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The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy...

Zack Eswine

Dear Pastor,Desire burns within you. You've trained and dreamt of doing large things in famous ways as fast as you can for God's glory. But pastoral work keeps requiring your surrender to small, mostly overlooked things over long peri...

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Published: Jul 2015

Meet Generation Z: Understanding and ...

James Emery White

Move over Boomers, Xers, and Millennials; there's a new generation--making up more than 25 percent of the US population--that represents a seismic cultural shift. Born approximately between 1993 and 2012, Generation Z is the first tru...

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Published: Jan 2017

The Pastor's Justification: Applying ...

Jared C. Wilson

Ministry can be brutal. As leaders, we face discouragement, frustration, and exhaustion—and many times we face it alone. Helping us to refocus our gaze on the gospel, pastor Jared Wilson offers here practical insights, real-life ane...

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Published: Jul 2013

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons

Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Every church leader knows the qualifications for elders and deacons that are spelled out in the Bible, but actually finding other leaders who fulfill the biblical qualifications can be difficult.Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his exper...

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Published: Jan 2012

The Power of Listening: Building Skil...

Lynne M. Baab

Listening skills, and the perspective gained through careful listening, are more important in congregations than ever. Many factors make attentive listening a significant contributor to healthy congregations. As we enter into a post-C...

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Published: Jun 2014

Running on Empty: The Gospel for Wome...

Barbara Bancroft

You Are Not Fueled by Coffee, Sleep, or Approval As women, ministry pushes us to moments of insufficiency, exposes our weaknesses, and tests our patience. Some days it feels like a little more sleep, a lot more coffee, and a pat on th...

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Published: Apr 2014

The Power of Vision: Discover and App...

George Barna

According to George Barna, uncovering God's vision for your ministry is not an option. It's essential for the most productive ministry that will accomplish God's goals for building his kingdom. Ministry leaders with a clear picture fr...

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Published: Jun 2018

Reading Theologically

Barreto Eric D

Reading is one of the basic skills a student needs. But reading is not just an activity of the eyes and the brain. Reading Theologically, edited by Eric D. Barreto, brings together eight seminary educators from a variety of background...

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Published: Jul 2014

Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the M...

J. R. Briggs

"I thought God had called me to plant this church. Why did we have to shut our doors after only three years?" "I was at my breaking point. Then I got the news that our nine-year-old daughter had leukemia. I would have q...

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Published: Jul 2014

Ministry Mantras: Language for Cultiv...

J. R. Briggs

We become what we say.How do you grow your church in its health and mission? Sometimes our communities lack focus or vision. We lose sight of our ministry priorities, or our people don't have concrete reminders of why we do what we do...

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Published: Dec 2016

Dying to Lead: The Disturbing Trend o...

Lewis Brogdon

Provides an appraisal of the psychological, social, cultural, and theological dimensions of a dilemma facing the Church. It speaks to the dramatic shifts taking place in clergy leadership, revealing the profound pressures facing clerg...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Politics of Ministry: Navigating ...

Bob Burns

We all need help navigating the politics of ministry.Politics is often considered a dirty word. It brings to mind lies and manipulation, accusations and scandals. But at its most basic level, politics is simply the everyday activity o...

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Published: Jan 2019

Zondervan 2016 Church and Nonprofit T...

Dan Busby Cpa

The Zondervan 2016 Church and Nonprofit Tax and Financial Guide annual reference guide continues to be one of the few resources offering tax and financial advice to churches and nonprofit organizations. Issues of financial accountabi...

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Published: Dec 2015

Zondervan 2019 Church and Nonprofit T...

Dan Busby

The Zondervan 2019 Church and Nonprofit Tax and Financial Guide annual reference guide continues to be one of the few resources offering tax and financial advice to churches and nonprofit organizations. Issues of financial accountabil...

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Published: Jan 2019

Zondervan 2019 Minister's Tax and Fin...

