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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Becoming a Just Church

Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

by Adam L. Gustine
Foreword by Dennis Edwards

How should the local church think about justice? Adam Gustine provides a theological vision for the church's identity as a just people, where God's character and the pursuit of shalom infuses every aspect of our congregational DNA. In this renewed vision, the church becomes a prophetic alternative to the broken systems of the world and a parable of God's intentions for human flourishing and societal transformation.

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Becoming a Just Church

Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

by Adam L. Gustine
Foreword by Dennis Edwards

How should the local church think about justice? Adam Gustine provides a theological vision for the church's identity as a just people, where God's character and the pursuit of shalom infuses every aspect of our congregational DNA. In this renewed vision, the church becomes a prophetic alternative to the broken systems of the world and a parable of God's intentions for human flourishing and societal transformation.

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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

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.