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Ministry and Mission Collection (5 vols.)

by 5 authors Martin, Steven, Tautges, Paul, Wragg, Jerry, Crotts, Jeffrey, Abendroth, Mike

Day One 2008–2010

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Overview

The Ministry and Mission Collection (5 vols.) seeks to help enhance the process of ministry through biblical and personal application. This collection is aimed towards the Christian wanting biblical, balanced leadership in their church. It examines the roles of Christian leaders and the responsibility they hold to create a Bible-centered, truth-driven church environment. Inspiring you to lead like Christ by imitating his preaching and character, this collection will also challenge you to seek God's Word and wisdom in every direction of leadership. Whether you are a pastor, youth leader, student, or new Christian, you will find this collection extremely useful as you learn what it takes to be an effective leader in all areas of ministry.

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Key Features

  • Refreshing insight for leading today’s congregations
  • Feed your soul by gleaning insights from some of the great preachers of the ages
  • An excellent collection for anyone involved in church leadership

Individual Titles

Biblical Shepherding of God's Sheep: The Use and Abuse of Authority by Church Officers

  • Editor: Steven Martin
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 240 pages

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“Tend my sheep” is the awesome task given to those who have been called and equipped by the Holy Spirit to be overseers of the church of God. Leadership in the local assembly must be biblical and balanced if the church is to properly discharge its commission from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Recent trends in leadership methods have made it more necessary than ever that Christ’s shepherds “be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock”. The application of biblical church authority is one of the crucial issues facing Christians today.

The present work deals forthrightly with the hard questions about leading God’s people on the local church level. Representing the mature thought of men who have spent many years guiding Christians, Shepherding God’s Flock is an anthology of essays dealing with various aspects of the issue of church authority. The true nature of an “ideal” church, the proper way of reformation, the danger of the abuse of church discipline and the relationship of authority to individual freedom are some of the topics handled here.

Leaders reproduce themselves and put their stamp indelibly upon a congregation. This influence can in turn make or break a church’s influence in the world. These essays provide the tools needed for the self-examination, correction and growth of all those concerned to see Christ’s style of shepherding safeguarded among his flock.

There are biblically-sound scholars who have little or no experience in local church leadership. Conversely, there are those who have served for years as leaders in local churches, but sadly are not 'mighty in the Scriptures.' But when men who are rich both in church leadership experience and knowledge of the Bible write about leadership in the local church, you have a treasure like Biblical Shepherding of God’s Sheep.

—Donald S. Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Sooner or later this book is going to be an invaluable resource to those who will want to and need to know how a spiritually healthy church should function. Whatever the condition of the church the contents of this great work can only promote stability and growth in a body of believers.

—Martin Holdt, Pastor, Constantia Park Baptist Church, Pretoria, South Africa

Steve Martin is Pastor of Heritage Church, Fayetteville, Georgia. He is also a trustee of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California.

Counsel One Another: A Theology of Personal Discipleship

  • Author: Paul Tautges
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 192

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Today, churches are increasingly placing their confidence in Christian psychology as the answer to their need for the ministry of counseling. But counseling is not primarily the work of the professional: it is a crucial way for believers in Christ to demonstrate biblical love toward one another within a gospel-centered, truth-driven, and grace-dispensing church environment. That is the main point of this book.

Solidly rooted in the belief that the Scriptures are sufficient for every soul-related struggle in life, and totally committed to the truth that the Holy Spirit is competent to accomplish the work of sanctification, this paradigm-shifting book will challenge every believer.

In his companion work, Counsel Your Flock, Paul concentrated on the role that teaching shepherds have in leading God’s people to spiritual maturity by faithfully equipping them for effective ministry. Here he biblically presents, and thoroughly defends, every believer’s responsibility to work toward God’s goal to conform us to the image of His Son—a goal that will not be reached apart from a targeted form of discipleship, most often referred to as “counseling.”

This This book gets it right! Comprehensive and convincing, Counsel One Another shows how true biblical counseling and preaching fit hand-in-glove. Those who preach, teach, or counsel regularly are sure to benefit greatly from this helpful resource.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

This is a must read for every pastor and layman who take Matthew 28 and discipleship in the local church seriously, as Christ commanded.

—Dr. Ron Allchin, director of the Biblical Counseling Center near Chicago

Dr. Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor-teacher since 1992. His preaching and teaching ministry takes him overseas for the equipping of national pastors for the work of church-based ministry. He is also the author of Delight in the WORD: Biblical Counsel for Everyday Issues and is a biblical counselor certified with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). Paul and his wife Karen have nine children.

Exemplary Spiritual Leadership: Facing the Challenges, Escaping the Dangers

  • Author: Jerry Wragg
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 160

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What is it that compels a group of people to follow the leadership and vision of one person? Why are the insights and pursuits of certain individuals more persuasive than those of others?

In this book, Jerry Wragg investigates how leadership should be characterized in the church, and how biblical leadership must differ from the kind of leadership promoted in the world. He explores the dynamics of leadership, particularly the character traits that need to be built up or eradicated in leaders, the dangers that leaders face and temptations to which they are particularly prone, and the development of future leaders: how to recognize leadership potential and encourage leadership gifts in the next generation. Throughout, Jerry Wragg writes honestly and offers pastoral encouragement and practical guidance that will help all men placed in church leadership positions.

