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  • Seek First The Kingdom Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    As Christians, we live busy and harried lives, most often because we are eager and earnest to join with God in His work in the world.

    In the confusion and sheer volume of opportunities and ideas vying for our attention, we must constantly return to the words of Jesus to find our focus and purpose, for the truths He spoke, when believed and applied, lead to our flourishing. Using parables and stories, Jesus spoke most often of the kingdom of God as what matters-the ways of the kingdom, the values of the kingdom, and the cultivation of the kingdom here on earth in light of its fulfillment in heaven. In other words, the kingdom of God defines who we are and what we do as Christians.

    Many Christians don’t have a working knowledge of the kingdom and their true citizenship in a way that affects their daily lives and decisions. Seek First the Kingdom cuts through the clutter of life with the words of Jesus, urging readers to stop, think, take notice, and reorient themselves solidly around the kingdom. Continue Reading Seek First The Kingdom Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • From Research To Teaching

    $20.00

    It’s a long way from the research carrel to the classroom.

    No matter your personality, your prior experience, or the specifics of your situation, the transition from graduate studies to teaching involves a set of challenges for which no one is ever fully prepared. In this practical guide Michael Kibbe, author of From Topic to Thesis, provides a helpful companion for the journey. With plenty of personal examples and tested advice, Kibbe covers preparation for teaching, best practices in the classroom, self-evaluation, and the discovery of your mission and method. He also reflects on the spiritual lives of professors, including social media practices, Sabbath, and relationships. From Research to Teaching is the concise, accessible resource every new and aspiring professor needs. Continue Reading From Research To Teaching

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  • Sensible Shoes Leaders Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.00

    Sensible Shoes is an unusual novel, blending a fictional story with nonfiction teaching elements.

    Some readers view it only as a story of four characters on a journey. Others say yes to a deeper level of reading, embracing the opportunity to take a sacred journey along with the characters, by opening themselves to the Spirit’s work and attending to God’s invitations. The Sensible Shoes Leader’s Guide offers two ways to invite readers into a deeper journey: first, there are resources here for a twelve-week small group experience through the Sensible Shoes Study Guide. Each week you’ll be provided with a few prayer prompts for your work as a leader, tips for facilitating the group, and behind-the-scenes information about the characters and their journeys that can be used as opening materials for your sessions. The second set of resources in this guide relates to leading a retreat based on Sensible Shoes. After years of creating and speaking at Sensible Shoes Retreats, spiritual director Sharon Brown offers here additional content to help you design the ideal space for your context as you gather people in longer sessions to experience this material. In addition to one-day, weekend, and online schedules, there are many creative ideas from leaders of groups who have used Sensible Shoes for retreats over the years. Sensible Shoes was written for the purpose of bringing God’s healing and spiritual transformation into the lives of readers traveling in community. Is there an invitation here for you to bring this message to your community? Also available: Sensible Shoes Leader Kit and Sensible Shoes Participant Kit, with everything you need for a small group or retreat experience. Continue Reading Sensible Shoes Leaders Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Hebrews For You

    $17.99

    Applied expository guide to Hebrews-a book that shows us how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    We are all tempted to drift away from Jesus, but in the book of Hebrews God gives us an anchor: a detailed understanding of how and why Jesus is better than anything else.

    Seminary professor Michael J. Kruger unpacks this rich book verse by verse. He explains the Old Testament background, gives plenty of application for our lives today, and shows us how Jesus is the fulfilment of all God’s work on earth. He encourages us to live by faith in Jesus-the only anchor for our souls.

    This expository guide can be read as a book; used as a devotional; and utilized in teaching and preaching. Continue Reading Hebrews For You

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  • Plurality Principle : How To Build And Maintain A Thriving Church Leadershi

    $17.99

    Building and Sustaining a Thriving Leadership Culture

    Foundational to a healthy church is a biblical model of church leadership. In the New Testament, church leadership is rarely a one-person endeavor-it is built around a plurality of elders working together, each bringing their own unique skills and gifts to the cause of shepherding the flock God has entrusted to them. There are many benefits to this model of leadership: being part of a team helps a church leader know his role, submit to authority, learn humility, and think about his gifts and position through the lens of what serves the church rather than his personal agenda. This argument in favor of elder plurality focuses both on how churches can build a healthy elder plurality and thrive as congregations once plurality is established. Continue Reading Plurality Principle : How To Build And Maintain A Thriving Church Leadershi

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  • Positive Psychology In Christian Perspective

    $45.00

    Originally the field of psychology had a threefold mission: to cure mental illness, yes, but also to find ways to make life fulfilling for all and to maximize talent. Over the last century, a focus on mental illness has often been prioritized over studies of health, to the point that many people assume psychologist is just another way of saying psychotherapist. This book is about one attempt to restore the discipline’s larger mission.

    Positive psychology attends to what philosophers call the good life. It is about fostering strength and living well–about how to do a good job at being human. Some of that will involve cheerful emotions, and some of it will not. There are vital roles to be played by archetypal challenges such as those involving self-control, guilt, and grit, and even the terror of death enters into positive psychology’s vision of human flourishing. Charles Hackney connects this still-new movement to foundational concepts in philosophy and Christian theology. He then explores topics such as subjective states, cognitive processes, and the roles of personality, relationships, and environment, also considering relevant practices in spheres from the workplace to the church and even the martial arts dojo. Hackney takes seriously the range of critiques positive psychology has faced as he frames a constructive future for Christian contributions to the field. Continue Reading Positive Psychology In Christian Perspective

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  • Flooded Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    Please, God, no more hard things.

    Most of us know what it’s like to whisper those words to God. Hard circumstances often stir something so destructive in a soul: doubt.

    Through this six-session study guide, Nicki Koziarz will lead you through the biblical account of Noah and help you uncover the five best decisions to make when life is hard and doubt is rising.

    This study guide is designed to accompany the book Flooded as well as the video teaching downloads. The guide may be used in group or individual study.

    Study guide and video teaching benefits include:

    *Gain a deeper understanding of the biblical account of Noah by studying the Scriptures in-depth.

    *Learn to memorize Scriptures to help deflect doubt in your life.

    *Answer reflection questions that will bring insight and wisdom to your own doubt-struggle.

    *Develop a daily Bible study habit that will help you walk with godly confidence into hard situations.

    It’s time to quiet the fear that God won’t come through by understanding the difference between biblical hope and wishful thinking. Flooded Study Guide and teaching videos will get you there one session at a time. Continue Reading Flooded Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Wild At Heart Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $42.99

    In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.

    In this provocative six-session video study, John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man’s confidence and-in some cases-his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue-because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Man
    2. The Wound
    3. A Battle to Fight
    4. An Adventure to Live
    5. A Beauty to Rescue
    6. A Band of Brothers

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Wild At Heart Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Wild At Heart Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.

    In this provocative six-session video study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man’s confidence and-in some cases-his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue-because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Man
    2. The Wound
    3. A Battle to Fight
    4. An Adventure to Live
    5. A Beauty to Rescue
    6. A Band of Brothers

    Designed for use with the Wild at Heart Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Wild At Heart Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Captivating Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $44.99

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

    And yet, how many women ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they ought to be, but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live, the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

    In this video Bible study, the message of Captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now, as the Hero of your story-to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Woman
    2. The Wound
    3. Healing the Wound
    4. Beauty to Unveil
    5. Loving a Man
    6. Warrior Princess

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Captivating Study Guide With DVD Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Captivating Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

    And yet, how many women ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.

    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they ought to be, but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live, the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

    In this video Bible study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), the message of Captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now, as the Hero of your story-to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

    Sessions include:
    1. The Heart of a Woman
    2. The Wound
    3. Healing the Wound
    4. Beauty to Unveil
    5. Loving a Man
    6. Warrior Princess

    Designed for use with the Captivating Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Captivating Study Guide Updated Edition (Student/Study Guide)

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  • 40 Days Through The Book Romans Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with (1) a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was written, (2) insights into key passages of Scripture, and (3) clear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives. Each study will be recorded in the author’s place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area.

    In 40 Days through the Book: Romans Study Guide (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado guides small-group members through Paul’s letter to the believers in the city of Rome, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers . . . and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Max’s teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to read the book of Romans on their own during the forty days they spend together in the study.

    Designed for use with the 40 Days Through the Book: Romans Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading 40 Days Through The Book Romans Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Starfish And The Spirit

    $24.99

    Leveraging the metaphor Ori popularized in his NYT best-selling book, The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman shows why the distributed structures of starfish organizations are uniquely fit to the church. They can function without a rigid central authority, and their regenerative abilities make them nimbler in reacting to external forces. Seeding starfish networks inside todays churches will prepare the church of tomorrow to be agile while still maintaining the necessary accountability to be effective.

    Rather than advocating the adoption of a starfish structure in place of the hierarchy of the spider, Brafman, along with pastors Lance Ford and Rob Wegner, emphasize the advantages of adapting the structure and order inherent in a spider organization toward a hybrid model–either a Spiderfish approach (leaning toward centralization) or a Starder approach (leaning toward decentralization).

    The Starfish and the Spirit is about creating a culture where church leaders view themselves as curators of a community on mission, not the source of certainty for every question and project. It is about creating a team of humble leaders in the middle of the church, not at the top–leaders who naturally reproduce multiple generations of leaders, from the middle out on mission. Imagine a church led by a team whose gifts and talents are completely unleashed, enabling everyone to show up and step up with all they really are. The joy and vigor coming from the collective strength, intelligence, and skill in the community of leaders not only brings greater potency but better yields for your ministry as well. What would it be like to see this kind of healthy leadership reproduced into the second, third, and fourth generation, on multiple strands? Continue Reading Starfish And The Spirit

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  • Enneagram Goes To Church

    $18.00

    If I had known the Enneagram earlier in my ministry, I would have been a much better pastor.

    When this thought came to Todd Wilson, he had already served as a pastor in several churches for the better part of fifteen years and was successfully leading a large, historic, and diverse congregation. He’d started out in ministry with a strong education in everything from biblical exegesis and homiletics to organizational development and Christian education. However, at its root, pastoral ministry is about shepherding, serving, leading, and loving people, and Todd realized that what he lacked was wisdom about how people work. He says, When it came to empathetically shepherding people and sensitively engaging their manifold personalities and diverse ways of seeing the world, I was an amateur. Whether you are on a church staff or leading a small group, you will find that the insights from the Enneagram that have helped many grow in self-awareness can be applied to life in our faith communities. The Enneagram can help us to become better teachers. It can influence how we develop worship and Christian education. And it can guide us in building and leading teams. It’s time to take the Enneagram to church–and to allow it to shape our life together. Continue Reading Enneagram Goes To Church

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  • Not Forsaken Leader Guide With Participant Helps

    $21.99

    Forsaken: Growing up Black, Male and Christian in the Hood encapsulates principles author Chris McNair gleaned from successfully working with at-risk African American boys in the inner city in over thirty years of ministry. This book teaches how youth workers can address social, emotional, physical and spiritual issues facing young black men in the city. It is about building a relational ministry among black youth, centered on instilling a sense of identity in Christ and provides a study curriculum to use with the young men themselves.

    The book with study sessions contains everything needed to begin to equip leaders and guide a group through the study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions. Continue Reading Not Forsaken Leader Guide With Participant Helps

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  • Indispensable Church : Powerful Ways To Flood Your Community With Love

    $16.99

    You have a passionate desire to take the church outside its four walls and make the love of Jesus practical, visible, and lived out in daily life. But how? How do you put into action what is stirring in your heart?

    Indispensable Church provides you and your church real-world, hands-on steps to create a revolution of service to your local community in the name of Christ. By exploring the life of Jesus and the strategic ways he modeled serving the people around him, pastor Chris Sonksen shows you how to put love into action in your neighborhood and your city. The step-by-step instructions, biblical challenges, and teaching resources will help you take love to the streets and make an impact right where you live. Continue Reading Indispensable Church : Powerful Ways To Flood Your Community With Love

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  • Complement Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $136.99

    Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through storytelling and real-life examples, Aaron and Jamie Ivey will dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage, instead offering a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, readers will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it, and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. The Iveys explain how marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.

    Just as complementary colors come together to make a more vibrant painting, so husband and wife bring strength, beauty, and dignity to a marriage relationship and together leverage their individual giftings on the unique mission God has for their family. Continue Reading Complement Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Complement Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through storytelling and real-life examples, Aaron and Jamie Ivey will dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage, instead offering a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, readers will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it, and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. The Iveys explain how marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.

    Just as complementary colors come together to make a more vibrant painting, so husband and wife bring strength, beauty, and dignity to a marriage relationship and together leverage their individual giftings on the unique mission God has for their family. Continue Reading Complement Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • 1 Corinthians Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Become a fool for Christ with 1 Corinthians.

    1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

    In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jamie Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own faith.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. Continue Reading 1 Corinthians Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • 1 Corinthians : Searching The Depths Of God

    $16.99

    Become a fool for Christ with 1 Corinthians.

    1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

    In 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God, Jamie Clark-Soles explores these topics and the awe inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own faith.

    Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Jamie Clark-Soles and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Continue Reading 1 Corinthians : Searching The Depths Of God

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  • What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right

    $14.99

    Ministry throws unexpected challenges at you. What if a little more training could help you navigate them successfully?

    Though church leaders take courses in preaching and Christian education, when do they learn about personal limitations and the benefits of intimate friendships? Or what about conflict resolution? Knowledge gaps like these are often the primary factors that lead to frustration and burnout.

    In What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right, Jimmy Dodd of PastorServe and Renaut van der Riet of Mosaic Church Winter Garden FL outline the six core competencies church leaders need to develop healthy, biblical, and sustainable leadership. Jimmy and Renaut address the critical lessons often missing from ministry training that all leaders need to successfully serve their congregations. Whether you’ve been in the pulpit for years or are just beginning your ministry education, every pastor can make sure they’re prepared for the real-world challenges of ministry. Continue Reading What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right

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  • Virtual Reality Church

    $15.99

    Is Virtual Reality a Biblical Reality?

    The invention of the printing press catalyzed Martin Luther’s reformation; radios and televisions delivered Billy Graham’s gospel proclamations to millions of households. Technological advancements have undoubtedly advanced kingdom work for centuries-but is the same true for the burgeoning technologies of today?

