Clergy
Many clergy are in startlingly bad health. Not only do they regularly report depression, stress, and serious family and financial problems, they also exhibit...
A Future without Walls: Confronting Our Divisions
A Future without Walls offers a comprehensive and complex analysis of Othering, while unveiling the connections between our divisions and the roots, forms, and consequences of the walls that have been erected. The dividing walls are more than a problem calling for a quick fix. They are embedded in both our history and our current culture and demand fundamental transformation. The book offers concrete steps forward to help us dismantle these walls.
The Church in Act: Lutheran Liturgical Theology in Ecumenical Conversation
This book explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action.
Clergy Burnout: Recovering from the 70-Hour Week...and Other Self-Defeating Practices
In this highly accessible book, Fred Lehr clarifies the nature and practice of clergy codependence. In short, insightful, and highly readable chapters, filled...
Clothed in Nothingness: Consolation for Suffering
Where is God when one suffers? How may one be consoled? How do people understand their religious beliefs in relation to suffering? When they encounter genuine...
Living Stories: Pastoral Counseling in Congregational Context
Pastoral counseling, Donald Capps believes, should not be just another servicelike chartered toursthat churches provide for their members. Rather,...
Eighth-Day Discipleship: A New Vision for Faith, Work, and Economics
Eighth-Day Discipleship explores the fruitful connection between faith, work, and economics in the church today. Integration of these elements is seen as critical to living meaningfully as Christian disciples in the world. The author draws on elements of Luther's Catechism to build an evangelical design for the disciple's life.
Elders Rising: The Promise and Peril of Aging
Riding the age wave with grace In this inspiring book, Roland D. Martinson draws on the folk wisdom and experience of over fifty persons between...
The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal
The Storied Church focuses on story-centered church renewal and is born of a suspicion that the restorative, transformative, life-giving function that stories have for us as individuals may serve communities of faithful people as well. If stories help us survive as human creatures, why can't they help churches survive? This book is a tool to empower pastors and lay leaders to effect revitalizing change in their faith communities. Each chapter includes questions for reflection.
Deeply rooted in the traditions of the church, Charles Taylor brings both the resources of faith and the skills of contemporary psychology to bear in the...
The Student Bible Atlas
For over twenty-five years, The Student Bible Atlas has been a trusted companion for Bible students of all ages and interests. Clear, concise, colorful, and priced for any budget, there are nearly 100,000 copies in print!
Recovering Abundance: Twelve Practices for Small-Town Leaders
Recovering Abundance invites readers to join a movement of renewal for small towns and rural communities. Andy Stanton-Henry explores twelve civic-spiritual practices, rooted in Jesus's miracle among the multitude, demonstrating how it has been embodied in ordinary leaders and how it can be applied today.
The Pastor: A Spirituality
Renowned liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop has composed a rich, meditative, and explicitly ecumenical spirituality for working pastors - whatever and...
Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation
The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a dramatic rescue of stewardship, freeing it from any connection whatsoever to "paying the...
Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives
Includes Free Downloads
Who is the Holy Spirit? How does the Spirit work in our lives as individuals, families, communities, and in the world at large? What would happen if we claimed...
A Servant's Manual: Christian Leadership for Tomorrow
Christians and their institutions are stuck, says Michael Foss, stuck in the thinking and dilemmas of the past. This short volume is a plea for Christians to...
Treasures Old and New: Images in the Lectionary
In Treasures Old and New Gail Ramshaw illuminates forty primary images from the three-year lectionary. With each of the images she considers related terms,...
Executive Values: A Christian Approach to Organizational Leadership
What does it really take to add lasting value to your organization today? In Executive Values, Kurt Senske demonstrates how Christian values support long term...
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