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Books by Foursquare Authors (2016)

By various authors

Ever wonder what books written by fellow Foursquare credentialed ministers are out there waiting to be read? Wonder no more with this handy list of current releases. Check back often for updates as new books are added. more»

 
 

Foursquare Leader Magazine (2017)

By The Foursquare Church

Each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine is jam-packed with encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The magazine releases annually in February, May and October and is available to all Foursquare pastors and church leaders. more»

 
 

Foursquare Resources (2017)

By The Foursquare Church

Don’t miss these life-enriching and ministry-enhancing resources released in 2017 from fellow leaders in the Foursquare family. Whether you’re looking for books, worship music or teaching materials, we’ve got you covered. more»

 
 

What It Means to Reach Outsiders

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. conveys how vital it is that we reach those outside church walls in love, compassion and the Holy Spirit’s power, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Empowered by God’s Grace

By The Foursquare Church

See why Foursquare ministers must be walking in the way of humility to stay connected to God’s empowering grace, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016 featuring Pacific Southwest District Supervisor Fernando Castillo. more»

 
 

Boldly Penetrating the Darkness

By The Foursquare Church

How do we walk as light when we face darkness within us and darkness in the world? Randy Remington, senior pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Ore., encourages leaders to walk in spiritual authority to penetrate the darkness around us, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

How to Get Off the Ministry Plateau

By The Foursquare Church

Learn how to recognize the signs of a plateau in ministry, and what to do to climb off it to greater heights, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016 featuring Mike Kai, senior pastor of Inspire Church, a multisite Foursquare church based in Hawaii. more»

 
 

The Empowering Gift of Mentors

By The Foursquare Church

Mentoring is key in both personal and church growth, shares Sheldon Lacsina in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. The senior pastor of New Hope Hilo Hawaii (Hilo Foursquare Church) explains how God uses the empowering of the Holy Spirit and the equipping of mentoring to shape His people. more»

 
 

When Our Call Seems Beyond Our Capacity

By The Foursquare Church

Norma Perez-Morin, co-pastor of Sycamore Park Foursquare Church in Los Angeles, encourages leaders to have faith when God calls them to something that is way outside their own ability to achieve, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

What Revival Looks Like

By The Foursquare Church

Jon Tyson, founding pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City, discusses five key insights on revival, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. “What does it look like when the hand of God comes upon a people?” he asks. more»

 
 

Local Church Missional Focus

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Pastors Will Fillingham, Mario Barahona and James Ranger III share new things they have done to increase their churches’ missional effectiveness, in this video interview with Tammy Dunahoo recorded onstage during Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

The Church and Human Sexuality

By The Foursquare Church

Discover practical insight and a paradigm for processing conversations and relationships with people who are asking tough questions about human sexuality, in this Teaching Session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Transforming Community Through Partnerships

By The Foursquare Church

Join Foursquare Pastors Keith Jenkins and Jon McIntosh as they discuss how to develop partnerships in your community that will extend the ministry reach of your church, in this Teaching Session from Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

How Trials Can Lead to Being Empowered

By The Foursquare Church

Daniel Lucero, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) area missionary to Francophone Nations and West Africa, shares how being torn down is sometimes the very thing God will use to build us back up and empower us, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Wielding Joy to Fight Life’s Battles

By The Foursquare Church

Bestselling author Margaret Feinberg candidly shares how joy has helped her battle cancer, in this inspiring video from Foursquare Connection 2016. Heartwarming and practical, her message brings hope to anyone suffering and guidance to those caring for people they love. more»

 
 

Empowered to Serve in Tough Places

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare National Leader of Japan Yoshiaki Masui encourages pastors to have faith where God has called them, even in places where there is a strong resistance to the gospel, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Catch a Vision to Change the Culture

By The Foursquare Church

Jon Tyson, lead pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City, encourages pastors to not simply try to survive the surrounding culture but to be an agent of change, in this audio session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Fasting Can Change Your Life

