Revitalize

Revitalize Author Andrew M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781493405473
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 224
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Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. The pastor of a dying church doesn't need to be told it is dying; he needs to find the way forward--and he needs hope. Author and pastor Andrew Davis offers readers the lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church transformation, including - keeping Christ's ownership of the church central - being humble - choosing your battles wisely - empowering godly men to join in leadership - making prayer a priority - focusing on the Word - and more Church decline is not inevitable. Revitalize gives pastors the spiritual support they long for and the practical advice they need to turn their churches around and position them for greater health in the future.



An Infinite Journey

An Infinite Journey Author Dr. Andrew M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781620203354
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 477
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After we’ve come to faith in Christ, God leaves us in this world for a very clear purpose: his own glory. But how are we to glorify God for the rest of our lives? The Bible reveals that God has laid before every Christian two infinite journeys which we are to travel every day: the internal journey of growth into Christlike maturity, and the external journey of worldwide evangelism and missions. This book is a road map for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character, and action. In this book, we’ll learn how God grows us in knowledge, faith, character, and action. We’ll also discover that spiritual knowledge constantly feeds our growing faith, faith will transform our character, our transformed character will result in an array of actions more and more glorifying to God, and our actions will feed our spiritual knowledge. This upward spiral will lead us to become more and more like Jesus Christ in holiness. And not only will this book help us understand Christian growth in detail, it will also give us a passion to grow every day for his glory.



Word Centered Church

Word Centered Church Author Jonathan Leeman
ISBN-10 9780802495464
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 192
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It’s a question hundreds of pastors ask every day:What is the best way to grow? A lot of books give a lot of answers, but the best one comes from Scripture. Word-Centered Church brings that answer into sharp focus. Written by Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for the reputable ministry 9Marks, Word-Centered Church offers a thorough treatment of one of God’s greatest concerns: growing His people and growing His church. As simple as the concept may seem, it’s one that many churches miss, and to their own detriment. Because when churches center everything they do on God’s Word—when the pulpit ministry gives direction to every aspect of the church’s life—growth happens God’s way. God’s Word is what creates the church, and it’s what sustains it, too. Theological and practical, Word-Centered Church focuses on how the church hears, responds to, discusses, implements, and is transformed by Scripture. It’s not about high-octane production, superstar personalities, or postmodern entreaties, but stuff that is really old, really good, and really powerful. Word-Centered Church is the ministry-model book that churches need, because it advances the model God designed. For anyone who wants to grow or help others grow, Word-Centered Church is indispensable.



For a New Generation

For a New Generation Author Lee D. Kricher
ISBN-10 9780310525233
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 176
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A New Generation Church is a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists. Any church can become a New Generation Church that reaches and continues to reach the next generation. The Psalmist writes: We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. (Psalm 78:4 NLT) No Christian would purposely hide the timeless truths of Christianity from the next generation. But often we do, not because of the substance of our church, but because of the approach of our church. For A New Generation is not about changing your church’s statement of faith or core beliefs. It is about evaluating and changing, as needed, your church’s programs, ministries and practices in order to more effectively connect with and stay connected with the next generation. Written for both church leaders and members, For a New Generation presents 5 practical strategies that will lay a foundation for a church to thrive for generations to come. It is based on the assumption that accepting the status quo is the greatest threat to your church’s core mission and, perhaps, to the long-term survival of your church.



Biblical Church Revitalization

Biblical Church Revitalization Author Brian Croft
ISBN-10 1781917663
Release 2016-05-01
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This is a call to intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches. Brian Croft looks at the strategy in the New Testament, especially Paul's missionary journeys and the principles involved - evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, deeds of love and mercy and developing Gospel leaders.



When Your Church Feels Stuck

When Your Church Feels Stuck Author Chris Sonksen
ISBN-10 9781493407804
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 192
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Every pastor wants their church to grow, but the reality is that most churches are stagnant or shrinking, leaving most pastors frustrated, weary, and discouraged. They continue to search for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites, but they don't find them. They don't realize that the answers that can actually make a difference in their ministry are the ones they need to give themselves. When Your Church Feels Stuck poses seven unavoidable questions church leaders must answer before they can chart the unique path to growth for their church. These challenging questions address the key subjects of mission, strategy, values, metrics, team alignment, culture, and services, and the way pastors answers these questions will help them discover the real reasons their churches are stuck--and what steps to take to facilitate real growth.



