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Thumb relational judaism

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After conducting extensive research that included more than 100 interviews and site visits, professor and author Ron Wolfson concludes that building a strong community that provides identity,...

Thumb the art of neighboring

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This book is aimed at those who are unsettled by the feelings of isolation and disconnection that are too-easy to find in everyday American life, and asks the question “What is the most loving...

Thumb lives entrusted

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Experience and education have shown author and seminary instructor Barbara Blodgett that trust is transactional, a part of all human exchanges. Blodgett further believes that trust is not nurtured...

Thumb emotional intelligence jesus

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Here church consultant Roy Oswald and retired professor Arland Jacobson offer clergy and congregations a relational leadership model based on Jesus’ emotional intelligence (EI). EI is “the ability...

Thumb we really need to talk

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For practicing psychologists Paul Donoghue and Mary Siegel, communication is basic to being human: “We need to talk almost as much as we need to breathe.” This need, however, does not mean that...

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“The technological revolution underway…creates unprecedented challenges for our understanding and practice of community.” In a new book about the loss of neighborliness, missional leader Roxburgh...

Thumb the welcoming congregation

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Presbyterian pastor and author Henry Brinton believes that when Christians live in a hospitable manner with one another and the strangers in their midst, their congregations receive multiple...

Thumb boundaries for leaders

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Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist who focuses on leadership coaching, consulting and development, with an emphasis on strengthening executive teams, and focusing organizational cultures....

Thumb digital cathedral

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What if your congregation wasn’t primarily represented by its building? What if your congregation was primarily represented by its relationships? Lutheran pastor Keith Anderson wants you to...

Thumb relationships unfiltered

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Relational youth ministry at its most authentic is not a means of influencing young people. It is a caring presence in their lives. Youth ministry expert and parent, Andrew Root, calls this...

Thumb formational childrens ministry

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It is time for a new model of how the church equips children through faith formation. Ivy Beckwith presents an organic and comprehensive model for doing that. In this short book, she argues that...

Thumb when god talks back

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This book is an up-close look at the spiritual experience of American evangelicals. The author, T. M. Luhrmann, spent considerable time walking alongside disciples of Jesus Christ who worship in...

Thumb humble inquiry

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Drawing upon fifty years of work as a social and organizational psychologist, Schein offers a practical guide to help leaders learn how to build relationships and communicate effectively through...

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Christian psychiatrist Curt Thompson weaves together narratives about the healing journey of his clients with relevant discoveries of neuroscience to illustrate what it and the practice of certain...

Thumb nine things

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What’s the best way to work with a senior pastor? Why is networking important and how do you do it? When conflict arises, how can it be handled? Veteran Children’s pastor, Ryan Frank, has learned...

Thumb the color of church

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Multi-racial church pastor Rodney Woo believes that the Christian church is called to be multi-racial, and here, he discusses the why and how of his belief. Woo begins with the scriptural...

Thumb youth ministry whats gone wrong

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Effective and lasting youth ministries are characterized by a number of things: They partner with parents as the primary faith incubators of their children. They rely on leadership teams rather...

Thumb listening caring skills

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If you are someone who too-often experiences interpersonal communication as distressing, confusing, or unsuccessful, then this resource from United Methodist pastor and communications consultant...

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 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...

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