    As virtual reality becomes increasingly prominent throughout society, churches must assess how to respond thoughtfully and biblically. In Virtual Reality Church, theologians Darrell Bock and Jonathan Armstrong present a systematic reflection on how to faithfully apply virtual reality for ministry purposes. They examine the risks-like compromising the meaning of tangible worship-and opportunities-like safely reaching persecuted churches-of integrating revolutionary technologies into the Christian life. Learn to think critically, theologically, and pastorally about new technologies so that you can faithfully advance the gospel into the future. Continue Reading Virtual Reality Church

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  • Gospel Driven Ministry

    $22.99

    From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These shepherds are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God’s people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to the Bible?

    In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson begins by looking at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how an individual–and a church community–can best identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In each chapter, Wilson looks at one of the core practices of pastoral ministry, including:
    *Preaching Sermons
    *Developing a Vibrant Prayer Life
    *Caring and Counseling
    *Pastoring Married and Single
    *Gospel-Centered Leadership
    *Fighting Sin and Spiritual Warfare
    *Resolving Conflict
    *Passing on the Ministry to Others

    In addition, Wilson provides practical resources including theological insights on baptism and the Lord’s Supper, guidance for wedding and funeral sermons, outlines for leading elder and deacon meetings, tips for interviewing new pastors, questions to ask at ordination, and advice on knowing when and how to leave a pastor role. This is a comprehensive, practical guide to pastoral ministry that prepares new pastors and equips those currently serving for long-term, healthy ministry. Continue Reading Gospel Driven Ministry

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  • 2021 VBS Discovery On Adventure Island Super Starter Kit Plus Digital

    $224.99

    Cokesbury’s exciting 2021 VBS program invites everyone to explore the ways God’s great light shines in the world, and shows them how they can reflect that light in their own lives.

    From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from their Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God’s light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories. Continue Reading 2021 VBS Discovery On Adventure Island Super Starter Kit Plus Digital

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  • 2021 VBS Discovery On Adventure Island Super Starter Kit

    $189.99

    Cokesbury’s exciting 2021 VBS program invites everyone to explore the ways God’s great light shines in the world, and shows them how they can reflect that light in their own lives.

    From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from their Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God’s light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories. Continue Reading 2021 VBS Discovery On Adventure Island Super Starter Kit

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  • Comparison Girl Journaling Workbook (Workbook)

    $12.99

    A thoughtful, helpful workbook to delve even deeper into understanding the dangers of comparison

    An ideal companion for readers of Shannon Popkin’s Comparison Girl, this workbook, developed by Shannon herself, is designed to walk women through an even richer experience.

    Shannon takes the core message of each chapter in Comparison Girl and expands it here, helping readers not simply read but consider the real ways comparison has entered their lives and impacted their walk with God and those around them. Women will not only discover those hidden pockets of unexpected judgment, but will also learn how they can free themselves from the comparison trap.

    The workbook is appropriate for both group and individual Bible study, and includes journaling pages, coloring pages, personal Scripture studies, and extra notes from Shannon for daily blessings. Continue Reading Comparison Girl Journaling Workbook (Workbook)

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  • Biblical Worship : Theology For God’s Glory

    $42.99

    A biblical theology of worship spanning both the Old and New Testaments

    While many books on worship focus on contemporary trends, Biblical Worship plumbs every book of the Bible to uncover its teaching on worship and then applies these insights to our lives and churches today. A team of respected evangelical scholars unearths insights into a variety of issues surrounding worship, including:
    *The Old Testament concept of worship
    *Worship before the Exodus
    *Worship in the Old Testament feasts and celebrations
    *Worship in the Psalms of Lament and Thanksgiving
    *The New Testament concept of worship
    *Worship in the Gospels
    *Worship in Acts
    *Worship in the Pastoral Epistles, and much more.

    Pastors, worship leaders, instructors, and anyone who wants to grow in their knowledge of the Bible’s full teaching on worship and how it applies today will benefit from this volume, part of the Biblical Theology for the Church series. Continue Reading Biblical Worship : Theology For God’s Glory

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  • How To Prepare Your Church For New Christians (Revised)

    $8.99

    Updated in 2020, this booklet will help you find practical tips and strategies to prepare your church for new Christians and how to equip new believers.

    Is your church ready to care for new followers of Jesus Christ? Let’s consider some important questions: Is your church a place of love and acceptance? Is your church engaging in long-term training and discipleship of those who come to Christ? This booklet will help you find practical tips and strategies to answer these questions. Glean from the experience of thousands of churches that have successfully participated in Crusade evangelism sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Continue Reading How To Prepare Your Church For New Christians (Revised)

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  • Tested And Approved Mentor Playbook

    $13.99

    Your best days in ministry are ahead of you. Invest in yourself.

    God has called you. You might be tired, discouraged, and disappointed. Or you may be brand-new to ministry and want to keep on the right track to be effective. In this book by Tom Lane, you’ll learn how to start, stay, and finish strong.

    This companion guide to the book Tested and Approved: 21 Lessons for Life and Ministry
    *Leads you on a personal journey of self-examination
    *Includes additional insights and illustrations
    *Guides you into an intimate conversation with God
    *Can be used individually, with an accountability group, or with a mentor

    Learn to enjoy a healthy, balanced life in ministry. Respect the platform you’ve been given as you partner with God’s purposes. Continue Reading Tested And Approved Mentor Playbook

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  • Courage Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples.

    In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

    The Leader Guide includes session outline for each group meeting with Scripture, prayer, opening activity, discussion questions, activity, and ending call to action. Continue Reading Courage Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Courage : Jesus And The Call To Brave Faith

    $16.99

    Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples.

    In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

    Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Tom Berlin and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Continue Reading Courage : Jesus And The Call To Brave Faith

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  • Jesus Revolution Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $125.00

    Jesus Revolution Leader Kit includes a Bible Study Book, the book on which the study is based, and two DVDs with 15- to 20-minute video teaching sessions. The Kit also includes codes for access to digital video downloads and additional resources through Wordsearch Bible.

    Throughout history, many cultures have experienced various spiritual awakenings. These eras are often short-lived, but the people who experienced them are transformed forever. That’s what happened to Greg Laurie during the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early ’70s. He entered these years as a drug-using hippie and exited as a new believer eager to see others come to know Christ, a quest he continues to this day.

    The Jesus Revolution Bible study draws important parallels between the cultural atmosphere of that period and our own time of spiritual apathy and outright hostility. Group participants will discover a forgotten part of recent American history and, along with it, a reason to believe that God is not finished with today’s generation and the next great American revival may be on its way. Continue Reading Jesus Revolution Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Jesus Revolution Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.00

    Jesus Revolution Bible Study Book includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, How to Use This Study, a leader guide, and tips for leading a group.

    Throughout history, many cultures have experienced various spiritual awakenings. These eras are often short-lived, but the people who experienced them are transformed forever. That’s what happened to Greg Laurie during the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early ’70s. He entered these years as a drug-using hippie and exited as a new believer eager to see others come to know Christ, a quest he continues to this day.

    The Jesus Revolution Bible study draws important parallels between the cultural atmosphere of that period and our own time of spiritual apathy and outright hostility. Group participants will discover a forgotten part of recent American history and, along with it, a reason to believe that God is not finished with today’s generation and the next great American revival may be on its way. Continue Reading Jesus Revolution Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $21.00

    The Forged: Faith Refined, Volume 7: Thrive Leader Guide features 13 easy-to-use, low-tech sessions without media. Preteens and leaders will have discussions on who the Holy Spirit is, how to discover and use their spiritual gifts, how to pray, and more as they learn to thrive as followers of Jesus. Purchase one for each leader.
    Continue Reading Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Preteen Discipleship Guide

    $12.50

    The Forged: Faith Refined, Volume 7: Thrive Preteen Discipleship Guide includes pages for use during each session, daily devotion, journal pages, and parent pages. Preteens and leaders will have discussions on who the Holy Spirit is, how to discover and use their spiritual gifts, how to pray, and more as they learn to thrive as followers of Jesus. Purchase one for each preteen in the group. Continue Reading Forged Faith Refined Volume 7 Preteen Discipleship Guide

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  • Top 50 Bible Stories About Jesus For Elementary

    $24.99

    These Top 50 Bible Stories about Jesus for Elementary have everything you need to teach children ages five to ten for a whole year! It’s filled with great Bible stories; step-by-step, easy-to-use instructions; fun activities; and TONS of reproducible pages. These lessons have the tools you need to reach elementary children with Bible stories about God’s Son, Jesus.

    The book is split into three sections (Jesus’ Birth and Childhood; Jesus’ Life and Ministy; and Jesus’ Last Days, Death, and Resurrection), with each chapter focusing on a specific Bible passage about Jesus.

    Each chapter includes:

    *Bible Story
    *Memory Verse
    *Big Idea (main takeaway point)
    *Overview (suggested script for teachers)
    *Discussion Questions
    *Instructions and Materials List (for crafts, games, puzzles, and snacks depending on the chapter)
    *Take-Home Paper

    The Top 50 series aims to create the top resources for children’s ministries. Some are created from top authors and teachers in children’s ministries. Others combine some of our best lessons from favorite RoseKidz products (previously Rainbow Publishers) into a new, updated format. Enjoy the quick and easy-to-use reproducible resources packed with lessons, activities, and crafts. Includes top lessons every child should know that are volunteer and child-friendly! Continue Reading Top 50 Bible Stories About Jesus For Elementary

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  • Disability And The Church

    $18.00

    Pastor Lamar Hardwick was thirty-six years old when he found out he was on the autism spectrum. This revelation prompted him to reconsider the church’s responsibilities to the disabled community. Insisting that the good news of Jesus affirms God’s image in all people, Hardwick offers practical steps and strategies to build stronger, truly inclusive communities of faith.

    Lamar Hardwick was thirty-six years old when he found out he was on the autism spectrum. While this revelation helped him understand and process his own experience, it also prompted a difficult re-evaluation of who he was as a person. And as a pastor, it started him on a new path of considering the way disabled people are treated in the church. Disability and the Church is a practical and theological reconsideration of the church’s responsibilities to the disabled community. Too often disabled persons are pushed away from the church or made to feel unwelcome in any number of ways. As Hardwick writes, This should not be. He insists that the good news of Jesus affirms God’s image in all people, and he offers practical steps and strategies to build stronger, truly inclusive communities of faith. Continue Reading Disability And The Church

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  • Navigating The Future

    $19.99

    Traditioned innovation is a habit of being and living that cultivates a certain kind of moral imagination shaped by storytelling and expressed in creative, transformational action. Moral imagination is about character, which depends on ongoing formation that takes place in friendships and communities that embody traditions and that are sustained by institutions.

    There is no quick-fix or set of techniques that will create a mindset of traditioned innovation. But we do believe that you can learn to cultivate it by:
    *Becoming immersed in an imaginative engagement with the story of God told through Scripture

    *Learning from exemplary institutions, communities, and people practicing traditioned innovation.

    *Discovering new skills for integrating character formation and dense networks of friendships, communities and institutions into your leadership and life.

    Navigating the Future will explore stories and tips for cultivating traditioned innovation that will stimulate your thinking and inspire your imagination for more faithful and fruitful living along with the cultivation of more vibrant, life-giving institutions. Continue Reading Navigating The Future

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  • Elijah Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $23.75

    Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated, highlight moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

    And Elijah-calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

    Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory-months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

    This 7-session Bible study, on one of the premier ancient prophets, is your invitation to surrender to that process.

    Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

    Join author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on a journey through the life and times of Elijah. Discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. Continue Reading Elijah Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Hebrews : A Commentary For Biblical Preaching And Teaching

    $36.99

    Kerux Commentaries enable pastors and teachers to understand and effectively present the main message in a biblical text.

    Each volume uniquely combines the insights of an experienced Bible exegete (trained in interpretation) and a homiletician (trained in preaching). These two authors work together to explain the essential message for the original listeners or readers, unpack its timeless truth, and then provide a contemporary restatement and communication insights for the key biblical concept. Every book is a resource designed and written with the real needs of the pastor and teacher always in sight, providing many ways to creatively express the principal thought in a biblical passage.

    Based on the Big Idea preaching model, Kerux enhances the reader’s ability to deliver a message that is biblical, cohesive, and dynamic. Continue Reading Hebrews : A Commentary For Biblical Preaching And Teaching

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  • New Testament Challenge Leaders Kit

    $47.99

    The New Testament Challenge is designed to help small-group members explore the books of the New Testament in a fresh and new way. This Leader’s Kit (which includes a video study, study journal, and New Testament) will help participants learn how the story of God restoring his original creation-which was begun in the Old Testament-reached its crowning moment with the birth of Messiah into the world. Through Jesus’ birth, he answered the question once and for all of who God is and what he is like. Through Jesus’ teaching, he revealed the deepest meaning of the laws and institutions that God gave to the people of Israel. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, he introduced the life of the age to come into the present age. Group members will also discover how the followers of Jesus formed a new community and invited people from all over the world to join them, and how the Bible looks ahead to the day when Christ will return to renew all of creation and establish God’s justice and peace on the earth.

    Sessions include:
    1. Luke-Acts (10:00)
    2. Luke-Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians (10:00)
    3. 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans (10:00)
    4. Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy (10:00)
    5. Matthew (10:00)
    6. Hebrews, James, Mark (10:00)
    7. 1-2 Peter, Jude, John (10:00)
    8. 1-3 John, Revelation (10:00) Continue Reading New Testament Challenge Leaders Kit

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  • New Testament Challenge Study Journal (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    The New Testament Challenge is designed to help small-group members explore the books of the New Testament in a fresh and new way. In this Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), participants will learn how the story of God restoring his original creation-which was begun in the Old Testament-reached its crowning moment with the birth of Messiah into the world. Through Jesus’ birth, he answered the question once and for all of who God is and what he is like. Through Jesus’ teaching, he revealed the deepest meaning of the laws and institutions that God gave to the people of Israel. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, he introduced the life of the age to come into the present age. Group members will also discover how the followers of Jesus formed a new community and invited people from all over the world to join them, and how the Bible looks ahead to the day when Christ will return to renew all of creation and establish God’s justice and peace on the earth.

