Revitalize

Author: Andrew M. Davis
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493405473
Size: 18.80 MB
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Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. The pastor of a dying church doesn't need to be told it is dying; he needs to find the way forward--and he needs hope. Author and pastor Andrew Davis offers readers the lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church transformation, including - keeping Christ's ownership of the church central - being humble - choosing your battles wisely - empowering godly men to join in leadership - making prayer a priority - focusing on the Word - and more Church decline is not inevitable. Revitalize gives pastors the spiritual support they long for and the practical advice they need to turn their churches around and position them for greater health in the future.

Gegen Den Strich

Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783959090889
Size: 10.47 MB
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Der dekadente Ästhet Jean Floressas des Esseintes ist der letzte Vertreter eines uralten französischen Adelsgeschlechts. Abgestoßen vom Leben in der feinen Pariser Gesellschaft zieht er sich in sein Haus am Stadtrand von Paris zurück und widmet sich dort ausschließlich seinen extravaganten künstlerischen Neigungen. Überzeugt davon, dass der menschliche Geist der Natur überlegen ist, zielt sein radikaler Stilwillen auf nichts weniger als die Erschaffung von totaler Künstlichkeit. Doch das lebensfeindliche Konzept bereitet des Esseintes zunehmend psychische und gesundheitliche Probleme, die schließlich lebensbedrohende Formen annehmen ...

A Second Resurrection

Author: Bill Easum
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426728266
Size: 15.81 MB
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For many congregational and denominational leaders, the goal for churches experiencing declining worship attendance is to turn those congregations around. The “turnaround church” is one that has stagnated or is in decline. The old trends are reversed, new members are added, and everyone rejoices in this story of a congregation restored to health and vitality. But what if the metaphors of decline, stagnation, and loss of health just aren’t getting to the problem? What if the situation is much worse than what those ways of describing it imply? What if the congregation is spiritually dead? The only solution is resurrection. Churches that have lost their sense of mission, that exist only to provide fellowship for the “members of the club,” that expect their leaders to focus solely on ministering to the members’ personal spiritual needs; these churches have died to the purpose of the New Testament church, to make disciples of Jesus Christ. They cannot be turned around; they must come to life again. The key to that resurrection is leaders who are not afraid to diagnose the problem for what it really is, and who realize that resurrection is what being a Christian is about. The goal of this book is to guide the leaders of these churches through the painful, yet ultimately life-giving work of leading a church to new life in the Spirit. If you want to find new life for your church, read on . . .

Hans Der Flieger

Author: Friedrich Otto
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783745001723
Size: 19.96 MB
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Die Erlebnisse Hans Fabers, beginnend mit dem ersten Übungsflug bis hin zur spektakulären Luftschiffjagd und endend mit der Torpedierung eines Kreuzers. Erleben Sie packende Schilderungen der Ereignisse. Die Tragödie des Untergangs des italienischen Luftschiffs Cittá di Ferrara wird genauso beschrieben, wie die Torpedierung eines französischen Panzerkreuzers durch ein kaiserliches U-Boot.