It takes church leaders through the development of a vision for ministry, recruitment of elders to carry out that vision, biblical training, and specific, providing a way to be intentional about developing elders.
Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - What does effective church leadership look like?In this conversational book, pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand “job description” for elders drawn from the Bible’s teaching on church leadership. Offering practical guidance for new elders and helping church members better understand and support their spiritual leaders, this succinct volume will encourage elders to embrace their calling with grace, wisdom, and clarity of vision.
Gospel Eldership: Equipping a New Generation of Servant LeadersNew Growth Press #ad - With practical exercises to help put christian concepts to work in real-life situations, Gospel Eldership can be used in one-on-one discipleship or in a small group setting and is appropriate for use in any Christian church from the smallest church plant to the largest church-planting church. Gospel eldership is designed to intentionally raise up the type of men who can and should lead God's church.
It walks future leaders through the biblical concept of servant leadership and the primacy of character before looking at the specific duties of church elders. Most pastors want to be intentional about developing and shaping those leaders themselves, but they rarely have the time and resources to do it.
Gospel eldership treats the role of elder carefully and biblically and is written from a theologically complementarian viewpoint. One way or another, leaders emerge in the life of every church. That's the vision and the goal behind Gospel Eldership. The biblical task of leading a church requires more than good management principles or sound theology.
Gospel Eldership: Equipping a New Generation of Servant Leaders #ad - . If the gospel truly is the power of god for salvation Romans 1:16 and is constantly bearing fruit and growing within us Colossians 1:6, then each elder must be strong in the gospel. So leaders spring up, often without deep roots in the gospel, and they struggle to guide the church towards proper Christian ideologies.
Gospel eldership helps develop men who know their own heart idolatry and how the good news of the gospel applies to it and who have a sense of gospel fluency so that they can swiftly, effectively, and clearly apply the gospel to others.
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church LeadershipLewis and Roth Publishers #ad - Mr. Strauch has made a fine contribution to the subject of eldership. Written for those seeking a clear understanding of the mandate for biblical eldership, expository book defines it accurately, practically, this full-length, and according to Scripture. With over 200, 000 copies sold, this comprehensive look at the role and function of elders brings all the advantages of shared leadership into focus.
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Strauch is a man of gift and experience, and I am grateful for his work. S. Lewis johnson, professor emeritus of new Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary Isbn13: 9780936083117. Condition: New. Beginning with the four broad categories of eldership leading, feeding, their relationships with each other, their qualifications including why qualifications are necessary, Biblical Eldership explores the essential work of elders, and protecting, caring, and each of the biblical passages related to eldership.
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. I am confident that it will be helpful to many. John macArthur, Jr. Ca "at last, sun valley, grace community church, pastor-teacher, a thorough biblical study on the basis of church government and especially the function and ministry of elders! New churches will find it a valuable guideline to effective functioning and older churches will find it a trustworthy corrective.
Ray stedman, peninsula bible church, palo alto, former pastor and elder, CA "An excellent text for the study of eldership by young and older men interested in the work of an elder.
Budgeting for a Healthy Church: Aligning Finances with Biblical Priorities for Ministry 9MarksZondervan #ad - Budgeting for a healthy church examines each section of the budget in light of Biblical principles to show how a church budget can lock in healthy approaches to ministry. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Whereas most books on church budgeting are "how" books, explaining how the budgeting process should work, this is a "what" book, helping church leaders determine the pastoral implications of what they choose to fund in their budgets.
As such, the church budget is a far more potent pastoral tool than many church leaders realize. Many pastors conceive of the church budget as primarily a financial tool, but in fact it is primarily a pastoral tool. Isbn13: 9780936083117. Tracking provided on most orders. A church's philosophy of ministry is locked into its budget, and so the budget will either stifle or accelerate any attempts to move a congregation toward a biblical model of church health.
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The Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of GraceZondervan #ad - Isbn13: 9780936083117. Tracking provided on most orders. Things like attendance, dollars, and experiences can tell us something about a church, decisions, but not everything. To cultivate a spiritually healthy church we need a shift in our metrics--a "grace-shift" that prioritizes the work of God in the lives of people over numbers and dollars.
