Pastoral/Parish Ministry

Company of Women Preachers: Baptist Prophetesses in Seventeenth-Century England: A Reader

Company of Women Preachers: Baptist Prophetesses in Seventeenth-Century England: A Reader
$80.00

When the Baptist movement began four centuries ago, revolutionary forces had destabilized the centers of social control that had long kept women in their place. In the early seventeenth century, Baptist women began to speak their minds. Through their prophetic writings, these women came to exercise considerable influence and authority among the early churches. When Baptists became more institutionalized later in the century, the egalitarian distinction dissipated and women's voices again, for a long history, were silenced. However, long ago, in early Baptist life in England, women did preach--well and often.

In A Company of Women Preachers, Curtis Freeman collects and presents a critical edition of these prophetic women's texts, retrieving their voices so that their messages and contributions to the tradition may once again be recognized.

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9781602583184
Publication Date: 
2011-04-15
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Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom

Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom
$16.00

Mary Catherine Bateson--author of the landmark bestseller Composing a Life--gives us an inspiring exploration of a new life stage that she calls Adulthood II, a result of the longer life spans and greater resources we now enjoy. In Composing a Further Life, Bateson redefines old age as an opportunity to reinvent ourselves and challenges us to use it to pursue new sources of meaning and ways to contribute to society.

Bateson shares the stories of men and women who are flourishing examples of this "age of active wisdom"--from a retired boatyard worker turned silversmith to a famous actress to a former foundation president exploring the crucial role of grandparents in our society. Retiring no longer means withdrawing from life, but engaging with it more deeply, and Composing a Further Life points the way.

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9780307279637
Publication Date: 
2011-10-04
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Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
$43.00
The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling is a condensed version of the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, first published in 1990, with new and updated articles. This book provides classic and key articles that explain current theories, trends, and practices in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Contents include: Definitions; History and Biography; Issues of Power and Difference; Interfaith Issues and Methods; Clinical Method; and Pastoral Theological Method.
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9781426702310
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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Conflict Management in Congregations

Conflict Management in Congregations
$20.00
Since its inception, the Alban Institute has earned a reputation as a leader in addressing congregational conflict management issues through its research, consulting services, educational events, and particularly its publications. Drawing on this rich heritage, the first title in our new "Harvesting the Learnings" anthology series gathers 20 classic Alban works on congregational conflict into a single, indispensable volume. Conflict Management in Congregations harvests the collected wisdom of many of the key thinkers on this topic, including such past and present Alban consultants as Speed Leas, George Parsons, Margaret Bruehl, Gil Rendle, Alice Mann, and Roy Pneumann. Much of the material found here has long been unavailable but is still much in demand. Divided into three sections that explore the dynamics of conflict, conflict management techniques, and dealing with conflict in specific contexts, this book serves as a comprehensive primer that no pastor or congregational leader will want to be without.
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9781566992435
Publication Date: 
2001-05-01
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Congregation and Community

Congregation and Community
$33.00

Change--in population, economy, and culture--is sweeping through American communities. Corner groceries are stocking new foods. New roads are being built and Main Streets abandoned. Schools have come and gone, and old friends move away as strangers arrive. But in every community, no matter how volatile, religious institutions provide for their members places of moral guidance and spiritual nurture, civic participation, and identity.

How do congregations react to significant community change? Why do some religious institutions decline in the face of racial integration while others adapt and grow? How do congregations make sense of economic distress? Do they provide havens from community upheaval or vehicles for change? Congregation and Community is the most comprehensive study to date of congregations in the face of community transformation. Nancy Ammerman and her colleagues include stories of over twenty congregations in nine communities from across the nation, communities with new immigrant populations, growing groups of gays and lesbians, rapid suburbanization, and economic dislocations.

With almost half of the nation's population attending religious services each week, it is impossible to understand change in American society without a close look at congregations. Congregation and Community will exist as a standard resource for years to come, and clergy, academics, and general readers alike will benefit from its insights.

