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Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - What does effective church leadership look like?In this conversational book, pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand “job description” for elders drawn from the Bible’s teaching on church leadership. Offering practical guidance for new elders and helping church members better understand and support their spiritual leaders, wisdom, this succinct volume will encourage elders to embrace their calling with grace, and clarity of vision.
Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - Yet the trend these days is one of shunning the practice of organized religion and showing a distaste or fear of commitment, especially of institutions. Jonathan leeman addresses these issues with a straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important. Why should you join a church?Becoming a member of a church is an important, and often neglected, part of the Christian life.
Giving the local church its proper due, Leeman has built a compelling case for committing to the local body.
Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations. But what does this command actually entail? what does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and practical examples to show how Christians can help one another become more like Christ every day.
The eighth volume in the 9marks: building healthy Churches series, this short book explains how discipling should function in the context of the local church, teaching pastors and church leaders how to cultivate a culture of edification and growth in their congregations.
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of GodIVP Books #ad - In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. If god is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.
With over 100, 000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. I.
The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - But when the gospel is allowed to exert its full power, a church becomes radiant with the glory of Christ. How does the church portray the beauty of Christ?The gospel is a theological message. But this message also creates human beauty―beautiful relationships in our churches, making the glory of Christ visible in the world today.
In this timely book, Pastor Ray Ortlund makes the case that gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. In too many of our churches, it is the beauty of a gospel culture that is the missing piece of the puzzle.
Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - Church discipline is essential to building a healthy church. So how exactly do we practice church discipline?jonathan Leeman helps us face the endless variety of circumstances and sins for which no scriptural case study exists, sins that don’t show up on any list and need a biblical framework to be corrected appropriately in love.
Here is a contemporary and concise how-to guide that provides a theological framework for understanding and implementing disciplinary measures in the local church, along with several examples of real-life situations and the corresponding responses.
The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the GospelCrossway #ad - Dever and alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church. Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.
Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today 9Marks: Building Healthy ChurchesCrossway #ad - What makes for good preaching?in this accessible volume―written for preachers and preachers in training―pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God’s Word. In addition to offering practical, step-by-step guidance for preachers, this short book will equip all of us to recognize good preaching when we hear it.
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes EverythingMatthias Media The Trellis and the Vine #ad - They dig back into the bible s view of christian ministry, and argue that a major mind-shift is required if we are to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, and see the vine flourish again. All christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine. And there is trellis work: creating and maintaining the physical and organizational structures and programs that support vine work and its growth.
There is vine work: the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ. What s the state of the trellis and the vine in your part of the world? has trellis work taken over, as it has a habit of doing? is the vine work being done by very few perhaps only the pastor and only on Sundays? And is the vine starting to wilt as a result? The image of the trellis and the vine raises all the fundamental questions of Christian ministry: * What is the vine for? * How does the vine grow? * How does the vine relate to my church? * What is vine work and what is trellis work, and how can we tell the difference? * What part do different people play in growing the vine? * How can we get more people involved in vine work? In The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer these urgent questions afresh.
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything #ad - The ministry mind-shift that changes Everything. This is the best book I've ever read on the nature of church ministry. Vine work is the Great Commission. Christians are to be disciple-making disciples.
What Is a Healthy Church? IX Marks 9 Marks of a Healthy ChurchCrossway Books #ad - What is an ideal church, how does it act differently, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. What is a healthy church? offers timeless truths and practical principles to help each of us fulfill our God-given roles in the body of Christ.
Dever then calls us to develop those characteristics in our own churches. Author mark dever seeks to help believers recognize the key characteristics of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, and a right understanding of the gospel. Christians are to be disciple-making disciples. By following the example of new testament authors and addressing church members from pastors to pew sitters, Dever challenges all believers to do their part in maintaining the local church.
What Is a Healthy Church? IX Marks 9 Marks of a Healthy Church #ad - The ministry mind-shift that changes Everything. This is the best book I've ever read on the nature of church ministry. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder any more.