Thomas R. Hawkins has served as pastor, director of connectional ministries and district superintendent in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. Today he serves as a professor in the Career and Organizational Studies Program at Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences at Eastern Illinois University and as copastor with his wife, Jan, at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, Illinois. He is the author of numerous publications on church leadership and issues of power and conflict, including Building God's People, Cultivating Christian Community, The Potter and the Clay, Sharing the Search, The Learning Congregation, A Life That Becomes the Gospel, Claiming God's Promises, The Christian Small-Group Leader and Faithful Leadership.
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Every Step a Prayer

Walking as Spiritual Practice  
Thomas R. Hawkins
It's common knowledge that walking benefits your physical health. But have you considered that walking is good for your soul? Every Step a Prayer explores the history of walking as a spiritual practice and introduces you to several methods of walking meditation and prayer. Thomas Hawkins provides a new look at the way we walk together as the people of God in worship, in mission projects, and for social justice. He invites you to experience walking not only as an activity you do for health, le...

Every Step a Prayer

Walking as Spiritual Practice  
Thomas R. Hawkins
It's common knowledge that walking benefits your physical health. But have you considered that walking is good for your soul? Every Step a Prayer explores the history of walking as a spiritual practice and introduces you to several methods of walking meditation and prayer. Thomas Hawkins provides a new look at the way we walk together as the people of God in worship, in mission projects, and for social justice. He invites you to experience walking not only as an activity you do for health, le...

Apprenticed to Jesus

Discipleship Practices for Growing Christians  
Thomas R. Hawkins
Using the call narratives in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, Apprenticed to Jesus: Discipleship Practices for Growing Christians connects discipleship with the purpose and mission of the church: our participation in God's plan to heal a broken creation. Hawkins locates the origins of discipleship not only in Jesus' call to his disciples but also to God's call to Abraham, Sarah, and Moses. This book is excellent for small groups and pastors, Christian educators, and church leaders responsible...

Apprenticed to Jesus

Discipleship Practices for Growing Christians  
Thomas R. Hawkins
Using the call narratives in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, Apprenticed to Jesus: Discipleship Practices for Growing Christians connects discipleship with the purpose and mission of the church: our participation in God's plan to heal a broken creation. Hawkins locates the origins of discipleship not only in Jesus' call to his disciples but also to God's call to Abraham, Sarah, and Moses. This book is excellent for small groups and pastors, Christian educators, and church leaders responsible...

Lead Small Groups

Leader's Guide for The Christian Small-Group Leader  
Thomas R. Hawkins
Hawkins helps lay speakers identify the roles they play as leaders of small groups and helps them understand the power their leadership can have in transforming Christian lives. The text for this course is The Christian Small-Group Leader.

The Christian Small-Group Leader

Thomas R. Hawkins
Grounded in scripture and the Wesleyan tradition, The Christian Small-Group Leader blends knowledge about the dynamics of small groups with our call to form disciples. Leaders of all types of small groups will find both inspiration and practical help to carry out their ministry. While supplies last.