Who would have thought that a how-to manual, a pastor’s guide, could be witty, charming and fun? Unbinding Your Church, the Pastor’s Guide to the Real Life Evangelism Series, by author, researcher, pastor and attorney Martha Grace Reese, is all that. It will help you lead your congregation through a year of life-changing and church-changing study of prayer and faith sharing.
Based on the a major, four-year study of superb evangelism, funded by the Lilly Endowment, the Real Life Evangelism Series sparkles with life, practicality, and spiritual depth. The series has been enthusiastically endorsed by eight heads of denominations as well as by professors of evangelism, leading experts, and pastors. Unbinding the Gospel, the basis of the series, was selected by The Christian Century as a featured “Take and Read” book in its 2007 Book Issue.
Church leaders should first study Unbinding the Gospel then use Unbinding Your Heart for the whole congregation. Unbinding Your Church will help you use both books to maximal effect. It will help you teach and plan effectively from the very beginning. You will spend your time on what matters–praying, teaching, working directly with your people.
Unbinding your Church offers: Worship resources: Seven engaging, theologically-rich, inspiring sermons you can adapt or adopt, short Bible teaching on texts, children’s activities, prayers and complete coordinated music plans from four stellar and diverse church musicians. Step-by-step planning tools: Advice for pastors, church staff, organizers, small group leaders, prayer group leaders, and leaders of children and youth. Calendars, check-lists, rosters, forms, impact diagrams, invitations, Web site and e-mail ideas will help you organize the E-vent, establish and intercessory prayer group, recruit small group leaders, form new groups and help existing groups commit to the all-congregation study.