Revitalize

Revitalize Author Andrew M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781493405473
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 224
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Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. The pastor of a dying church doesn't need to be told it is dying; he needs to find the way forward--and he needs hope. Author and pastor Andrew Davis offers readers the lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church transformation, including - keeping Christ's ownership of the church central - being humble - choosing your battles wisely - empowering godly men to join in leadership - making prayer a priority - focusing on the Word - and more Church decline is not inevitable. Revitalize gives pastors the spiritual support they long for and the practical advice they need to turn their churches around and position them for greater health in the future.



When Your Church Feels Stuck

When Your Church Feels Stuck Author Chris Sonksen
ISBN-10 9781493407804
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 192
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Every pastor wants their church to grow, but the reality is that most churches are stagnant or shrinking, leaving most pastors frustrated, weary, and discouraged. They continue to search for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites, but they don't find them. They don't realize that the answers that can actually make a difference in their ministry are the ones they need to give themselves. When Your Church Feels Stuck poses seven unavoidable questions church leaders must answer before they can chart the unique path to growth for their church. These challenging questions address the key subjects of mission, strategy, values, metrics, team alignment, culture, and services, and the way pastors answers these questions will help them discover the real reasons their churches are stuck--and what steps to take to facilitate real growth.



An Infinite Journey

An Infinite Journey Author Dr. Andrew M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781620203354
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 477
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After we’ve come to faith in Christ, God leaves us in this world for a very clear purpose: his own glory. But how are we to glorify God for the rest of our lives? The Bible reveals that God has laid before every Christian two infinite journeys which we are to travel every day: the internal journey of growth into Christlike maturity, and the external journey of worldwide evangelism and missions. This book is a road map for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character, and action. In this book, we’ll learn how God grows us in knowledge, faith, character, and action. We’ll also discover that spiritual knowledge constantly feeds our growing faith, faith will transform our character, our transformed character will result in an array of actions more and more glorifying to God, and our actions will feed our spiritual knowledge. This upward spiral will lead us to become more and more like Jesus Christ in holiness. And not only will this book help us understand Christian growth in detail, it will also give us a passion to grow every day for his glory.



Word Centered Church

Word Centered Church Author Jonathan Leeman
ISBN-10 9780802495464
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 192
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It’s a question hundreds of pastors ask every day:What is the best way to grow? A lot of books give a lot of answers, but the best one comes from Scripture. Word-Centered Church brings that answer into sharp focus. Written by Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for the reputable ministry 9Marks, Word-Centered Church offers a thorough treatment of one of God’s greatest concerns: growing His people and growing His church. As simple as the concept may seem, it’s one that many churches miss, and to their own detriment. Because when churches center everything they do on God’s Word—when the pulpit ministry gives direction to every aspect of the church’s life—growth happens God’s way. God’s Word is what creates the church, and it’s what sustains it, too. Theological and practical, Word-Centered Church focuses on how the church hears, responds to, discusses, implements, and is transformed by Scripture. It’s not about high-octane production, superstar personalities, or postmodern entreaties, but stuff that is really old, really good, and really powerful. Word-Centered Church is the ministry-model book that churches need, because it advances the model God designed. For anyone who wants to grow or help others grow, Word-Centered Church is indispensable.



Biblical Church Revitalization

Biblical Church Revitalization Author Brian Croft
ISBN-10 1781917663
Release 2016-05-01
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This is a call to intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches. Brian Croft looks at the strategy in the New Testament, especially Paul's missionary journeys and the principles involved - evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, deeds of love and mercy and developing Gospel leaders.



For a New Generation

For a New Generation Author Lee D. Kricher
ISBN-10 9780310525233
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 176
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A New Generation Church is a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists. Any church can become a New Generation Church that reaches and continues to reach the next generation. The Psalmist writes: We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. (Psalm 78:4 NLT) No Christian would purposely hide the timeless truths of Christianity from the next generation. But often we do, not because of the substance of our church, but because of the approach of our church. For A New Generation is not about changing your church’s statement of faith or core beliefs. It is about evaluating and changing, as needed, your church’s programs, ministries and practices in order to more effectively connect with and stay connected with the next generation. Written for both church leaders and members, For a New Generation presents 5 practical strategies that will lay a foundation for a church to thrive for generations to come. It is based on the assumption that accepting the status quo is the greatest threat to your church’s core mission and, perhaps, to the long-term survival of your church.



Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Author Thom S. Rainer
ISBN-10 9781433683923
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 112
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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.



