Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. The authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be.
Most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes. This leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make – regardless of training or age – and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments.
If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses.
Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believes that in order for a church to be healthy it must become a purpose-driven church, built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus.
This book (paper) addresses a simple question that both scholars and Average Joes find themselves asking at some point. The answer has divided believers, created denominations, and confused Christians for centuries. The work finds it origins in the author’s early discipleship journey as he asked, “How can I be saved and still live like I haven’t?”
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership features insights learned from Maxwell’s 30-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. This book is recognized as one of the most trusted and referenced leadership books. Maxwell guides leaders through 21 simple leadership truths (laws) to improve leadership ability.
How to Make Disciples follows Doug’s journey from struggling to make a few disciples to having five generations of self-sustaining, self-replicating disciples of God. Packed with real stories, insights, and illustrations, How to Make Disciples provides a simple, proven, step-by-step process for making disciples.
If you want to know exactly what the Gospel is, This We Believe, tells you. It is a detailed look at a statement of the essentials of the Gospel written by a group of well-studied, prominent church leaders. This We Believe includes contributions from such well-known communicators as J. I. Packer, Joseph Stowell, Lee Strobel, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Ravi Zacharias. With clarity and passion, they help you understand the Gospel’s simple, profound, and priceless message.
Every church has them–sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don’t intend to be difficult; they don’t consciously plot destruction or breed discontent among the members. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their calling. How do you deal with them? How do you avoid being them?