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  • Gospel On The Ground Bible Study Book With Video Access


    Come along with biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then and to us today. See how God’s Word can sustain us even in the most difficult of times and embrace the transformative grace we experience as children of God in His kingdom of celebration.

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  • Experiencing God Bible Study Book With Video Access


    Experiencing God Bible Study Book includes revised printed content for 12 sessions, personal study between group sessions, and applicable Scripture. Also, each Book contains unique codes that enable you to access teaching videos for each session.

    Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. This new edition is revised, updated, and ready to help you again-or for the very first time-experience your Creator.

    God is inviting you into an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.

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  • Contemporary Hanbook For Weddings And Funerals And Other Occasions


    Guidance, advice, and ready-to-use sermons and services for the busy pastor

    Weddings and funerals are some of the most meaningful events in people’s lives, and also some of the most challenging for the pastor to perform. Written with the needs of the busy pastor in mind, this popular and newly updated handbook includes everything necessary to conduct a variety of weddings and funerals, along with other common events such as Communion, baptisms, dedications, and ordinations.

    Helpful aids for weddings include services, vow renewals, messages, prayers, guidelines for vows, information on marriage laws, and, new in this edition, a service and message for second marriages. Guidance for funerals covers orders of service, quotations and reflections, and eulogies for a variety of circumstances, incorporating those with evangelistic appeal, untimely deaths, and suicide. New to this edition are funerals for service members, victims of violence, accidental deaths, cancer, and community tragedies.

    Additional new resources include blessing services for a home or special event and guidance for speaking at fraternal organizations.

    Pastors of all denominations will benefit from the services, advice, and resources in this sought-after handbook.

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  • Resilient Pastor : Leading Your Church In A Rapidly Changing World


    How can pastors become resilient in a rapidly changing world? Is it possible to love well and lead faithfully? In the wake of crises that have exposed and accelerated massive cultural shifts, we see more clearly the seismic shifts of post-Christendom, the surging storms of a new paganism and pluralism, and the scattered debris of the cultural aftermath.

    Drawing on new research from the Barna Group, Scripture, and church history, pastor, theologian, and researcher Glenn Packiam addresses some of the most pressing questions for today’s leaders, including:
    – What is a pastor’s calling and vocation?
    – How do church leaders regain credibility in a disillusioned world?
    – How do church leaders cultivate a deeper life with God?
    – How do pastors develop meaningful relationships?
    – Why does the church gather in worship? Does it still matter if we do?
    – How do we actually make disciples in this new landscape?
    – How can we face the challenges to unity presented by nationalism and racism?
    – What is the church’s mission in the world?
    – How do we welcome the presence and power of God in our churches?

    This book is for all who are burdened by the challenges facing the church as well as the turbulence of our times. With infographics, enlightening data, and insights from other ministry leaders, this book is the perfect resource for church leaders who want to cultivate resilience in their ministry today.

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  • Hope For The Hurting Bible Study Book


    Hope for the Hurting Bible Study Book includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” a leader guide, and tips for leading a group.

    Life is painful. Its unique challenges, difficulties, bumps, and bruises can leave us lost and drowning in their wake. But Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulations . . .” He did not say we might have troubles and difficulties, but we will. In this Bible study, Dr. Tony Evans offers spiritual principles for facing such pain and hurt with a biblical perspective. Love and happiness are on the other side if we learn how to walk through the hurt with both peace and joy.

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  • You Were Made For This Moment Study Guide With DVD


    Racial divides. Political strife. Uncertain futures. This is the story of our day. But it is also the story of the exiles in Persia. The Jewish people had been taken from their homeland. They were being pressured to conform to foreign customs. They were facing discrimination. Now, an edict was being issued that would stamp out the Jewish race forever. Everything seemed to be falling apart for God’s people. But then two figures emerge on the scene . . . and everything changes.

    As Max Lucado relates in this five-session study, Esther and Mordecai are these unlikely heroes of the tale. Both had spent their lives trying to fit in and conform. But both experience a turning point–a crucial moment where they choose to step up and stand out for the God they served. As a result of their courageous actions, winter turned to springtime for God’s people. They emerged from the crisis stronger, more unified, and more committed to serving the God of their forefathers, even in their exile.

    The promise for God’s people in the book of Esther is the same promise that we have today. Our God triumphs in troubled times. When it seems as if everything is falling into pieces, he is working in our midst, causing everything to fall into place. The very one who seeks to destroy us will be destroyed. Even when it appears that evil has won, and that there is no hope for our future, we can know God’s throne is still occupied. We will triumph in the end.

    The question for you today is not whether God will show up on the scene. Rather, it is whether you will choose to be a part of it when he does. Will you, like Mordacai and Esther, realize you are a position “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14)? God is calling you to rise up in these chaotic times. You were made for this moment.