Condition: New. And while some of these changes can be good, thriving grace-focused churches are driven by a commitment to the gospel, allowing the gospel to inform and shape the worship service and the various ministries of the church. Are people growing in their esteem for jesus? is there a dogged devotion to the bible as the ultimate authority for life? Is there a growing interest in theology and doctrine? A discernible spirit of repentance? And perhaps most importantly, is there evident love for God and for our neighbors in the congregation?Leading a church culture to shift from numerical success to the metrics of grace can be costly, but leaders who have conviction, courage, and commitment can lead while avoiding some of the landmines that often destroy churches.
In fact, many of the metrics that we often "count" in the church to highlight success really don't tell us the full story of a church's spiritual state. Many evangelical churches face the problem of the open "back door"--even as new people arrive, older members are leaving, looking for something else. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
The Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace #ad - Wilson includes diagnostic questions that will help leaders measure--and lead team transparency in measuring as a group--the relative spiritual health of their church, as well as a practical prescriptive plan for implementing this metric-measuring strategy without becoming legalistic. Most attractional church models can lean heavily on making changes to the weekend worship gatherings.
The Elder Training Handbook: an assessment and training tool for the churchCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - No such thing exists. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Identifying and equipping men for the role of church Elder is not an easy task. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780936083117. Some contexts where this handbook may be helpful: •when an existing elder team needs to bring others onto their team •when a pastor needs to establish an Elder team from scratch •When an Elder team needs a “refresher” about their role, or would like additional training regarding the Biblical mandate for Elders • As a discipleship curriculum for men, where the role of Elder is held up as a “model” for how they can lead their families with the heart of a shepherd This handbook is not offered as a magic formula or fool-proof method for finding or equipping men for the role of Elder.
With over 260 study questions, encouraging, the elder training handbook is a serious-minded tool for discovering, and equipping men to shepherd, and “quizzes” to test the candidate's understanding and application of the concepts included, protect, a variety of self-assessment tools, scripture memorization, and lead the New Testament church.
The Elder Training Handbook: an assessment and training tool for the church #ad - That means church leaders need more than surface opinions about the men who might possibly fit the role of Elder. They need a way to evaluate and train those candidates. The role of elder is perhaps one of the most important roles in the world, since the church is both the body and bride of Jesus. Instead, this handbook is designed to serve as a tool in that Spirit-led process.
Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and DoctrineLexham Press #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780936083117. And it's often overlooked by modern pastors. In hearers and doers, as pastor-theologians, Kevin Vanhoozer makes the case that pastors, ought to interpret Scripture theologically to articulate doctrine and help cultivate disciples. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine #ad - . While it can be dry and dull, when it flows from the story of Scripture, it can be full of life and love. Tracking provided on most orders. Scriptural doctrine is vital to the life of the church, and local pastor-theologians should be the ones delivering it to their communities. With arresting prose and striking metaphors, Vanhoozer addresses the most pressing problems in the modern church with one answer: teach sound, scriptural doctrine to make disciples.
This kind of doctrine, steeped in Scripture, is critical for disciple-making. The foundation of discipleship is sound, scriptural doctrine. The value of sound doctrine is often misunderstood by the modern church. Condition: New.
Elders and LeadersMoody Publishers #ad - Elders and Leaders #ad - Isbn13: 9780936083117. Elders and leaders unravels the mystery and alleviates the confusion surrounding this critical topic. In the second part, he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. In the first part of the book, author Gene Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder.
Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. However, very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. Condition: New.
Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own LandThe Gospel Coalition #ad - The days of cultural Christianity are fading. This was certainly Jesus's experience. Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter's letter with striking insights for today. Condition: New. Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer's life. And it's the experience of countless Christians around the world today.
Isbn13: 9780936083117. This is our job description. This is our mission. Tracking provided on most orders. At least they should be. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . It's time to rethink normal. A church in exile doesn't have to be a church in retreat. This is our opportunity. Whether we're in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that's not our home.
Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope.
Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, third ed.Eerdmans #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780936083117. This third edition offers new for further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter, a substantial expansion of the glossary, and new material incorporated throughout, including a section on Christians and Muslims. Further, between karl barth and friedrich nietzsche, the three imaginary theological dialogues culminating the book -- pointedly playful exchanges that have delighted countless readers -- are here joined by a fourth dialogue, on atheism.
Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, third ed. #ad - William b Eerdmans Publishing Company. All in all, and contemporary challenges of christian theology, eager to better understand the rich heritage, central themes, and Christian educators, pastors, a new generation of students, will find both guidance and stimulation in Migliore's updated work. Tracking provided on most orders.
A superb, standard christian theology text for nearly a quarter century, Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding explores all of the major Christian doctrines in freshly contemporary ways. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.