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Sailboat Church

Author : Joan S. Gray
ISBN : 9781611643831
Genre : Religion
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Is your church a rowboat church or a sailboat church? Rowboat churches depend largely on human effort. When church budgets shrink and membership declines, rowboat churches frantically row harder against a current, often frustrated and disappointed at their efforts. Sailboat churches, on the other hand, take up the oars, hoist sails, and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them. Arguing that churches should be "sailboats," Joan S. Gray encourages readers to shift concern from the many daily, practical concerns of their local church to fresh ideas that can be found using the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The book includes forty days of sailing prayers, quotes from Scripture, brief reflection questions, and an extensive bibliography that is arranged by theme. Perfect for groups to read together, this book will help leaders reframe their church's mission and practice with the Holy Spirit as their guide.
Category: Religion

Spiritual Leadership For Church Officers

Author : Joan S. Gray
ISBN : 9780664503055
Genre : Religion
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This timely new leadership guide for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is written for church officers who are looking for a deepened relationship with God. Joan Gray challenges elders and deacons to see themselves as spiritual leaders and equips them to lead alongside their pastors. Gray lays out a variety of leadership styles and helps leaders understand when each is appropriate. She also provides resources for dealing with relationships in the church and identifies ways churches can be supportive of the spiritual leadership of elders and deacons.
Category: Religion

The Little Sailboat

Author : Lois Lenski
ISBN : 9781623347550
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mr. Small is a sailor in this maritime adventure! Captain Small and his dog Tinker sail and fish together. When a storm comes, Captain Small heads for the safety of the shore. A comforting, nostalgic story full of information about sailing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Building Below The Waterline

Author : Gordon MacDonald
ISBN : 9781598566697
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28.96 MB
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Presents essays that offer advice on leading a congregation, covering such topics as mentors, mission statements, personal time, public prayers, sermons on difficult issues, and disputes among parishioners.
Category: Religion

A Lifetime Of Church

Author : Tom Speicher
ISBN : 9781594673351
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Making Disciples Making Leaders

Author : Steven P. Eason
ISBN : 9781611644395
Genre : Religion
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This book offers a model for selecting and training church officers that is grounded in spiritual discernment and development. The book begins with a biblical understanding of leadership, moves into consideration for how to train a Nominating Committee to select leaders according to the biblical vision, and then offers a step-by-step plan for a training event with three components. The training plan is designed to build up the church leaders spiritually and to set their work in the context of discipleship, as well as to teach them some of the fundamentals of the rules of governance of their denomination. The book concludes with concrete suggestions for how future work of the church board can be structured to reflect the emphasis highlighted in the training session.
Category: Religion

Discerning God S Will Together

Author : Danny E. Morris
ISBN : 9781566995061
Genre : Religion
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Bible study, research, and fieldwork merge in this book of practical principles for decision making by spiritual discernment. The step-by-step approach can be used to help any size group learn a new way to make decisions--a way that is interactive, spiritual, and rooted in faith practices and community. Small groups, committees, church boards, church leaders at all levels, and seminary professors will find this book valuable. This is a revised and updated version of the book, originally published in 1997. This new version inclused revised and updated material, as well as a new introduction by Charles Olsen.
Category: Religion

Heavenly City

Author : Denis Robert McNamara
ISBN : 1568545037
Genre : Architecture
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This visually stunning and carefully researched book encompasses some of the most significant Catholic churches of Chicago, addressing both their architectural and theological significance. Color photographs beautifully illustrate the insightful text. It is a book suitable for those interested in local history, architectural achievement, theological awareness, or those who simply desire to glory in the visual beauty of Chicago's historic churches.
Category: Architecture

The Infallibility Of The Church In Orthodox Theology

Author : Stylianos Hariankis
ISBN : 1920691987
Genre : Religion
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Although several Orthodox theologians have significantly enhanced the development of Ecclesiology in the twentieth century, the contribution of Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis, Primate of the greek Orthodox CHurch in Austrlia, remains, without doubt, a landmark in the history of that theological field today. Essentially the authors consideration of the Church is that it is the most intimate and graced communion not only of human persons but of the entire created cosmos bonded together in a wondrous relationship with the uncreated God. Unconfusedly and indivisibly united with God, the Church therefore enjoys and rightly proclaims the truth - ie it is infallible - for the world's salvation and the glorification of God. Ultimately his the author's theology of the Church's infallibility, ie it's truthfulness, is simply a donological affirmation of the genuine presence of God among his people and the world at large.
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Passage To Nirvana

Author : Lee Carlson
ISBN : 9780982688465
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On a beautiful spring day in 2002, Lee Carlson's life was transformed forever when he was hit by a careless, speeding driver. Father, husband, writer, son all that was about to change. Several days later he woke up in a hospital with a new identity: Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. Unfortunately he knew all about Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Just months before, his mother had fallen down a flight of basement stairs, crushing her brain and leaving her unable to walk, speak or feed herself. Passage to Nirvana tells the story of one person's descent into the hell of losing everything: family, home, health, even the ability to think and the slow climb back to a normal life. Told in a unique creative style brought on by the author's brain injury, combining short poems and essays in an interwoven, exuberant narrative, Passage to Nirvana recounts one person s struggle and ultimate joy at building a new life. The story takes the reader through Intensive Care Units, doctors offices and a profusion of therapy centers, eventually winding its way to sunlit oceans, quiet Zen meditation halls, white beaches, azure skies and a sailboat named Nirvana. Passage to Nirvana is a memoir, a treasury of Zen teachings and a sailor s yarn all rolled into one. Passage to Nirvana is an illustrative tale about finding a path to happiness after a traumatic life event, a book that will teach you about the Poetry of Living.
Category: Biography & Autobiography