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Thumb the ethnic church

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As one chapter of a larger study of trends in the Latino religious community, “The Ethnic Church” documents that in major religious traditions in the United States the houses of worship most...

Thumb the missional leader

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In this book, noted author and internationally known missional church leader, Alan Roxburgh, joins forces with organizational consultant and psychologist Fred Romanuk to promote missional church...

Thumb gods epic adventure

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Contemporary Christians tend to approach scripture in a scattershot way that fails to capture its overall storyline or metanarrative. Veteran Bible teacher, Griffin, has written a thoughtful and...

Thumb building your volunteer team

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Youth ministry experts Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman are so confident that their process will secure youth volunteers that they offer a money-back guarantee and an additional $20 product financial...

Thumb social movements

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“Cause” expert and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, Feldmann, sheds light on how social movements are built and how they are sustained. Based on six years’ research on Millennial cause...

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“Why is the neighborhood so unresponsive to our congregation’s outreach (or evangelism, or local mission) programs?” This guide from a Mennonite pastor offers a relationship-rich model for...

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How can a holistic, intergenerational approach launch churches to greater health and vitality? Leaders will find insights and practical answers in this revised and expanded version of Hammett’s...

Thumb transitioning the church

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Baptist pastor Zach Williams poses a very interesting question for congregations struggling to understand their purpose. He asks Christians to consider if the church is primarily for the benefit of...

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Do you wish to make an impact in your community or for your community? The answer can propel your congregation toward fulfilling its gospel mandate in fresh ways. Instead of providing cookie cutter...

Thumb dirt matters

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Just as it takes good soil to grow healthy plants, a congregation requires the good soil of well-defined beliefs, calling and values in order to have fruitful ministry. Gardening metaphors abound...

Thumb church inventive age

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Many books try to forecast the future of Christianity, often with a fair amount of doom. Few books enlighten us to the unique opportunities of our day and how to seize them. Church in the Inventive...

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Ravblog is the blog of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The blog features contributions from leadership and staff members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis as well as articles...

Thumb the new parish

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Written in three parts, this book addresses the need for a “new parish,” what that “new parish” might be, and what practices enable that vision to come into being. These authors name rampant...

Thumb mapping 21st century landscape

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There was a time in the United States when you could drive into many a town and easily spot the tallest building. The tallest building, more often than not, was a local congregation’s building. ...

Thumb reconciliation ministry

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The Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is an acknowledgment of the division and misshapen self-understanding that racism has caused within the church. It is a...

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Servant leadership development and team building are two of the focused outcomes of any learning experience designed and led by Ulead, an organization located in Northern Indiana. Focused on the...

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This eclectic anthology of 12 essays is divided into four sections: stewardship, spirituality, advocacy and justice. The essayists, from interfaith coalitions and mainline, Roman Catholic, and...

Thumb every congregation needs a little conflict

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The title grabs the attention of readers to address what Bullard says is “the number one growth industry of Christian congregations: conflict.” George Bullard is an experienced ministry coach and...

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Not to be confused with the “nones” (people with no church affiliation­), Packard and Hope’s qualitative research describes the “dones”, a.k.a. “dechurched”-formerly active members who, for a...

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“I believe there are companies that have built wonderful facilities in prime locations that are now sitting empty because God has destined them for community-shaping and life-impacting churches.” ...

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