Reclaiming Glory

Reclaiming Glory Author Mark Clifton
ISBN-10 1433643227
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 272
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What is there about a dying church that brings glory to God? Mark Clifton's convicting answer is "Nothing." Because a local church is intended to represent the work of God in a community, when that church "loses it saltiness," not only is God's work pictured as irrelevant in that community, but also dishonor and disrepute may well become associated with God's name as a result. In Reclaiming Glory, Clifton draws not only upon his own burden for revitalizing dying churches but also upon years of church rePlanting experience to offer passionate counsel for how to breathe new life into a dying church . . . all for the glory of the God who is building his church upon the immovable rock of the gospel of Jesus Christ.



Church Revitalization from the Inside Out

Church Revitalization from the Inside Out Author R. D. Stuart
ISBN-10 1596388730
Release 2016-02
Pages 240
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Is your church ailing? Stuart encourages church leaders to examine themselves, take responsibility, and grow in Christlikeness, showing how conflict can be redeemed even in hard pastoral situations.



Discerning Your Call to Ministry

Discerning Your Call to Ministry Author Jason K. Allen
ISBN-10 9780802494634
Release 2016-08-19
Pages 160
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“The church has needed this book for a long time.” — Russell Moore If you are considering the ministry, there are two mistakes to avoid. The first is taking up a calling that isn’t yours. The second is neglecting one that is. Discerning Your Call to Ministry will help you know the difference. A tool for seminary students, pastors-in-training, and even current pastors, it serves to confirm or prompt deep thought about the calling to ministry through 10 probing questions, including: Do you desire the ministry? Does your church affirm your calling? Do you love the people of God? Are you willing to surrender? Pastoral dropout rates are high, and seminary admission rates are declining—signs that many of us don’t quite know what we’re signing ourselves up for. Author Jason Allen, a former pastor and the president of North America’s fastest growing seminary, gives readers a better picture of the calling. Presenting a series of diagnostic questions informed by Scripture, church history, and his own experience, he helps those seeking ordination or ministry positions make confident decisions about their service to God, one way or the other.



The Compelling Community

The Compelling Community Author Mark Dever
ISBN-10 9781433543579
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 224
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What 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 Compelling Community, pastors Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop cast a captivating vision for authentic fellowship in the local church that goes beyond small groups. Full of biblical principles and practical advice, this book will help pastors lead their congregations toward the kind of community that glorifies God, edifies his people, and attracts the lost.



Comeback Churches

Comeback Churches Author Ed Stetzer
ISBN-10 9780805445367
Release 2007
Pages 226
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Leading church growth expert Ed Stetzer extends his missional writings with Comeback Churches, studying 300 once-declining congregations to determine what it takes to revive a dying body of believers.



To Dream Again

To Dream Again Author Robert Dale
ISBN-10 9781597520300
Release 2004-12-27
Pages 154
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There are four ways to revitalize a church, organizationally speaking. The easiest change is policy change. You simply adjust the way you do things. A second strategy is to change personnel. Firing the minister or electing new lay leaders is a common approach. Another change tactic is to create new program structures. Reorganization plans are familiar in institutions of all kinds. Change policy. Change people. Change programs. Each of these approaches has its advocates. But the approach I suggest is the most basic of all--clarify purpose. The fourth way to revitalize a church is to define and act on its fundamental purpose. A new dream awakes a congregation. A poster motto challenges: ÒAim for the sun. You may not reach it, but you will fly higher that if you never aimed at all.Ó --from the Foreword



Lost and Found

Lost and Found Author Ed Stetzer
ISBN-10 9780805448788
Release 2009
Pages 232
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Describes the characteristics of unchurched young adults and reveals which churches have found a way to reach these people.



Exalting Jesus in Hebrews

Exalting Jesus in Hebrews Author R. Albert Mohler
ISBN-10 9780805496475
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 288
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Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.



Spirit Empowered Mission

Spirit Empowered Mission Author Arturo G. Azurdia, III
ISBN-10 1781917744
Release 2016-07-20
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At a time in which nearly everything is being uncritically heralded as 'the mission of the church, ' Christians need to discerningly evaluate these claims via the light of the explicit instruction of Jesus and the apostles



What s the Point of Life

What s the Point of Life Author Mez McConnell
ISBN-10 1781913552
Release 2014-09-20
Pages 24
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You might think that this is just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood but the difference is that Mez discovered a hope that transformed his life. A story of hope and transformation from unpromising beginnings which will make you laugh and cry.