    Sessions include:

    1. The Problem of Conformity (Esther 1:1-2:18)
    2. A Moment of Decision (Esther 2:19-4:14)
    3. Heaven Set in Motion (Esther 4:15-6:14)
    4. The God of Great Turnarounds (Esther 7:1-8:17)
    5. Remembering God’s Faithfulness (Esther 9:1-10:3)

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Growing With The Enneagram Leaders Guide


    When people discover the Enneagram, they are excited to learn more about their type–and curious about the typology of others in their lives. The problem is, not everyone is familiar with the Enneagram or aware of what their type might be.

    To solve this problem, Elisabeth Bennett wrote Growing with the Enneagram: Guiding All Types in Spiritual Growth. Written specifically for group leaders to facilitate discussion, discovery, and spiritual discernment through the Enneagram, this study guide is designed to be used in conjunction with Elisabeth’s nine sixty-day Growing as an Enneagram devotional books that are tailored for each type.

    Growing with the Enneagram enables groups to embark on a journey through Elisabeth’s Enneagram devotional series, meeting once a week for eight weeks or every other week for sixteen weeks. It could be used in a church organization setting, a college residence hall, a book club, or among a group of friends. Participants will:

    *Develop a better understanding of their unique personality and everyday struggles

    *Learn more about the whole Enneagram, not just their own type

    *Find a community of like-minded Christians who are looking for spiritual growth

    *Gain grace and understanding for other Enneagram types

    *Have an opportunity to grow in relationship with others through deep conversation and activities based on each week’s topic

    *Grow in their relationship with God as they better understand the ways in which we reflect Him

    *Increase their faith journey through a devotional that speaks directly to them

    Growing with the Enneagram includes group activities, frequently asked questions, and videos to aid the discussion leader.

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  • Gentle And Lowly Study Guide


    A Study Guide Companion to the Best-Selling Book Gentle and Lowly

    In his best-selling book, Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund takes readers into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners. Focusing on Jesus’s words that he is “gentle and lowly in heart,” Ortlund dives deep into Bible passages that speak of who he is, encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people.

    Designed as a supplement to the book, the Gentle and Lowly Study Guide helps readers reflect further on these key biblical truths. This helpful resource written by Dane Ortlund features discussion questions organized into 8 lessons, with each lesson covering 2-3 chapters from the book. Perfect for small groups and individuals alike, the Gentle and Lowly Study Guide can be used together with the book, the Gentle and Lowly Video Study, or both.

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  • Make The Call Bible Study Book


    Former University of Georgia and University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt tells stories of his life on and off the field. But this isn’t just a study about football; it’s a study about Jesus. The common thread throughout Mark’s life and career has been his faith-filled journey of following after Christ. This study will help groups connect their faith to their own lives, learning how to follow Jesus every step of the way.

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  • 1 Corinthians For You


    The scope of 1 Corinthians is breathtaking. Paul tackles a huge variety of subjects, and as he does so, he gives us a precious insight into what a local church is (or at least can be).

    As Andrew Wilson walks through this compelling, challenging epistle, you’ll see how grace looks in every Christian and how it can shape every church–even a church as flawed as the Corinthian one.

    This expository guide is less academic than a traditional commentary and includes lots of application. It can be read from cover to cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation.

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  • Anxious Bible Study Book With Video Access


    We live in a broken, sad, scary place. We don’t need to watch the natural disasters and political unrest in the news to know what our bodies already know. Our bodies get sick. Our minds are fragile. The mortality rate for humans is astonishingly high. There’s plenty to worry about, and the world is full of faulty solutions for our anxieties.

    But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. There, we learn we can’t fix or protect ourselves. Instead, the Bible tells us we can rest, knowing Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary place to rescue and love us. In this 8-session study, learn that when we fear the Lord rather than fearing the brokenness in our world, we are able to take hold of the perfect peace that is only available in Him.

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  • Love Your Church


    God calls us to be devoted to one another in love (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?

    This engaging book by Tony Merida explores what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment. He sets out eight privileges and responsibilities of a church member: to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve, to honor, to witness and to send.

    As we see how wonderful it is to belong to God’s family and be a part of his amazing witness to both the earthly and the heavenly realms, we’ll grow in our love for and commitment to our local church.

    This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, whether they’re new or have been attending for some time but need re-energizing with God’s vision for the local church.

    With a discussion guide at the end of the book, Love Your Church is also a great resource for small groups.

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  • Hebrews For You


    Applied expository guide to Hebrews-a book that shows us how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    We are all tempted to drift away from Jesus, but in the book of Hebrews God gives us an anchor: a detailed understanding of how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    Seminary professor Michael J. Kruger unpacks this rich book verse by verse. He explains the Old Testament background, gives plenty of application for our lives today, and shows us how Jesus is the fulfilment of all God’s work on earth. He encourages us to live by faith in Jesus-the only anchor for our souls.

    This expository guide can be read as a book; used as a devotional; and utilized in teaching and preaching.

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  • Faithful Leaders : And The Things That Matter Most


    Explore the things that really matter for a successful ministry.

    “Well done good and faithful servant.” Every ministry leader wants to hear these words when they meet their Lord. But what does successful ministry look like?

    There are many books on leadership strategies and church structures, but this one looks at what matters most: the character and attitude of church leaders. It recognizes that the spiritual health of the church leaders in large part determines the spiritual health of the congregation and therefore the success of the ministry.

