The successful completion of a new facility or the remodeling of an existing facility can be a cause for celebration and relief. The process of getting the project done is sometimes not too pleasant. Most of the mistakes made are not new and are therefore avoidable. Knowledge of them is often sufficient to act as protection against them, for we rarely stumble over obstacles we see coming. For this reason, this book attempts to illuminate the path taken in the expansion of church facilities, so that the focus of the church can remain on its ministries and not on the building which houses them. Paperback, 2001. Size: 5.5 x 8.25. Apostolic Author.
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church Understanding a Movement & Its Implications. A perceptive evaluation of the new “emerging church” movement showing how we must have our vision and practice of ministry shaped by biblical theology with Scripture as the norm. The time has come for a mature assessment of the “emerging church” movement. D. A. Carson gives those who may be unfamiliar with it an introduction to the movement, but also includes a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement, while at the same time recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. Anyone interested in the future of the church in a rapidly changing world will find this an informative and stimulating read. Paperback, 256pgs.
Big Book of Job Descriptions for MinistryLarry Gilbert & Cindy Spear
When Church Growth Institute received calls from several churches asking for job descriptions, they began researching the topic and found that the majority of churches, no matter the size, did not have written job descriptions, yet they wanted them. This manual is the tool any church or organization can use to develop comprehensive job descriptions.
Biblical Principles to Develop Strong Leadership. Rev. Holland provides you with the biblical principles to develop strong leadership. You will be encouraged with these four subjects: Developing Ministry, Effective Ministry, Attitudes and Pitfalls, and Becoming Fruitful. Paperback, 122pgs. Apostolic Author.
Created primarily to assist smaller churches in growing beyond the invisible barrier, this set of three organizational manuals comes from years of trial and error with many victories and triumphs. Spiral Bound, 1997. Size: 8.5 x 11. Apostolic Author.
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If you’ve ever desired greater skill as an altar worker, then the Effective Altar Working curriculum is for you. As you work through this material, you’ll discover tools that will help to optimize your effectiveness as an altar worker and maximize your results. Can be taught in group settings or individually. Includes manual and workbook in one volume. Spiral Bound, 73pgs. Apostolic Author. Also available in Spanish, (Ministerio Efectivo en el Altar).
Addressing the vital subject of ministerial ethics with a fresh look, Terry R. Baughman compiles lessons and practical applications from the class on this subject at Christian Life College. Gayla Baughman joins in this project with her expertise in Christian social etiquette to produce this informative and insightful edition. It deals with the theoretical as well as the practical issues of proper conduct in the contemporary life of the ministry. Paperback, 247pgs. Apostolic Author.
How to Act in Church and have Better than Normal Church Services!! This book includes preparing for a church service, taking care of the building, and teaching children the importance of the sanctuary. Paperback, Apostolic Author.
Rev. Jeff Arnold has pastored The Pentecostals of Gainesville for twenty-one years. Under his leadership the church has grown from forty-two to currently over four hundred. His most oft heard statement from the pulpit is "I need five more minutes." Everyone knows that when Pastor Arnold wants just “Five More Minutes,” he’s really not quite done. Each week, under that title, Pastor Arnold writes an inspiring article for the Sunday Bulletin, and this book contains years worth of those articles for your inspiration, study, and discussion. Paperback, 249pgs. Apostolic Author.
If you are considering a building program of any kind, then you know the need for a person to give insight, direction, and experience to fulfill the dream of the pastor and the local church.
Paul Spite knows and understands that building for growth in a church can consume the time of a pastor, as well as others in the church. The goal of this volume is to arm you with the main weapon you need to win what can truly become a struggle. That weapon is knowledge. This manual is broken into sections that will roughly parallel the decision-making process of bringing a project from a dream to reality. You will gain confidence in your ability, and as you embark upon your building program journey, you can experience a truly rewarding experience. Spiral Bound, 90pgs. plus about 90 pages of forms.
Hell has been at war with the church for two thousand years without question, and yet so many in the Church have not been at war with the gates of Hell. Paperback, 134pgs. Apostolic Author.
Based on Scriptural teaching and the author's personal experiences, this book discusses principles for church growth. The discussion applies to churches of various sizes, from Home Missions efforts to large assemblies. The appendixes contain valuable information on organizing the local church. Paperback, 288pgs. Apostolic Author.
Sharla Bender believes in the power of hospitality. The deciding factor for returning visitors is often a direct result of the genuine warmth from the hostess. Creating or improving a hostess department is a must if you want visitors to return and become members of your local church. In today's world of colorful advertisement and demands for quick results, a pastor and his outreach team will greatly benefit through the initial personal contact between a hostess and a guest. This session instructs potential or returning trainees on how to make a good first impression of the church, how to obtain visitor information, how to keep returning visitors from falling through the cracks, and how to handle visitor inquiries. Live teaching session on DVD. Printable seminar notes on one CD. Apostolic Author.
If Everybody Here Were Just Like Me . . . offers the means and methods to become the kind of saint Jesus had in mind - part of a church that "the gates of hell" cannot prevail against. Paperback, 104pgs. Apostolic Author.
C.A.R.E Ministry. This small-group ministry handbook can transform the local church into a caring, evangelistic body of believers by using the Jesus Leadership Principle.
Spiral Bound, 115pgs.Apostolic Author.
This book details the normal cycles that church movements experience. By examining each phase, you can avoid the pitfalls that slow individual and church growth. Paperback, 120pgs. Apostolic Author.
De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all. Paperback, 208pgs.
In a new edition the authors reaffirm their blueprint for effective Christian witness.
The Master's Plan for Making Disciples contends that instead of using canned approaches to sharing the gospel, individual Christians should focus on disciple-making as a part of their lifestyle, sharing their faith naturally within their own network of friends and relatives. Paperback, 176pgs.
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