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Exodus of the Religious Dones (download)
$24.99
By Josh Packard, Ph.D.

The reality of the exodus from church is bigger than you feared...and starting much closer to home. That'’s what sociologist and author Josh Packard has confirmed in his just-released report, Exodus of the Religious Dones.

Packard'’s research confirms not only how many people have walked away from the church already, but how many are lined up to leave--—and why.

This groundbreaking study complements Packard'’s best-selling Church Refugees, rounding out Packard'’s in-depth profile of Religious Dones.

Church leaders will discover the true scope of the challenge facing local churches--—and the specific concerns prompting an ongoing exodus. With this information in hand, church leaders will know how to best slow the steady stream of church members inching toward the back door, and be equipped to better meet the needs of their congregations.
 
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Practical Stuff for Pastors: Leading Change
$6.99
Ever tried to replace the organ with a keyboard? Change the service time by thirty minutes? Introduce a new ministry? Retire an old one?

Pastors learn quickly that change often meets resistance in church. Even small changes can be hard to make when church members are familiar with the usual way of doing things. But change is necessary as new visions arise and communities evolve.

Leading Change provides guidance for how to lead a church through both big and small changes, including:
  • When to Change
  • Communicating Vision
  • Responding to Resistance


  • After surveying hundreds of pastors, asking them what they wish they’d learned in seminary but didn’t, "practical stuff" was the overwhelming answer.

    Practical Stuff for Pastors is a series of how-to guides dedicated to topics like how to manage a team, keep a building running, defuse conflicts, and more.

    Full of tips, recommendations, and strategies to equip pastors for running a church on the days between Sundays, these handbooks are valuable tools pastors will reference again and again.
     
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    Practical Stuff for Pastors: Dealing With Conflict
    $6.99
    Church members look to pastors to guide them in their faith and help them merge theology with real life.
    Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    Arguments among church members, conflicts between couples, and tension over unexpected matters are all common issues pastors face. Dealing With Conflict helps by offering suggestions and recommendations.
     
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    Practical Stuff for Pastors: Managing People
    $6.99
    Preach a sermon? No problem.
    Choose a theologically-sound Sunday school curriculum? No trouble.
    Conduct annual performance reviews with your ministry staff? Not so simple.

    Managing People provides pastors with tips for inspiring and leading staff and volunteers, including:
  • How to handle tough conversations
  • When and how to say no
  • Building and guiding staff and volunteers


  • After surveying hundreds of pastors, asking them what they wish they’d learned in seminary but didn’t, "practical stuff" was the overwhelming answer.

    Practical Stuff for Pastors is a series of how-to guides dedicated to topics like how to manage a team, keep a building running, defuse conflicts, and more.

    Full of tips, recommendations, and strategies to equip pastors for running a church on the days between Sundays, these handbooks are valuable tools pastors will reference again and again.
     
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    Practical Stuff for Pastors: Taking Care of Business
    $6.99
    Most pastors don’t go into ministry because they love risk management and balancing budgets and writing human resource policies. And yet each of these things, plus more, is part of a pastor’s day-to-day life while leading a church. Neglecting these routine tasks can lead a church into troubled waters, but dealing with them head-on frees up a pastor’s time and energy do what he/she really enjoys: spiritual shepherding.

    Taking Care of Business helps pastors plan for, implement and delegate the administrative responsibilities of running a church, including:
  • Creating and Managing Budgets
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Day-to-Day Operations


  • After surveying hundreds of pastors, asking them what they wish they’d learned in seminary but didn’t, "practical stuff" was the overwhelming answer.

    Practical Stuff for Pastors is a series of how-to guides dedicated to topics like how to manage a team, keep a building running, defuse conflicts, and more.

    Full of tips, recommendations, and strategies to equip pastors for running a church on the days between Sundays, these handbooks are valuable tools pastors will reference again and again.
     
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    Moving Messages
    $14.99
    By Rick Bundschuh

    Make EVERY sermon memorable!
    Here'’s how...

    Are you hungry for Sunday messages to be memorable, meaningful, and move listeners closer to God?

    So why are so many messages forgettable?

    Pastor and author Rick Bundschuh asked the same question— and launched into a journey of finding new ways to connect his church audience with the life-changing truths of the Bible. He preached participatory sermons. Wove experiences into messages. Invited congregational conversation as part of the Sunday morning experience.

    The results? Astounding —for Bundschuh and his church.
     
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    When God Left the Building DVD
    $19.99
    Director Thom Schultz set out on a journey to uncover why churches—once the heart and soul of their communities—are now shrinking in both size and influence. What he discovered serves as a powerful wake-up call to church leaders.
     
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    When God Left the Building Screening License: Less Than 100 People
    $99.00
    Nearly 4,000 churches close every year.
    Why--and can it be stopped?


    Director Thom Schultz set out on a journey to uncover why churches—once the heart and soul of their communities—are now shrinking in both size and influence. What he discovered serves as a powerful wake-up call to church leaders.
     
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    When God Left the Building Screening License: Between 100-1000 People
    $199.00
    Nearly 4,000 churches close every year.
    Why--and can it be stopped?


    Director Thom Schultz set out on a journey to uncover why churches—once the heart and soul of their communities—are now shrinking in both size and influence. What he discovered serves as a powerful wake-up call to church leaders.
     
