Ministry

10 HABITS FOR EFFECTIVE MINIST

$9.75

Studies reveal that many clergy are stressed out, discouraged, and about to leave the ministry. This book offers pastors and future pastors support and wise counsel on the book's 10 principles.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806629902
Publication Date: 
2000-09-04

100 PRAYERS FOR MAKING FAITH CONNECTIONS

$14.95

"100 Prayers for Making Faith Connections" is created from well-known and well-loved prayers used first in a weekly bulletin publication called The Faith Connection. Organized by topic, each prayer is accompanied by a brief reflection. The prayers and reflections are arranged around four themes: Our Relationship with God; Our Relationship with Jesus; Our Relationship with Others; and Our Relationship with Creation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780883474280
Publication Date: 
2005-11-30

150 OPENING & CLOSING PRAYERS

$7.25
ISBN/SKU: 
9780884892410

22 STEPS TO A GREAT CATHOLIC PARISH PRACTICAL AND DOABLE WAYS TO IMPROVE PARISH LIFE

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$19.95

For most Catholics, the parish is the church. It is the place where they encounter Jesus and embrace his gospel way of life. It is the place where they find others who share that desire and that experience and collectively celebrate the reality of Christ in their lives. It is the place where they hear God s Word and break bread together in the Eucharist.

In these pages parish leaders (and parishioners) will find practical, tangible, and specific plans for transforming their parish into a place where all this can happen and more.

Each of these twenty-two chapters offers a practical and do-able plan for a particular area of parish life, and it develops that plan in both broad and specific terms. Each chapter also offers questions for discussion and reflection and suggested actions that invite everyone in the parish to make it the best it can be.

The author also shares personal experiences around these issues as examples of how the parish can be the place where Catholics enthusiastically share and live their faith. Topics include Sunday liturgy, prayer, stewardship, evangelization, communication, catechesis, staff development, thinking green, and many other practical parish issues.

This is a comprehensive resource for all parish leaders, ministers, councilors, committee members, and parishioners who want their parish to be better than good; they want it to be great!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585957958
Publication Date: 
2010-08-02

24/7 CHRISTIAN THE SECULAR VOCATION OF THE LAITY

$14.95

How do we reconnect our faith and our life and move beyond being hour-a-week Christians? In 24/7 Christian, Christine Fletcher brings the riches of the Second Vatican Council with its teachings on the universal call to holiness, the freedom of conscience, and the role of the laity in the world together with the wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict to provide a practical guide to becoming a Christian 24/7. Fletcher shows the importance of Catholics' faith in meeting the challenges facing people today, including climate change, global inequality, and family breakdown.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814649688
Publication Date: 
2015-01-12
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44 WAYS TO EXPAND FINANCIAL BA

$15.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687132867
Publication Date: 
1989-11-30
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52 DEVOTIONS FOR CHURCH LEADERS

$14.99

Whether you've just been named to your first church leadership post or are a well-seasoned veteran, you'll find inspiration in these short devotions for nearly every situation a church leader may face.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780827210233
Publication Date: 
2006-04-19

77 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY AT YOUR CHURCH OR SCHOOL

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$14.95

77 Ways to Save Money and Energy at Your Church or School lists and explains the cheapest and easiest ways to save money by reducing your facilitys energy consumption by up to 50%.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780741459428
Publication Date: 
2010-06-01

AFTER EMMAUS BIBLICAL MODELS FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

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$19.95

The New Evangelization calls Christians to return to the New Testament to understand its essential content but also to discover different ways of proclaiming the Good News. By exploring the witness and different missionary approaches of Jesus and the apostles Marcel Dumais, OMI, offers foundational models to apply to the context and circumstances of our own times. "After Emmaus" considers the Bible from the point of view of models of evangelization and faith. These biblical approaches include the direct proclamation proposed in the Acts of the Apostles, the enculturated discourses of St. Paul, the humanism of Jesus beatitudes, and the accompaniment of the risen Christ by the disciples of Emmaus. *Dumais teaches us to regard the biblical texts as lessons in evangelization by introducing us to the rich diversity of paths to God. These biblical models for the New Evangelization will inspire all those who wish to share their faith today."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814637616
Publication Date: 
2014-06-30
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AGING AND MINISTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: AN INQUIRY APPROACH

