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  • 7 Strategic Changes Every Church Must Make

    $15.99

    Author Mark Conner reveals seven strategic changes that every church must make to remain relevant and progressive in today’s culture. These shifts – from inreach to outreach, from events to relationships, from consumers to contributors, from local to kingdom – will transform your church into a powerful force in the 21st Century.

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  • 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church Fourth Edition

    $26.99

    Mark Dever’s Best-Selling Book, Newly Updated in Its Fourth Edition

    There is no such thing as a perfect church-but there is such a thing as a healthy church. So what distinguishes a healthy church from an unhealthy one?

    Now in its fourth edition, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is designed to walk readers through this very question. Expanding on each of the 9 marks-expositional preaching, gospel doctrine, concern for discipleship, and more-this classic text offers tried-and-true biblical principles for leading a church toward health. A must-read for pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, this updated edition features a new preface and added content on prayer and missions.

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  • African American Experience In World Mission (Revised)

    $19.99

    Venture into the world of overseas missions from an African-American perspective. This collection of articles takes you deep into the history of missions in the African-American community. You will learn of the struggles to stay connected to the world of missions in spite of great obstacles. You will read of unique cultural experiences while traveling abroad. You will feel the heart for fulfilling the Great Commission both in the African-American community and beyond. All text remains the same in this revised edition, with the exception of new study guide questions at the close of each chapter. The questions can be used to help facilitate discussions in Sunday School, Bible study, seminary classes, conference workshops and other group or individual studies.

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  • Any 3 Anyone Anywhere Any Time

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    Mike Shipman, a Southern Baptist missionary in Asia, took a bold and biblical approach to reaching the millions of Muslims in his country. Drawn from the patterns established by Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 10, Mike Shipman demonstrates how these same principles are relevant and applicable today. The result is, Any-3: Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time, a highly effective and deeply biblical five-step process that has seen thousands of Muslims say Yes to Jesus and enter into new communities of faithful discipleship.
    Any-3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel. Within the first few years, Any-3 resulted in seven generations of Muslim-background churches planting churches, with more than a thousand baptized believers.
    Any-3 introduces Christians to a five-step process that helps them to 1) get connected with Muslims, 2) get to a God conversation, 3) get to lostness, 4) get to the gospel, and 5) get to a decision. Hundreds of Christians have learned to walk this path with Muslims, leading thousands of them to say Yes to Jesus and pray to receive him into their lives as Savior and Lord.
    Any-3 is truly revolutionizing Christian ministry to Muslims. Through this highly readable new resource, you too will learn how to share the gospel with Muslims and bring them into new discipleship communities.

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  • Apostles : The Fathering Servant

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    Bill Scheidler has illuminated the qualifications and function of an apostle today by approaching the subject from a purely biblical point of view. Apostles compares this biblical view with current apostolic trends found in the church today. If you are a leader or pastor, Apostles will serve as your roadmap to understanding the function of an apostle today.

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  • Azusa Street And Beyond

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    In honor of the Azusa Street Centennial Anniversary, McClung has collected the works of many of the men who have chronicled or led the Pentecostal movement for the past 100 years and put their essays into a single volume that is considered by many to be the one central sourcebook on Pentecostal missions and church growth. The book is divided into four perspectives: history (a visit to Azusa Street), theology, practice, and the future of the Pentecostal missions.

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  • Beautiful Community : Unity, Diversity, And The Church At Its Best

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    The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological differences. It is seen in our politics, felt in our families, and ingrained in our theology. Sadly, the church has often reinforced these ethnic and racial divides. To cast off the ugliness of disunity and heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community. In The Beautiful Community, pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. God reveals himself to us in his trinitarian life as the perfection of beauty, and essential to this beauty is his work as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gospel imperative to pursue the beautiful community-unity in diversity across lines of difference-is rooted in reflecting the beautiful community of our triune God. This book calls us into and provides tools for that pursuit.

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  • Building Credible Multicultural Teams

    $17.99

    Dr. Lianne Roembke of Campus Crusade for Christ International has completed a landmark study on multicultural missions teams. Based on her doctoral dissertation, this book is filled with significant data, relevant insights, and practical ways to help multicultural teams work well.

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  • Building Strong : Gods Blueprint For Building The Church

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    In this timely book, veteran author and pastor, Robert Gay, clearly articulates God’s practical and spiritual plans to build healthy and growing churches. It takes multi-generations ministering together in unity and in the power of the Holy Spirit to counter the changing trends of a worldly culture and establish the Kingdom of God. Both pastors and congregations will be equipped to rise to the challenge as this compelling revelation is released. You will find the answers to your ministry questions contained in this one masterful text.

