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Answering the Call Guidebook
Author: Meg Lassiat
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162674

This book is available through the GBHEM Candidacy Office. http://www.gbhem.org/clergy/candidacy

Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling
Author: HiRho Y. Part and Susan Willhauch
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162643

Can women successfully pastor churches of 1,000 or more? How can they possibly take care of their large, diverse flocks - and themselves?

Author: M. Kathryn Armistead & Melanie B. Overton
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162667
Courageous Past Bold Future
Author: Patricia J. Thompson
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162995

The year 2006 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the historic decision in 1956 to accord full clergy rights to women clergy in The Methodist Church. Courageous Past-Bold Future chronicles this historic journey of passion, struggle, courage, and hope. In a moving early chapter, Thompson recounts the stories of the 27 women from 19 annual conferences who were received on probation at the 1956 General Conference, as well as three women elders from The Methodist Protestant Church still serving that year.

Escoge la Sabiduría book cover
Author: Eric A. Hernández López
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935183

Stewardship is not about what we have but what we give others.

In the fallout of the disaster brought to the island of Puerto Rico by hurricane María, Hernández seeks to equip local churches and leaders to use their resources wisely in order to engage in service, healthy conversation, and expressions of generosity.

Written in Spanish and beginning with the book of Proverbs, Hernández invites us to choose wisdom by using our gifts, words, and money to do good, build the kingdom of God, and transform our communities.

Author Information:

Eric A. Hernández López is a pastor and Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry in the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico and a licensed industrial/organizational psychologist.

From Relief to Empowerment: How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission
Author: Laceye and Gaston Warner
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162582
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162599

Move mission beyond “us and them” to “all of us together.”

Mission flourishes when relationships are characterized by mutuality—a difficult, but important, balance to sustain. While there are times for the relief efforts and traditional charity when disasters strike, if years later the same people are receiving the same aid, an opportunity is lost.

Author Information:

Gaston Warner

Gaston Warner is Chief Executive Officer of ZOE, a non-profit organization that empowers over twenty-eight thousand orphans and children in seven countries, across three continents including: Africa, India, and Guatemala; and he is an elder in The United Methodist Church.

 

 

Laceye Warner

 Laceye C. Warner is Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School and a United Methodist elder.

How to Become a Great Commission Church book cover
Author: Mark R. Teasdale
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162285
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162292

God tells us to “Go!” So let’s do it!

Nothing holds us back. God’s mission for us and our churches is more exciting and rewarding than we can possibly imagine. This book gives tactics to get your church moving forward in mission by looking at biblical passages where God commands us to “Go!” God calls us to break stereotypes and witness in surprising and unexpected ways.

Author Information:

Mark R. Teasdale is E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor in Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL and an elder in The United Methodist Church. He is also the author of Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation.

Grace to Lead
Author: Kenneth L. Carder and Laceye C. Warner
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162537

A Wesleyan Guide to Leadership. Designed specifically for Christian leaders and teachers, Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition, Revised Edition delves into Wesleyan scholarship to guide readers into effective contemporary leadership, from a solidly Wesleyan perspective. Calling upon insights from the 1700s Wesleyan revival in England, authors Carder and Warner motivate, form, and guide church leaders. The revised edition expands the content of the first edition and includes more illustrations and models of leadership formed and empowered by grace.

Author Information:

Bishop (Retired) Kenneth L. Carder is Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School and Senior Visiting Professor of Wesley Studies Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Columbia, South Carolina.

Laceye C. Warner is an ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies, and Senior Strategist for United Methodist Collaborations at Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

I Was in Prison
Author: James M. Shopshire, Mark C. Hicks, and Richmond Stoglin
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162896

United Methodists have a rich history of involvement in prison ministry and criminal justice work. Yet today, precisely at a time when incarceration is reaching unprecedented levels in the United States, prison ministry in The United Methodist Church is fragmented and badly in need of a fresh vision. I Was In Prison seeks to address this need.

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