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$13.00

The church is in the hands of its elders. While the popular perception is that the aged are needy and infirm, Gentzler affirms the majority of older adults have plenty to give. The church needs to tap into their wisdom, energy, experience, and talents. Gentzler stresses that older adult ministries need to be by and with elders as well as for them, since participants will represent all stages of retirement and activity levels. In addition to the practical issues of programming, Gentzler takes on more difficult topics of aging including chronic conditions, depression and death. He also recommends that churches pay special attention to the needs of the Boomer generation, since they are now becoming the older adults who will determine the churchs path for years to come. ""As Boomers have cycled through their various life stages they passed through hippie and yuppie to become abbies: aging baby boomers,"" Gentzler writes. ""But dont tell Boomers theyre aging. ...They really do expect to stay young and see getting old as an option, rather than a reality.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780881775402
Publication Date: 
2008-07-31

ALBAN PERSONNEL HANDBOOK FOR CONGREGATIO

$9.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566992145
Publication Date: 
1999-11-30

AMERICAN CATHOLICS THROUGH THE TWENTIETH

$24.95

While many classic spiritual teachings emphasize the beauty of contemplation, lay Christians must live in the world, making practical judgments in private and public spheres. Wolfteich offers dynamic and inspiring models of modern day leaders whose conscience of their faith directs their live's decisions."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824519537
Publication Date: 
2001-10-31

ANCIENT FUTURE EVANGELISM MAKINK YOUR CHURCH A FAITH FORMING COMMUNITY

$20.00

Following his well-received Ancient-Future Faith, Robert Webber presents a new model for evangelism and discipleship, the first in a series of four books applying his theoretical ideas to practical situations.
Part 1 of Ancient-Future Evangelism surveys evangelism and Christian formation throughout the church and then translates the process for twenty-first-century Christians. Webber presents evangelism as four distinct stages and suggests three accompanying rites of passage that can be easily adapted to any church tradition.
Part 2 underscores how the four-fold process of faith formation is interwoven with three theological principles: Christ as victor over evil, the church as witness to God's salvation, and worship as a witness to God's mission accomplished in Jesus.
Ancient-Future Evangelism will appeal to both emerging evangelicals as well as traditional church leaders. It relates faith to Christian practice by drawing wisdom from the past and translating those insights into the present and future life of the church.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780801091605
Publication Date: 
2003-10-31
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ANDREW PARADIGM HOW TO BE A LEAD FOLLOWER OF JESUS

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$14.99

The current trend in church leadership involves looking for a highly gifted leader who will take over, direct the future, cast a vision, and attract the faithful to a new mission or purpose. This desire for a leader to come to the rescue is eerily reminiscenet of the desire of the Israelites for a king, so they could "be like every other nation." In spite of Samuel's warnings, the people insisted, so God reluctantly gave them King Saul. That didn't go so well.

While we always need good, new, and talented leaders, we also need leaders who know how and when to be good followers. Particularly in a culture of distrust, leadership must be granted, earned, and supported by those who are willing to follow. Leading begins with the counter-intuitive command: "Come, follow me."

This imperative is far from easy. Many turned away from Jesus, unable to follow. However, one excellent model of "followership" stood out from the rest - the little-known disciple Andrew. In fact, Andrew is the model and paradigm for being a Lead Follower.

Excellent Christian leadership is more about following Jesus than it is about learning the latest fads or tricks from business, the marketplace, or the academy. Being an excellent Christian leader involves first and foremost being an excellent and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426743382
Publication Date: 
2012-08-31
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ANGRY PEOPLE IN THE PEWS

$14.00

Integrating biblical theology and tried-and-tested principles of counseling in exploring the dynamics of anger, Howe makes effective use of case studies to provide realistic examples of how people deal with anger in their lives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780817014100
Publication Date: 
2003-12-29
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ANSWERS FOR PARISH COUNCILLORS

$6.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780896221345
Publication Date: 
1981-11-30

APOSTLES OF REASON THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY IN AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM

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$27.95

Evangelical Christianity is a paradox. Evangelicals are radically individualist, but devoted to community and family. They believe in the transformative power of a personal relationship with God, but are wary of religious enthusiasm. They are deeply skeptical of secular reason, but eager to find scientific proof that the Bible is true.

In this groundbreaking history of modern American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen argues that these contradictions are the products of a crisis of authority that lies at the heart of the faith. Evangelicals have never had a single authority to guide them through these dilemmas or settle the troublesome question of what the Bible actually means. Worthen chronicles the ideological warfare, institutional conflict, and clashes between modern gurus and maverick disciples that lurk behind the more familiar narrative of the rise of the Christian Right. The result is an ambitious intellectual history that weaves together stories from all corners of the evangelical world to explain the ideas and personalities-the scholarly ambitions and anti-intellectual impulses-that have made evangelicalism a cultural and political force.

