Think about the people who influenced your life most.
Why did they do it? What did they do? How did they go about it? Answer these questions and you will be hooked on mentoring for the rest of your life.
In "As Iron Sharpens Iron," respected authors Howard and Bill Hendricks show that the most dramatic spiritual and personal growth often happens through the influence of a mentor.
Rooted in biblical principles, this book is both a profound and practical guide to mentoring relationships for men. You'll learn how to:
Whether you are looking for a mentor or wish to mentor someone else, this book provides specific steps to begin the relationship and make the most of it.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is best known for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and his subsequent execution at the hands of the Nazis. However, most of us are less familiar with his tireless work educating seminary students for a life of pastoral ministry--a role that occupied him for most of his adult life.
Anchored in a variety of influential lectures, personal letters, and major works such as The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together, this book attempts to recover a largely unexamined part of Bonhoeffer's life, exploring his philosophy and practice of theological education in his original context. It then builds on this foundation to address the drift toward increasingly impersonal educational models in our own day, affirming the value of personal, face-to-face seminary education for the health of pastors and churches.
Building a Life Changing Small Group Ministry a Strategic Guide for Leading Group Life in Your Church
Our hearts were made for deep, authentic relationships--for community with others. And like nothing else, small groups provide the kind of life-giving community that builds and empowers the body of Christ and impacts the world. In this book, part of the Groups That Grow series of small group resources, authors Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson provide guidance for the strategic decisions that must be made to establish, develop and grow a thriving small group ministry in the local church. In Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry, they answer questions like: - Which approach or model for small group ministry is best for my church? - Who has responsibility for the ministry and how are they supported? - How do I organize the groups and coach the leaders? - Where do I find leaders and what kind of training do they need? - How do I guide people toward community life? What are the pathways and events that move people to become part of a small group? - What kinds of groups should we offer? - How do you multiply groups and launch new groups? - How do we define success in this ministry? As you work through the questions in each chapter you'll develop a coherent, strategic plan for building and leading the small group ministry at your church. And whether you are establishing a new ministry or transitioning from older models of small group ministry that are no longer effective today, you'll benefit from the time-tested wisdom of the authors. This workbook can be used as a stand-alone resource or it can be used with the five-session training videos taught by the authors available on the Equipping Life-Changing Small Groups DVD (sold separately).
Celebrate Recovery Updated Pastor Resources DVD How to Start a Christ Centered Ministry in Your Church
For over 20 years, Celebrate Recoveryhas helped the church fulfill its role as Christ's healing agent. The senior pastor's support of the recovery program makes it acceptable for someone to be in recovery. It is not just "those" people anymore it's "us."
This Pastor Resources DVD includes: A message from Rick Warren and John Baker about the impact and importance Celebrate Recovery has had since 1991, and how it can transform the people in your church as well Complete transcripts and MP3 messages from Pastor Rick's Road to Recovery sermon series
Celebrate Recoverydraws from the Beatitudes to help people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated community, this powerful program helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace.
Road to Recovery sermon titles include: The First Steps to Freedom Where to Get Help When You Hurt Letting Go Coming Clean Making Changes Repairing Relationships Maintaining Momentum Recycling My Pain "