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Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors

Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome? Or are you driving them away—unintentionally—with bad signage, reserved seating, clunky communication [...]

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The life story of James (Jimmy) Alfred Kinder (1908-1971)

A feel-good, uplifting story: An inspirational read, not only for the extended Kinder family, but for everyone interested in a real-life Australian family during the Depression, World War II and the post-war years, plus [...]

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Turnaround and Beyond: A Hopeful Future for the Small Membership Church

About the Author home address: 3120 Comanche Trail, Lexington, KY 40503(2008): Ron Crandall, Professor Emeritus, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Executive Director, SCLI ABIDE.(2001) Ron Crandall is the McCreless Profes [...]

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Moving On---Moving Forward: A Guide for Pastors in Transition

Review ...an extensive guide designed to help pastors and other church workers navigate the inevitable transitions in the complex world of church employment....It is laced with helpful charts, sidebars, and insights gain [...]

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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

About the Author Thom S. Rainer?is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twen [...]

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From Our Doorsteps: Developing a Ministry Plan that Makes Sense

Review Reviewed by Lovett H. Weems, Jr.Many churches today desperately need to fall in love with their communities again. Increasingly, congregational life and community life spin in different orbits with little connecti [...]

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Grow Your Church from the Outside In: Understanding the Unchurched and How to Reach Them

About the Author George Barna is the award-winning author of more than 45 books, including bestsellers such as Revolution, The Power of Vision, The Frog in the Kettle and The Seven Faith Tribes. He is also founder of The [...]

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Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts

From the Back Cover Ive planted churches and coached hundreds of planters and I can tell you Jim and Bill know what they are talking about. The chapters on money and leadership development are alone worth the price of th [...]

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Under Attack: Victimized, But Fighting Back

God has led me to explore a series of topics associated with the growth, maturity, and effectiveness of todays church - the Body of Christ. God has exposed the intent and tactics of the enemy - Satan - to infiltrate the [...]

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Borderland Churches: A Congregation's Introduction to Missional Living (TCP Leadership Series)

About the Author Gary Nelson currently serves as the president of Tyndale University College and Seminary. Prior to working at Tyndale, he served as the general secretary of the Canadian Baptist Ministries and CEO of the [...]

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We Miss You! Frog Postcard (Pkg of 25)

Take a moment to thank those who worship with you each Sunday. Mail or hand-deliver the postcard. Size is 3.562 x 5.375; package of 25. Build relationships with members and visitors with bright, full-color Abingdon Press [...]

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While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks

About the Author Timothy S. Lanaik, ThD made his first trip to the Middle East in 1977. He serves as the professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Laniak has authored several books, includin [...]

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Sharing Jesus: Focusing on ?The Soul Purpose? and other Practical Strategies for Effective Evangelism

Jesus is a tool to empower every believer by giving practical strategies in effective evangelism. [...]

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Unanimous 'Unified by Decree in Earth as it is in Heaven'

About the Author Darrin L. Carter ? insightful honest author, passionate- inspirational-soulful-singer, songwriter, producer, and business man. The pruning process of development and progressive living motivates Carter t [...]

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Church in the Inventive Age

About the Author Doug Pagitt is an author, pastor, convener, runner, goodness conspirator & possibility evangelist. He is the pastor of Solomon?s Porch in Minneapolis, speaking and writing on spirituality and leadership [...]

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Being Smart about Congregational Change

About the Author Diane Zemke is passionate about enabling congregations to become vibrant communities where people grow in their faith and reach out to the world. To support that passion she earned a PhD in Leadership St [...]

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The Reformation of the Glorious Church

The author has issued a call to the 21st Century church. She has made it clear that there is a need to restore AUTHENTIC NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY. It is a clarion call for Christians to fully accept the five-fold minis [...]

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Go Grow Your Church!: Spiritual Leadership for African American Congregations

About the Author James F. Miller has been pastor of DuPage A.M.E. Church in Lisle, IL for eighteen years. He received his D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Read more [...]

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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

About the Author Thom S. Rainer?is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twen [...]

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Grief, Transition, and Loss: A Pastor's Practical Guide (Creative Pastoral Care & Counseling)

About the Author Oates is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Louisville School of Medicine, and Senior Professor of Psychology of Religion. Read more [...]

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