All 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
Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach It s not enough to simply know what to believe theology or, on the other hand, how to do ministry methodology they need something in between They need help thinking about
There 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
The simple revolution is here From the iPod design to Google s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world n nMulti 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
What makes for a healthy church A large congregation Plentiful parking Vibrant music n nYou 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
Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.
In order to define biblical eldership, we must go back to the only God given, authoritative source, the text of Holy Scripture Church history demonstrates the disastrous consequences of drifting from the light of Scripture This book fulfills the need for an in depth study on the topic, based in th
The Brooklyn Tabernacle pastor discusses how he built up a broken down church to a membership of six thousand.
What makes for good preaching n nIn 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 n nIn addition to offering practical, step by step guidance for preachers, this sh
What is an ideal church, and how can you tell n nHow does it look different from other churches More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society Many of us aren t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea But with this book, you don
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture n nHe is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to hi
After nearly fifty years in ministry, Letters to Timothy is John Bisagno s retirement gift to younger and older pastors alike A voluminous and comprehensive work, it is full of useful advice to ministers covering the things that might have fallen through the cracks in seminary This book is a pra
Forged around the fundamental purposes of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry uses the experiences of Saddleback Church in California to illustrate what a healthy youth ministry can be.
If God had it His way, what would your church look like The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends nDo you want from your church experience nDoes the pure gospel put you in a place of awe nAre you ready to rethink church as you kn
What does it look like to help others become like Christ n nIn this concise guide, pastor Mark Dever outlines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of discipling helping others follow Jesus n nFollowing the pattern found in Scripture, this book explains how disciple making relationships shoul
Sing has grown from Keith and Kristyn Getty s passion for congregational singing it s been formed by their traveling and playing and listening and discussing and learning and teaching all over the world And in writing it, they have five key aims to discover why we sing and the overwhelming j
When church and culture look the same n nFor 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 n nHave you wondered lately n n nWhy does the Western church l
What does a community that testifies to God s power look like n nGod 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 n nIn T