    In this short, punchy, challenging and at times surprising book, Rico Tice draws on decades of experience in church leadership to call fellow pastors and others with oversight of areas of church ministry to define success biblically, fight their sin, lead themselves and serve their churches. It will be a battle, but one worth fighting because personal holiness and godly leadership matter eternally.

    A must-read on pastoral leadership for pastors, elders, worship leaders, youth leaders and anyone else with a leadership role in church ministry.

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  • Keeping The Cross Central


    Teen Challenge, also known as Adult and Teen Challenge, was founded as an evangelistic outreach to drug addicts in Brooklyn, New York City. As a holistic Christian ministry with the life-changing message of the gospel, this faith-based rehabilitation program was created with the vision that God can redeem the whole person, starting on day one of the program. This unique approach has produced success rates of over 70% for those who complete the rehabilitation program. However, as Teen Challenge has grown worldwide, with over 1,400+ centers in 129 countries, some centers are now turning to secular methods in order to access government funding. As co-founder of Teen Challenge, Don Wilkerson raises a warning flag on this mission drift: the power of the Cross, which brings about a changed life, must be the priority in treating drug addiction; if the Cross is not central to the mission of any Teen Challenge center, then it is not worthy of using the name “Teen Challenge.” The ministry must never lose its vision and focus in bringing men and women to Christ-through the gospel and discipleship-and stay faithful to the original mission which the founders stood upon.

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  • Elijah Bible Study Book


    Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated, highlight moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

    And Elijah-calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

    Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory-months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

    This 7-session Bible study, on one of the premier ancient prophets, is your invitation to surrender to that process.

    Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

    Join author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on a journey through the life and times of Elijah. Discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

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  • TruthFilled Bible Study Book


    Despite what our culture might have you believe, truth is not relative. Every day we are called to discern what to believe, whom to listen to, and what information to trust. Even the thoughts that form in our own minds about ourselves, our circumstances, and our God must be tested. How do we know what is true? How do we believe what’s right?

    Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study as she guides you through the Book of Colossians and a pattern of being filled up with the truth of God’s Word. Learn what it means, how to preach truth to your own heart, and how doing so can help shape your thought patterns, identity, and actions. There’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.

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  • Ruth For You


    Applied expository guide on the book of Ruth: a story of redemption that points us to Jesus.
    The book of Ruth is a love story. Like all love stories it has twists and turns, tension and resolution, and a happy ending.

    But it’s far more than that because it reveals to us a God who is deeply committed to caring for his people. In Boaz, God provides Ruth with a loving husband to free and provide for her, pointing us to the Bible’s grand story of redemption and David’s greatest son, Jesus.

    Tony Merida’s compelling story-telling and Christ-centered insights make this both an accessible and absorbing expository guide to the book of Ruth. It can be used for personal devotions, or for leading small-group studies, or for sermon preparation.

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  • Redeeming Love The Companion Study


    A powerful six-week study, revealing life-changing Bible truths, to the classic bestselling novel Redeeming Love.

    Redeeming Love: The Companion Study offers longtime fans as well as readers new to the Christian romance classic a meaningful way to explore the book’s message and go deeper into the story’s Biblical ties. This six-week study, with three segments per week, explores Angel and Michael’s iconic story as a metaphor for the love relationship between God and those He is yearning to reach. Using excerpts from the novel and quotes from Scripture, Francine walks readers through Angel’s healing journey, showing how her unworthiness, fear, and emptiness are ultimately exchanged for the fullness of knowing God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Each week also includes an essay from Francine tied to her personal journey of writing and then living with Redeeming Love.

    Redeeming Love: The Companion Study is an ideal resource for churches or ministries as a dynamic group study, as well as for individuals looking to connect more profoundly with Angel’s path to knowing the One who loves her and will never let her go.

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  • You Are Never Alone Study Guide


    In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. As John states, he recorded many of these signs for an express purpose: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John chose the stories and events from Jesus’ life that he believed would give his readers strength, empower them, lift them up, and speak life into their situations.

    By the time John penned the words of his Gospel, he was an old man . . . his hair silver and skin wrinkled. He was pastoring a collection of Christ followers in the distant city of Ephesus. But he still loved to tell the story-some six decades earlier and a thousand miles removed-of when Jesus first called him to lay down his net . . . and he obeyed. The others are gone now. Peter, Andrew, James. They’ve long since followed their calls and fulfilled their missions. Only John remains, and he knows that his days are coming to an end. It is with this purpose that he takes up his pen . . . to help his readers believe and have life.

    John’s record of Jesus’ miracles reassure us that we are never stuck or without hope. We are never forgotten. All the forces of heaven have been marshalled to come to our aid. A rescue mission is underway! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. A multitude of angels and the power of Scripture. The strength of prayer and the wisdom of saints. All this, and more, are continually working together to get us out and see us through. This is the message of the miracles . . . that with God you are never alone.

    Designed for use the You Are Never Alone Video Study (sold separately).

