Class 1: PASTORAL ADMINISTRATION
(For Pastors and Preachers)
Along with the special role of pastor comes special problems and tough issues that must be handled gracefully, effectively and sometimes publicly. Dr. Lutzer gives pastors encouragement and solutions that will help them better serve God and their churches.
Pastor to Pastor
is an inspiring collection of twenty articles written by Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. Dr. Lutzer offers practical advice on how to handle difficult situations involving: Unrealistic expectations from the congregation, Lazy Christians, Negative and critical church members, Burnout, Politics, Church splits counseling, Public invitations, Conflicts with the church board ... and more.
Pastor Oscar T. Moses (IL)
Pastor to Pastor, Erwin Lutzer
BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE PASTOR (For Young Pastors and Preachers)
Calvin Miller has long been one of the most creative voices in the church. As a best-selling author and poet he has enabled believers to flourish. As a pastor and educator he has equipped countless thousands to know and serve God more fully. And he's got the battle scars to prove it. Having survived these tumultuous decades, Dr. Miller now shares his well-earned wisdom with the next generation of pastors- including you, or someone you know. Miller acknowledges much has changed over his years, as we've moved from switchboards to smartphones and from big-haired evangelists to cigar-smoking emergent. But two truths remain the same: God is love and people are broken. In this honest, engaging, and humorous collection of letters, he encourages you to fight the good fight, stay the course, and keep your eye on the Author and Finisher of the faith . . . to serve well every Sunday so you'll never feel the urge to resign on Monday.
Dr. Q. E. Hammonds (AL)
: Letters to a Young Pastor, Calvin Miller
Class 3: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
(For Laymen and Women)
This book introduces a three-level perspective for developing ministry leaders within the local church that builds on Christ's own ministry model and draws upon contemporary leadership experts for expanded instruction.
Dr. Kevin Donalson (VA)
On-purpose Leadership: (Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders) Dale Galloway & Warren Bird
Class 4: BECOMING A MENTOR
(For Mature Christians, Male and Female)
Mentoring is a relational process that involves life-to-life exchanges to help others discover and pursue their passions. The heart of mentoring offers 10 proven principles for developing people, as well as advice for older generations mentoring younger generations. Spend your time and energy to truly make a difference in someone's life.
Dr. Timothy Woods (AL)
The Heart of Mentoring (Ten Proven Principles For Developing People To Their Fullest Potential), David Stoddard, Robert Tamasy
Class 5: DEVELOPING AND GROWING A FRUITFUL WOMEN'S MINISTRY (
For Christian Women)
Susan Hunt and Ligon Duncan Walk through the Scriptures to help readers better understand what it means to have an effective, biblical women's ministry in the church. The benefits of women's ministries are great: training and discipling, evangelizing, and reaching out to the poor and needy. This book, written by seasoned leaders, provides many proven tools to help start a women's ministry in your church.
Sis. Gloria Cox (MS)
Women's Ministry in the Local Church, Susan Hunt and Ligon Duncan
Class 6: GROWING THROUGH EVANGELISM (For persons interested in Evangelism)
Jesus gave his followers a command: "Follow me." And a promise: "And I will equip you to find others to follow me." We were made to make disciples. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus's ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video
where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply. One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples.... Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jordan Ivey (TN)
Multiplying, Francis Chan