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  • Inalienable : How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save The American Ch

    $18.00

    With our witness compromised, numbers down, and reputation sullied, the American church is at a critical crossroads. In order for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and be guided by global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, refocusing on the kingdom, image, Word, and mission of God.

    The American church is at a critical crossroads. Our witness has been compromised, our numbers are down, and our reputation has been sullied, due largely to our own faults and fears. The church’s ethnocentrism, consumerism, and syncretism have blurred the lines between discipleship and partisanship. Pastor Eric Costanzo, missiologist Daniel Yang, and nonprofit leader Matthew Soerens find that for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and recenter on the undeniable, inalienable core reality of the global, transcultural kingdom of God. Our guides in this process are global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, which survived through the ages amid temptations of power and corruption. Their witness points us to refocus on the kingdom of God, the image of God, the Word of God, and the mission of God. The path to the future takes us away from ourselves in unlikely directions. By learning from the global church and marginalized voices, we can return to our roots of being kingdom-focused, loving our neighbor, and giving of ourselves in missional service to the world.

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  • Consecration Sunday Stewardship Team Member Manual

    $12.99

    Teaching Stewardship from a Spiritual Perspective-Consecration Sunday Team Guide, Revised and Updated Edition.

    Consecration Sunday approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?”

    This revised edition offers updated language, references, and statistics while keeping everything that has resonated with the program for more than 25 years intact. Digital materials available with the Program Guide are now available via Internet download, are updated and include social media posts in additional to letters and other proven communications tools.

    The Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program is a proven winner; it has helped thousands of congregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30%.

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  • Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Guide With Download Library

    $39.99

    Teaching Stewardship from a Spiritual Perspective-Consecration Sunday Program Guide, Revised and Updated Edition.

    Consecration Sunday approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?” This revised edition offers updated language, references, and statistics while keeping everything that has resonated with the program for more than 25 years intact. Digital materials available with the Program Guide are now available via Internet download, are updated and include social media posts in additional to letters and other proven communications tools.

    The Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program is a proven winner; it has helped thousands of congregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30%. What do I need to get started? Order the Stewardship Program Guide (9781791024024) and gather a team. Purchase copies of the Team Member Guide (9781791024048), one for each member of your team. These resources provide complete instructions for implementing the program successfully.

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  • Gender Identity And Faith

    $28.00

    Helping people navigate gender identity questions today is complex and often polarized work.

    For clients and families who are also informed by their faith, some mental health approaches raise more questions than answers. Clinicians need a client-centered, open-ended approach that makes room for gender exploration while respecting religious identity.
    Gender Identity and Faith carves out clinical space for mental health professionals to help people who wish to take seriously their gender identity, their religious identity, and the relationship between the two. Drawing from their extensive research and experience with clients, Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky provide a timely, practical resource for practitioners. This book:

    *emphasizes respect for clients’ journeys, without a single fixed outcome, toward congruence between their gender identity and faith

    *describes effective clinical postures, assessment and therapeutic tools, and numerous case studies

    *covers needs and characteristics of children, youth, and adult clients

    *includes worksheets and prompts for clients and family members

    “Integrating personhood and values is no easy feat, especially in our current cultural landscape,” the authors write. Those navigating this intersection need clinicians who seek to understand their unique context and journey with them with empathy. This book helps point the way.

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  • Non Anxious Presence

    $15.99

    For much of recent history individuals and institutions could plan, execute, and flourish with their visions of a better world. Volatile, complex forces could be addressed and confronted with planning and management. But crisis is a great revealer. It knocks us off our thrones. It uncovers the weaknesses in our strategies and brings to light our myths and idols. Our past strategies run aground, smashed by unpredictable and chaotic waves. Yet in the midst of the chaos of a crisis comes opportunity. The history of the church tells us that crisis always precedes renewal, and the framework of renewal offers us new ways forward. A Non-Anxious Presence shows how that renewal happens and offers churches and leaders strategic ways to awaken the Church and see our culture changed for Christ.

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  • Agents Of Flourishing

    $26.00

    God calls Christians to participate in his redemptive mission in every sphere of life.

    Every corner, every square inch of society can flourish as God intends, and Christians of any vocation can become agents of that flourishing. Amy Sherman offers a multifaceted, biblically grounded framework for enacting God’s call to seek the shalom of our communities in six arenas of civilizational life (The Good, The True, The Beautiful, The Just, The Prosperous, and The Sustainable). Because we believe in what is good and true, we strengthen social ethics and contribute to human knowledge and learning. Because we value beauty, we invest in creative arts. Because we are committed to a just society, we work toward restorative justice and a well-ordered civic life. And our desire to see society prosper sustainably means that our business practices seek the economic good of the community while protecting the physical health of our environment. This comprehensive volume showcases historical and contemporary models of faithful and transformational cultural engagement, with case studies of all kinds of churches advancing human flourishing. It provides a roadmap for leaders wanting to participate in Christ’s mission of holistic renewal. Discover how being God’s agents of flourishing can change our communities for the better and offer a winsome witness to a watching world.

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  • Prepare 2022-2023 CEB Edition

    $28.99

    An all-in-one resource that helps both the music director and pastor plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the church year, the 2022-2023 edition Prepare! is lectionary based and places everything at your fingertips:

    – New theme index! Includes themes like: assurance, doubt, family, justice, prayer, temptation, and many more.

    – Scripture Index.

    – Calendar format that helps you plan the entire choir year, from September through August.

    – Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 different denominations, including: Africana Hymnal, The Baptist Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ), The Faith We Sing, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), Hymns for the Family of God, Lutheran Book of Worship, The Presbyterian Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ), Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship, Songs for Praise and Worship Singalong Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal, Voices United, Worship & Song, and Worship III (Roman Catholic).

    – Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings, using the Common English Bible translation.

    – Reproducible worship planning forms.

    – Resources for holidays and special days.

    – Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more.

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  • Counseling And Psychotherapy

    $49.99

    This substantially revised and updated edition of a widely used textbook covers the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy from a Christian perspective, with hypothetical verbatim transcripts of interventions for each major approach and the latest empirical or research findings on their effectiveness. The second edition covers therapies and techniques that are increasing in use, reduces coverage of techniques that are waning in importance, and includes a discussion of lay counseling. The book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ-centered, biblically based, and Spirit-filled.

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  • Experiencing God Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $30.75

    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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  • Bible In A Year Bible Study Book

    $23.75

    We live in a day and age when the demands on a woman’s time are great, and our hearts are pulled in countless directions. It’s no surprise that many of us struggle to implement daily Bible reading as a practice. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Like Mary who “made the right choice” (Luke 10:42) when she stepped back from the busyness of life to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His teaching, God wants you to experience the life change that happens when you prioritize spending time with Him.

