All God’s People Are Ministers

While many lay persons realize that the church is the whole people of God, they may have questions about their ministry and wonder what they are called to be and do. This book surveys some of the methods and resources that are available to those who have the responsibility and commitment to engage in strengthening […]

Body Building

God gave Moses the vision to build a tabernacle, but Moses did not do that by himself. Church leaders engage in a similar endeavor. They a) see what is inside other potential leaders, b) use leadership, discernment, and management skills to bring the potential out, and c) avoid standing in front of the future leaders […]

Community Ministry

In this era of “faith-based initiatives,” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries-daycare for infants and toddlers, respite care for elders, and programs for housing rehab and home repair, tutoring, and social justice advocacy. In this volume, Carl S. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book,┬áBasic Steps toward Community […]

Serving God With Style

Every church is driven by its faith in God, and seeks to grow that faith by guiding its members toward fruitful ministry. But in the face of accelerating change, congregations often find themselves spinning their wheels, exerting great amounts of energy to little effect: the faith is willing, but, faced with uncertainties, the results are […]

The Collaborative Leader

Building on the insights of the “wisdom people”–Christians who are outstanding leaders in diverse fields like medicine, politics, business, and education, who truly live their Christian values in the marketplace–the authors offer recommendations on how those in formal ministry might examine their own approach to leadership and how they meet the needs, expectations, and challenges […]

What You Do Best In the Body of Christ

Have you found fulfillment in life? Can you say your ministry is a fruitful one? God has created you to be both fulfilled and fruitful in a meaningful place of ministry. You can discover your God-given design and the role he created for you in and through the local church. In What You Do Best, […]