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Mapping Church Missions
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Mapping Church Missions

A Compass for Ministry Strategy

by Sharon R. Hoover
Foreword by Paul Borthwick

Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on thorny questions every church faces. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? And what about short-term missions trips? Hoover approaches each question with nuance, helping us plot our church's unique course as we seek to serve Christ's kingdom.

Messy Church
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Messy Church

Fresh Ideas for Building a Christ-Centered Community

Messy Church Series

by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter

We like the idea of community, but where do we start? This complete church resource brings together people of all ages and stages of faith, allowing them to experience a creative and fun-filled Christian community. Using creativity, celebration, and hospitality, this fifteen-session tool helps you create a unique, come-as-you-are church experience.

Number of Studies: 15

Messy Easter
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Messy Easter

Three Complete Sessions and a Treasure Trove of Ideas for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

Messy Church Series

by Jane Leadbetter

Chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and baskets are a lot of fun, but is that really what this season is all about? Messy Easter offers your church a tool to bring together people of all ages and stages of faith for a unique come-as-you-are experience of creativity, celebration, and hospitality. These three once-a-month sessions help us learn more about Lent, Holy Week, and Easter in an excitedly messy way!

Number of Studies: 3

Ministry Mantras
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Ministry Mantras

Language for Cultivating Kingdom Culture

by J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt
Foreword by Leonard Sweet

Pastors J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt share seventy-five short and memorable mantras they use to cast vision, inspire ministry, and create a healthy church culture. These bite-sized ministry insights provide a wealth of practical wisdom for leadership, discipleship, community, and witness, embodying best practices with vivid stories of on-the-ground ministry.

Not Done Yet
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Not Done Yet

Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults

by Beth Seversen

Nones claim no religion. Dones have become disillusioned and left the church. While many emerging adults fall in these camps, many are tossing aside these labels and embracing a transformative Christian faith. Based on her extensive research, Beth Seversen outlines a model for how to engage and retain millennials and Generation Z in the life of the local church.

People-Pleasing Pastors
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People-Pleasing Pastors

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership

by Charles Stone
Foreword by Ed Stetzer

Charles Stone's research on thousands of pastors and ministry leaders demonstrates the dangers of approval-motivated leadership. Bringing together biblical insights and neuroscience findings, Stone shows why we fall into people-pleasing patterns and what we can do to overcome these tendencies for more effective ministry.

Preaching in an Age of Distraction
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Preaching in an Age of Distraction

by J. Ellsworth Kalas

How do we preach when all of us—hearers and preachers alike—are constantly distracted? J. Ellsworth Kalas offers wise insights for effective preaching in an age of distraction. He explores how God can meet people precisely at the point of their distraction, connecting through pastoral attentiveness, creativity and excellence.

Preventing Ministry Failure
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Preventing Ministry Failure

A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers

by Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffmann

Brad Hoffman and Michael Todd Wilson present this workbook designed to be used by people in vocational ministry, alongside their peers, to safeguard them from burnout, moral failure and spiritual exhaustion.

Preventing Suicide
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Preventing Suicide

A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

by Karen Mason

Many pastors, chaplains and pastoral counselors play a vital role as agents of hope to people who are struggling, but most of them feel overwhelmed and unprepared to prevent suicides. Informed by her work as a psychologist, Karen Mason's guide to suicide prevention is an essential resource for proactive pastors.

Radiant Church
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Radiant Church

Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness

by Tara Beth Leach

In an era where the church has lost much of its credibility, pastor Tara Beth Leach casts a vision for Christians to rediscover a robust, attractive witness and form the radiant communities God intends. Challenging idolatrous false images of God and calling out toxic patterns, she shows how we can recover a winsome picture of a kingdom of abundance and goodness.


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