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What Do Deacons Do$4.99Add to cart
What Is the Biblical Job Description for a Deacon?
Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. Church Questions is a series by 9Marks that seeks to provide Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions about church life. Each booklet offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment.
In this concise booklet, Juan Sanchez explains the essential role deacons play in the life of the church. He addresses topics such as why churches need deacons, how deacons carry out their role, who is eligible to be a deacon, and how diaconal service exemplifies the character of Christ. Valuable for church leaders and members alike, this resource helps readers understand what the Bible has to say about this important church office and why its ministry is indispensable.
John MacArthur Handbook Of Effective Biblical Leadership$34.99Add to cart
An overseer…must be above reproach. 1 Timothy 3:2
Scripture holds leaders and teachers of the Word to an incredibly high standard. And for good reason. Shepherding God’s children into salvation is an enormous responsibility. Even more now than ever, today’s church needs great leaders who faithfully proclaim the Word of God and equip believers to live it out. But great leaders need great role models.
Bestselling author John MacArthur has compiled, from the internationally renowned Shepherd’s Conference hosted at Grace community Church, the best-ever messages for Christian leaders–now available in a single volume. Alongside MacArthur’s candid, instructive writings you’ll find the works of other proven ministry leaders, such as John Piper, Steven Lawson, RC Sproul, Ligon Duncan, and Al Mohler.
Whether you’re a pastor, elder, or leader in your church, or someone wanting to be more effective in your spiritual leadership, you will learn to…
guide others with integrity and conviction deliver God’s Word with passion and power accurately interpret and apply God’s Word
When you accept the challenge to be a leader who is above reproach both in ministry and personally, you will become better equipped to fulfill your calling to lead with excellence.
Work Of The Church Treasurer$16.99Add to cart
At last, a revision of this classic volume in Judson Press’s best-selling “Work of the Church” series! Updated to reflect the use of technology in recordkeeping and budgeting, this resource includes all the essentials of the previous edition, brought into the practices of the twenty-first century church. Includes guidelines for handling the annual budget, receipts and disbursements, reports and audits, as well as an overview of the ministry of the treasurer in the life of the church, as part of a larger team tasked with faithful stewardship and ethical practices.
Anchored : Leading Through The Storms$14.99Add to cart
Anchored encourages ministry leaders to lead with integrity in the midst of difficult life storms. Sharing personal examples, ministry leader and pastor’s wife Cynthia Cavanaugh equips believers with the biblical and leadership principles necessary to maintain influence and to courageously remain anchored to the Rock–Jesus Christ. So when those storms come, and they will, you’ll know how to deal with that deep question: how can I lead in the midst of this storm and keep my witness in tact?
ReMission : Rethinking How Church Leaders Create Movement$16.99Add to cart
A systemic disease is lurking inside the church that is derailing it from what God intended it to be, to know, and to do. That disease is practical ignorance and isolation. If the church is to be healthy and thriving, its members must gain the needed know-how and skillsets to meaningfully engage with their increasingly difficult-to-reach unsaved neighbors, communities, and cultures in productive conversations about the good news of Jesus Christ. In other words, there must be a re-missioning of the body of Christ. Blending honest analysis with innovating principles, ReMission places the onus of change at the feet of today’s leaders. Each chapter of ReMission builds upon the next to practically equip leaders with tried-and-tested solutions that can outwardly mobilize a congregation, small group, or nonprofit ministry, and substantially increase the spiritual vitality of the body of Christ, both locally and globally. ReMission isn’t only focused on developing new “outfrastructure”; its aim is also to breathe new life into God’s kingdom and His chosen leaders who are serious enough to implement the life-changing strategies that are sorely needed.
Lies Pastors Believe$12.99Add to cart
All of us are tempted to believe lies about ourselves.
For many pastors, the lies we’re tempted to believe have to do with our identity: that God has called us to lead a movement, that we must sacrifice our home life for our ministry life, or that our image as holy is more important than our actual pursuit of holiness.
