American culture no longer wears its one-time patina of piety. Though the myth of progress still reigns, pluralism is the order of the day. What are the implications for today's Church? Our call is to address our culture with the gospel. What lessons can we learn from the ways in which the primitive Church engaged the pagan culture of its day? Here is a challenging prescription for the 21st century Church.
Have you ever wondered why God created you the way He did? Made for a Mission is written to help leaders and individuals better understand why God created them and for what ministry purpose. It helps individuals define a life mission plan and teaches how they fit within the context of team-based ministry.
This book is also ideal for pastors, staff and lay leaders who desire to be better equipped in the art of team buildin and ministry mobilization.
David A. Posthuma has been used of God to revive a dying church on the south side of Chicago, plant two churches, and assist other congregations as a church growth consultant. Since 1998, David has designed leading software solutions for the church market. David holds ... more
This text thoughtfully addresses the question, ""What is an effective church?""
""I know I'm reading a good book when I begin to look for my highlighter pen to remember significant points. I grabbed for it when I started the first chapter and used it throughout the book. ""This book is a winner. Gary approaches his subject from a rich background of personal experience, exhaustive research, and a forceful writing style. I found myself continuously challenged as I read the book.""
Dr. Norm Wakefield
Associate Professor of Ministry, Phoenix Seminary
The thesis of this book is that, in the Church, acceptance and fellowship with one another should be on a basis of common spiritual parentage rather than on common views/opinions in non-essentials to salvation.
A Handbook for Holistic Ministry to Children with Disabilities
"Just as Jesus modeled compassionate and purposeful ministry to individuals with disabilities, taking time to be with them, to support and to fully accept them whether they were lame, blind, lepers or epileptic, so must we."
A variety of opportunities for compassionate and holistic ministry can be gleaned from the situation and needs of children with disabilities; needs that, if met, help lay a solid foundation for their spiritual development. But in order to effectively meet those needs we must first understand the context surrounding children with disabilities and the consequences of disability on them.