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.

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.

Analog Church
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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.

Becoming a Just Church
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Church Handbook
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Creative Church Handbook

Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation

by J. Scott McElroy

Now is the time for the church to reclaim its role as a center of creativity. Among your members are artists and musicians whose gifts can enhance your worship, inform your theology and impact your community. Christian arts advocate J. Scott McElroy gives a comprehensive vision and manual for unleashing creativity in your congregation.

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.