• 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.

  • 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 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.

  • When Narcissism Comes to Church
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    When Narcissism Comes to Church

    Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

    by Chuck DeGroat
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders, for over twenty years. Offering compassion and hope for both narcissists themselves and those affected by its destructive power, DeGroat takes a close look at this insidious issue and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.

  • A Big Gospel in Small Places
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    A Big Gospel in Small Places

    Why Ministry in Forgotten Communities Matters

    by Stephen Witmer
    Foreword by Raymond C Ortlund, Jr.

    Christian ministries increasingly prioritize urban areas—big cities and suburbs are considered more strategic, more influential, and more desirable places to live and work. As a ministry strategy, focusing on big places makes sense. But the gospel of Jesus is often unstrategic. Pastor Stephen Witmer, using helpful stories and practical advice, lays out an integrated theological vision for small-place ministry today.

  • The Church
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    The Church

    God's Word for Today

    by John Stott
    With Tim Chester

    How can Christians effectively engage today's world while staying true to Scripture? Calling us to listen well to both the Word and the world, John Stott shows how Christianity can preserve its authentic identity and remain relevant to current realities. In this practical book, Stott presents a biblical portrait of the church as a covenant community at the center of God's purposes.

  • Together for the City
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    Together for the City

    How Collaborative Church Planting Leads to Citywide Movements

    by Neil Powell and John James
    Foreword by Timothy Keller

    We need a bigger vision for the city. Pastors Neil Powell and John James contend that to truly transform a city, the gospel compels us to create localized, collaborative church planting movements. The more willing we are to collaborate across denominations and networks, the more effectively we will reach our communities—whatever their size—for Jesus.

  • The Winding Path of Transformation
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    The Winding Path of Transformation

    Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

    by Jeff Tacklind
    Foreword by Cathleen Falsani

    Pastor Jeff Tacklind knows that the spiritual journey can be winding and halting rather than a constant ascent of growth—full of paradox, tension, and surprises. Drawing from the natural world and following guides such as C. S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and Søren Kierkegaard, Tacklind's honest and meditative account will inspire those on the winding path of following God.

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