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  • Christianity And Animism In Melanesia

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    Four approaches to gospel and culture. In this book, Kenneth Nehrbass examines the interaction between traditional or animistic religion (called kastom) and Christianity in Vanuatu. First, he briefly outlines major anthropological theories of animism, then he examines eight aspects of animism on Tanna Island and shows how they present a challenge to Christianity. He traces the history of Christianity on Tanna from 1839 to the present, showing which missiological theories the various missionaries were implementing. Nehrbass wanted to find out what experiences in the lives of the islanders distinguished those who left traditional religion behind from those who held on to it. In the end, he contends that there are twenty factors of gospel response and cultural integration that determine whether an animistic background believer will be a mixer, separator, transplanter, or contextualizer.

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  • Church For Monday

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    Church for Monday is a call to action with a proven plan to unite worship on Sunday to mission on Monday. It offers the local church a practical re-tooling to equip believers for the workweek on Monday, regain relevance in the lives of the lapsed and non-Christians, and re-establish the Church’s witness in the public arena. Dr. Svetlana Papazov shows that churches equipping for Monday seek sustainable ways to grow spiritually, socially, and economically. This is the gospel for a new generation; it is the how-to churches have been looking for.

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  • Church Happens : What Your Pastor Needs From The People They Lead

    $3.99

    An invaluable resource for pastors as well as church members and a needful tool that can be a building block to the church and surrounding communities.

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  • Church Shouldnt Suck The Life Out Of You

    $15.99

    Using humor and frank honesty, Pastor Jim Minor describes how his own street outreach organization transformed from a vibrant, God-infused ministry into a conventional, safe church that almost sucked all the passion for ministry right out of him. Then, Jim explains how he got his passion back again.

    Who is this book for?

    *Pastors and ministry leaders who have lost their focus and have grown to resent the ministries to which they have been called

    *Those in the pews who have lost the spark of their passion for God and find themselves merely going through the motions and playing church

    *Non-churchgoers who stay away because they don’t want any part of a dry, lifeless religion that doesn’t make any difference in the world

    If you identify with any of those categories, this book is for you!

    Let Jim Minor cast a vision for what church can be. Discover that it’s possible to venture beyond the church walls, to interact with the lost and hurting, and to watch God do miracles in people’s lives. And in the process, church might even become fun and fulfilling once again.

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  • Churches On Mission

    $22.99

    The twenty-first century is marked by a renewed emphasis on the missional responsibility of individual Christians and local churches. Churches on Mission: God’s Grace Abounding to the Nations is an attempt to explore the relationship between the local church and its missionary responsibilities. Through history, theology, case studies, and actual ministry practices, each author in this collection presents an aspect of local church participation. The book aims to be informational and inspirational on many levels and invites readers from local churches to become active participants in the mission of God.

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  • Churchless Christianity

    $22.99

    The purpose of this book is to describe a fact and reflect upon it theologically. The fact is, there are thousands of people who believe solely in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior but who have no plans to be baptised or to join the local church. Churchless Christianity is based on research from the early 1980s among non-baptized believers in Christ in Tamil Nadu, India. This revised edition includes all the original text plus five additional chapters and a new foreword.

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  • City Vision All Leaders Must Have

    $9.99

    Many cities today have critical problems with misplaced values, crime, and spiritual darkness. This book provides strategies Christian leaders can use to claim their cities for God and create a new vision for their communities.

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  • Claves Efectivas Para El Lider

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    Learn, from this dynamic model, what it takes to build an effective leadership team and healthy local church. Common ministry temptations and tensions are candidly discussed, emphasizing the need for personal vision and mission in your ministry. Forwarded by Marcos Witt.

    Con este modelo minamico aprenda como edificar un epquipo de liderazgo eficiente y una ehlesia local saludable. Se habla sobre tentaciones y tensiones communes del ministerio, enfatizando la necesidad de tener una vision y mission personales en su ministerio. Prologo por Marcos Witt.

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  • Come And See

    $14.99

    The mission of the Church is to introduce the person of Christ to individual human beings who by faith enter into communion with God. This does not involve adapting information to a particular context, but rather establishing the context prescribed by God for the presence of Christ wherever we happen to be among the peoples of the world. Contextualization, then, creates a new invitational core context which is host to the presence of the divine person. This is defined with the help of the gifts of ecclesial Tradition, which enables conditions that facilitate communion, and which thus helps us engage the world.