In Lies Pastors Believe, pastor and professor Dayton Hartman takes aim at these and other lies he has faced in his own ministry and seen other pastors struggle with. With a winsome and engaging style, Hartman shows current and future pastors why these lies are so tempting, the damage they can do, and how they can be resisted by believing and applying the truth of the gospel.
Beyond Stewardship : A Church Guide To Generous Giving Campaign$15.99Add to cart
Authors John Zehring and Kate Jagger bring their extensive fundraising experience to bear in this practical resource for churches. Beyond Stewardship applies the best principles of fundraising to the annual giving campaign in local congregations. Emphasizing the individual givers and the act of giving as integral to spiritual life, this book goes beyond typical stewardship models to celebrate the generosity already demonstrated by church members and to invite further giving based on that generous past.
Using a collaborative paradigm that engages leadership across the church, this volume offers four interlocking strategies for a successful annual giving campaign: concentric circles of commitment, personal visits, public witness, and direct mail.
* Detailed roadmap for planning and executing annual giving campaigns.
* Special section on raising funds for ‘specific purpose’ campaigns.
* Features a practical appendix of tools and resources.
* Well-published author has written nine books and ten e-books on subjects including Christian living and leadership.
Focusing Your Church Board$11.99Add to cart
Church boards are often the scene of confusion, conflict, and chaos. What’s the job of a board? What’s the role of the pastor in relation to the board? Should there be an elder board and an administrative board? Ted Hull’s use of illustrations and analogies bring these questions-and answers-into focus.
Ted first looks at the foundation of governance, both from a biblical and historic perspective. Then he introduces Policy Governance(R), often referred to as the Carver model, and confronts questions regarding whether this secular model can work in the church, or if it should even be allowed. He even argues for why a church board may not want to use Policy Governance.
When you’re done reading, you’ll never look at the role of a church board in the same way again. In fact, whether you’re a member of your church board or the board of any charity, you’ll find yourself reaching for this book more than once.
Stan Tolers Practical Guide To Hiring Staff$14.99Add to cart
Getting the right staff at the right time can make or break a congregation’s momentum. Drawing from his vast experience as a senior pastor and leader of large organizations, Toler shares the secrets that will make your first hire the right one. Subjects include: casting the vision for staff expansion, funding a new position, communicating vision to staff members, setting staff expectations, interviewing, the first thirty days, and how to be a great boss.
Ideal Sunday School Secretarys Record Book$8.99Add to cart
Providing space for keeping accurate records of up to 25 classes for one year, this Sunday School Secretary’s Record Book features an arrangement of weekly, quarterly, and annual report pages; includes space for recording by age group. In addition, the book provides a place to keep a roll of officers and teachers, and a full calendar of events.
Ideal Class Book$3.99Add to cart
It is important to keep accurate records, and this class book for 75-member classes helps with this task. This book enables one to record attendance for a full year with each student’s address, phone number, birthday, church relationship, and additional class sessions. Available individually or in packages of six.
Ideal Class Book$2.99Add to cart
It is important to keep accurate records, and this class book for 25-member classes helps with this task. This book enables one to record attendance for a full year with each student’s address, phone number, birthday, church relationship, and additional class sessions. Available individually or in packages of six.
Foundations Of Church Administration$34.99Add to cart
Church leadership is a demanding and challenging role. There are many responsibilities involved in leading a church, which can be difficult to maneuver without the proper tools and resources.
Written with Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Foundations of Church Administration is both an exploration of those responsibilities and a practical guide to navigating through them. Each chapter is authored by a notable expert in the field who, with sound experience and effective steps, helps church leaders efficiently succeed in the many facets of their responsibilities.
In this honest exploration, church leaders will find a new perspective on church administration that will help them dig deeper and develop a long-lasting and effective practice of leading and administrating a church.
