Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ’s Compassion to the Core of Your Community

The heartbeat of every local community is found in its local schools. Yet many Christians have little to no connection with school leaders, and few churches have an active ministry presence. If you want to effectively reach your community, you must take the time to invest in school administrators, teachers, and families. Not having a relationship just isn’t an option. Many schools today are facing budget crises’ and financial shortfalls or declining enrollment. School leaders and teachers are more open than ever before to partnering with parents, neighbors, and churches in a sustainable way. This book shares stories and examples of how schools and churches can work together for the common good of students and the community. You’ll gain a better understanding of the laws defining the line of separation between church and state, and you will learn how to best approach school leaders with creative ideas for working together. Serving Local Schools provides biblical support and practical resources to equip individuals and churches to meet the needs of local schools while faithfully witnessing to the good news found in Jesus Christ.

Author: Chuck Bomar

How Does God See America?

Does America still trust God and his word today? Or have we fallen so far away that his judgment is almost certain-and soon? If we want to know the Lord’s heart for America, the best place to start is by looking at his heart for Israel. His relationship with them centered on three questions: 1. Do they respect God’s truth? 2. Do they respect each other? 3. Do they respect God? To apply these questions to America, Dr. Jim Denison and his son, Ryan Denison, take an in-depth look at the most challenging issues of our day. From sexuality to abortion and suicide, from postmodernity and relative truth to our doubts about God-every major issue America faces today is no surprise to God. In fact, what if God is using this time and these issues to help us turn back to him? And what if he’s using you to launch America’s next Great Awakening?

Author: Dr. Jim Denison, Ryan Denison

Word of Honor (Newpointe 911 #3)

What will it cost to keep a promise? Of the four people at the Newpointe post office when the bomb went off, three were killed instantly. The fourth, a five-year-old boy, lies comatose in the hospital and might not survive. Who would do such a thing? The answer comes in the form of a gunman crashing through the door of the hotel room where Jill Clark is staying. With a rifle barrel pointed at her temple, the young attorney suddenly finds herself the hostage of a desperate man whose actions hardly fit his claim that he’s innocent of the bombing. Only later, when the suspect is behind bars, does Jill wonder whether he’s as guilty as he appears. Prompted by a terrifying attempt on her life, Jill and old flame Dan Nichols dig deeper into the case. But standing in their way lies an obstacle Jill hasn’t counted on: the power of a covenant. It could change her life. Or, with the clock ticking, it could seal her death. Word of Honor is book three in the Newpointe 911 series by award-winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close-knit small-town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Shadow of Doubt, and Trial by Fire.

Author: Terri Blackstock

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Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You

The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, deliverance, inner healing, child rearing, body life, and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model’s five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Missions have adopted the Life Model for restoring hurt missionary children. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching. This new version now includes study questions at the end of each chapter as well as many other bonuses. Written by James Friesen, E James Wilder, Anne Bierling, Rick Koepcke, and Maribeth Poole.

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The Book on Leadership

More than ever, people are talking about leadership. But much of today’s discourse is advancing the same old misconceptions.

In The Book on Leadership, best-selling author, pastor, and teacher John MacArthur sets the record straight: Leadership does not come from a job title. It isn’t a matter of personality or charisma. And it isn’t the same thing as iron-fisted authority. True leadership – the kind that refuses to bend to a shifting, fickle world – comes from a much deeper source.

Based on the writings of one of the most effective spiritual leaders of all time (the apostle Paul) MacArthur presents the “26 Characteristics of a True Leader.” Whether you are a business leader, civic leader, church leader, parent, teacher, or student, the life of Paul will empower you to unleash your own capacity for leadership.

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Gentle Persuasion

Gentle Persuasion is an encouraging appeal to Christians of all ages and abilities to become part of God’s strategy. Join Dr. Joseph Aldrich as he explains how cherry pies, hammers and saws, lawn mowers, broken-down cars, chariots of fire, babysitters, llama farmers—and even attack lambs with steel wool—can draw your friends to the Savior.

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How Women Help Men Find God

Women don’t understand men’s spiritual needs but they want to and desperately need to know what they can do (and should not do) to keep their men engaged at church. In the follow-up to his bestselling Why Men Hate Going to Church, author David Murrow speaks directly to women to help them understand the real reasons men resist Christianity. He offers a way of talking about faith that intrigues men instead of repels them and then challenges them to bring more risk and adventure to their own walk with the Lord.51at7-DmKlL

Competent to Minister

Competent to Minister – The Biblical Care of Souls, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan.

COMPETENT TO MINISTER: THE BIBLICAL CARE OF SOULS is for Christians who want to know what the Bible says about ministering the care of souls to one another. Who is equipped and qualified to minister God’s care and counsel to fellow believers? When we think of people who influenced our Christian growth, we remember people who lived the Christian life. They loved and served in humility and faith. Yet, when it comes to counseling, which we call personal ministry, most Christians consider themselves unprepared. May this book encourage you as you discover that God has given believers all they need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1) and for ministering this life to one another. Believers, guided by the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit, are equipped and called to minister to one another in the Body of Christ as they look to the Lord and His Word for help and rely on the Holy Spirit to be the true Counselor. By relying on the Lord, mutual care in the Body of Christ is a creative, spiritual process involving a person who needs help and another person who will come alongside as God’s instrument of mercy and truth. What we present in this book is just one small glimpse of what is totally available in the Bible. The Scriptures provide an infinite number of possible applications of truth to be ministered through a believer who has been transformed by the Cross of Christ to one who by God’s grace receives and responds. We pray that as you read this book, you will be encouraged to seek the springs of Living Water for yourself and for others. The Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit provide power for caring for one another as people are confronted by the trials, tribulations, and sufferings of life.

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A Father’s Reward

As a father of six, Phil Downer knows and understands the challenge of raising godly children in an ungodly world. Phil and his wife, Susy, have poured real-life examples and rich biblical teaching into this dynamic book on transformational parenting. You’ll learn how to: Build loving relationships with your sons and daughters Create family memories that promote closeness and trust Impact your children with fun and effective family devotions Meaningfully include your children in special projects and everyday events Help your kids find God’s wisdom in ordinary situations Prepare your children to impact the world for Christ -by Phil Downer -Hardback, 304 pages, discussion questions included

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