    Sessions include:

    1. Luke-Acts
    2. Luke-Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians
    3. 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans
    4. Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy
    5. Matthew
    6. Hebrews, James, Mark
    7. 1-2 Peter, Jude, John
    8. 1-3 John, Revelation Continue Reading New Testament Challenge Study Journal (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal

    $16.99

    Verse Mapping changed the way author and Bible study teacher Kristy Cambron forever read and studied the Bible. Along with the Verse Mapping Bible Study Series, where Kristy teaches verse mapping technique through books of the Bible, the Verse Mapping Journal opens the door to an all new way to study and read Scripture on your own, following your own inspired study path.

    With Verse Mapping 101 instruction, 50 blank maps, suggested verses to map with Topical Map Journeys, and a Destination Tracking chart to see where your maps have taken you and the revelations Scripture has provided over the course of your journaling expedition, the Verse Mapping Journal offers both biblical study technique and the freedom to hear from the Holy Spirit in your study time like no other Bible study tool available. Continue Reading Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal

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  • Elijah Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $208.50

    Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated, highlight moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

    And Elijah-calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

    Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory-months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

    This 7-session Bible study, on one of the premier ancient prophets, is your invitation to surrender to that process.

    Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

    Join author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on a journey through the life and times of Elijah. Discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. Continue Reading Elijah Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Congregation In A Secular Age

    $26.99

    Churches often realize they need to change. But if they’re not careful, the way they change can hurt more than help.

    In this culmination of his well-received Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, leading practical theologian Andrew Root offers a new paradigm for understanding the congregation in contemporary ministry. He articulates why it is so hard for congregations to change and encourages an approach that doesn’t fall into the negative traps of our secular age.

    Living in late modernity means our lives are constantly accelerated, and calls for change in the church often support this call to speed up. Root asserts that the recent push toward innovation in churches has led to an acceleration of congregational life that strips the sacred out of time. Many congregations are simply unable to keep up, which leads to burnout and depression. When things move too fast, we feel alienated from life and the voice of a living God.

    This book calls congregations to reimagine what change is and how to live into this future, helping them move from relevance to resonance. Continue Reading Congregation In A Secular Age

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  • Recovering Biblical Manhood And Womanhood

    $39.99

    A Guide to Navigate Evangelical Feminism

    In a society where gender roles are a hot-button topic, the church is not immune to the controversy. In fact, the church has wrestled with varying degrees of evangelical feminism for decades. As evangelical feminism has crept into the church, time-trusted resources like Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood help remind Christians of what the Bible has to say.

    In this new edition of the award-winning best seller, more than 20 influential men and women such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, and Elisabeth Elliot offer thought-provoking essays responding to the challenge egalitarianism poses to life in the church and in the home. Covering topics like role distinctions in the church, how biblical manhood and womanhood should work out in practice, and women in the history of the church, this helpful resource will help readers learn to orient their beliefs with God’s unchanging word in an ever-changing culture. Continue Reading Recovering Biblical Manhood And Womanhood

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  • Rest In The Storm 20th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

    $19.99

    A best-seller among seminarians and seasoned leaders alike, this 20th anniversary edition offers updated and expanded content for readers familiar with the original as well as those new to the work. In both modest and substantial additions throughout, the expanded edition also features a new Author’s Introduction, two fresh chapters on Cultivating Meaningful Friendships and Unleashing Dynamic Creativity, and two original sermons, Living at a Sacred Pace and Stopping, Stepping Back, and Stepping Up Stronger! Continue Reading Rest In The Storm 20th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

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  • Radiant Church : Restoring The Credibility Of Our Witness

    $17.00

    Something is not right. The witness of the church in North America is eroding.

    Many Christians are alarmed by the decline in church attendance and seek a culprit. Too often, we point the finger away from the church, make culture the enemy, and build walls between us and others. But our antagonism and enemy-making are toxins that further eat away at our witness. Is there a better way? Tara Beth Leach could easily be one of those millennials giving up on the church. Instead, she is a pastor who loves the church and is paradoxically hopeful for its future. In an era where the church has lost much of its credibility, Leach casts a radiant vision for Christians to rediscover a robust, attractive witness. We need to name the toxic soil we’ve grown in, repent for past wrongs, and lean into a better way to become the church that Jesus proclaimed we would be. Leach casts down idolatrous false images of God to recover a winsome picture of a kingdom of abundance and goodness. We can be sustained by practices that will tune our hearts to God’s and form us into the radiant communities God intends for us and those around us. Continue Reading Radiant Church : Restoring The Credibility Of Our Witness

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  • How To Worship A King Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    As priests, our purpose is to minister to God through worship and then carry His light and glory to a dark, hurting world. This is the most extraordinary privilege ever extended to flesh and blood. So why do many believers miss out on the joy and transformation that come from stepping into their priestly roles?

    Pastor Zach Neese shares powerful biblical truths and practical encouragement to help believers deepen their understanding of and passion for worship. He also offers time-tested wisdom for pastors and worship pastors. Continue Reading How To Worship A King Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Sons Not Servants Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    One of the most powerful parables Jesus told is about the prodigal son in Luke 15. This young man made many mistakes and felt unworthy of an intimate relationship with his father. Believers today often think that their mistakes disqualify them from being children of God, but our heavenly Father does not see it that way.

    God gives every believer a robe of righteousness, a ring of authority, and shoes of sonship, which reflect the glorious truth of our relationship with Him.

    In this three-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris teaches:
    *What it means to live righteously as God’s children
    *How we have authority over the enemy’s schemes
    *Why our relationship with God is by grace, not what we do Continue Reading Sons Not Servants Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • God Is Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    It’s important to have a healthy view of God–one that is based not on your feelings or opinions. Your beliefs about God influence how you live, how you view yourself and others, and even how you respond to life’s trials. Your understanding about God also affects your relationship with Him and should be based on the truth of the Bible.

    In this five-part study designed for group experience or individual reflection, Pastor Robert Morris offers a fresh perspective on God the Father’s character and heart. You will be encouraged as you learn:
    *How believing in the goodness of God helps you enjoy life
    *How God is fully merciful and fully just at the same time
    *How God is faithful and worthy of your trust
    *How God’s grace is unmerited, unearned, and unlimited
    *How God wants to partner with you in His plan for your life

    Your heavenly Father never changes. He loves you more than you’ll ever know! Continue Reading God Is Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • 3 Steps To Victory Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    Do you struggle spiritually, physically, professionally, or in your closest relationships? We all want success in every area of life. Here is the good news: if you are a follower of Jesus, He has already given you a way to overcome these struggles.

    In this three-part study designed for individual reflection or group experience, Pastor Robert Morris shares how to achieve personal victory. He explains the importance of:
    *Aligning your words and thoughts with God’s Word
    *Allowing the Bible to transform your mind, will, and emotions
    *Experiencing God’s presence and power with other believers

    This study will challenge you, inspire you, and give you the practical steps to become more than a conqueror! Continue Reading 3 Steps To Victory Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Freedom Starts Today

    $16.99

    Every church is filled with people who are struggling–often secretly–with addictions of all kinds. Porn, pills, food, money, alcohol, social media, body image, status, sex, anxiety–the list goes on and on. John Elmore is no stranger to addiction. Fifteen years ago, he put a loaded shotgun to his head and later had three doctors tell him he was going to die of alcoholism. More than 15 sober years later, he leads the world’s largest weekly recovery gathering, re:generation, where people journey toward healing in Christ.

    In Freedom Starts Today, he makes a huge promise to the addicted: you can be free from your struggle, and much sooner than you may think. Through easily digestible readings grounded in Scripture and the practice of daily surrender, Elmore shows you how to break the cycle of addiction, make war against sin, and find your identity in who you are and not the shame of what you have done–one day at a time.

    Leave behind struggles, addiction, and shame as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the love, mercy, and forgiveness of the God who is not only by your side but on your side. Continue Reading Freedom Starts Today

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  • 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry

    $23.99

    A veteran pastor answers the questions that today’s pastors are asking

    In 40 Questions about Pastoral Ministry, veteran pastor Phil Newton provides trustworthy answers to 40 of the most common and pressing questions relating to the life and work of the pastor. Covering five major categories-such as development, practices, and preaching-Newton equips pastors to successfully handle everyday duties and challenges, including:
    *Remaining spiritually healthy
    *Strengthening your marriage
    *Dealing with discouragement
    *Avoiding pitfalls
    *Leading elders’ meetings
    *Mentoring future leaders
    *Preaching through books of the Bible
    *Conducting marriages and funerals
    *Practicing church discipline
    *Leading change and revitalization, and much more

    Basing his answers on Scripture, theological reflection, and personal experience, Newton serves as a mentor and guide for pastors at every stage of ministry. The questions and answers are self-contained, and topics of interest can be easily located. Pastors will want to consult this volume often for authoritative advice on all aspects of pastoral ministry. Continue Reading 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry

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  • Engaging Generation Z

    $17.99

    A holistic approach to reaching Generation Z in your local church

    To disciple the youth in our student ministries today, we have to understand the unique characteristics of Generation Z, and apply lessons learned from recent decades of youth ministry. Pastor and professor Timothy McKnight brings a wealth of new insights, resources, and guidance for reaching today’s adolescents.

    Following an overview of the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of Generation Z, McKnight provides youth pastors and volunteers with a complete plan for discipling adolescents through the local church. This includes practical advice on topics such as:
    *Engaging parents in youth ministry
    *Holistically guiding students in their beliefs, behavior, and affections
    *Equipping adult leaders who can serve as role models
    *Working with pastors, staff, and church leaders
    *Helping parents develop rites of passage for their children as they move into adulthood
    *Raising expectations for adolescents to encourage them to grow toward maturity

    Based on years of personal experience and practice, Engaging Generation Z provides everything youth ministers need to equip, grow, and encourage today’s generation of young people to follow Christ, and to take their student ministry to the next level. Continue Reading Engaging Generation Z

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  • What Comes Next

    $15.99

    What if, instead of keeping up with change, you could get ahead of it?

    Our mission as Christians was the same yesterday as it is today and will be tomorrow. The world, however, is changing faster than ever before, and keeping up feels impossible. The realities of human life–from how we develop relationships to how we use technology to have impact –therefore change rapidly too. It’s critical that Christian leaders take this into consideration as they plan for their organizations’ future.

    In What Comes Next?, strategists and innovation experts Nick Skytland and Ali Llewellyn use the eight elements of their Futures Framework to teach us how to help shape the future, be visionary, and grow our businesses and ministries. This futures-thinking process is a proven solution for executives, entrepreneurs, pastors, and anyone in between who struggles to respond to an ever-changing world. Continue Reading What Comes Next

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  • Revelation Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $44.99

    Have you ever heard someone say they are afraid of the book of Revelation? Or perhaps without knowing, simply described the book in a negative or challenging way? Nothing could be more incorrect as the entire book is a descriptive and poignant expression of what John was blessed to see that each of us longs to know-a place, an end, an eternity that is promised and is the very definition of hope, extravagant hope.

    As a part of the Beautiful Word Bible Study Series, Bible teacher and author Margaret Feinberg digs into the book of Revelation and the letters to the churches found there. She takes complex and sometimes illusive content and leads us on a journey where we come to realize everything we have hoped for is there, on the pages, waiting for us. Margaret connects beautiful words to this final book of the Bible inspiring women to forever be reminded of the one thing we all long for-extravagant hope.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Revelation Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Jesus In Me Study Guide With DVD

    $44.99

    What do you really know about the Holy Spirit? Do you find yourself least confident with or perhaps a bit intimidated by Him? Have you wondered if the Holy Spirit is reserved for the super-spiritual only?

    Long time, respected, and revered evangelist and Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz draws on her own experiences of getting to know the Holy Spirit over years of courting and questioning, asking and listening. In this eight-session video Bible study, Anne shares how to develop an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit drawing on her rich biblical knowledge, and even more so, on her personal journey with Him. Learn why the Holy Spirit is not an optional extra in the Christian life, but a divine necessity through seven simple yet profound key aspects of His nature, purpose, character, power, prayers, position, and purity as well as the priority He deserves in your life.

    The Holy Spirit is the closest any of us will come to knowing God and He is waiting for each of us to claim Him as Jesus in Me.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Jesus In Me Study Guide With DVD

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  • Color Of Compromise Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $14.99

    In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. Filled with powerful stories and examples of American Christianity’s racial past, Tisby’s historical narrative highlights the obvious ways people of faith have actively worked against racial justice, as well as the complicit silence of racial moderates. The Color of Compromise Study Guide, used together with The Color of Compromise Video Study, unpacks the content of the video study for an in-depth diagnosis of a racially divided American church, suggesting ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people. Continue Reading Color Of Compromise Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Wesley Prayer Challenge Participant Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    The Wesley Covenant Prayer has been used in Methodist services around the world on the first Sunday of the year since John Wesley introduced it in 1755. Wesley expected that people would pray this prayer as a way of remembering, renewing, and surrendering themselves in complete trust to God. When we pray it, we are to remember what living like Jesus looks like and what loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind and loving our neighbor as ourselves requires of us.

    In The Wesley Prayer Challenge, author Chris Folmsbee invites readers to consider words from the Wesley Covenant Prayer each day for three weeks while reflecting on their meaning in the context of the larger piece.

    Each day’s reading will include scripture, prayer, and a challenge for daily life.

    Additional components for a three-week study include a comprehensive leader guide and a DVD featuring author Chris Folmsbee, and a youth study guide. Continue Reading Wesley Prayer Challenge Participant Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $42.99

    In this six-session video Bible study, Andy Stanley gives you five key questions to ask when you have a decision to make and you’re not sure what to do. We never know what or who hangs in the balance of the decisions we make. But what we do know is this: private decisions have public implications. Your private decisions probably won’t stay private, and personal decisions will impact some other persons.

    These five simple questions will empower you to:

    *Make better decisions with fewer regrets
    *Pause when feeling tension over a decision
    *Take the long view
    *Look for the wise option
    *Focus on the relational impact of decisions

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Words Of Life Childrens Leader Guide

    $18.99

    Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of thou-shalt-nots found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.

    In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving thou shalt. He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one’s life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace.

    The Children’s Leader Guide contains session plans for younger and older children (grades K-2 and 3-6) including games, activities, craft ideas, and reproducible handouts. Continue Reading Words Of Life Childrens Leader Guide

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  • Words Of Life Youth Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of thou-shalt-nots found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.