Church Administration Handbook$29.99Add to cart
What’s new about this third edition of the long respected and often used Church Administration Handbook? In addition to time and technological-sensitive updates to the basic organizational details, editor Bruce Powers writes:
“The needs of people and churches have continued to change, with questions now being raised about the quality of congregational life, nature of leadership, and responsibility for ministry among all believers . . . As we have prepared this edition, we have sought to address five primary needs.
1. Leadership skills and administrative tools that can be adapted for use in a variety of contexts from traditional to contemporary, from rural to urban, and from unicultural to multicultural settings;
2. Spiritual formation that relates to all of life (from birth to death);
3. Mission consciousness (in community, regionally, nationally, and globally);
4. Ministry of all believers (particularly calling out and equipping vocational, bivocational, and lay ministers); and
5. Leadership competence (the ability to inspire, motivate, and equip the saints for the work of ministry).”
40 Questions About Elders And Deacons$19.99Add to cart
Arranged in a Q & A format, this volume tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government, a topic of much interest in the church today. It provides readers with a clear analysis of key biblical passages, succinct answers (4-8 pages each), and discussion questions. The unique format of the book allows the reader to pick and choose what issues are most pertinent to their interests and needs.
Trolls And Truth$14.99Add to cart
A collection of testimonies from a church with an unusual constituency of homeless people, college students, middle-class Christians, mentally ill, drunks, and former inmates. This diverse group is finding the power of the gospel in ways that will surprise the mainstream church and bring the cultural validity of the gospel to the skeptics and unbelieving world. Accompanied by the noise of 18-wheelers and rushing traffic, they meet beneath an interstate bridge in Waco, Texas. They have a wake=up call for the American church.
Communicating For A Change$19.99Add to cart
Speakers and preachers—follow this instructive parable to keep your message alive and your audience alert! By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the major premise you want to communicate), using your turn signals (transition ahead!), and employing five other practical points, you’ll be on the road to success—and drive your message home!
Work Of The Church Trustee$14.99Add to cart
1. Who Make The Best Trustees?
2. It’s A Big Job
3. Your Board Should Be The Best
4. The Money In Your Hand
5. Buried Treasure For The Kingdom
6. Working With The Professional Team
7. Trustees In A Changing World
8. You Learn Through Others
9. Trustees Are Ministers, Too
There is more to serving as a trustee than counting money or arranging to repair the church plumbing! Beginning with the biblical and theological basis of service, Orlando Tibbetts has prepared a very comprehensive guide to deepen and broaden the trustee’s sense of ministry and mission in his/her service to the church. An excellent tool for new or experienced board members, this book covers every facet of the trustee’s responsibility as a steward of the community’s concerns and as a servant of the Lord. It is both practical and inspiring.
Church Administration In The Black Perspective$16.99Add to cart
Not only does this revised edition feature updated language, but it also includes fresh information in such areas as budgeting and the use of modern technology. The authors supply detailed information on creating a church budget, and discuss the role websites, computer technology, and cable access television can play in helping churches to carry out their mission.
The book includes guidelines for effectively organizing church boards and committees, as well as details pertaining to overall church structure. The authors’ perspectives are well grounded in the experience of the African American Christian community, as the text explores how the African heritage and slave experience have molded black church traditions.
Deacons : Servant Models In The Church Updated Edition$14.99Add to cart
From the days of the early church, deacons have been chosen to fulfill an essential ministry. Updating his classic resource, Webb explores the many facets of the pastoral assistant’s life and role, including marriage, family life, conduct, priorities, and more. Helpful as you equip lay leaders for their divinely appointed place in God’s church.
Roberts Rules Of Order$7.99Add to cart
III Parts – XIII Articles
Total Pages 216
This new edition of the complete and original text has been resigned for quick references and easy of use:
* New thumbnail illustrations show the rules in action to make technical points easier to grasp
* Each section is keyed with a special margin device that shows what aspects of parliamentary procedure it covers.
This definitive edition of the original Robert’s presents every procedure clearly and logically. Rules of Order, motions, debates, conduct of business, adjournment – all problems of conducting a successful meeting smoothly and fairly are resolved.