    In this one-year journey from Genesis through Revelation, walk through key passages of the Bible at a manageable, five-days-per-week pace. Based on the 260-day Foundations Bible reading plan, you’ll engage with daily devotional content, interactive questions, and Scripture memorization challenges, all designed to grow your relationship with God and your knowledge of Him. By using the H.E.A.R.T. journaling method, you’ll learn to highlight, explain, apply, respond to passages, and record the truths you find in Scripture, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan.

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  • Undistracted Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This study guide with DVD includes:
    *Individual access to five streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study for between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    Disappointments are a fact of life. Setbacks will happen to us all at some point. It is easy to allow such events to steal our joy and distract us from our true purpose. But we don’t have to fall into that trap. We can choose to keep our focus on Christ even in turmoil and be the kind of people who get busy moving in another direction.

    In this five-session video study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to be joyful in every situation. As he notes, the hard truth is that most of us live our lives consumed by worries and fears about things over which we have no control. We struggle to know how we should interact with family or friends. We fret about our finances and our faith. We question our college major and career choice. Add to this that we’re following a God we can’t see, for a lifetime we can’t measure, to a heaven we can’t comprehend, because of grace we didn’t earn.

    We’re all trying to figure it out as we go. This leaves more offramps than onramps, more chances for confusion than certainty and more ambiguity than clarity. All of this vagueness plays right into the hands of darkness. The enemy doesn’t seek to destroy us with an obvious all-out assault. No, he wants to distract us, keep us locked up in worries, and prevent us from experiencing those things that will give us true joy in life.

    This is the goal of this study–to provide a roadmap to defeat discouragement and regain joy in life by becoming captivated by something better. Joy will provide practical steps to help participants make that journey.

    Sessions and run times include:

    1. Undistracted in Our Attitude (16:30)
    2. Undistracted in Our Service (15:30)
    3. Undistracted in Our Relationships (16:30)
    4. Undistracted in Our Faith (17:30)
    5. Undistracted in Our Purpose (17:30)

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Waymaker Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    We can trust that God, the WayMaker, is always at work creating the life of our dreams, through ways we never would have dreamed for ourselves.

    In a disorienting world, with obstacle after obstacle, and the landscape of our lives shifting in ways we never expected, we can trust that as we look to our Maker, the WayMaker, our road will lead us to arrive exactly where we always hoped it would, though maybe not at all in the way we imagined. And those dreams for our lives? They can still happen-in ways only He perfectly dreamed of.

    It is true: heartache, grief, suffering, obstacles, they all come in waves. There is no controlling life’s storms; there is only learning the way to walk through the waves. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Ann Voskamp hands us a map that makes meaning of life, that shows the way through to the places we’ve only dreamed of reaching, by a way we never expected.

    Voskamp reveals how God is present in the totality of our lives, making a way:
    *for the marriage that seems impossible,
    *for the woman who longs for a child of her own,
    *for the parents who ache for the return of their prodigal,
    *for the sojourner caught between a rock and a hard place, and
    *for the wayfarer who feels as though there is no way through to her dreams.

    We can encounter the WayMaker in surprising ways and begin to see Him not only making poetry out of pain but working in every miraculous detail of our lives. Even now, the Way is making the way to walk through waves and into a life more deeply fulfilling than our wildest dreams.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Listeners Dare : Hearing From God In The Sermon

    $16.99

    Discipleship and witness are not self-sustainable. Preaching equips God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11).

    The story of Moses and the talking bush is a story of anybody who dares to listen, and in listening, hears, and after hearing steps forth (albeit kicking and screaming in Moses’s case), serving God on the basis of what has been heard. Daring divine speaking and intrepid human listening are at the heart of the faith of Israel and the church.

    “Reveal yourself!” we cry to God down through the ages. God spoke Jesus, The Word tenting among us (John 1:1). And what’s Jesus’s main occupation? Jesus came preaching (Mark 1:14).

    The gospel is news that passes from the lips of one who has heard to the ears of one who has not yet heard, then (God willing) burrows in the soul, energizing the hands in daring response to a word received. Preaching is instigated by an astounding claim: Good news; God has spoken to us. The Christian life is what you get when ordinary folk respond: I have heard.

    The book is for anyone who listens to sermons–which includes preachers, since there’s no way to preach without gaining skills as a listener. Listening is a human skill, but as God’s word is proclaimed the hearer experiences a vocal mix of preacher, listener, and God.

    Listeners Dare shares a love of preaching and also lets listeners into some of the secrets of why preaching is inherently connected to the Christian faith as one way God has chosen to relate to us and to disclose God’s will for each of us. Settings for use include college, course of study, and seminary preaching classes, a pastor’s Bible study, an inquirer’s class led by a pastor, and inquisitive individuals who yearn to get something out of the sermon.

    Preachers profit from the book by becoming more astute listeners to preaching, and listeners would be able to increase their ability to “get something out of” sermons or examine their distractions that block this vital means of grace through worship together. Bits and pieces of biblical sermon events as well as contemporary sermons are used for illustrative purposes.

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  • Abingdon Preaching Annual 2023

    $29.99

    The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2023 is lectionary-based and follows the calendar year (January – December). It includes special days like Maundy Thursday and Ash Wednesday, and indexes for scriptures and themes, to assist preachers with non-lectionary sermons.Each entry begins with a preacher-to-preacher prayer for preparation, then moves to the key feature: a commentary on one or more texts for the week, exploring themes and storylines, theological reflections, and thoughts about how the text and topic relate to our lives today.Also included are ideas for bringing the text to life–stories, illustrations, ideas for further reading, questions the preacher might pose to the congregation, and suggestions for a “call to action’ in response to the message. Finally, for the preacher’s ongoing enrichment, the Annual includes excerpts from new books on preaching and homiletics. This helpful resource is written by every-week preachers whose aim is to come alongside you, offering a reliable starting point for your sermonic planning, writing, and delivery.

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  • Abingdon Worship Annual 2023

    $29.99

    The Abingdon Worship Annual 2023 is a practical, lectionary-based resource for leaders who are responsible for planning worship. This thoughtful sourcebook offers a weekly theme with meaningful prayers and fresh litanies following a traditional order of Christian worship: Invitation and Gathering Proclamation and Response Thanksgiving and Communion Sending ForthLiturgies and prayers are also included for special days, including New Year’s Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve. The Annual includes helpful reminders for Christian-year planning–including liturgical colors–and a scripture index. The authors also provide in-depth guidance and practical ideas for this new age of worship, helping readers to understand and weigh their options for worshiping in digital spaces and in unconventional places.The Abingdon Worship Annual 2023 is a must-have source book offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.

