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  1. It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It

    It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It

    Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
    Runtime: 5.93 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Craig Groeschel, founder of LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK), witnessed a powerful presence from God that he calls It at work in many churches. What is this transformational force? How can you and your ministry get and keep It? Combining in-your-face honesty with off-the-wall humor, this lively book tells how any believer can obtain It.
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  2. The Honest Guide to Church Planting

    The Honest Guide to Church Planting

    What No One Ever Tells You about Planting and Leading a New Church

    Author: Tom Bennardo
    Narrator: Tom Bennardo
    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Church planting has become a cottage industry. National conferences, hip planting organizations, and all-in-one resource kits celebrate the thrill of pioneering a church and inspire visions of glorious victories. Yet few who respond to the call are warned what they'll actually encounter: the relentless opposition they'll endure; the eventual scattering of their entire core group; the failure of their tried-and-true, field-tested system. Here's the dirty little secret of church planting: the roadside is strewn with casualties. Many have closed their churches. Some left ministry permanently. Others abandoned the faith altogether. Church planting is at once the greatest and most grueling ministry work on earth. This book is for those toiling in the trenches, those about to bail out, and those considering jumping in. It's for the church planters laboring and struggling, seeing little movement, and wondering what they're doing wrong or why God is failing them. It's also for mother churches, planting organizations, and denominations, as a challenge to rethink and re-calibrate the way they approach and measure planting endeavors. The Honest Guide to Church Planting is a fresh and candid conversation about the challenges and joys of planting new churches. Tom Bennardo speaks the truth so that those involved in church planting can embrace a more accurate and realistic picture of what planting a church is really like; one that not only enables them to survive, but to thrive in this difficult work.
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  3. They Like Jesus but Not the Church

    They Like Jesus but Not the Church

    Author: Dan Kimball
    Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
    Runtime: 9.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    An overview of the six most common objections emerging generations have with church and Christianity along with the biblical answers to these objections and examples of how churches are facing this challenge.
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  4. The Monkey and the Fish

    The Monkey and the Fish

    Author: Dave Gibbons
    Narrator: Raymond Scully
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Our world is marked by unprecedented degrees of multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, social shifts, international collaboration, and technology-driven changes. The changes are profound, especially when you consider the unchecked decline in the influence, size, and social standing of the church.
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  5. Gifted to Lead

    Gifted to Lead

    Author: Nancy Beach
    Narrator: Nancy Beach
    Runtime: 4.46 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    With warmth, humor, and wisdom, a ministry leader and teaching pastor shares the challenges and joys of her 30-year journey. Nancy Beach encourages women with God-given leadership and teaching gifts that they are not alone, their gifts are not a mistake, and God has exceedingly important work for them to do.
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  6. The Purpose-Driven Church

    The Purpose-Driven Church

    Author: Rick Warren
    Narrator: Rick Warren
    Runtime: 2.3 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Every church is driven by some controlling force: tradition, finances, programs, events, personalities, or even the building itself. But author and pastor Dr. Rick Warren, the founder of Saddleback Valley Community Church in California, believes that a church can only be truly healthy if it becomes "purpose-driven": built around the five goals Jesus stated in the New Testament. Dr. Warren's illuminating work outlines a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to become warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism. By shifting the focus away from church-building programs, Dr. Warren emphasizes a people-building, inclusive process that will allow your church to grow without compromising its message and mission.
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  7. Peppermint-Filled Piñatas

    Peppermint-Filled Piñatas

    Narrator: Eric Bryant
    Runtime: 5.31 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    How can we move our churches to become relevant, responsive, and reflective of the global community? That’s the question that Eric Michael Bryant poses in Peppermint-Filled Pinatas. With stories, observations, and thought-provoking suggestions, this book maps the way beyond ethnic, racial, and cultural barriers to the communities that Jesus wants us to have.
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  8. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

    The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

    Narrator: Larry Black
    Runtime: 10.26 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A behind the scenes analysis of twenty key principles of leadership illustrated with stories and examples from the life of Billy Graham.
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  9. The Youth Ministry Survival Guide

    The Youth Ministry Survival Guide

    Author: Len Kageler
    Narrator: Raymond Scully
    Runtime: 5.71 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    It’s more common in youth ministry than we want to admit—burnout and failure. Exhaustion, frustration, disappointment, and conflict bring many youth workers to a point where they either choose a new church, a new career, or someone makes that choice for them.
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  10. Bridges to Grace

    Bridges to Grace

    Narrator: Pam Ward
    Runtime: 7.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Bridges to Grace highlights the latest innovations in recovery ministry, as well as resources and suggestions for pastors and church leaders who are seeking effective ways to serve the addicted, hurting, and abused in their communities.
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  11. Leadership from the Inside Out

    Leadership from the Inside Out

    Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
    Runtime: 5.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    You can serve God and his people for a lifetime and do it with passion and joy. You do not have to become another casualty in the growing number of leaders who have compromised their integrity, character, and ministry because they failed to lead an examined and accountable life.
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  12. What Women Wish Pastors Knew

    What Women Wish Pastors Knew

    Runtime: 7.36 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This book will open your eyes to the needs, frustrations, dreams, and potential of your church’s greatest resource—the 60 percent of its members who provide far more than 60 percent of what keeps it going. The women of your church think the world of you, pastor. But they deeply wish you understood a few things about them that can make an enormous difference to their well-being and that of your church.
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  13. The Church on the Otherside

    The Church on the Otherside

    Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 8.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Tested strategies for pastors and churches that want to be somewhere else in the postmodern world and need reliable and practical help to get there. Now revised and expanded. Formerly titled Reinventing Your Church.
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  14. Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures

    Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures

    Infusing Evangelistic Passion into Your Local Congregation

    Narrator: Kevin G. Harney
    Runtime: 5.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources. Nearly all churches and ministries consider themselves dedicated to evangelism, and many explicitly include outreach in their mission statements. But few are actually bearing the fruit. Kevin Harney diagnoses this problem and offers guidance for multiplying the outreach and impact of churches. The Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church. Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and praying for missions or holding occasional events to reach out (although these things are good). Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry and the commitment of every person in the congregation. This will not happen accidentally. There is huge spiritual and practical resistance to such changes. The only way evangelism will become an organic part of a church is when every leader and each member is gripped by proclaiming the gospel. This audio lectures series provides a roadmap for pastors and leaders who wish to infuse evangelistic passion into every aspect of their church's life.
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  15. Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Wee

    Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Wee

    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.99 Member Price: $12.79 (or 3 credits)
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    This book provides the foundation for any church to develop a thriving children’s ministry by giving step-by-step guidance and creative application exercises based on Willow Creek’s successful Promiseland ministry and other successful children's ministries from around the world.
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