Yearly Archives: 2004

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Listening to the Past, The Place of Tradition in Theology

Christians have a great legacy and we must have much respect for the past. This book reminds us of that importance of knowing, reading, and carefully studying the masters who have gone before us.Both pastors and teachers would benefit from this book.

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Three Dimensions of Leadership: Practical Insight of Management, Finance, and Boards, for Churches and Christian Organizations

Elders, deacons, Christian school boards, and other ministries will find much to glean from these154 pages. This would be a good study guide on what we call strategic faith planning. For an organization to be effective, including the church, the leaders need to have a plan with measurable goals and divisions of labor within the body.

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High-Tech Worship? Using Presentational Technology Wisely

Thinking of moving from atraditional worship style toacontemporary expression of worship? No matter where you or your church may come down on the use of technology,it would be a valuable exercise to read and discuss Schultze’s book with local leadership.

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Think Like Jesus: Make the Right Decisions Every Time

You will benefit from reading this book as you willfind value in using it as a text for adult study group and youth workers using it with their young people. What Barna deals with in this book is the bottom line of what kingdom discipleship is really all about.

Training God’s Kingdom Leaders

A two-year plan for training potential church leaders. There are four distinct tracks that are crucial in training: Personal Holiness, Doctrine (including Church Polity), People Skills and Leadership Skills. The idea is to use the basic format outlined, but to allow the trainer to develop the sessions. Included is a bibliography of key books to use in this discipleship course.

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Longing to Know: Then Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People

This is a timely book because the postmodernists’ reaction to modernism is over the claim that we can know things objectively and with certainty. This book deals withepistemology andwill personally benefit you in understanding the process of knowing, as well as be a help if you have opportunity to talk with people who are shaped more by the world’s ideas and opinions than biblical truth.

Sunday School and Small Groups

Both Sunday school and small groups are programs. Consequently, they should be viewed as means to an end – nothing more. If they serve a given purpose, presumably one better than a possible alternative, they are worthwhile. If not, do something else.

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Fine China is For Single Women, Too

Good theology applies to every circumstance of life and here we see how singles should view and process their marital status biblically. This book is little in size but rich in content.