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  • John 1-12 For You


    Josh Moody helps those new to John to dip their toes in its waters, while also showing new depths to those more familiar with this Gospel. Jesus came to bring life to the full–and in showing us his seven signs, John pictures the fulfillment that comes from living life as a follower of the Word become flesh.

    This Expository Guide takes you verse by verse through the text in an accessible and applied way. It is less academic than a traditional commentary and can be read cover-to-cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation. There is an accompanying Good Book Guide for small group Bible studies.

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  • Super Sized Book Of Bible Activities Ages 5-10


    The Super-Sized Book of Bible Activities features fun activities that kids can do on their own or with other kids, parents, or teachers. Offering activities for any situation, each activity has a brief Bible story reference, a memory verse, a “What you need” list, “and “What to do” list of instructions. These activities reinforce Bible lessons and home devotions and bring fun back to learning. Recommended for ages 5 to 10 years.

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  • Jesus And Women Bible Study Book


    Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth-braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.”

    Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you.

    Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.

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  • Serve Your City 15 Ideas


    An ARC Resources Title

    This companion piece to Serve Your City includes 15 practical ideas to serve as an inspiration for those wanting to explore a range of options on how they can best serve people in their neighborhoods and communities.

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  • ReVisioning : How To Stay Sharp At Every Stage Of Your Church’s Life


    An ARC Resources Title

    Vision. It can be a very slippery thing. As leaders, we can have a crystal-clear sense of purpose and direction at some points, but they may seem like foreign objects from time to time. Sooner or later, it happens to all of us. In this book, Pastor Greg Surratt shares his story of asking himself hard questions… and finding the answers to be both surprising and inspiring. He addresses the crucial topics of limitations, culture, and legacy, but he also dives into harder issues of how to handle heartaches and what actually captures the hearts of the people we lead. Re-Visioning is designed to recharge our leadership batteries and equip us to inspire our teams with humility, boldness, and joy.

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  • Serve Your City Leaders Guide


    An ARC Resources Title

    In this Leader’s Guide companion to Serve Your City, we’ll take seven weeks of content to look at God’s heart of compassion, how He has equipped us to serve, and how groups can serve most effectively.

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  • Serve Your City


    An ARC Resources Title

    Through the pages of the Gospels, we see Jesus model a “show and tell” life and ministry to His followers- He “showed” them how to serve by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor-and while He was demonstrating compassion, He taught them, “telling” them of God’s immense love. This is the way to show God’s heart of compassion for the people in our cities and towns, and this is the way to break down barriers so people will listen to the life-changing message of the gospel of grace. In this book, you’ll sense Dino’s heart, be inspired by his stories and learn from his experiences, as well as many ARC churches that are serving their cities with a Jesus-style no-strings-attached kind of love. This is at the core of who ARC is – a deep passion to see churches thrive as part of the cities they serve.

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  • Trustworthy Bible Study Book


    When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.

    In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.

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  • Finding God Faithful Bible Study Book


    Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable. (8 sessions)

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  • Grandparenting Matters Workbook


    This Workbook and DVD Seminar experience can be used in a variety of ways:

    -A full day seminar – large group format with a facilitator and round table discussion groups.
    -Weekly classes in your church – the six main sessions are broken into eleven parts, each with 9-31 minutes of teaching. The remaining time can be used for discussion questions that are included in each workbook.
    -Home groups – maximize the intimacy of your small group setting to discuss questions in the workbook, share ideas, pray together for your grandchildren, and learn from the struggles that each one of you face as a grandparent.
    -Individuals and Couples – be inspired as you seek God to be the Grandparent He created you to be.

    Workbook and DVD Sessions:
    Session 1 VISION: The Amazing Influence of a Grandparent
    -Part A (8:19)
    -Part B (25:35)

    Session 2 FOUNDATION: What the Bible Says About Grandparenting
    -Part A (23:26)
    -Part B (11:26)

    Session 3 STRATEGY: Reaching the Heart of Your Grandchild
    -Part A (19:02)
    -Part B (31:00)

    Session 4 OBSTACLES: Overcoming the Barriers of Distance
    -Part A (23:00)
    -Part B (17:36)

    Session 5 APPLICATION: The Eight Best Practices of Christian Grandparents
    -Part A (25:24)
    -Part B 15:08

    Session 6 COMMITMENT: Becoming an Intentional Christian Grandparent (23:50)

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  • No More Excuses Bible Study Book


    No More Excuses Bible Study Book includes printed content for eight sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” tips for leading a group, and a guide for D-Groups.

    Sometimes circumstances in life make it difficult for men to be all God wants them to be. But Tony Evans urges men to stop looking at their circumstances as excuses and instead to see them as challenges and opportunities for success.

    Exploring examples of men of God throughout the Bible, this study will challenge you to lay down your excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be a man of character and commitment. Despite your setbacks, failures, and pressures, you can still find purpose, meaning, and direction in life and become the man God has called you to be.