By The Foursquare Church

Former NFL player Tuff Harris shares how fasting changed his life, and challenges leaders to embrace this spiritual discipline, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Creating an Empowering Environment

By The Foursquare Church

Healthy church environments don’t just happen, says Pastor Mike Kai. Church environments that engage and transform people are intentionally developed. Learn more about the practicalities, in this Training Session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Strategies for Multiplying Churches and Movements

By The Foursquare Church

What does it take for church multiplication to happen? Jerry Dirmann, lead pastor of The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., lays it all out, in this video session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016. Take a fresh look at how to multiply your church to reach your community and beyond. more»

 
 

Empowering People in Need in Your City

By The Foursquare Church

When Bill Chaney, lead pastor of Valley Christian Center (Fresno First Foursquare Church) in Central California, looked around his city, he was burdened by the unending cycle of poverty. So he made radical changes to do something about it. Discover his vision, in this video session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Helping People Understand Holy Spirit Dynamics

By The Foursquare Church

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., shows pastors how to best communicate the often complicated teachings on the Holy Spirit, in this Training Session from Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Trusting God in Life’s Hardest Times

By The Foursquare Church

Teresa Koop, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) missionary to Alaska, shares her journey of facing crisis, walking in faith and trusting God, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

The Courage to Plant Churches: Joe Wittwer

By The Foursquare Church

Joe Wittwer addresses the call to, and the need for, church planting, as well as the obstacles, in this video from Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. The lead pastor of Life Center (Spokane Foursquare Church) in Spokane, Wash., challenges us to prepare for revival by planting churches. more»

 
 

Simple Discipleship: Stan Simmons

By The Foursquare Church

Stan Simmons, pastor emeritus of Faith Chapel (Billings Foursquare Church) in Billings, Mont., offers a refreshing view of discipleship in this video, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Making Harvest-Workers: Nate Poetzl

By The Foursquare Church

What will it take to reach the great harvest of souls around us, and how do we multiply the needed workers? It will only happen if we focus on discipleship, shares Lead Pastor Nate Poetzl in this video, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Foursquare Leader Magazine (2016)

By The Foursquare Church

In each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine, you’ll find encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The pages are packed with content that will help you and your congregation as you serve on the front lines of ministry. more»

 
 

Harold Helms Has Great Hope for Foursquare’s Future

By The Foursquare Church

Legendary Foursquare leader Harold Helms shares his excitement about the future of The Foursquare Church in this video interview, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»

 
 

Investigating the Case for Women in Ministry Leadership

By The Foursquare Church

Dig deep into the biblical affirmation of women in ministry leadership with these informative and thought-provoking videos featuring Foursquare pastors and scholars. Jerry Dirmann, Steve Schell, Jim W. Adams and Clayton Robinson give insight and clarity on this crucial topic. more»

 
 

Foursquare Connection 2015 Experience Kit

By The Foursquare Church

Did you miss Foursquare Connection 2015 in Anaheim? Would you like to hear your favorite messages again or share them with your staff and congregation? Don’t worry! The Foursquare Connection 2015 Experience Kit includes the key messages and moments from Foursquare’s annual gathering so they can be experienced again and shared with others. more»

 
 

Transform Ministry Productivity With ‘What’s Best Next’

By Matthew Perman

With his new book, “What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done,” Matthew Perman has given the church a major advancement not merely in systems of effectiveness, but also in foundational principles that ensure the right system is applied to the right work for the right reasons. more»

 
 

Mission Drift

By Peter Greer,Chris Horst

Over time, organizations can drift, sometimes very far, from their original mission. Even churches are not immune from getting sidetracked. In “Mission Drift,” Peter Greer and Chris Horst tell the stories of organizations that have ended up being derailed from their original mission, and outline strategies for leaders to keep their organizations on track. more»

 
 

Foursquare Connection 2014 Experience Kit

Weren’t able to get to Dallas for Foursquare Connection 2014? Or missed out on an important workshop or favorite speaker while you were there? No worries! With the Foursquare Connection 2014 Experience Kit, you and the leaders in your church won’t miss a thing. This must-have collection is packed with a rich mix of resources that will encourage, enrich and equip. more»

