With almost one million copies sold, this bestseller contains forms and suggestions for every type of service in which a minister would be called upon to participate.
Judson Press' best-seller for decades, this revised classic is organized into six chapters that give an overview of the pastor's work and provide suggestions for all aspects of ministry, Scripture selections, outlines for weddings and funerals, parliamentary considerations for churches, and forms for commonly needed letters and certificates.
The Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling was first published in March 1988. While its primary intention was to help counselors and pastors, over the years laypersons have also found it indispensable in helping them meet their personal needs as well as mold their personal and family devotions.
This revised and expanded edition is specially designed to help people use the Scriptures more effectively in their lives. Scripture quotations are from the popular NIV. Scripture passages on each of the practical topics are thoughtfully arranged in a numbered list so that users can see their significance at a glance. Users have all the pertinent Bible passages at their fingertips when they need them most.
After traveling the world for many years and speaking at hundreds of churches of all kinds, Paul David Tripp is concerned about the state of pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but with the very people who train him, call him, relate to him, and restore him if necessary. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy--an environment that actively undermines the wellbeing and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the war that rages not only in the m ... more
This 26-session Bible overview--designed to equip lay leaders to serve as elders, Sunday school teachers, small group facilitators, and in other positions of service in the church--can be completed as a group study or a self-study. Both volumes have revised graphics and have been updated to reflect the best understanding of the Bible and educational methodology.
The church depends on volunteer workers to staff educational ministries. Sunday school teachers and small group leaders may have a heart to teach the Bible, but how have they been academically prepared? Over the course of a century, "Training for Service" has equipped over one million volunteers with this basic course and certification for Bible te ... more
New and invaluable service booklet for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers in bringing Communion to the sick. Father Champlin, who has both lectured and written at length about this ministry, has geared the work directly for such Ministers and included aseries of pastoral instructions and guidelines that will be of great benefit to them.
Designed to help clergymen "know what to say and how to say it," The Pastor's Handbook will meet the ongoing needs of the Christian minister for planning and executing the ministries of the church. Scripture readings, forms, ceremonies and instructions for special occasions all provide for the needs of Christian ministers in a concise and compact volume.
Ask yourself this question: What type of character qualifies the people God chooses to use? The question itself assumes an atypical answer, simply because it leaves out so much. To ask only about one's character seems inadequate when defining a leader. We surely need to ask about character, but also about personality, communication skills, IQ, education, previous experience, and more...don't we? Crawford Loritts disagrees. He answers the question with four simple words: Brokenness, Communion, Servanthood, Obedience. These four traits form the framework for "Leadership as an Identity," By examining each trait, Loritts undermines many pervasive assumptions about leadership that are unbiblical. According ... more
Drugs and alcohol. Self-injury. Eating disorders. Puberty. Suicide. Sexual purity. These are just a few of the challenges facing teens and young adults today. With these and many other issues commanding their attention, parents and youth pastors are left