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  • Prepare 2022-2023 NRSV Edition

    $28.99

    An all-in-one resource that helps both the music director and pastor plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the church year, the 2022-2023 edition Prepare! is lectionary based and places everything at your fingertips:

    – New theme index! Includes themes like: assurance, doubt, family, justice, prayer, temptation, and many more.

    – Scripture Index.

    – Calendar format that helps you plan the entire choir year, from September through August.
    – Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 different denominations, including: Africana Hymnal, The Baptist Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ), The Faith We Sing, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), Hymns for the Family of God, Lutheran Book of Worship, The Presbyterian Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ), Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship, Songs for Praise and Worship Singalong Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal, Voices United, Worship & Song, and Worship III (Roman Catholic). Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings, using the New Revised Standard Version Bible translation.

    – Reproducible worship planning forms.

    – Resources for holidays and special days.

    – Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more.

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  • Anxiety Field Guide

    $18.00

    Anxiety is one of the most pressing mental health issues of our day.

    Millions of people in our society suffer from anxiety, often unbeknownst to those around them. The pressures of modern life seem specially designed to cause anxiety, and anxiety is on the rise in recent years. The good news is that anxiety is very treatable. Pastor Jason Cusick tells the story of his own history with anxiety and offers expertise, practical guidance, and empathy. The book is intentionally designed for the reader to be an easy entry point with short, easily digestible chapters and simple step-by-step instructions for developing healthy habits for long-term progress. Cusick presents clinical data alongside pastoral wisdom and care, addressing both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety. Filled with practical advice and the hope of Christ, The Anxiety Field Guide is a rich resource for both those who suffer from anxiety and those in a position to help them.

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  • Experiencing God Leader Guide

    $11.25

    Experiencing God Leader Guide includes printed content for 12 sessions, tips for leading a group, and “How to Use This Study” directions. It also includes instructions for planning and hosting Experiencing God Weekends or churchwide spiritual growth emphases.

    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

    Add to cart
  • Undistracted Study Guide Plus Streaming Video

    $19.99

    This study guide includes:
    *Individual access to five streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study for between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    Disappointments are a fact of life. Setbacks will happen to us all at some point. It is easy to allow such events to steal our joy and distract us from our true purpose. But we don’t have to fall into that trap. We can choose to keep our focus on Christ even in turmoil and be the kind of people who get busy moving in another direction.

    In this five-session video study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to be joyful in every situation. As he notes, the hard truth is that most of us live our lives consumed by worries and fears about things over which we have no control. We struggle to know how we should interact with family or friends. We fret about our finances and our faith. We question our college major and career choice. Add to this that we’re following a God we can’t see, for a lifetime we can’t measure, to a heaven we can’t comprehend, because of grace we didn’t earn.

    We’re all trying to figure it out as we go. This leaves more offramps than onramps, more chances for confusion than certainty and more ambiguity than clarity. All of this vagueness plays right into the hands of darkness. The enemy doesn’t seek to destroy us with an obvious all-out assault. No, he wants to distract us, keep us locked up in worries, and prevent us from experiencing those things that will give us true joy in life.

    This is the goal of this study–to provide a roadmap to defeat discouragement and regain joy in life by becoming captivated by something better. Joy will provide practical steps to help participants make that journey.

    Sessions and run times include:

    1. Undistracted in Our Attitude (16:30)
    2. Undistracted in Our Service (15:30)
    3. Undistracted in Our Relationships (16:30)
    4. Undistracted in Our Faith (17:30)
    5. Undistracted in Our Purpose (17:30)

    Designed for use with the Undistracted Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Experiencing God Teen Bible Study Book Revised

    $21.00

    Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Would you believe me if I told you Jesus wants you to experience life to the fullest? God has offered you a standing invitation to an intimate love relationship with Him-a relationship that will enable you to…
    *hear when God is speaking to you,
    *find out where God is working and join Him,
    *discover that God pursues a love relationship with you that is real and personal,
    *face crises of belief as you join God where He’s working, and
    *experience God doing through you what only God can do.

    Join Mike Blackaby and Daniel Blackaby as they walk with you through this timeless 8-week study, and get ready to see God at work in your life.

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  • Gift Of Disillusionment

    $22.99

    Around the world, discouragement erodes the vitality of transformational organizations. Visionary leaders succumb to cynicism. Zealous advocates give up. Seasoned ministers coast as their passion for the cause grows cold.

    Grounded in ?stories from the field, research, and biblical insight, this book is an invitation for followers of Jesus to sustain hope in long-term service. ItYs about moving past false idealism and cynicism into a realistic, resilient, and enduring expectancy that looks upward to God and outward to others.

    You will gain encouragement through the study in Jeremiah woven throughout and how the Lord prophetically met and sustained him during his lifetime of service in adverse circumstances. Glean further inspiration by reading the stories of Christian leaders from around the world–Zimbabwe, Haiti, Guatemala, Poland, Palestine, the Philippines, India, Zambia, Lebanon. This is a moment when we need the global Church’s perspective. Amid reports of leaders who have crashed and burned, this book highlights unsung heroes and will help to restore hope as you endure in service to God and others.

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  • Concise Guide For Congregational Care

    $14.99

    An essential resource for pastors, care ministers, chaplains, and anyone else who provides spiritual care for people in hospital, hospice, or home settings.

    A key feature of The Concise Guide for Congregational Care is its rich assortment of prayers, scripture passages, and other brief readings for spiritual caregivers to use on-the-spot. These are arranged topically, so that caregivers can quickly find the right words to share in each situation. The book also includes important procedures and protocols for providing spiritual care, talking points for particularly challenging circumstances, and links to other helpful resources.

    The Concise Guide is based on resources developed at Abingdon Press for use in congregations as part of a comprehensive congregational care ministry. Those resources equip pastors and others to develop, launch, and sustain a congregational care ministry, and to train volunteer care ministers. (See The Congregational Care Ministry: Implementation Guide, and The Congregational Care Ministry: Care Minister’s Manual, by Karen Lampe and Melissa Gepford, and www.thecaringcongregation.com.) The Concise Guide is a take-along resource for care ministers of all types to use while they are providing care. It supplies the essential information and words needed for a variety of care situations, in a format that is easy and appropriate to pull from a bag or pocket at the bedside or other intimate setting.

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  • Speaking Across Generations

    $18.00

    Different generations communicate differently.

    If you are speaking across generations, you need to understand how different generations hear. Pastor Darrell Hall (a millennial) harnesses the insights of generational science to explore how generations are distinct people groups with their own cultures and languages. With fresh research from the Barna Group on how generations communicate, Hall sheds light on how each generation receives verbal messages, from boomers and Xers to millennials and Gen Z and those not yet named. Discover how generational science can equip you to communicate effectively. Bridge the communication gap between speaker and listener so people of all generations can hear clearly.

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  • Feathers Of Hope Study Guide

    $12.00

    In a season of loss and change, Wren Crawford and her great-aunt, Katherine Rhodes, share the journey as companions in sorrow and hope.