    Session topics:
    1. No More Hiding Behind the Past
    2. No More Holding Back
    3. No More Weak Leadership
    4. No More Going Through the Motions
    5. No More Compromising Your Integrity
    6. No More Sifting Through the Rubble
    7. No More Half Stepping
    8. No More Standing on the Sidelines

    – Eight small-group sessions
    – Personal-study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth

    – Become the man God has called you to be.
    – Learn from the examples of men in the Bible.
    – Overcome setbacks and obstacles on the path to spiritual growth.
    – See hard circumstances as opportunities for growth.
    – Challenge yourself to be a man of character and commitment.
    – Fight for purpose and meaning in your life.
    – Lead with strength and godliness.
    – Make decisions and take action while keeping your godly character intact.
    – Commit to walk through life with other men who will point you to Jesus.

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  • Gender : A Conversation Guide For Parents And Pastors


    PART 1:
    Foundation 1: Preschool And Young Children
    Foundation 2: Elementary (5-10)
    Foundation 3: Middle School (11-13)
    Foundation 4: Teens And Beyond (14+)
    PART 2:
    Toolbox Of Resources For Users

    Additional Info
    The world around us is changing quickly, and it’s difficult to keep up with the debates about some of life’s most important issues. Whether you are a parent, mentor, pastor, or friend, this book will help you get clarity in a world spinning in confusion.

    This book seeks to help families teach the Bible’s view clearly and consistently throughout a child’s life. It contains two major sections. Part one focuses on what is most critical during three major foundations, or stages, in a child’s life. Part two is a toolbox of resources to help you better understand and articulate various topics surrounding gender.

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  • Psalm 23 Bible Study Book


    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.

    In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

    Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups
    Personal study segments to complete between 7 weeks of group sessions
    Seven interactive teaching videos, approximately 25-30 minutes per session, available for purchase or rent

    Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care.
    Trade the myth of self-reliance for the truth of God’s providence.
    Learn to view your vulnerability as a strength essential to relying on God.
    Banish fear as you trust the Shepherd’s goodness in every season of life.

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  • 13 Very Cool Stories And Why Jesus Told Them


    Help your kids discover 13 Very Cool Stories Jesus Told and explore the eternal truths Jesus wrapped in those stories. Along the way, they will meet a lost and found son, a rich fool, disgruntled vineyard workers, a pretty good Samaritan, and ma

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  • Dangers Of American Christianity


    The message of the gospel should be the lens through which our world view is formed.
    The author believes that instead our culture has made us water down the true message to fit contemporary American Culture.

    The dangers he identifies include:

    -Getting too mixed up in our culture
    -Isolating ourselves too much from contemporary culture
    -Safe and easy believism without proper life changing repentance
    -Making it all about what God can do for me
    -The prosperity gospel
    -Not being busy with the things of God

    The Church needs to rediscover what made it the powerful force it is supposed to be in a culture that wants to adapt the Church to fit its own values.

    We cannot water down or dilute the gospel message in any way and remain effective in a world of secular humanistic values.
    The Church has to get back to biblical values and not compromise with the world’s values and culture.

    Each chapter has questions for reflection, if you’re reading on your own, or discussion in groups.

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  • Big Book Of Bible Story Coloring Activities For Early Childhood


    No matter which children’s curriculum you use or what type of children’s ministry program you have, Big Books will provide hours of creative Bible learning and fun! You’ll find games, art activities, coloring pages, creative storytelling, object lessons, Bible talks, crafts, puzzles, science experiments, and more! Plus each Big Book is reproducible and comes with perforated pages and a Scripture index.

    Big Books are perfect for:
    *Sunday School
    *Children’s Church
    *Evening Programs
    *Vacation Bible School
    *Christian Schools
    *Home Schools

    Bible Story and Application Coloring Pages Help Children Connect to God’s Word! This reproducible resource features:
    *More than 200 fun coloring pictures and 19 Bible memory verse pictures
    *A Bible story and an application picture that reinforces each Bible story
    *Extra ideas that make it easy to integrate with Bible learning activities
    *HeartShaper Children’s Curriculum Preschool, Pre-K & K scope and sequence to correlate coloring pages

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  • Rhapsody Of Realities Topical Compendium Volume 5


    The Rhapsody Of Realities Topical Compendium Series are comprehensive reference materials that have enhanced word based training among Christians. These series are renowned with inspiring articles that articulate the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, and it’s therefore an important tool for the spiritual development of god’s children.

    The rhapsody of realities topical compendium volume 5 is the newest instalment in this series of compilations of choice articles by Rev. Chris Oyakhilome. What’s more, the articles in this volume have been organized under exciting chapters such as:
    – the acts of God
    – the efficacy of God’s Word
    – the lordship of Jesus Christ
    – the Holy Spirit and you
    – the mindset of the just
    – the ministry of reconciliation
    – the glory – life
    – the authority of believers
    – divine benefits

    This is a sure complete resource book, that guarantees your profound walk with the lord through fellowship with his word.

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  • Vibrant Church : Strategies For Church Renewal


    Help your church reach its potential to become a beacon in your community, a model of all that God has called the church to be. The Vibrant Church provides guidance for pastors and key lay leaders, teaching you how to make your church healthy in all areas of church life.