 
 

Doing Singleness Well

By Tammy Sevcov

Nearly half of all Americans are single, Ordained Foursquare Minister Tammy Sevcov notes, and she says they need to know that God has a plan for their lives as single people. In this bold, brief and power-packed session from Connection 2013, she encourages both single and married leaders to embrace a life totally surrendered to Christ. more»

 
 

Priorities of a Leader’s Heart

By The Foursquare Church

“Ministry is not about bringing validity to our lives as leaders,” says Southwest District Supervisor Kimberly Dirmann. “Ministry should be an outflow of a vital and personal relationship with God.” In this video from Connection 2013, Kimberly explains how she found the meaning in this principle and how, in the process, she experienced God’s transformation of her as a leader. more»

 
 

Boundaries for Healthy Leadership

By The Foursquare Church

“Leaders do not always make the connection between our personal lives and our leadership,” says clinical psychologist and popular author and speaker Henry Cloud, Ph.D., in this special video presentation. God is crafting us to do His work, and our level of personal growth will determine to what extent we will be fruitful in that calling, he emphasizes. more»

 
 

Finishing Well, Healthy and Whole

By The Foursquare Church

Are you overworked and stressed out? Do you lack energy and the physical ability to do your job? De Rockwell, care and family health facilitator for the Gateway District, says you are not alone, even among Foursquare ministers. In this Quick Talk recorded at Connection 2013, she shares what they have done in the Gateway District to help leaders live healthier, happier lives. more»

 
 

Foursquare Leader Magazine (2013)

By The Foursquare Church

"Foursquare Leader" magazine is a quarterly publication mailed to Foursquare credentialed ministers. Download it today to discover the latest Foursquare news, stories and resources. more»

 
 

The NINES Conference 2013

Pastors and church leaders often find themselves evaluating what is working, and what isn’t, in their churches. This year’s NINES conference will elevate the conversation to a new level. Don’t blink, because you won’t want to miss a thing as 100 speakers—sharing five minutes each—power through some highly engaging content. more»

 
 

Taking Time for a Leadership Checkup

By The Foursquare Church

Ministry leaders often get so busy that they forget to take care of themselves, which can lead to personal disaster, say Robby Booth and Chuck Shoemake, directors of Foursquare’s Centers for Spiritual Renewal. General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo notes that it is a priority of The Foursquare Church to care for our pastors so that this does not happen. more»

 
 

Margaret Feinberg Shares How She Started ‘Scouting the Divine’

By The Foursquare Church

Bestselling author Margaret Feinberg explores analogies found throughout the Bible, such as being Jesus’ sheep or living in a land flowing with milk and honey, to find real-world applications that reveal God’s heart for each of us. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Cambodia Missionary Ted Olbrich Invites the Holy Spirit

By The Foursquare Church

With stories of physical healings, casting out of demons and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Ted Olbrich shares how the next generation is bringing heaven to Earth in Cambodia—and he challenges Foursquare leaders in the United States to do the same. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Ed Stetzer and Keith Jenkins Share How We Will Reclaim Our Voice

By The Foursquare Church

How can The Foursquare Church reclaim its voice and impact the world for Christ? Foursquare Pastor Keith Jenkins and LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer encourage Foursquare leaders to regain their voices, speak to their communities and show God’s love in real, relatable ways. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Chris Hodges Calls Leaders To Reclaim The Reason For Pentecost

By The Foursquare Church

To reach the lost, we first have to see them. Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Ala., and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches, shares humorous personal stories, an inspiring call to action, and reminds us of the real reason for Pentecost. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Obed Orozco-Bonilla Shows How Foursquare Is One Voice With Many Languages

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Pastor Obed Orozco-Bonilla, Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. and other Foursquare leaders discuss the future of The Foursquare Church as it seeks reconciliation and cooperation among the world’s varied people groups, with the goal of reaching all ethnicities, nationalities, generations and genders with the gospel. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Wayne Cordeiro Urges Leaders to Rediscover Foursquare’s Identity