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  • Creating Community Updated And Expanded Edition (Expanded)

    $16.00

    Learn how to foster meaningful, lasting connections within your community, whether face-to-face or online, by creating a small-group culture through a five-step, proven strategy.

    Small groups are the key to impactful, long-term change in your life and the life of your community. But a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just naturally happen. You have to make it happen, even when your people may be scattered.

    Bestselling author Andy Stanley and small groups pioneer Bill Willits share their successful five-part approach to building a successful small-group culture, which has been proven through hundreds of groups comprised of nearly eight thousand adults at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Now with new principles and practices for forming meaningful connections in the digital age, Creating Community, Revised and Updated Edition helps you create communities even during periods of separation. Put this proven method to work in your life and group and enjoy the tangible results: God’s people doing life together.

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  • Creating Local Arts Together

    $39.99

    This book is a manual designed to guide an individual or group into a local community’s efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of god’s kingdom. The practical, playful text reduces experience-based scholarly insights gained from multiple decades of incarnational ministry around the world into a flexible seven-step process.

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  • Cultivating Prayer And Intercession In The Local Church

    $9.99

    Cultivating Prayer And Intercession In The Local Church is a dynamo in a small package. From his years of experience, personal and corporate observation, and mentoring of prayer warriors, layers of revelation and clear understanding open before the discerning reader. Wave upon wave of anointed illustration, interspersed with plentiful Scripture proofs, combine to sweep one into the stream of intercession which is the writer’s passion. Far from dry, this brief but powerful treatise resonates with true devotion and an infectious spirit of the joy of prayer.

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  • Dangers Of American Christianity

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    The message of the gospel should be the lens through which our world view is formed.
    The author believes that instead our culture has made us water down the true message to fit contemporary American Culture.

    The dangers he identifies include:

    -Getting too mixed up in our culture
    -Isolating ourselves too much from contemporary culture
    -Safe and easy believism without proper life changing repentance
    -Making it all about what God can do for me
    -Entitlement
    -The prosperity gospel
    -Not being busy with the things of God

    The Church needs to rediscover what made it the powerful force it is supposed to be in a culture that wants to adapt the Church to fit its own values.

    We cannot water down or dilute the gospel message in any way and remain effective in a world of secular humanistic values.
    The Church has to get back to biblical values and not compromise with the world’s values and culture.

    Each chapter has questions for reflection, if you’re reading on your own, or discussion in groups.

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  • Developing Indigenous Leaders

    $19.99

    Every movement is only one generation from dying out. Leadership development remains the critical issue for mission endeavors around the world. How are leaders developed from the local context for the local context? What is the role of the expatriate in this process? What models of hope are available for those seeking further direction in this area, particularly in mission to the Buddhist world of Asia? To answer these and several other questions, SEANET proudly presents the tenth volume in its series on practical missiology, Developing Indigenous Leaders: Lessons in Mission from Buddhist Asia.
    Each chapter in this volume is written by a practitioner and a mission scholar. The ten authors come from a wide range of ecclesial and national backgrounds and represent service in ten different Buddhist contexts of Asia. With biblical integrity and cultural sensitivity, these chapters provide honest reflection, insight, and guidance.

    There is perhaps no more crucial issue than the development of dedicated indigenous leaders who will remain long after missionaries have returned home. If you are concerned about raising up leaders in your ministry in whatever cultural context it may be, this volume will be an important addition to your library.

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  • DiscipleShift : Five Steps That Help Your Church To Make Disciples Who Make

    $18.99

    Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An ‘attractional’ model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more ‘missional’ approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciples—helping people to trust and follow Jesus—is the church’s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers.

    DiscipleShift walks you through five key ‘shifts’ that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.

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  • Discovering Church Life Student Edition (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    Discovering Church Life is a 24-lesson series designed to teach believers the foundational truths concerning life in the local church, the corporate church, and the Kingdom of God. This series, based on biblical principles, covers the major events in the believer’s life, from initial repentance, grace and baptism to progressive spiritual growth and finding God’s will through scriptural truths. This study book will assist believers in building community with a spirit of harmony and commitment toward a local church. It can be used as a church membership course, a new believer’s series, or a small group study.

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  • Discovering Church Life Teacher Edition (Teacher’s Guide)

    $19.99

    Discovering Church Life is a 24-lesson series designed to teach believers the foundational truths concerning life in the local church, the corporate church, and the Kingdom of God. This teacher edition of the study series shows the group leader how to assist believers in building community with a spirit of harmony and commitment toward a local church. Along with the student edition, it can be used as a church membership course, a new believer’s series, or a small group study.

