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100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Childrens Ministry

A treasure trove of tools and techniques to take your childrens ministry to the next level...and impact kids' lives like never before. These 100 sure-fire "how-tos" were developed by childrens ministry leaders who've spent years fine-tuning the strategies that bring real success.

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Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes

Kids will go on journeys filled with stories, activities, ideas, and fun as they travel through Jesus’ message in the Beatitudes. Like the Bible words themselves, the 13 journeys in this book will surprise, comfort, and challenge your children.

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Shift

Whether you have a full-blown family ministry in place or youre just getting started, Shift gives you a practical, workable plan that equips parents to be faith influencers in their homes--and you won't have to reconfigure your entire ministry to make it happen! Shift gets you in gear with tools that make better use of seven rites of passage your church is most likely already celebrating already marking as families move through their faith journey together.

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100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Preschool Ministry

You'll find the latest strategies developed by some of the most successful preschool ministers in the world. They've been developed, tested, and proven in real churches, and now their secrets are yours.

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Sunday School That Works!

Sunday School That Works is a dynamic new resource designed specifically to help you strengthen and enrich your Sunday school ministry while maximizing what you're already doing on Sundays.Overflowing with expert insights from more than 20 successful ministry leaders, this book guarantees practical solutions for every area of your Sunday school ministry.

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Women's Ministry in the 21st Century - Newly Revised Edition

This fun-packed, easy-to-follow collection of ideas is just what you need for reaching today's women. Engaging activities help women form deep friendships with others, serve the congregation and community, and best of all, develop a closer relationship with Christ! Use this guide to help transform your life and the lives of the women you serve today!

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Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

The book that will forever change the way you think about church. The statistics are clear: The American church is in decline. People are leaving in astounding numbers, with no sign of a turnaround. And despite church leaders best efforts to stem the tide, more than 80 percent of people are finding something better to do on Sunday mornings.

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Church Refugees

They're called The Dones. After devoting a lifetime to their churches, they're walking away. Why? Sociologists Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope reveal the results of a major study about the exodus from the American church.

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Externally Focused Church

Learn from churches that have made serving their communities a priority--with dramatic results. Your church can be a firm pillar in your community because of the unwavering truth and love of its members.

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Grow Down

Grow Down is built around the idea that there is a better way to grow: by rooting yourself through a life centered in Jesus. Using Colossians 2:6-7 as a backdrop and a tree as a visual, this book envisions a generation that chooses to be un-adulterated. Thats the priority for author Ken Castor, who has worked with teenagers and young adults for more than 20 years

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10-Minute Moments: Seeking Justice

10-Minute Moments: Seeking Justice will give you a biblical foundation for making a lasting, life-changing difference in this world. You’ll discover how God loves justice, and you’ll discover how you can honor God through involvement in social justice issues. You’ll also encounter stories from the life of author Brian Cress—director of student mobilization for International Justice Mission—and from the lives of other teenagers and people who’ve been rescued by IJM.

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Ministering to Gay Teenagers

When it comes to ministering to gays and lesbians, far too many churches have chosen silence over service, or a reactive stance over proactive involvement. But congregations must abandon their comfort zone and minister to a group of people who need to experience the love of Jesus in powerful, tangible ways.

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Thriving Youth Groups: Secrets for Growing Your Ministry

If a youth group fails the "friendliness test," teenagers won't come back. Yet building a friendship culture is easier than you think–especially with this in-depth and amazingly practical guide from renowned youth ministry expert Jeanne Mayo. Her three decades of in-the-trenches experience have been poured into this idea-filled book to help even the busiest youth workers create a truly magnetic ministry. You'll see both spiritual and numerical growth as a result of applying Jeanne's field-tested insights.

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Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

There's a surging hunger among teenagers for Jesus. New research shows that they want a clearer understanding of what Jesus really said and did, and how faith in matters in their lives. In fact, that desire is so deep, it's #1 on their "wish list" for what they'd like to talk about at church.

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