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Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry
A bootcamp for prophetic ministry
This handbook is an overview of supernatural ministry and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Kris is part of Bethel, Redding’s leadership team.
Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine
One must first understand the categories of theology before one can understand the whole
H. Wayne House
Wayne House provides a great overview for doctrine and theology. If you like visual comparisons this is very useful. The first task of learning theology is to learn its categories.
Dedication And Leadership
…when organizations make minimal demands on their members, they get minimal commitment. When they make big demands, they get big commitment."
Hyde discusses and contrasts the leadership styles of the Church and that of the Communist Party (of which he was a member in for 25 years before his conversion). A must read!
Disciples Are Made Not Born
Helping Others Grow to Maturity in Christ
Walter A. Henrichsen
Explains and illustrates the process of disciple-making that Jesus taught and modeled. A practical, biblical approach that has revolutionized the ministry of Christians.
"What I have come to see, though, is how intimately the forgiveness of sins is connected with bodily and emotional healing. They are not separate." Francis MacNutt
This is a thorough primer on healing and praying for the sick. Francis MacNutt served as a Roman Catholic priest and a leader in the charismatic renewal. This has been called the most comprehensive book on healing ever written.
Houses that Change the World
"This book takes exactly the right approach to the most basic problem in missions today." -- Dr.Ralph Winter, US Centre for World Missions
Wolfgang Simson is to house church philosophy what Warner Von Braun was to rocketry. This is the book that helped many of us to consider house church as the most effective and meaningful way to do church.
Is That Really You, God?
Hearing the Voice of God
Loren Cunningham · Janice Rogers
A good primer on hearing God’s voice. Loren is the founder of YWAM (Youth With A Mission), the largest missions organization in the world. This book will unlock faith to hear God and experience the supernatural leading of God.
The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation
A heart for the nations leads to prayer for the nations. Operation World is the most useful written tool for interceding for the nations. One copy should be in every praying home.
Growing Faith Where Life Happens
Neil Cole stands traditional church ministry on its ear with his powerful permission to take the church out of the building and to place ministry in the hands of the willing. This tome turned many of our lives around and out the door into mission. A must read if you want to get out of the pew and into the purposes of God.
Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
George Barna · Frank Viola
If your life moto is "Don't confuse me with the facts, I've made up my mind." well then, this book is not for you. If on the other hand you are willing to critique the structures and practices that have grown up around traditional Christianity in hope of finding a church life that is Biblically authentic then you have found your first step in an ecclesiological journey. This is bad news to religionists, even of the evangelical kind because it means the reformation did not finish its work in Geneva or at Azusa Street.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Ralph D. Winter · Stephen C. Hawthorne
The Perspectives Reader is the reading core for The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. To work through this book is to embrace a journey to the nations for which there is no recovery. If safe evangelicism is what you want this is not the book for you. If instead you want a heart for the nations read this at your own risk.
“Everybody gets to play.” John Wimber
John Wimber · Kevin Springer
Here the founder of the Vineyard movement introduces the history, theology and practice of operating in the power of God for evangelism and ministry. This is a classic.
Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
In Radical David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being His disciple -- then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard.
Shaping History Through Prayer And Fasting
Fasting that changes nations...
Derek Prince makes a compelling case for big strategic prayers and regular fasting. This will make no sense to the materialist or worldly minded Christian who sees life on a two dimensional plane…To the Biblically minded Derek will build your faith to take nation shifting action.
Starting a House Church
A New Model for Living Out Your Faith
Larry Kreider · Floyd McClung
House Church planting is not complicated but experience hands make it easier. Kreider and McClung are two seasoned practitioners who can help see the house church world more clearly.
Supernatural Power of the Transformed Mind
"God has not kept his desires secret: He wants the reality of heaven to invade this rebel-torn world, to transform it, to bring it under His headship." Bill Johnson
This is a paradigm shifter for anyone desiring to experience the operation and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in their life and church. Bill Johnson is the senior leader of Bethel Church, Redding, California---a center of a significant revival movement with international impact. In many ways it is a modern day Azusa Street.
An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
Every few decades comes a tool every serious leader or student should have in their hands. Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology is that kind of book. This is not your granddad's Hodge or your father's Louis Berkhof or Millard Erickson. Grudem's magnum opus is readable and accessible to everyone.
Taking Our Cities for God
How to Break Spiritual Strongholds
A materialist worldview invades the thinking of otherwise Bible believing people when they reject a supernatural cosmology as relevant or real. Prayer and spiritual warfare is more than a Frank Peretti or C.S. Lewis Screwtape fiction. To take our cities is first to take the spiritual strongholds. We do not "beat the air", instead we have a connecting punch through the tools God has provided.
The Hole in Our Gospel
What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
The whole Gospel cares for the whole man. Mercy ministry and community transformation when tied to Gospel proclamation represents Jesus more fully.
The Master Plan of Evangelism
"One living sermon is worth one hundred explanations" Robert Coleman
Robert E. Coleman
Biblical look at evangelism that instructs the reader how to minister to the people God brings into your life. When we understand the exponential nature of the discipleship all other efforts, except prayer, pale in comparison. This is a classic.
The Radical Wesley
And Patterns for Church Renewal
Howard A. Snyder
Focuses on the contribution of John Wesley to the renewal of existing church patterns. Gives a brief history of Wesley, then brings Wesley face to face with today's church. There was a reason early Methodism was explosive in its growth and influence. This perhaps is a model for us today.
The Training of the Twelve
Timeless Principles for Leadership Development
Alexander B. Bruce
Offering a model for leadership and discipleship, Bruce encourages leaders and lay people to develop their gifts for God's kingdom by growing in prayer, faith, and holiness.