Dan Busby

For years, ministers have trusted the Zondervan Minister's Tax and Financial Guide to save them time and money. This easy-to-understand workbook simplifies the tax code and offers dozens of tips to reduce your tax bill. For 2019, the ...

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Published: Jan 2019

Renovation of the Church: What Happen...

Kent Carlson

2012 Christianity Today Book Award winner! 2011 Leadership Journal Top Book of the Year! Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest c...

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Published: May 2011

On Pastoring: A Short Guide to Living...

H. B. Charles Jr

From one pastor to another...No one is ever fully prepared for the ministry. For pastors just starting out, those needing a little rebalancing, or those growing tired in the trenches, a short guide to the basics is a welcome relief...

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Published: Jun 2016

The Pathway to Powerful: Learning to ...

Carla Chud

Do you want to grow in your ability to lead and build relationships, teams, and organizations through the powerful practices of honor?In The Pathway to Powerful, Danny Silk (Culture of Honor, Keep Your Love On) teams up with Carla ...

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Published: Dec 2018

A Commentary on Chapter Eight of Amor...

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president ot the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, whose change it is to interpret official document issued by the Vatican. While it is not a response to objections raised to this document, it...

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Published: Jun 2017

Love Big, Be Well: Letters to a Small...

Winn Collier

Jonas McAnn is a weary pastor without a congregation, trapped in a dead-end insurance job. Granby Presbyterian is a weary congregation without a pastor, overwhelmed by the prospect of finding someone who actually wants to be a pastor...

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Published: Oct 2017

Caring for Widows: Ministering God's ...

Brian Croft

Pastors and church leaders are responsible for countless things. Unfortunately, in many churches, ministry to widows remains largely neglected and forgotten.Highlighting the Bible's recurring commands to care for widows with sensitivi...

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Published: Apr 2015

Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals: App...

Brian Croft

Bring Gospel Hope in the Midst of DeathThe phone rings: "Pastor, can you do my mother's funeral?" Or, "Please help us—our baby just died." Death comes unexpectedly, giving you two to three days of time to prepare...

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Published: Jun 2014

Gather God's People: Understand, Plan...

Brian Croft

"God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). The Bible tells us that we are to worship the Lord, that we were created for this purpose. But what is true worship? What does the Bible t...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Pastor's Family: Shepherding Your...

Brian Croft

Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife---The Pastor's Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of a family. Brian and Cara Croft identify the unique challeng...

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Published: Aug 2013

The Pastor's Soul: The Call and Care ...

Brian Croft

David Murray writes in the Foreword: The minister s soul is the soul of his ministry. I can t remember where I first heard this saying, but I ve never been able to forget it. And, having read this book, I never want to forget it. In t...

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Published: Jul 2018

Visit the Sick: Ministering God's Gra...

Brian Croft

How Do You Care for the Sick?Here's How.One of the marks of the ministry of Jesus is his compassionate care for the sick. Jesus brought healing and hope to individuals struggling with life-debilitating illnesses. Ministry to the sick ...

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Published: Jun 2014

One by One: Welcoming the Singles in ...

Gina Dalfonzo

There are now more single adults than married adults in the United States, yet the evangelical church continues to focus primarily on serving couples and families with ministries geared toward their particular needs. This can lead, ho...

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Published: Jun 2017

The Forgotten Church: Why Rural Minis...

Glenn Daman

Whether it's because of the 2016 Presidential election or books like "Hillbilly Elegy," Americans are beginning to understand the tremendous influence people in rural areas have in our nation. But rural America—not urban A...

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Published: May 2018

The First 100 Days: A Pastor's Guide

Scott Daniels

Every time a pastor goes to a new church, they form hopes, dreams, and expectations without necessarily realizing it for the progress and growth of their new ministry. Not only do these pastors have to transition into a new congregati...

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Published: Mar 2011

Pastoral Graces: Reflections on the C...

Lee Eclov

Grace is the credential that lets us park close to people's hearts.When Christ calls a pastor He instills a kind of heightened instinct for grace; what we call a shepherd's heart. However, pastors often become disoriented by leade...

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Published: May 2012
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