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Nick Fiedler (of Nick and Josh Podcast fame) decided to travel the world for a year or so, and in the process of figuring out what to carry and what to throw out, heard a little voice telling him to set aside the faith of his childhood. So Nick changed his Facebook religion status from Christian to "Hopeful Skeptic" and set out to see where God would take him. If you find yourself asking nagging questions of the faith you were born into, put on your boots and take a little trip with Nick.
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.
In this brief workbook Walter C. Wright provides eight sessions to help those moving toward retirement plan out the next steps. Developed and field-tested at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, this guide includes material for individuals and groups that will enable 50-somethings (and up) to prepare for the next chapter of life with confidence.
Karl Giberson takes us on a fascinating guided tour of planets and protons, galaxies and gamma rays. For many, even those who do not embrace religious faith, it looks like the expression of a grand plan--a cosmic architecture capable of both supporting life such as ours, and of inspiring observers like us to seek out a creator.
We often think of "spiritual growth" as a matter of behavior, but 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.
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
Mapping out how Christian leadership must change in light of new global realities, veteran church growth expert Eddie Gibbs assesses the dynamics of leadership teams, identifies healthy leadership traits, and looks to how new leaders are identified and developed.
As Christians, we are all called to speak out—in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods. Every believer has a faith testimony compelling us to be Christ's representatives. This devotional-style book, along with its companion DVD, is designed to be an encouragement and support as you identify and add your voice to the chorus.
Number of Studies: 7
Need help learning how to love and forgive in community? Gerald Sittser examines the "one another" statements throughout the New Testament, speaking from his own pastoral experience with the best and worst of church life. Learn what the love Jesus commanded actually requires and how to live it out—through struggle, servanthood, compromise and sacrifice.