By The Foursquare Church

Renowned author, speaker and church planter Wayne Cordeiro, senior pastor of New Hope (Oahu South Foursquare Church) in Honolulu, challenges Foursquare leaders to rediscover who we are. To do this, we must experience renewal, think like a movement, and never forget our core assignment from Christ. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Foursquare Connection 2013 App

By The Foursquare Church

The free Foursquare 2013 Connection App will keep you connected to the action at this year’s convention in Florida. more»

 
 

Foursquare Connection 2013 Experience Kit

By The Foursquare Church

Bring home the Foursquare Connection 2013 Experience Kit for only $149. The kit includes story-focused video updates from around the world, recommended books, favorite messages from past Connection speakers, and recordings of all the 2013 main sessions in audio format and on DVD. more»

 
 

Journey Through the Gospels

By The Foursquare Church

Bring home Foursquare’s new devotional book, “Journey Through the Gospels,” and rediscover Matthew, Mark, Luke and John through the lens of Foursquare’s fourfold focus: Jesus the Savior, Baptizer With the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. This inspiring guide is ideal for personal as well as small-group study. more»

 
 

Foursquare Leader Magazine (2012)

By The Foursquare Church

"Foursquare Leader" magazine is a quarterly publication mailed to Foursquare credentialed ministers. Download it today to discover the latest Foursquare news, stories and resources. more»

 
 

Prophetic Preaching: The Preacher’s Toolbox (Book 1)

By various authors

“Prophetic Preaching,” the first book in Hendrickson Publishers' Preacher’s Toolbox Series, brings together a “who’s who” group of today’s most influential pastors, who share their understanding of speaking prophetically to current issues and specific skills for how to reach people more effectively through preaching. more»

 
 

The Meaning and Challenge of Ordination

By Dr. Nathaniel M. Van Cleave

In this free, printable resource, Dr. N.M. Van Cleave walks new ministers through The Meaning and Challenge of Ordination. more»

 
 

Barefoot Church

By Brandon Hatmaker

Pastor Brandon Hatmaker was leading the megachurch of his dreams. But inside he felt empty and dry. He realized he had become a consumer Christian and was leading others to do the same. In his new book, “Barefoot Church,” he shares the story of his and his church’s transformation to missional community and service as a way of life. more»

 
 

2012 Church Leadership Events Round-Up

By various authors

Several 2012 events are perfect for pastors and staff across the country. more»

 
 

Small Groups With Purpose

By Steve Gladen

Fans of Rick Warren and Southern California’s Saddleback Church will enjoy “Small Groups With Purpose,” a new release by Steve Gladen that looks at Saddleback’s small group ministry. It’s packed with practical principles that the author says are applicable to churches of any size, and examples that encourage healthy Christian communities. more»

 
 

Move

By Greg L. Hawkins,Cally Parkinson

When Bill Hybels and his team at Willow Creek found that 18 percent of their congregation said they were spiritually stalled, it was time to discover why. The authors of “Move” offer hard facts that may describe the spiritual life (or lack thereof) in your church, too, but they also provide a plan to help pastors increase people’s spiritual growth. more»

 
 

Upside

By Bradley R.E. Wright

In “Upside,” sociologist Bradley R.E. Wright, Ph.D., uses the best available data to uncover the truth about the world’s most important issues, including poverty, sickness, education, morality and the environment. While admitting there is still work to be done, he shines a light on why so many things are improving, and why no one is talking about it. more»

 
 

Outspoken

By various authors

This informative book covers important principles of effective communication including leadership, branding, design, technology and creativity. With many qualified experts contributing to the volume, it can serve as a great resource for helping church leadership teams strategize and become better at communicating the gospel in today’s world. more»

 
 

