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Remembering Our Baptism

Discipleship and Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit  
Philip R. Meadows
Drawing on the roots of early Methodists, Philip Meadows urges readers to use the act of "remembering their baptism" to connect themselves to their own discipleship and mission. This will result in the daily shaping of their Christian lives by personal and corporate spiritual discipline, which is itself decidedly baptismal in character. When church communities of every size remember their baptism, they hold one another accountable for the life of disciplined discipleship and everyday witness....

Small Church Checkup

Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating a Treatment Plan  
Kay Kotan, Phil Schroeder
Many small membership churches today are faced with the sobering reality of attendance loss and overall decline. This resource provides a guide to help you find hope, alternatives, and the possibility of a new beginning. Included are tools to help you measure your church's vitality, evaluate the results, and diagnose your church's condition, along with several options for treatment plans as you seek to faithfully serve your community. Remember that we can choose our story. If we believe in ou...

Embracing Personal Prayer

A Leader's Guide  
Pat Hogan
At the end of this course, you will be able to establish a daily practice for communicating with God and listening for God's answers. You will find ways to come to the Lord in prayer (singing, fasting, praying the Scriptures, praying for others, and using intercessory prayer). You will explore the many names of Jesus and God you can use for adoration in your prayer. You will identify your need to overcome the barriers you may now be experiencing in your prayer life. Finally, you will be provi...

Introducing Theology to Laity

A Challenge to the Whole Church to Explore God’s Nature  
John Wesley Zwonunondiita Kurewa
As John Kurewa and his brother talked about a tragic bus crash that had occurred nearby, his brother said, "Well, that shows when your time to die has come, there is nothing you can do about it." Was it really God's will for all those people to die or be injured in that wreck? By together delving into the meaning of the event, and into God's nature, the author and his brother came to a more profound understanding of God's purpose regarding the events of our lives. Challenged by their discussi...

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Participant's Book  
Kathy Merry, Marc Brown, John Briggs
Building on the congregational strategic planning resource, "Does Your Church Have a Prayer?" this Participant’s Book will guide Lay Servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality. Written with two distinct purposes, Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders will first define the three disciplines of Christian transformational leadership and the four qualities of Christian transformational leaders. The accompanying Leader's Guide is in PDF form and...

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Participant's Book  
Kathy Merry, Marc Brown, John Briggs
Building on the congregational strategic planning resource, "Does Your Church Have a Prayer?" this Participant’s Book will guide Lay Servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality. Written with two distinct purposes, Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders will first define the three disciplines of Christian transformational leadership and the four qualities of Christian transformational leaders. The accompanying Leader's Guide is in PDF form and...

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Leader's Guide  
Kathy Merry, Marc Brown, John Briggs
This Leader's Guide is the accompanying piece to DR 881 Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders – Participant's Book. It is a PDF that can be downloaded and used to support the course outlined below. Building on the previous Lay Servant course "Does Your Church Have a Prayer?", this Participant's Book will guide Lay Servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality. Written with two distinct purposes, Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leade...

Failing Boldly

How Falling Down in Ministry Can Be the Start of Rising Up  
Christian Coon
This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever tried to energize or grow a ministry. Christian Coon takes us through his own missteps and mistakes as the co-founder of the Urban Village Church—as well as those of others working to do the same—and shows how failure can serve as a springboard to new possibilities and even a closer connection to God and what leadership means. Woven together with honesty, humility, and humor, Failing Boldly helps us learn to look on failure as an actual gift th...

Failing Boldly

How Falling Down in Ministry Can Be the Start of Rising Up  
Christian Coon
This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever tried to energize or grow a ministry. Christian Coon takes us through his own missteps and mistakes as the co-founder of the Urban Village Church—as well as those of others working to do the same—and shows how failure can serve as a springboard to new possibilities and even a closer connection to God and what leadership means. Woven together with honesty, humility, and humor, Failing Boldly helps us learn to look on failure as an actual gift th...

Santuarios seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia  
Joy Thornburg Melton
Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries (Santuarios seguros) y Safe Sanctuaries for Youth (Santuarios seguros para jóvenes). Este recurso está diseñado para líderes (hombres y mujeres) en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores, misioneros, personas laicas, maestros de educación cristiana, maestros de la escuela dominical, y directores de ministerios ofrecidos durante la semana.