    In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving thou shalt. He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one’s life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace.

    This Youth Study Book takes the ideas presented in Adam Hamilton’s book and interprets them for young people grades 6-12. Continue Reading Words Of Life Youth Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • 7 Words Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Examine the last seven words of Christ on the cross this Lent.

    While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. It’s from the cross that Jesus’ full humanity draws us closest to him. It’s from the cross, as Jesus breathes his last breath and speaks his last words, that his deep trust in the Father and his divine glory are revealed. Those who listen to Jesus’ last words from the cross will discover what he most wants them (the world) to hear and will experience an intimate and divine awe only available to those who are willing to draw near his cross.

    In Seven Words, Susan Robb looks at the seven last words of Christ on the cross through a lens that finds life and hope in his final sayings, while exploring each from a biblical and historical perspective. The book brings a hopeful and contemplative take on the cross during the weeks of Lent. Continue Reading 7 Words Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • 7 Words : Listening To Christ From The Cross

    $16.99

    Examine the last seven words of Christ on the cross this Lent.

    While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. It’s from the cross that Jesus’ full humanity draws us closest to him. It’s from the cross, as Jesus breathes his last breath and speaks his last words, that his deep trust in the Father and his divine glory are revealed. Those who listen to Jesus’ last words from the cross will discover what he most wants them (the world) to hear and will experience an intimate and divine awe only available to those who are willing to draw near his cross.

    In Seven Words, Susan Robb looks at the seven last words of Christ on the cross through a lens that finds life and hope in his final sayings, while exploring each from a biblical and historical perspective. The book brings a hopeful and contemplative take on the cross during the weeks of Lent. Continue Reading 7 Words : Listening To Christ From The Cross

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  • Wesley Prayer Challenge Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    The Wesley Covenant Prayer has been used in Methodist services around the world on the first Sunday of the year since John Wesley introduced it in 1755. Wesley expected that people would pray this prayer as a way of remembering, renewing, and surrendering themselves in complete trust to God. When we pray it, we are to remember what living like Jesus looks like and what loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind and loving our neighbor as ourselves requires of us.

    In The Wesley Prayer Challenge, author Chris Folmsbee invites readers to consider words from the Wesley Covenant Prayer each day for three weeks while reflecting on their meaning in the context of the larger piece.

    Each day’s reading will include scripture, prayer, and a challenge for daily life.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the 21-day challenge including session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. Continue Reading Wesley Prayer Challenge Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Top 50 Bible Lessons With Gods Amazing Animals

    $24.99

    Top 50 Bible Lessons with God’s Amazing Animals is another book in the beloved Top 50 series that uses children’s interest in animals to teach them about God. As we all know, children love animals!

    This collection of Bible lessons covers the Creation story, the Old Testament prophets, the Psalms, and the Gospels. It also focuses on the qualities and behaviors of animals as well as animal preservation. Split into sections based on children’s favorite animals, such as cats, dogs, horses, birds, fish, sheep, farm animals, and more, teachers can jump to favorite sections or work their way from beginning to end.

    This book provides teachers with lessons that need minimal preparation yet present sound biblical teaching combined with life application. Each lesson includes a memory verse, games, an object lesson, discussion questions, craft ideas, and of course, fascinating animal facts! Continue Reading Top 50 Bible Lessons With Gods Amazing Animals

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  • Future Church : 7 Laws Of Real Church Growth

    $24.99

    Church growth models have often been long on promises and short on disciple-making. We continue to watch consistent church attendance shrink, and our desire to reach the lost is infected with a need for self-validation by growing our numbers at any cost. If we believe that God wants his church to grow, where do we go from here? What is the future of the church?

    Drawing from his 20 years and 15,000 hours of consulting, author Will Mancini shares with pastors and ministry leaders the single most important insight he has learned about church growth. With plenty of salient stories and based solidly on the disciple-making methods found in Scripture, Future Church exposes the church’s greatest challenge today, and offers 7 transforming laws of real church growth so that we can faithfully and joyfully fulfill Jesus’s Great Commission. Continue Reading Future Church : 7 Laws Of Real Church Growth

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  • Savior Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Achieve a richer understanding of the Christian faith through the cross.

    The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith. But what exactly did Jesus do to save us from our sins? Why was the cross necessary, and what does it mean for us today?

    In Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, Magrey deVega faithfully describes the need for reconciliation between humankind and a holy God through Jesus’ death on the cross. The Bible uses many images to understand the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and deVega guides us through these images to achieve a richer understanding of the Christian faith. By exploring the mystery of salvation through the cross, we can deepen our love for God and others and strengthen our commitment to follow Jesus

    The small group Leader Guide contains session outline for each group meeting with Scripture, prayer, opening activity, discussion questions, activity, and ending call to action. Continue Reading Savior Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Savior : What The Bible Says About The Cross

    $16.99

    Explore why Jesus died on the cross and how it brings us salvation

    The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith. But what exactly did Jesus do to save us from our sins? Why was the cross necessary, and what does it mean for us today?

    In Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, Magrey deVega faithfully describes the need for reconciliation between humankind and a holy God through Jesus’ death on the cross. The Bible uses many images to understand the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and deVega guides us through these images to achieve a richer understanding of the Christian faith. By exploring the mystery of salvation through the cross, we can deepen our love for God and others and strengthen our commitment to follow Jesus

    Components for this six-session study will include a book, leader guide, and a DVD with videos featuring deVega presenting each chapter’s main ideas and themes. The leader guide will include instructions for showing and discussing these videos as an option for the group leader. Continue Reading Savior : What The Bible Says About The Cross

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  • Chasing Love Teen Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.00

    Doesn’t happiness come from finding real love?

    Our culture says to live for yourself first, but Jesus said to put His kingdom first. This is accomplished through loving God and loving other people (Mark 12). But committing to follow God above all else may come at a price. After all, it means giving up some of the things our culture says are good.

    So how do we seek God and His kingdom first in our relationships with other people? This is the great task Jesus has called us to.

    There are many ways to love God and love other people. In this nine-session Bible study, Sean McDowell will focus on what it means to love God and others with our sexuality. Continue Reading Chasing Love Teen Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Planting A Church Without Losing Your Soul

    $22.00

    What does it take to be a church planter or ministry entrepreneur? According to veteran church planter Tim Morey, you need more than just vocational capacities-you need spiritual competencies. Featuring real-life stories from leaders plus practices and discussion questions, this book is a practical guide to spiritual formation geared to the unique needs of church planters and teams.

    What does it take to be a church planter or other ministry entrepreneur? Most leaders start out with passion, a sense of calling, and a focus on building ministry skills. Such things might get some results, but they are not enough to sustain a healthy ministry-or a healthy life. Beyond the vocational capacities every church planter needs, there’s a range of capabilities more difficult to measure but even more essential: what veteran church planter Tim Morey calls spiritual competencies. Morey provides here a practical guide to spiritual formation geared to the unique needs of church planters. He helps readers answer the questions, What are the spiritual capabilities that I as a church planter need to develop? How might I lean into the work Jesus is doing in these vital areas? Spiritual competencies have to do not just with behaviors but also with the motivations, agendas, and scripts that drive behaviors. Morey explores how church planters can become people who:

    *invest in their own physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health
    *accept limits and share responsibilities
    *can be trusted with power
    *are able to stay resilient and grow through difficulties
    *can minister without being noticed
    *find a sustainable pace that helps them avoid burnout

    The health of a church or any ministry organization is directly linked to the health of its leaders. Church planters may be used to improvising, but when it comes to their spiritual lives, they can’t afford to just wing it. Featuring real-life stories from leaders, suggested practices, and discussion questions in each chapter, this book will equip individuals and teams (and those who coach them) to commit to an intentional plan for spiritual formation-for the good of their churches, their relationships, and their own lives as disciples of Jesus. Continue Reading Planting A Church Without Losing Your Soul

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  • Practicas De La Predicacion Cr

    $22.99

    Leading homiletician Jared Alacntara offers a Spanish edition of his practice-centered, intentionally collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook.

    The English edition broke new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners. Now Alcantara brings his unique approach to Spanish-speaking pastors in training, Spanish-language Bible institutes, and bilingual classrooms.

    Alcantara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers can cultivate throughout their lives. The book features the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, helping preachers stay attuned to the multicultural world we inhabit. Call-outs direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators. These ancillary materials are available in either English or Spanish, with reciprocal subtitles, to facilitate a variety of educational uses. Continue Reading Practicas De La Predicacion Cr

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  • Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Andy Stanley gives you five key questions to ask when you have a decision to make and you’re not sure what to do. We never know what or who hangs in the balance of the decisions we make. But what we do know is this: private decisions have public implications. Your private decisions probably won’t stay private, and personal decisions will impact some other persons.

    These five simple questions will empower you to:

    *Make better decisions with fewer regrets
    *Pause when feeling tension over a decision
    *Take the long view
    *Look for the wise option
    *Focus on the relational impact of decisions

    Designed for use with the Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Forgiving What You Cant Forget Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $44.99

    Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can’t go on living like this, but you don’t know what to do next. And you just don’t know if you’ll ever get past it.

    In this six-session Bible study, Lysa TerKeurst has walked this journey, wrestling with deep wounds that feel impassible and struggling to move forward. And she’s discovered that, to find life-giving freedom, we have to let go of our bound-up resentment and resistance to forgiving people who’ve hurt us. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of 1,000 hours of study, Lysa helps us:

    *learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they’re sorry;

    *walk through a step-by-step process to free ourselves from the hurt of our past and feel less offended today;

    *discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now;

    *identify what’s stealing trust and vulnerability from our relationships so we can believe there is still good ahead; and

    *disempower the triggers hijacking our emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Forgiving What You Cant Forget Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

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  • TruthFilled Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $23.75

    Despite what our culture might have you believe, truth is not relative. Every day we are called to discern what to believe, whom to listen to, and what information to trust. Even the thoughts that form in our own minds about ourselves, our circumstances, and our God must be tested. How do we know what is true? How do we believe what’s right?

    Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study as she guides you through the Book of Colossians and a pattern of being filled up with the truth of God’s Word. Learn what it means, how to preach truth to your own heart, and how doing so can help shape your thought patterns, identity, and actions. There’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully. Continue Reading TruthFilled Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Systematic Theology Second Edition

    $59.99

    The most widely-used text of the last 25 years in its discipline, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem has been thoroughly revised and expanded (all 57 chapters) for the first time while retaining the features that have made it the standard in its field: clear explanations, an emphasis on each doctrine’s scriptural basis, and practical applications to daily life.

    With several hundred pages of new content, this new edition now includes the following distinctive features.

    *Updated, fuller analysis of several recent controversies within evangelicalism, including the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son in the Trinity, the question of God’s atemporal eternity, the role of women in the church, seeker-sensitive churches, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music.

    *New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the new perspective on Paul, Molinism (or middle knowledge), Free Grace theology, and the preterist view of Christ’s second coming

    *Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of Scripture

    *Completely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution (including a longer critique of theistic evolution)

    *New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific problem verses in the Gospels

    *Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism, Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism.

    *Completely updated bibliographies

    *All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV

    *An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as only begotten rather than merely only (this is a change from the first edition)

    *A contemporary worship song added at the end of each chapter (while retaining the traditional hymns as well)

    *Numerous other updates and corrections

    Part of the brilliance of Systematic Theology over the years has been its simplicity and ease of use. Each chapter follows the same structure. First, there is discussion of the doctrine being considered, such as justification or the Trinity or the deity of Christ. An explanation of where that doctrine is supported in the Bible and possible objections follow. Personal application and key terms to know for personal growth are then provided. Chapters also include a scripture memory passage, references to other literature on the topic, and suggested hymns and worship songs.

    If you are someone who thinks theology is hard to understand or Continue Reading Systematic Theology Second Edition

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  • Forward Study Guide With DVD

    $42.99

    In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us that the Christian life is to be lived looking forward and with our eyes fixed on the race in front of us-not looking back over at our shoulder at the other runners or the past. In the Bible, the apostle said as much when he wrote, Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 (NKJV).

    Dr. Jeremiah draws on this key verse to show that while it is good at times to look back, we need to make sure that we don’t go back and allow the past to dictate our future. We need to celebrate our good memories but also celebrate our bad memories with finality-thanking God for the lessons that He has taught us through the experience and committing to use those lesson to make positive changes in our lives. We then need to allow our past memories to cultivate our dreams-boldly stepping into the mission God has for us and allowing Him to continually transform us to be more like Christ.

    Now is the time to step past our comfort and our failure. Now is the time to move forward in following God.This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading Forward Study Guide With DVD

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  • TruthFilled Leader Kit

    $111.25

    Despite what our culture might have you believe, truth is not relative. Every day we are called to discern what to believe, whom to listen to, and what information to trust. Even the thoughts that form in our own minds about ourselves, our circumstances, and our God must be tested. How do we know what is true? How do we believe what’s right?

    Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study as she guides you through the Book of Colossians a pattern of being filled up with the truth of God’s Word. Learn what it means, how to preach truth to your own heart, and how doing so can help shape your thought patterns, identity, and actions. There’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully. Continue Reading TruthFilled Leader Kit

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  • From Burned Out To Beloved

    $18.00

    As a social worker, jail chaplain, and justice advocate, Bethany Dearborn Hiser pushed herself to the brink of burnout-only to discover that she needed the very soul care she was providing to others. Tackling the effects of secondary trauma and burnout, this is a trauma-informed soul care guide for Christians working in high-stress, helping professions.

