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Your Church Can Open Its Doors to the Community
In the past, the doors of the church opened inward, but now people are no longer coming in through church doors as they once did. Instead, God is calling the church to open the doors outward as the people of God take the Gospel to their community.
Through extensive statistical research, perso...
The biblical call to leadership must not be taken lightly. And with more than 750,000 sold, Spiritual Leadership has proven itself a timeless classic in teaching the key principles of leadership. J. Oswald Sanders presents and illustrates several magnifying principles through the lives of some prolific men-men such as Moses, Nehemia...
"I can't recall ever making this statement about a book: church leaders need this."--Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources
Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. Drawing on lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church t...
Where will you find trustworthy leaders in your church? How should elders direct the affairs of the church? How will you know if they have fulfilled their responsibilities and are worthy of 'double honor'?
Rick Thompson takes an in-depth look at what makes an effective, empowering elder. He gleans many helpful insights on leaders...
Most churches merely exist. Many churches do not develop leaders intentionally and consistently. When leaders emerge from some churches, it is often by accident. Something is missing. Something is off. Authors Eric Geiger (author of bestselling Simple Church and Creature of the Word) and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce l...
Who Moved My Pulpit? may not be the exact question you're asking. But you're certainly asking questions about change in the church: where it's coming from, why it's happening, and how you're supposed to hang on and follow God through it - even get out ahead of it so your church is faithfully meeting its timeless calling and serving the new oppor...
Written by two seasoned pastors, this practical book is a comprehensive guide to nearly every facet of pastoral ministry, including pastoral counseling, hospital visitations, funerals, weddings, the sacraments, holiday services, and congregational music.
Leadership is essential.
Maybe you've shied away from leadership because you don't know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise...
Ask yourself this question: What type of character qualifies the people God chooses to use? The question itself assumes an atypical answer, simply because it leaves out so much. To ask only about one's character seems inadequate when defining a leader. We surely need to ask about character, but also about personality, communication ...
"A guide to reignite your church's growth."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor at North Point Ministries
You want your church to grow. Maybe you've been searching for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites. But did you know that the answers that can actually make a difference in your ministry are the ones you need to give yourself?
Ministry without vision is like a surgeon without a scalpel
Strong leaders have vision that is both far-reaching and focused on the details. Having that vision is what separates churches with a hodge-podge of ineffective programs and activities from churches that reach people effectively, efficiently, and consistently with the Good News. In...
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 ...
Through case studies, interviews, and real time research, this essential guide demystifies successful pastoral succession and helps readers prepare for an even brighter future for their ministries.
Before you can lead your church, you have to know your church.
Pastoral ministry is challenging work. It is made even more challenging when a pastor ignores the church's "congregational culture" when seeking to minister to members or implement changes. Just as a pastor studies to interpret the Scriptures, he or she must also interpret the l...
First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers
a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model
useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy
diagrams to help illustrate concepts
a new section on sp...
At the age of thirty-three, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school's transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process he became one o...
Most books on change and innovation make it sound as if success is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on.
Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind change and innovation can bri...
From the author of the bestselling book The Disciple-Making Pastor comes a call to Christian leaders to let go of their addiction to secular models of leadership rooted in pragmatic success.
Most leadership literature talks about having the right kind of leadership personality. You know the type: big-picture visionaries who serve others and get ...
In Center Church, Timothy Keller outlines a broad theological vision that connects classical evangelical doctrine to holistic and vibrant ministry expression, particularly in globalized, urbanized settings.
When church board meetings turn contentious, what's a pastor to do?
Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams
He shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in ...
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