Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours AliveNo one wants to see a church die And yet, far too many churches are dying For than twenty five years, Dr Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those c

Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today

Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word TodayWhat makes for good preaching In this accessible volume written for preachers and preachers in training pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God s Word In addition to offering practical, step by step guidance for preachers, this shor

The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ

The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of ChristHow does the church portray the beauty of Christ The gospel is a theological message But this message also creates human beauty beautiful relationships in our churches, making the glory of Christ visible in the world today In this timely book, Pastor Ray Ortlund makes the case that gospel doctri

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow JesusBefore ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations But what does this command actually entail What does it look like for Christians to care for one another s spiritual well being and growth In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor

Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel ResilienceWhen church and culture look the same For the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether into a world that s so alluring Have you wondered lately Why does the Western church look

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church AttractiveWhat does a community that testifies to God s power look like God s people are called to a togetherness and commitment that transcends all natural boundaries whether ethnic, generational, or economic But such a community can be enjoyed only when it relies on the power of God in the gospel In The

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of JesusEvangelism is than a program Every few years, churches jump into the latest evangelistic fad Leaders administrate the new program, and members go on a raid But picture a church where evangelism is just part of the culture Leaders share their faith consistently and openly Members follow, en

Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

Deep and   Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to AttendWith surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America s largest churches began with a high profile divorce and a church split But that s just the beginning Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in depth look into North Point Community Church and its strate

The Trellis and the Vine

The Trellis and the VineAll Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine.There is vine work the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ Vine work is the Great Commission.And there is trellis work creating and maintaining the physical

7 Practices of Effective Ministry

7 Practices of Effective MinistryThere s no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, effective approach to minis

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making DisciplesThe simple revolution is here From the iPod design to Google s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world Multi awarded 1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel sharing methods of Jesus No bells or whistles required Based on case studies of

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Nine Marks of a Healthy ChurchWhat makes for a healthy church A large congregation Plentiful parking Vibrant music You may have read books on this topic before but not like this one This new expanded edition of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is not an instruction manual for church growth It is a pastor s recommendation of