    As a social worker, jail chaplain, and justice advocate, Bethany Dearborn Hiser pushed herself to the brink of burnout-and then kept going. Stress, despair, and compassion fatigue overwhelmed her ability to function. She was called to serve the abused, addicted, and homeless people in her community. Yet she was emotionally and spiritually exhausted. Something needed to change. Searching for answers, Hiser learned that trauma affects everyone who is exposed to it-not only those experiencing firsthand violence, homelessness, and addiction, but also the social workers, therapists, pastors, relief workers, teachers, and community development workers who are trying to help. Psychologists call it secondary trauma. Hiser discovered that she needed the very soul care that she was providing to others. From Burned Out to Beloved is Hiser’s story of burnout, self-discovery, and spiritual renewal. But more than that, it’s a trauma-informed soul care guide for Christians working in high-stress, helping professions. There are many resources on secondary trauma and spiritual disciplines, but few bring these areas together. From Burned Out to Beloved equips readers to confess their limitations, embrace their identities as beloved children of God, and flourish in the ministries where God has called them. Continue Reading From Burned Out To Beloved

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  • Introduction To Christian Philosophical Theology

    $22.99

    An accessible introduction to Christian philosophical theology

    Philosophical or analytic theology seeks to employ philosophical tools while studying topics in Christian theology and examining the logical consistency or intelligibility of some of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. In this accessible primer, An Introduction to Christian Philosophical Theology, authors Stephen T. Davis and Eric T. Yang first explain the scope, relevance, and value of philosophical theology and then applies its conceptual tools to examine each of the core Christian doctrines:

    *Revelation and Scripture
    *The Trinity
    *The Incarnation
    *Redemption and the atonement,
    *Resurrection and life after death

    The final chapter briefly addresses some additional theological issues including petitionary prayer, eschatology, and original sin.

    Designed for beginning students and non-specialists this guide provides the ideal entry point for not only understanding what philosophical theology is but also for how it can provide valuable insights for how we think about the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Continue Reading Introduction To Christian Philosophical Theology

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  • Saving Grace Devotional

    $14.99

    Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Health is a program to help people of faith create healthy relationships with money and possessions. Participants will move through six sessions covering such topics as saving, earning, giving, spending, and debt, along with helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life. Adapted from the best-selling Freed Up Financial Living from the Good Sense Movement, this study is based on Wesleyan values and provides text and tools to help participants address life concerns and reach personal financial goals.

    A 40-day devotional offers spiritual support for a new approach to financial health. The short devotional essays bring reassurance, encouragement, faith, and prayer to complement the work of finding strength in faith to make life changes. Continue Reading Saving Grace Devotional

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  • Saving Grace Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $18.99

    Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Health is a program to help people of faith create healthy relationships with money and possessions. Participants will move through six sessions covering such topics as saving, earning, giving, spending, and debt, along with helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life. Adapted from the best-selling Freed Up Financial Living from the Good Sense Movement, this study is based on Wesleyan values and provides text and tools to help participants address life concerns and reach personal financial goals.

    The Leader Guide contains session plans, outlines, discussion questions, and everything needed to guide a six-week group study on a faithful approach to financial health. Continue Reading Saving Grace Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Saving Grace Clergy Workbook (Workbook)

    $22.99

    Learn to create a healthy relationship with your money and possessions

    Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Health is a program to help people of faith create healthy relationships with money and possessions. Participants will move through six sessions covering such topics as saving, earning, giving, spending, and debt, along with helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life. Adapted from the best-selling Freed Up Financial Living from the Good Sense Movement, this study is based on Wesleyan values and provides text and tools to help participants address life concerns and reach personal financial goals.

    A special clergy module addresses financial issues unique to pastors. This three-week study brings together faith and vocation while attending to the unique financial details of living as a pastor and being employed by the church. The clergy workbook contains worksheets and downloadable planners. Continue Reading Saving Grace Clergy Workbook (Workbook)

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  • Saving Grace Participant Workbook (Workbook)

    $22.99

    Learn to create a healthy relationship with your money and possessions

    Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Health is a program to help people of faith create healthy relationships with money and possessions. Participants will move through six sessions covering such topics as saving, earning, giving, spending, and debt, along with helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life. Adapted from the best-selling Freed Up Financial Living from the Good Sense Movement, this study is based on Wesleyan values and provides text and tools to help participants address life concerns and reach personal financial goals.

    Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD, Clergy Workbook, Leader Guide, and a 40-day devotional. Continue Reading Saving Grace Participant Workbook (Workbook)

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  • Ruth For You

    $16.99

    Applied expository guide on the book of Ruth: a story of redemption that points us to Jesus.
    The book of Ruth is a love story. Like all love stories it has twists and turns, tension and resolution, and a happy ending.

    But it’s far more than that because it reveals to us a God who is deeply committed to caring for his people. In Boaz, God provides Ruth with a loving husband to free and provide for her, pointing us to the Bible’s grand story of redemption and David’s greatest son, Jesus.

    Tony Merida’s compelling story-telling and Christ-centered insights make this both an accessible and absorbing expository guide to the book of Ruth. It can be used for personal devotions, or for leading small-group studies, or for sermon preparation. Continue Reading Ruth For You

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  • Insider Church : Ekklesia And The Insider Paradigm

    $16.99

    Insider Movements = Church-planting Movements?

    ?In the last few decades, the Church has witnessed a growing harvest of Muslim-background believers coming to Christ. However, a divide remains over whether the insider paradigm contributes to the flourishing and multiplication of healthy, biblical churches among Muslims.

    S. T. Antonio advances this conversation beyond the old arguments through a fresh analysis of the insider paradigm by asking the question, What is church? Starting with the identity-shaping narrative of the people of God, Antonio digs deep into the nature of biblical ekklesia from multiple angles-local and universal, visible and invisible, the classical marks of the church, and missional identity. Combining a robust, biblical vision with a nuanced contextualization framework, and informed by firsthand ministry among Muslims, Antonio uncovers the roots and contours of the ecclesial vision of the insider paradigm. Insider Church provides an innovative diagnosis of a paradigm that has been surrounded by controversy, challenging it with constructive analysis for multiplying biblical churches among Muslims.

    This integrative study draws together biblical, theological, and missiological scholarship in service of Christ’s mission. Insider Church helps guide mission practitioners, leaders, and students toward a wise assessment of insider movements and a vision for church multiplication that is both fruitful and faithful to the Lord of the harvest. Continue Reading Insider Church : Ekklesia And The Insider Paradigm

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  • InThisTogether : Ministry In Times Of Crisis

    $17.99

    In a world still reeling from pandemic and in a nation confronting the persistence of racism and systemic injustice, this timely volume brings the wisdom of experience from clergy and other leaders on the frontlines of spiritual care and social advocacy. Contributors respond to questions about what we are learning during these crises?about God, our nation, and ourselves, questions about being the church and about being neighbors. The messages are richly diverse and compellingly relevant, offering biblical insights and prophetic exhortation as well as creative ministry ideas and reminders about self-care. An invaluable handbook for surviving the current crises and uncertain future with compassion, hope, and resilience. Continue Reading InThisTogether : Ministry In Times Of Crisis

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  • Forward Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us that the Christian life is to be lived looking forward and with our eyes fixed on the race in front of us-not looking back over at our shoulder at the other runners or the past. In the Bible, the apostle said as much when he wrote, Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 (NKJV).

    Dr. Jeremiah draws on this key verse to show that while it is good at times to look back, we need to make sure that we don’t go back and allow the past to dictate our future. We need to celebrate our good memories but also celebrate our bad memories with finality-thanking God for the lessons that He has taught us through the experience and committing to use those lesson to make positive changes in our lives. We then need to allow our past memories to cultivate our dreams-boldly stepping into the mission God has for us and allowing Him to continually transform us to be more like Christ.

    Now is the time to step past our comfort and our failure. Now is the time to move forward in following God.

    Designed for use with the Forward Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Forward Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Systematic Theology Workbook Second Edition (Workbook)

    $24.99

    This workbook accompanies Wayne Grudem’s highly regarded Systematic Theology. Following the textbook’s structure, it features review material and exercises for every chapter, and all major areas of Christian doctrine are covered, including:

    The Word of God

    *God
    *Humanity
    *Christ and the Holy Spirit
    *The Application of Redemption
    *The Church
    *The Future

    The workbook further maintains the clear writing, friendly tone, and frequent applications to life found in the textbook. Students will benefit from this hands-on engagement with the important teachings in Systematic Theology. Continue Reading Systematic Theology Workbook Second Edition (Workbook)

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  • Forgiving What You Cant Forget Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can’t go on living like this, but you don’t know what to do next. And you just don’t know if you’ll ever get past it.

    In this six-session Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Lysa TerKeurst has walked this journey, wrestling with deep wounds that feel impassible and struggling to move forward. And she’s discovered that, to find life-giving freedom, we have to let go of our bound-up resentment and resistance to forgiving people who’ve hurt us. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of 1,000 hours of study, Lysa helps us:

    *learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they’re sorry;

    *walk through a step-by-step process to free ourselves from the hurt of our past and feel less offended today;

    *discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now;

    *identify what’s stealing trust and vulnerability from our relationships so we can believe there is still good ahead; and

    *disempower the triggers hijacking our emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.

    Designed for use with the Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Forgiving What You Cant Forget Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Gods Design For The Church

    $19.99

    The church in Africa is growing rapidly, but it has come at the expense of depth and maturity. Because of this, there is a dire need for a biblical understanding of what the church should be. Drawing from over 30 years of pastoral experience in Lusaka, Zambia, Conrad Mbewe details what a biblical church looks like in a way that is relatable to African contexts, by focusing on relevant topics such as family and tribal ties, the influence of African traditional religion, and more. Mbewe uses African illustrations to bring home vital truths touching on some of the most pressing issues facing the church in Africa. Continue Reading Gods Design For The Church

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  • Clasicos De La Fe John Wesley

    $16.99

    Originalmente publicado en 1746, Clásicos de la fe: John Wesley, es una colección de 141 sermones dados por John Wesley a lo largo de su vida. Los volúmenes originales están separados en cinco libros, los dos primeros fueron compilados y editados por el mismo Wesley. Esta selección incluye sermones de su primer volumen, que se centran en la salvación y el camino al cielo. Algunos de los sermones incluyen: salvación por fe, justificación por fe, el espíritu de esclavitud y de adopción, los medios de gracia y las marcas del nuevo nacimiento. La predicación de Wesley ha influido en las creencias teológicas y la enseñanza en toda la iglesia, haciendo que sus sermones sean parte del legado dentro de la fe cristiana.

    Originally published in 1746, Classics of faith: John Wesley is a collection of 141 sermons given by John Wesley throughout his life. The original volumes are separated into five books, the first two of which were compiled and edited by Wesley himself. This selection includes sermons from his first volume, which focus on salvation and the way to heaven. Some of the sermons include: Salvation by Faith, Justification by Faith, The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption, The Means of Grace, and The Marks of the New Birth. Wesley’s preaching has influenced theological beliefs and teaching throughout the church, making his sermons stand as part of the legacy within the Christian faith. Continue Reading Clasicos De La Fe John Wesley

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  • Wisdom From Babylon

    $25.00

    What does it mean to provide leadership for the church in an increasingly secular context? When religion is privatized and secularism reigns in the public square, Christians are often drawn toward either individualist escapism or constant cultural warfare. But might this context instead offer a fresh invitation for the church to adapt and thrive? Gordon Smith is passionate about the need for capable, mature leaders to navigate and respond to a changing society. In this book, he draws on his extensive experience as a university president, pastor, and international speaker to open a multidisciplinary conversation about the competencies and capacities essential for today’s leaders. After analyzing the phenomenon of secularization in the West and charting common Christian responses, Smith introduces four sources of wisdom to help guide us through this new terrain: the people and prophets of Judah during the Babylonian exile, the early church in its pagan environment, contemporary churches across the Global South, and Christian thinkers in post-Christian Europe. From these resources he identifies practices and strategies-from liturgy and catechesis to mission and hospitality-that can give shape to faithful, alternate communities in such a time as this. In cultures fraught with fear and division, Smith calls for leaders who can effect change from the margins, promote unity and maturity among Christians, and provide a non-anxious presence grounded in the presence of Christ. Educators, church leaders, and anyone seeking to understand the times will find this book to be an indispensable resource for cultivating distinctively Christian leadership. Continue Reading Wisdom From Babylon

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  • Uncommon Church : Community Transformation For The Common Good

    $17.00

    How can the people of God develop churches in ways that help and don’t hurt poor neighborhoods? In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. Because of this mindset, many remain unchurched. Healthy, local, urban churches are needed because they combine personal empowerment and community transformation. Every poor neighborhood needs uncommon churches that will seek the common good of their communities. Alvin Sanders engages hard truths about these neighborhoods and provides a model for how to do ministry in difficult conditions. The local, urban church is the key to community transformation, as it plays three crucial roles of empowering, partnering, and reaching. Pastors and church planters interested in Christian community development will find here practical insights into the power of the local church, which is often underrated. Churches can serve their communities and improve the quality of life of every facet of the neighborhood. Continue Reading Uncommon Church : Community Transformation For The Common Good

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  • Matching Pastoral Candidates And Churches

    $17.99

    A guide to both sides of the candidate process

    With humor and insight born of experience, Joseph Umidi helps candidates approach a selection process by clarifying their personal vision for ministry, connecting heart to heart with decision makers, and asking the right people the right questions. Search committee members will find guidance in analyzing a church’s readiness for change, determining what is most needed, and evaluating a candidate’s strength in meeting those needs. Eleven appendixes provide key model documents that will help the decision-making process. Continue Reading Matching Pastoral Candidates And Churches

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  • Grasping Gods Word Laminated Sheet

    $11.99

    Whether studying for exams or delving into the Scriptures, Bible students will love how this Zondervan Get an A! Study Guide puts critical information at their fingertips. Portable and durable, this laminated, three-hole-punched study resource is ideal for obtaining a quick overview of Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays’ Grasping God’s Word for exam preparation and last-minute review, or as an aid in Bible study. Continue Reading Grasping Gods Word Laminated Sheet

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  • Preachers Dare : Speaking For God

    $19.99

    Preachers Dare is adapted from Will Willimon’s Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale and is inspired by a quote from the great theologian Karl Barth. In a world in which sermons too often become hackneyed conventional wisdom or tame common sense, preachers dare to speak about the God who speaks to us as Jesus Christ. Willimon draws upon his decades of preaching, as well as his many books on the practice of homiletics, to present a bold theology of preaching. This work emphasizes preaching as a distinctively theological endeavor that begins with and is enabled by God. God speaks, preachers dare to speak the speech of God, and the church dares to listen. By moving from the biblical text to the contemporary context, preachers dare to speak up for God so that God might speak today. With fresh biblical insights, creativity and pointed humor, Willimon gives today’s preachers and congregations encouragement to speak with the God who has so graciously and effusively spoken to us. Continue Reading Preachers Dare : Speaking For God

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  • Purpose Pattern And Character Of Worship

    $39.99

    Within the broad range of Christianity we find diverse understandings of what makes for good worship. This book develops a typology of Christian worship to provide a method of assessing the decisions of congregations and leaders in forming and changing the orders of their worship.

