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  1. Surprise the World. The Five Habits of Highly Missional People
    Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, weve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that weve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world--and both we and the world suffer for it.

    Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model--Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others lives--will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.

    Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out! Saber más
  2. Staying Is the New Going. Choosing to Love Where God Places You
    Do you get tired sitting in a pew? Have you ever fantasized about traveling to the other side of the world, telling people about the good news of Jesus Christ? Wake up and look around: The world is right here, waiting for the Good News to make itself known.

    For too long weve outsourced Gods work in the world to missionaries "out there" at the ends of the earth. In reality, God wants us to love our neighbor right next door. He wants us to pray for the welfare of our zip code, to witness to the world outside our window. He wants us to be the church, the people of God, in conversation and meaningful engagement with the people God loves outside the walls of the church.

    The stories in this book will change the way you look at your city and provide insights into how you can be an authentic Christian. Saber más
  3. We Died Before We Came Here. A True Story of Sacrifice and Hope
    If not you, who? If not now, when? This was the challenge answered by Stephen Foreman and his wife, Emily, when they traded in their American white picket fence for a giant, dusty sandbox as missionaries in the deserts of North Africa. Stephen had given Emily a well-read copy of Foxes Book of Martyrs on their first date, a telling foreshadowing of the ultimate cost he would pay when, at 39, he was shot and killed by al-Qaeda operatives. His life and death planted a seed of boldness and inspiration in the hearts of local believers. This seed would grow and multiply efforts to help reach the very goal that Stephen was willing to give his life for--glorifying God and seeing his Kingdom established among the nations.

    In this memoir, Emily, left with four kids and an undying calling to reach the Muslim world, recounts their heartrending yet uplifting story of sacrifice and love for a people held captive by the ultimate Enemy. Stephen did not die in vain. This promise echoes through the books pages and far beyond, in the minds and lives of countless individuals touched by a man who daily put his life in the hands of God.

    Because of security issues and the need to protect other workers and local believers in the country, the book employs pseudonyms for all major characters, including the authors. Saber más
  4. Rise. Bold Strategies to Transform Your Church
    Every church has a next step for spiritual growth.
    Is your congregation engaged in an on-fire relationship with Jesus and His work in the world? For ten years, REVEAL research has been the gold standard for measuring spiritual vitality based on its unprecedented database of 500,000 congregants attending 1,800 diverse churches across America. Now in Rise, REVEAL researchers offer new comprehensive data--and encouragement from churches in the trenches--to help church leaders gain clear and practical insights about strategic pathways that will enable spiritual growth.

    A must-read for pastors, lay leaders, and anyone wanting to help their church cultivate tangible spiritual growth, Rise offers research-based evidence that shows all churches fall into one of eight "archetypes." Rise will help leaders:
    • Identify which archetype fits their church.
    • Create spiritual-growth strategies based on real-life case studies.
    • Implement sound strategies with insights on what works best for churches in the same archetype.
    God calls the church to vibrant relationship and kingdom work. If you desire to see your church answer His call with renewed passion, join with thousands of other churches and Rise. Saber más
  5. . Nurturing Authentic Faith in Ourselves and Others
    Does Jesus call to "go and make disciples" seem a little intimidating?
    Youre not alone! Let seasoned discipler Dana Yeakley mentor you on this incredible journey of discipleship. Dana knows that discipling women can be overwhelming--but shes seen how our amazing God works and knows that He has uniquely designed you to disciple other women.

    In this practical and encouraging guide, you will learn how to
    • Reflect on four scriptural realities that will ground you as Gods disciple so you can pass His truth on to others
    • Create an inviting and safe space conducive to building authentic relationships
    • Pack three essentials--the Word, prayer, and catching up on life--into each of your meetings
    • Determine whom to disciple and how to find her
    • Intentionally engage with someone who wants to be discipled
    • Discern what to share as you open up to each other
    Each chapter ends with a Bible study that challenges you as a disciple and also as a discipler. Packed with essential truths and encouragement, The Gentle Art of Discipling Women will prove to be a trusted resource that you will refer to for years to come. Saber más
  6. Curious. The Unexpected Power of a Question-Led Life
    Did you know that of the 183 questions Jesus was asked, he answered only four of them directly? The other 179 he answered with questions (or sometimes a story). Questions are not the enemy of faith; they are the way Jesus most often helped people not just say the right things, but live the right ways. The joy, creativity, and the adventure we were created to live begin with asking the right questions and then living into the answers with Gods help.

    If you are wondering how to draw closer to Jesus and live your unique adventure with him, Curious will help you, question by question, step into the future God has for you. If you are a leader who wonders how to lead well without burning out, Curious will show you how, by asking the right questions, you can help empower those you influence to greater motivation and creativity as they live out their answers to these questions with Gods help. As Jesus demonstrated, asking the right questions at the right time, and communicating them in the right spirit, can transform hearts and change the world.

    Let Tom Hughes thread together stories that will lead you into a new sense of confidence, not in yourself but in the God who loves you and calls you according to his good purpose. Saber más
  7. Make It Last. Proven Principles for Effective Student Ministry
    Author and pastor Jeff Lovingood believes to be successful in youth ministry, pastors need to embrace and understand certain enduring principles that will strengthen and carry them through the tough times when they are tempted to give up. Make It Last outlines these values and provides practical guidelines to encourage youth workers to reflect on why they are called to the ministry. An invaluable resource for anyone working with students in the church, Make It Last tackles important issues such as:
    • Establishing a vision for youth ministry
    • Creating a culture that balances evangelism and discipleship
    • Building effective relationships with students and other ministries
    • Celebrating what God has done
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  8. Seated. Living from Our Position in Christ
    Too many Christians go through life unaware of the riches we have in Christ. Discovering these blessings is the first step to living them out in daily life. Written for women, the 8 sessions of this Bible study of Ephesians will help you and your group explore who God created you to be, how you can have relationships filled with the Holy Spirit, and what you can do to take charge of your thoughts and emotions. Saber más
  9. (Re)Tell: Jesus. An Interactive Bible Storying Experience for Students
    Teens can have a hard time recalling abstract concepts and lists of facts, but they can remember and retell a good story. (Re)Tell: Jesus is a stand-alone leaders guide for teaching students about Jesus using the stories of people whose lives He changed. Though it is filled with highly interactive and creative learning experiences, what makes it unique is its focus on Bible story and Scripture memory.
    • Outcomes are focused on personal transformation, not information and application
    • Presentation is gender neutral
    • Learning plan can be done in 45 minutes
    • No other books are necessary
    • Activity-based curriculum is ideal for Sunday mornings or small groups
    • Incorporates Bible story, Scripture memory, and group interaction
    • Perfect for sixth graders and younger teens
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  10. Next Door as It Is in Heaven. Living Out Gods Kingdom in Your Neighborhood
    There was a time when neighbors knew each others names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities.

    No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to "love your neighbor as yourself."

    In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established. Saber más

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