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Wesleyan Ministry Collection (5 vols.)

Format: Digital
, 2003–2006


Ministry is a high calling, yet those who pursue it often suffer from church burnout, family stress, and a tendency to lose the passion and vigor which accompanied the call to work in the church in the first place. The 5-volume Wesleyan Ministry Collection will help you establish a clear direction for ministry, develop and expand the ministry programs in your church, and create vibrant and vision-driven ministries.

From new ideas to addressing challenges, the authors in this collection draw from their experience as pastors and church leaders to inspire and invigorate in whatever context you serve. The Wesleyan Ministry Collection contains contributions from seasoned pastors in the Wesleyan tradition, but their experiences speak to pastors of all denominations and church traditions. This collection also includes a timely volume on today’s “worship wars,” with suggestions for rethinking your church’s approach to worship and helping your church heal from the controversies of the past.

The Logos Bible Software edition of the Wesleyan Ministry Collection is specially designed for pastors and church leaders. With Logos, you can take advantage of advanced tagging and linking to other Bibles, books, and resources in your digital library, and you can locate materials on the specific issues you need to address with the advanced search functionality.

Key Features

  • Practical wisdom and advice from seasoned pastors and ministry leaders
  • Stories and illustration make these books fresh and relevant to your ministry context
  • All Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your digital libraries

Product Details

  • Title: Wesleyan Ministry Collection
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 944

Lead on: Why Churches Stall and How Leaders Get Them Going

  • Author: Wayne Schmidt
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 192

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Do you find yourself frustrated by the slow pace of change in your ministry? This book will help you understand God's timing, overcome obstacles, and produce authentic growth. Discover how to use "slow time" as an opportunity to identify God's direction for your ministry, refocus on the mission, and position your church for growth.

Let these insights encourage and convict you as you lead God's people—sometimes fast, sometimes slow, always in his time.

—Bill Hybels

Wayne Schmidt is senior pastor of Kentwood Community Church in Kentwood, Michigan.

Ministry Momentum: How to Get It, Keep It, and Use It in Your Church

  • Author: Wayne Schmidt
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 155

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

When God is moving, get on board! A movement of God is stimulated by recognizing leadership principles while earnestly pursuing God's presence and purpose. As a spiritual leader, you cannot create a movement of God's Spirit, nor can you control it. But you can build an atmosphere conducive to spiritual momentum, thereby serving as a human catalyst for what God has decided to do. Leaders must constantly discern both God's part and their part. In Ministry Momentum, Wayne Schmidt shows church leaders how to discover eight momentum builders and avoid momentum busters, in order to effectively and fruitfully build the church.

Can't Wait for Sunday: Leading Your Congregation in Authentic Worship

  • Author: J. Michael Walters
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Do you lack anticipation of Sunday morning? Bring back the joy to Sunday mornings for yourself and your congregation!

Author Michael Walters understands the importance of the worship experience to the overall health of the church. He shares why it matters, how and why things go wrong, and then gives practical ideas for involving people in the worship service.

In this book, Walters challenges the contemporary belief that worship is only the opening act to the sermon. He asserts that the entire service is worship and also the responsibility of the senior pastor to coordinate. You can do this, and Walters can help. Revitalized your church with a solid Sunday morning worship service.

With this book, Michael Walters deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the 'worship wars.' Here you will find theologically informed, win-win strategies for building a dynamic worship environment that honors God and addresses postmodern culture.

—Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University

Mike writes both pastorally and prophetically—challenging us not to settle for being in tune with culture, but to transform it through creating opportunities for people to authentically encounter God.

—Wayne Schmidt, Kentwood Community Church

J. Michael Walters is chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Houghton College. He holds degrees from Houghton College, Asbury Theological Seminary, St. Mary's University, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has twenty years of pastoral experience.

Clear Vision: How 16 Growing Churches Harnessed the Power of Shared Vision

  • Author: Jack Lynn
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 187

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Can your church see the future? According to Jack Lynn, it can! You can not only catch God's clear vision for your ministry, but you can take steps to see it accomplished. "When churches bring clarity to their vision, they see an amazing increase in the effectiveness of their ministry," says Lynn. Clear Vision shows how by examining the successes of some of today's most vibrant, vision-driven churches.

Those of us who have pastored or presently serve a congregation constantly look for a new idea that will give us a boost in dealing with the challenges every church leader faces. Jack Lynn does that; and beyond the boost, I felt a noticeable shove. I wanted to say, 'Okay, Jack, I get it!' So, my colleague, will you.

—H.B. London, Jr., Vice President, Church, Clergy, and Medical Outreach, Focus on the Family

The challenge of clarifying and communicating vision is constant . . . Jack Lynn has done us a tremendous favor by discerning transferrable insights that can benefit us all.

—Wayne Schmidt, author of Lead One and Ministry Momentum

Jack Lynn is program director of Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan, where he has served for twenty-four years.

The Ripple Church

  • Author: Phil Stevenson
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 186

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Ripple Church will inspire you to become involved in church planting and provide practical steps for planting churches from existing congregations. This book effectively communicates the motivation, theory, and practice of planting new churches.

Phil Stevenson has led two of his congregations in the parenting of seven new churches. He is now a senior consultant and coach at New Church Specialties, an organization that assists in the starting and strengthening of churches worldwide.