Ken Sande, author of the bestselling classic The Peacemaker, has long been a trusted resource on the topic of conflict resolution. In Resolving Everyday Conflict, Sande distills his message to the essentials, quickly equipping readers with the tools they need to bring peace to their relationships. Everyone encounters conflict--whether it be with a coworker, family member, friend, or complete stranger. And yet we all desire harmony in our relationships. Resolving Everyday Conflict is a practical, biblical, concise guide to peacemaking in everyday life that can turn tumultuous relationships into peaceful ones.
Author: Alfred J. Poirier
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Seminaries generally are not very effective in equipping pastors to be ministers of reconciliation, says pastor and experienced mediator Alfred Poirier. The result is pastors trained in biblical exposition, well-ordered worship, and good theology, but with little practical know-how about one of the most important functions they will be expected to perform: conflict resolution. The Peacemaking Pastor provides a survey of the nature and kinds of conflict typical in the pastorate to bring to light the need to recover the ministry of reconciliation. Poirier, chairman of the board of Peacemaker Ministries, shows pastors the importance of a reconciliation ministry, gives them a theological framework for peacemaking, and provides practical tools for facilitating the peacemaking process. Written by a pastor for pastors, this insightful book will encourage and equip seminaries and ministry leaders in their original calling-promoting a culture of peacemaking in the church.
Author: Stephen Beers
Publisher: ACU Press
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Are you ready to make a difference? Resident assistants are key leaders on a Christian college campus. They build a sense of community, serve as peer-counselors, and embody the mission of the university. "Making a Difference" shows how this journey of service can be a rewarding and even life-changing journey.
Since the beginning of the biblical counseling movement in 1970, biblical counselors have argued that counseling is a ministry of the Word, just like preaching or missions. As a ministry, counseling must be defined according to sound biblical theology rather than secular principles of psychology. For over four decades, biblical theology has been at the core of the biblical counseling movement. Leaders in biblical counseling have emphasized a commitment to teaching doctrine in their counseling courses out of the conviction that good theology leads to good counseling…and bad theology leads to bad counseling. A Theology of Biblical Counseling is a landmark new book that covers the history of the biblical counseling movement, the core convictions that underlie sound counseling, and practical wisdom for counseling today. Dr. Heath Lambert shows how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today through true stories from the counseling room. A substantive textbook written in accessible language, it is an ideal resource for use in training biblical counselors at colleges, seminaries, and training institutes. In each chapter, doctrine comes to life in real ministry to real people, dramatically demonstrating how theology intersects with the lives of actual counselees.
Author: David Rainey
Release Date: 2008-07-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.
Author: Kirk E. Farnsworth
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Bring the otherworldly mystery of spiritual reality down to earth. Understand how Satan can gain entry into the personal lives of Christians. Learn how to find peace in church conflict without having to flee, fake it, or fight back. Put an end to toxic memories from a painful past. Experience meaningful life in the Spirit.
Author: Peter Walters
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2013
"Christian Paths to Health and Wellness, Second Edition," helps readers embrace the concepts and lifestyle choices of health and well-being as part of the Christian life. This text contains the latest information about nutrition, physical fitness, and emotional wellness plus practical tools and inspiration to help readers make gradual and permanent change.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2010-11-08
The helpful advice, prayers, and devotions included in this manual aid anyone who finds himself serving the church and helping others in those tough situations when “you don’t know what to say.” Pastoral care in the church is not limited to pastors and other designated church leaders. Many parishioners perform services in the name of the church, and this book is a great guide for them. It includes helpful advice and tips on visiting the suffering, devotional aspects surrounding pastoral visits, prayers for any situation, and helpful Scripture passages. Designed to be portable, this manual is an invaluable resource for those who care for others.
Author: John Pearson
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
In the most practical, humorous and fast-moving chapters you’ve ever read on business and non-profit leadership and management, this in-the-trenches management expert presents his 20 Management Buckets System for understanding and organizing your important mission. “When you don’t know what you don’t know,” says John Pearson (with 30 years of CEO experience), “the Law of Unintended Consequences will derail you every time.” Based on Pearson’s 48-hour Management Buckets Workshop Experience, Mastering the Management Buckets offers detailed implementation tools, including 99 practical takeaways that a leader could implement immediately, plus nine management breakthrough strategies. Learn how The People Bucket, The Donor Bucket, The Hoopla Bucket, The Customer Bucket and others can make or break your organization. For managers and leaders to use on their own, in weekly staff meetings, mentoring young leaders and managers and a host of other ways.
Do you need to confront someone who is doing something wrong? It can be awkward, even a little risky, but confrontation for the purpose of exposing what is wrong to establish what is right is biblical. In this Christian book, June Hunt, shows you how to confront someone for the purpose of conviction, correction, and a changed life. Christian counselor, June Hunt begins this minibook with a definitions section where she explains God's heart on confrontation. Learn the 5 methods of confrontation used within the Bible, discover the difference between hostile and assertive confrontations, and find out 4 common confrontation styles, which will help you realize whether you respond in a healthy way to confrontation or run away from it out of fear. June explains the characteristics of confrontation, indicating when you should and when you should not confront someone. She provides 4 proven confrontation strategies and provides examples and illustrations of appropriate/inappropriate ways to confront people. Features the 11 "commandments" of confrontation backed by scripture, covering topics such as respect, listening to others, guilt, and more. It includes-- • 3 spiritual steps to use when confronting others • A self-evaluation checklist to follow to make sure you are personally prepared for God-centered confrontation. • How to use the "sandwich" technique to bring about positive change. • Over 20 Do's and Don'ts related to healthy goal setting for confrontations. • The difference between constructive and deconstructive confrontation. • How to have a "crisis confrontation" for loved ones with chronic problems • Answers common questions related to tough confrontations, such as How do I respond to someone who reacts defensively or with anger when confronted?"