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  • Divided We Fall

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    Throughout the centuries, Christians have longed to be united with one anothersupporting each other and working in harmony. But our reality is very different, and we need only to read the New Testament to realize that disunity has been with us from the start. What can we do to foster unity and deeper community in a world where so many relationships are fractured and fractious? Luder Whitlock Jr. explores God’s desire for unity in the church, overviews the history of global Christianity with an eye on its schisms and agreements, and points us toward the necessity of God-honoring fellowship, laying out steps we can take to increase trust and develop understanding, especially within the church. As governments grow increasingly unsupportive of Christianity, it is even more important for us to listen to each other and work together for the common gooddespite our many differences.

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  • Economics Of Neighborly Love

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    What does the good news of Jesus mean for economics?

    Too often, Christian teaching and ministry have focused only on the gospel’s spiritual significance and ignored its physical, real-world ramifications. But loving our neighbor well has direct economic implications, and in our diverse and stratified society we need to grapple with them now more than ever.

    In The Economics of Neighborly Love pastor Tom Nelson sets out to address this problem. Marrying biblical study, economic theory, and practical advice, he presents a vision for church ministry that works toward the flourishing of the local community, beginning with its poorest and most marginalized members. Nelson resists oversimplification and pushes us toward more complex and nuanced understandings of wealth and poverty. If we confess the gospel of Jesus, he insists, we must contend anew with its implications for the well-being of our local communities. Together we can grow in both compassion and capacity.

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  • Effective Keys To Successful Leadership

    $14.99

    Learn, from this dynamic model, what it takes to build an effective leadership team and healthy local church. Common ministry temptations and tensions are candidly discussed, emphasizing the need for personal vision and mission in your ministry.

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  • Environmental Missions : Planting Churches And Trees

    $24.99

    Environmental Missions defines an emerging category in missions, one that takes seriously
    both the mandate to evangelize the world and the responsibility of caring for God’s good earth.

    Lowell Bliss was a traditional church planting missionary in India when his best Hindu friend there died of malaria. This was just one of the events that led him to reexamine the politically charged term environment, understanding it now as simply that which surrounds those we love, those for whom Jesus died. In other words, the church is called to reach not only vulnerable people but the space in which they live and breathe.

    Pointing to the narrative of Scripture and the history of missions, Bliss shows us that the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for the whole creation, that we must unite two traditionally separate endeavors to fulfill the entirety of God’s commission, and that the challenge of the environmental crises of our day is also one of our greatest opportunities to reach the least reached with the love of Christ.

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  • Evangelize Or Fosselize

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    Truly, there is nothing so tragic, so hard, and so icy as a fossilized church or Christian. Nothing can keep the Christian warm, fresh, and alive like evangelism. Soulwinning is a safeguard against a dead, barren orthodoxy. That the church’s expansion depends upon her evangelism is the testimony of the ages. Failing to save, she cannot survive. A lack of evangelism, ultimately, will lead to extinction.

    Renowned Bible teacher Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines the call, the methods, the obstacles, and the challenge of bringing the gospel to a lost and hurting world. When the Holy Spirit enables men and women of God to offer their lives for the sake of the Lord Jesus and to turn the world upside down, it is the greatest adventure of all time!

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  • Expectations And Burnout

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    Missionary women have high expectations when they respond to God’s call; of themselves, their mission agencies, host cultures, churches, co-workers, and even of God. These expectations are often times impossible to fulfill and can lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Eighty percent of missionary women feel they have come close to burnout, whether they were married or single, traditional or tent making, new or experienced. In Expectations and Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission, Sue provides research and surveys from the field while Robynn lends her own personal experiences to demonstrate how burnout can happen and how God can bring life from ashes. Join them as they explore how to develop realistic expectations and yet maintain faith in our sovereign God who continues to accomplish the impossible.

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  • Faith Seeking Understanding

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    How does the Christian faith help us see into the true nature of life more clearly? Why do people suffer? Where do we come from? What does Jesus have to say to a changing world? What can we learn from great mission pioneers about seeking truth at the cutting edges of human knowledge? Faith Seeking Understanding explores such questions. Notable Christian thinkers such as Philip Yancey, Alvin Plantinga, Rodney Stark, Allan Chapman, Don Richardson, Yuan Zhiming, and more, share powerful insights that help answer the deepest questions people face in the twenty-first century from the perspective of Christian faith. Inspired by the lives and accomplishments of Ralph D. Winter and Paul Brand, this book seeks to apply the curious, open-minded, and compassionate spirit these Christian leaders exhibited to key contemporary questions in science, history, philosophy, theology, and comparative religion. The reader will gain a fresh appreciation for the intellectual challenges of the Christian faith, and some of most fascinating and sometimes controversial ways in which those challenges are being met.