    As Katherine prepares to retire as the director of the New Hope Retreat Center, she faces both personal and professional challenges. How might disruption become a gift that opens the way to new growth? Wren’s world is shifting and expanding as she presses forward in recovery from a period of deep depression. How might art continue to provide a pathway for deepening her awareness of God’s presence with her? In Feathers of Hope, the sequel to Shades of Light and Remember Me, fans of the Sensible Shoes series will not only be able to attend Katherine’s final retreat sessions at New Hope but also encounter old and new friends along the way. This accompanying eight-week study guide provides guidance for individuals or groups participating in a discussion around the book.

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  • Ending Human Trafficking

    $25.00

    Human trafficking is one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time, and in recent years there has been renewed interest among Christians, as many have been stirred up to take their part in the ongoing battle.

    This is a wonderful thing–and yet misinformed and misguided efforts can do more harm than good. Ending Human Trafficking is a handbook designed to educate churches and parachurch organizations for truly effective work. In collaboration with the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College Graduate School and The Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University, Ending Human Trafficking is an accessible and compelling resource for Christian leaders, written by seasoned leaders in the struggle against modern slavery. Grounded in a theological response to the issue and filled with stories, up-to-date data, and practical tools and tips, it promises to be an invaluable resource for years to come.

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  • Person In Psychology And Christianity

    $30.00

    Integral to a Christian worldview and to psychology are foundational questions about personhood: What characteristics are essential? What is our purpose? Do we naturally incline toward good or bad? Are we accountable for self and responsible for others?

    In The Person in Psychology and Christianity, developmental psychologist Marjorie Gunnoe demonstrates how the integration of theological and psychological perspectives offers a more comprehensive understanding of personhood than either approach alone. Gunnoe opens with a brief summary of biblical and theological perspectives on four organizing themes (human essence, purpose, moral tendency, and accountability). She then examines the intersection of this faith-based depiction with five theories of social development proposed by:

    *Erik Erikson
    *John Bowlby
    *B. F. Skinner
    *Albert Bandura
    *Evolutionary Psychology

    For each, Gunnoe includes a biography, a summary of the theorist’s broad perspective on personhood, and an analysis of the theorist’s stance on the four specific themes. This book is written for a general audience and suitable for undergraduate and graduate instruction.

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  • Finding I AM Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $32.00

    What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul just waiting to be fulfilled? The prayer you keep repeating without end? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

    Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John, ultimately trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is in this in-depth Bible study.

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  • Stories Jesus Told Teen Bible Study Book

    $21.00

    If you’re human, you love a good story. Whether it’s a novel, a film, or a song, we are products of the narratives that have formed us. We’re made up of stories we’d like to forget, as well. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration, or stuck living under the weight of a story you can’t shake off, the Parables of Jesus can form who we are and reveal more about God than we ever thought possible – and they’ll provide the hope we’re all looking for, speaking above all the other noise we are experiencing.

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  • Speaking By The Numbers

    $24.00

    It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.

    Good communicators know this, but it’s often easier said than done. Teachers, leaders, and speakers are often left bewildered, wondering why the content that was so carefully planned and delivered seems to fall flat with the audience. The art of communication requires more than the transfer of information; it both connects with and engages the hearer. To communicate well, speakers must understand both their audience and themselves. Speaking by the Numbers offers a strategy that combines communication principles with Enneagram wisdom to help leaders, pastors, and teachers understand how to convey content in ways that both inspire and connect with their audiences. Using the Enneagram wisdom of triads and stances, communicators can learn insight into the ways that various Enneagram numbers receive and process information. Sean Palmer draws from his extensive experience as a public speaker to develop communication strategies that lead to connection, transformation, and mobilization of audiences. Providing real examples of speeches and messages he has given, Palmer shows how he uses the Enneagram to craft a message that connects with his audience. A healthy marriage of Enneagram wisdom and communication skill can help us speak with clarity into the heart of where people live, love, and experience life.

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  • Acrostic Of Jesus

    $16.99

    “Let’s read the acrostic of Jesus together
    To help you to love him, so he is your treasure.
    We’ll read it, rap it, or sing it-it’s fun!
    Till Jesus comes back and his kingdom has come.
    He’s the Alpha and Omega, from A to Z;
    We pray you see from this book, ‘Jesus came for me!'”

    Catechism can be fun! The Acrostic of Jesus is a joy to read over and over again, and a brilliant tool to help kids gain a greater understanding of Christ. Young readers will learn “Christology”-the study of Jesus. The more we learn about Jesus, the more reasons we have to love him!

    By giving children an alphabetical list of the names and attributes of Jesus written with a rhyming beat, Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle make The Acrostic of Jesus fun to read and simple to memorize. Each characteristic, A to Z, weaves together a beautiful picture of who Jesus is and why he came to earth.

    Using the alphabet to teach about God has a rich history in the Bible, especially in the Psalms and Lamentations. Several of the psalms-notably Psalm 119-begin with letters of the Hebrew alphabet, forming an acrostic that spells out the entire alphabet.

    The authors make learning Christology easy and enjoyable. Their book shows Jesus as he is, not “just to know about him more in our brains, but to know him as the God of glory who reigns.”

    Illustrated by C. S. Fritz, The Acrostic of Jesus is the second in the series, An Acrostic Theology for Kids, introducing children ages five to eleven to systematic theology uniquely on their age level.

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  • Strange New World Study Guide

    $11.99

    Learn about Modern Identity Politics from a Biblical Perspective in this Study Guide to Carl Trueman’s Strange New World

    In his book Strange New World, Carl R. Trueman reviews the history of Western thought-including the Romantics, Nietzsche, Marx, and the New Left-showing how the world arrived at this current era of “expressive individualism.”

    In the Strange New World Study Guide, Trueman walks through each of the book’s 9 chapters, summarizing key points, posing thought-provoking questions, and providing Bible verses for further reading. Focusing specifically on Strange New World’s theological themes, this guide helps individuals and groups study the biblical ideas Trueman presents.
    *Helpful Biblical Analysis of Cultural Issues: Examines how technology, pornography, and other influences shaped current identity politics, and discusses the implications of these ideas on religion, free speech, and personal identity

    *Interactive: Includes questions and Bible verses for guided study and discussion
    *Accessible Resource for Churches: Helps pastors and laypeople share the book’s theological points

    *Part of the Strange New World Product Suite: Can be used in conjunction with the Strange New World book and the Strange New World Video Lectures

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  • Can Women Be Pastors

    $4.99

    Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. Church Questions is a series by 9Marks that seeks to provide Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions about church life. Each booklet offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment.

