Introducing a memorable vocabulary and an easy-to-use practical framework, More equips readers to embark on a journey of discovering their unique personal calling. Inspiring and challenging, More gives readers permission and encouragement to engage in the journey God has solely for them. It enables readers to answer three of the most important and profound questions we all naturally ask.
More: Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure #ad - 1 who am i created to be?2 what am i created to do?3 where am i to be best positioned to do it?The integrated answers to these key questions—the BE-DO-GO of a person’s life—represent the core dimensions of personal calling. Zondervan.
Made for More: Six Essential Shifts for Creating a Culture of MobilizationExponential #ad - Paul wrote ephesians for the body of christ to help them discover God’s design for the church and the fullness of the mission God has for every single person He has created. In made for more: six essential shifts for creating a Culture of Mobilization, the authors highlight six key shifts from the book of Ephesians that are necessary to create a healthy culture of mobilization.
Made for More: Six Essential Shifts for Creating a Culture of Mobilization #ad - Shift 1: from more effort to more jesusshift 2: from more volunteers to more masterpiecesshift 3: from more guilt to Move LoveShift 4: From More Hierarchy to More MissionariesShift 5: From More Programs to More Mission FieldsShift 6: From More Strategy to More Surrender This healthy culture will help church leaders shift their thinking from "volunteerism" to "mobilization.
Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and StoryZondervan #ad - Everyone needs to be able to name what God has put them on the earth to do. In order for the people of god to truly thrive and be salt and light in the world, church leaders must move from simply "gathering and teaching" their members to "empowering and releasing them. This book, and the disciple-making tools that both will be integrated into, the accompanying online assessment, will all be a part of a turn-key solution for church leaders to accomplish that goal.
Church members have become dependent upon church leaders, and church leaders need their members to remain that way. The find your place book will help followers of jesus locate three signals that will help people discern their personal calling: their Gifts, and their Story, their Passions, and help them take meaningful next steps to engage that calling.
Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story #ad - Furthermore, the American Church has a Co-Dependency Disorder. Gps technology is widely known as a way to know where you are on the earth, as well as a way to guide you to get where you want to go. Most people never do. That is a tragedy of epic proportions. We need a simple way to discover that calling, and Find Your Place is that way.
This co-dependence is doing more than throttling the vitality of the church.
The Mobilization Flywheel: Creating a Culture of Biblical MobilizationExponential #ad - They help you process how you can mobilize those around you to increase your impact. Plus, learn how to articulate your “minimum ecclesiology” so that you can set believers, groups, and churches into mobilization overdrive. The wheel has started turning. Believers are longing to live out their kingdom calling.
Todd is engaged in leading-edge initiatives to help catalyze movements of healthy, multiplying churches and has written multiple books with that aim. Gain clarity on common friction points called flywheel “drags” and ways to increase mobilization called flywheel “aids”. Larry walkemeyer and todd wilson reveal the kind of church that will empower believers to become everyday missionaries where they live, work, and play.
The Mobilization Flywheel: Creating a Culture of Biblical Mobilization #ad - The authors describe how every believer can live a fully mobilized life as they serve in the sweet spot of their calling. He also serves as Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for Exponential. Todd wilson is co-founder and CEO of Exponential. This resource offers a model for moving forward, a model which can create ever-increasing momentum for the multiplication of the church.
Is your church mobilizing believers into thefullness of god’s call?the mobilization flywheel contains a powerful new framework which every Christian and church needs to implement in their lives and ministries. It’s called the mobilization flywheel.
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us ApartIVP Books #ad - Winner of a 2013 leadership journal book award "our very short list" in "the leader's Outer Life" category2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one, " divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions.
Learn: why i think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the samewhy little differences often become big sources of conflictWhy categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effectsWhy we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid itWhy women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versaWhy choices of language can actually affect unity With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others.
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart #ad - . We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don't look like us, don't act like us and don't even like what we like. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries. Here are the tools we need to understand how we can overcome the hidden forces that divide us.
Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. We cluster in theological groups, ethnic groups, age groups, gender groups, educational and economic groups. Learn why christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting.
Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential SeriesZondervan #ad - A practical tool accompanies each of the five practices, with several illustrations for how to use it. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand, Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership, but in doing so you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication.
Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker. In hero maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential. Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, help others take ownership, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provides strategies for how you can activate gifts, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress.
Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential Series #ad - Besides rich insights from the gospels, Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders and from established churches to new church plants. Authors dave ferguson a chicago pastor and church planter and Warren Bird an award-winning writer make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others, who in turn do likewise.
Become that rare breed of leader who brings change into our world by sacrificially investing in others who become the heroes. By becoming a hero maker, you will join a movement of influencers that are impacting hundreds, thousands and perhaps millions of people around the world.
Microchurches: A Smaller WayIndependently published #ad - With power being redistributed in our time, networks of smaller enterprises are both growing and thriving. When jesus thought about the church, what did he imagine? Most churches are small, and rightly so. This book is a guide to understanding, appreciating and if you are up for it, starting a micro church.
The yearning for participation and empowerment has us all looking for versions of church that make room for everyone. Microchurches can be strong, if not for all time, beautiful, accessible and potent portraits of just what Jesus had in mind, at least for ours. Perhaps, after all our hand wringing and insecurity about the size of our churches, we have missed the point.
Reframation: Seeing God, People, and Mission Through Reenchanted Frames100Movement Publishing #ad - Reframation: Seeing God, People, and Mission Through Reenchanted Frames #ad - It's an invitation to stretch our minds, expand our hearts, and awaken ourselves and those around us to the grand story of God. As christians, we can often be starved of imagination, wary of paradox, and devoid of mystery. Rooted in scripture, and drawing on poetry, and pop culture, the arts, literature, Reframation refuses to settle for pious platitudes, philosophy, and appeals to each and every one of us to experience and articulate the good news narrative in ways that resonate with the spiritual hunger and longings of those in our contemporary culture.
Reframation is a passionate manifesto, calling followers of Jesus to reframe and reenchant our worldview, enlarging our perception of God and gospel.
Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily LifeHarperOne #ad - Discernment: reading the Signs of Daily Life features the wisdom that spiritual leader and counselor Henri J. M. M. Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every christian and seeker: What should I do with my life? Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God—in our hearts, in the community of faith, in the Bible, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God’s plan.
Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life #ad - Although the late Henri J. Now, michael christensen—one of nouwen’s longtime students—and Rebecca Laird have taken his coursework, in association with the Nouwen Legacy Trust, journals, and unpublished writings to create this and other books in the series exploring God’s will for your life. Nouwen counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume.
Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create MovementJossey-Bass #ad - Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, attitudes, thoughts, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church's individual DNA and unleash their congregation's one-of-a-kind potential. Written by church consultant will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement.
Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement #ad - In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture.
Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the SpiritHarperOne #ad - Henri nouwen was one of the great spiritual masters of the modern age. Read this brand-new compilation of his writings and conferences, erudition and, and let Henri Nouwen accompany you—with his trademark wisdom, most of all, acuity, common sense, compassion—and help you encounter God more fully in your daily life.
Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit #ad - James martin, the authors of spiritual direction, the wounded healer, making all things new, reaching Out, author of The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything Led by the writing of beloved, bestselling author Henri Nouwen With Open Hands, SJ, return with the second work in this popular spirituality series on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development.
. His beloved writings have helped millions understand that no matter where we are, God can meet us there.