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9780813523354
Publication Date: 
1996-12-01
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CONGREGATIONAL FITNESS: HEALTHY PRACTICE S FOR LAYFOLK

CONGREGATIONAL FITNESS: HEALTHY PRACTICE S FOR LAYFOLK
$14.95
When serious conflict surfaces in a congregation, lay people are usually stunned. They feel frightened, angry, and helpless. Congregational Fitness explores why congregations are prone to conflict and describes healthy behaviors lay people can practice to manage conflict constructively. Goodman argues that since it is members of the congregation who carry on from one pastor to another, it is important for them to know and practice positive behaviors continually, rather than reacting out of emotion and anxiety to an unexpected situation. Designed for use by individuals, study groups, and retreat participants.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566992329
Publication Date: 
2000-12-31
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CONGREGATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS: REMEMBE RING TO BE HOUSEHOLDS OF GOD

CONGREGATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS: REMEMBE RING TO BE HOUSEHOLDS OF GOD
$22.00
The most vital question confronting the church in America at the turn of the century is whether it can, in the face of modern society, remember who it is, what it is called to do, and, especially, whose it is. In this volume Ronald Vallet explores the biblical basis for stewardship, with major emphasis on God's promises and commands, to help congregations become the households of God that he intends them to be. Vallet also deals with fantasies and fears about money in the congregation, the central role that authentic worship plays in focusing congregations on God, the proper roles of pastors and laity, and the prevailing concepts and practices of modern culture that can entangle today's churches.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802843678
Publication Date: 
1998-07-01
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Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching

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$18.00
A hands-on resource for all Christians who want to communicate with more passion and powerTony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling have teamed up to explore the dynamic connection that occurs when spirituality/spiritual practices are combined with effective communication practices. Churches and other religious organizations depend on the ability of their leaders and members to communicate (speak, teach, and preach) within their congregations and beyond. This important, practical guide will reveal Campolo's preaching secrets and Darling's wise counsel as a professor of communication.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781506454931
Publication Date: 
2019-03-05
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CONNECTING WITH GOD

CONNECTING WITH GOD
$12.95
This resource uses a mixture of biblical concepts, practical methods, humor, illustrative stories, spiritual insights for daily living, and reflection/discussion questions. This is not a fad-diet, but a meal delivering fourteen methods of spiritual growth that work together: worship, preaching, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, service, stewardship, evangelism, leadership, administration, music, books, retreats and encouragement.
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9780687094059
Publication Date: 
1994-08-01
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Considering a New Call: Ethical and Spiritual Challenges for Clergy

Considering a New Call: Ethical and Spiritual Challenges for Clergy
$20.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566992312
Publication Date: 
2000-06-01
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CONSPIRACY OF LOVE: LIVING THROUGH & BEYOND CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

CONSPIRACY OF LOVE: LIVING THROUGH & BEYOND CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
$16.95
Though this book is intended to speak primarily to adults who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, anyone who seeks to find meaning in suffering, or who grapples with the concepts of evil and holiness, will appreciate the truth and wisdom contained in this book. Issuing from a deep appreciation of and wrestling with scripture, A Conspiracy of Love can also empower preachers, educators, and pastoral care providers to hear the Word anew, from the perspective of one who has suffered much. In short, those who have been abused, their friends, and their ministers will find A Conspiracy of Love thought-provoking, inspirational, and a beacon of comfort and hope. Not that it is an easy read. At times the reflections lay bare both the horrific reality that some children endure, and the searing emotional and spiritual pain that is carried into adulthood. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has described the writing as heart-breaking and heart-enlarging.
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9781896836775
Publication Date: 
2007-03-08
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CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN PREACHING

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN PREACHING
$32.00
L. Susan Bond reveals the full range and diversity of African American preaching in this exploration of African American homiletical theories. Portraying the many approaches that are empowering preaching in African American churches today, Bond shows how different theological perspectives produce different methods of sermon preparation and delivery, different strategies for selecting illustrative material, and even different ways of beginning and ending sermons. Her goal is not to lift up the "right way" to preach in the African American tradition, but to show the richness and nuance contained within this powerful cultural expression.
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9780827204898
Publication Date: 
2003-04-01
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CONTEMPORARY IMAGES OF CHRISTI

