Bible Storying for Church Planting by three authors who have long experience in both Bible Storying and church starting is a guide for using the methods of Bible Storying the exciting effort to start new congregations. Dr. Daniel R. Sanchez, J. O. Terry, and Lanette W. Thompson join to provide this most practical information concerning both subjects--Bible Storying and Church Planting. All engaged in using Bible Storying need to heed the material in these pages.More info →
For years we've heard rumors of movements to Christ from inside Cuba. Now, for the first time, Kurt Urbanek has drawn back the curtain and shown us, in remarkable detail, just what God has been doing. You'll be inspired by the passion and sacrifice of these disciples of Christ and how they have emerged from years of op-position to spread the gospel, and thousands of new churches, throughout this island nation.More info →
The explosive growth and rapid expansion of the Hispanic
population is transforming the social, economic, and religious panorama
of America. Hispanic Americans are now the largest minority group in
America and are projected to comprise one fourth of the American
population by the year 2050. According to a the latest Census Bureau
report, “the U.S. Hispanic population passed the 42 million mark and
accounted for half of the growth of the US population since 2000,
indicating that the nation’s largest minority group is increasing its
presence even faster than in the previous decade.”
This book analyzes these realities and explores their implications for
leading Hispanics to a personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ,
establishing biblically sound, culturally relevant, reproducing congregations
among them, enabling these congregations to
experience healthy growth and meaningful ministry
in their communities, and encouraging them to
participate in the implementation of the Great
Commission by sending Hispanic missionaries to
highly strategic parts of the world.
Sharing the Good News with Roman Catholic Friends outlines the biblical doctrine of salvation and indicates how this message can and should be communicated with persons in the Roman Catholic tradition. The primary audiences are Evangelical Christians who desire to share the Gospel with Roman Catholics, evangelical Christians who are former Roman Catholics, and nominal Roman Catholics who have not experienced the personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The authors point to Jesus Christ who alone is the source of eternal life.More info →
Gospel in the Rosary: Bible Study on the Mysteries of Christ focuses on the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries that relate closely to the life of Jesus and that are clearly presented in the Bible.More info →
Only Jesus: Jesus Christ The One and Only Savior. Church Starting Network, 2012 Ebbie C. Smith
In the face of the growing religious tolerance that teaches that salvation may be found in many sources other than personal faith in the historic Christ, Ebbie Smith, affirms the biblical teaching of the unique Savior, Jesus Christ. The study clearly demonstrates the unbiblical nature of Universalism and other wider-hope theory of salvation. Smith declares firmly that the Bible only promises salvation to those who enter a personal relationship with the living Christ during that person’s lifetime.
Smith admits that the attractiveness of wider-hope theories that promise salvation through other religions and systems. These unfounded teachings can to some degree alleviate the Christian concern for those who do not believe, especially for those who do not hear the Message of Christ. Likewise, Smith acknowledges that the Sovereign God is free to save any person the Almighty choices. This book does, however, declare that God’s Revelation in the Bible promises no other way of salvation except in Christ Jesus. We must not, says Smith, rely on any promise not in the Bible and must not promise anything not affirmed in Scripture.
The primary plea in the book is that those who hold the scriptural truth of Jesus Christ the one and only Savior be far more zealous in sharing this promise with those away from the Savior. The author leaves readers with two burning statements: First, “Is it not possible that our negligence in effective witness is the greatest liberalism of all?” Second, “Is it not possible that the most alarming sin is the Evangelical neglect of the responsibilities of effective and loving witness rather than the liberal misinterpretation of biblical teaching?
God’s Incredible Plan Participant’s Guide: A Guide to the Place of Human Action in the Efforts to Share God’s Salvation with all the Peoples of the world
The Participant's Guide for God's Incredible Plan seeks to guide readers in the study of the book using various teaching techniques.More info →
God’s Incredible Plan: A Guide to the Place of Human Action in the Efforts to Share God’s Salvation with all the Peoples of the world
God's Incredible Plan is an introduction to the study of missiology that covers the fields of the maning of missiology, the biblical and theological foundations of missions, the account of the expansion of Christianity (history of missions) and the religious, cultural, demographic, geographical, and strategic dimensions of the Christian Mission. The study seeks to present missiology to a college and diploma audience rather than a theological school level.More info →
Worldview: Implications for Missionary Work guides readers through the understanding of the meaning and functions of worldview among the peoples of the world. After an investigation of the animistic, syncreticist, monotheistic, and postmodern worldviews, the book suggests ways of witnessing and ministering to those who hold these various beliefs.More info →
This workbook was written by the author to enable the readers to reflect on the worldviews that are discussed in the companion book and to develop contextualized strategies for communicating the gospel message, discipling the believers, and encouraging them to form biblically sound congregations. The exercises in the workbook have the goal of enabling the readers to analyze specific worldviews and compare them with basic concepts in the Christian worldview. This will make it possible for the readers to identify the bridges as well as the barriers that exist between the worldview of a specific cultural group and the Christian worldview. The strategy that is developed, therefore, will seek to find ways to overcome the barriers and utilize the existing bridges for effective inter-cultural ministry.More info →