Lisa Hedrick, Resource
Some of the New Resources Arriving Recently
THE WELCOMING CONGREGATION: ROOTS AND FRUITS OF CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY
By Henry G. Brinton, Westminster John Knox Press, 2012
Studies the biblical basis for Christian hospitality and how
it is practiced in congregations today. The author also offers a helpful
guide for creating a hospitable congregation and welcoming others through
spiritual formation, reconciliation, and outreach. Discussion questions and
an action plan are included in each chapter.
WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE? DOING JUSTICE, LOVING KINDNESS, WALKING HUMBLY
By James C. Howell, Westminster John Knox Press, 2012
Howell illuminates the original context in which one of the most powerful
verses in the Old Testament was written, and demonstrates how Micah's message
can still guide us in our lives today.
A SUSTAINABLE PRESBYTERIAN FUTURE: WHAT’S WORKING AND WHY
By Louis B. Weeks, Geneva Press, 2012
Examines the present state of the denomination and how congregations can
grow in faith through the current time of transition in the church. Weeks
considers markers of Presbyterian identity, new ways of connecting and faith
development, and defining qualities of the church.
WHAT NOT TO SAY: AVOIDING THE COMMON MISTAKES THAT CAN SINK YOUR SERMON
By John C. Holbert and Alyce M. McKenzie, Westminster John Knox Press,
This humorous guide provides helpful and practical advice for avoiding
sermon mistakes, while addressing how to use language about God, how to use
stories in preaching, and what not to say (and what to say) in the beginning,
middle and end of sermons.
SELECTED TO SERVE: A GUIDE FOR CHURCH LEADERS
By Earl S. Johnson, Jr., Geneva Press, 2012
This is the ideal handbook for Presbyterian church officers, including
elders, deacons, trustees, and pastors. Perfect as a text for officer
training events, this book can also serve as a handy reference and guide,
one that every Presbyterian church leader will want to keep nearby."
This edition was updated to reflect the New Form of Government
PRESBYTERIAN POLITY FOR CHURCH LEADERS
By Joan S. Gray and Joyce C. Tucker, Geneva Press, 2012
This newly revised edition is a detailed, comprehensive interpretation
of the Book of Order. It explains the system of Presbyterian government
from sessions to presbyteries to synods to General Assembly. This edition
has been revised for the New Form of Government.
INTO ALL THE WORLD: PARTICIPATING IN GOD’S MISSION
By Donald Dawson and Jennifer Haddox, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2012
A recent addition to the Being Reformed adult Bible studies, this six
session study helping us reflect on what it can mean to see ourselves as
participants in God's mission in this world as we worship and serve, and
enveloping our daily lives. A separate Leader’s Guide is also available.
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