• Winsome Conviction
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    Winsome Conviction

    Disagreeing Without Dividing the Church

    by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer

    In today's polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How can Christians navigate disagreements with both truth and love? Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer provide lessons from conflict theory and church history on how to negotiate differing biblical convictions in order to move toward Christian unity.

  • The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide
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    The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide

    Six Sessions on Pursuing the Common Good Right Where You Live

    by Tony Cook and Don Everts

    How do we actually pursue the flourishing of our neighborhoods? This field guide walks you through a simple, powerful process for blessing your own neighborhood, with six sessions on discovering the gifts of your community, imagining the possibilities, and pursuing the common good. Exercises and assessments provide practical tools for bringing your hopes into concrete reality.

    Number of Studies: 6

  • Wisdom from Babylon
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    Wisdom from Babylon

    Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age

    by Gordon T. Smith

    What does it mean to provide leadership for the church in an increasingly secular context? Analyzing the phenomenon of secularization in the West and charting common Christian responses, this indispensable resource from Gordon Smith discusses the competencies and capacities essential for cultivating distinctively Christian leadership today.

  • Uncommon Church
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    Uncommon Church

    Community Transformation for the Common Good

    by Alvin Sanders
    Foreword by Efrem Smith

    In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. How can the people of God develop healthy, local, urban churches that will seek the common good of their communities? In this essential resource, Alvin Sanders engages hard truths about urban neighborhoods and provides a model for how to do ministry in difficult conditions.

  • Reading Scripture as the Church
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    Reading Scripture as the Church

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Hermeneutic of Discipleship

    New Explorations in Theology

    by Derek W. Taylor

    The Bible is meant to be read in the church, by the church, as the church. Following the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Derek Taylor argues that we should regard the reading of Scripture as an inherently communal exercise of discipleship. In conversation with other theologians, Taylor shares how this approach to Scripture can engender a faithful hermeneutical community.

  • Everywhere You Look
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    Everywhere You Look

    Discovering the Church Right Where You Are

    by Tim Soerens
    Foreword by Walter Brueggemann

    The emerging generation is opting out of the church in large numbers. They're embarrassed at how the church is portrayed and dismayed at their options for participation. What's the point of the church anyway? With practical, actionable steps, Tim Soerens offers a vision of the church grounded in a grassroots movement of ordinary people living out the church in their everyday lives.

  • The Beautiful Community
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    The Beautiful Community

    Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best

    by Irwyn L. Ince Jr.
    Foreword by Timothy Keller

    The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. To heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community.

  • The Leader in You
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    The Leader in You

    Discovering Your Unexpected Path to Influence

    by Ebony S. Small

    Have you ever been thrust into a surprising place of leadership? Ebony S. Small is a young leader with a wealth of experience in both churches and organizations. With both practical and biblical wisdom, she invites you to discover your unique leadership gifts and see how every life experience can be used to help you lead from an authentic and healthy place.

  • Tempered Resilience
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    Tempered Resilience

    How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change

    by Tod Bolsinger

    What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Exploring the qualities of adaptive leadership within churches and nonprofit organizations, Tod Bolsinger deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back, showing how leaders can become both stronger and more flexible.

  • The Hopeful Neighborhood
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    The Hopeful Neighborhood

    What Happens When Christians Pursue the Common Good

    by Don Everts
    Foreword by David Kinnaman

    When Christians join together to pursue the common good of our neighborhoods, we bring hope to the world, credibility to the church, and glory to God. Filled with original research from the Barna Group and Lutheran Hour Ministries, this book from Don Everts offers constructive, practical ways that Christians and churches can bless our local communities.

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