    Among contemporary western Protestants, we find at least six discrete characteristics of worship:
    -the Revival,
    -the Sunday School,
    -the Aesthetic Revival,
    -the Pentecostal/holiness movement,
    -the Prayer Meeting,
    -and the twentieth-century Catholic Liturgical Renewal.

    These patterns find contemporary expression as:
    -Seeker Worship,
    -Creative Worship,
    -Traditional Worship,
    -Praise Worship,
    -House Church Worship,
    -and Word and Table Worship.

    Absent an overall authority for the structure of worship (such as the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer), many Protestant congregations have developed a conflation of patterns, which often creates incoherent worship. This book helps leaders define the purpose, character, and pattern of their community’s worship. Continue Reading Purpose Pattern And Character Of Worship

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  • Honor Shame And The Gospel

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    An Honorific Gospel: Biblically Faithful & Culturally Relevant

    Christians engaged in communicating the gospel navigate a challenging tension: faithfulness to God’s ancient, revealed Word-and relevance to the local, current social context. What if there was a lens or paradigm offering both? Understanding the Bible-particularly the gospel-through the ancient cultural language of honor-shame offers believers this double blessing.

    In Honor, Shame, and the Gospel, over a dozen practitioners and scholars from diverse contexts and fields add to the ongoing conversation around the theological and missiological implications of an honorific gospel. Eight illuminating case studies explore ways to make disciples in a diversity of social contexts-for example, East Asian rural, Middle Eastern refugee, African tribal, and Western secular urban.

    Honor, Shame, and the Gospel provides valuable resources to impact the ministry efforts of the church, locally and globally. Linked with its ancient honor-shame cultural roots, the gospel, paradoxically, is ever new-offering fresh wisdom to Christian leaders and optimism to the church for our quest to expand Christ’s kingdom and serve the worldwide mission of God. Continue Reading Honor Shame And The Gospel

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  • Serving The People Of Gods Presence

    $26.99

    Leading theologian Terry Cross articulates the doctrine of the church’s ministry from a Pentecostal perspective, demonstrating how Pentecostals can contribute to and learn from the church catholic. This companion volume to Cross’s previous book, The People of God’s Presence, proposes a radical revision of the structural framework of the local church within the often-overlooked corporate priesthood of all believers. Cross explores principles for leadership and ministry from the New Testament and the early church, helping all believers to do the work of ministry. Continue Reading Serving The People Of Gods Presence

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  • Volunteer Survival Guide

    $5.99

    Highly sought-after speakers and church consultants provide a simple, proven method to help ministry leaders recruit, train, and retain excellent volunteers.
    Continue Reading Volunteer Survival Guide

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  • Church Called Tov

    $22.99

    What is the way forward for the church?

    Tragically, in recent years, Christians have gotten used to revelations of abuses of many kinds in our most respected churches-from Willow Creek to Harvest, from Southern Baptist pastors to Sovereign Grace churches. Respected author and theologian Scot McKnight and former Willow Creek member Laura Barringer wrote this book to paint a pathway forward for the church.

    We need a better way. The sad truth is that churches of all shapes and sizes are susceptible to abuses of power, sexual abuse, and spiritual abuse. Abuses occur most frequently when Christians neglect to create a culture that resists abuse and promotes healing, safety, and spiritual growth.

    How do we keep these devastating events from repeating themselves? We need a map to get us from where we are today to where we ought to be as the body of Christ. That map is in a mysterious and beautiful little Hebrew word in Scripture that we translate good, the word tov.

    In this book, McKnight and Barringer explore the concept of tov-unpacking its richness and how it can help Christians and churches rise up to fulfill their true calling as imitators of Jesus. Continue Reading Church Called Tov

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  • Shrinking The Integrity Gap

    $24.99

    Every leader values integrity, but far too few live it out. The founders of Living Wholehearted, Jeff and Terra Mattson, find that most high-capacity leaders have experienced childhood trauma and use leadership as a way to cope.

    In Shrinking the Integrity Gap, the Mattsons remind readers that integrity is a way of being and not a one-time event. Providing long-term solutions rooted in grace, they explore the following:

    *The symptoms and systemic impact of the integrity gap
    *How a leader’s unresolved story impacts their influence
    *Ways to overcome the loneliness and effects of leadership
    *Healthy leadership habits for wholehearted leadership

    Integrating biblical truth, clinical research, relational wisdom, and real stories, Shrinking the Integrity Gap equips readers to become the kind of leader anyone would want to follow. Continue Reading Shrinking The Integrity Gap

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  • Ministerio De Mujeres

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    Dentro de la iglesia estadounidensede de habla inglesa, existen multiples modelos sobre como iniciar un ministerio de mujeres, pero lo mismo no es cierto para la iglesia de habla hispana. Aunque todos somos una familia en Cristo y compartimos necesidades comunes, existen diferencias culturales que prescriben diferentes formas de acercarse al ministerio y este concepto se aplica a las mujeres latinas. Lo que se suma a la dificultad de este proceso es que dentro de America Latina hay una multitud de culturas diferentes; por lo tanto, cada iglesia necesitara evaluar sus necesidades y adaptar el ministerio a su congregacion. En este sentido, no se trata de un modelo de ministerio de copiar y pegar. Lo que cada iglesia necesita hacer es estudiar lo que otros han hecho y luego adaptarlo a sus necesidades. Un ministerio para mujeres: Para bendecir la iglesia local, es un recurso util que puede actuar como un impulso para ayudar a las mujeres a desarrollar los ministerios de mujeres en sus iglesias. Efesios 2:10 nos asegura que Dios tiene un plan para cada creyente y, por lo tanto, tambien tiene un plan para cada iglesia, por lo que nuestro papel es descubrirlo. Como Cristo es la cabeza de la iglesia (Efesios 5:23), y ha colocado a cada miembro en la iglesia como lo desea (1 Corintios 12:18), entonces es El quien esta orquestando el trabajo en su iglesia local. Nuestro deber es buscar Su direccion.

    Within the English-speaking American church, there are multiple models on how to start a women’s ministry, but the same is not true for the Spanish-speaking church. Although we are all one family in Christ and share common needs, there are cultural differences that prescribe different ways of approaching ministry and this concept applies to Latina women. What adds to the difficulty of this process is that within Latin America itself there is a multitude of different cultures; therefore, each church will need to assess their needs and adapt the ministry to their congregation. In this sense, it is not about a copy and paste ministry model. What each church needs to do is study what others have done and then adapt it to their needs. Un ministerio para las mujeres: Para bendecir la iglesia local, is a useful resource that can act as a jumpstart to help womwn develop women’s ministries in their churches. Ephesians 2:10 assures us that God has a plan for each believer and, therefore, He also has a plan for each church, so our role is to discover it. Since Christ is th Continue Reading Ministerio De Mujeres

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  • Hopeful Neighborhood : What Happens When Christians Pursue The Common Good

    $17.00

    When Christians join together to pursue the common good of our neighborhoods, we bring hope to the world, credibility to the church, and glory to God. Filled with original research from the Barna Group and Lutheran Hour Ministries, this book from Don Everts offers constructive, practical ways that Christians and churches can bless our local communities.

    Are you tired of hearing people dismiss the church as an irrelevant relic? (Do you secretly wonder if they are right?) Don Everts explores an exciting reality that is revealed in Scripture, shown throughout history, and confirmed in the latest research: when Christians pursue the common good of the neighborhood, the world stands up and notices. It turns out this is exactly what we’re called to do. When Christians make good things, we bring blessings and hope to our local community. With original research from the Barna Group and Lutheran Hour Ministries on how Christians relate to our neighborhoods, this book is filled with constructive, practical ways that Christians and churches bless those around us. As Christians join together for the common good, we bring hope to the world, credibility to the church, and glory to God. Continue Reading Hopeful Neighborhood : What Happens When Christians Pursue The Common Good

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  • Redeeming Love The Companion Study

    $12.99

    A powerful six-week study, revealing life-changing Bible truths, to the classic bestselling novel Redeeming Love.

    Redeeming Love: The Companion Study offers longtime fans as well as readers new to the Christian romance classic a meaningful way to explore the book’s message and go deeper into the story’s Biblical ties. This six-week study, with three segments per week, explores Angel and Michael’s iconic story as a metaphor for the love relationship between God and those He is yearning to reach. Using excerpts from the novel and quotes from Scripture, Francine walks readers through Angel’s healing journey, showing how her unworthiness, fear, and emptiness are ultimately exchanged for the fullness of knowing God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Each week also includes an essay from Francine tied to her personal journey of writing and then living with Redeeming Love.

    Redeeming Love: The Companion Study is an ideal resource for churches or ministries as a dynamic group study, as well as for individuals looking to connect more profoundly with Angel’s path to knowing the One who loves her and will never let her go. Continue Reading Redeeming Love The Companion Study

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  • Grasping Gods Word Workbook (Workbook)

    $24.99

    A Companion WORKBOOK to Today’s Most Widely Used Textbook for Learning to Interpret and Understand the Bible

    Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This WORKBOOK is designed for use alongside the fourth edition of the textbook Grasping God’s Word. While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the WORKBOOK lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture–how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

    Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include:

    *Proven in classrooms across the country
    *Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process
    *Emphasis on real-life application
    *Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials
    *Updates corresponding to the fourth edition of the textbook, including new exercises
    *Accompanying textbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately)

    When used alongside the textbook, this workbook is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a hands-on step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible. Continue Reading Grasping Gods Word Workbook (Workbook)

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  • Grasping Gods Word

    $49.99

    A Proven Approach to Help You Interpret and Understand the Bible

    Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one.

    Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.

    Features include:

    *Proven in classrooms across the country
    *Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process
    *Emphasis on real-life application
    *Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials
    *Accompanying workbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately)

    This fourth edition includes revised chapters on word studies and Bible translations, updated illustrations, cultural references, bibliography, and assignments. This book is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible. Continue Reading Grasping Gods Word

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  • John 1-12 For You

    $17.99

    Josh Moody helps those new to John to dip their toes in its waters, while also showing new depths to those more familiar with this Gospel. Jesus came to bring life to the full–and in showing us his seven signs, John pictures the fulfillment that comes from living life as a follower of the Word become flesh.

    This Expository Guide takes you verse by verse through the text in an accessible and applied way. It is less academic than a traditional commentary and can be read cover-to-cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation. There is an accompanying Good Book Guide for small group Bible studies. Continue Reading John 1-12 For You

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  • Names Of God Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    Know God better through a study of His names.

    Today’s culture and others’ views, even those of other Christians, can present a distorted view of God. Some suggest God exudes qualities He does not possess such as being unloving or apathetic toward His creation. In a world where we find people creating God in their own image, studying God’s names can remind us that we are created in His. In fact, one of the best ways to know God’s true character and grow closer to Him is to study His names.

    In The Names of God, Melissa Spoelstra leads women on an exploration of the many names of our triune God-from El and Elohim to Yahweh and its many combinations to names such as Abba, Jesus, and Holy Spirit…and many others.

    As women study the names of God, their ideas about God will become more grounded in what His names tell them, and thus more personal, allowing a greater trust in Him to share the details of their lives. Whether having walked with God for many years or just starting out in a relationship with Him, by the end of this study women will not only know more about God but will know Him better-because through the discovery of God’s names, they will discover Him!

    Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning), and a boxed Leader Kit containing one of each component.

    *A six-week study of the names of God.
    *Inspires women to have a more personal and trusting relationship with God.
    *DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in six 25-minute segments.
    *Strong, solid Bible study from popular Bible teacher and speaker Melissa Spoelstra. Continue Reading Names Of God Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Post Quarantine Church

    $12.99

    A trustworthy and respected guide for pastors and church leadership in the post-quarantine world, providing hope and vision for the future of your congregation.

    From thousands of surveys of church leaders and in-person consultations, Thom Rainer and his Church Answers team have gathered the essential wisdom you will need to face the challenges and opportunities that the quarantine crisis creates for the local church, including:

    New and better ways to lead the gathered churchA wide-open door for growing the digital churchA moment to rethink the facilitiesNew strategies for church growth . . . and much more!

    This book is, in effect, your personal church consultant, helping you plan and prepare for the future. In the midst of heartbreak, tragedy, and struggle due to Covid-19, here’s hope, wisdom, encouragement and vision.

    This book is valuable for those looking for local church and pastor resources to enhance church leadership, grow your church, and serve digital and online church communities in the post-quarantine world.

    As a former pastor and founder of Church Answers, Thom S. Rainer is intimately familiar with the ever-present demands that pastors face. He has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church. Continue Reading Post Quarantine Church

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  • Habakkuk : Remembering God’s Faithfulness When He Seems Silent

    $14.99

    Why does God seem silent when I need Him most?

    The prophet Habakkuk faced great storms in life. His fears of the future crippled him with doubt and left him questioning God. How is it, then, that he is now a shining example of how the righteous live by faith?

    Learn how the storms of life can become opportunities to activate your faith in Habakkuk: Remembering the Faithfulness of God When He Seems Silent. You’ll study the book of Habakkuk-which maybe you’ve never done before!-and discover how remembering is essential to understanding the faithfulness of God. Through daily Scripture, prayer, and meditation, you’ll enter the life of this prophet, and:

    *Gain freedom to express your fear and frustration to God
    *Remember that God is at work-even when He seems silent
    *Increase your capacity to practice the art of waiting on God
    *Learn how to navigate through the storms of life to live free from fear and full of joy

    This six-week study provides daily interactive Bible study and an easy-to-use leader’s guide for group participation. Dannah Gresh also hosts a six-session podcast series to kick off each week of study. Find it at dannahgresh.com. Continue Reading Habakkuk : Remembering God’s Faithfulness When He Seems Silent

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  • You Are Never Alone Study Guide With DVD

    $42.99

    In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. As John states, he recorded many of these signs for an express purpose: These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). John chose the stories and events from Jesus’ life that he believed would give his readers strength, empower them, lift them up, and speak life into their situations.