    In this Church Questions booklet, Greg Gilbert answers the question Can women be pastors? Gilbert explains why God reserved the office of pastor and elder exclusively for men by examining the structures of authority God established from the very beginning. Focusing on texts in Genesis 1-3 and 1 Timothy 2, Gilbert makes a case for why God’s original design for church leadership is not arbitrary, but part of his good and beautiful plan.

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  • Keeping Your Childrens Ministry On Mission

    $19.99

    Practical Strategies for Gospel-Centered Children’s Ministry

    When building a children’s ministry at a church, there is so much to consider: Which curriculum should we use? How many volunteers do we need? How do we keep parents in the loop? And that’s before we run into stalled check-in computers, missing activity sheets, and floors that need to be vacuumed. While all of the tasks of children’s ministry are important, leaders can get easily distracted with the everyday work of doing ministry and lose sight of the main focus–the gospel.

    Writing from personal ministry experience, Jared Kennedy shares a four-fold approach for gospel-centered, missional children’s ministry: hospitality, teaching, discipleship, and mission. This practical resource covers a variety of topics ranging from creating child protection policies to putting together lesson plans to catechism, helpful for children’s ministers and volunteers alike as they disciple children with the powerful message of the gospel.

    Published in partnership with the Gospel Coalition.

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  • Spiritual Formation As If The Church Mattered

    $26.99

    Most books on spiritual formation focus on the individual. But spiritual formation is at the heart of the church’s whole purpose for existence. It must be a central task for the church to carry out Christ’s mission in the world. This book offers an introduction to spiritual formation set squarely in the local church. The first edition has been well received and widely used as a textbook. The second edition has been updated throughout, incorporates findings from positive psychology, and reflects an Augustinian formation perspective. Foreword by Dallas Willard.

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  • Church On The Move

    $15.99

    G. Travis Norvell challenges church leaders and members-persistently asking them and their respective churches what they are doing to make a real difference in others’ lives. The author proposes that the people of the “living church” start moving in, around, and with their communities to truly move toward renewal and social justice, drawing on his own experiences as a church pastor who walked, rode his bike, and took the bus as he went about his work. The book provides concrete, practical ways for the church body and individuals to begin implementing this movement, including study questions, suggested resources, and “experiments” between chapters that can help them find the ways that work best in their respective contexts.

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  • Find Your People Conversation Card Deck

    $14.99

    Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and felt more alone. We are all so lonely. What if fundamentally the ways we have set up our lives is broken? We’ve withdrawn rather than moved through it. We want supper clubs and friends, instead of war partners. We have a wrong view of community.

    This 7-session video Bible study begins with a look at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along. We will also discover throughout the study the five life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships:

    *Proximity
    *Shared Mission
    *Transparency
    *Accountability
    *Consistency

    The seven sessions include:

    *Week 1: Introduction / God’s Plan It is not good for man to be alone. (Creation)

    *Week 2: Shame / The Disruption of Community Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. (Shame)

    *Week 3: Sitting Around the Fire / Proximity I will make My dwelling among you. (God’s Presence)

    *Week 4: Working Together / Shared Mission Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. (Jesus and the Disciples)

    *Week 5: Open Doors / Transparency And all who believed were together and had all things in common. (Acts)

    *Week 6: Tribal Elders / Accountability Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (The Church Grows)

    *Week 7: Meals Together / Consistency Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (The Kingdom of God / New Heavens)

    Instructions for use:

    Deck of 137 cards includes:
    *1 instruction card
    *2 Scripture cards per session
    *15 question cards per session
    *Available as a card deck or eBook version

    Designed for use with the following items, each sold separately:
    *Find Your People Study Guide plus Streaming Video
    *Find Your People Video Study

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  • Shepherding Like Jesus

    $17.99

    Spiritually bankrupt. Broken. Humble. Hungry. Sympathetic. Pure. Reconciling. Enduring. These are not the words that describe the typical picture of the modern-day successful American pastor, but these are the words Jesus said should characterize the lives of his twelve disciples. In the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus paints a very clear picture of eight attitudes his disciples should embrace if they expect blessing.

    Many modern-day pastors cut a very different image than the biblical picture of a local church shepherd. We are supposed to be dreamers, visionaries, catalysts, ambitious, thought leaders, influencers, motivators, and change agents. Much time is spent crafting and sustaining our image, broadening our reach, and extending our platform. Poor in spirit? Mourning? Humble? Not so much. In many circles, the image of what a pastor is or does looks nothing like the picture Jesus paints for his disciples of the character that marks citizens of his kingdom.

    Shepherding like Jesus is a call to rebel against much of what our culture understands pastoral leadership to be and return to being the shepherd God has called pastors to be. It’s an invitation to recover the most essential element of pastoral ministry: the character of Christ.

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  • Churches And The Crisis Of Decline

    $27.99

    Congregations often seek to combat the crisis of decline by using innovation to produce new resources. But leading practical theologian Andrew Root shows that the church’s crisis is not in the loss of resources, it’s in the loss of life–and that life can only return when we remain open to God’s encountering presence.

    This new book, related to Root’s critically acclaimed Ministry in a Secular Age project, addresses the practical form the church must take in a secular age. Root uses two stories to frame the book: one about a church whose building becomes a pub and the other about Karl Barth. Root argues that Barth should be understood as a pastor with a deep practical theology that can help church leaders today.

    This book pushes the church to be a waiting community that recognizes that the only way for it to find life is to stop seeing the church as the star of its own story. Instead of resisting decline, congregations must remain open to divine action. Root offers a rich vision for the church’s future that moves away from an obsession with relevance and resources and toward the living God.

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  • Who Moved My Neighborhood

    $18.00

    Neighborhoods are moving.

    While neighborhood changes can mean exciting and fresh opportunities for some, the experience can be vastly different for long-time residents. The rapid movement of people means changes in employment, economics, landscape, demographics, and the feel of a community. Churches often experience the painful impact of these shifts. Depending on how a church navigates through these changes determines if it will either live, die, or be reduced to a tragic existence on life support. Mark Strong knows the obstacles connected with gentrification and the challenges it brings. As a pastor, he led his church through its own moved neighborhood in Portland. Strong shares the frustrations, surprises, and joys that his church experienced as their neighborhood shifted, and he provides the roadmap that his own church used to navigate the change. Who Moved My Neighborhood? gives insight to churches that need to heal from the wounds of gentrification and economic change, and revamp their mission amidst an uncertain future. Using the discussion guide included in the book, churches can discuss their own moved neighborhood and explore the unique next steps that God has for their community. There is hope and a future for congregations that face a moved neighborhood.

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  • Navigating Student Ministry

    $39.99

    Navigating Student Ministry is a multi-contributor introductory textbook designed to help those who are discerning a call to student ministry, new to serving in this area of the church, or training others as they minister to students.

