Missions

Acompanamiento Para El Cuidado Pastoral

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$29.99
This expansive resource provides the Spanish-speaking pastor with a wealth of materials in his work of caring for souls in times of sickness and distress, as well as in times of celebration.

Includes resources for more than 60 topics among them is the uniquely Hispanic quinceañera celebration divided under eight categories: At the time of birth, Ministering to the sick, At the time of death, Times of spiritual distress, Home and family, Vocation, Times of celebration, and Miscellaneous situations.

For each topic, resources include: brief theological commentary to guide the pastor, psalm verses, Bible readings, additional psalm and reading suggestions, prayers, hymn stanzas, and other hymn suggestions.

Also includes 25 services and rites, such as the Ordination of a pastor, First communion, Confirmation, wedding, and burial, collects of the day and readings, other prayers, selected hymns and liturgical texts in German and English, preparation for confession, guidelines for pastoral examination of catechumens, and extensive indexes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650795
Publication Date: 
2015-06-12
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing

American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism

American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism
$41.99
"Unveiling parallels between two self-proclaimed prophets"--Cover.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758640291
Publication Date: 
2013-01-04

Cantad al Senor! Himnario = Sing to the Lord! Hymnal

Cantad al Senor! Himnario = Sing to the Lord! Hymnal
$15.99
Contiene dos liturgias, los propios, la serie de lecciones luteranas de tres anos y mas de 100 himnos con acordes para guitarra. Encuadernado en tela azul. Solo disponible en espanol.

This Spanish hymnal contains two liturgies, the propers, the Lutheran three-year lectionary, and more than 100 hymns with guitar chords. Blue cloth binding. Only available in Spanish.
ISBN/SKU: 
0570099307
Publication Date: 
2001-09-01

Direct Hit: Aiming Real Leaders at the Mission Field

Direct Hit: Aiming Real Leaders at the Mission Field
$19.99

Lead the kind of ministry you ve always dreamed of

Many congregations are declining due to an inward focus, and see their pastor as someone who should only minister to their needs. But pastors must anticipate a better future. Direct Hit offers hope to leaders of congregations that have lost their outward focus. By preparing for and leading systemic change, pastors can bring new life into the culture of a congregation, guiding it to answer God s call to reach people with the good news.

Direct Hit offers practical explanations for how to:

  • Develop a vision and communicate a strategy for its implementation
  • Motivate a congregation to embrace the vision
  • Develop resources, ideas, and personnel to prepare for change
  • Embrace and implement change
  • Embed a new DNA into the life of a congregation
  • Systemic change occurs as a result of hard work, but the gain far outweighs the pain. Once change has occurred, a whole new world of opportunity opens up a world in which you are privileged to equip, lead, and oversee a congregation that has joined God s mission. Ready. Aim. Go for it!
    "Church leaders need more than motivation and inspiration. In Direct Hit, Paul Borden explains how to change dysfunction to health and decline to growth."
    Leith Anderson, Senior Pastor
    Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN
    "Direct Hit gets to the heart of the matter. Pastors--it's about Christ and leadership. Congregation--it's about Christ's purpose and mission. There is plenty of interpretation and coaching here for both sides of the pastoral relationship, but above all there is urgency. It's time to stop dithering and get on with it."
    Tom Bandy, President
    Easum, Bandy, and Associates

    Paul Borden, is Executive Minister of Growing Healthy Churches (formerly American Baptist Churches of the West) and is in demand nationally as a church consultant. Direct Hit is the second Abingdon publication by Borden, whose first book, Hit the Bullseye, has sold 11,000 copies.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687331949
    Publication Date: 
    2006-09-01
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    Abingdon Press

    El Catecismo Menor - versi?n Reina Valera (Luther?s Small Catechism - Traditional version)

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    $5.99
    The complete text of Luther's Small Catechism in Spanish featuring a revised and expanded explanation of the 1961 version.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780570099772
    Publication Date: 
    1998-06-01
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    Concordia Publishing House

    Forgotten Ways: Reactivating Apostolic Movements

    Forgotten Ways: Reactivating Apostolic Movements
    $19.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    1587433869
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-20

    Hit the Bullseye: How Denominations Can Aim the Congregation at the Mission Field

