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A Little Handbook for Preachers
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A Little Handbook for Preachers

Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday

by Mary S. Hulst
Foreword by Mark Labberton

No function of the pastor is as visible and stress inducing as preaching. But few pastors feel adequately prepared for this high-stakes responsibility when they begin their ministries. Forged by her experiences as a pastor, preaching professor and college chaplain, Mary Hulst provides practical tips for all pastors, whether ministry newcomers or seasoned professionals.

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Apostolic Church Planting
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Apostolic Church Planting

Birthing New Churches from New Believers

by J. D. Payne

Church planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians. Planting churches flows naturally out of making disciples. In this concise guide, pastor J. D. Payne explains the process and stages of church planting, with biblical foundations and practical steps for planting teams both domestically and internationally.

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Building Your Volunteer Team
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Building Your Volunteer Team

A 30-Day Change Project for Youth Ministry

by Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman

Do you find yourself wondering how to get new volunteers onboard for your ministry? Youth leaders Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman have heard all the reasons why leaders fail to get and keep volunteers. That's why they have developed this 30-day on-ramp to creating a volunteer team, with all of the needed tools included and a money-back guarantee.

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Canoeing the Mountains
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Canoeing the Mountains

Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

by Tod Bolsinger

Do you ever feel that you are leading in uncharted territory? Pastor and consultant Tod Bolsinger draws on decades of expertise guiding churches and organizations in this new practical leadership resource, offering illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective church leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

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Canoeing the Mountains
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Canoeing the Mountains

Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

by Tod Bolsinger

Do you ever feel that you are leading in uncharted territory? Pastor and consultant Tod Bolsinger draws on decades of expertise guiding churches and organizations in this expanded practical leadership resource, offering illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective church leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

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Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus
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Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus

by David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith
Foreword by John H. Westerhoff III

Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that's left is to get the kids out of the way. Here children's ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship.

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Church for the Fatherless
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Church for the Fatherless

A Ministry Model for Society's Most Pressing Problem

by Mark E. Strong

Mark Strong urges the American church to embrace its pivotal role as a place of refuge and growth for our nation's fatherless. From mentoring programs for dads to special ministry efforts for children, Strong gives practical ways that churches can be conformed to the image of our loving Father.

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Community Is Messy
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Community Is Messy

The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry

by Heather Zempel

Drawing on her background in environmental engineering and her current pastoral role, Heather Zempel assesses the perils and possibilities inherent in small groups and other environments for Christian community. The book helps leaders begin to see the inherent "mess" of such gatherings as raw material for arriving at something beautiful.

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Creating a Missional Culture
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Creating a Missional Culture

Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World

Forge Partnership Books

by JR Woodward
Foreword by Alan Hirsch

Missiologist and church planter JR Woodward offers a blueprint for a church in search of a missional culture. Expanding on the biblical principles giving life to the missional movement worldwide, Woodward calls not for small tweaks to the church?s image but for a recasting of the very environment that shapes us.

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Disaster Ministry Handbook
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Disaster Ministry Handbook

by Jamie D. Aten and David M. Boan

Is your church prepared to respond if natural disaster or human tragedy strikes your community? Jamie Aten and David Boan, codirectors of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, provide this practical guide for disaster preparedness, filled with resources for emergency planning and crisis management plus best practices for local congregations.