2017 Christian Book Award ®: Ministry Resources Finalists

    1. The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams
      The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams
      Zac M. Hicks
      Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
      $11.99 Retail: $18.99 Save 37% ($7.00)

    Pastor Zac Hicks gives modern worship leaders a clear guide to embrace their pastoral role in shaping souls and making disciples. The Worship Pastor is a practical and biblical introduction to worship ministry, filled with engaging, illustrative stories and organized to address questions of theory and practice. Divided into three parts, Hicks addresses who a worship pastor is, what roles the worship pastor fillw withint the worship service, and the ministry reach beyond the worship service.

    1. Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church
      Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church
      Thom S. Rainer
      B&H Books / 2016 / Hardcover
      $5.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 54% ($7.00)
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    A timely guide for leaders who yearn for their ministries to make a kingdom difference.

    Drawing from studies, consultations, and research on over 50,000 churches, Simple Church author Thom Rainer warns that 90 percent of American congregations are losing ground in their communities and offers practical strategies for reversing the trend in Who Moved My Pulpit?. This book is especially helpful for pastors in churches where the surrounding community has changed over recent years.

    1. Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation
      Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation
      Terry Linhart
      Baker Academic / 2016 / Trade Paperback
      $22.49 Retail: $34.99 Save 36% ($12.50)
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      Stock No: WW097614

    Dissatisfied with decade-old textbooks available for educating youth ministry leaders, youth ministry veteran Terry Linhard gathered top educators in the field to create a text where:

    • Each chapter is written by a recognized expert for that chapter's content.
    • The book is attractive to veteran youth leaders and not just for use in academic settings only.
    • Chapters are short, allowing professors who use the text to use supplemental readings.
    • The book focuses on teaching and learning and not try to achieve anything beyond that.
    • The authors come from a wide range of Christian denominational backgrounds.

    Teaching the Next Generations achieves all of these, and so much more. Gain insight and build your own confidence to be a more effective Christian educator of youth today.

    1. Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith
      Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith
      Chap Clark
      Baker Academic / 2015 / Hardcover
      $23.49 Retail: $34.99 Save 33% ($11.50)
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      Stock No: WW049705

    Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community.

    Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model.

    Adoptive Youth Ministry shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.

    1. The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance--Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters
      The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance--Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters
      Sinclair B. Ferguson
      Crossway / 2016 / Hardcover
      $18.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 24% ($6.00)
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      Stock No: WW548005

    Helping modern Christians walk the line between legalism on the one hand and antinomianism on the other, this book looks to a 300-year-old controversy to shed valuable light on the law, the gospel, sanctification, and more.