Reclaiming Glory

Reclaiming Glory Author Mark Clifton
ISBN-10 1433643227
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 272
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What is there about a dying church that brings glory to God? Mark Clifton's convicting answer is "Nothing." Because a local church is intended to represent the work of God in a community, when that church "loses it saltiness," not only is God's work pictured as irrelevant in that community, but also dishonor and disrepute may well become associated with God's name as a result. In Reclaiming Glory, Clifton draws not only upon his own burden for revitalizing dying churches but also upon years of church rePlanting experience to offer passionate counsel for how to breathe new life into a dying church . . . all for the glory of the God who is building his church upon the immovable rock of the gospel of Jesus Christ.



Church in Hard Places

Church in Hard Places Author Mez McConnell
ISBN-10 9781433549076
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 208
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It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown an increased commitment to helping the poor. But this renewed interest in poverty alleviation is doomed to fail if it is not rooted in the local church—God’s established means of drawing downtrodden people into a transformative relationship with himself. Emphasizing the priority of the gospel, Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley, both pastors with fruitful ministries among the poor, offer biblical guidelines and practical strategies for planting, revitalizing, and growing faithful churches in hard places—in our own communities and around the world.



A Guide to Church Revitalization

A Guide to Church Revitalization Author Mohler
ISBN-10 0990349535
Release 2015-06-15
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A Guide to Church Revitalization has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Guide to Church Revitalization also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Guide to Church Revitalization book for free.



Spirituality for the Sent

Spirituality for the Sent Author Nathan A. Finn
ISBN-10 9780830891580
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While spiritual formation focuses on the inner life of the Christian, the missional church discussion focuses on one's life in the world. Nathan A. Finn and Keith S. Whitfield bring together leading evangelical voices to cast a new vision for a missional spirituality that fosters spiritual maturity while also fueling Christian evangelism, cultural engagement, and the pursuit of justice.



40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline

40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline Author Jeremy Kimble
ISBN-10 9780825444456
Release 2017-05-27
Pages 272
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40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline book for free.



Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Author Thom S. Rainer
ISBN-10 9781433683923
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 112
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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.



Godly Ambition

Godly Ambition Author Alister Chapman
ISBN-10 9780199773978
Release 2012-01-05
Pages 222
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Alister Chapman chronicles Stott's rise to global Christian stardom. The story begins in England with an exploration of Stott's conversion and education, then his ministry to students, his work at All Souls Langham Place, London, and his attempts to increase evangelical influence in the Church of England. By the mid-1970s, Stott had an international presence, leading the evangelical Lausanne movement that attracted evangelicals from almost every country in the world. Chapman recounts how Stott challenged evangelicals' habitual conservatism and anti-intellectualism, showing his role in a movement that was as dysfunctional as it was dynamic.--from publisher description



Church Planting Thresholds A Gospel Centered Guide

Church Planting Thresholds  A Gospel   Centered Guide Author Clint Clifton
ISBN-10 9781483452739
Release 2016-07-29
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Church Planting Thresholds will guide you through each stage of the church planting journey exploring both the why's and the how's of church planting. Built around 70 "Thresholds" that serve as progress mileposts along the church planting journey, this simple guide will serve ordinary Christians as they attempt to fulfill the great commission through church planting.



Exalting Jesus in Hebrews

Exalting Jesus in Hebrews Author R. Albert Mohler
ISBN-10 9780805496475
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 288
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Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.



Progress in the Pulpit

Progress in the Pulpit Author Jerry Vines
ISBN-10 9780802495372
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 240
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Take your preaching to the next level Like musical instruments, preachers get better over time—unless, of course, they neglect maintenance. Progress in the Pulpit is for seasoned preachers looking to refresh their craft and receive guidance for contemporary challenges to preaching. While most preaching books are geared toward new preachers, Progress in the Pulpit builds on the basics and focuses on what often falls into neglect. You will learn to better: Connect to audiences without compromising biblical truth Plan, evaluate, and get feedback on sermons Battle biblical illiteracy in your congregation Employ word studies and other technical aspects of biblical interpretation Increase imagination and creativity in sermon writing Extend the life of a sermon via social media, small groups, and more Establish habits for continued growth Drs. Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix, who wrote Power in the Pulpit (a book still used in seminaries today), remain committed to pure expository preaching. Yet they understand that the times change and present new challenges. Here they offer guidance to help preachers stay sharp and grow in the craft of faithfully proclaiming God’s Word.



