Discover How to Unpack All of Scripture for Today’s Believers
Tragically, too many preachers and Bible teachers don’t have the time or inclination to dive into the depths of the Old Testament. T. J. Betts, respected professor of Old Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, walks you through the steps to effectively preach and teach the Old Testament. You’ll want this book in your library because it is a valuable tool for unpacking the richness of the Old Testament.
Created, Called, and Commissioned for Something Bigger than You
You were created by God, called to follow Christ, and commissioned to make disciples. When Jesus gave this commission, it wasn’t a last-minute thought before he ascended into heaven. It was a mandate for all his followers to participate in a movement of God already in motion.
If the idea that you have a purpose and mission feels daunting, keep in mind that you cannot mess up the story of what God is doing. But you can miss out on being a part of it. Don’t wait! God is inviting you to participate in the most significant movement the world has ever known.
Ten Questions Every Leader (and Church Member) Must Answer
Jess Rainer, an experienced church planter, will guide you through the key conversations that church leaders and members must have when launching a new church site, from “Do we have a vision?” to “Are we ready?” How to Launch a New Church Site is an indispensable tool to help you dive deep and examine the possibilities with your congregation.
Discover the People, Movements, and Ideas That Transformed Our World
Justin Gatlin tells the story of how Christianity grew from a dozen disciples to a worldwide movement. For each era covered in A Brief Walk through Christian History, Justin shows how Christians from that time period responded to Christ’s call to spread the gospel message, defined what it means to be a follower of Christ, and discipled people who joined the church. It’s an amazing story that shows the hand of God in the growth and expansion of the church.
Discover How Your Church Is Primed to Reach Your Neighbors
The neighborhood church is primed for a comeback and the potential is huge. Sam Rainer recounts the dramatic shift that occurred at the turn of the 21st century: A new generation is looking to neighborhood churches for life-giving friendships, opportunities for service, and a community dedicated to worshiping God. Discover the marks of a healthy neighborhood church, common myths, and the best strategies to reach your neighbors. God wants to do incredible things. Are you ready?
How to Grow Your Church by Ministering to People
Your church is meant to be a conduit of hope, healing, redemption, and renewal for your neighborhood. Pastor Tyrone Barnette uses the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand to explore how Jesus himself ministered to people, then shows how he applied those principles to his own church. Filled with interviews with other ministry leaders who are tackling the challenges of reaching their communities, this book is your blueprint to grow your church by helping your members turn outward.
An Invitation to Intercede for Your Pastor and Revive Your Church
"Will you pray for me?" is the question Thom Rainer asked his congregation. The response was overwhelming. Within two days, more than one hundred people committed to pray for him, and the church was transformed over the next year. Thom cannot imagine what would have happened if he hadn't overcome his reluctance to be that vulnerable with his congregation. In this book, there are reflections and prayers that give church members a glimpse into the struggles most pastors face and helps them pray in specific ways. Also included are instructions on starting a prayer ministry, and a thirty-day prayer challenge.
Discovering What It Means to Follow Jesus Together with Fellow Believers
What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this concise book, respected pastor, author, and church consultant Thom S. Rainer explains how the local church is God’s only plan for reaching the world with his love. “I Am A Christian” and “I am a Church Member” go hand in hand. I Am A Christian is your first step on that incredible journey. DVD and Participant's Guide also available
Your Invitation to Become a Great Commission Christian
Pray & Go is a simple yet profound tool to help your church members focus outward and adopt the holy habit of prayer. Both adults and young people enjoy the program because it isn’t cumbersome or time consuming. Just pray and walk. Yes, it’s that simple. You will be amazed by what God will do when you pray. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
How the Love of Christ Can Flow Naturally from Your Life
Bestselling author Thom Rainer answers the question, "Why is it so difficult to share our love of Christ?" Learn why we hesitate. Identify common objections and how to respond confidently and gracefully. Discover the three greatest barriers to communicating the Gospel and how to overcome them. Then watch how God works through our lives to draw others to himself!
A Hopeful and Practical Guide for Leading Your Congregation to a Brighter Tomorrow
Your church has the opportunity of a lifetime. The world has shifted, and a new, brighter tomorrow awaits. The Church Revitalization Checklist is a tool to help you start fresh, leverage your strengths, and discover hidden opportunities for church growth.
Seven Findings about How Congregations Avoided Death
In this book, Thom Rainer reveals seven findings of revived churches. Through new research, he figuratively dissects hundreds of churches that were on the path toward death. But they turned around. They revitalized. They did so in the face of facts and naysayers who told them it could not be done. Get the tools to strengthen, restore, and energize your church.
How the Women of the Bible Inspire the Women of the Church
In The Calling of Eve, Jacki C. King explores what God has accomplished through the unique talents and contributions of women of the Bible, drawing inspiration and lessons for all women in ministry today. Be inspired to follow in the footsteps of the courageous women of faith who are honored in this book!
A Practical and Easy-to-Use Guide
You have agreed to head up a small group in your church. Now what? How to Lead a Healthy Small Group is your complete guide to managing a small group effectively. From dealing with conflict to knowing how to direct difficult discussions, this book will be an invaluable resource to you as you lead your small group and encourage it to thrive.
Understanding the Purpose, Themes, and Practical Implications of Each New Testament Book of the Bible
Journey through the New Testament helps you gain a complete understanding of the teachings of Jesus and how the early Christians thought and lived out their beliefs. It is a solid foundation of biblical knowledge on which you can build a deeper understanding of Scripture and God’s ultimate purposes.
Understanding the Purpose, Themes, and Practical Implications of Each Old Testament Book of the Bible
Gain a solid grasp of the major themes and stories of the Old Testament. Summarize the grand story of the Bible in the Old Testament in a way that people can understand and apply to their lives. This book is a solid foundation of essential biblical knowledge for your personal study of the Scriptures.
How to Unleash the Praying Church
Why is it a struggle to pray? Explore the power of a praying church and how it can transform your ministry. Chuck Lawless guides church leaders in establishing the priority of prayer and a thriving prayer ministry in their churches and illustrates how churches need to take prayer seriously in order to grow.
An Accessible Book-by-Book Guide through the Scriptures
When you grasp God’s Word holistically, your life begins to make more sense each and every day. In this book, Sam Rainer will help you see the entire masterpiece instead of just focusing on the brushstrokes. Understand the broad themes that occur from Genesis to Revelation to find God’s purpose and plan for your life.
How to Create a Community That Develops Passionate and Healthy Followers of Jesus
Many church leaders know their communities well. But too often they don't have a thoroughly articulated plan to move non-believers to new believers to growing believers to reproducing believers. Dr. Chuck Lawless provides a model to help church leaders build committed disciples of Christ.