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  1. 3.0 hrs • 11/15/2015 • Unabridged

    Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment—one that fosters meaningful, lasting connections—doesn’t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let’s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and bestselling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly eight thousand adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Simply put, the five principles clearly described here have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy—strategy that builds a small group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind God desires for each of us. The kind He uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry and enjoy the tangible results—God’s people doing life together.

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    Creating Community

    3.0 hrs • 11/15/15 • Unabridged
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  2. 6.7 hrs • 9/15/2014 • Unabridged

    Is your organization in danger of Mission Drift? Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It’s that simple. It will happen. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their purpose, and many never return to their original intent. Harvard and the YMCA are among those that no longer embrace the Christian principles on which they were founded. But they didn’t drift off course overnight. Drift often happens in small and subtle ways. Left unchecked, it eventually becomes significant. Yet Mission Drift is not inevitable. Organizations such as Compassion International and InterVarsity have exhibited intentional, long-term commitment to Christ. Why do so many organizations—including churches—wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True? Can drift be prevented? In Mission Drift, HOPE International executives Peter Greer and Chris Horst tackle these questions. They show how to determine whether your organization is in danger of drift, and they share the results of their research into Mission True and Mission Untrue organizations. Even if your organization is Mission True now, it’s wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You’ll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most.

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    Mission Drift

    By Peter Greer and Chris Horst, with Anna Haggard
    Foreword by Andy Crouch
    6.7 hrs • 9/15/14 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.0 hrs • 8/20/2013 • Unabridged

    Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife—The Pastor’s Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of a family. Brian and Cara Croft identify the unique challenges that pastors face as husbands and fathers. They also discuss the difficulties and joys of being a pastor’s wife and offer practical advice on raising children in a ministry family. In addition to addressing the challenges of marriage and raising children, they also highlight the joys of serving together as a family and the unique opportunities pastors have to train their children and lead their families. With discussion questions for use by couples and pastoral reading groups, this book is ideal for pastors and their spouses, pastoral ministry students and their wives, as well as elders, deacons, and others who wish to remain faithful to the care of their families while diligently fulfilling their calling in ministry. The Pastor’s Family equips pastors with time-tested wisdom to address the tension of family and congregational dynamics while persevering in their calling.

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    The Pastor's Family

    4.0 hrs • 8/20/13 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.7 hrs • 4/19/2011 • Unabridged

    Whether you know it or not, you’re a leader. Maybe that’s not news; you'’e used to taking charge. But if you’re like many people, you have yet to discover your potential as a man or woman others follow in pursuit of a vision—a compelling, infectious vision that grips people and draws them alongside you to fulfill it.  In Awaken the Leader Within, Bill Perkins shows you how following the greatest leader of all, Jesus, can awaken your own leadership abilities. Uncovering unexpected insights from Jesus’ ministry, Perkins gives you a close look at the character traits and practical competencies of a true leader. He illustrates them with refreshing examples from his own experience. And in the special discussion guide at the back of the book, he helps you integrate them in your life with to-the-point questions and applications.  Whether you’re leading your family, a committee, a church, a team, or a Fortune 500 company, this book tells you what it takes to: – Awaken your character: Discover the importance of self-motivation, authenticity, vision, courage, dependence on God, commitment, and self-control.– Awaken your skills: Learn how to nurture vision in others, make wise decisions, build a team, harness opposing forces, facilitate innovation and change, and put others first. In Awaken the Leader Within, you’ll find out how to uncover and unleash a “Blow Your Socks Off Vision.” You’ll explore five essential “faith builders” for turning dreams into realities. You’ll learn the critical importance of instilling an attitude of we-ism (versus me-ism) in your team. Perkins helps you not only grasp vital principles of leadership but also recognize how they’re already operative in your life—or inoperative, waiting for you to set them in motion as you draw close to Jesus and follow his example. “The greatest leader of all time offers you more than his wisdom,” writes Perkins. “He offers you himself! As you apply his wisdom and tap into his power, you’ll discover others doing what you want them to do, not because you told them to, but because they want to.”

