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

This book is available through your annual conference office.

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?

Church Finances for Missional LeadersBest Practices for Faithful Stewardship
Author: Bonnie Ives Marden
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935428

A 360-degree approach to local church finances for congregations of all sizes

Includes: guidelines, tools, worksheets, and strategiesfor pastors, treasurers, trustees, finance and stewardship chairs and committees. Includes reproducible pages with worksheets and sample policies. Bonnie Ives Mardenis a leadership consultant and financial

Author Information:

Bonnie Ives Mardenis a leadership consultant and financial stewardship practitioner. Providing stewardship education through multiple United Methodist Foundations, she also served as the Imagine No Malaria Campaign Coordinator for the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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.

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Author: David W. Scott
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935473
Ebook
ISBN: 
9781945935480

Mission: Conversation, Credibility, Connection

Mission is often dismissed as an extraneous add-on or treated as simply another program among many. This book advocates for a new understanding of mission, one that connects it to the heart of what it means to live the Christian faith in its fullness as we experience and share the good news.

Author Information:

David W. Scott, PhD, is the Director of Mission Theology for the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. In this role, he teaches missionaries and mission leaders from around the world. Prior to his current position, he taught religion and leadership at Ripon College in Ripon, WI. He is the author of Mission as Globalization: Methodists in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twentieth Centuryin addition to several scholarly articles on mission. He is the editor and main author for the popular blog UM & Global.

Author: HiRho Y. Park
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935336

Lead with cultural intelligence as you minister to God’s diverse peoples.

Author, HiRho Y. Park’s latest work identifies best practices and offers practical tips and case studies for leading diverse and vital congregations. The book shows readers how to navigate the growing complexities of race, ethnicity, culture, and religion and find appropriate and effective ways to make disciples of Jesus Christ in cross-cultural and cross-racial contexts.

Author Information:

HiRho Y. Park, PhD, is Executive Director of Clergy Lifelong Learning and UMC Cyber Campus, Division of Ordained Ministry, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church.

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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.

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