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Description This complete reference tool for pastors comes in a handy 6 x 9 - 3 ring binder.
This manual helps pastors give shape and language to the many kinds of services they're called upon to officiate. New material has been added to this edition. Options and ideas for many different kinds of services are included: General worship service re...
Help We Just Lost Our Pastor!
A Resource designed to help the local church navigate the crucial process of pastoral transitions.
Whether your church is just beginning, or is already in the process of adding new or additional pastoral staff, Help We Just Lost Our Pastor! guides you step-by-step and gives you tools to find the pastor who is ...
Description This complete reference tool for pastors comes in a handy 6 x 9 - 3 ring binder. This manual helps pastors give shape and language to the many kinds of services they're called upon to officiate. New material has been added to this edition. Options and ideas for many different kinds of services are included: General worship service r...
Who this book is for
It's for pastors who are thinking about transitional ministry
Many pastors are curious about what it would be like to do transitional ministry. Some of you have acquired a great deal of knowledge, skill and wisdom through many years of serving as a solo pastor (the only pastor of a small church), a senior or lead pa...
With humor and insight born of experience, Joseph Umidi tells candidates how to approach a selection process by clarifying personal vision for ministry, connecting heart-to-heart with decision makers, and asking the right people the right questions. Search committee members will find guidance in analyzing a church's readiness for ch...
Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time?
Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet not making an impact?
Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment?
In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner lif...
Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife---The Pastor's Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of a family. Brian and Cara Croft identify the unique challenges that pastors face as husbands and fathers. They also discuss the difficulties and joys of being a pastor's w...
Church leaders know that volunteers are the church's most vital work force. In The Volunteer Church, Leith Anderson and Jill Fox offer guidance to church leaders on how best to minister to these essential workers, and provide a complete handbook for them to recruit, inspire, train, and maintain volunteers in congregations large or small.
Jesus invites you to join him in his amazing work of bringing salvation and transformation to this world. He is looking for a few good men and women who will lay down their priorities and volunteer themselves for the sake of others. Will you respond, join up, and accept his call? In Volunteering, Pastor Leith Anderson and Jill Fox unpack the bas...
Pastor, preacher, and "New York Times" bestselling author Timothy Keller s wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.
Most Christians including pastors struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people s lives. Timothy Keller is known...
A Better Way to Reach Millennials With the Gospel
There's a reason you see fewer and fewer Millennials in your church. Typical evangelism methods often drive them away. People born between 1978 and 1998 have a different mindset than previous generations. But as nationally known church consultant David Stark shares, there are creative, bibli...
A Relational Approach to Fundraising
For many people, fundraising has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. But what if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the recipient? What if it's about love and service, not...
The Only One Facing As Much Pressure As the Pastor is ... The Pastor's Kid.
Dad may be following God's call, but the Pastor's kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results.
Barnabas Piper - son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper - has experienced the challenges of being a PK first-hand. With empathy, ...
"My passionate prayer is that every pastor's wife will get to read this book, because it could save your life, marriage, family, and ministry from a lot of unnecessary pain. And it can help make the rest of your life, the best of your life."--Rick Warren
Life as a pastor's wife offers meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in...
The answers you need to plan, run, or grow your church
Pastors and church leaders are constantly faced with tough questions. What size staff does the church need? How many workers are needed in the nursery this month? When is the right time to start a second worship service? How many people should we train for evangelism this year? How does...
Still looking for the program, book, or sermon series that will turn your church around?
What if the answer to revitalizing your church is . . . you?
In a time when many pastors are jumping from church to church every few years as they search for the "right fit," churches are suffering from a lack of sustained leadership from pastors with ...
Welcome to the first truly post-Christian generation
Move over Boomers, Xers, and Millennials; there's a new generation--making up more than 25 percent of the US population--on the scene that represents a seismic cultural shift. Born approximately between 1993 and 2012, Generation Z is poised to challenge every church to rethink it...
This essential, up-to-date wedding handbook for pastors includes
ceremonies from fourteen traditions
suggestions for special services (vow renewal, blessing a civil union, marrying individuals with children from previous relationships, and an ecumenical ceremony)
suggestions for prayers, Scripture readings, and music
resources for writ...
This essential, up-to-date funeral handbook for pastors includes
services from eleven denominations
suggestions for special situation services (miscarriage, death of a child, suicide, accident, unbelievers, and interment or scattering of ashes)
quotations, illustrations, and last words for creating sermon meditations
suggestions for wri...
Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their cong...
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