7 Days to Change Your Life

7 Days to Change Your Life Author Josh Moody
ISBN-10 9781501824852
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 256
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When did being "too busy" and "going through the motions" become a way of life? It’s no surprise that the rush between meetings and e-mails, sports practices and church functions is tiring, even exhausting. It’s time to stop running and start following. Jesus’s call to "Follow Me" was not just an invitation to faith; it was a prescription for living well. Walking through the seven "Follow Me" statements in the Gospel of Matthew, author Josh Moody explores Jesus’s teachings of hope, life, truth, freedom, humility, greatness, and glory in 7 Days to Change Your Life. In each statement and with each teaching, Jesus gets closer to Calvary and closer to the cross, and you get closer to finding a focus for your life—no matter how hectic it may be. Although following Jesus is not a new concept to believers, following Jesus completely becomes difficult when life moves faster and faster. Organized to be read a chapter a day, Josh meets you in your busy, hectic schedule and reveals a biblical plan to revitalize your life in as little as seven days. Endorsements: “Wonderfully accessible and culturally relatable, the book is destined to draw believers young and old to a fuller and ever-flourishing relationship with the King of Kings. A must read!” ~ Harold B. Smith, President and CEO, Christianity Today “I am confident that readers will find real guidance and genuine enablement in the pages of this thoughtful and readable volume. It is joy for me to commend this new work.” ~ David S. Dockery, President, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “At the risk of sounding simplistic he tells us that the way to start again or to experience a revitalization is to change your mind about what you’ve been doing and rethink where you’re wanting to go. But here’s the point - this change of mind is linked to Jesus and the revitalized life is called ‘Following Jesus.’” ~ Stuart Briscoe, Speaker, Author, Broadcaster on “Telling the Truth” “The biggest need in the church today is for more disciples. Not hipper preachers, or dazzling worship, or even stunning sanctuaries. The biggest need is for more believers to follow after Jesus and become authentic disciples. Josh Moody has provided a great service to the church in that pursuit with 7 Days to Change Your Life. Absorb its contents, meditate on its message and learn more exactly how to leave your past behind and experience a future walk that is life-changing.” ~ J. Paul Nyquist, President, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL “Pastor Josh Moody’s new book, 7 Days to Change Your Life, could do just that. Its relentless focus on what it means to follow Jesus is the right prescription for all such readers. In fact, seven days with this book will be life-changing for any and all who are willing to embrace its godly counsel.” ~ Duane Litfin, President Emeritus of Wheaton College “In 7 Days to Change Your Life, Josh Moody makes a bold promise of life change... and delivers it. Josh invites us to follow Jesus as the disciples he has called us to be. In this accessible volume, you’ll be able to jump in quickly but still come out changed.” ~ Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguish Chair, Wheaton College “This rich seven day curriculum brings to sharp focus and creative application that transformational discipleship so necessary for both the individual believer and the corporate church body.” ~ David Bruce, Executive Assistant to Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association “Are you weary in your walk with the Lord? Has it become routine, mundane, joyless? In this book, you will find a challenge to start again – a 7 day plan that is guaranteed to renew, refresh and redirect your relationship with the Savior. If you are ready to respond when Jesus says, ‘Follow Me,” then open the pages of this book and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!” ~ Janet Parshall, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host “Josh Moody creatively and compellingly makes the case that following Christ is the heart of discipleship. From biblical texts and themes, and from his own experience he guides us to new depths of understanding and faithful motivation as followers of Jesus in every-day life.” ~ Dennis P. Hollinger, Ph.D., President & Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary “As Christians, we too often separate our activities – such as sharing the gospel, doing justice and caring for others from our inner spiritual journey. By focusing on virtues such as hope, humility and truth, Josh Moody bridges this gap. He encourages us to be contemplative activists, having both deep roots and wide branches.” ~ Alec Hill, President Emeritus InterVarsity Christian Fellowship “Josh Moody is a Biblical scholar and a pastor who loves the people he serves. In his book, he uses the structure of a 7-day week to provide an insightful and thoughtful understanding of our role as disciples of Christ. In so doing, he reminds us of the importance of knowing the Jesus