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    $19.99
    This book is not an attempt to offer hope, help, or even advice on what denominations need to do. However, it is a book about a significant turn-around of a middle-level administration of justice in one Protestant denomination and it does offer hope that other like administrations might be able to experience a better and more effective existence. Everyone's experience is unique and therefore cannot be replicated. However, the implementation of foundational all-encompassing principles, the development of new strategies, and the performance of specific tactics that are successful in one situation does offer hope to others that their modeling of the principles, adapting the strategies, and creating specific tactics to fit their context can bring change. ""This book is a gutsy look at denominational life, leadership and vision, and offers new paradigms for the local church, middle judicatories and national denominational life. A must-read for anyone interested in bringing renewal to the local church and our denomination. Clearly, Borden has hit the bull's-eye with regard not only to our denomination's needs but also how renewal begins in the local church." "- ABE News Foreword to "Hit the Bullseye" by Leith Anderson July 2003 "Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?" -- George Bernard Shaw There are approximately 400,000 churches in the United States and the vast majority of them belong to denominations. Some are healthy, vibrant, and growing. Most are tired, struggling, not growing, and don t know what to do. Plenty of critics and cynics take surveys, analyze data, and write books about what is wrong with the churches of America. As if following the theology of
    Chicken Little they are convinced that the sky is falling and there is little we can do except seek cover. Proposals for renewal often are offered by theorists who tell practitioners what to do but have never actually done it themselves. What if? What if there was a way to help declining churches to grow? What if we could teach pastors how to lead their congregations to spiritual renewal? What if thousands of churches changed from maintenance to mission? What if a movement began with 200 churches that grew to 200,000 churches? What if millions of unchurched people came into lasting relationships with Jesus Christ and the church? What if the denominations of America with all of their people, property, and potential became the epicenter of this spiritual earthquake that became known as the Great Awakening of the 21st Century? Maybe all this sounds too good to be true. Well, it has already begun. Centered in the earthquake zone of northern California, the American Baptist Churches of the West have demonstrated that a plateaued and declining region of mainline congregations can become a model of healthy and growing congregations. They have overcome the usual excuses that our churches are too small, we have too many older people and congregations, and property here is too expensive. They followed a powerful formula of biblical strategies, courageous leadership, and much hard work. What is most amazing is that the turnaround took less than five years. Why not? Here is the dream. Denominational leaders, executive ministers, bishops, district superintendents, regional directors, seminary teachers, pastors, and lay leaders will discover what God has done in northern California and say, Why not here? With a few creative adaptations we can do the same thing in our denomination and in our churches. They will start small and multiply. They will risk their traditions, finances, staff, and jobs. They will respond to misunderstanding with teaching and take criticism with grace. Then there will be one successful church transformation new vision, new faith, new people, and new excitement. One will become ten and ten will become one hundred. Church by church, region by region, denomination by denomination a true reformation will bring a great new era to the people and churches of our generation. It can be done. It has been done. This is a dream of the way things can be. Be among those who say, Why not? Let s do it! "
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687043712
    Publication Date: 
    2003-07-01
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    Abingdon Press

    Holy Qur'an (Revised)

    Holy Qur'an (Revised)
    $7.99

    Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. As it was revealed, so it was committed to memory by his companions, though written copies were also made by literate believers during the lifetime of the Prophet.

    The first full compilation was by Abu Bakar, the first Caliph, and it was then recompiled in the original dialect by the third Caliph Uthman, after the best reciters had fallen in battle. Muslims believe that the truths of The Holy Qur'an are fully and authentically revealed only in the original classical Arabic. However, as the influence of Islam grows and spreads to the modern world, it is recognised that translation is an important element in introducing and explaining Islam to a wider audience.

    This translation, by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, is considered to be the most faithful rendering available in English.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781853267826
    Publication Date: 
    2000-05-05
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    Wordsworth Editions

    How Christianity Changed the World (not available from CPH 12-14)

    How Christianity Changed the World (not available from CPH 12-14)
    $18.99

    Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic, secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people today have little sense of how their lives have benefited from Christianity s influence, often viewing the church with hostility or resentment. How Christianity Changed the World is a topically arranged Christian history for Christians and non- Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in a popular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic tool in talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the Western world in the last two thousand years. Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance each chapter. This edition features questions for reflection and discussion for each chapter."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310264491

    How to Respond to Judaism - 3rd edition

    How to Respond to Judaism - 3rd edition
    $7.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of Judaism with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616289
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
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    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    How to Respond to Muslims - 3rd edition

    How to Respond to Muslims - 3rd edition
    $7.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of Muslims with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616258
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
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    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    How to Respond to Satanism - 3rd edition

    How to Respond to Satanism - 3rd edition
    $7.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of Satanism with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616265
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    How to Respond to The Cults - 3rd edition

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    $6.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of The Cults with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616210
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
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    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    How to Respond to The Lodge - 3rd edition

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    $7.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of the Masons with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616227
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    How to Respond to The New Age Movement - 3rd edition

    How to Respond to The New Age Movement - 3rd edition
    $7.99
    Examines or compares the aspects of the New Age Movement with Christianity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616272
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters

    Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters
    $22.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0801030846
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-20

    Luther and World Mission

    Luther and World Mission
    $53.99
    Offers a portrait of Luther's solid contribution to evangelical missiology.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780570033226
    Publication Date: 
    2007-04-01
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    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Message and Mission: The Communication of the Christian Faith Revised Edition

    Message and Mission: The Communication of the Christian Faith Revised Edition
    $24.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780878087563
    Publication Date: 
    1990-12-01

    Mission from the Cross

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    $31.99
    The author of this book exemplifies the global reach of the Christian faith. Dr Schulz is a German, a South African, an experienced African missionary, who currently teaches pastors and missionaries in the United States. He has written a book that is both informative and inspiring, one that brings all Christians, including us laypeople, into the missionary enterprise. -Dr. Gene Edward Veith If The Spirituality of the Cross by Dr. Veith has enriched your faith, Mission from the Cross: Lay Reader's Edition by Dr. Schulz will do the same. This book will provide a contemporary look at mission, including crucial topics such as cultural anthropology, communication styles and linguistics, strategic and ecumenical issues, and much more related to what mission is and how mission is accomplished. The lay reader edition is more user-friendly and readable than its academic counterpart. Author Klaus Detlev Schulz, chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, gathers into one place the history, terminology, guiding principles, goals, key topics, ethics, and so much more related to mission. He interacts with key players in the modern mission scene and offers a readable analysis of past efforts and current initiatives in the Christian community. He encourages readers to realize that mission is not simply going to a foreign country but occurs in numerous ways in our immediate daily situations.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758613509
    Publication Date: 
    2009-01-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations

    Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations
    $16.99
    Walter Kaiser questions the notion that the New Testament represents a deviation from God's supposed intention to save only the Israelites. He argues that--contrary to popular opinion--the older Testament does not reinforce an exclusive redemptive plan. Instead, it emphasizes a common human condition and God's original and continuing concern for all humanity. Kaiser shows that the Israelites' mission was always to actively spread to gentiles the Good News of the promised Messiah. This new edition adds two new chapters, freshens material throughout, expands the bibliography, and includes study questions.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801039973
    Publication Date: 
    2012-05-01
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    Baker Academic

    Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-Day Saints (Revised)

    Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-Day Saints (Revised)
    $19.99
    Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Perfect for students of religion and anyone who wants to have answers when Mormons come calling.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801016929
    Publication Date: 
    2015-04-21
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    One-Stop Guide to World Religions

    One-Stop Guide to World Religions
    $16.95

    Perfect for anyone wanting to learning about different religions, thisstunning book coversboth old andnew religions

    Following on from the successful books "The" "One-Stop Bible Guide" and "The" "One-Stop Bible" "Atlas," this guide to world religions is divided into chapters on each of the major religions, with a spread-by-spread approach to different aspects of the faith in question. Color illustrated throughout with stunning images, it focuses not only on established religions but also has a dedicated chapter on new religions. Key religions included are: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Baha'I, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780745955094
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-01
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    Lion Hudson

    Qur'an in Context: A Christian Exploration

    Qur'an in Context: A Christian Exploration
    $30.00
    For most Westerners, the Qur'an is a deeply foreign book. Christians who venture within this sacred scripture of Islam encounter a world where echoes of biblical figures and themes resound. But the Qur'an speaks in accents and forms that defy our expectations. For it captures an oral recitation of an open-ended drama, one rooted in seventh-century Arabia. Its context of people, events and ideas strikes us not only as poetically allusive but as enigmatic. And yet the Qur'an and its contested interpretations scroll in shadowed text between the headlines of our daily news. InThe Qur'an in Context Mark Anderson offers a gateway into the original world and worldview of the Qur'an. With keen attention to the Qur'an's character, reception and theology, he opens up a hermeneutical space for Christians and others to engage its fabric of religious claims. The Qur'an's theology, anthropology, soteriology, spirituality as well as its portrayal of Jesus are all carefully examined. Finally, the Qur'an's claim to be the Bible's sequel is probed and evaluated. Forthright in Christian conviction and yet sympathetically open to dialogue, The Qur'an in Context is a reliable guide for those who want to explore the holy book of Islam in its varied facets.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830851423
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-16
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    The Church Comes from All Nations

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    $14.99
    This book, originally published as Kirche aus allen Volkern: Luther-Texte zur Mission, is a collection of key excerpts from the writings of Martin Luther on Christian missions. Drawing from the reformer's lectures, sermons, treatises, hymns, and devotional writings, Stolle presents the excerpts according to themes and provides commentary on the reformer's understanding of mission in the world.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758605467
    Publication Date: 
    2003-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House