Author: Robert Schnase
People are searching for a church shaped and sustainted by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Internal Faith Development,Risk-taking Mission and Service, and Extravagent Generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the sucess of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the work.
Author: Rose Sims
Saving dying churches is not a theory but a proven fact and it can happen anywhere! Dr. Sim's inspiring story is so unusual, enlightening powerful, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you won't put it down. It is an American success story of two of God's servants, each of whom won their denomination's top national award for a lifetime of church growth. It is a "How to Grow a Church" story which any church can duplicate and it is a must for laity, clergy, church growth seminars, men or women's groups or...
Author: Rob Bell
Why do we do the things we do? Why do we go to church or give money away? Because we're supposed to or because we think God needs it? Do we honestly put on our best clothes for an hour once a week, stand and sit at all the right times, and sing all the appropriate songs for God's sake, or because it'll make us look better to the world around us? We're tired of all the empty rituals and routines. And so is God. God hates it when we call ourselves Christians but ignore all the things he really...
The potential for sexual misconduct exists in all areas of our society, even churches and other places of worship where people expect to meet safety and sancity. Using real life scenarios, this 28 minute video shows clergy, church staff, and lay people how to recognize the various forms of sexual misconduct that can occue in a church community, and how to prevent them.
Designed to stimulate discussion and generate solutions, the video and accompanying guide can be used in education sessions...