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  • Living Unbroken : A Divorce Recovery Workbook – An Interactive Bible Study

    $19.99

    With discussion questions, journal prompts, prayers, Scripture verses, real-life stories, teaching videos, and a downloadable leader’s guide, the Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Workbook is uniquely geared for women-only small groups. This interactive book creates a safe place for women to come together and process their heartbreak and questions. It empowers them to glean encouragement, build companionship, and find spiritual strength to reclaim their lives and happiness after divorce.

    Women who know the pain of separation or divorce often feel alone, even in the church. This small group companion to Tracie Miles’s honest and groundbreaking book Living Unbroken invites women to take an important step on their journey to healing together.

    Specifically created for groups of women only, The Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery
    Workbook offers:

    *Access to 7 videos hosted by the author plus a downloadable leader’s guide

    *Journal prompts, discussion questions, prayers, Scripture verses, and real-life inspirational stories to help hurting women find optimism

    *Action steps such as “Happiness Prompters” and “Caring-for-You Reminders”

    Written for the tens of thousands of Christian women who have experienced divorce and feel unseen, this powerful workbook reminds readers that their identity comes from Christ, not their marital status. Although it’s hard to imagine while overcome by pain, they can indeed discover joy, hope, and self-confidence again.

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  • How To Thrive As A Pastors Wife

    $16.99

    Every pastor’s wife is a faithful servant and leader in her own right. She has great influence on her church, her community, her family, and her husband, and she finds joy in seeing God move in the lives of others. Yet she also faces unique challenges that too often go unnoticed and unaddressed. At times, a pastor’s wife may feel she can’t talk about her struggles even with those who are closest to her, which can leave her feeling alone, depleted, and misunderstood. She may settle for this way of living, but that’s not God’s desire for her.

    Christine Hoover knows firsthand the unique struggles and opportunities afforded a pastor’s wife–she’s been filling that role for more than 20 years. Coming alongside as an understanding friend, she offers encouragement and guidance to the struggling pastor’s wife, showing her how to make meaningful personal relationships with God, her husband, her children, her church community, and other women–relationships that will sustain her and help her thrive.

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  • Marriage Book Revised And Updated

    $19.99

    Today we are facing a global crisis when it comes to families. Marriages are under more pressure than ever. Many children are growing up without experiencing the security of their parents’ love and commitment-and as a result are finding it harder to receive God’s unconditional love. There is an urgent need to invest in marriage and family life, for strong societies are built on strong families, and strong families are built on strong marriages.

    The Marriage Book, developed by Nicky and Sila Lee of Alpha, has been revised and updated to address these needs and provides practical tools to help couples at every stage of their relationship. Along with the companion seven-session Marriage Course, this resource will help couples:

    *Better understand each other’s needs
    *Communicate more effectively
    *Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflicts
    *Recover from the way they may have hurt each other
    *Recognize how their upbringing has affected their relationship
    *Improve relationships with parents and in-laws

    The Marriage Book is based on a Christian understanding of love and serves to strengthen marriages within the church while, at the same time, being accessible for all couples from any cultural background. Full of practical advice, it will help couples prepare, build, and even mend their marriages.

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  • Encountering God Teen Girls Bible Study Book

    $14.99

    Join Kelly Minter in this seven-session Bible study as she unpacks the biblical foundation for practical and approachable disciplines like prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity, celebration, and many more. Teen girls will discover that spiritual disciplines aren’t just one more thing to add to their to-do list, but something that can actually create more margin in their life, resulting in deeper peace, communion, and rest. And perhaps most importantly, cultivating habits of faith will help girls know God more, as they release control to Him, express their need for Him, and walk in glad submission and worship of Him.

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  • Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Course Leaders Kit Expanded Edition

    $169.99

    The Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Courses Leader’s Kit, Expanded Edition provides you with all the materials you need to implement Emotionally Healthy Spirituality as the core discipleship strategy for your church. The Leader’s Kit includes one copy of each of the following products:

    *Emotionally Healthy Spirituality trade book
    *Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day-by-Day book
    *Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Workbook, Expanded Edition
    *Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Video Study, Expanded Edition
    *Emotionally Healthy Relationships Workbook, Updated Edition
    *Emotionally Healthy Relationships Video Study
    *Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day-by-Day book

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  • End Of The Age Study Guide

    $18.99

    There seems to be a particular urgency in the prophetic doom-saying of our modern world . . . a greater sense of somberness. Perhaps this is because end-of-the-world scenarios have gone from Hollywood fodder to real life. Rather than feeling farfetched, the end of the world now seems almost a given for most people. A matter of when rather than if.

    In The End of the Age, New York Times bestselling author and pastor John Hagee uses Scripture as a guide to count down the prophetic events that must occur before that moment when every person must face God on Judgment Day. The pages of God’s Word offer a window into the end of history–what Scripture calls the end of the age (Matthew 13:49).

    The goal of this study is to look through that window together–not necessarily to make specific predictions about people and places, but to gain wisdom and perspective from the Author of history. In the process, we will see what God has in store for the future so that we can remain ready, speak boldly, and live faithfully to the end.

    Lessons:

    1. 11:50 PM: The End of the Age
    2. 11:51 PM: Messiah the Prince Enters Jerusalem
    3. 11:52 PM: And Knowledge Shall Increase
    4. 11:53 PM: The Great Escape
    5. 11:54 PM: Russia Invades Israel
    6. 11:55 PM: The Time of Tribulation Begins
    7. 11:56 PM: For Then Shall Come Great Tribulation
    8. 11:57 PM: Inching Toward Armageddon
    9. 11:58 PM: The Millennium Dawns
    10. 11:59 PM: The Earth’s Final Conflict
    11. MIDNIGHT: Great White Throne
    12. ETERNITY: Heaven and Earth Reborn!

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  • Find Your People Curriculum Kit

    $73.99

    Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and felt more alone. We are all so lonely. What if fundamentally the ways we have set up our lives is broken? We’ve withdrawn rather than moved through it. We want supper clubs and friends, instead of war partners. We have a wrong view of community.

    This 7-session video Bible study begins with a look at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along. We will also discover throughout the study the five life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships:

    *Proximity
    *Shared Mission
    *Transparency
    *Accountability
    *Consistency

    The seven sessions include:

    *Week 1: Introduction / God’s Plan It is not good for man to be alone. (Creation)

    *Week 2: Shame / The Disruption of Community Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. (Shame)

    *Week 3: Sitting Around the Fire / Proximity I will make My dwelling among you. (God’s Presence)

    *Week 4: Working Together / Shared Mission Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. (Jesus and the Disciples)

    *Week 5: Open Doors / Transparency And all who believed were together and had all things in common. (Acts)

    *Week 6: Tribal Elders / Accountability Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (The Church Grows)

    *Week 7: Meals Together / Consistency Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (The Kingdom of God / New Heavens)

    The curriculum kit contains one each of:
    *Find Your People Study Guide plus Streaming Video
    *Find Your People Video Study
    *Find Your People Conversation Card Deck

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  • 3:16 Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition

    $49.99

    In this updated classic, bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado unpacks the meaning behind John 3:16, one of the best-known and most-beloved passages in the Bible. This simple verse came out of an unusual conversation that Jesus had under the cover of night with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. From the start, Nicodemus made it clear he inhabited a land of good efforts, sincere gestures, and hard work. Give God your best, his philosophy said, and God does the rest. Jesus’ response? Your best won’t do. Your works don’t work. Unless you are born again, you can’t even see what God is doing.

