Most people have untapped leadership potential, and unleashing those abilities is often just a matter of equipment and motivation. A go-to guide for plenty of both. Whether readers have already taken a step of faith into a leadership position or are still praying about the possibility, handbook of practical tips, tools, and suggestions. At the heart of this book is a big-picture vision of biblical service. Jesus said that whoever wants to be great in His kingdom must become a servant.
Fueled by the drive to be bigger and better, today's church has adopted principles and practices created by the corporate world. How do we get back to a biblical foundation for leadership and church development? Lead using the gifts God has given you. Fulfill your calling to be a leader who equips others for the work of service. Experience God's blessings as you carry out His work, His way.
Postmodernism. Secularism, what challenges and opportunities do they provide today’s preachers? a tour of the major cultural influences of the last century, explaining how they have contributed to the diminishment of the church and exploring how they also offer opportunities to cultivate a more vibrant and relevant faith in the twenty-first century. Filled with lucid analysis and practical suggestions, invites preachers to reclaim the art of preaching in a timely and compelling manner.
If we have faith in God, it gets shaken to the core. What was God doing in the moment when that tragedy could have been prevented? If we can't trust God to keep our children safe or our loved ones from dying in agony, what can we trust God for? It is the question that never goes away. Yancey addresses the challenges to faith of extraordinary pain, random suffering, and the apparent uselessness of belief in a loving God who won't save us from our worst fears coming true.
LEAD WISELY. God has spoken to me so clearly through his leaders so often that I hoped he would offer something worthwhile to you through me.These are brief, weekly devotions that you can quickly read and simply ask God to reveal the principle at work the following week. You will not find deep theology or warm, feel-good expressions within these pages. Yet, you may realize that God has a simple message here specifically for you that will exponentially enhance your leadership.
This book is written for coaches who work hard—sometimes too hard—and know how to quickly size up what is a waste of time. It is for coaches who know that real ministry takes place in the opportunities of everyday life, rather than simply sitting in rows on Sunday morning or around a campfire singing kumbaya. It is for coaches who recognize that the Bible is the greatest source of leadership principles the world has ever known.
These devotions are written for smart, hard-working, no-nonsense workplace leaders who are looking for something solid to help improve leadership. If you are eager to close the gap between the leader you are and the leader God created you to be, humble enough to recognize that you could use some help, and willing to try a proven approach, invest a few minutes each week with this book pondering the intersection of your life and leadership and God’s Word. We think you’ll be glad you did.
All of us talk to ourselves, Shows readers how to truly bring every thought captive under Christ, thereby freeing themselves from the negative patterns of self-talk that have stymied their personal and spiritual growth for years. Biblically based and full of practical, proven strategies, this book helps readers harness the positive and creative power of their thought lives in order to experience lasting freedom from negativity.
Jesus tells Peter he’s about to be “sifted like wheat”—shaken hard, beaten, and agitated until he practically falls apart. Satan’s going to do it. And Jesus is going to allow it, in the interest of showing Peter who he really is. Lawrence uses the simple agrarian metaphor of sifting as a jumping-off point for a rigorously honest, deeply challenging, yet powerfully comforting exploration of the trials that beat us down, the good God who allows our troubles, and the incredible beauty the…
Presents the entire narrative of the Bible in chronological order from creation to the New Testament Church. The action moves smoothly from story to story without slowing down for law, poetry, prophecy, or instruction. The Whole Bible Story is perfect for new Christians looking to understand the overall flow of the Bible or seasoned believers wanting a refresher course. It can be read straight through or used as a reference tool for better understanding of specific biblical events.