Whether in churches, not-for-profit ministries or in business the need
for sound leadership is readily apparent. Drawing on his years of
experience in development and fundraising and his extensive theological
training, Scott Rodin offers a new paradigm--a transformational
approach to leadership that is biblically sound, theologically rich and
practically compelling. More...
In order to practice faithful discipleship, it is essential that we
focus on daily aspects of Christian education in the local church,
within its structures, and through faithful ministry. In this honest
exploration, Blevins and Maddix will help readers find a new
perspective on discipleship that will guide them towards a deeper practice of effective community...
Biblical Theology In the Life of the Church centers on the practical importance of biblical theology to
ministry. He begins with an examination of a pastor's tools of the
trade: exegesis and biblical and systematic theology. The book
distinguishes between the power of narrative in biblical theology and
the power of application in systematic theology, but also emphasizes
the importance of their collaboration in ministry.More...
This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery—the trademarks of great preaching. With the help of charts and creative learning exercises, Chapell shows how expository preaching can reveal the redemptive aims of Scripture and offers a comprehensive approach to the theory and practice of preaching. He also provides help for special preaching situations.More...
Interacting with theological and discussions past and present, Darren Marks in Bringing Theology to Life
examines seven key doctrines including, the Trinity, sin, incarnation,
the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, heaven, and the church, and in doing
so highlights the interrelatedness of each doctrine while exploring
their meaning for Christians today. This book is ideal for Sunday
school, group studies, or for young Christians just learning the faith. More...
In this comprehensive text, Gary Parrett and Steve Kang attend to both the content and process of educational and formational ministries. They set forth a thoroughly biblical vision for intentional teaching of the Christian faith, with a holistic concern for what and whom is taught as well as how and why. Fully apprised of developments in educational theory and pedagogy, Parrett and Kang propose a core curriculum for recovering the full scope of Christian...More...
C. Neal Johnson offers the first comprehensive guide to business as
mission for practitioners. He provides conceptual foundations for
understanding Bam's unique place in global mission and prerequisites for engaging in it. Then he offers practical resources for how to do BAM,
including strategic planning and step-by-step operational
implementation. Drawing on a wide variety of models, Johnson works
through details of both mission and market realities, with an eye to
such issues as management, sustainability, and accountability.
This little known volume, The Secret Providence of God written by Calvin in 1558 was Calvin's defense of his doctrine of Providence as he had articulated it in his 1546 Institutes. By 1558 Calvin was well established as one of the leading voices of the Reformation and his writings received wide readership. Here Calvin sets out a polemical apologetic for Providence reflecting the era in which he wrote, and the vigor of Calvin's theological genius. For those who wish to understand Calvin's theology and the era in which he wrote, this book is a critical theological and historical document.