In Apostles of Reason, Worthen recasts American evangelicalism as a movement defined not by shared doctrines or politics, but by the problem of reconciling head knowledge and heart religion in an increasingly secular America. She shows that understanding the rise of the Christian Right in purely political terms, as most scholars have done, misses the heart of the story. The culture wars of the late twentieth century emerged not only from the struggle between religious conservatives and secular liberals, but also from the civil war within evangelicalism itself-a battle over how to uphold the commands of both faith and reason, and how ultimately to lead the nation back onto the path of righteousness.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780199896462
Publication Date: 
2013-11-01

ART OF ACCOMPANIMENT

$4.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781627852623
Publication Date: 
2017-04-14
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ART OF CHANGE - FAITH VISION AND PROPHETIC PLANNING

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$12.99

Think about what your organization could do if the process of planning met the inevitability of change head on--and it resulted in significant success.
Organizations large and small, religious and secular, for-profit and not-for-profit, successful and unsuccessful, go through change. John Reid and Maureen Gallagher of the Reid Group have been instrumental in helping many groups discover the power of Prophetic Planning. This book presents a complete overview with detailed information that any organization will find useful in understanding how to plan for change.
Beginning with the importance of crafting clear statements of mission, goals, and objectives to charting a road map through the "wilderness" that characterizes change, the authors present examples from parishes, health care organizations, schools, and various not-for-profits. They offer successful conflict management and communication tools that every member of a council, board, or team can learn how to use and apply to the group's success.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780764818677
Publication Date: 
2009-12-31
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ART OF LEADERSHIP

$16.95

Without question, managing people effectively requires strong leadership. Are these leadership qualities easily teachable? What exactly characterizes good leadership qualities? And what are the significant gender differences between masculine and feminine leadership styles?

Abbot Primate Notker Wolf and Sister Enrica Rosanna have each held significant leadership positions, and based on their real-world experience, they clearly examine and answer these questions. Together they establish common mistakes that most people make and explain what it truly takes to become an effective leader in business, politics, school, and family life. This is a book that is beneficial to everyone, even if the reader is not in a leadership role.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814638101
Publication Date: 
2013-08-31
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ART OF THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION

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$17.95

Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition". Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824514013
Publication Date: 
1994-08-31

AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING

$19.95

Many assume the Catholic Church has always functioned with a top-down leadership model. But in this well-researched book, Robert McClory reveals that there have been long periods where lay people were consulted and had strong, leading voices. McClory also explains that a decentralized Chruch is around the corner and is inevitable. The books helps readers read the signs of the times to identify what is to come for the "world's longest running corporation."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824524197
Publication Date: 
2007-09-30

AS WE GATHER, AS WE PART

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$7.25

Don't be caught speechless when asked to begin or end a meeting in prayer. As We Gather, As We Part includes prayers on love as the key, making room for hope, seeking wisdom, and more.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780884894964
Publication Date: 
2000-09-16

ASCENT OF A LEADER

$25.00

A Leadership Network Publication

Become the leader people are proud to follow by opening yourself to the influences that develop character: Anduring relationships with friAnds, family, and God.Solidly based on Christian values, this practical, visionary, and hope-filled book guides readers through a step-by-step process for developing both personal character and the network of important relationships that enable character to win out, even in the face of setbacks, adversity, and temptations to take short cuts. Leadership is about character, the authors assert, and character weaves values like integrity, honesty, and selfless service into the fabric of our lives, organizations, and cultures.

The Ascent of a Leader is written for ordinary people-mothers, husbands, bosses, secretaries, pastors, teachers, and students-who want to develop extraordinary character, find and follow God's plan for their lives, and lead others where they need to go. We all have innate leadership potential. To maximize it, we must do much more than develop performance-based skills, the authors assert. We must consciously choose who and what we allow to influence us, find and develop our humility, and build Anduring relationships with colleagues, family, friAnds, and God. They offer engaging real-life examples to show how we can grow into our true potential as leaders and inspire us to "make a difference in the 21st century-in our families, our communities, our companies, our government, and even our world."

With a foreword by Ken Blanchard.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780787947668
Publication Date: 
1999-10-05
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AT THIS TIME, IN THIS PLACE

$15.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781563382512
Publication Date: 
1998-11-30
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