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The Family Life of a Christian Leader

The Family Life of a Christian Leader Author Ajith Fernando
ISBN-10 9781433552939
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 224
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Anyone involved in Christian ministry knows how challenging it is to balance ministry and family responsibilities. Many demands pull leaders in different directions—making it easy to neglect one or the other, often without even realizing it. Writing from decades of counseling and personal ministry experience, Ajith Fernando points Christian leaders back to the most important aspect of their lives: their relationship with God. He then offers practical guidance for responding to real-life situations in the home, including disciplining children, dealing with disappointment, loving one’s spouse, and pursuing joy. This book presents Christian leaders with a healthy and God-centered understanding of family that leads to a flourishing home.



The Family Life of a Christian Leader

The Family Life of a Christian Leader Author Ajith Fernando
ISBN-10 1433552906
Release 2016-07-31
Pages 192
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This book speaks to a common struggle Christian leaders face--how to balance ministry and family priorities. Ajith Fernando equips leaders to cultivate a God-centered home, covering topics such as disciplining children, loving one's spouse, dealing with disappointment, and more.



The Shepherd Leader at Home

The Shepherd Leader at Home Author Timothy Z. Witmer
ISBN-10 9781433530104
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 176
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Husbands and dads play a crucial role in the health and survival of the family. That's why leadership expert Tim Witmer has written this book—to strengthen our efforts to lead well. He applies a biblical framework to the role of leadership in the home, showing how effective shepherding involves "knowing, leading, protecting, and providing for your family"; all the while communicating solid principles with a down-to-earth, relatable tone. Find in this book the wise counsel and practical direction that is sure to make a difference in your family today.



Faith as a Way of Life

Faith as a Way of Life Author Christian Scharen
ISBN-10 9780802862310
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 137
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Christian ministry is deeply concerned with proclaiming the transforming power of God??'s gift of faith in the daily lives of disciples. How is it, then, that so often Christian faith fails to orient our lives? Christian Scharen offers the compelling argument that such a way of life needs communities and leaders that build and communicate faith as foundation. Pastors will be able to impart this vision of faith, he cautions, only if they themselves are compelled by it and if their parishioners find that the model helps them make sense of life as a whole. Faith as a Way of Life is one response to this call for reflection on Christian faith as an orienting force impacting every aspect of daily life. Scharen examines the powerful languages that can replace faith language ? emotion-driven therapeutic and results-driven managerial models ? and shows how their domination leads to faith becoming a weak sibling. He directly engages the problems these languages often lead to with the hope of fostering pastoral leadership grounded in a vision of faith as a way of life. Faith as a Way of Life is an engaging and encouraging examination of how pastoral leaders can model and mediate faith as the beating heart pumping life-blood through every sphere of life



Time Management for the Christian Leader

Time Management for the Christian Leader Author Ken Willard
ISBN-10 9781630884260
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 184
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God gives each of us the same 168 hours every week. Some of us seem to use that time with incredible efficiency and power. But for many others this is an area of frustrating deficiency. Time Management for Christian Leaders challenges leaders to evaluate goals, and teaches practical techniques for improvement. Author and coach Ken Willard reveals ways we inadvertently waste time, and offers solutions in a step-by-step process at the reader’s own pace. This book is engaging, easy to read, and even entertaining. Most importantly, it is full of information that can transform the Christian leader’s ministry and life. You will want to keep this book close at hand, to read again and again. These strategies, insights and coaching questions help readers to really manage their time. Or, as the title suggests, to Squeeze Blood from a Turnip. --J. Val Hastings, MCC, Founder & President of Coaching4Clergy & Coaching4BusinessLeaders Insightful, practical help for leaders! Time Management for Christian Leaders is a wonderful tool for laity. The principles in this book can open us to allow God to produce greater fruit for the Kingdom.--Brian Hammons, Conference Lay Leader -- Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church If you’re looking for more abundant living, this book is for you. Ken's biblically grounded approach produces practical strategies for today's time-pressed Christian leaders.--Beth Caulfield, Director of Small Groups and Team Vital Champion, The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey This book offers both personal coaching and ways to make your church or faith-based organization more effective. Are you ready to be coached? Prepare to be both motivated and encouraged by this book. You’ll walk away from it more focused on your core values and on God’s path for you. --Jim Barber, Executive Director, Society for Church Consulting; President, Barber Church Consulting Life in ministry moves fast, and this potent book can help us to do more of what we are meant to do. --Aubrey Malphurs, Founder of The Malphurs Group; Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Seminary



Stepping Up

Stepping Up Author Dennis Rainey
ISBN-10 1602002312
Release 2011
Pages 199
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What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?



Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome

Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome Author R. Kent Hughes
ISBN-10 9781433521010
Release 2008-01-07
Pages 208
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Every year thousands of God's servants leave the ministry convinced they are failures. Years ago, in the midst of a crisis of faith, Kent Hughes almost became one of them. But instead he and his wife Barbara turned to God's Word, determined to learn what God had to say about success and to evaluate their ministry from a biblical point of view. This book describes their journey and their liberation from the "success syndrome"-the misguided belief that success in ministry means increased numbers. In today's world it is easy to be seduced by the secular thinking that places a number on everything. But the authors teach that true success in ministry lies not in numbers but in several key areas: faithfulness, serving, loving, believing, prayer, holiness, and a Christlike attitude. Their thoughts will encourage readers who grapple with feelings of failure and lead them to a deeper, fuller understanding of success in Christian ministry. This book was originally published by Tyndale in 1987 and includes a new preface.



Marriage Rocks for Christian Couples

Marriage Rocks for Christian Couples Author Harold L. Arnold
ISBN-10 0817015663
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 195
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Offers a 12-step model for couples at all levels of relational intimacy, leading them on a journey to discover how marriage (1) develops the human capacity to experience the fullness of God's love and (2) becomes a ministry through which to share God's love with others. Original.



Home Run

Home Run Author Kevin Myers
ISBN-10 9781455577200
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 192
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You are invited to live life to the fullest. For five hard years Christian leader Kevin Myers struggled personally and professionally. But it was during that time that God pointed out where he was going wrong and showed him the biblical pattern for living. It proceeded to transform his life, leadership, ministry, and relationships. During that time John Maxwell also became his mentor. Together, using a baseball diamond as an analogy for following God's plan for life, Myers and Maxwell provide a clear path forward while helping you keep your priorities in order and your eyes on the prize. What is that pattern? Connection with God: Winning Dependence Character: Winning Within Community: Winning with Others Competence: Winning Results Challenging, heart-felt, and insightful, Myers' story will connect with anyone who feels their life is falling short of God's promises. The hard-won lessons Myers learned, along with insightful comments and on-point application from Maxwell, will make it possible for you to win in this performance-based culture without losing your soul. There are no shortcuts or steals in the spiritual journey of life. HOME RUN is a guidebook for living life and learning how to succeed God's way.



Good Christians Good Husbands

Good Christians  Good Husbands Author Doreen Moore
ISBN-10 1857924509
Release 2004
Pages 192
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John Wesley, George Whitefield & Jonathan Edwards, left an enduring and fruitful legacy through their labours, and they were also married. This book gives us contemporary lessons, offering Biblical guidelines and counsel from modern day Christian leaders.



A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve Author Edwin H. Friedman
ISBN-10 9781596272804
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 288
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Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, “seatbelt society,” oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and selfdifferentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman’s death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. “Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership.” —Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota



FamilyLife Bible Study for Couples

FamilyLife Bible Study for Couples Author Dennis Rainey
ISBN-10 1418543039
Release 2010-02
Pages 125
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FamilyLife Bible Study for Couples helps couples---and those who are one half of a couple---explore the issues facing husbands and wives: resolving conflict, communicating effectively, raising godly children, rekindling and maintaining romance together, loving difficult family members, and more.



God Marriage and Family Second Edition

God  Marriage  and Family  Second Edition Author Andreas J. Köstenberger
ISBN-10 9781433522857
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 400
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The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's Word. In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family, Köstenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporary issues. This new edition includes an assessment of the family-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates on corporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parenting of teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses.



When Fathers Ruled

When Fathers Ruled Author Steven Ozment
ISBN-10 0674041720
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 248
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Here is a lively study of marriage and the family during the Reformation, primarily in Gemany and Switzerland, that dispels the commonly held notion of fathers as tyrannical and families as loveless. Did husbands and wives love one another in Reformation Europe? Did the home and family life matter to most people? In this wide-ranging work, Steven Ozment has gathered the answers of contemporaries to these questions. His subject is the patriarchal family in Germany and Switzerland, primarily among Protestants. But unlike modern scholars from Philippe Arics to Lawrence Stone, Ozment finds the fathers of early modern Europe sympathetic and even admirable. They were not domineering or loveless men, nor were their homes the training ground for passive citizenry in an age of political absolutism. From prenatal care to graveside grief, they expressed deep love for their wives and children. Rather than a place where women and children were bullied by male chauvinists, the Protestant home was the center of a domestic reform movement against Renaissance antifeminism and was an attempt to resolve the crises of family life. Demanding proper marriages for all women, Martin Luther and his followers suppressed convents and cloisters as the chief institutions of womankind's sexual repression, cultural deprivation, and male clerical domination. Consent, companionship, and mutual respect became the watchwords of marriage. And because they did, genuine divorce and remarriage became possible among Christians for the first time. This graceful book restores humanity to the Reformation family and to family history.



Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781601423092
Release 2011-01
Pages 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.



A Quest for Godliness

A Quest for Godliness Author J. I. Packer
ISBN-10 0891078193
Release 1994-06
Pages 368
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Surveys the teachings and beliefs of the Puritans, and callstoday's Christians to follow their example of spiritualmaturity.



The Emotionally Healthy Leader

The Emotionally Healthy Leader Author Peter Scazzero
ISBN-10 9780310494584
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 336
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Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more. Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. This book is more than a book you will read; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.