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  • Church ministry is challenging, but the right resources can have a huge impact on the work pastors do day in and day out. This list highlights ten books from IVP written specifically for pastors, taking all types of ministry contexts into consideration. Whether you're a pastor yourself or you want to support the church leaders in your life, these books are the perfect place to start.

  • Churches are struggling to meet the needs of their congregations and to entice people to return to church after pandemic living. But instead of rolling out fancy programs, ministry veteran Carolyn Carney says we can revitalize our churches through the simple yet powerful act of group prayer. Read this article for two practical tips on building prayer in your congregation.

  • The Third Third of Life: Preparing for Your Future, By Walter C. Wright, Jr.

    The Third Third of Life

    Preparing for Your Future

    by Walter C. Wright, Jr.
    Foreword by Max De Pree

    Considering retirement can be daunting. How do you know how to best plan for the future? Now there's a helpful guidebook to lead you thoughtfully into the third third of life. In this brief workbook Walter C. Wright provides eight sessions to help those moving toward retirement plan out their next steps. Developed and field-tested at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, this guide includes material ...

  • The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World, By Karl W. Giberson

    The Wonder of the Universe

    Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World

    by Karl W. Giberson

    Like detectives sleuthing out the greatest mystery of all, scientists over the centuries have uncovered clues about the structure and origins of the universe. The work of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and a host of other tenacious researchers and thinkers reveals a cosmos of almost unimaginable wonder and beauty. If we then honestly follow the evidence of science wherever it leads, where do we end ...

  • Making Spiritual Progress: Building Your Life with Faith, Hope and Love, By Allen Ratta

    Making Spiritual Progress

    Building Your Life with Faith, Hope and Love

    by Allen Ratta
    Foreword by Larry Osborne

    We often think of "spiritual growth" as a matter of behavior. In reality spiritual growth is a matter of the heart. In Making Spiritual Progress Allen Ratta introduces a revolutionary system for monitoring your motivations—faith, hope and love, the virtues out of which spiritual growth grows. Fully integrated into the self-assessment and growth tools found at, this ...

  • Slow Church Study Guide, By C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

    Slow Church Study Guide

    by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

    High-speed internet. Rapid rewards. Quick thinking. Fast food. Fast . . . church? Slow Church by Chris Smith and John Pattison has been eagerly received by a people who are ready to be invited out of franchise faith and back into the kingdom of God. This eleven-session study guide provides an opportunity to reflect on the message of this groundbreaking book both individually and in community. ...

    Number of Studies: 11

  • LeadershipNext: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture, By Eddie Gibbs


    Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture

    by Eddie Gibbs

    • Voted "Best Outreach Leadership Training Finalist" in the Third Annual Year's Best Outreach Resources for 2005

    Our culture is constantly changing, often faster than we can adapt to it. Christian leaders struggle not only to acquire new skills and insights but also to unlearn what they already know. As both the church and the world change, so too must Christian ...

  • We Speak: Proclaiming Truth in an Age of Talk, By Mike Baker and J. K. Jones and Jim Probst

    We Speak

    Proclaiming Truth in an Age of Talk

    by Mike Baker, J. K. Jones, and Jim Probst

    As Christians, we are called to speak. Some of us speak out in our workplaces. Others in our schools or neighborhoods. Our audiences may vary in size, but we are all called to witness to Christ in us. Pastor Mike Baker puts it like this: "Jesus himself has commissioned each of us to be a witness for his kingdom. And every believer has a faith testimony—a story of how Jesus has made all the difference—compelling ...

    Number of Studies: 7

  • Love One Another: Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For, By Gerald L. Sittser

    Love One Another

    Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For

    by Gerald L. Sittser

    Love one another. It's one of the greatest, simplest and most difficult commands Jesus gave. And when it comes to the church, sometimes it seems impossible. How can we achieve unity within the diversity of the body of Christ? Gerald Sittser examines the "one another" statements throughout the New Testament to distill much-needed biblical wisdom for loving each other even in the midst of controversies ...

  • Excellence in Preaching: Studying the Craft of Leading Preachers, By Simon Vibert

    Excellence in Preaching

    Studying the Craft of Leading Preachers

    by Simon Vibert

    Preaching is a dangerously high calling in which mere mortals dare to speak on behalf of God. All too often, well-intentioned preachers preach poorly. But what do good preachers do well? And what can we learn from them? Simon Vibert has studied the work of today's leading preachers with an eye for discerning the dynamics of effective preaching. Each chapter profiles a contemporary preacher ...