    By the time John penned the words of his Gospel, he was an old man . . . his hair silver and skin wrinkled. He was pastoring a collection of Christ followers in the distant city of Ephesus. But he still loved to tell the story-some six decades earlier and a thousand miles removed-of when Jesus first called him to lay down his net . . . and he obeyed. The others are gone now. Peter, Andrew, James. They’ve long since followed their calls and fulfilled their missions. Only John remains, and he knows that his days are coming to an end. It is with this purpose that he takes up his pen . . . to help his readers believe and have life.

    John’s record of Jesus’ miracles reassure us that we are never stuck or without hope. We are never forgotten. All the forces of heaven have been marshalled to come to our aid. A rescue mission is underway! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. A multitude of angels and the power of Scripture. The strength of prayer and the wisdom of saints. All this, and more, are continually working together to get us out and see us through. This is the message of the miracles . . . that with God you are never alone.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD. Continue Reading You Are Never Alone Study Guide With DVD

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  • Making Room Leader Guide

    $14.99

    Learn how to make room in your heart for God and neighbor this Christmas.

    Often our Advent preparations have an inward focus as we prepare for the significance of God breaking into our world through the birth of the Christ child. But in a closer examination of the Advent story, we quickly learn that the focus of the coming of the newborn king is outward.

    In this book and Advent study, Dr. Ed Robb explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for a host of people that society wanted to leave on the margins, beginning with the appearance of the shepherds, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

    Perhaps it is to the people in your community, or the newly immigrated family in town that doesn’t speak your language. Or maybe it’s the next-door neighbor who just settled in from yet another corporate move? The story of Christ’s birth encourages us to widen our borders and increase our sense of community-and make room for others.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the four-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. Continue Reading Making Room Leader Guide

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  • Incarnation Childrens Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $18.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today! Continue Reading Incarnation Childrens Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Christs Prayer Before His Passion 2 Volume Set

    $90.00

    Careful and conservatively edited, this two-volume edition of Anthony Burgess’s 145 sermons on John 17 is a masterpiece of biblical, Reformed, Puritan, experiential, and practical divinity. The author is at his best in opening up the much neglected doctrine of Christ’s amazing intercessory work on behalf of His own and in arguing for the advance of genuine Christian unity among believers. Continue Reading Christs Prayer Before His Passion 2 Volume Set

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  • With Us In The Wilderness Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.50

    The Book of Numbers is a story of identity, wilderness, and God. Numbers continues the historical narrative begun in Exodus, the story of God’s people newly freed from Egypt’s shackles and wandering toward the promised land. While Numbers accounts for the next 39 years of their wilderness wandering, it’s also a story of God’s presence among His beloved. Even when they rebelled-and this book tells of many rebellions-God’s love and promises remained. It’s in that love and those promises the children of Israel found their identity and where we must find ours today. (7 sessions) Continue Reading With Us In The Wilderness Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Formation Of A People

    $19.99

    During his lifetime, Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was hailed by TIME magazine as the dean of America’s black preachers. Newsweek honored him as one of the 12 greatest preachers in the English-speaking world. A civil rights leader, a Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, and a longtime pastor, Taylor was called the poet laureate of American Protestantism. In this critical volume, scholar and pastor Joseph Evans analyzes the art of Taylor’s preaching according to the five classical canons of rhetoric, celebrating in particular his excellence in narrative eloquence, which was the heart of his persuasive proclamation. Through a close reading of Taylor’s sermons and careful scholarship in the discipline of rhetoric, Evans provides homileticians and rhetoricians alike with an incisive and accessible understanding of the oratorical brilliance of the man whose eloquence transcended theological boundaries and sociopolitical and cultural constructs. Continue Reading Formation Of A People

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  • 16 Bible Studies For Your Small Group

    $14.99

    If you’re like most small-group leaders, you often feel overwhelmed by the task of finding study material each and every week. Former small-group pastor Ryan Lokkesmoe is here to help.

    This book has all you need for 16 small-group meetings exploring the concept of biblical community. Each study includes icebreaker questions, key Scripture passages, discussion questions about the text, and a guide for leading your prayer time.

    This is the perfect tool for brand-new small-group leaders or seasoned veterans looking for a turnkey approach! Let these studies draw you and your group nearer to God and each other as they enhance your understanding of his Word. Continue Reading 16 Bible Studies For Your Small Group

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  • Meant For Good Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $44.99

    Meant for Good is a power-packed, biblical look at the truth that you really can trust God’s plan for your life-no matter what your life looks like right now. Dynamic Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman will help you discover how to stop discounting yourself from a hopeful future, start living in active dependence on God, and find your way to the perfect plan He has for you in this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately).

    With authenticity and revelatory insights into the character of Jesus, Megan shares an engaging and fresh look at the core themes within the well-loved scripture of Jeremiah 29:11-14. Through winsome and inspiring stories, Meant for Good will show you how to trust God in your daily life, and more importantly, how to trust God’s definition of good above your own.

    In this six-session video Bible study you will discover:

    *The deeper truth behind Jeremiah 29:11-14 and gain profound perspective into trusting God in new ways.

    *That your not-enoughness is exactly enough to God, and that in fact, you have everything you need to take that first step into the life God has for you.

    *How to stop counting yourself out, because Jesus never has. God is up to something really good, and He’s inviting you to join Him.

    *How to hear and respond to God’s voice, and intentionally grow a personal, intimate relationship with Him.

    *How to defeat anxiety, trust God with all you’re carrying and worrying about, and experience a life of freedom in relying on God’s perfect control.

    Designed for use with the Meant for Good Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading Meant For Good Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Way In The Wilderness Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    Isaiah 35 tells the story of how God’s people forfeited His protection and blessings when they forgot about Him and went their own way. Yet in the midst of God’s discipline, His desire and ultimate plan to restore His people back to Him never diminished. Isaiah prophesied the arrival of a Messiah who would make a way in the wilderness and bring a dry, barren, and desolate land back to life again.

    This study guide is a companion to the DVD and is designed for group study or individual reflection. Pastor Robert shows us how Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecies about the coming Messiah. When you place your hope and trust in Jesus, He transforms your wilderness into a lush garden overflowing with abundance.

    The Messiah did not come to condemn us but to save us. Continue Reading Way In The Wilderness Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Kings Of Babylon Study Guide

    $10.99

    In the book of Daniel, the reigns of four powerful kings-Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus the Great-stand out as significant symbols during the Jewish people’s 70 years in Babylonian captivity. Although each of these rulers came from pagan backgrounds, all were ultimately used as instruments in God’s hand, with the final king freeing the Jewish people through an unlikely decree.

    This study guide is a companion to the DVD and is designed for group study or individual reflection. Pastor Robert Morris brings to life the stories of these four ancient kings and relates them to the struggles God’s people still face today. You will learn how to:

    *Recognize the attacks of the enemy
    *Exchange stubbornness for intimacy with God and others
    *Avoid the spiritual blindness caused by pride
    *Humble yourself before God

    God’s redemptive plan awaits us all. Continue Reading Kings Of Babylon Study Guide

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  • Eternity Study Guide

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    You have probably been asked that question by a preacher or others with the best intentions, but did they explain what eternity really means? Have you taken the time to think about how your decisions today will affect your destiny?

    This study guide is a companion to the DVD and is designed for group study or individual reflection. Pastor Robert Morris teaches the following truths:

    *When you choose Jesus, you get to spend eternity with Him
    *How you live today determines how you will spend eternity
    *God’s character is the answer to your tough questions

    Eternity is your choice!

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Continue Reading Eternity Study Guide

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  • Renewed Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook With Leader Helps (Teacher’s Gui

    $14.99

    Lessons from Naomi in the Book of Ruth.

    Few things make us feel as helpless as living with a story we don’t like. Maybe one that involves the loss of a loved one, an unwanted transition, a difficult diagnosis, or a dream that fell through. At one time or another, we all deal with disappointments and feelings that life is unfair or that we are being punished.

    In Renewed, a four-week study of the Book of Ruth, women glean wisdom from Naomi’s perspective, a woman who lived a story she didn’t choose or like. Forced to chart a new path as she mourned the loss of her husband and two sons, Naomi learned that the journey from bitterness to renewed hope and joy was rooted in God’s promise of redemption.

    With insight from her own journey of living with a story that is not easy, Heather teaches women to flourish even as they live hard stories through a willingness to trust that God can transform them and trade their heartache for hope. They will learn to rely on God’s movement in the details of their story, even when it can’t be seen, gain confidence to act in the part of their stories that they can change, and watch expectantly for God to redeem the parts they can’t.

    Components for this four-week Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook with Leader Helps and a DVD with four 20 to 25-minute segments (with closed captioning).

    *A four-week study of the Book of Ruth from Naomi’s perspective.
    *This shorter study is ideal for in-between or busy times.
    *Helps women find the courage to live with a story they don’t like and trust in God.
    *Participant Workbook with Leader Helps includes group sessions guides, discussion questions, prayers, video viewer guides, and more.
    *DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in four 20 to 25-minute segments. Continue Reading Renewed Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook With Leader Helps (Teacher’s Gui

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  • Incarnation Youth Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $11.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today! Continue Reading Incarnation Youth Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Incarnation Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today! Continue Reading Incarnation Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Better Sundays Begin On Mondays

    $19.99

    Humble and collaborative evaluation of worship services leads to more inspiring worship.

    Reviewing game film is a discipline that sports teams often incorporate after each game. Teams watch game videos to identify mistakes, make adjustments, consider radical changes, and highlight successes. The goal of this analysis is to facilitate individual and team improvements that will positively affect subsequent games. The fundamental reason why a team needs adjustments is not always evident in the middle of the game. But evaluating important elements after a game gives coaches and players the opportunity to review individual plays and players in a more relaxed setting away from the time constraints and pressures of the game.

    So why aren’t pastors and worship teams incorporating similar evaluative practices? Implementing a collaborative process of analyzing worship services or planning for upcoming services requires a deep level of humility, trust, and shared accountability. It also requires selfless leaders who are willing to sacrifice their own ideas and interests for the greater worshiping good of the congregation. Better Sundays Begin on Mondays offers foundational worship considerations to help leadership teams ask questions evaluatively rather than defensively. These weekly reflections encourage worship leaders and their teams to think beyond style to biblical and theological worship content. Continue Reading Better Sundays Begin On Mondays

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  • Lose Control Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    Learn to live in total dependence on God through a study of 1 Samuel.

    Have you ever thought you had life under control-until you didn’t? Perhaps thinking God is in control but living as if you are. It’s like walking around with a hot cup of coffee, afraid that with one wrong move it will spill and be a burning hot mess. Then you realize what little control you have and how dependent on God you truly are.

    In Lose Control, Mary Shannon Hoffpauir takes you on a six-week journey through the Book of First Samuel, which is an epic story about a fight for control. Despite God’s warnings through the prophet Samuel, the nation of Israel was determined to take control by having their own king. As you dig into the saga of King Saul and David, who would become the next anointed king of Israel, you will discover that no plan or purpose of God can be thwarted by human beings. Even the worst of circumstances can be used by God to accomplish His purposes in your life.

    In her no-nonsense, authentic teaching style that endears her to women of all ages, Mary Shannon encourages you to lose control so that you can find your soul through a trusting relationship with your faithful God.

    Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, and a DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning).

    *An in-depth six-week exploration of the entire Book of 1 Samuel.
    *Study includes five days of homework for each week.
    *Encourages women to exchange their desire for control for God’s gift of faith.
    *Helps women gain a deeper love and grace for others.
    *DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in six 25-minute segments. Continue Reading Lose Control Womens Bible Study Participant Workbook (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Managing Conflict Creatively 30th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

    $12.99

    What does the Bible say about conflict resolution?

    ??Nobody likes conflict, especially when both parties are part of the same team. Unresolved conflict can lead to missionary attrition, but healthy conflict-resolution can be a wonderful growth opportunity, leading to problem-solving and team-building.

    In Managing Conflict Creatively, Dr. Palmer first introduces the dynamics of conflict and the common styles of conflict management. After providing a Biblical background, he then identifies types of conflict and how to develop conflict management skills, specifically in cross-cultural situations. Lose your fear of conflict as you walk through case studies, engage in discussion questions, and learn to:
    – Identify the stages of conflict and steps of healthy problem solving
    – Encourage healthy conflict resolution in its early stages
    – Identify your personal conflict style and the characteristics of an effective moderator
    – Overreact less amid conflict
    – Consciously choose a conflict-resolution style tailored to each situation
    – Disagree well and resolve conflicts and misunderstandings without harming your witness
    – Manage conflict in positive ways that foster growth and collaboration

    This manual is intended to serve as a teaching tool and a study guide for cross-cultural
    conflict management courses in Bible colleges, mission organizations, and churches. Thirty years after its original publication, this practical, Bible-centered approach to the dynamics of conflict and conflict management in cross-cultural situations remains relevant, both abroad and in today’s hybrid cities. Continue Reading Managing Conflict Creatively 30th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

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  • Building Bridges : Biblical Counseling Activities For Children And Teens

    $29.99

    Knowing how to approach children and teens in counseling can be a challenge. Learning to enter into their world and draw them out can sometimes feel impossible. But with Julie Lowe’s Building Bridges–a practical workbook of expressive activities to do with kids and teens in counseling–you will find the biblical tools you’re looking for.

    There are thoughtful, biblically wise, and creative ways we can engage young people. The responsibility lies on us as adults to work hard at drawing kids out. Thankfully, there are helpful, practical ways to speak the gospel into their lives, and by building bridges with young people, we can build bridges with them to the Lord.

    With over fifteen years of counseling experience and by working as a registered play therapist supervisor, Julie Lowe understands there is a need to speak truth and hope into the lives of children and teens in a hands-on, meaningful way. That’s why the activities in Building Bridges can be used over and over in multiple contexts.

    This workbook walks men and women through the rationale for expressive activities, provides examples, and then shows counselors how to do it themselves. By pointing to the Lord through expressive mediums, counselors and youth workers will be able to reach kids and teens in a unique, biblical way. Continue Reading Building Bridges : Biblical Counseling Activities For Children And Teens

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  • Pastors And Their Critics

    $15.99

    Every pastor knows what it’s like to be criticized. But how does he respond? And how does he offer constructive criticism of his own?

