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  • Letters To The Church (Unabridged)

    $17.99

    Millions are satisfied to sit through hour-long, weekly religious services. Millions more have left the church, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up His people-people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful Church seen in Scripture.

    We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. Scripture promises an exuberant and unstoppable Church. That wondrous early church of Acts can be our reality today-but not until we devote ourselves to her original priorities.

    Read this book and be challenged, guided, and encouraged to passionately pursue God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church. Come and claim your part in this body of believers that is not just possible-it’s promised.

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  • It Takes A Church To Baptize (Unabridged)

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    The issue of baptism has troubled Protestants for centuries. Should infants be baptized before their faith is conscious, or does God command the baptism of babies whose parents have been baptized?

    Popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight makes a biblical case for infant baptism, exploring its history, meaning, and practice and showing that infant baptism is the most historic Christian way of forming children into the faith. He explains that the church’s practice of infant baptism developed straight from the Bible and argues that it must begin with the family and then extend to the church. Baptism is not just an individual profession of faith: it takes a family and a church community to nurture a child into faith over time. McKnight explains infant baptism for readers coming from a tradition that baptizes adults only, and he counters criticisms that fail to consider the role of families in the formation of faith. The book includes a foreword by Todd Hunter and an afterword by Gerald McDermott.

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  • Rooting For Rivals (Unabridged)

    $19.98

    Reject Pride of Ownership in Pursuit of a Higher Mission

    Christian organizations have come to be known mostly for what we’re against. And all too often, that includes being against each other. But amid growing distrust of religious institutions, Christ-centered nonprofits have a unique opportunity to link arms and collectively pursue a calling higher than any one organization’s agenda.

    Rooting for Rivals reveals how your ministry can multiply its impact by cooperating rather than competing with others, modeling Christlike love and generosity in the process. Peter Greer and Chris Horst explore case studies illustrating the power of collaborative ministry. Writing with vulnerability, they also share their own failures and successes in moving toward a kingdom mindset.

    In Rooting for Rivals you’ll discover the key to revitalizing your ministry and making an enduring difference in the world.

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  • Sticky Church (Unabridged)

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    In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation?without any marketing or special programming. Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our discipleship models don’t work very wellWhy small groups always make a church more honest and transparent. What makes groups grow deeper and sticker over timeSticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry?and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

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  • Bigger Table : Building Messy Authentic And Hopeful Spiritual Community (Unabrid

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    No one likes to eat alone; to approach a table filled with people, only to be told that despite the open chairs there isn t room for you. The rejection stings. It leaves a mark. Yet this is exactly what the church has been saying to far too many people for far too long: You’re not welcome here. Find someplace else to sit. How can we extend unconditional welcome and acceptance in a world increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion? Pastor John Pavlovitz invites readers to join him on the journey to find or build a church that is big enough for everyone. He speaks clearly into the heart of the issues the Christian community has been earnestly wrestling with: LGBT inclusion, gender equality, racial tensions, and global concerns. A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, Hopeful Spiritual Community asks if organized Christianity can find a new way of faithfully continuing the work Jesus began two thousand years ago, where everyone gets a seat. Pavlovitz shares moving personal stories and his careful observations as a pastor to set the table for a new, more loving conversation on these and other important matters of faith. He invites us to build the bigger table Jesus imagined, practicing radical hospitality, total authenticity, messy diversity, and agenda-free community.

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  • Building The Body (Unabridged)

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    Just as a physically healthy person–at an ideal weight and with good blood pressure and cholesterol numbers–might not actually be fit enough to run a 5k, so churches can appear healthy–with no obvious issues, maintaining a healthy size–and yet not exhibit fitness. A fit church is one that is not satisfied with merely coasting along with no problems. A fit church is actively making disciples, maturing in faith, developing strong leaders, reaching out to the community, and more.

    Building the Body offers pastors and church leaders twelve characteristics of fit churches and shows them how they can move their church through five levels of fitness, from beginner all the way to elite–just as an athlete, through training and practice, can become the top in his or her class. Includes comparison charts at the end of each chapter so readers can clearly see where their church currently falls and concluding Complete the Progress Chart so that they can see what their goals should be for the future.

