Pastoral/Parish Ministry

Will There Be Faith?: A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples

Will There Be Faith?: A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples
$16.00

A Modern Manual for Sharing a Relevant, Vibrant, Enduring Faith

In the face of mounting obstacles, parents and educators find themselves increasingly challenged by the task of leading people toward lives of faith. Now Thomas Groome, a world-renowned authority on religious education, has created a contemporary, holistic approach to teaching Christian beliefs and values that offers real, effective solutions for today's parents and teachers. His guide to religious education--which aims to "bring life to Faith and Faith to life"--is a hopeful road map for reenergizing the faith community and family from the bottom up.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062037282
Publication Date: 
2011-08-23
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year C Part 1

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$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year C Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Each week of sermon resources includes:

1.Readings
2.Theme title
3.Introduction to the Readings
4.Encountering the Text
5.Proclaiming the Text
6.Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847271
Publication Date: 
2018-05-15
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 1

Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 1
$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year B, Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Each week of sermon resources includes:

1. Readings
2. Theme title
3. Introduction to the Readings
4. Encountering the Text
5. Proclaiming the Text
6. Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847233
Publication Date: 
2017-08-01
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 2

Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 2
$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year B, Part 2 is part of a six-volume set which includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

The sermon resources include:

1. Readings
2. Theme title
3. Introduction to the Readings
4. Encountering the Text
5. Proclaiming the Text
6. Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847257
Publication Date: 
2017-12-05
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Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression

Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression
$19.00
This moving memoir of an African-American woman's lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. Wrapped within Danquah's engaging account of this universal affliction is rare and insightful testimony about what it means to be black, female, and battling depression in a society that often idealizes black women as strong, nurturing caregivers. A startlingly honest, elegantly rendered depiction of depression, Willow Weep for Me calls out to all women who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of recovery. Meri Danquah rises from the pages, a true survivor, departing a world of darkness and reclaiming her life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780345432131
Publication Date: 
1999-02-22
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Wisdom as a lifestyle: Building biblical life-codes

Wisdom as a lifestyle: Building biblical life-codes
$6.95
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780310443117
Publication Date: 
1987-01-01
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Witness: Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report from the Front

Witness: Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report from the Front
$14.95

Based on interviews with gay and lesbian clergy, Dann Hazel constructs a mosaic depicting the ministry of gays and lesbians across the denominational spectrum. He poignantly describes the personal challenges these clergy face in their efforts to do constructive work in theology in order to build faith communities where gay men and lesbians can flourish spiritually.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664257873
Publication Date: 
1999-10-01
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Women in Travail and Transition

Women in Travail and Transition
$20.00

Greater knowledge of women's experience, this book argues, will enable all caregivers-whether female or male-to provide better pastoral care when the gender-specific presuppositions of that care are examined. Nine women collaborate to explore how women's life experience both necessitates and models a new, systematic pastoral care. It is the first book to address the broad range of women's pastoral care needs.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800624200
Publication Date: 
2000-09-05
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Word in worship: Preaching in a liturgical context

Word in worship: Preaching in a liturgical context
$7.95
Scripture, says William skudlarek, should be the foundation of all worship. Closely examining both the Roman Catholic and Protestant lectionaries, he stresses that the best preaching and liturgical expression are biblically centered. A balaced presentation of these two, with scripture as their common element, results in the most vital and meaningful of worship experiences. Dr. Skudlarek ably reveals how the lectionary is flexible so that a pastor can preach from it year-round, yet stay relevant to the day's issues. He also demonstrates the close relation of preaching to the sacraments, while paying special attention to preaching the the Eucharist. He then does the same for baptisms, weddings, and funerals. This is a volume that both Protestants and Roman Catholics will find highly useful. Says Dr. Skudlarek: I trust that Protestant readers of this volume will interpret these remarks..as the observations of a separated brother in Christ who hopes that through the renewal of preaching in the Roman Catholic Church and the recovery of the Eucharist as the normative form of worship in Protestant churches, we will more quickly come to the day when as brothers and sisters in Christ, we may offer the word of God to one another and share together in the table of the Lord.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687461318
Publication Date: 
1981-02-01
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Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word

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$20.00
Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky Word that confronts us in Scripture if we have the courage to hear.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800697655
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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WORD OF GOD ACROSS THE AGES