CONTEMPORARY IMAGES OF CHRISTI
$12.95
Traditionally, the roles of Christian ministry have been thought of as priest, pastor, and prophet. Donald E. Messer adds five contemporary images: Wounded Healer, Servant Leader, Political Mystic, Practical Theologian, and Enslaved Liberator. By combining these new images with the more traditional roles, readers will develop their own personal vision of Christian ministry.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687095056
Publication Date: 
1989-02-01
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COUNSELING DEPRESSED WOMEN

COUNSELING DEPRESSED WOMEN
$19.95

Why do women suffer depression twice as often as men? Susan Dunlap integrates findings from biology, psychology, sociology, and theology to discover that powerlessness is a cause of depression. Based on this understanding, she develops a pastoral theological response to bring hope to depressed women.

The purpose of the Counseling and Pastoral Theology series is to address clinical issues that arise among particular populations currently neglected in the literature on pastoral care and counseling. This series is committed to enhancing both the theoretical base and the clinical expertise of pastoral caregivers by providing a pastoral theological paradigm that will inform both assessment and intervention with persons in these specific populations.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664256678
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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Counseling Diversity in Context

Counseling Diversity in Context
$37.00

Wellness is an important goal of counseling work, but the limits of promoting it are reached more quickly for individuals living in disadvantaged circumstances. How then can counselors be effective in a context that produces and reproduces structural inequality?

In Counseling Diversity in Context, Jason Brown addresses this question, exploring the possibilities and limitations of counseling, as well as the forces that help and hinder communities, while demonstrating the need for alternatives to mainstream psychological approaches. Divided into two parts, the book provides a structural understanding of the context in which cross-cultural counseling takes place, and a model, informed by intersectional analysis, to support counselors in playing a more activist role in helping to change that context. Brown encourages counselors to not only understand the social problems that contribute to personal challenges faced by clients but to also raise awareness and promote change.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781442635296
Publication Date: 
2017-03-08
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Counseling Lesbian Partners

Counseling Lesbian Partners
$30.00

This resource for counselors who work with lesbian couples gives a clear assessment of the issues faced in working through their relationship within the context of their sexuality and society's oppression of lesbians.

The purpose of the Counseling and Pastoral Theology series is to address clinical issues that arise among particular populations currently neglected in the literature on pastoral care and counseling. This series is committed to enhancing both the theoretical base and the clinical expertise of pastoral caregivers by providing a pastoral theological paradigm that will inform both assessment and intervention with persons in these specific populations.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664255329
Publication Date: 
1997-03-01
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COUNSELING SOURCEBOOK

COUNSELING SOURCEBOOK
$29.95
This book is for everyone interested in counseling, whether as practitioners, students, consumers, or general readers. It will bring to the professional and lay reader alike a compilation of practical counseling approaches written by experienced counselors about topics that will be both contemporary and timeless. Above all, it will be useful to a wide range of counselors--psychologists, nurses, clergy, teachers, social workers, school counselors, doctors, and other helpers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780824512415
Publication Date: 
1994-05-01
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Couples in Conflict: A Family Systems Approach to Marriage Counseling

$30.00
Perhaps no single issue is of greater importance for families in Western culture than the one of marital conflict. When couples fail to successfully negotiate the emotional difficulties of their relationship, it can lead either to years of unhappiness within the marriage or to the breakdown of the marriage and to divorce. Unhappy couples negatively affect their families and even their communities. Couples in Conflict describes the nature of the emotional process leading to marital difficulties and how a minister or counselor can be a resource to help couples in conflict. The minister/counselor will be able to help them improve their lives personally, as well as their relationship and family life. By extension, couples will also develop skills that will improve their work life and their life in the community. The book provides practical and specific approaches to helping these couples and the issues that a minister must deal with in order to be useful to them.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800696283
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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Courage to Care

