A Vital Ministry

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A Vital Ministry

Author : Caperon John
ISBN : 9780334052210
Genre : Religion
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John Caperon highlights the nature and significance of the distinctive ministry of school chaplains and seeks to raise the profile of this key ministry in the Church
Category: Religion

Vital Ministry Issues

Author : RoyCheck B. Zuck
ISBN : 9781725211803
Genre : Religion
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'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. 'Ministry'...the giving of service, care, or aid; the function of the Christian minister or pastor. 'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance. A dictionary can define the terms, but the real issues of ministry are faced each day by pastors, teachers, missionaries, and Christian leaders. 'Vital Ministry Issues' explores a wide range of concerns and conflicts in contemporary ministry, from the nature and responsibilities of the pastoral role to the organization and leadership of the local church. Some of the chapters included in this volume are: The World's Challenge to the Church by John R. W. Stott Priorities for the Local Church by Raymond C. Ortlund The Place of the Small Church in Today's World by Kenneth O. Gangel Court Involvement in Church Discipline by Jay A. Quine Everyone involved in ministry - from the pastor to the lay church leader to the church staff member - will appreciate the insights and focus of 'Vital Ministry Issues'.
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Author : Jorge Acevedo
ISBN : 9781426769856
Genre : Religion
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What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World, Jorge Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry. Focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission, Acevedo both inspires and coaches. He helps leaders of congregations act in their own contexts to develop behaviors essential to vitality, as identified by the recent study of 32,000 United Methodist congregations. The book includes brief summaries of learnings from the research and stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Approximately 15% of the 32,228 churches (4,961 churches) scored high in vitality based on the vitality index. What this means is that 15% of our churches have figured out some way to remain highly vital in spite of the fact that 85% have not. What this means is that we cannot assign all the blame for our congregational demise at the feet of the “institution” of the church. 4961 congregations have figured out ways to prevail in spite of our denominational condition. To me this is hopeful and promising! This book is my best attempt for us to learn from the 15% of United Methodist Churches that are vital, growing and prevailing. Jorge Acevedo
Category: Religion

Core Knowledge Vital To A Successful Ministry

Author : Karen Proctor
ISBN : 9781622302260
Genre : Religion
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2nd Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." In a simplistic manner this book teaches standard operational truths that are pertinent to the life of any ministry. If you have heard the voice of the Lord call you to start a ministry but do not know the basic truths that are central to your getting started, then this book is for you. Inside you will find subjects such as: - Prayer - Servant-Leader - Leadership Attributes - Leadership/ Follow-ship - You are empowered and equipped - Laying on of hands - The use of anointing oil - Ordination for Christian ministry - Music - Teamwork - Conflict Resolution - Financial Stewardship Anointed and appointed to teach and train leaders to fulfill the call of God on their lives. Karen Proctor is passionate about taking the gospel throughout the world and seeing lives transformed through the power of God as she travels to minster throughout the USA, internationally and her local church. Through her ministry countless lives have be transformed. Karen is a native Floridian, the mother of two daughters and one son, she is also a graduate of St. Thomas University in Miami, FL earning both a BA in Organizational Leadership and MPS in Executive Management.
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Toward The Better Country

Author : L. Gail Irwin
ISBN : 9781630872670
Genre : Religion
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At a time when pews are not as full as they used to be, many churches are struggling to stay open. But no matter how creative or hard-working, some congregations are unable to revitalize their ministry. Is it time to talk about closing your church? Are there any other options for your future? Toward the Better Country tells the stories of real congregations that have faced a significant downsizing, merger, or closure and found positive ways to move forward in ministry. While no local church is meant to live forever, congregations that have chosen to faithfully complete their ministry are finding hope in the new ventures born from passing on their spiritual and material legacies. Based on over thirty interviews with church leaders from various denominations, this practical resource offers guidance to lay leaders, clergy, and regional leaders as they deal with the grief and discernment process of struggling churches. Designed for group study, each chapter includes reflection questions for discussion. A listing of additional resources is also included.
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Becoming A Healthy Church

Author : Stephen A. Macchia
ISBN : 9780801065033
Genre : Religion
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A healthy church is possible. Here are ten traits to help you diagnose the state of your church and start it down the path to improvement.
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The Southern Spectator

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010634538
Genre : Australian periodicals
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Student Ministry For The 21st Century