    You’ll learn to:
    -Write a specific vision for your church
    -Improve your leadership skills
    -Establish a strategic plan for the future
    -Build the ministry team
    -Grow a dynamic outreach ministry
    -Disciple fully devoted followers of Christ
    -Create an environment of genuine love and concern
    -Develop meaningful worship
    -Train faithful stewards of money and time

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  • Breaking Toxic Soul Ties


    Going through this world in relationship with other people inevitably creates connections in our inner being called soul ties. When these relationships are loving, supportive, and nurturing, positive soul ties are created. But if the relationships become abusive or manipulative, or cause rejection, they can create a toxic brokenness within the soul that we carry with us, even long after the relationship ends. If these toxic inner soul ties are not broken, we will experience failure, fractured relationships, and even health problems throughout life.

    In Breaking Toxic Soul Ties, Tom Brown describes his own story of rejection and the process of inner healing he experienced. He helps you to identify and diagnose toxic relationships as he breaks down the difference between positive and negative soul ties. He also shows why toxic soul ties develop and how they can only be broken by a process of inner healing through confession, forgiveness, and prayer. The truth is, unless your self-image is firmly rooted in the truth of your identity in Christ, you will always be susceptible to bad soul ties. Tom Brown describes the way for you to move forward in life and leave pain and brokenness behind for good!

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  • Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God And Other Sermons Enlarged And Expande


    “Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open,” and He stands crying out to all to accept His call. Delivered more than 250 years ago, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards remains the most famous sermon ever preached in American history. He presents a clear picture of the predicament of every sinner and lukewarm Christian, while showing how we can know we have God’s favor, avoid the tricks of the devil, and find our reward in heaven. With compelling words and now-classic imagery, Edwards describes the shaky position of those who do not follow Christ and God’s urgent call to receive His love and forgiveness today. This new, updated edition includes two other sermons that demonstrate the great mercy of God as well as Edwards’ own pastoral heart: “Pardon for the Greatest of Sinners” and “Many Mansions.”

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  • Discerning The Voice Of God Bible Study Book Revised


    A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.

    Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God-humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

    All-new interactive teaching videos approximately 40-50 minutes per session available for rent or purchase
    Leader tips in the back of the Bible Study Book
    In-depth stories and illustrations
    Personal study to be completed among the 7 group sessions
    Articles and insights from Dr. Tony Evans
    Exercises to equip you post-study
    Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study.
    Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word.
    Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.
    Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your daily walk with Him.

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  • Top 50 Instant Bible Lessons For Elementary


    Part of our Top 50 series, enjoy 50 fully-reproducible kids’ Bible lessons for elementary-aged children (ages: 5-10). This brand new resource includes two bonus lessons for Christmas and Easter, making it perfect to use as an easy full year curriculum. Each story comes with an easy-to-follow object lesson and 2-3 volunteer-friendly activities. Use this reproducible book for weekend curriculum or mid-week teaching opportunities. Each lesson is volunteer-friendly and child approved! Packed with object lessons, puzzles, games and crafts, these kids’ Top 50 Bible stories will keep your elementary-aged children actively involved and growing in God’s Word.

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  • Zeal Without Burnout


    A Neglected Truth
    Seven Keys
    1. We Need Sleep
    2. We Need Sabbath Rests
    3. We Need Friends
    4. We Need Nourishment
    5. A Warning: Beware Celebrity
    6. An Encouragement: It’s Worth It
    7. A Delight: Rejoice In Grace Not Gifts

    Additional Info
    Lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it. They have not lost their love for Christ, or their desire to serve him. But for one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.

    Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who have reached the end of their tether.

    His wisdom has been distilled into this short, accessible book, in which he reveals a neglected biblical truth and seven keys that flow from it. This practical and biblical guidance will help enthusiastic Christians gain the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way.

    Who is this book for? Here is Christopher’s answer from the introduction:
    “I write for all zealous followers of Jesus. Perhaps especially for pastors and Christian leaders ~ to those entrusted with pastoral oversight under God. Some of us have the privilege of being set free from other jobs to devote ourselves to this work; others combine pastoral leadership with “normal” secular work. But I write also for the many keen Christian men and women who, in addition to “normal” life ~ busy jobs, parenthood, and so on ~ labor sacrificially to serve in their local churches. The young father holding down a pressured job but also teaching the church youth group. The unmarried woman bearing the weight of much responsibility in her workplace, but also heavily involved in pastoral support and care in her church. The older couple whose gifts and skills are in great demand both at work and in church. And many others like them.”

    Christopher brings to this important subject, not just a personal experience of burnout, but a keen eye to the Bible, and wise pastoral insight into the pressures many of us face as we live for Jesus.
    From the foreword by Alistair Begg

    Why not read Zeal without Burnout with others so that you can discuss the issues, spot the warning signs and keep each accountable? Our ministry pack is designed to make that easy and affordable to do.

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  • Walk As Jesus Walked Discovery Guide


    This five-session, video-based small group bible study, Walked As Jesus Walked, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume seven of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In this volume, Vander Laan helps you experience how the disciples translated Jesus’ call to passionate discipleship into language and imagery the Roman culture already understood. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers.

