HEARING GODS CALL WAYS OF DISCERNMENT FOR LAITY AND CLERGY

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Hearing God S Call

Author : Ben Campbell Johnson
ISBN : 0802839614
Genre : Religion
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"God is still calling believers today, just as He did in earlier times, and God's empowering call extends to clergy and laity alike. ... this book will help anyone seeking to hear God's call with greater clarity and act on it with greater conviction" -- BACK JACKET.
Category: Religion

The God Who Speaks

Author : Ben Campbell Johnson
ISBN : 0802827543
Genre : Religion
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As Christians we believe that God speaks -- that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we bhearb the voice of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for Godbs voice in daily life. Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about Godbs language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history -- Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Cvila, Henri Nouwen, and others. As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of bGodSpeech, b Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of bintensive listening, b a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnsonbs discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to Godbs voice. At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with bthe God who speaks.b
Category: Religion

Courage And Calling

Author : Gordon T. Smith
ISBN : 083087481X
Genre : Religion
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God has called you--first to himself, to know and follow him but also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call, to a defining purpose or mission in life, is often termed a vocation, from the Latin root meaning "calling." And while it has implications for your work or occupation, it also reaches wider. It includes your giftedness, your weakness, your life in community, what you do day to day. In this book, Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him. What is my calling? How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges? Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life? As I cope with competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced, ordered way of living? Where do I find the courage to follow God's call? Smith addresses these questions and many more, pointing the way in this book toward freedom--and toward emotional and spiritual maturity. If you long to hear and follow God's call to you, here is the book that can get you started.
Category: Religion

Where Have All The Men Gone

Author : Charlie Anderson
ISBN : 9781456840204
Genre : Religion
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I have found that there a so many issues that need to be addressed in the Church today. Not just in the Methodist church but in all Christian churches. I have realized that one need is to get Men back into church. Most congregations will have from 60% to 75% of Sunday service consisting of woman. We used to have congregations that were made up of at least half men. Why have they left and where did they go? I have tried to address this issue in this book. We have got to make church more friendly and comfortable for men. Many men feel that the Church has become feminine. Think about your church for a minute. What impression will a 25 year old construction worker have when he inters your church for the first time? Do the men in your church welcome first time men visitors? Are there activities in your church that this 25 year old construction worker can get involved in? There are many questions that need to be answered by us in our quest to regain the male presence that has become a missing part of our church today. I hope that this book will get some of you to try to answer these questions and start on the path to returning men back to Church. It will certainly make our churches stronger.
Category: Religion

Calling Clergy

Author : Elizabeth Rankin Geitz
ISBN : 0898695430
Genre : Religion
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The author has extensive experience as deployment officer in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. This book includes guidelines for preparation of parish profile and the work of the calling committee. The web-based appendix includes sample letters, questionnaire templates, a calendar wizard for meeting and itinerary planning, interviewing tips, and prayers and brief liturgies for use by committee members.
Category: Religion

Free And Faithful In Christ

Author : Bernhard Häring
ISBN : 0816402051
Genre : Christian ethics
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Category: Christian ethics

Marriage And Holy Orders

Author : Michael Amodei
ISBN : 1594710562
Genre : Education
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Marriage and Holy Orders is for high school students who will soon be embarking on a new stage in life which will initially include college and career planning but will naturally lead to vocational choices such as marriage, religious life, or priesthood. Two vocations that are conferred with their own sacraments--marriage and holy priesthood--are the focus of the text and are set in the context of a practical study of what it means to live the Christian and human vocation. Each chapter of the student text includes several regular features, including: - an opening Scripture quotation - Review questions and Journal/Discussion starters for each main section - Several relevant features that connect with the main material - Minds, Hearts, and Hands assignments that help the students connect the material to service, prayer, and further study - Vocabulary words highlighted in the text and defined in the margins - Ten application projects or assignments that students can choose to work on throughout the entire chapter A Teacher's Wraparound Edition is available as well as supplemental online resources at www.avemariapress.com
Category: Education