Ministry

Worship Plot: Finding Unity in Our Common Story

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Dan Boone

Many churches today are caught in the worship war. Services are split into styles--contemporary, traditional, liturgical. Discussions and sometimes arguments arise over whether or not to have a pulpit, use drums, sing hymns, or use movie clips for illustration. These varying styles and preferences have caused many to change churches or even skip worship all together. This division of the Body of Christ is a cause for great concern and is jeopardizing the true meaning of worship for future generations.

On-Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Dale Galloway
Warren Bird

Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. This book introduces a three-level perspective for developing ministry leaders within the local church that builds on Christ's own ministry model and draws upon contemporary leadership experts for expanded instruction. Encouraging and empowering lay leaders provides the room to expand vision and effect ministry. Open this book and find the confidence to break through to an extraordinary ministry future.

Grace-Full Leadership: Understanding the Heart of a Christian Leader

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
John C. Bowling

God has redefined the world of management for the Christian leader through scripture. He isn't focused on bottom lines, demographics, or profit margins; Christ presents the paradox of being a leader and a servant at the same time.

In Grace-Full Leadership, Bowling explores the leadership qualities and practices that are distinct within the community of Christian leadership. Discover, when managing first as a Christian and second as a leader, how your company or organization can grow exponentially in spiritual gains--an eternity of difference in today's capital gains.

Church Rituals Handbook

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Jesse C. Middendorf

The Church Ritual Handbook provides pastors with a meaningful tool for the services they perform as shepherds of the flock of God. Covering a wide array of services, from less common rituals to the more known practices, this updated and expanded edition gives pastors immediate practical helps to service preparation. This helpful resource includes instructions, an order of service, suggested hymns, Scripture readings and recitations for:

Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene: Leader Guide

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Church of the Nazarene

This leader's guide will assist you in leading your students through a study of Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene.  

Forward Edge of the Battle Area: A Chaplain's Story

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Curt Bowers

Who ministers to men and women thousands of miles from home, where everything familiar is swept away in endless sea, sky, and strange terrain? Who is there to help servicemembers work through the eternal issues of life’s purpose when faced literally with life-and-death situations? For over 200 years it has been the military chaplain.

Will You Mentor Me? The Dynamics of Mentoring in Leadership Development for the Pastoral Ministry - A Study in Leadership

What is it that makes a good pastor? And what does it mean to be a good pastor? What is the role of the pastor? Where and how can the skills of pastoring be acquired? Why are some making it while others drop out of the ministry after a few years? How can senior pastors help Bible college graduates after they have completed their formal theological studies? What does it take to be introduced to the “world of the pastor”? How important is the first year in the ministry? Should an internship be a mandatory integral part of education and preparation for ordination?

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00005592

Human Sexuality

Can we build and teach a theology of sexuality that will allow us to address the questions of culture? What does it look like and what is the pastor’s role in forming congregational discussion?

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