Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your CityA church resource material by Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York.
Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. How do we communicate the concepts of grace and substitutionary atonement in our globalized culture and context?
In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry - applying classic doctrines to our time and place - organized around three core commitments: • Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do. • City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry. • Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally
by Doug Pollock.You’ve felt that tug…
A friend, co-worker, family member, or someone you just met is talking and you sense God nudging you to say something. But what do you say? What don t you say? How can you bring God into the conversation without shutting it down?
Hardwired: Finding the GodYou Already Know
by Jim Miller, Pastor of Glenkirk Church in Glendora, California.Building on the biblical principle that God’s existence is plain in what He has made, Hardwired makes the case for our natural lives giving us a language for God’s existence. Filled with humor, metaphor, and whimsy, Hardwired will empower the layperson to find God without a Ph.D. It’s readable and fun, even as it rests on a credible, scholarly foundation.
Summary of Christian Doctrine
Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof. "Just as Berkhof's Systematic Theology is outstanding in its own field, his Summary of Christian Doctrine is unequalled as a popular handbook of Christian doctrine, written from an evangelical and reformed standpoint. Systematically arranged and helpfully sub-divided, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has proved ideal for church study-groups. Now an online course at Seedbed Church
by John Piper. “Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, we exist to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.”
Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity
by Bill Bright. This study series designed to provide you with a sure foundation for your faith, and to help you share your faith joyfully with others. The product of many years of extensive development, testing and revision. Now an online course at Seedbed Church
The New City Catechism Devotional: God's Truth for Our Hearts and Minds (The Gospel Coalition)
In centuries past, the church used catechisms to teach foundational Christian doctrines. In today’s world of shifting beliefs, this communal practice of learning biblical truth via questions and answers is more needed than ever before.
Seeking to restore this ancient method of teaching to the regular life of the church, The New City Catechism Devotional is a gospel-centered, modern-day resource that not only summarizes important Christian beliefs through fifty-two questions and answers but also helps readers be transformed by those doctrines.
Each question features a relevant Scripture reading, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors (including John Piper, Timothy Keller, and Kevin DeYoung) and historical figures (such as Augustine, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and many others). Designed for use in a variety of contexts, The New City Catechism Devotional is a valuable resource for helping believers learn and meditate on the doctrines that stand at the heart of the Christian faith.
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Not A Fan
Are you a follower of Jesus? Don t answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Consider it a Define the Relationship conversation to determine exactly where you stand. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn t ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you re not into Jesus, period. In any case, don t take the question Are you a follower of Jesus? lightly. Some people don t know what they ve said yes to and other people don t realize what they ve said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship he wants with his followers. Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you.
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You and Me Forever Workbook: Marriage in Light of Eternity
In this workbook companion to You and Me Forever, Francis and Lisa challenge us to think differently about some of the most important relationships in our lives. A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. If we have Him at the center, then life makes sense and everything falls into its proper place. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. This workbook is meant to help take these powerful truths and translate them into action and changed lives. 100% of the net proceeds from this book will support various ministries including those that help provide shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of children and exploited women around the world.
AHA - Awakening-Honesty-Action
We’ve all had an “aha moment” in our lives, an insight that changes everything. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, best-selling author Kyle Idleman draws on Scripture to reveal how three key elements—awakening, honesty, action—can produce the same kind of “aha!” in our spiritual lives. Seedbed Church members may access the complete video set on RightNow Media. Contact church to activate your account.
Gods at War
There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don't give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today's society. When the Lord God takes His rightful place on the throne of our hearts, we will have victory.
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