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  • No Silver Bullets (Unabridged)

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    What if I told you that you were only one step away from unlocking new levels of maturity and growth in your church?

    The myth of the silver bullet still exists because we desperately want it to. We all prefer quick fixes and bandage solutions to the long, hard, slow work that produces real change. So the moment we learn about a new ministry or strategy and see its effect in another church, we run to implement it in our own. Unfortunately, this impulse is usually met by opposition, skepticism, and ultimately, rejection.

    What if the solution isn’t a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church’s current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts…leading to macro-changes?

    This book explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. As you read, you will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.

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  • On The Verge (Unabridged)

    $14.99

    The church is on the verge of massive, category shifting change. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. We are now facing the fact that more of the same will not produce different results. Our times require a different kind of church-an apostolic, reproducing movement where every person is living a mission-sent life. Many of the best and brightest leaders in the contemporary church are now making the shift in the way they think, lead, and organize. Motivated partly by a vision of the church as ancient as it is new, and with a driving desire to see Biblical Christianity establish itself in Western cultural contexts, we are indeed seeing a new form of the church emerge in our day. Hirsch and Ferguson call this apostolic movement because it is more resonant with the form of church that we witness in the pages of the New Testament and in the great missional movements of history.

    In this audiobook, Hirsch and Ferguson share a rich array of theology, theory, and best practices, along with inspiring stories about leaders who have rightly diagnosed their churches’ failure to embrace a biblical model of mission and have moved toward a fuller expression of the gospel. On the Verge will help church leaders discover how these forerunners and their insights are launching a new apostolic movement-and how any church can get involved.

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  • On The Verge (Unabridged)

    $19.99

    The church is on the verge of massive, category shifting change. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. We are now facing the fact that more of the same will not produce different results. Our times require a different kind of church-an apostolic, reproducing movement where every person is living a mission-sent life. Many of the best and brightest leaders in the contemporary church are now making the shift in the way they think, lead, and organize. Motivated partly by a vision of the church as ancient as it is new, and with a driving desire to see Biblical Christianity establish itself in Western cultural contexts, we are indeed seeing a new form of the church emerge in our day. Hirsch and Ferguson call this apostolic movement because it is more resonant with the form of church that we witness in the pages of the New Testament and in the great missional movements of history.

    In this audiobook, Hirsch and Ferguson share a rich array of theology, theory, and best practices, along with inspiring stories about leaders who have rightly diagnosed their churches’ failure to embrace a biblical model of mission and have moved toward a fuller expression of the gospel. On the Verge will help church leaders discover how these forerunners and their insights are launching a new apostolic movement-and how any church can get involved.

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  • Adventures In Missing The Point (Unabridged)

    $12.99

    If you’re brave enough to take an honest look at the issues facing the culture-controlled church-and the issues in your own life-read on.

    Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing? That we still haven’t quite gotten it? That we’ve missed the point regarding many important issues?

    It’s understandable if we’ve relied on what we’ve been told to believe or what’s widely accepted by the Christian community. But if we truly turned a constructive, critical eye toward our beliefs and vigorously questioned them and their origins, where would we find ourselves?

    Bestselling authors Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo invite you to do just that. Join them on an adventure-one that’s about uncovering and naming faulty conclusions, suppositions, and assumptions about the Christian faith. In Adventures in Missing the Point, the authors take turns addressing how we’ve missed the point on crucial topics such as: salvation, the Bible, being postmodern, worship, homosexuality, truth, and many more.

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  • Adventures In Missing The Point (Workbook)

    $19.99

    If you’re brave enough to take an honest look at the issues facing the culture-controlled church-and the issues in your own life-read on.

    Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing? That we still haven’t quite gotten it? That we’ve missed the point regarding many important issues?

    It’s understandable if we’ve relied on what we’ve been told to believe or what’s widely accepted by the Christian community. But if we truly turned a constructive, critical eye toward our beliefs and vigorously questioned them and their origins, where would we find ourselves?