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    When God Left the Building Screening License: More Than 1000 People
    $299.00
    Nearly 4,000 churches close every year.
    Why—and can it be stopped?


    Director Thom Schultz set out on a journey to uncover why churches—once the heart and soul of their communities—are now shrinking in both size and influence. What he discovered serves as a powerful wake-up call to church leaders.
     
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    The Jesus-Centered Life
    $11.04 - $16.99
    This item ships for free!

    You know Jesus, think he's a nice guy, and you never forget his birthday.

    But the truth is…you want more than that. You're bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You're done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus' love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan.
     
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    Go the Distance (pdf download)
    $11.99
    Group's Volunteer Leadership Series is here to help you find proven ideas to turn your church into a place volunteers want to plug in. Go the Distance helps your volunteer ministry take it to the next level. Move beyond the basics and better understand how to equip and sustain your volunteers for service. Get proven ideas for:
    • Encouraging and energizing your volunteers
    • Tools for evaluating your volunteers
    • Ways for keeping everyone accountable to continue
    Turn your volunteer ministry into a lasting, fulfilling endeavor with Go the Distance!
     
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    First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church (pdf download)
    $15.99
    Newly updated!
    Guests in church often decide whether to return or not before service even starts. It's crucial to create a welcoming environment for guests of your church--to ensure that their first impression is the best impression. Author Mark Waltz gives you practical strategies that have worked in his own church--that you can easily implement in yours.
     
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    Moving Forward (pdf download)
    $11.99
    Group's Volunteer Leadership Series is here to help you find proven ideas to turn your church into a place volunteers want to plug in. Moving Forward will help you take on the next phase of your volunteer ministry-- recruiting and training your volunteers. Get a sure-fire plan for the following:

  • Successfully recruiting volunteers for the right roles
  • Ways to interview and place the volunteers you find
  • Tips for orientation and training, that will ensure those volunteers have the right information to do their job well


  • If you're ready to better train and manage your volunteers to fit your church needs, Moving Forward is for you!
     
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    Jump Start (pdf download)
    $11.99
    Group's Volunteer Leadership Series is here to help you find proven ideas to turn your church into a place volunteers want to plug in. Jump Start is the perfect starting point to get a firm foundation for your volunteer ministry. You'll find practical help on a variety of topics, including:

  • Real examples and tips for creating a culture that's volunteer-friendly
  • Actual job descriptions you can reproduce and use
  • Plans to help you map out your vision and the action steps to make it happen

  • So jump-start your church's volunteer program today! This book is a must-have for any area of ministry that works with volunteers.
     
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    Make It Stick (download)
    $9.99
    People retain only 10% of what they hear but 90% of what they experience! Make It Stick includes 70 practical ideas for sermons, board meetings, small group gatherings, special occasions, and more! Scripture, theme, and risk-rating indexes help you choose just the right boost for your already incredible message. Now it's time to make it stick!
     
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    Pure Praise for Youth
    $9.99
    During this six-week Bible study, youth will be challenged to "go extreme" in their worship of God. But it's not their body they'll push to the max. Instead, they'll stretch their soul. If they accept this challenge, they'll condition their heart and mind in ways they might never have thought possible. As a result, they'll have the privilege of knowing the God of the Universe and worshipping him more intimately and powerfully than they ever imagined!
     
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    Friends of God Promo and Session Graphics CD
    $12.99
    Prepare to make disciples!

    You’ll love these items to make your job promoting and leading Friends of God easier!
     
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    Friends of God: The Discipleship Diary
    $9.99
    Being a friend of God changes everything…
     
    You’re about to embark on a friendship adventure with Jesus that’ll transform you from the inside out. That’s because you’ll be drawing close to his heart—the epicenter of peace and joy.
     
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    Friends of God: The Discipleship Experience Leader Guide
    $24.99
    Disciple-making begins here.
     
    So get ready to embark on a life-changing relational experience to grow closer to Jesus and each other.
     
    Just like Jesus, you’ll immerse people in unforgettable experiences and thought-provoking conversations.
     
    This guide walks you through everything you’ll need to lead all 12 sessions, including tips for sparking great conversations and inviting people into life-changing adventures.
     
    Best of all, Friends of God is not an experiment—it has been tested and tested again with real people in real settings. You can be confident that the advice in your leader guide—taken from our own experience—works!
     
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    Friends of God Essential Value Pack
    $11.59
    Bundle to save on Friends of God Discipleship Experience participant items with this Essential Value Pack.

    Each pack includes one of each of the following:
    • The Discipleship Diary
    • Heart of Jesus Sticky Note Pad
    • Go-and-Glow Light
    • Glow Pen
     
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    Heart of Jesus Sticky Notes
    $11.99
    Package of 10
    Spread love and cheer with these custom heart-imprinted note pads! Designed for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience but also great any time encouraging notes are needed.
     
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    Friends of God Go-and-Glow Lights
    $3.99
    Package of 10
    Decorate and shine love on maps, fabrics, and other surfaces with these fun glowing lights! Created for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience but also a fun idea to add sparkle anywhere!
     
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    Friends of God Glow Pen
    $19.99
    Package of 10
    Use these glowing pens as daily pocket reminders to shine love! Created for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience, but perfect (and fun!) for every day.
     
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