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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

Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essentia...

Jason K. Allen

As a pastor, do you feel like you're wearing too many hats? If you're a pastor, you know the tension of balancing (or trying to) the many roles and expectations that come with leading a church. But are you able to distinguish which...

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Published: Sep 2017

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 Monday Morning Club: You're Not A...

Claudia Barba

A woman in Christian ministry has the most exciting, challenging, frustrating, fulfilling, joyful, terrifying, blessed, stressful, thrilling, upsetting, rewarding, and amazing job in the world. Some days it's all these at once. On th...

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Published: Aug 2014

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

Thinking Theologically

Eric D. Barreto

We are constantly engaged in processing data and sensory inputs all around us, even when we are not conscious of the many neural pathways our minds are traveling. So taking a step back to ponder the dimensions and practices of a parti...

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Published: Jan 2015

Writing Theologically

Eric D. Barreto

Of course, by writing we refer to the kinds of reflections, essays, and exams students will have to complete in the seminary classroom. But writing also encompasses the many modes of communication and self-discovery that creative expr...

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Published: Apr 2015

Go Now and Be the Church: Becoming an...

Brian Bennett

This study is a journey into practicing discipleship, inviting individuals and group-fellowships to move their church ministries outward, into their surrounding communities--the natural motion God intended and designed for his body. I...

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Published: Apr 2016

Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Co...

M. Scott Boren

Small groups are a great place to connect with other churchgoers, but many wonder, is this all there is? Is sitting in a living room, talking about a book or watching a video the extent of what we can do together? Isn't being a Christ...

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Published: Jul 2010

Eldership and the Mission of God: Equ...

J. R. Briggs

Every church needs leadership. But leadership should not reside in a single pastor. The biblical model for church leadership is found in teams of elders who together guide the community into God's mission. Church leaders J.R. Briggs...

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Published: Mar 2015

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

Moving Messages: Ideas That Will Revo...

Rick Bundschuh

Moving Messages: Ideas That Will Revolutionize the Sunday Experience, by Rick Bundschuh, will help EVERY church leader do just that!  Pastors…teachers…every church leader longs for Sunday messages to be memorable and meaningful, ...

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Published: Jan 2016

Zondervan 2015 Minister's Tax and Fin...

Dan Busby Cpa

For years, ministers have trusted the Zondervan Minister's Tax & 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 2015, the gu...

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Published: Dec 2014

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 2018 Church and Nonprofit T...

Dan Busby

The Zondervan 2018 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 2018

Zondervan 2018 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 2018, the ...

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Published: Jan 2018

Zondervan 2017 Church and Nonprofit T...

Dan Busby

The Zondervan 2017 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 2017

Zondervan 2017 Minister's Tax and Fin...

Dan Busby

For years, ministers have trusted the Zondervan Minister's Tax & 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 2017, the gu...

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Published: Jan 2017

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

Kingdom First: Starting Churches that...

Jeff Christopherson

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. There are few dreams more spiritually intoxicating than the dream of being used by God to start a new community of Christ that skillfully brings the restorative gospel to a lost an...

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Published: Jun 2015

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
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