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Thumb redesigning worship

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This book begins with the author stating, “I’ve always had worship dreams.” Her dreams have served her ministry well, especially as addressed through this book which covers many topics related to...

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The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) artfully engages the Christian tradition of contemplative practice and compassionate action. Founded and informed by the writing and teaching of...

Thumb the peacemaker

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This is the third edition of the work of Ken Sande, a lawyer, Christian conciliator and president of Peacemaker Ministries. His four-part biblical peacemaking method forms the outline of the book:...

Thumb hope

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The statistics are startling: Of the 73 million children in the US in 2005, more than 28 million - 39% - lived in poverty and its constellation of social, spiritual and emotional ills. While the...

Thumb urban ministries inc2

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UMI publishes African American resources for a wide range of African American denominations and congregations. There are curricula and other resources for all ages. Children’s resources include...

Thumb called to serve

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Readers enter into Max De Pree’s personal communication in this short, valuable resource. With letter-writing as the format, De Pree uses his vast business and non-profit board experience to...

Thumb the equipping church guidebook

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This comprehensive resource offers a vision and strategy for implementing congregational collaborative ministry as no other resource does. Sue Mallory and Brad Smith have extensive ministerial...

Thumb asking

book

Author and financial resource developer Jerold Panas has spent his life in the area of philanthropy. He says, “There’s no such thing as an incorrect ask.” He adds that asking-however it is done-is...

Thumb 101 social media tactics

book

Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman are public relations and communication professionals who see contemporary social media platforms as effective communication vehicles. That premise leads the authors...

Thumb meditations of the heart

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Prolific author, educator, and influential Christian leader Howard Thurman’s (1899-1981) classic collection of meditations stands the test of time. Deeply spiritual and wise, Thurman’s work...

Thumb immortal diamond

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Deeply theological, deeply spiritual, deeply human, and all about God are apt descriptors of this book by Franciscan priest and prolific author Richard Rohr. Rohr believes that human beings are...

Thumb new life through shared ministry

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Helping congregations move from a volunteer culture to a “shared ministry system” is the goal of author, consultant, and ministry practitioner Judith Urban. A “shared ministry system” is a...

Thumb critical minds

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Professor of ministry and pastoral theology Kathleen Talvacchia concludes that being hospitable and providing a hospitable environment is key to creating an effective multi-cultural learning...

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Stephen Ministries is dedicated to providing resources and training for congregations to establish a ministry of care for those in the midst of crisis, grief, and other challenging life...

Thumb volunteering

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Congregational ministry requires volunteers. If you are looking for a resource to help you promote volunteerism, then this article is for you. Four benefits of volunteering are explored in this...

Thumb christian education

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Author, deacon, and PhD. Lora-Ellen McKinney believes that Christian Education (CE) is critically important for congregational vitality. Her book offers a comprehensive examination of CE and...

Thumb the new breed

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Father and son team, Thomas and Jonathan McKee, are published authors and often speak and teach about “recruiting, training, managing and even occasionally even firing . . . today’s volunteers.”...

Thumb teaching cross culturally

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Professors Judith and Sherwood Lengenfelter are teachers who have studied and experienced multi-cultural education both inside and outside of the United States. Teaching Cross-Culturally is their...

Thumb lifekeys discover

book

Whether the waters are still or tumultuous, knowing oneself well is valuable knowledge for charting one’s future course in life. Helping people accomplish this task is exactly the goal of Life...

Thumb discover your conflict management style

book

Do you know how you tend to handle conflict? Do you meet it head-on, or do you slip out of sight-quickly-when tempers and voices begin to rise? Do you know the best course of action to take when...

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