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Author: F. Douglas Powe Jr. and Jack Jackson, General Editors
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ISBN: 
9781945935107
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9781945935114

Reclaim the Third Way of Evangelism

Produced in cooperation with The Foundation for Evangelism, this book offers a Wesleyan evangelism through the lens and in the spirit of E. Stanley Jones. As Christians seek ways to authentically, faithfully, and genuinely share the gospel, they find themselves pulled in two opposite directions.

Author Information:

F. Douglas Powe Jr. is James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism, an E. Stanley Jones Professorship, and Professor of Urban Ministry; Managing Director for The Institute for Community Engagement; Director of Urban Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary.

Jack Jackson is E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology.

Foreword by Jane Boatwright Wood.

Contributors: Thomas R. Albin, Jeffrey Conklin-Miller, Robert E. Haynes, Jack Jackson, Joon-Sik Park, F. Douglas Powe Jr., Mark R. Teasdale, Kimberly D. Reisman, Brian Yeich

Encoding Methodism Telling and Re-Telling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins
Author: Ted A. Campbell
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9780938162445
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9780938162452

We shape and are shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves.

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Ted A. Campbell is Professor of Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Some of his books include: Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of Core Teachings of Wesleyan Communities; The Gospel in Christian Traditions; Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials.

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Author: Eric A. Hernández López
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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.

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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.

Extension Ministers
Author: Russell E. Richey
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ISBN: 
9780938162889

Eminent United Methodist historian Russell Richey skillfully analyzes the evolving marginalization of "extension ministers"—United Methodist clergypersons serving the denomination in ministry settings beyond the local parish. Drawing on denominational history, theological argument, and practical experience, Richey offers trenchant insights for reintegrating this vital ministry into the United Methodist connectional covenant today.

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Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Formation for Ministry
Author: Russell E. Richey
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ISBN: 
9780938162094

This study originated as a plenary address at THE UMC AFTER TAMPA: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? A United Methodist Faculty Consultation for the 2012-16 Quadrennium, an event sponsored and hosted by Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

From Relief to Empowerment: How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission
Author: Laceye and Gaston Warner
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9780938162582
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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.

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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.

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Author: Mark R. Teasdale
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ISBN: 
9780938162285
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

Grace Under Pressure
Author: Joerg Rieger
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ISBN: 
9780938162773

Distancing himself from liberals and conservatives but also pointing to the uselessness of a middle way, Rieger explores the theology of grace in situations of human pressure. Following John Wesley in his move to consider the 'works of mercy' as part of the means of grace, the author proposes to us a relational concept of grace that will prosper in dialogue and solidarity with those in distress, the oppressed 'other' who make present the gracious 'Other.' 

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Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt University. Previously he was the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He received an M.Div. from the Theologische Hochschule Reutlingen, Germany, a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke University.

Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American, by Jane B. Donovan
Author: Jane B. Donovan
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ISBN: 
9780938162117

A tale of one man’s impact on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation.

Henry Foxall set the tone for subsequent American Methodists: adapters, entrepreneurs, and leaders. He was the quintessential catalyst for the transformation of a Spirit-filled movement into a church denomination and a young nation into an economic powerhouse. Foxall was a friend to Bishop Francis Asbury, a generous contributor to the Methodist enterprise, and a successful business person. This biography of Henry Foxall (1758—1823), sheds light on second-generation Methodism.

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Jane B. Donovan is Lecturer in Religious Studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Author of many books and articles, Dr. Donovan is also the Book Review Editor for Methodist History and a member of the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.

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