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    Analog Church

    Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age

    by Jay Y. Kim
    Foreword by Scot McKnight

    As our culture begins to reckon with the limits of a digital world, it's time for the church to do the same. In our efforts to stay relevant in our digital age, have we begun to move away from transcendence? Pastor Jay Kim grapples with the ramifications of a digital church, from worship and Christian community to how we engage Scripture.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Spiritual Conversations with Children

    Listening to God Together

    by Lacy Finn Borgo

    When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Grace for the Children

    Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

    by Matthew S. Stanford

    The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. Psychologist Matthew Stanford educates Christians about a range of common mental health disorders—from both scientific and biblical perspectives—so that the church may offer young people hope, a holistic view of human nature, accessible care, and supportive community.

    Introductory Introductory
  • hardcover

    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 from the Billy Graham Center Institute shows that unchurched Americans are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church. Researcher and practitioner Rick Richardson sheds light on the study's findings and shares best practices for how churches are effectively approaching unchurched "nones" and moving them to faith.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Campus Life

    In Search of Community

    by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    Edited by Drew Moser and Todd C. Ream
    Foreword by David Brooks
    Contributions by Ernest L Boyer

    In 1990 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching published a classic report on the loss of a meaningful basis for true community on college campuses—and in the nation. Now this expanded edition of Campus Life reintroduces educational leaders to the report's proposals while offering up-to-date analysis and recommendations for Christian campuses today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Sustainable Young Adult Ministry

    Making It Work, Making It Last

    by Mark DeVries and Scott Pontier

    Young adult ministry can scare us, but what if it's not as enigmatic as we've been led to believe? Full of practical advice from their own experience (and a wealth of additional resources), this book from Scott Pontier and Mark DeVries explores six common mistakes churches make in their efforts to reach young adults, offering six paradoxes that return us to a simpler, more biblical ministry model.

    Introductory Introductory
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    A Pastoral Rule for Today

    Reviving an Ancient Practice

    by John P. Burgess, Jerry Andrews, and Joseph D. Small

    How can pastors thrive amid the demands of being preacher, therapist, administrator, and CEO? We need a contemporary pastoral rule: a pattern for ministry that encourages and enables pastors to focus on what is most important in their pastoral task. Written by three veteran pastors, this book gives examples of pastoral rules in communities throughout the church's history, providing concrete advice on how pastors can develop and keep a pastoral rule today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Politics of Ministry

    Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests

    by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman, and Donald C. Guthrie
    Foreword by Steven Garber

    At its most basic level, politics is simply the everyday activity of getting things done with other people. Filled with real-life stories, this book from Bob Burns, Tasha Chapman, and Donald Guthrie combines their long ministry experience with sociological research, setting out wise principles and practices that help us see more clearly the political dynamics at play in our churches and parachurch ministries.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Reciprocal Church

    Becoming a Community Where Faith Flourishes Beyond High School

    by Sharon Galgay Ketcham

    The church faces an unprecedented loss of rising generations. Young adults who were active and engaged in the local church are leaving the community behind after high school. What can we do? Sharon Galgay Ketcham reflects theologically on the church community and its role in forming faith, offering values and practices that can shape a community into a place where faith will flourish in those both young and old.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Sustainable Children's Ministry

    From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions

    by Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom

    Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Sustainable Children’s Ministry shows you how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. This practical resource will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

    Introductory Introductory

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