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    Awaken the Leader Within

    5.7 hrs • 4/19/11 • Unabridged
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  5. 10.6 hrs • 11/17/2009 • Unabridged

    Do the programs crowding the typical church’s weekly schedule today lack an essential element, one that is fundamental to their having the greatest spiritual impact? This biblically grounded book asserts that many leaders overlook the necessary precondition of discerning and cooperating with the empowering will of the Holy Spirit before putting their plans into action. Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit is a highly practical guide for nurturing relations between believers and the Holy Spirit, a process facilitated by seven dynamics: – Love that draws us into engagement– Faith and obedience – Receiving divine guidance– Exercising spiritual discernment– Welcoming the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit– Intercessory prayer that shapes the future– Seeing and responding to kairos moments Advanced by the church leadership and brought into being by the Holy Spirit, these factors help congregations preach and teach, worship, heal, govern, make disciples of converts, and evangelize. One of this book’s strengths is the use of case studies to illustrate how the seven dynamics can take root in local congregations.

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  6. 11.6 hrs • 9/29/2009 • Unabridged

    “When are you going to become a real pastor?” “When are you going to get your own church?” “How long will you be here?” During his thirty-one years serving in churches across the country, Doug Fagerstrom has known both the joys of being a ministry staff member and experienced many misconceptions of the role. In The Ministry Staff Member, he draws on his vast experience to correct false notions and provide a clear, accurate understanding. This comprehensive and practical handbook provides staff members—paid and volunteer, church and parachurch—with invaluable tools for success and helps those around them better understand and appreciate the importance of what they do. Dozens of sidebar articles and suggested resource lists provide a useful toolbox you’ll want to turn to again and again.

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    The Ministry Staff Member

    11.6 hrs • 9/29/09 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.2 hrs • 4/26/2009 • Unabridged

    Fueled by a desire to reach people for Christ, a revolution is underway. Churches are growing beyond the limitations of a single service in one building. Expanding the traditional model, they are embracing the concept of one church with more than one site: multiple congregations sharing a common vision, budget, leadership, and board. Drawing from the examples of churches nationwide, The Multi-Site Church Revolution shows what healthy multisite churches look like and what motivates congregations to make the change. Discover how your church can:  – cast a vision for change – ensure a successful DNA transfer (vision and core values) to its new site – develop new leaders – fund new sites – adapt to structure and staffing change – use technology to support your worship services  The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools.

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    The Multi-Site Church Revolution

    6.2 hrs • 4/26/09 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.1 hrs • 3/1/2007 • Unabridged

    Pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.

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    The Deliberate Church

    6.1 hrs • 3/1/07 • Unabridged
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  9. 2.1 hrs • 11/19/2003 • Unabridged

    Rediscovering Church is the candid story of Willow Creek Community Church’s phenomenal growth, from 100 members to its present Sunday morning attendance of 15,000. Bill Hybels and his wife, Lynne, tell about Willow Creek’s beginnings, its struggles, the philosophy behind its success, and the strategies that have made it a model for church growth.  The first half of the book, written by Lynne Hybels, explores the early years of Willow Creek and the personal accounts behind one of this century’s most remarkable church stories. It offers an honest look at the ways God has used both the strengths and weaknesses of His people, creating a church of believers who have had tremendous impact for Christ in their community. In the second half of Rediscovering Church, Bill Hybels helps you apply the strengths of Willow Creek’s ministry philosophy to your own congregation’s mission. From mission statements to developing leadership, making sound financial decisions, and handling growth, Bill stresses that God wants to build His church to be an effective and committed community of faith that reaches out to a hurting world, to be the body of Christ in real and tangible ways.  Rediscovering Church draws on the experiences of Willow Creek to show how one fellowship crystallized its mission and methodology, its vision and values. The Willow Creek story provides an example that churches and individuals alike can turn to for inspiration, encouragement, and a means of uncovering the pattern for their own unique mission and ministry.

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    Rediscovering Church

    2.1 hrs • 11/19/03 • Unabridged
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