Author : Bo Boshers
ISBN : 0310201225
Genre : Religion
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This essential book provides clear, proven, step-by-step instructions to help youth workers change their youth group into a dynamic student ministry, as well as establish strategic approaches to growth at each level or size of youth ministry.
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Children S Ministry

Author : Adam Hamilton
ISBN : 9781426734540
Genre : Religion
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The Abingdon-Church of the Resurrection Ministry Guides are the first choice for recruiting, motivating, and developing lay leadership for specialized ministries from A to Z—from adult ministries to ushering. Each inexpensive, 64-page Guide brings together Church of the Resurrection’s can-do attitude with Abingdon Press’s ministry of empowering church leaders. The result is a series that is user-friendly, encouraging, and most important, practical. The passion to help churches experience how many things they can do to encourage participation drives these Ministry Guides. Each Guide is concise, conversational, and current, full of ideas you’ll be able to implement immediately, with little or no budget. Recognizing that volunteers are busy people who work hard, the Guides will be the first place to turn when you’re new to a topic, to help you feel empowered, prepare quickly, and get up and running with confidence and creativity. You’ll find eye-catching icons and features that help you move directly to practical, fun, and effective solutions. Judy Comstock is the Director of Children’s Ministries at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
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Guidelines For Leading Your Congregation 2013 2016 Children S Ministries

Author : General Board Of Discipleship
ISBN : 9781426754722
Genre : Religion
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You have answered the call to serve as a minister to children. Calls come in a variety of ways, yet here you are. Whether your ministry touches three children in a small congregation, three hundred children in a large congregation, or the children who live in the community where you serve, you have been invited to gather dedicated adults and scripturally sound resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This booklet concentrates of the basics of ministry that help children grow in faith. It is the beginning point for organizing for ministry and is designed to help congregations use their own gifts to respond to God’s call to care for the children, on Sunday morning, through the week and for special events. This is one of the twenty-six Guidelines that cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more. To see a full list of Guidelines, search by typing keywords: “Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013-2016,” and click “search”.
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Postmodern Children S Ministry

Author : Ivy Beckwith
ISBN : 9780310863465
Genre : Religion
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This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.
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College Ministry From Scratch

Author : Chuck Bomar
ISBN : 9780310577423
Genre : Religion
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Out from Under: equipping kids for life out of the shelter of youth group This book dives into our youth ministries, helping youth workers think intentionally about developing a ministry that is geared toward helping prepare kids for what’s to come. This begins by helping them intentionally think through what it is kids will be facing and then helping them think through preparation for those times. This book dives into ministry philosophies that help or hinder this preparation.
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The Sunny Side Of Life

Author : George Landor Perin
ISBN : NYPL:33433068279474
Genre : Sermons, American
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Middle School Ministry

Author : Mark Oestreicher
ISBN : 9780310867401
Genre : Religion
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Many people run scared from the middle school youth room. But (thankfully!) there are people out there who are actually drawn to those young teens. Although often times they’re not equipped to deal with the unique challenges that middle school ministry presents, or they’re just not sure what to do when a room full of young teens (who are “part child, but not quite adult”) are running around the youth room. Finally, there’s a comprehensive guide to middle school ministry, from two veterans of this unchartered territory. Mark Oestreicher and Scott Rubin help youth workers understand the importance of middle school ministry, the development process for young teens and their implications for ministry, and how to best minister to these sometimes misunderstood students. They share their experiences (as middle school pastors and parents of middle schoolers), giving youth workers he encouragement, hope, and training they need to succeed in middle school ministry.
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It Works For Us

Author : Michael B. Brown
ISBN : 9781556735097
Genre : Religion
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The reason you have this manual in your hands is that you hope yours can become a growing congregation. The question is "How?" This study has been prepared by a minister whose church increased its membership from 790 to 1,200 plus and its worship attendance from 340 to 650 in five years. The study is designed to help you and your church develop a positive, practical, biblical-based answer to the question: "How can it happen to us?" Chapter titles include: - The approach - Prayer, power, Bible power and Small group dynamics - Christian education - Getting started Dr. Michael Brown, chairperson of the Commission on Evangelism and Church Growth for The United Methodist Church in western North Carolina, is pastor of one of the most rapidly growing United Methodist congregations in his state. He serves as a church growth/revitalization consultant through Growth Plus and The National Evangelistic Association.
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