• You Found Me

    You Found Me

    New Research on How Unchurched Nones, Millennials, and Irreligious Are Surprisingly Open to Christian Faith

    by Rick Richardson
    Foreword by Ed Stetzer

    New research shows that unchurched Americans are surprisingly more receptive to the Christian faith that is commonly assumed. Rick Richardson presents his research that reveals best practices to reached the unchurched and shows how churches and organizations can be transformed into places where conversion growth becomes the new normal.

  • Disabling Leadership

    Disabling Leadership

    A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ

    by Andrew T. Draper, Jody Michele, and Andrea Mae

    Churches must both consider the theology of disability and also become places where people with disabilities lead. Moving beyond paternalistic views of disability, this book encompasses cutting-edge theological ethics as well as practical examples of how church leaders and congregants can foster genuinely inclusive leadership teams.

  • Improvising Church

    Improvising Church

    Scripture as the Source of Harmony, Rhythm, and Soul

    by Mark Glanville

    Though the post-Christian cultural turn can be disconcerting, it is also a uniquely exciting time to reimagine churches. Building on the dynamic traditions of jazz music and Christian community, biblical scholar and jazz musician Mark Glanville unfolds a biblical, practical, and inventive vision for building the churches we long for.

  • Centering Discipleship

    Centering Discipleship

    A Pathway for Multiplying Spectators into Mature Disciples

    by E. K. Strawser
    Foreword by JR Woodward

    The church often lacks maturity and missional impact because discipleship is at its periphery. To get discipleship to the center, leaders need a locally rooted, culturally contextual discipleship pathway. This gutsy, practice-based guidebook is for leaders doing the hard work turning spectators into missional, mature followers of Jesus.

  • Humble Confidence

    Humble Confidence

    A Model for Interfaith Apologetics

    by Benno van den Toren and Kang-San Tan

    Benno van den Toren and Kang-San Tan provide a global, intercultural model of apologetics as crosscultural dialogue and accountable witness. Filled with Scriptural examples and real-world experiences, this is a conversational, patient, holistic, and embodied guide to creating true dialogue in our multicultural, multifaith world.

  • Local and Universal

    Local and Universal

    A Free Church Account of Ecclesial Catholicity

    Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture

    by C. Ryan Fields

    How might we reclaim the universality of the church without losing its local situatedness? In this SCDS volume, C. Ryan Fields juxtaposes the Free Church tradition with its Episcopal counterpart, arguing that the Free Church tradition can helpfully inform our understanding of the one body of Christ while remaining true to its local roots.

  • Just Discipleship

    Just Discipleship

    Biblical Justice in an Unjust World

    by Michael J. Rhodes
    Foreword by Brent A. Strawn

    Biblical scholar Michael Rhodes argues that the Bible offers a vision of justice-oriented discipleship that is critical for the formation of God's people. Grounded in biblical theology, virtue ethics, and his own experiences, he shows that justice is central to the Bible, central to Jesus, and central to authentic Christian discipleship.

  • The Offensive Church

    The Offensive Church

    Breaking the Cycle of Ethnic Disunity

    by Bryan C. Loritts

    Crises around race have put the church in a reactive, defensive posture, but Jesus wants more. He wants Christians to play offense by discipling people into a new humanity that pushes beyond mere diversity so that the church becomes the aroma of Christ to our culture and gains ground against the demonic foothold of racism in all its forms.

  • Nobody's Mother

    Nobody's Mother

    Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament

    by Sandra L. Glahn

    Does "saved through childbearing" in 1 Timothy 2:15 mean that women are slated primarily for rearing children? Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul and the context to which he wrote. Combining spiritual autobiography with new research on the Greek goddess Artemis, Glahn lays a biblical foundation for God's view of women.

  • Turning Donors into Partners

    Turning Donors into Partners

    Principles for Fundraising You'll Actually Enjoy

    by Brad Layland
    Foreword by Tom Lin

    Fundraising can be one of the most stressful parts of ministry. Professional fundraiser Brad Layland transforms fundraising into a relational process where donors truly become partners in ministry. Fundraising is best done in community–this book will help you find a community of people who enjoy giving and want your organization to succeed.

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