Understanding Baptism

Understanding BaptismWhat s the big deal about baptism Jesus commands his disciples to be baptized, and it s a glorious picture of a person s union with Jesus death, burial, and resurrection Still, many Christians feel unclear about the topic, having questions than answers This short work provides a biblical

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of HabitYou are what you love But you might not love what you think In this book, award winning author James K A Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us We might not realize the ways

Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers

Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New BelieversChurch planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians In the book of Acts, church plants begin with sharing the gospel Planting churches flows naturally out of making disciples Pastor J D Payne explains the process and stages of church planting, with

Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global

Missions: How the Local Church Goes GlobalEvery local church should be engaged with global missions, even if most individuals in the church aren t called to go overseas But what does this engagement actually look like How can local churches train, send, and support missionaries well Unpacking principles from the Bible and applying them

Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and ChurchSing hasgrown from Keith andKristynGetty s passion for congregational singing it s been formed by their traveling and playing and listening and discussing and learning and teaching all over the world And in writing it, they have five key aims todiscover why we sing and the overwhelming joy and

Understanding the Great Commission

Understanding the Great CommissionGod means to fulfill the Great Commission through local churches How did the apostles and the churches of the New Testament obey the Great Commission By gathering Christians together in churches The church is God s plan for evangelism, discipleship, and the Great Commission This connection

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow JesusBefore ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations But what does this command actually entail What does it look like for Christians to care for one another s spiritual well being and growth In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church AttractiveWhat does a community that testifies to God s power look like God s people are called to a togetherness and commitment that transcends all natural boundaries whether ethnic, generational, or economic But such a community can be enjoyed only when it relies on the power of God in the gospel In The