Thisis a book filled with hope and encouragement, whether you have experienced discouragement because of certain situations in life, or you know someone who has or is battling severe depression.
This would be a good book to give to a person who may be inquiring about the Christian faith, or maybe wanting answers to the meaning and purpose of life.
A thought-provoking book on worship that will challenge the reader’s thinking and behavior. This book should be read and re-read by pastors, music directors, and music/worship leaders as well as elders.
Today, making disciples requires showing the reality of Christ and the Gospel in our lives as never before. This book takes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to think outside the traditional boundaries of evangelism and disciple making. While it aims at a traditional understanding of a person’s relationship with the Lord and his people, it suggests a different approach to that end.
The chapters on fellowship and small groups, and thinking and acting biblically regarding discipleship are rich in application for biblical patterns. The book has an action guide in the back that leaders can use for discussion, evaluation, and finding other resources. This is a book for and about the Church living in a postmodern, post-Christian culture.
Whenever the Session sets out to make plans for the future, they must take great care to give themselves to earnest and fervent prayer that the Lord would grant wisdom and power to carry out their plan for His glory.
The primary ministry of deacons is to people. Deacons need to learn the heart of God, and reflect that as they do their work.
The role of deacons is critical to the ministry of the local church. However, for some time it has suffered from a poor image. In reformed circles the office is rightly seen as one of service and helps. But with the growth of church buildings and property, deacons are often viewed more as caretakers of property and less as caretakers of people.
The prosperity of western culture generates several reactions and emotions. Greed is always a temptation, but so is the other side of the coin: fear of what might happen if prosperity ceases. Those who are eager to get rich face many dangers. They crave the material pleasures and possessions that the world has to offer.
We often lack a biblical world and life view when it comes to being good stewards of our time, spiritual gifts, and financial resources. Does your checkbook reveal dents in accumulation and consumption, or commitment and sacrifice?