Looking for a good read to challenge, expand or inform your faith journey? Consider some of the books your Ministry Leaders are reading right now! Got a great book to share? Comment below!
Below are the books the Ministry Leaders are reading during this season.
1. John McDonald, Care Ministry Leader
As the Care Ministry Leader, John coordinates visits for the sick of the congregation, as well as prayer, meals and similar assistance for those who are ill. In addition, John is a member of the Prayer Ministry. Contact John at: email@example.com.
What John's reading:
Banding Together: A Practical Guide for Disciple Makers by Jon Weist
Not sure if you're up to the challenge of discipleship? Check out this intuitive guide on Band Meetings by Jon Weist. Jon's guide is the result of research on the Methodist revival, and the success of Band Meetings. This guide is designed for those looking to lead a Band, but has useful information for anyone who isn't familiar with Band Meetings: including a framework for disciplemaking, and how to disciple outlined step-by-step.
2. Barry Tate, Forest Dale Supply Pastor
Barry is the Supply Pastor at Forest Dale. He leads the Forest Dale service on Sunday's at 6pm, 1895 Forest Dale Rd. He is passionate about Furnace Brook's Mission of Making More and Better Disciples in our Brandon community. Contact Barry at: P.O Box 189, Benson, VT, 05731.
What Barry's reading:
Henry Moorehouse: the English Evangelist by John MacPherson
This book chronicles the life of Henry Moorehouse, a buisnessman turned English preacher whose ministry drew large crowds.
The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg
If you've ever had questions about some of the less knows prophets like Haggai or Zepheniah this is a great book to check out! The third of three volumes, this is a scholarly exegetical and expository commentary.
3. Ed Hackett, Growth Group Leader
Ed is a member of the Prayer Team, and also leads the Men's Band on Tuesday mornings (resumes September 10th, 5:45am, Pittsford Campus). Ed is eager to support men to live and love like Jesus. Contact Ed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Ed's reading:
The Relational Disciple: How God uses Community to Shape Followers of Jesus, by Joel Comiskey
The Relational Disciple analyzes Jesus's disciple making process with a relational lense, noting implications for disciple makers and those looking to deepen their relationship with Jesus today.
Groups that Thrive, by Joel Comiskey
What make some groups successful and others fall flat? In this book, researchers , Joel Comiskey and Jim Egli analyze their research of 4800 small group participants across four continents. The authors summarize their findings in 8 conclusions and practical advice on how to create a thriving small group.
Ed's thoughts: "Solid insights and great encouragement!"
4. John Solie, Discipleship Ministry Leader
John heads up the Discipleship Ministry. He is eager to see lives transformed in the pursuit of Jesus, and for the faith to be multiplied in the small group context. Contact John at: email@example.com.
What John's reading:
Miracles by Eric Metacas
Do miracles happen today? Are miracles valid or can science explain them? Metacas analyzes miracles using scientific and anectotal evidence which speaks to the skeptical and the passionate believers.
5. Carla Peck, Events Ministry Leader
Carla heads the Event Ministry which coordinates and exectues Furnace Brook events such as the Blood Drives, and Bonfire Nights. Contact Carla at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Carla's reading:
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
"I like crime/detective novels and especially his Harry Bosch series" says Carla. Check out Connelly's book for a good summer read.
6. Stephanie and Frank Rue, Worship Ministry Leaders
Stephanie and Frank lead the Worship Ministry at Furance Brook. They are enthusiastic about expressing praise and worship through song, and ushering others into the presence of God. Contact the Rues at: email@example.com
What Stephanie's reading:
Worship Words by Debra & Ron Rienstra
Rienstra's work examines the importance of language in worship. Curious about worhip or looking for some appreciation of words in worship? Check out this book to gain some appreciation for using words in worship intentionally.
The Worship Architect by Constance M. Cherry
Cherry delves into the nitty gritty of worship in her work, outlining a worship blueprint for worship leaders.
What Frank's reading:
Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
How can contemporary Christians stay Holy? If we're set apart, how do we stay apart? Bridges delves into the role of the Holy Spirit and staying holy as Christians.
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