    Born again. The word born, by definition, implies a passive act. The enwombed child contributes nothing to the delivery. Postpartum celebrations applaud the work of the mother who does the delivery. And the Greek term that Jesus used for again implies that the one who did the work the first time will repeat it. In other words, the original Creator will re-create his creation! Born: God exerts the effort. Again: God restores the beauty. We don’t try again. We need, not the muscle of self, but a miracle of God.

    The thought bewildered Nicodemus. “How can this be?” he asked. Jesus answered by leading him to the Hope diamond of the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. A verse brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment . . . yet solid enough to weather 2,000 years of storms and questions. As this study will reveal, the heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God’s treatment for the human heart is prescribed in John 3:16: “He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.”

    The five sessions include:

    1. The Most Famous Conversation in the Bible
    2. Hope for the Hard Heart
    3. The Heart He Offers
    4. Heaven’s “Whoever” Policy
    5. The Last Word on Life

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

    *Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2026. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Eligible only on retail purchases inside the United States. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Called To Reconciliation

    $21.99

    Nationally recognized speaker and church leader Jonathan Augustine demonstrates that the church is called and equipped to model reconciliation, justice, diversity, and inclusion.

    This book develops three uses of the term “reconciliation”: salvific, social, and civil. Augustine examines the intersection of the salvific and social forms of reconciliation through an engagement with Paul’s letters and uses the black church as an exemplar to connect the concept of salvation to social and political movements that seek justice for those marginalized by racism, class structures, and unjust legal systems. He then traces the reaction to racial progress in the form of white backlash as he explores the fate of civil reconciliation from the civil rights era to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    This book argues that the church’s work in reconciliation can serve as a model for society at large and that secular diversity and inclusion practices can benefit the church. It offers a prophetic call to pastors, church leaders, and students to recover reconciliation as the heart of the church’s message to a divided world. Foreword by William H. Willimon and afterword by Michael B. Curry.

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  • Theology For Psychology And Counseling

    $21.99

    This book explores the significance of theology and the Christian faith for the practice of psychology. The authors demonstrate how psychology and the Christian faith can be brought together in a mutually enriching lived practice, helping students engage in psychology in a theologically informed way. Each chapter includes introductory takeaways, individual and group reflection questions, and resources for further study and reading.

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  • In View Of Gods Mercies Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $30.75

    Romans is a passionate letter written by Paul, a man completely captured by the beauty, mercy, and majesty of God and His glorious salvation. Paul wanted his readers, then and now, to know how amazing and all-encompassing this salvation actually is-that it’s powerful, planned, eternal, free, and leads to a transformed life.

    In this 9-session study, walk through the Book of Romans, focusing on specific passages to discover that salvation doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. Because of God’s salvation, hope, peace, life, faith, trust, and endurance are yours.

    Learn that after God saves you, He invites you to join Him on His two-fold mission- to sanctify and transform you into the image of Jesus and to send you out into the world to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.

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  • Called To Preach

    $18.99

    In every generation, the church stands in dire need of God-called people to preach the Word with precision and power. Preachers who will not replace sound theology with culturally palatable soundbites. Preachers who will clearly and faithfully share the gospel and inspire those in their churches to live godly lives.

    Through in-depth biblical analysis and inspiring examples from church history, Steven J. Lawson paints a picture of God’s glory magnified through faithful preaching, reclaiming the high ground of biblical preaching for the next generation. With helpful advice and practical guidance gleaned from 50 years in ministry, Lawson helps aspiring preachers know if they are called to preach; understand the qualifications for ministry; and develop, improve, and deliver strong expository sermons that illuminate the Word of God in a dark world.

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

    $22.99

    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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  • Crazy Faith Workbook

    $18.99

    Will you be remembered as a person who claimed to follow God but liked to play it safe? Or as a person who lived your life out on the limb and trusted God enough to act with crazy faith? Noah looked crazy when he started building the ark . . . until it started raining. It was crazy for Moses to lead a nation of people into the desert . . . until the Red Sea parted. It was crazy to believe a fourteen-year-old virgin would give birth to the Son of God . . . until Mary held Jesus in her arms.

    There are many things that seem normal today that at one point in time seemed crazy. Smartphones, Wi-Fi, and even the electric light bulb were all groundbreaking, history-making inventions that started out as crazy ideas. Our see-it-to-believe-it generation tends to have a hard time exercising true faith–one that steps out, takes action, and sees mountain-moving results. Many of us would rather play it safe and stand on the sidelines. But it’s crazy faith that helps us see God move and reveals his promises.

    In the Crazy Faith Workbook, which accompanies the book of the same name, bestselling author and pastor Michael Todd reveals how to step out in faith and dive into the purposeful life of trusting God for the impossible. Even if we have to start with baby faith or maybe faith, we can become empowered to let go of our lazy faith, trust God through our hazy faith, and learn to live a lifestyle of crazy faith.

    Lessons include:

    1. It’s Only Crazy Until It Happens
    2. Baby Faith
    3. Maybe Faith
    4. Waiting Faith
    5. Wavy Faith
    6. Lazy Faith
    7. Trading Faith
    8. Fugazi Faith
    9. Stating Faith
    10. Fading Faith
    11. Saving Faith

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  • Last Supper On The Moon Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    In the summer of 1969, Buzz Aldrin had a mission. His goal was to fly 240 million miles from earth and, along with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, be the first to walk on the moon. But moments before that historic step, Aldrin poured a specially prepared drink into a cup and partook of a sacred celebration that had first occurred two thousand years before.

    The lunar Last Supper was full of meaning, just as it had been when Jesus himself took of the elements and acknowledged his calling and purpose. But the significance didn’t end there. Today, as we remember the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, followed by his resurrection, we are reminded that what seemed to be an end became the genesis of everything–including the rescue and restoration of anyone who calls on Jesus’ name.