WORD OF GOD ACROSS THE AGES
$9.95
Leonard's insightful exegesis of Christian history vividly demonstrates the power of personal story to communicate the word of God. He returns to the roots of the Baptist story to find in the lives of John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, and Roger Williams epic examples of the potent presence of the gospel in earthen vessels.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780962845550
Publication Date: 
1991-06-01
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Work of the Chaplain

Work of the Chaplain
$12.00
An ideal starting point for all, including seminarians, who are exploring a call to chaplaincy ministry. Unlike most other books in this field which are specific to one form of chaplaincy and are often written from an autographical viewpoint only, this new resource meets a critical need for an introductory and overview look at chaplaincy in general.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780817014995
Publication Date: 
2006-01-01
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Work of the Pastor

Work of the Pastor
$12.00
With over 900,000 copies sold, books in Judson Press's "Work of the Church" series, including the bestseller The Work of the Usher, have provided sound practical guidance in support of local church ministry in a variety of areas. The Work of the Pastor has now been added to this impressive list of resources. Rather than dictating a rigid job description, author Victor D. Lehman develops his ideas and perspectives based on the understanding that there is no one right way to be a pastor. Pastoral duties may differ based on the ministry situation and the pastor's particular areas of giftedness. Nevertheless, there are certain core duties that are widely associated with pastoral ministry, and there are many other possibilities pastors should consider as they strive to increase their effectiveness in ministry. Topics range from sermon preparation and marriage counseling to managing a staff and addressing personality conflicts in the church. The Work of the Pastor offers words of advice and helpful perspectives for all pastors, and for those who are contemplating pastoral ministry. It will be especially beneficial for the small-church pastor, who frequently must meet a wide variety of congregational expectations.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780817014735
Publication Date: 
2005-07-27
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Worship of God: Some Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Reflections

Worship of God: Some Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Reflections
$13.99
Martin considers the theological rationale for several elements of worship--including praise, prayer, hymns, the offering, creedal confession, the sermon, and the sacraments--in an attempt to relate worship to the concerns, interests, and needs of men and women in today's world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802819345
Publication Date: 
1982-08-19
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Worthy to Raise Issues: Preaching and Public Responsibility

Worthy to Raise Issues: Preaching and Public Responsibility
$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829809176
Publication Date: 
1991-11-01
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You Can Go Home Again

You Can Go Home Again
$15.95
No matter how old we are, or how far from home, our family remains with us - we share their looks and gestures, social values and concept of "home." Yet we often fail to connect with family members, and in remarkable ways our early experiences with family are repeated with marriage partners and children. In this revelatory book, esteemed family therapist Monica McGoldrick explores why families behave as they do, using genograms (family trees) to illustrate family patterns. Mapped out over a three-generation span, repeated estrangements, alliances, even divorces and suicides prove more than coincidental. McGoldrick uses the genograms of famous families - including the Kennedys, Hepburns, Beethovens, Brontes, and the family of the Marx Brothers - to discuss the influence of birth order and sibling rivalry, family myths and secrets, cultural differences, couple relationships, and the pivotal role of loss. Relevant questions we can ask ourselves appear at the end of each chapter, helping the reader to become researcher, uncovering information previously withheld, misunderstood, or overlooked. There is a saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are recommended to repeat it." The message here is positive: once we reconnect with the past, McGoldrick tells us, we can choose our futures.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780393316506
Publication Date: 
1997-06-17
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Young Man Luther (Reissue)

Young Man Luther (Reissue)
$13.95
In this psychobiography, Erik H. Erikson brings his insights on human development and the identity crisis to bear on the prominent figure of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780393310368
Publication Date: 
1993-06-17
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Your Church Has Personality

Your Church Has Personality
$6.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687468751
Publication Date: 
1985-01-01
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Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope

Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope
$17.00
Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope is the bridge between youth leaders' desire for holistic and relevant ministry and the hope-centered leadership necessary to make it happen. Wimberly, Barnes and Johnson recognize the challenges of youth ministry and offer effective strategies in three key areas:

Ministry leadership

Ministry programs

Congregational support

Using Scripture, case illustrations, anecdotes, best practices, and reflection points, this resource is practical and beneficial for leaders, pastors and parents. Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope is sure to renew the vision and promise of youth ministry in churches.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780817017361
Publication Date: 
2013-10-16
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