All Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine.There is vine work the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ Vine work is the Great Commission.And there is trellis work creating and maintaining the physical
Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach It s not enough to simply know what to believe theology or, on the other hand, how to do ministry methodology they need something in between They need help thinking about
There s no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, effective approach to
The simple revolution is here From the iPod design to Google s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world Multi awarded 1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel sharing methods of Jesus No bells or whistles required Based on case studies of
What makes for a healthy church A large congregation Plentiful parking Vibrant music You may have read books on this topic before but not like this one This new expanded edition of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is not an instruction manual for church growth It is a pastor s recommendation of
Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to
In order to define biblical eldership, we must go back to the only God given, authoritative source, the text of Holy Scripture Church history demonstrates the disastrous consequences of drifting from the light of Scripture This book fulfills the need for an in depth study on the topic, based in
What makes for good preaching In this accessible volume written for preachers and preachers in training pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God s Word In addition to offering practical, step by step guidance for preachers, this
What is an ideal church, and how can you tell How does it look different from other churches More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society Many of us aren t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea But with this book, you
Who Moved MyPulpit maynot be the exact question you re asking But you re certainly asking questions about change in the church where it s coming from, why it s happening, and how you re supposed to hang on and follow God through it even get out ahead of itso your church is faithfully meeting its
The Brooklyn Tabernacle pastor discusses how he built up a broken down church to a membership of six thousand.
Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment Whatever your role, odds are you ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings No doubt, you ve asked yourself, How did it get this way With
After nearly fifty years in ministry, Letters to Timothy is John Bisagno s retirement gift to younger and older pastors alike A voluminous and comprehensive work, it is full of useful advice to ministers covering the things that might have fallen through the cracks in seminary This book is a
Dear Pastor, Desire burns within you You ve trained and dreamt of doing large things in famous ways as fast as you can for God s glory But pastoral work keeps requiring your surrender to small, mostly overlooked things over long periods of time You stand at a crossroads Jesus stands with you.
A Biblical guide to help existing churches begin to thrive and flourish for the glory of God.
Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations But what does this command actually entail What does it look like for Christians to care for one another s spiritual well being and growth In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor
When church and culture look the same For the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether into a world that s so alluring Have you wondered lately Why does the Western church look
Sing hasgrown from Keith andKristynGetty s passion for congregational singing it s been formed by their traveling and playing and listening and discussing and learning and teaching all over the world And in writing it, they have five key aims todiscover why we sing and the overwhelming joy and