Half the Church

By Carolyn Curtis James

In her new book, “Half the Church,” Carolyn Curtis James challenges women to address the injustices propagated against their sisters worldwide. She says it’s time for Christian women to get off the sidelines and become the spiritual leaders God made them to be. By sheer numbers alone, she asserts, Christian women have incredible potential for expanding the kingdom of God. more»

 
 

The Next Story

By Tim Challies

In his new book, “The Next Story,” author and techie Tim Challies deftly outlines the history of technology and how it has changed our everyday lives. He shows how individual believers, and the church as a whole, can successfully navigate the muddy waters of the technological ocean. Readers will find his ideas helpful and readily implemented into real-life situations immediately. more»

 
 

The Organic Reformation

By Tom Johnston and Mike Perkinson,Mike Perkinson

Foursquare missional leaders Tom Johnston and Mike Chong Perkinson offer an inspirational look at what the church in the U.S. could become if believers return to the “irreducible core” of the Christian life. Their new book, “The Organic Reformation,” presents the kingdom of God with fresh eyes and challenges a domesticated approach to church by taking readers to the Word of God. more»

 
 

The NINES: A Leadership Network Online Experience

The Leadership Network is offering an online leadership conference on Tuesday, September 27, called the NINES—featuring 9 topics, 99 speakers, and spanning 9 hours. The focus will be on practical insights about how to do ministry leadership better. Best of all, it’s completely free. more»

 
 

Comeback Churches

By Ed Stetzer,Mike Dodson

A back-to-basics modern classic, “Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too,” shows pastors and leaders how to keep our faith communities vibrant and vital. Authors Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson offer a wonderful blending of practical advice, common sense, statistical research and professional experience. more»

 
 

Top NextGen Resources for Leaders

Youth and children’s workers are always looking for great ideas and helpful resources. But who has time to research them all? Help is on the way. We asked Foursquare NextGen leaders across the nation what they’ve found to be their most useful resources for doing ministry well, and we’ve assembled them here. Some of them are even free! more»

 
 

Churches, Cultures and Leadership

By Mark Lau Branson,Juan F. Martinez

“Churches, Cultures and Leadership” was generated by courses authors Mark Lau Branson and Juan F. Martinez teach at Fuller Theological Seminary. They take an interdisciplinary approach in this practical theology of churches and ethnicities. Solid in theology and practical for application, this book makes it easy to wrap your heart around the mission of God toward all people in your city. more»

 
 

The Irresistible Church

By Wayne Cordeiro

Foursquare Pastor Wayne Cordeiro outlines 12 steps any church can take to become a place God can’t help but bless and people can’t help but join. “The Irresistible Church” also includes a study guide, making it an excellent tool for church leadership teams and small groups. more»

 
 

Foursquare Connection 2011 Offers Great Opportunities

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Connection 2011 promises to be a celebration of what God is doing throughout this new season of The Foursquare Church worldwide. Ministry leaders will enjoy times of personal refreshing and collaborative learning that will strengthen each one for healthy and fruitful leadership. more»

 
 

Mobilizing Men for One-on-One Ministry

By Steve Sonderman

Discipling men to become leaders for Christ requires taking a closer look at what men need and what the Bible says about meeting those needs. Foursquare minister and ministry coach Gary Dunahoo believes Steve Sonderman’s new book offers excellent insight on the process. He recommends it to senior pastors and men’s leaders as a step-by-step manual on effective men’s ministry. more»

 
 

Exponential

By Dave Ferguson,Jon Ferguson

Brothers Dave and Jon Ferguson weren’t sure what God was up to when they founded a church in Chicago, but they soon discovered God’s plan was bigger than they thought. In “Exponential,” they share what they learned: four stages of reproducing healthy missional ministry—stages they say will make sense to any leader and work anywhere. more»

 
 

Multicultural Ministry Handbook

By David A. Anderson,Margarita R. Cabellon

Pastor David A. Anderson and his ministry team have provided an excellent practitioner’s manual for effective multicultural ministry in the “Multicultural Ministry Handbook.” Packed with practical insights and great ideas from a church that does multicultural ministry well, this book is a beneficial resource for any church to consider. more»