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  • Field Guide For Genuine Community

    $15.99

    I’m surrounded by people at church . . . so why do I feel so alone?

    You show up at church every Sunday. You see people you know. You listen to a sermon together. And then you go home feeling just as isolated as you did before. What’s going on?

    We all know that a church is supposed to be a community. The trick is to actually make it one. Communities don’t happen by chance-certainly not in our Lone Ranger culture that values independence and individualism. A truly Christian community must be built by intentional practices that allow for deeper connections, centered on the unity that can only be found in Christ.

    In A Field Guide for Genuine Community, longtime pastor and discipleship trainer Ben Connelly shows you that the biblical model for community is the family of God. In twenty-five short, practical readings, he takes you beyond the surface and helps you learn to connect with your brothers and sisters as true family members. The church isn’t meant to be a collection of strangers. God intends for you to find a unified and purposeful household where you truly belong.

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  • Frontline Women : Negotiating Cross Cultural Issues In Ministry

    $19.99

    Frontline Women is a collection of writings on women’s issues from those who have had mission field experience. Each author has special interest and expertise in the area in which he or she has written.
    In the past we have failed to understand the significance of gender in mission work. Though women have historically been the majority in mission service, they have not been allowed much say in policies or strategizing. This book deals with gender differences in many areas of life and how that affects service to God in mission work. Women’s God-given gifting is meant to complement that of men and needs to be recognized, appreciated, and made use of in the day-by-day functioning of missions. In some mission agencies changes are being made in regard to women’s role and care. In this edition the authors have updated and added new information from their research and experience.

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  • Fruit Of The Spirit Assessment 10 Pack

    $39.99

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).
    Scripture reveals nine fruits of the Spirit that are the inevitable result of God’s presence and control in our lives. This resource reveals characteristics of the fruits of the Spirit to help you determine if your fruit is abundant and sweet or sparse and dry. Use this evaluation to discover the qualities the Holy Spirit is producing in you and identify areas of spiritual growth to which you might give greater study, prayer, and discipline. Are you yielding to or quenching the Holy Spirit?

    Includes: 10 questionnaire and self-scoring answer sheet with a description of characteristics of the fruit.

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  • Fruit Of The Spirit Assessment 50 Pack

    $169.99

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).
    Scripture reveals nine fruits of the Spirit that are the inevitable result of God’s presence and control in our lives. This resource reveals characteristics of the fruits of the Spirit to help you determine if your fruit is abundant and sweet or sparse and dry. Use this evaluation to discover the qualities the Holy Spirit is producing in you and identify areas of spiritual growth to which you might give greater study, prayer, and discipline. Are you yielding to or quenching the Holy Spirit?

    Includes: 50 questionnaires and self-scoring answer sheets with a description of characteristics of the fruit.

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  • Global Member Care 2

    $24.99

    Global Member Care: Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity, the latest book from the O’Donnells, is part of
    an ongoing effort to help a diversity of colleagues keep current with a globalizing world and the global field
    of member care. This second volume in the Global Member Care series encourages readers to connect and
    contribute to various international sectors on behalf of mission/aid workers and humanity. The book’s 35
    chapters include a wealth of practical resources: guidelines, codes, resolutions, perspectives, principles,
    case examples, videos links, human rights instruments, and more. Get ready to venture into the heart of
    global issues and opportunities-from the trenches to the towers and everything in between!

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  • Gods Armor Bearer 1-2 (Revised)

    $15.99

    Leaders in the Bible often chose loyal armor bearers to assist and protect them. Christian leaders today also need dedicated assistants to turn visions into reality. In this challenging 2-books-in-1 resource, Nance uses biblical examples of servant-hearted helpers to help you discover and develop the essential qualities of an integral team player!

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  • Gods Armor Bearer 3

    $15.99

    Sequel to Gods Armorbearer
    Champions the local church and its leadership, focusing believers on the traditional, time-honored values of the local church.
    Reaffirms the place and position of the local church in our lives.
    Calls us to faithfulness to our local churches, pastors, leaders, and congregations in an effort to more effectively impact our local communities.

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