    Each lesson:
    *Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD
    *Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools
    *Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection
    *Includes 25 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today.

    The companion DVD for Walked As Jesus Walked was filmed on location in Aphrodisias, Antioch Pisidia, Lystra, and Cappadocia. These illuminating “faith lessons” afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. This Discovery Guide is designed for use with the Walk As Jesus Walked DVD (sold separately).
    Lessons include:
    *Run! The Passion of Elijah – Filmed in Aphrodisias
    *Learning to Walk Like Jesus – Filmed in Antioch Pisidia
    *An Unlikely Disciple – Filmed in Lystra
    *Why Christians Suffer: The Weight of Gesthemane – filmed in Cappadocia
    *Don’t Forget Us – filmed on location in Cappadocia

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  • Armor Of God Bible Study Book


    All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

    The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. (7 Sessions)


    Bible Study Book includes 6 weeks of homework that can be completed between 7 group sessions
    Includes leader helps and perforated prayer cards that can be used to develop a prayer strategy
    Leader material (guides to questions and discussion with small group)


    Equip women to get serious, specific, and strategic in their discipline of prayer
    Turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer
    Grow spiritually as you dig deeper into Scripture and expand your understanding of prayer
    Develop and implement practical, purposeful prayer strategies
    Appropriate for new or inexperienced Bible study students as well as those well-versed in Scriptures
    Leaders can be assured of a trusted teacher in every group
    Opportunity for multiple leaders or facilitators

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  • Ephesians For You


    SKU (ISBN): 9781910307649Richard CoekinBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Gods Word For You # 9Publisher: The Good Book Company

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  • Daniel For You


    SKU (ISBN): 9781910307250David HelmBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Gods Word For You # 7Publisher: The Good Book Company

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  • Seamless Bible Study Book


    In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Seamless helps replace insecurity that holds participants back with clarity and helping them move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture. Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.


    Biblically rooted and gospel-centered weaving together and connecting both Old and New Testaments
    Leader material (guides to questions and discussion with small group)
    Personal Study segments includes 6 weeks of homework with additional helps such as maps, timelines, and word studies
    7-session Member Book with group and personal component, leader helps


    Biblical truth that’s reliable
    Adaptable to be used by a group of any size in a church, home, or other settings
    Creates opportunity for participants to explore the interwoven and overarching themes of Scripture
    Great study for personal growth and reflection on an individual basis
    For those who are seeking or new believers who are wanting to see how the scripture of both Old and New Testaments weave together and connect
    For all who want to see the big picture of Scripture

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  • Romans 8-16 For You


    SKU (ISBN): 9781910307281Timothy KellerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Gods Word For You # 9Publisher: The Good Book Company

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  • Team Ministry : Gifted To Serve


    How Spiritual Gifts Can Unleash the Power of Your Team! This practical guide for pastors and church leaders is newly edited and revised to include one powerful handbook of the best Team Ministry resources. It provides * Tools to help pastors and church leaders activate members’ gifts * Methods for developing volunteers and leaders in your church * Ways to use your members’ spiritual gifts to help your church grow * Questions and tools for teaching the nine team gifts in a small group or Sunday school setting (or use in a seminar). Team Ministry: Gifted to Serve is the perfect companion for ministry leaders who want to take their churches to new heights for God’s Kingdom.

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  • Breathe Bible Study Book


    The Breathe Study Journal includes 5 sessions of teaching by Priscilla Shirer with 4 weeks of homework in a reflective, journaling format. One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites’ mindset. He didn’t just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

    Week 1 – The Freedom of Sabbath
    Week 2 – Stops Along the Sabbath Journey
    Week 3 – Double-Portion Friday
    Week 4 – Coming Into Focus
    Week 5 – Sabbath Margin


    Biblically-rooted and gospel-centered teaching
    Leader material (guides to questions and discussion with small group)
    5-session Study Journal with group components, personal components, and leader helps
    Personal study segments include 4 weeks of homework in a study journal for reflection and to help the learner spend time alone with God and Scripture


    Biblical truth that’s reliable
    Can be used in a variety of ways and has a lot of flexibility. It can be used by a group of any size in a church or another setting, small group in a home, or a weekend away as an individual or with a small group of women.
    An opportunity to explore the concept of Sabbath in both the Old and New Testaments
    Great study for personal growth and reflection on an individual basis
    For the weary, worn out, and exhausted this study could be life-changing as they acknowledge their bondage to busyness and learn that Sabbath was created by God before the fall
    Sets boundaries for those who believe they must always be “doing” something for God

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  • Pause For Pastors


    I remember my final Sunday as a lead pastor. Though I often forget things, I can’t forget that. Faces and voices, a sanctuary and a pulpit, many years and many moments.

    Memories were breathing-all replaying at once. Life and death. Marriages and funerals. Prayers and songs and laughter and disagreements and meals and conversations and pain. And more prayer.

