Use this book to learn more about what the Bible says regarding teaching, gain a better understanding of your role in the body of Christ, discover ways to sharpen your skills, find ideas for using your gift, and even receive a 2-year plan ...
Author: Douglas Porter
You love teaching…and maybe you have discovered that your dominant spiritual gift is the gift of teaching. What now? Use this book to learn more about what the Bible says regarding teaching, gain a better understanding of your role in the body of Christ, discover ways to sharpen your skills, find ideas for using your gift, and even receive a 2-year plan for thinking like a teacher. Topics also include: What Is Teaching? Gathering Data for Effective Teaching, Taking Aim to Focus Your Teaching, Preparing Your Teaching Plan, Choosing Your Own Unique Teaching Style, Measuring Your Effectiveness in Teaching, Finding Your Place on the Ministry Team, and more.
Gary C. Newton, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1-910566-45-3 Table of Contents Introduction The Dynamics of Spiritual Growth Becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ The Church's Role in Making Disciples Feasting on the Word Developing Intimacy With God ...
Author: Gary C. Newton
A strategy for growing toward Christlikeness must be based on the actual ways that people grow and develop into maturity in Christ. Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, this course will help you become more intentional in Bible study, prayer, lifestyle choices, evangelism, and spiritual gifts. Gary C. Newton, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1-910566-45-3 Table of Contents Introduction The Dynamics of Spiritual Growth Becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ The Church's Role in Making Disciples Feasting on the Word Developing Intimacy With God Establishing and Reaching Others for Christ Fruitfulness and Reaching Others for Christ Discovering and Using Our Spiritual Gifts Teaching Others Leading Others Mentoring Others Being a Lifelong Learner
Now, this new edition of Spiritual Maturity includes a “For Reflection” section, making it an ideal resource for both individual and group study.
Author: J. Oswald Sanders
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Spiritual maturity is not a level of growth Christians achieve, but the passion to press on in Christ. In these concise chapters J. Oswald Sanders explores the primary source of continual growth. As we embrace God’s providence, hardship, and more, we can move from infancy toward the fruitful maturity we were created to enjoy. Now, this new edition of Spiritual Maturity includes a "For Reflections" section making it an ideal resource for both individual and group study.
This unique book emphasizes spiritual commitment as an essential facet of LGBTI/queer consciousness and addresses such burning themes as coming out, the importance of self-acceptance, gay marriage, gay bashing, and the ethics of gay sex.
Author: Daniel A. Helminiak
Publisher: Psychology Press
A down-to-earth look at the spiritual power of sex Sex and the Sacred examines the spiritual dimension of human sexuality in a way that is free of religious affiliation but still open to traditional religion and belief in God. Dr. Daniel Helminiak, author of the best-selling What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality, looks at the relationship between sexuality and spirituality, first, from a humanistic perspective and, then, a more familiar Christian point of view. In particular, he encourages LGBTI people to reclaim their spiritual heritage without apology. This unique book emphasizes spiritual commitment as an essential facet of LGBTI/queer consciousness and addresses such burning themes as coming out, the importance of self-acceptance, gay marriage, gay bashing, and the ethics of gay sex. Sex and the Sacred combines a psychological approach to spirituality with common sense and compassion, inspiring a break from moralistic religion and an understanding of what true spirituality means. The book applies this understanding to Christian topics such as the Bible, Fundamentalism, and the future of Christianity, and shows how coming out was an issue for Jesus, how homosexual experience relates to the Christian Trinity, and how Western Civilization became so sex-negative. Sex and the Sacred presents in the end a radical vision of Christianity open to all people. Religious leaders of all denominations, educators, counselors, members of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, non-religious spiritual seekers, and anyone interested in the relationship between spirituality and sexuality will find this book enlightening and uplifting. Sex and the Sacred examines: the spiritual drive that is built into human sexuality the standard religious arguments against gay marriage a sustained argument that Biblical Fundamentalism is not Christian spiritual lessons from the AIDS epidemic the right and wrong of sex--queer and otherwise homosexuality in Catholic teaching and practice sexual ethics without religion a vision for a renewed Christianity within a global community
The spirit of obedience is therefore pre - requisite to a right view of Christian truth
, just as a right view of that truth is prerequisite to spiritual growth . A believer's
progress in sanctification must therefore be determined in no small degree by his
In 7 Commitments for Spiritual Growth Mike Bickle and Brian Kim present a compelling prophetic wake-up call to the Body of Christ in this generation by outlining the need for the ministry of the forerunner.