    With wisdom, charity, and a wealth of personal illustrations, Joel Beeke and Nick Thompson answer these questions and more. The Bible is full of critics, and it gives us practical principles for responding to criticism, offering criticism, and creating a healthy church culture. As Beeke and Thompson unfold a theological vision for coping with criticism in the gospel ministry, you will be strengthened, encouraged, and equipped. Continue Reading Pastors And Their Critics

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  • Is It Abuse

    $19.99

    God does not intend for marriage to be a place of oppression. Providing practical tools and exercises, biblical counselor Darby Strickland prepares potential helpers to pick up on cues that could point to abuse and investigate them wisely. You will learn how to identify a range of abusive behavior and better understand the impact of abuse on victims–particularly wives. Ultimately, you will become equipped to provide wise and Christ-centered counsel while navigating a difficult and complex situation. Continue Reading Is It Abuse

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  • Innovative Church : How Leaders And Their Congregations Can Adapt In An Eve

    $26.99

    The church as we know it is calibrated for a world that no longer exists. It needs to recalibrate in order to address the questions that animate today’s congregants. Leading congregational researcher Scott Cormode explores the role of Christian practices in recalibrating the church for the twenty-first century, offering church leaders innovative ways to express the never-changing gospel to their ever-changing congregations. The book has been road-tested with over one hundred churches through the Fuller Youth Institute and includes five questions that guide Christian leaders who wish to innovate. Continue Reading Innovative Church : How Leaders And Their Congregations Can Adapt In An Eve

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  • Volunteer Effect : How Your Church Can Find, Train, And Keep Volunteers Who

    $17.99

    Every ministry needs capable and reliable volunteers, but so often it feels like no one is coming forward to fill your church’s needs. In reality, the people around us do want to volunteer their time and talents, but we often fail to connect potential volunteers to ministry opportunities or lose them somewhere along the way.

    The Volunteer Effect is your start-to-finish guide to recruiting, leading, and retaining volunteers for your ministry. Based on solid management theory delivered in an engaging narrative form, this book shows you how to:
    – recruit people to a mission, not just a role
    – create low-risk entry points
    – build a team that evokes pride
    – train them for the bigger picture
    – and much more

    Your most effective volunteers are already in your church! Let this resource show you how to find–and keep–them. Continue Reading Volunteer Effect : How Your Church Can Find, Train, And Keep Volunteers Who

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  • Names Of God Womens Bible Study Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    Know God better through a study of His names.

    Today’s culture and others’ views, even those of other Christians, can present a distorted view of God. Some suggest God exudes qualities He does not possess such as being unloving or apathetic toward His creation. In a world where we find people creating God in their own image, studying God’s names can remind us that we are created in His. In fact, one of the best ways to know God’s true character and grow closer to Him is to study His names.

    In The Names of God, Melissa Spoelstra leads women on an exploration of the many names of our triune God-from El and Elohim to Yahweh and its many combinations to names such as Abba, Jesus, and Holy Spirit…and many others.

    As women study the names of God, their ideas about God will become more grounded in what His names tell them, and thus more personal, allowing a greater trust in Him to share the details of their lives. Whether having walked with God for many years or just starting out in a relationship with Him, by the end of this study women will not only know more about God but will know Him better-because through the discovery of God’s names, they will discover Him!

    Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning), and a boxed Leader Kit containing one of each component.

    *A six-week study of the names of God.
    *Inspires women to have a more personal and trusting relationship with God.
    *DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in six 25-minute segments.
    *Strong, solid Bible study from popular Bible teacher and speaker Melissa Spoelstra. Continue Reading Names Of God Womens Bible Study Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Unfolding Grace Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $7.99

    The single most popular book in the world-the Bible-was written over many centuries by many different authors, each with a unique literary style. The many stories within its pages continue to grip the hearts of readers and introduce them to their Creator. However, the Bible is more than just a book about events in history: it’s a unified story. The Unfolding Grace Study Guide serves as an onramp to this unified story by helping readers grasp the central message of redemption that runs from Genesis through Revelation. Designed to be used in conjunction with Unfolding Grace, each lesson-with a short summary paragraph and reflection questions-promotes discussion, fosters spiritual growth, and enriches understanding of the Bible, making this ideal for small-group study, Sunday school class, or for individual use. Printed on thick paper and featuring a lay-flat binding optimized for note taking, the Unfolding Grace Study Guide is a great resource for anyone looking for an interactive exploration of the storyline of Scripture. Continue Reading Unfolding Grace Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Lead : 12 Gospel Principles For Leadership In The Church

    $26.99

    The church has a leadership crisis. For every celebrity pastor exiting in the spotlight, there are hundreds of lesser known pastors leaving in the shadows. Why are so many pastors leaving the ministry? Best-selling author Paul David Tripp suggests that lurking behind the failure of a pastor is a weak leadership community. Turning to the pages of Scripture for guidance, Tripp presents readers with 12 leadership-community principles necessary for a gospel-centered leadership model, making this an essential tool for anyone in church leadership. Here is a book with a message for the young and hopeful, as well as the experienced and weary-God’s abiding presence is your hope in ministry leadership. Continue Reading Lead : 12 Gospel Principles For Leadership In The Church

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  • Better Than Life Teen Girls Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.50

    What does it mean to delight in God’s Word?

    Faith and Fun don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Studying the Bible without a plan can be frustrating-kind of like trying to cook without a recipe. In Better Than Life: How to Study the Bible and Like It, Caroline Saunders offers a straightforward recipe girls can understand and enjoy by intentionally and creatively combining humor with the skills they need to get the most from their time in Scripture.

    Girls will discover how God’s steadfast love is better than life (Ps. 63:3) as Caroline leads them through an in-depth study of Psalm 63, teaching them to consider the context, observe, interpret, apply, and delight in God’s Word. Continue Reading Better Than Life Teen Girls Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Life Questions Every Student Asks

    $22.00

    Every student asks questions about life beyond the classroom:
    *What does it mean to be in community?
    *How can I discern my vocation?
    *How should I understand marriage and sex?
    *How should I relate to money and power?
    *What happens if I doubt my faith?
    *How should I approach interfaith dialogue?

    To help students navigate these questions about some of life’s most pressing and difficult issues, Gary M. Burge and David Lauber, coeditors of Theology Questions Everyone Asks, have gathered insights from Christian faculty who draw on their own experiences in conversation with students during office hours and over coffee. Sometimes, the deepest learning takes place outside the classroom. Continue Reading Life Questions Every Student Asks

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  • Resilient Leader : How Adversity Can Change You And Your Ministry For The B

    $25.99

    Adversity often comes without warning. Bad news is shocking. Betrayal is heartbreaking. It’s natural for a church leader to feel defensive and want to fight back. But fear and anger make for poor strategies when it comes to resolving conflict and thriving afterward.

    Is it possible to rise above the storm and even thrive despite it? Ordained minister and leadership consultant Alfred Ells says yes, it is. Through stories of leaders who have suffered the traumas of betrayal, conflict, and failure, he provides insights, wisdom, and instruction on how to leverage adversity to become a resilient leader skilled at repairing any breach. Continue Reading Resilient Leader : How Adversity Can Change You And Your Ministry For The B

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  • Stalled : Hope And Help For Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now

    $22.99

    Churches in America are closing at an alarming rate. Dale Sellers of 95Network believes this trend is largely due to discouragement among small-church pastors. Many church leaders begin ministry with dreams of making an eternal impact. But years of striving, stress, and strain have left them feeling defeated, disillusioned, and stalled.

    Thankfully, there is hope that ministry can turn around for the discouraged pastor. As a former minister who’s been in the trenches, Sellers reveals that:
    *God is not keeping score
    *it’s impossible for a pastor to let God down, and
    *doing ministry from Jesus, not for Him, is a pastor’s key to a thriving church. Continue Reading Stalled : Hope And Help For Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now

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  • Gospel Centered Family Counseling

    $29.99

    Pastors and counselors regularly minister to people whose marriages or families are in crisis. Tempers run high and feelings are brought low when a marriage is hurting or a family is in disarray. Pastors and counselors need practical, biblical help in order to connect their theological training to the reality of modern messy relationships. These how-to training manuals provide relevant, user-friendly equipping for pastors, counselors, lay leaders, educators, and students, enabling them to competently and compassionately relate God’s Word to marriage and family life. Continue Reading Gospel Centered Family Counseling

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  • Gospel Centered Marriage Counseling

    $29.99

    Pastors and counselors regularly minister to people whose marriages or families are in crisis. Tempers run high and feelings are brought low when a marriage is hurting or a family is in disarray. Pastors and counselors need practical, biblical help in order to connect their theological training to the reality of modern messy relationships. These how-to training manuals provide relevant, user-friendly equipping for pastors, counselors, lay leaders, educators, and students, enabling them to competently and compassionately relate God’s Word to marriage and family life. Continue Reading Gospel Centered Marriage Counseling

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  • You Are Never Alone Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.99

    In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. As John states, he recorded many of these signs for an express purpose: These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). John chose the stories and events from Jesus’ life that he believed would give his readers strength, empower them, lift them up, and speak life into their situations.

    By the time John penned the words of his Gospel, he was an old man . . . his hair silver and skin wrinkled. He was pastoring a collection of Christ followers in the distant city of Ephesus. But he still loved to tell the story-some six decades earlier and a thousand miles removed-of when Jesus first called him to lay down his net . . . and he obeyed. The others are gone now. Peter, Andrew, James. They’ve long since followed their calls and fulfilled their missions. Only John remains, and he knows that his days are coming to an end. It is with this purpose that he takes up his pen . . . to help his readers believe and have life.

    John’s record of Jesus’ miracles reassure us that we are never stuck or without hope. We are never forgotten. All the forces of heaven have been marshalled to come to our aid. A rescue mission is underway! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. A multitude of angels and the power of Scripture. The strength of prayer and the wisdom of saints. All this, and more, are continually working together to get us out and see us through. This is the message of the miracles . . . that with God you are never alone.

    Designed for use the You Are Never Alone Video Study (sold separately). Continue Reading You Are Never Alone Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Conformed To His Image Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $24.99

    A Hands-On Guide to Spiritual Growth.

    What does a real relationship with God look like? What does the biblical vision of true spiritual life look like? How do we grow in spiritual maturity? How we answer these questions influence the health, potency, and witness of Christians in an increasingly complex and hostile world.

    Intended for use alongside the Conformed to His Image textbook by Ken Boa, the Conformed to His Image Study Guide is a practical tool to help readers grapple with these important questions and guide them toward spiritual growth. Designed for use in college and seminary courses, church settings, or for independent learners, this study guide helps readers build their lives on a fully biblical perspective by carefully walking them through questions to help them explore and internalize the twelve facets of authentic Christian spirituality, which include:

    *Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Other Compassionately
    *Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective
    *Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Disciplines
    *Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ
    *Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives
    *Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God
    *Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ
    *Process Spirituality: Process versus Product, Being versus Doing
    *Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit
    *Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil
    *Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Evangelism and Discipleship
    *Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship

    The Conformed to His Image Study Guide in an invaluable tool for anyone who desires to follow Christ more closely. Continue Reading Conformed To His Image Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Introduction To Biblical Greek Workbook (Workbook)

    $24.99

    This workbook is designed to accompany An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar, which focuses on the linguistic and syntactic elements of Koine Greek to equip learners for accurate interpretation. It reinforces key concepts student learn through parsing and translation exercises for each chapter. All texts are taken from the Greek New Testament and the Septuagint and include extensive syntactical and exegetical notes to aid students.

    In An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar, author Dana Harris draws upon twenty years of Greek teaching experience and the latest developments in linguistics and syntax to introduce students to basic linguistic concepts and categories necessary for grasping Greek in ways that are clear and intuitive. This solid foundation enables students first to internalize key concepts, then to apply and build upon them as more complex ideas are introduced.

    Several features are specifically designed to aid student’s learning:

    *Key concepts are graphically coded to offer visual reinforcement of explanations and to facilitate learning forms and identifying their functions

    *Key concepts are followed by numerous examples from the Greek New Testament

    *Students learn how to mark Greek texts so that they can begin to see the syntax, identify the boundaries of syntactic units, and construct syntactic outlines as part of their preaching or teaching preparation

    *Four integrative chapters, roughly corresponding to the midterms and final exams of a two-semester sequence, summarize material to date and reinforce key concepts. Here students are also introduced to exegetical and interpretive concepts and practices that they will need for subsequent Greek studies and beyond.

    *Going Deeper and For the Curious offer supplemental information for students interested in learning more or in moving to advanced language study. Continue Reading Introduction To Biblical Greek Workbook (Workbook)

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  • I Am Bible Study (Student/Study Guide)

    $11.99

    In the Gospel of John, Jesus uses I Am statements that tell his listeners exactly who he is: the Bread of Life; the Light of the World; the Gate; the Good Shepherd; the Resurrection and the Life; the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and the True Vine. These claims infuriated the religious leaders and eventually led to Jesus’ crucifixion. This six-session study examines Jesus’ extraordinary claims and shows how Jesus provides, protects, guides, saves, and gives everything we need to grow in spiritual maturity.

    *6-session flexible Bible study
    *Optional reading plan for people with more time who want to go deeper
    *Leader’s guide is contained within each study guide, so no extra book purchase is required
    *Discussion questions for each session and lots of space for writing

    Most Bible studies on Jesus don’t include visuals. Imagine having one that does! Perfect for group and individual use, young adult study, homeschool, church library, to give to a friend, and more! Continue Reading I Am Bible Study (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Matchless Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $79.99

    Who is Jesus? What makes Him different from other religious leaders? How can you know Him? We live in a world where people want to shape Jesus and His message to fit their personal needs or political agendas. So how can you know the truth? And how can you share that truth with others? Dive into Scripture to discover Jesus’ mission, miracles, message, and more to truly know the real Jesus. (8 sessions) Continue Reading Matchless Leader Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

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  • Matchless Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    Who is Jesus? What makes Him different from other religious leaders? How can you know Him? We live in a world where people want to shape Jesus and His message to fit their personal needs or political agendas. So how can you know the truth? And how can you share that truth with others? Dive into Scripture to discover Jesus’ mission, miracles, message, and more to truly know the real Jesus. (8 sessions) Continue Reading Matchless Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

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