Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation
See yourself, your church, your world... differently. Ed Stetzer turns conventional Christian living on its head with this inspiring, instructional guide to life in the kingdom of God—not just church, not just check marks, but a full, everyday, out-there adventure of worship, lifestyle, relationships, and service. It’s about living so confident...Read more »
The Multiplying Church
The New Math for Starting New Churches
The Multiplying Church is a primer for pastors and lay leaders involved in, or wanting to learn about, the church multiplication groundswell in North America. It shows how multiplying churches should be a natural, regular function of every church to reach the 70 percent of Americans who have no meaningful church relationship.Detailing the... Read more »
Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World
The Blueprint for Overcoming Darkness and Living in God’s Light.
Our world unravels more each day. It feels as if we’re drowning in a sea churning with greed, violence, and lust. As darkness advances, hope dims.
Yet within that reality, God gives us a profound mandate...
Light has always defined God and his followers.... Read more »
Fear and Faith
Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves
We will never be short on fears. Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone—the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith.Trillia is no stranger to fear. She has known its harsh grip on her life, but she has... Read more »
Designed to Lead
The Church and Leadership Development
Most churches merely exist. Many churches do not develop leaders intentionally and consistently. When leaders emerge from some churches, it is often by accident. Something is missing. Something is off. Authors Eric Geiger (author of bestselling Simple Church and Creature of the Word) and Kevin Peckargue that churches that consistently produce... Read more »
Strong and Weak
Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing
Flourishing people are strong and weak. Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living? Withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path?being both strong and weak. We see this unlikely mixture in the best leaders? People who use their authority for the benefit of... Read more »
Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme
Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, marriage, sexuality, religious freedom--with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors,... Read more »
The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches
Is your organization in danger of Mission Drift?Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It's that simple. It will happen. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their purpose, and many never return to their original intent. Harvard and the YMCA are among those... Read more »