Author: Mike Bickle
Publisher: Forerunner Publishing
In 7 Commitments for Spiritual Growth Mike Bickle and Brian Kim present a compelling prophetic wake-up call to the Body of Christ in this generation by outlining the need for the ministry of the forerunner. This prophetic call is backed up with practical wisdom on how to use these seven foundational commitments to live in wholehearted abandonment to Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. These practical steps have been a key to the spiritual growth of believers throughout the centuries and are necessary for those who will not settle for anything less than radical pursuit of God.
In Teaching and Christian Practices several university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies.
Author: David I. Smith
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In Teaching and Christian Practices several university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies. Whether allowing spiritually formative reading to enhance a literature course, employing table fellowship and shared meals to reinforce concepts in a pre-nursing nutrition course, or using Christian hermeneutical practices to interpret data in an economics course, these teacher-authors envision ways of teaching and learning that are rooted in the rich tradition of Christian practices, as together they reconceive classrooms and laboratories as vital arenas for faith and spiritual growth.
Author: Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Board of EducationPublish On: 1896
Apart from this is the assurance that certainly in spiritual growth His teachings
may be relied on, and that we may feel safe in applying His sayings in our rules
of conduct and methods of procedure. No man can put new wine into old bottles.
Author: Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Board of Education
Author: Thomas P. WilliamsenPublish On: 1997-12-31
Adult Spiritual Education: A Revised Paradigm The teaching ministry of the
congregation is vital to the health and wellbeing of individual members and the
congregation as a whole ... Consequently their growth is stunted and their faith
Author: Thomas P. Williamsen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Discover how to assist parishioners in their prayer and spiritual life. Learn how individual spiritual growth can flow back into the congregation's growth as a community. Explore new ideas and practical approaches to using Christian education, worship, retreats, devotional guides, and church meetings as tools to achieve spiritual growth. Learn about spirituality gender differences; the importance of your own spiritual life; spiritually grounding lay leaders; encouraging spiritual friendships and study groups.
Bruce Wilkinson , president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries , discovered the
power of perception during his first year of teaching . A new Bible professor at a Christian college , he was to teach three sections of the same Bible class . On the
By carefully examining a handful of great exemplars of teaching from various spiritual traditions and cultural contexts, this book breaks new ground in helping both prospective and practicing teachers discover and deepen their sense of ...
Author: Clifford Mayes
Publisher: University Press of America
By carefully examining a handful of great exemplars of teaching from various spiritual traditions and cultural contexts, this book breaks new ground in helping both prospective and practicing teachers discover and deepen their sense of spiritual calling. The masters examined in this book are found in many venues. Some appear in biographies, such as Yogananda, the great Hindu saint of the 20th century, in his Autobiography of a Yogi, or Eugene Herrigel and his Zen archery master in Zen in the Art of Archery. Some are enshrined in literature, such as St. Thomas More in Robert Bolt's dramatization of More's life, A Man for All Seasons. Others, like the Yaqui medicine man Don Juan in Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan, occupy an intriguing region that moves on the misty boundaries between biography and fiction. A few even reside in academia-among them the Jewish theologian Martin Buber, author of the 20th century theological classic I and Thou. In encountering these exemplars of spiritual teaching, each teacher may discover and uniquely appropriate ways to further his or her own spiritual growth as a teacher, as well as the growth of his or her students in the most traditional to the most experimental school settings. Special emphasis is placed on the perspectives and needs of public school teachers and administrators. At the end of each chapter are "Topics for Discussion" and "Topics for Research" to stimulate further thought and research.
Catholic Studies?This book is ideal not only for preachers and teachers but for anyone who wants to access the wisdom contained in the Gospels. . .
