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A Worship Workbook

A Worship Workbook

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Pastors and others who lead Christian worship want to offer worship that is truthful and hopeful. They yearn to create worship that involves and includes everyone in their midst. To develop new approaches to planning, so that their worship can reflect and respond to the realities of the community. To create worship for the church that is becoming. A Worship Workbook introduces crucial and under-examined liturgical and social concepts for students and leaders of worship. Each chapter offers a brief lesson, teaching new skills and inspiring creativity for honest, faithful, and versatile worship leadership.
Better Together

Better Together

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How to Inspire and Equip the Members of Your Church to Love and Serve Their Community

Every pastor wants to impact their local community. 

But pastors make up a small subset of the entire church, and many find themselves stretched too thin — especially now.

More than four out of five pastors tell Barna they prefer lay initiatives to new church programs, but fewer than one in 10 pastors is confident that their church is good at developing new leaders.

If you’re looking for ways to inspire and equip the people in your church to share God’s love with your community, we’d be honored to help. 

Together with our partners at Lutheran Hour Ministries, we’ve set out to answer questions such as: 

  • What possibilities exist in the gifts of church members?
  • What motivates Christians to make a hopeful difference in their neighborhoods?
  • What’s the most fruitful way of connecting individual Christians with a heart for their neighbors to their community?
  • How do you build trust in communities where Christians and the Church don’t have a great reputation?
  • What’s the role of congregations and ministry leaders in this effort?

We’ve combined careful research with insights from ministry leaders and packaged them all in a report called:

Better Together: How Christians Can Be a Welcome Influence in Their Neighborhoods.

You can raise up leaders in your congregation who will make a positive difference in the community. 

It’s challenging work, but the results can be life changing — because in life and in ministry, we really are better together. 

Conversational Intelligence

Conversational Intelligence

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The key to success in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence. It's not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success. Conversational Intelligence translates the wealth of new insights coming out of neuroscience from across the globe, and brings the science down to earth so people can understand and apply it in their everyday lives. Author Judith Glaser presents a framework for knowing what kind of conversations trigger the lower, more primitive brain; and what activates higher-level intelligences such as trust, integrity, empathy, and good judgment. Conversational Intelligence makes complex scientific material simple to understand and apply through a wealth of easy to use tools, examples, conversational rituals, and practices for all levels of an organization.
Courage

Courage

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Courage is the foundational virtue required for the Christian life. But often we wonder if we have what it takes to live the vital life Jesus offers his disciples. In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers. By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Christ followers as they exhibit a brave faith. Once we have eyes to hear what Jesus is showing us, once have ears to hear, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us. Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Tom Berlin and a comprehensive Leader Guide.
Fresh Expressions of People Over Property

Fresh Expressions of People Over Property

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Our church buildings, synagogues, and other religious places - which once stood as beacons of hope and reverence for its community - have become a burden for the organizations who seek to keep them standing. In efforts to patch leaky roofs and paint over years of wear, leaders are putting more and more money each year into property instead of people. The practices we have fallen into to keep a building running are not only demoralizing to the pastoral profession and the mission of the church, but they also run the risk of violating property tax laws and incurring more debt. What if our properties didn't have to be a source of pain but one of purpose and profit? Can we as faith-based organizations begin to think collaboratively about how we might further our missions by creatively and intentionally rethinking how we utilize the space we inhabit? In Fresh Expressions of People Over Property the authors reflect on strategies, scriptures, and stories that help leaders faithfully re-imagine their community spaces so that they reflect that God and God's people value people over property.
Gen Z Vol. 2

Gen Z Vol. 2

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A new, deeper look into the lives and minds of today’s young people.

In 2016, Barna and Impact 360 Institute joined forces to conduct the first major national study of Gen Z—the generation born between 1999 and 2015.

At that time, even the oldest members of Gen Z were barely 17, and the youngest had just been born.

That’s why Barna and Impact 360 Institute have teamed up once again—to check back in with this developing generation and to drill down on three new areas:

1. Gen Z's emotional lives

2. Their relationship with technology

3. How they feel about faith and practice it

If you work with 13 to 21 year olds in any capacity…
If you have members of Gen Z in your family...
If you want to know how this generation could reshape the world and the church... 

We strongly encourage you to read this report. 

Inside, you’ll get to know this driven, informed, hopeful-but-skeptical, spiritually open, highly connected, anxious generation. 

Plus you’ll learn strategies for loving and leading this often misunderstood group of young people.

Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem 10th Anniversary Edition

Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem 10th Anniversary Edition

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Adam Hamilton's classic, The Journey. Since 2011, tens of thousands of churches and small groups have turned Adam Hamilton's best-selling book on the birth of Christ into a classic that's read each year. In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus' crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road. Read The Journey on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group utilizing the Leader, DVD featuring Adam on-site in the Holy Land, and resources for youth and children.
Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey

Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey

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Join beloved New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff in Live in Grace, Walk in Love as he shares 365 days of inspiring, unexpected, humble teachings on grace and love that will prepare you for the year ahead.

Built on Bob's trademark storytelling and unique way of helping us to see things in a new light, Live in Grace, Walk in Love weaves together personal stories with timeless scripture, taking you through an entire calendar year of meditations on stepping out in love and confidence in every aspect of your life. Each of the 365 daily devotionals center around a key scripture and combine Bob's thoughtful analysis and a thought-provoking question that you can reflect on throughout the day.

Live in Grace, Walk in Love will guide you as you grow in your faith journey, too, helping you ask and answer essential questions, including:

  • What project am I working on without God's help?
  • Who do you feel most comfortable being yourself with?
  • What could innocent, childlike faith do to change my perspective today?
  • Are you focusing too much on what others think of you?
  • What message have I been waiting to hear?
  • Start each morning with these actionable, inspirational words of wisdom, take a step back and carve out time to reflect during your busy day, or finish your evening focused and inspired. No matter how you read it, Live in Grace, Walk in Love will spark your creativity, nourish your soul, and give you the encouragement you need to become the person you want to be.

    Love Does for Kids

    Love Does for Kids

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    In the same way that Love Does has struck a deep chord with adults, kids will experience God in new and thrilling ways and see that living out our faith certainly isn't boring! With this book, children will laugh, dream, and be inspired to make a difference for God, and they'll learn to:

  • take ownership of their mistakes and forgive others for their mistakes.
  • never give up--no matter how scared they are.
  • put their faith into action by spending time with--and acting more like--Jesus.
  • Kids everywhere will love Bob and Lindsey's stories about how love does. With childlike faith, enthusiasm, and great whimsy, young hearts will feel instantly connected to a love that acts as much as it feels. Children will walk away with a sense of wonder at how great God is and will feel empowered to do things that will make a tangible difference in the world.

    As a little boy with a big personality and even bigger dreams, Bob Goff had lots of questions, and they didn't go away when he grew up. It wasn't until he learned just how big and wild and wonderful God is that he began to find answers. Once Bob learned about the deep goodness of God, he began to learn about the great power God gives His kids when they live a life full of love for others.

    Bob and Lindsey invite kids to get to know God better and to see the world as a place designed to be changed as we put our faith in action.

    Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

    Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

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    Now a New York Times Bestseller!

    As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean's office for seven days until they finally let him enroll.

    Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

    When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.

    Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

    Endorsements:

    "If this book does not make your heart beat faster, book the next flight to Mayo Clinic!" --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman, Willow Creek Association

    "Bob Goff is a one-man tsunami of grace, a hurricane of love. He doesn't just talk about change, he really is change, as Love Does chronicles in such a vivid way. Yet, Love Does doesn't leave you feeling like you want to celebrate its author, it awakens a sense deep within that you, too, have an outrageous role to play in God's unfolding story or rescue and repair." --Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences/Passion City Church

    "An interesting and compelling story (with Young Life roots) that ends with a practical challenge and punch: 'love does' and God can use you to do it!" --Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life

    "Every once in a while someone like Bob Goff shows up to remind us that some things matter a lot more than others. Love Does has a kind of 'north star' effect that will push you to refocus your life and energy on what is most significant. It doesn't just invite you to respond with your God-given potential, it invites you to become a part of what God can do beyond your potential." --Reggie Joiner, Founder and CEO of Orange

    "We liked the book a lot. Mostly, the balloons on the cover. The rest was pretty good too. Lots of stories about how God helps us." --Aedan, Asher and Skye Peterson ages 13, 12 and 9

    "This may look like a book. It's not. It is an invitation to enter into the greatest adventure you have ever known-your life as it was meant to be lived. Hang on!" --Michael Hyatt, Author, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, MichaelHyatt.com

    "Bob's ability to love people brings contagious hope and inspiration wherever he goes. The power of love showcased in this book will surely touch the hearts and souls of many people. Read Love Does and find a friend in one the world's best hidden secrets, a person who shows how love can create connection and make a difference-even across oceans." --George Tsereteli, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia (former Russian Republic)