From Pew to Purpose:
Mobilizing and Training Volunteers
The Volunteer Revolution
By Bill Hybels
Are you overworked doing the work of ministry while bored potential volunteer ministers dutifully take their seats in the viewing stand week after week? Imagine what could happen in your church and community if every minister actually lived according to the biblical mandate of Ephesians 4:11-13.
Obstacles And Opportunities For Congregational Mission
By Thomas G. Bandy
The 21st-century church will wither away unless it makes three paradigm shifts to abandon the past and embrace the future.
By Greg Odgen
Have we inadvertently adopted a dependency model of pastoral ministry that has created passivity among God’s people? Here is how to shift from a dependency model to an equipping model that sees the promise of an every- member ministry become reality.
By Neil B. Wiseman
How does the dynamic way Jesus trained and gathered His disciples speak to the work of the church today? How did He do it? And how can we learn from Him?
By Aubrey Malphurs
To explore a process for developing effective lay leaders, pastors need to address at least three areas.
By Thom S. Rainer
Can you imagine going through life without making a difference? Can you imagine attending a church that did not make a difference? Uncover the secret of how breakout churches moved to greatness.
By Rob Burkhart
Is gifted ministry a product of nature or nurture? Are believers born to it? Or, does gifted ministry grow in the soil of careful training, service, and preparation?
The Six Essential Elements Of Equipping
By Don R. Simmons
How do pastors get a handle on the equipping process for their churches? How do pastors move their churches from sitting to serving, and from maintenance to mission? Consider these six proven bread and butter essentials of leading people to recognize their full, God-given potential.
Volunteer Empowerment: Turning Consumers Into Contributors
By Tony Morgan
Since a church rarely has enough paid ministers to meet ministry needs, the church must create a culture where volunteers minister alongside staff. Here is how pastors can turn consumers into faithful contributors to the ministry.
“I Tried, But No One Ever Called Me”
By Wendi Hammond
In a church that genuinely cares for and equips people for service, systems matter. Here is an equipping system to keep people who want to connect from slipping away.
By Craig E. Sweeney
An equipping church does not happen by accident. It will only take place when pastors and churches make an intentional and organized effort to change church culture.
Motivating The Right Person Into The Right Ministry
By Gary R. Allen
How do pastors motivate the right person for the right ministry? Let the DISC profile help you understand what motivates people to serve.
From the General Superintendent
The Biblical Mandate: Ephesians 4:11-13
Are pastors being held captive to a pseudo-model of ministry that reinforces the notion that they are the only ones who can deliver real ministry? In this quarterly interview, General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask reinforces the biblical mandate of an every-member ministry.
By Roger D. Cotton
POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHURCH
By Stanley J. Grenz
A Fire in Your Belly
By T. Ray Rachels
MANAGING YOUR MINISTRY
Screening Out the Word
By Dean Merrill
HISTORY IS HIS STORY
By William P. Farley
REACHING SECULAR UNIVERSITIES
By Rusty Wright
By Greg Leith
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Rich Theology or Poor Theology (Part 2)
By Randall K. Barton
Resources available from Gospel Publishing House
- The Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everybody
- Breakout Churches
- Building Leaders
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant
By Gary R. Allen
By Deborah M. Gill
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