Sifted

Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments
Product Number: EB00616942
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310494485
Publisher: Zondervan
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Description

Planting and leading a new church is not easy. There are the inevtiable setbacks and challenges that come with launching anything new. And the process will test and try a leader's faith, as they face discouragment, loneliness, and failure. In this book, pastor and seasoned chuch leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of church planting, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey. "Sifted" is based on Jesus' encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others from his weakness. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he'd known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from other prominent, seasoned leaders, each chapter includes a thought provoking, challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on "being and becoming" versus "doing and accomplishing." Wayne writes about a healthy integration and balance of personal care and leadership amidst the difficulties of the church planting journey. Loneliness and discouragement are normal in church planting, but God cares more about our journey of faith and who we are becoming than our worldly accomplishments and the churches we build. Church planting is an ongoing process of surrender, personal growth and character development. The book will challenge leaders to persevere and rededicate themselves to their calling, their marriage, and their family. Instead of a "how to" book on models and methods, this is a combination of a self-assessment book that challenges leaders' scorecards of success, encourages leaders to realize that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and provides wisdom for the long haul to position younger leaders for a life of ministry and finish strong.

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Series: Exponential
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Apr 23, 2012

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CD
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Narrator(s): Maurice England
Genre: Religion
Product Number BN9810
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781501213052
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Narrator(s): Maurice England
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Genre: Religion
Product Number Z100071898
Released: Dec 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310494492

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