 
 

Hybrid Church

By Dave Browning

Large church or small: which is better? In "Hybrid Church," Dave Browning says it is both/and, not either/or. Founder of the multi-location Christ the King Community Church International, Browning shows how the impact of large churches and the intimacy of small churches can fuse to bring change to their communities. more»

 
 

Shepherding Women in Pain

By Bev Hislop

“Shepherding Women in Pain” is a practical ministry tool that will help pastors and leaders understand the difficult issues many women experience, and equip them to minister to their needs. Two chapters were written by Dr. Kathy Rodriguez, a licensed Foursquare minister who directs Restoration Ministries at East Hill Church Family (Gresham Foursquare Church) in Oregon. more»

 
 

Thriving Through Ministry Conflict

By James P. Osterhaus,Todd A. Hahn,Joseph M. Jurkowski

“Thriving Through Ministry Conflict” challenges readers to evaluate their current conflict resolution skills and helps them to identify areas for improvement. more»

 
 

Leadership Quest

By Steve Gutzler

Pastor Steve Gutzler is a captivating, inspiring speaker and gifted teacher who ignites the hearts of Christian leaders and motivates them toward personal and organizational growth. more»

 
 

School of Pastoral Nurture

By Jack Hayford

The Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture is a leadership advancement program focused on increasing ministry effectiveness of pastors and leaders and facilitating personal growth and renewal. more»

 
 

Hawaii Leadership Practicum

By Wayne Cordeiro

Spend a week in Waikiki with Wayne Cordeiro, and take a look at the heart and passion behind New Hope Christian Fellowship: "Doing Church as a Team." more»

 
 

Praxis Center for Church Development

By Tom Johnston and Mike Perkinson

Praxis is dedicated to developing emerging leaders and helping existing churches become more fruitful. Built on the "irreducible core" of the New Testament church—loving God, loving others and making disciples—the ministry of Praxis seeks to build up the body of Christ, making more and better disciples and leaders that understand Christianity as a "way of life" and not only a ministry skill, as they seek to establish God’s Kingdom reign in their world. more»

 
 

The Life Book

By David Shibley

The Life Book is a 52-week topical manual and self-study guide designed to help young and developing leaders grow as followers of Jesus Christ and ministers of His good news. Originally created as a tool for leaders in developing nations, it has helped many in the United States and all three volumes were released in 2005. more»

 
 

The Leadership Lock

By Roger Archer

The Leadership Lock is filled with illustrations, history and practical applications freeing the reader to turn the key of their own "lock" and open new areas of personal leadership. more»

 
 

Sex and the Single Soul

By Jack Hayford

Sex and the Single Soul is aimed at virgins, singles who are not virgins, the divorced and the widowed, emphasizing issues of sexuality that concern singles of all ages and of every status. It answers the question, "How far is OK?," establishes biblical principles, helps readers in their discipleship and offers practical advice. more»

 
 

Attitudes That Attract Success

By Wayne Cordeiro

Your attitude is like a fragrance you carry around with you. The difference is that skunks carry around a bad odor while a beautiful Hawaiian plumeria blossom carries a beautiful aroma. Whether you like it or not, each of us carries one of the above. You choose which it will be. more»

 
 

Culture Shift

By Wayne Cordeiro,Robert Lewis

Real transformation is not about working harder at what you're already doing, or even copying another church's approach, but about changing church culture at a foundational level. Culture Shift, written for church leaders, leads you through the process of identifying your church's distinctive culture, gives you practical tools to change it from the inside-out, and provides steps to keep your new culture aligned with your church's mission.
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Kingdom Principles

By Jack Hicks

The kingdom of heaven is that realm where believers are instructed to exercise their rights and authority. This book is written to inform believers of their rights and procedures for operating in this arena.
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Dynamics of Spiritual Power

By Jack Hicks

These are important days in the scheme of God's plans before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This book is inspirational, doctrinal and encouraging, interjecting truths we already know with new applications for leaders as well as the average Christian.
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Doing What Jesus Did: Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit

By John Decker

In Doing What Jesus Did, Christians are encouraged to learn six ministry skills that lead to doing what Jesus did. The result is Christians ministering to others, relying upon the revelation and power of the Holy Spirit, leading people to Christ, and into Holy Spirit baptism, hearing from God, healing the sick by revelation and dealing with demons.
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A New Testament Trilogy: Our God, Ourselves and Our Community

By Tom Johnston

A New Testament Trilogy is a "journey of radical rediscovery" that looks at Jesus' model of ministry and reproducing radical disciples, deeply committed leaders, and a worldwide movement. Trilogy is an experience with God and the biblical principles that will facilitate the raising up of disciples, leaders and a movement. more»

 
 

Understanding Spiritual Authority and Submission

By Dale Evrist

Who has God placed over you in leadership? Who is next to you in partnership? Are there people under you who can benefit from the stewardship of the gifts God has given you? Proper alignment with God and man is essential to understanding spiritual authority and submission by helping others to realize their potential in Christ and allowing leaders to guide us in personal and corporate spiritual growth. more»

 
 

A Spirit-Formed Focus

By Dale Evrist

How do we find the focus to be high-impact leaders, extremely productive and experiencing significant growth personally and in ministry? Using Jesus as the example, learn how to allow the Holy Spirit to help you stay sharply focused in ministry and in your daily walk with Christ. more»

 
 

Sticky Teams

By Larry Osborne

Using a wealth of wisdom gleaned from years of trials and triumphs within his own ministry as well as the ministries of others, Osborne offers practical and accessible principles for cultivating unity at all levels of church life. more»

 
 

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

By John C. Maxwell

Leadership guru John Maxwell outlines the precise steps one can take to improve his or her communication skills. more»

 
 

Steering Through Chaos

By Scott Wilson

Whether it's staff transitions, new buildings or congregational growth, author and pastor Scott Wilson gives practical and encouraging advice to help leaders navigate the waters of change. more»

 
 

Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church

By Nelson Searcy

"Ignite" is a step-by-step, biblically grounded and proven plan for creating a culture of evangelism and growth by utilizing a series of "Big Days." more»

 
 

Church Turned Inside Out

By Linda Bergquist

An invitation for pastoral leaders to approach their ministries with a blank canvas, abandoning preconceived ideas about how church "should" or "must" be done, and considering concepts or ideas they may never have thought important more»

 
 

Master Leaders

By George Barna

George Barna, the most eminent statistician in today's world of church research, has just unleashed his latest work, "Master Leaders: Revealing Conversations With 30 Leadership Greats," and it's a force to be reckoned with. more»

 
 

The Child and Youth Protection Manual (Portuguese)

By The Foursquare Church

Now available as a free PDF download in Portuguese, “The Child and Youth Protection Manual” covers everything pastors, youth pastors, children’s ministers and church leaders need to know to provide a safe environment for the young people to whom they minister. This is a must-have resource for all Foursquare churches with ministries to youth. more»

 
 

Ministry by the Book

By Derek Tidball

Pastors on the verge of burnout or those weary of the one-ministry-style-fits-all, pastor-as-general-practitioner routine, will appreciate Tidball's thoughtful and scholarly new book. more»

 
 

Whole Church

By Mel Lawrenz

A practical, common sense guide for pastors navigating the trenches of ministry. more»

 
 

Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

By Wayne Cordeiro

Stressed-out ministry leaders on the verge of burnout likely feel they don't need one more thing to read—but "Leading on Empty" could be the key to turning their lives around. more»

 
 

The Digital Sanctuary

By Cynthia Ware

The Digital Sanctuary is the personal blog of Cynthia Ware, who has served Foursquare for the last two decades and has a master's degree in new media. more»

 
 

Waiting on the Lord

By Ricky Temple

Listen to a recorded audio devotional by Ricky Temple spoken during the 2009 Executive Council Summit in Long Beach, Calif. more»

 
 
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