    Bestselling authors Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo invite you to do just that. Join them on an adventure-one that’s about uncovering and naming faulty conclusions, suppositions, and assumptions about the Christian faith. In Adventures in Missing the Point, the authors take turns addressing how we’ve missed the point on crucial topics such as: salvation, the Bible, being postmodern, worship, homosexuality, truth, and many more.

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  • Messy Spirituality : Gods Annoying Love For Imperfect People (Unabridged)

    $13.99

    What!? You’re not perfect? That’s all right, God loves you anyway. He even loves the author of this book, and he’s really a mess. There is a spirituality for people who often don’t feel very spiritual and it will bring you closer to God.

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  • Messy Spirituality : Gods Annoying Love For Imperfect People (Unabridged)

    $15.99

    What!? You’re not perfect? That’s all right, God loves you anyway. He even loves the author of this book, and he’s really a mess. There is a spirituality for people who often don’t feel very spiritual and it will bring you closer to God.

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  • Church Why Bother (Unabridged)

    $12.99

    Insights from Philip Yancey’s personal pilgrimage away from and back to the church.

    Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? Is it because something is wrong with the church? In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ. Yancey does not whitewash the church’s faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance of its strengths: its heart for God, its care for the hurting, its outreach to the lost, and its value as family and community.

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  • Church Why Bother (Unabridged)

    $14.99

    Insights from Philip Yancey’s personal pilgrimage away from and back to the church.

    Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? Is it because something is wrong with the church? In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ. Yancey does not whitewash the church’s faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance of its strengths: its heart for God, its care for the hurting, its outreach to the lost, and its value as family and community.

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  • Get Ready For Company

    $59.95

    Get Ready for Company is a powerful audio resource that is great for church leaders and lay leaders who desire to stay on top of breakthroughs and gain new insights into bonding people to the local church. It will show you how to attract and prepare for visitors, how to improve your follow-up, and much more. You will be able to draw more guests and new members into your church. Includes: seminar on 4 CDs and a workbook.

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  • Gods Armorbearer V3

    $34.99

    In God s Armorbearer Volume 3 you will learn: How important it is to get plugged into your local church. How to get out of the comfort zone and develop your gift zone. How to become Kingdom builders and not empire builders. How servanthood is the key to unlocking your destiny. God s Armorbearer Volume 3 shows how the local church will play a major role in this last day move of God in preparing the way of the Lord. The armorbearers of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.

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  • Gods Armorbearer 1 And 2

    $34.99

    You are an important part of God’s plan. Each born-again believer has something unique to offer the Body of Christ.The success of the Church depends on all of its parts. Everyone in the Local Church should carry the spirit of an Armorbearer. It is the heart of a servant.To be the greatest in the Kingdom is to be servant to all. In these best-selling books,God’s Armorbearer & God’s Armorbearer II,Terry Nance gives you the keys to stand with your leader to help fulfill God s vision. You will learn: How God raised up Elizha as Elijah’s armorbearer. The functions of Old and New Testament armorbearers. How to develop the spirit of an armorbearer. How to understand your call and fulfill your purpose. How to run with the house vision. How to work together as a team. How to submit to and flow with authority. How to bloom where God has planted you. You are an important part of God s plan. Get off the sidelines and into the action! The armorbearers of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.

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  • Biblical Role Of Elders

    $35.00

    Healthy leadership teams produce healthy churches! This material can help you strengthen your team. Included in this series are the New Testament leadership principles to train elders to provide protection, direction and correction in the local church. Taught by Larry Kreider, Ron Myer and Brian Sauder.

    Includes twelve topics:

    1. The Need for Biblical Leadership
    2. Qualifications for Eldership
    3. Responsibilities of Elders
    4. Fields of Ministry & New Testament Decision-making
    5. The Process of Appointing Elders
    6. Practical Nuts and Bolts of Eldership
    7. Apostles, Elders, the Fivefold Ministry, and Deacons
    8. How Elders Stay Healthy
    9. Elders: Called to be Armor Bearers
    10. The Elder as a Spiritual Parent, Raising Sons and Daughters
    11. Resolving Conflict and the Process of Discipline and Restoration
    12. Passing the Eldership Tests

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