Contributions From Beth Booram
Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation
This book equips churches with the tools needed to start a journey towards discovering their full potential. It will be helpful for congregations who are in transition, stymied by a lack of growth, who lack vitality, or are preparing to engage in a strategic planning process.
One Church, Four Generations: Understanding and Reaching All Ages in Your Church
This book describes the various traits of the four generations that comprise today's churches, and more importantly, gives explanations on how to speak the other's language to help congregations create intergenerational ministry.
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
This website, based on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS) by pastor and author Peter Scazzero, provides congregations with the missing components of most spiritual formation approaches which is the integration of emotional health and contemplative spirituality.
Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development
Based off the work of the Christian Community Development Association, this resource details the eight key components of community development and provides an outline of what it means to provide minstry in an impoverished community.
Lynne Baab, a Presbyterian minister with a Ph. D. in communications, has an ardent desire and proven skills to teach congregations how to listen well to one another. She is the author of several books and Bible studies on listening and is a frequent contributor to a number of publications and blogs about the topic. On her website, Lynne includes articles and teaching videos related to her book, The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry . Under the articles tab are other listening resources, such as Listening Past the Noise and Letting Go of Agendas So We Can Listen to God and Others. As a writer and teacher, Lynne Baab provides excellent resources in a variety of formats for congregational leaders who want to strengthen community and build relationships through better listening. Many of the resources have a lot to offer in exchange for a small investment of time.
Spiritual Growth and Christian Living Resources
If there was such a thing as a "big box "storehouse of Christian spirituality resources, then Crosswalk.com would be such a storehouse. From articles and blog posts related to our spiritual lives, to a place to submit a prayer request or look up a Bible verse, this web resource has all of these options-and on one page! One click takes a small group leader to several Bible study helps in preparation for leading a small group. Another click supplies an encouraging verse for a "down" day. Viewers can sign up for a variety of daily devotionals or read them while browsing the page. This website also includes numerous links to other compatible websites related to spiritual life and growth. There are a number of advertisements that make the site busy, but provide a lot of information, for instance about an upcoming conference or a book that has just been released. This web resource is geared for evangelical and independent Christian churches. For a "one stop shop," Crosswalk.com has just about everything an individual, lay leader or pastor might look for related to our spiritual lives.