Ministry

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.

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.

Meeting God at the Boundaries
Author: Lucia Ann McSpadden
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162193

Lucia Ann McSpadden offered a penetrating analysis of the struggles as well as the joys and opportunities experienced by persons engaged in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry in The United Methodist Church. Soon after the book was published, it became apparent that a volume was needed that would offer the various individuals and groups involved in this ministry hands-on, practical understanding, skills, and competencies for serving in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry. Meeting God at the Boundaries: A Manual for Church Leaders fills that need.

Mentoring into Vocation
Author: Mark A. Fowler
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162735

Designed as a companion to mentors and those training mentors, Mentoring into Vocation offers a comprehensive framework for guiding persons into ordained or lay vocations. Written specifically from the perspective of United Methodist polity and theology, the book provides leaders in annual conferences charged with oversight of candidacy and clergy mentoring programs with theological grounding, touchstones along the mentoring journey, and a spiritual and theological focus for their work. The book is also an excellent resource for mentoring laity into their vocations in the world.

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Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing

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