11 Innovations in the Local Church

How Today's Leaders Can Learn, Discern and Move into the Future


Author: Elmer L. Towns,Ed Stetzer,Warren Bird

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441267387

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Join three seasoned church-ministry experts on an insider's tour of the most innovative churches today! Discover a dozen types of innovation, each with profiles of congregations that have implemented that innovation. This is more than a show-and-tell tour, however. Each chapter offers a solid take-away for church leaders on how to learn and apply the appropriate innovation profiled. The authors also offer scripturally based assessments of both the positive and negatives implications of implementing each innovation, providing guidance and wisdom. There are many ways to present the gospel, and this timely book will serve as a springboard for church leaders scratching their heads and asking themselves, "What should we do next?" By learning from a dozen different church types, church leaders can become more intentional about exploring new directions and reaching more of the world for Christ.

Government and Ministry in the Local Church


Author: Stephen Kaung

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 1680626760

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Leadership training messages for those whose hearts have a sense of responsibility in the church.

Beyond the Local Church

How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World


Author: Sam Metcalf

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830844368

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 892

God is raising up vibrant missional movements of Christians in a vast array of vocations: disciple-making ministries, missions, social activism and much more. Mission leader Sam Metcalf gives biblical and missiological foundations for these "parachurch" movements as strategic ways to live for the kingdom—in venues beyond the local church.

Christian Discipleship and the Local Church


Author: Steve Urick

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477286340

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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When a person becomes a Christian the ongoing work of discipleship continues. The intake of sound Bible doctrine into the soul is vital in order to grow spiritually strong and mature. This is where the crucial role of the local church comes in. Every believer needs to be taught by qualified leaders (evangelists, pastor-teachers, etc.) and be ministered to by various other gifted members of the body of Christ. Christian Discipleship and the Local Church gives basic knowledge to find a good church, discover one's spiritual gift/s, and advance in the Christian life. It also equips Christians with concise and easy to read material to use when doing the life-changing work of discipling others. It can even be used for church-planting or strengthening existing churches.

An Experiential View of Conflict in the Local Church

Focusing on Smaller and Medium-Sized Protestant Churches


Author: Cleon E. Spencer

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 1927360528

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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There are several other books on the topic of conflict in the local congregation. They all make their contribution towards solutions to this problem. However, this brief work zeros in on specific happenings, how they affected the congregation and/or the minister, and are then followed by a denouement of each case. This book also suggests that in many cases there are practical remedies that from experience can be shown to work. Also included in this writing there are some general suggestions on how to approach the overall problem of such conflict in any church in which it may occur. As stated in the book, people are people. And as long as there are people there will be problems. But informed and fair handling can nearly always bring remedy or improvement. Even declaring a type of conflict unresolvable, and one party or the other walking away from it, is an improvement over continuous quarreling. Names of people and places are not used out of respect for the privacy of all concerned. About the Author The author, Cleon Spencer, has had a varied experience with people, both within and outside the church. So with a people oriented mindset, he seeks, in this his third book, to bring his experiences to a unique focus on trouble spots that frequently exist in the administration area of a local church. Hopefully the author's descriptions of these troubles will help bring about understanding of them, which in turn will make the troubles more treatable. This being so, the local church thus treated, will be more likely to go on to become a successful congregation; which is the goal and purpose of the book. It is the author's sincere desire that this book will be effective in the above stated manner.

Preaching about Conflict in the Local Church


Author: William H. Willimon

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664240813

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Should the pulpit be used as a place to address issues of congressional conflict? After first examining the nature of conflict within human groups, William H. Willimon discusses how to prepare sermons on controversial subjects, suggesting ways to use the biblical text to examine divisive issues. He comments on the importance of style and delivery tone when dealing with difficult topics.

Understanding Homosexuality

Perspectives for the Local Church


Author: David N. Glesne

Publisher: Kirk House Publishers

ISBN: 9781886513952

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8465

This book is born out of the experience of one ministering in a congregational setting to the joys and sorrows of people struggling with a variety of life issues— including homosexual experiences. The author addresses the critical questions regarding homosexuality from within the setting of the local church and seeks answers that are consistent with Scriptures and historic Christianity.

The Local Church in the Light of Magisterium Theaching [i.e Teaching] Mission

A Case in Point : the Archdiocese of Semarang, Indonesia, 1940-1981


Author: Gregorius Budi Subanar

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876528965

Category: Religion

Page: 414

View: 7938

Reacting to the impact of World War I, Pope Benedict XV created a pastoral letter Maximum Illud (1919) to stimulate the creation of the local hieratichy on mission area. Afterward there appeared similar documents of various kind. Meanwhile, in the 1950s various local churches were accused of being agents of colonialism. Added to this problem, was a demand to realize aggiornamento of the Church after Vatican Coucil II.In such situations, policies of the native bishops were important to the development of the local Church.

The Local Church in a Global Era

Reflections for a New Century


Author: Max L. Stackhouse,Tim Dearborn,Scott Paeth

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802847102

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 2726

This important volume explores the implications of the emerging global society for the local church and its mission. Written by prominent scholars and missionaries, "The Local Church in a Global Era" examines the relation of Christian theology and ethics to global changes in the family, economics, technology, education, the media and other key spheres of life.

A Local Church Living for Dialogue

Muslim-Christian Relations in Mindanao-Sulu, Philippines : 1965-2000


Author: William Larousse

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876528798

Category: Religion

Page: 645

View: 1581

Interreligious dialogue is an essential dimension of mission. This study investigates interreligious dialogue as a dimension of mission in the Church in Mindanao-Sulu in the Philippines. However, the investigation is done with reference to the ecclesial communion with the Church in the Philippines.

The Principles of Leadership and Structure of the Local Church


Author: Joseph Dele Tunji

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467032069

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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THE PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND STRUCTURE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH The principle of leadership and the structure of the local church is a revelation on divine leadership and ways to establish the structure of the local church. The focus in this book is on the life of Nehemiah as a leader. He gave spiritual insight into godly leadership and methods to set the structure of the local church. Moreover, to discover the cause for the total breakdown of the gates and walls of Jerusalem, and ways by which Nehemiah resolved the problems. Some of the exciting topics in this book include: - THE LIFE OF NEHEMIAH - THE IMPORTANCE OF GODLY LEADERSHIP - THE PRAYER OF NEHEMIAH - THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH: INTERCESSION AND SUPPLICATION - THE STRUCTURE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH

Dramas with a Message

21 Reproducible Dramas for the Local Church


Author: Doug Fagerstrom

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825494727

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 7452

An exciting collection of twenty-one church-tested dramatic sketches that require only two to four characters, simple sets, and everyday costumes. Built-in performance and copying permission.

God's Missionary People

Rethinking the Purpose of the Local Church


Author: Charles E. Van Engen,Arthur Glasser

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801093112

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4125

A world-claiming theology of the church draws on ancient and modern thoughts. The author focuses on how the church can grow to become in reality "God's missionary people."

Guided by Grace

Servant Leadership for the Local Church


Author: Paul Chappell

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873983433

Category: Christian leadership

Page: 212

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