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Every organization is made to flourish. But when problems arise, quick fixes and poor leadership training can drag it down. Here is the book that churches, NGOs, mission agencies, other nonprofits, businesses and the teams within these groups can use to enjoy the holistic, fruitful abundance that God intended for organizations and everyone in them.
Brian Howell provides an anthropology of short-term mission (STM) among American Christians. Delivering a history of STM along with an ethnographic case study of a trip to the Dominican Republic, Howell argues that the movement is sustained by a uniquely Christian travel narrative that borrows from the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage.
Sylvia Rose draws on her own rich experience and that of others to challenge African American women to stand up and follow God's call into leadership.
Seeking an antidote to widespread anxiety over food ethics, cultural obesity and more, Rachel Marie Stone reclaims the joy of grateful eating. She combines stories, recipes, tips and biblically based reflection to teach you and your community the fine art of taking your food from the hand of God.
Exploring the biblical narrative of justice throughout Scripture, this twelve-session curriculum from International Justice Mission will help you and your church bring freedom and reconciliation to those in need. Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture, and to be mobilized as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Number of Studies: 12
While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole. In How to Read Proverbs Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading, studying, understanding, and savoring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. Most important for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Christ is the climax and embodiment of wisdom.
Combining a fresh examination of Jesus' ministry with the insights of the best recent discussions of leadership, Leighton Ford challenges readers to become transformational leaders on the job, in the church and in the public arena. Includes a study guide.
We live in times of insecurity, and many church members are confused and uncertain. In this Bible study guide on the letters of John, we enter another world marked by assurance, knowledge, confidence, and boldness. Today we urgently need to hear and heed John's teaching about the nature of these certainties and the grounds on which they are built.
Number of Studies: 10
Duane Elmer offers the tools needed to reduce apprehension, communicate effectively and establish genuine trust and acceptance between cultures while demonstrating how we can avoid being cultural imperialists and instead become authentic ambassadors for Christ.
Crosscultural specialist Patty Lane shows you how to develop hands-on relational skills that help build crosscultural friendships, noting practical resources for navigating multicultural environments with sensitivity and savvy.