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    • Post Quarantine Church

      $12.99

      A trustworthy and respected guide for pastors and church leadership in the post-quarantine world, providing hope and vision for the future of your congregation.

      From thousands of surveys of church leaders and in-person consultations, Thom Rainer and his Church Answers team have gathered the essential wisdom you will need to face the challenges and opportunities that the quarantine crisis creates for the local church, including:

      New and better ways to lead the gathered churchA wide-open door for growing the digital churchA moment to rethink the facilitiesNew strategies for church growth . . . and much more!

      This book is, in effect, your personal church consultant, helping you plan and prepare for the future. In the midst of heartbreak, tragedy, and struggle due to Covid-19, here’s hope, wisdom, encouragement and vision.

      This book is valuable for those looking for local church and pastor resources to enhance church leadership, grow your church, and serve digital and online church communities in the post-quarantine world.

      As a former pastor and founder of Church Answers, Thom S. Rainer is intimately familiar with the ever-present demands that pastors face. He has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church.

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    • Letters To A Young Congregation

      $19.99

      Eugene Peterson instilled the love of the local church in his family, and especially his son, pastor Eric E. Peterson. This collection of letters, written over several years by Eric, offers a poignant, pastoral vision for what the people of God are to be about in their personal lives and their life together. You’ll find this wisdom for one local church to be warm, winsome, knowing, understanding, and universally relevant.

      Eric E. Peterson addresses essential questions such as What is a church? What should a church be doing? What do we owe each other? What can we expect from one another? How do we follow Christ together? A pastor in the state of Washington, he wrestled with how to grow his infant church into a mature Christian community. This book was born in the midst of a church coming to life, and is a compelling read for any pastor, church leader, or congregant.

      Purchase individually or together with Letters to a Young Pastor, a book that contains letters written back and forth between Eugene Peterson and his son, Eric E. Peterson.

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    • Becoming A Welcoming Church

      $12.99

      Most church members don’t see their churches clearly.

      In almost all of Thom Rainer’s consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another.

      The guests felt like they crashed a private party.

      Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.

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    • We Want You Here

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      The message is basic but profound. We want guests to know they are welcome to the church. This book is a gift to guests to communicate that very message.

      Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has created a tool for churches to become more hospitable through a brief, welcoming book that introduces the ministry of the local church to guests. We Want You Here is a clear and instructive message to be given to church guests. Rainer facilitates the follow up conversation that every pastor would have, if they had the opportunity. By giving away the book to guests, they are encouraged, in a non-intrusive manner, to continue to reflect on the decision to visit their church.

      Those churches who share We Want You Here will be able to tell their guests:

      * We Really Want You Here
      * This is Not a Place for Perfect People
      * We Would Like to Get to Know You
      * This is Where Families Grow Strong
      * We Will Getting to Know the One Who Made Us
      * Come Make a Difference with Us
      * Thank You for Being Here

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    • Black Millennials And The Church

      $16.99

      1. Good Grief
      2. And I Tell You That You Are Peter
      3. Going Out To Them
      4. It’s A Ghost
      5. Come
      6. When He Saw The Wind
      7. Why Did You Doubt?
      8. Gennesaret
      9. The More Things Change
      10. What’s Next?

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      With a unique mix of humor, illustrations, and research findings based on a nationwide study of black young adults, this practical resource equips church leaders with a profile of black millennials that will help churches continue to effectively attract and make disciples of this emerging generation of young adults. Drawing on the biblical narrative of Matthew 14, where Jesus invites Peter to come meet him on the water, this book includes specific ministry principles and programming proposals for use in the local congregation.

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    • Divided We Fall

      $14.99

      Throughout the centuries, Christians have longed to be united with one anothersupporting each other and working in harmony. But our reality is very different, and we need only to read the New Testament to realize that disunity has been with us from the start. What can we do to foster unity and deeper community in a world where so many relationships are fractured and fractious? Luder Whitlock Jr. explores God’s desire for unity in the church, overviews the history of global Christianity with an eye on its schisms and agreements, and points us toward the necessity of God-honoring fellowship, laying out steps we can take to increase trust and develop understanding, especially within the church. As governments grow increasingly unsupportive of Christianity, it is even more important for us to listen to each other and work together for the common gooddespite our many differences.

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    • Growing Young : 6 Essential Strategies To Help Young People Discover And Lo (Rep

      $21.99

      Unleashing the Passion of Young People in Your Church Is Possible!
      Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church.

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    • Reviving The Black Church

      $15.99

      Is the Black Church dying?

      The picture is mixed and there are many challenges. The church needs spiritual revival. But reviving and strengthening the Black Church will require great wisdom and courage.

      Reviving the Black Church calls us back to another time, borrowing the wisdom of earlier faithful Christians. But more importantly, it calls us back to the Bible itself. For there we find the divine wisdom needed to see all quarters of the Black Church live again, thriving in the Spirit of God.

      It’s pastor and church planter Thabiti Anyabwile’s humble prayer that this book might be useful to pastors and faithful lay members in reviving at least some quarters of the Black Church, and churches of every ethnicity and context- all for the glory of God.

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    • Deacon Wives : Fresh Ideas To Encourage Your Husband And The Church

      $12.99

      In describing the qualities of a church deacon, the Bible also emphasizes the traits of his companion: Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything (1 Timothy 3:11). Yet for all the traditional deacon handbooks, less prevalent are those for a deacon’s wife.

      This warmhearted, conversational new book from Fresh Ideas syndicated columnist Diana Davis shares stories and insights for deacon wives whether just inaugurated or long experienced. The reader will enjoy tips on how to best encourage her husband’s work, the ministry of the pastor and his wife, and other church staff and members. There are also helpful home and family suggestions, self-evaluation forms and checklists, and even a detailed teaching plan to share this wealth of material with other women in the church.

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    • Management Essentials For Christian Ministries

      $39.99

      Management Essentials for Christian Ministries is a thorough examination of management principles for Christian ministries including churches, enominations, and parachurch organizations. Contributors represent a diverse denominational cross section.
      Study of management principles is required oursework for seminary students today. Management Essentials For Christian Ministries represents a thorough treatment of all issues regarding church administration and functions and provides a theological grounding for organizational approaches to church management.

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    • Real Worship : Playground Battleground Or Holy Ground (Reprinted)

      $17.00

      With 50,000 copies sold, the first edition of Real Worship helped many pastors and worship leaders make biblical sense in the controversy surrounding worship and worship styles. This second edition contains new chapters on taking worship seriously, planning balanced worship, and tradition in worship. A question-and-answer section, a bibliography, and a Scripture index have also been added.

      While many books deal with how to worship, they fail to give a definition of true worship. Warren Wiersbe defines what worship is and the four elements it involves: wonder, witness, warfare, and wisdom. As he discusses such controversial issues as art, liturgy, worship styles, and music, Wiersbe keeps the focus on God and demonstrates the balance of worship for which every church should strive.

      Real Worship is both biblically based and autobiographical, containing personal testimony, anecdotes, and illustrations from Wiersbe’s pastoral experience.

      The first edition of this book was published by Thomas Nelson in 1986.

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    • Church Administration : Effective Leadership For Ministry

      $19.99

      There are many essential aspects of ministry, but this book focuses on just one often-overlooked part: church administration. Dr. Tidwell identifies the basic skills church leaders need for effective administration; outlines the major principles of an equipping ministry; and explains how to successfully administer your church’s human, physical, and financial resources.

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