we serve, understanding the depth of His love for us, and experiencing the reality of having a relationship with Him for now and eternity. When the week is over, the reader will have a new and refreshed understanding of their Lord and Savior.” ~ C. William Pollard, Chairman, Fairwyn Investment Company “Taking his point of departure from Jesus’ seven “Follow me!” statements in Matthew’s Gospel, Josh Moody beckons you to follow him on a 7-day journey to revitalize your life – a time to reflect, refocus, and be refreshed spiritually. Highly recommended!” ~ Andreas Kostenberger, Author of Excellence, Founder of Biblical Foundations™ (www.biblicalfoundations.org), and Ministry Council Member of The God-Centered Life “Pastor Josh Moody creatively weaves together themes from several key NT texts to exhort and encourage Christians to pursue a God-honoring, Christ-exalting lifestyle.” ~ Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College; Chair, Committee on Bible Translation “We forget so easily who we are as Christians and what we are called to do. Moody reminds us afresh what it means to be a follower of Jesus. In a profound and yet simple way we are addressed anew by Jesus Christ himself as Moody unpacks the call to discipleship.” ~ Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “I love the idea of a seven-day personal revival and recommitment of what it means to truly follow Jesus! Josh Moody is going against the tide of endless technology and communication by challenging us to turn off our phones and TVs at home and to ponder God's Word, grow in grace and truth, and walk in the footsteps of our Savior.” ~ Trevin Wax, Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources, author of This Is Our Time, Gospel-Centered Teaching, and Counterfeit Gospels “Josh Moody offers the church a great gift in this engaging and timely call to radical Christian discipleship. Filled with biblical insight and pastoral wisdom, 7 Days to Change Your Life provides a clear and Christ-centered roadmap to the abundant life. If we desire to follow Jesus in the midst of our current cultural pressures, we cannot afford to ignore his appeal.” ~ David Setran, Price-Lebar Chair of Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College “Josh Moody provides a unique look at what it means to follow Jesus, using thoughtful illustrations from a wide historical and cultural spectrum. In Seven Days to Change Your Life, new believers will acquire a deeper understanding of true discipleship, and seasoned saints will find fresh zeal to persevere.” ~ Lydia Brownback, author, Finding God in My Loneliness and A Woman’s Wisdom “A mine of biblical wisdom interwoven with pastoral experience and theological insightfulness to refocus our journey on a God-centered life.” ~ Leonardo De Chirico, Pastor and theologian, Rome (Italy), director of the Reformanda Initiative “This wonderful Bible-centred book is a fabulous example of how to follow Jesus as God's Word shows us, showing how its clear teaching transforms our lives in a profoundly practical and entirely life-changing way.” ~ Christopher Catherwood, Historian, Writer, and Author of Martyn Lloyd-Jones: His Life and Relevance for the 21st Century “7 Days to Change Your Life by Josh Moody is a rich devotional book written by a theologian pastor who is gospel-centered, culturally-savvy and discipleship-driven. This devotional book is not a surface light-read for the casual fan of Jesus, but a thorough exposition of the call to follow Jesus. Read this book and be informed, enriched and transformed.” ~ Jim Tomberlin, Author, Founder of MultiSite Solutions "Dr. Josh Moody provides a much-needed devotional guide in this day and age for a world which desperately craves and needs spiritual guidance but may not know it. Beautifully written like a parable, this helpful book, structured around the number 7 (the 7 days of Creation, Jesus's 7 signs, his 7 'follow me' and 'I Am' statements, the 7 Churches of Revelation)...refocuses the attention on what is most important.” ~ Allen Yeh, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & Missiology, Biola “There is a lot of confusion in the evangelical church about what it truly means to follow Jesus. Many Christians talk about the call to discipleship, but in the midst of our busy lives many of us fail to consider what the Bible says about this call. So turn away from distractions and let Josh Moody help you see anew what John’s Gospel and Revelation teach us about this simple call and lifelong challenge. You will benefit tremendously from this renewed vision of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.” ~ Chris Bruno, author, The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words; The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses “Josh Moody is a pastor, a scholar, and, above all, one who wants to love and follow Jesus Christ. With this book, he guides us on a journey that stirs, refreshes, and challenges. I believe you will find this book to be thoughtful, encouraging, insightful, and penetrating. No matter where you are on the path of knowing Jesus Christ, this will be a beneficial tool.” ~ Curtis Cook, Pastor of Hope Fellowship Church, Cambridge, MA