Author: John Shea
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Storyteller and theologian John Shea provides a unique commentary that?s ideal for preaching, teaching, or simply meditating on the Gospels. His writing is poignant and conversational making this book a valuable tool for professional ministers, as well as for Christians who reflect on the Gospels for personal spiritual growth. Shea draws readers into the people and situations that Jesus encountered in ways that are evocative and inspirational. The resource is based on both the Catholic Lectionary for Mass and the Revised Common Lectionary, making it accessible across Christian denominations.? . . . a genuine exercise in spiritual and pastoral reflection informed by the biblical text, thereby enabling the book to serve as solid spiritual reading or homily preparation, or both.? The Bible Today?Storyteller and theologian Fr. John Shea STD provides a unique commentary that?s ideal for preaching, teaching or meditating on the stories. His writing is poignant and conversational, making this a valuable tool for professional ministers, but also Christians who reflect on the Gospels for personal spiritual growth. Shea draws readers into the people and situations that Jesus encountered in ways that are evocative and inspirational.? Crux?John Shea?s excellent guide to the Year C Sunday Gospels is marked by the author?s training as a theologian and his gifts as an author and storyteller. Although the title identifies the audience as Christian preachers and teachers, this resource is a must-have for all who wish to delve deeper into the Sunday gospels.? Writing Works?. . . Shea offers practical ways to teach the spiritual wisdom.? The Priest?. . . bring[s] the spiritual wisdom of the gospels into dialogue with contemporary life.? Theology Digest?The strength of this text is its literary approach . . . a second strength of the text is the author?s genius for theological reflection . . . a third strength of this commentary is the spiritual wisdom that is imparted. This commentary has potential as a resource for small faith communities, RCIA groups, faith based counseling, and as a tool for spiritual direction and spiritual mentoring.? Catholic Studies?This book is ideal not only for preachers and teachers but for anyone who wants to access the wisdom contained in the Gospels. . . . Dipping in to the book at random has whetted my appetite, and I look forward to using the volume over the course of the coming liturgical year.? Spirituality?An invaluable resource for presiders and people, parents, teachers, catechists, and all who desire the Spirit?s ?pleasure, passion, and purpose? in their lives.? Prairie Messenger?People in the pews will welcome this weekly challenge of the spiritual wisdom of the Gospel texts.? Prairie Messenger?Unlike most lectionary commentaries this book is not an exegesis of the biblical passages as such, but each gospel text becomes a focus of Shea?s characteristically wise and engaging reflections on the connection of the gospel stories to our experience. Because of this the volume can serve as rich spiritual reading as well as offering leads for preaching and teaching.? The Bible Today
Is he so dead to history as not great eternal Being , Whose will is law , to see the
legitimate application of his Whose power is love , Whose work is the statement
and its effect upon education spiritual growth of man , Who reveals at large ?
You will grow spiritually and produce the fruit of Godly living once your inner life is healthy and thriving.GrowthWorks is written to help you understand the biblical process of spiritual growth.
Author: John North
Do you ever feel that you want to get closer to God, but you can't seem to make it happen? Do you feel like the harder you try to overcome your spiritual struggles, the more stuck you get, There must be a better way...Simply trying harder never works, and that is not God's plan for your spiritual growth. You will grow spiritually and produce the fruit of Godly living once your inner life is healthy and thriving.GrowthWorks is written to help you understand the biblical process of spiritual growth. The reason most Christians aren't growing spiritually isn't because they don't understand how spiritual growth happens.With simple, practical applications GrowthWorks will take you step-by-step through the process of spiritual growth, teaching you biblical principles that will help you respond to God in a fresh and life-changing way. You will be amazed at the lessons you learn from scripture about how to grow.It's time to START GROWING again!
A book for teachers and leaders of tweens with articles on spirituality and specific activities to nourish spiritual habits in preteens through Sunday school, worship, and other church settings.
Author: Marcia Stoner
Publisher: Abingdon Press
A book for teachers and leaders of tweens with articles on spirituality and specific activities to nourish spiritual habits in preteens through Sunday school, worship, and other church settings. Included is a photocopiable section for leaders to use with parents to help parents understand what is appropriate in the spiritual realm for their preteens. Includes activities that can be used within existing programs, ideas for including preteens fully in the life of the entire congregation, details on how to form a "Buddy Class" with another church group, and provides suggestions for teaching tweens how to actively participate in leading group worship experiences. Click here for more information about Tweens curriculum. For updated information and fun for your Tweens, visit us online at www.tweenslive.com.
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she grows to her last Dr. Guthrie . day , ( Hosea xiv . 5-7 ) . So aged saints , they
grow 4374. OLD TESTAMENT , Message of the . Its rich in spiritual experiences ...