Courage to Care
$9.95
The author tells the stories of seven remarkable persons and their families. Woven into the stories are the experiences of congregations and individuals who were significant in the lives of these people with disabilities.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780835807012
Publication Date: 
1994-04-01
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COVENANTS & CARE: BOUNDARIES IN LIFE, FA ITH, & MINISTRY

COVENANTS & CARE: BOUNDARIES IN LIFE, FA ITH, & MINISTRY
$16.00
Everyone in-or associated with-pastoral ministry knows of the heavy toll on pastors' personal and professional lives. Surveys commonly report time pressures, stress, overextension, loneliness and isolation, marital and family difficulties, spiritual dryness, and feelings of loss of meaning. Covenants and Care takes these hard realities into account as the authors, a team of experts in ministry and the Bible, offer skills for the long haul. They employ the Old Testament notion of covenant and ask ministers to enter a covenant both for their own self-care and as a key to framing and enlivening their care for others in ministry. True-to-life stories show how biblically-based covenantal relationships with clear boundaries promote healthy relationships, and how they are integral to faithful personal and pastoral care. The authors' sensible yet sensitive approach offers practical help for the minister's self-care while providing tools for meeting such challenges as conflict in the congregation, issues of sexual ethics, questions of power and conscience, and the dynamics of spirituality.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800629885
Publication Date: 
1998-03-01
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Created by God: Pastoral Care for All God's People

Created by God: Pastoral Care for All God's People
$24.00
Created by God is an introduction to pastoral care from a theological perspective, one that argues toward a definition of pastoral care as bearing faithful witness to the joy of creation and the goodness of God. In ten cogent and compassionate essays, Peggy Way introduces concepts of pastoral theology that will open the way for congregations not only to care, but to be caring places. Each essay connects a practical theology of pastoral care with the ordinary world of congregations. It is an invitation to new ways of thinking about care and new possibilities in responding faithfully, realistically, and creatively to the woes and gifts of the human creature.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827204973
Publication Date: 
2005-05-01
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Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit
$30.00
How can we proclaim justice for God's Creation in the face of global warming? How does fracking fit with "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's?" Creation-Crisis Preaching works with the premise that all of Creation, including humankind, needs to hear the Good News of Jesus' resurrection in this age in which humanity is "crucifying" Creation. Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret the Bible through a "green" lens, become rooted in environmental theology, and learn how to understand their preaching context in terms of the particular political, cultural, and biotic setting of their congregation. Creation-Crisis Preaching provides both theoretical grounding and practical tips for preachers to create environmental sermons that are relevant, courageous, creative, pastoral, and inspiring.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827205413
Publication Date: 
2015-09-01
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CREATIVE DISARRAY

CREATIVE DISARRAY
$18.95
This book traces twelve classical models of ministry from their historical roots to the present. (pb)
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827204621
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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CRISIS PREACHING: PERSONAL & PUBLIC

CRISIS PREACHING: PERSONAL & PUBLIC
$19.00
In short, anecdotal chapters, the author explains how to diagnose a crisis (public, congregational, and personal) and offers six homiletical strategies for creating sermons when speaking during a crisis. The book includes: tips on how to discern a crisis; Biblical precedents for different kinds of crises; and, sample sermons in response to crises.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687073924
Publication Date: 
1998-09-01
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Critical Pedagogy, the State, and Cultural Struggle

Critical Pedagogy, the State, and Cultural Struggle
$19.95
Schools have been traditionally defined as institutions of instruction, but the authors of this volume challenge that position in order to generate a new set of cultural categories and constructs through which the nature and process of schooling can be more appropriately understood. Giroux and McLaren develop a theory of schooling that takes into account not only the more traditional relationship between teaching and learning, but also the import of wider cultural dynamics such as language, mass culture, popular culture, the state, theories of readership, ethnographic research, and subcultural studies.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780791400371
Publication Date: 
1989-07-01
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