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  • Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict

    Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict

    In Mission Rift, David E. Woolverton reorients our view of congregational conflict. In part 1, he examines conflict from a theological and ecclesiological framework, exploring why it may be essential to discipleship and mission. In part 2, he presents six principles of missional leadership, challenging pastors and other leaders to create environments that use conflict as a tool to facilitate growth and empower a congregation's witness within the community and beyond.

    9781506464770

    $5.75

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  • Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals

    Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals

    Proclamation and Celebration focuses homiletically on the six principal festivals of the church year: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Holy Trinity...

    9780800698201

    $20.00

  • Reclaiming the ''E'' Word: Waking Up to Our Evangelical Identity

    Reclaiming the ''E'' Word: Waking Up to Our Evangelical Identity

    Includes Free Downloads
    In this third book in the best-selling Reclaiming series, Kelly A. Fryer asks and answers such important questions as: What does the word ''evangelical''...

    9780806680064

    $11.99

  • The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

    The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

    Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic "dos and dont's" of...

    9780806620947

    $19.00

  • Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

    Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

    Jessicah Krey Duckworth presents the stark differences between the established congregation and the disestablished one, intentionally equipped to facilitate the encounter between new and established members.

    9780800699390

    $22.00

  • For Every Matter under Heaven: Preaching on Special Occasions

    For Every Matter under Heaven: Preaching on Special Occasions

    In For Every Matter under Heaven: Preaching on Special Occasions, Beverly Zink-Sawyer and Donna Giver-Johnston offer a process for creating biblically grounded, relevant sermons for events that arise from calendars, celebrations, or circumstances by considering the occasion, the gathered listeners, and the ways God is at work in that season.

    9781506465791

    $19.99

  • A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness

    A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness

    Fifty percent of Americans, including clergy, are lonely, according to leadership development consultants Mary Kay DuChene and Mark Sundby. In A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness, they offer research, tools, and remedies for clergy to embark on the path toward a healthy sense of contentment and belonging and more effective leadership.

    9781506473819

    $22.99

  • Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    The metaphor of wilderness journeying and the biblical book of Numbers take center stage in Cory Driver's creative account of life in wilderness times, a hallmark metaphor for the life of faith. The author combines the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused. It includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

    9781506463216

    $19.99

  • Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Journeying in the Wilderness places a confessional understanding of faith in dialogue with five contextually altering forces in order to provide a pathway for congregations to reimagine faith formation in the midst of twenty-first-century realities. The use of stories, nontechnical language, and biblical perspectives make this work accessible for congregational leaders and others who seek to explore new directions in forming faith. Each chapter includes leadership competencies, shared practices, and group discussion questions.

    9781506455600

    $19.99

  • Liberating Youth from Adolescence

    Liberating Youth from Adolescence

    Liberating youth through theological reflection on vocation Jeremy Paul Myers, a seasoned expert in youth and family ministry, calls the church to challenge the dominant...

    9781506433431

    $4.75

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  • Introduction to Christian Liturgy

    Introduction to Christian Liturgy

    Designed as a general introduction to Christian liturgy, this book explores the meaning, history, and practice of worship in Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant traditions...

    9780800698850

    $34.00

  • A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship: How to Begin and Lead Band-Based Worship

    A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship: How to Begin and Lead Band-Based Worship

    This is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation...

    9780806695907

    $24.99

  • Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation

    Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation

    Teresa L. Fry Brown introduces preachers to the effective use of voice and body in the animation of the word in the preaching moment. Suggestions and exercises...

    9780800604479

    $22.00

  • The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

    The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

    In a series of engaging essays and responses, the book explores how evangelism has functioned within Lutheranism...

    9780806651095

    $24.00

  • Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations

    Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations

    Bacher and Inskeep believe that mainline denominations serve as caretakers of the important American expressions of Christianity, and if they are weak or lost,...

    9780806651422

    $14.99

  • One Anothering, Volume 1: Biblical Building Blocks for Small Groups

    One Anothering, Volume 1: Biblical Building Blocks for Small Groups

    Eleven sessions, based on such themes as "love one another," "bear one another's burdens," "submit to one another," and "encourage one another." Includes...

    9780806690551

    $16.00

  • Preaching Mark

    Preaching Mark

    An expert guide from Galillee to Jerusalem This new resource examines the major literary units of Mark's Gospel with an eye toward helping the pastor in...

    9780800634285

    $21.00

  • Turn Your Church Inside Out: Building a Community for Others

    Turn Your Church Inside Out: Building a Community for Others

    A primer for reinvigorating church life Drawing on his experience as pastor of one of the largest and fastest-growing congregations in America, Walt...

    9780806640341

    $16.00

  • Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative

    Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative

    In Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative, celebrated author Walter Wangerin Jr. illustrates the power of well-told stories and shows how important embracing story is as an essential tool for preaching and teaching the gospel. The book offers a theology of story that is profoundly incarnational as the Word takes on flesh in practiced speech.

    9781506481753

    $19.99

  • Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness

    Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness

    Dutiful Love explores the distinctive relationship between self-sacrificial love and caregiving when that duty to care extends over the course of an entire lifetime because of social limitations placed upon people with severe mental illness. The author draws upon her own experiences as the sibling of someone with mental illness. The book includes discussion questions, making it an ideal resource for individual reflection, church study groups, and college, seminary, and university classrooms.

    9781506464886

    $24.00

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