Jerry Wragg is uniquely qualified to write a book titled Exemplary Spiritual Leadership. He is both a capable teacher and a natural leader, committed to Jesus’ pattern of humility and self-sacrifice as the only viable model of church leadership. This book is a refreshing, readable study of what it means to be a godly leader. Since practically all Christians have a calling to leadership at one level or another (Hebrews 5:12), every Christian will find this book a profitable study and an encouraging, practical resource—one you will return to again and again.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

Jerry Wragg has hit the nail on the proverbial head. Such a topic could not be taught by a better man. I revel in the fact that this work is now in print as I am able to personally testify of Wragg’s knowledge and practice of this material in my own life for many years. In a world where the topic is in vogue and yet the need still so clearly seen, Wragg points the compass towards true north and shows us how to think about and practice leadership. I cannot commend the man or the message strongly enough.

—Eric Bancroft, Senior Pastor, Castleview Baptist Church, USA

Jerry Wragg was born and raised in California, and was exposed to Christian training through his parents’ example and his own involvement in church. He didn’t come to faith in Christ, however, until after he was married and serving in the United State Air Force. After his discharge from the service, he graduated from The Masters Seminary and served as an associate pastor and personal assistant to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church in California. In 2001, he accepted the call as pastor-teacher at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, where he continues to minister at present. Over the years he has taught on church leadership, biblical counseling, theology and Bible survey courses, marriage and family, and parenting. In addition, Jerry serves as Board Chairman for The Expositors Seminary, Jupiter, Florida.

Illuminated Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Vital Role in Unveiling His Word, the Bible

  • Author: Jeffrey Crotts
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 144

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All true expository preachers want to experience the illumination of the Scripture in their hearts when they study and preach. Sadly, today’s preaching culture promotes an imbalance in the discussion of the Spirit’s role in preaching at a time when so many preachers err on the sides either of mysticism or of pragmatism.

In this Bible-soaked study, Jeffrey Crotts defines and applies the seemingly forgotten doctrine of illumination. He shows that the Bible is clear that Spirit-filled illuminated preaching takes place in two parts: as the preacher studies and meditates upon his biblical text, resulting in personal convictions, and as he then conveys these truths to his hearers, trusting that the Spirit of God will likewise illumine their hearts. With the inclusion of testimonies of men such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Owen, and Jonathan Edwards, this book provides a synthesized biblical theology of illumination, focusing on four main categories found in 2 Corinthians 4:1–6: condemnation, communication, conversion, and convictions.

Preachers who long for illumination during their personal study and preaching will be enriched as they read and apply this scholarly yet pastoral work on the priceless doctrine we call illumination.

Jeff Crotts reminds us all that the illumination of the Spirit is one of the most liberating and empowering elements of preaching—for pastor and congregant alike. This book, full of biblical insight, historical wisdom, and pastoral warmth, is for all of those clay jars who, week in and week out, proclaim the treasure of the gospel. Here’s a preaching manual that goes beneath the surface and speaks straight to the heart.

—Stephen J. Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and Culture, Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

A commendable balance characterizes the author's efforts and product. By biblically navigating the channel between the reefs of merely academic labors and the shoals of existential subjectivism, he allows the scriptural data to pilot his ship named 'Illumination' to a safe harbor.

—George J. Zemek, Th. D, Academic Dean, The Expositors Seminary, Jupiter, Florida

Jeffrey Crotts was raised in a Christian family in Virginia Beach, Virginia. At the age of seventeen he became a Christian, and at eighteen sensed a call to preach. This led him to pursue pastoral training at Liberty University and The Master’s Seminary, as well as a variety of ministry internships. In 1994, he met Judith, a Biblical Counseling and English major at The Master’s College. They were married in 1997. They moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 when Jeffrey joined the pastoral staff of The Bible Church of Little Rock. He now ministers as senior pastor at Anchorage Grace Church in Alaska.

Jesus Christ: The Prince of Preachers: Learning from the Teaching Ministry of Jesus

  • Author: Mike Abendroth
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 176

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Since preaching is God’s ordained means of disseminating truth, it is vital that Bible teachers preach well and congregations listen well. This study of Jesus Christ’s preaching will assist both the preacher and the congregation in their quests to honor the Lord with their respective responsibilities in worship. While there are many definitions and descriptions of preaching today, preaching like Jesus must be the unchanging standard for all who dare teach the Bible. Preaching fads come and go, yet the manner and method of the Lord’s preaching is always relevant, right and worthy to be emulated.

What you win them with is what you win them to. Preaching is God's way of proclaiming the foolishness of the gospel to the weak and despised, all to His own glory. The world will always despise preaching, but when the church likewise questions God's wisdom and starts using alternatives, a major problem exists. Abendroth calls his readers back to the pre-eminence of preaching through the example of the Lord Himself. Encouraging and challenging.

—James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries

I have many books on preaching. Not one of them is like this one. Packed with truth which every preacher needs to know, full of brilliant insights into the preaching ministry of Jesus Christ and enough to revitalize preaching from the perfect example of Jesus Christ, I will recommend and promote this book whenever and wherever I can. It is bound to make its mark on the lives of preachers who read it and then through them in entire congregations when they listen to preaching the kind of which is taught by Mike Abendroth.

—Martin Holdt, Rector of the Afrikaans Baptist Seminary, Kempton Park, South Africa

Mike Abendroth was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1982. He was saved by God’s intervening grace in 1989. After his father died, he bought a study Bible and began reading it beginning with Genesis. Since then, Mike has been consumed with knowing what the Lord says in His Word. He graduated from The Master’s Seminary (M. Div., 1996) and became the pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boylston, Massachusetts (1997). Recently, he received his Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006). He has been preaching expository sermons on a weekly basis for fifteen years. One of Mike’s passions is teaching men to teach the Bible expositionally and his Doctoral dissertation title is 'Training Laymen to Teach the Bible Expositionally'. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches homiletics.

Product Details

  • Title: Ministry and Mission Collection (5 vols.)
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 912