The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything

All Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine.There is vine work the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ Vine work is the Great Commission.And there is trellis work creating and maintaining the physical

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach It s not enough to simply know what to believe theology or, on the other hand, how to do ministry methodology they need something in between They need help thinking about

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

The simple revolution is here From the iPod design to Google s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world n nMulti awarded 1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel sharing methods of Jesus No bells or whistles required Based on case studies of

Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church

In order to define biblical eldership, we must go back to the only God given, authoritative source, the text of Holy Scripture Church history demonstrates the disastrous consequences of drifting from the light of Scripture This book fulfills the need for an in depth study on the topic, based in th

Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture n nHe is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to hi

Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

When church and culture look the same n nFor the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether into a world that s so alluring n nHave you wondered lately n n nWhy does the Western church l

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive

What does a community that testifies to God s power look like n nGod s people are called to a togetherness and commitment that transcends all natural boundaries whether ethnic, generational, or economic But such a community can be enjoyed only when it relies on the power of God in the gospel n nIn T