    As I think back to those experiences, I’m asking myself, “What did I learn?” Not, “Did I succeed?” or “Did I fail?” Pause for Pastors is filled stories of lessons learned. Stories that just might help a pastor and his family smile when they hear this word, church. Stories that just might help a pastor and his family pursue help when they’re carrying too heavy of this weight, church. Stories of honesty-told by myself and many others-that just might offer a little bit of peace in the storms of pastoral life.

    As we’ve emphasized in each book of this series, pause in your rush through life and notice yourself. Visit your own stories. The stories of hurt, of grief, of anger, of regret. The chapters of life and death and nothingness. The words of healing on those rare perfect days.
    For now, for this now, choose to stop. Read the nouns and verbs. Slowly. During the storm, read and receive and rest.

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  • 1 Samuel For You


    SKU (ISBN): 9781909919563Tim ChesterBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Gods Word For You # 6Publisher: The Good Book Company

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  • Team Decision Making Inventory


    This inventory will help you identify how each of your church members or business leaders functions best-whether a Doer, Collector, Planner, or Analyzer. Then you can determine if you need additional help due to a lack of input, skills or gifts in your own team. Includes questionnaire; 2-part, self-scoring answer sheet; and instructions.

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  • Team Mate Teen Planner Youth Version


    The Right Tool for Implementing Youth TEAM Evangelism. This pocket-sized booklet offers teens a fun and convenient method of praying for and following up on the progress of friends and relatives they wish to see come to Christ. Your teens will enjoy learning the principles of team evangelism, the importance of faithful prayer, and the benefit of keeping a record of those for whom they are praying. This booklet will encourage teens to touch the lives of their prospects by spending time with them and helping meet their practical needs.

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  • Work Of The Deacon And Deaconess


    Just in time for its 50th anniversary! The second revised edition of this best-selling classic in Judson Press’s “Work of the Church” series features new and updated content, reflecting the evolving diversity of ministry in the diaconate.

    Key Features:
    Comprehensive manual covering traditional responsibilities of the deacon.
    Awareness of the increasing diversification of ministries in the local church
    Greater differentiation between the ministry of deacons (male and female) and that of deaconnesses, as reflected in congregations that maintain distinct boards
    Additional ideas and strategies for tailoring the deacon’s work to the needs of a growing congregation and changing community.

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  • Star Book For Ministers


    Twenty years have passed since the last revision of this best-selling resource for pastors. This third revised edition features everything ministers love about the classic, with some valuable updates for twenty-first century ministry.

    Key features:

    Restores the beloved Episcopal funeral service-back by popular demand!
    Honors the familiar and indispensable wedding and funeral service materials.
    Offers a rich selection of Scriptures from the beautiful King James Version for diverse occasions of pastoral care.
    New additions feature a cremation service and a service for the interment of ashes.
    Includes a new preface from Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins III, Executive Director of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies and CEO of Judson Press.

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  • Church Shouldnt Suck The Life Out Of You


    Using humor and frank honesty, Pastor Jim Minor describes how his own street outreach organization transformed from a vibrant, God-infused ministry into a conventional, safe church that almost sucked all the passion for ministry right out of him. Then, Jim explains how he got his passion back again.

    Who is this book for?

    *Pastors and ministry leaders who have lost their focus and have grown to resent the ministries to which they have been called

    *Those in the pews who have lost the spark of their passion for God and find themselves merely going through the motions and “playing church”

    *Non-churchgoers who stay away because they don’t want any part of a dry, lifeless religion that doesn’t make any difference in the world

    If you identify with any of those categories, this book is for you!

    Let Jim Minor cast a vision for what church can be. Discover that it’s possible to venture beyond the church walls, to interact with the lost and hurting, and to watch God do miracles in people’s lives. And in the process, church might even become fun and fulfilling once again.

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  • Kingdom Woman Group Video Experience Study Guide


    When a Kingdom Woman retires for the evening, a frustrated and worn out devil ought to be saying, “We messed with the wrong woman today.” This study guide is a companion resource to the video small-group study based on the book Kingdom Woman, which instructs every Christ-following woman on how to tap into the power of God as she finds and fulfills the purpose for which God has fashioned her.

    A Kingdom Woman embraces a simple premise: unless a Kingdom rests firmly under the authority of the ruler, anarchy reigns. That’s why a Kingdom Woman always seeks to align herself and operate under the authority of God-in every area of life. With practical insights and applications from coauthor Chrystal Evans Hurst, Tony Evans explains how that process can unleash new purpose, power, and possibilities-in both the lives of Kingdom Women and those they love. This curriculum can be covered in about six weeks.

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  • Quick Scripture Reference For Counseling Women


    For counselors, pastors, women’s ministry leaders, and any Christian woman who wants a user-friendly quick reference guide to Scripture, here is an essential resource! Scripture passages are conveniently gathered under ninety topics that concern today’s women, including adoption, birth control, career, contentment, dating/courtship, depression, friendship, prodigal children, self-worth, singleness, an unsaved spouse, worry, and more. Perfect for counseling or for personal study and memorization, this revised and updated edition includes new topics and features an attractive new cover design.

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