    In this six-session study, bestselling author and pastor Levi Lusko journeys back in time and forward in hope, using the 1969 lunar mission as an analogy of the metamorphosis that was unleashed by the man from Galilee. Along the way, he uncovers the remarkable “seven statements” that Jesus made from the cross–words that provide us everything we need in the chaos of our world to conquer judgment, persecution, anxiety, and pain.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Find Your People Study Guide Plus Streaming Video

    $22.99

    This Study Guide includes:

    *Individual access to 7 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and felt more alone. We are all so lonely. What if fundamentally the ways we have set up our lives is broken? We’ve withdrawn rather than moved through it. We want supper clubs and friends, instead of war partners. We have a wrong view of community.

    This 7-session video Bible study begins with a look at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along. We will also discover throughout the study the five life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships:

    *Proximity
    *Shared Mission
    *Transparency
    *Accountability
    *Consistency

    The seven sessions include:

    *Week 1: Introduction / God’s Plan It is not good for man to be alone. (Creation)

    *Week 2: Shame / The Disruption of Community Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. (Shame)

    *Week 3: Sitting Around the Fire / Proximity I will make My dwelling among you. (God’s Presence)

    *Week 4: Working Together / Shared Mission Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. (Jesus and the Disciples)

    *Week 5: Open Doors / Transparency And all who believed were together and had all things in common. (Acts)

    *Week 6: Tribal Elders / Accountability Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (The Church Grows)

    *Week 7: Meals Together / Consistency Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (The Kingdom of God / New Heavens)

    Designed for use with the following items, each sold separately:
    Find Your People Video Study
    Find Your People Conversation Card Deck

    *Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2026. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Eligible only on retail purchases inside the United States. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Last Supper On The Moon Study Guide Plus Streaming Video

    $19.99

    This Study Guide includes:

    *Individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    In the summer of 1969, Buzz Aldrin had a mission. His goal was to fly 240 million miles from earth and, along with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, be the first to walk on the moon. But moments before that historic step, Aldrin poured a specially prepared drink into a cup and partook of a sacred celebration that had first occurred two thousand years before.

    The lunar Last Supper was full of meaning, just as it had been when Jesus himself took of the elements and acknowledged his calling and purpose. But the significance didn’t end there. Today, as we remember the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, followed by his resurrection, we are reminded that what seemed to be an end became the genesis of everything–including the rescue and restoration of anyone who calls on Jesus’ name.

    In this six-session study, bestselling author and pastor Levi Lusko journeys back in time and forward in hope, using the 1969 lunar mission as an analogy of the metamorphosis that was unleashed by the man from Galilee. Along the way, he uncovers the remarkable “seven statements” that Jesus made from the cross–words that provide us everything we need in the chaos of our world to conquer judgment, persecution, anxiety, and pain.

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  • 3:16 Study Guide Plus Streaming Video Updated Edition

    $19.99

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to 5 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study for between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    In this updated classic, bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado unpacks the meaning behind John 3:16, one of the best-known and most-beloved passages in the Bible. This simple verse came out of an unusual conversation that Jesus had under the cover of night with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. From the start, Nicodemus made it clear he inhabited a land of good efforts, sincere gestures, and hard work. Give God your best, his philosophy said, and God does the rest. Jesus’ response? Your best won’t do. Your works don’t work. Unless you are born again, you can’t even see what God is doing.

    Born again. The word born, by definition, implies a passive act. The enwombed child contributes nothing to the delivery. Postpartum celebrations applaud the work of the mother who does the delivery. And the Greek term that Jesus used for again implies that the one who did the work the first time will repeat it. In other words, the original Creator will re-create his creation! Born: God exerts the effort. Again: God restores the beauty. We don’t try again. We need, not the muscle of self, but a miracle of God.

    The thought bewildered Nicodemus. “How can this be?” he asked. Jesus answered by leading him to the Hope diamond of the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. A verse brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment . . . yet solid enough to weather 2,000 years of storms and questions. As this study will reveal, the heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God’s treatment for the human heart is prescribed in John 3:16: “He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.”

    The five sessions include:

    1. The Most Famous Conversation in the Bible
    2. Hope for the Hard Heart
    3. The Heart He Offers
    4. Heaven’s “Whoever” Policy
    5. The Last Word on Life

    Designed for use with 3:16 Video Study, Updated Edition (sold separately).

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  • Centered Set Church

    $24.00

    Christians can be adept at drawing lines, determining what it means to be a good Christian and judging those who stray out of bounds.

    Other times they erase all the lines in favor of a vague and inoffensive faith. Both impulses can come from positive intentions, but either can lead to stunted spiritual life and harmful relationships. Is there another option? The late missionary anthropologist Paul Hiebert famously drew on mathematical theory to deploy the concepts of bounded, fuzzy, and centered sets to shed light on the nature of Christian community. Now, with Centered-Set Church, Mark D. Baker provides a unique manual for understanding and applying Hiebert’s vision. Drawing on his extensive experience in church, mission, parachurch, and higher education settings, along with interviews and stories gleaned from scores of firsthand interviews, Baker delivers practical guidance for any group that seeks to be truly centered on Jesus. Baker shows how Scripture presents an alternative to either obsessing over boundaries or simply erasing them. Centered churches are able to affirm their beliefs and live out their values without such bitter fruit as gracelessness, shame, and self-righteousness on the one hand, or aimless whateverism on the other. While addressing possible concerns and barriers to the centered approach, Baker invites leaders to imagine centered alternatives in such practical areas of ministry as discipleship, church membership, leadership requirements, and evangelism. Centered-Set Church charts new paths to grow in authentic freedom and dynamic movement toward the true center: Jesus himself.

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  • Contagious Faith Training Course

    $61.99

    In this new video-based training course, bestselling author and teacher Mark Mittelberg introduces you to the five Contagious Faith Styles-Friendship-Building, Selfless-Serving, Story-Sharing, Reason-Giving, and Truth-Telling-and helps you discover which of these approaches (or combination of them) will enable you to naturally share your faith in Jesus with the people around you.

    The Contagious Faith assessment will help you identify your primary style, along with any secondary styles you discover. It will give you next steps for developing and deploying your natural approach in order to reach others for Christ. It will also emphasize the importance of all the skill set areas discussed in the Contagious Faith book, and wherever natural it will prompt them to try out the skills discussed on the video with someone else in the group. In this way their effectiveness and confidence will grow-and with it, their potential for bearing spiritual fruit by impacting the lives of others.

    The six sessions in Contagious Faith can be used in small groups, classes, student ministries, and church-wide campaigns. The training videos will also include short interviews in which Mark Mittelberg will interact with five individuals who speak and use each of the 5 faith-sharing styles. Much like Mittelberg’s, Becoming a Contagious Christian, we see the Contagious Faith book and course becoming the standard materials churches and Christian ministries will use around the world to help their members more effectively share their faith with others.

    The kit includes:
    *one six-session teaching DVD
    *one Study Guide (with built in Leader’s Guide)
    *one Contagious Faith book

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