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Resources for Discipleship in Daily Life


Discipleship in Daily Life

All who Minister - New ways of serving God’s people

All who Minister - New ways of serving God’s people
Resource Type
Book
Author
Maylanne Maybee
Publisher
ABC Publishing
ISBN
1551263416
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This book contains many first hand stories from the frontiers of alternative ministries in Canada. Those who are seeking to expand ‘mainstream’ forms of ministry and forge new paths will find this an encouraging book

Being Christian - Becoming Whole - Building Community : The Beta Course

Being Christian - Becoming Whole - Building Community : The Beta Course
Resource Type
Course
Provider
Psychology and Christianity Project, University of Cambridge
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10 week adult Christian education and pastoral care course about ‘Being Christian - Becoming Whole - Building Community'.  The course interweaves biblical and psychological perspectives, it looks at healthy relationships, care , forgiveness, suffering, stress

Believing in the Future - Towards a Missiology of Western Culture

Believing in the Future - Towards a Missiology of Western Culture
Resource Type
Book
Author
David Bosch
Publisher
Trinity Press (2005)
ISBN
0852443331
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This short book offers an analysis of the post-modern world, the legacy of the Enlightenment and Christian faith in a post-modern age. It offers a summary of the five ingredients of an approach to mission in Western culture and argues that it should be primarily a ministry of the laity

Christ of the Everyday

Christ of the Everyday
Resource Type
Book
Author
Jeff Astley
Publisher
SPCK (2007)
ISBN
0281058806
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"Christ of the Everyday" seeks to help us discover the true meaning of the way of Jesus. Two convictions permeate the text. The first is that to be converted is, in the end, not so much a matter of seeing different things as of seeing the same things differently; and that 'having the eyes of faith', in this sense, is a major component of being a person of faith. The second conviction is that most religious insight is something that happens, if it happens at all, in the midst of the ordinary experiences of life - including our experiences of solitude, suffering, friendship and joy. It is in and from such locations that Christians develop their perspective on Jesus.

Christianity Rediscovered

Christianity Rediscovered
Resource Type
Book
Author
Vincent J Donovan
Publisher
SCM Press (2001)
ISBN
0334028558
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A beautiful and important book for anyone concerned with Christian mission.

Church on the Edge

Church on the Edge
Resource Type
Book
Author
John Thomson
Publisher
Darton, Longman and Todd (2004)
ISBN
0232525668
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The author argues that the fact that the church is marginalized is now one of its greatest strengths. From this position it is easier to grasp fresh perspective on life and offers new insights about Christian identity, discipleship and ministry.

Church that Works

Church that Works
Resource Type
Book
Author
David Oliver and James Thwaithes
Publisher
Authentic Lifestyle (2003)
ISBN
1860244475
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The authors argue that the church when not meeting, worshipping and praying is just as important and significant as when it is gathered together.Church meetings need to be relevant to life and serve the eternal purposes of a working God in the world of work

Disciples and Citizens: A Vision for Distinctive Living

Disciples and Citizens: A Vision for Distinctive Living
Resource Type
Book
Author
Graham Cray
Publisher
InterVarsity Press (2007)
ISBN
1844741575
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How should we live as dual citizens: citizens both of the kingdom of God and of our nation? How much should we involve ourselves in society and public life?. Graham Cray shows that there are profound gospel reasons for taking seriously both our national life and our call to be Christian citizens

Do Christians know how to be Spiritual?

Do Christians know how to be Spiritual?
Resource Type
Book
Author
John Drane
Publisher
Darton, Longman and Todd (2005)
ISBN
023252632X
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The author presents a quick tour of the cultural changes being experienced in Western views of spirituality identifying the challenges and opportunities this presents to the Christian church. He focuses on how the Christian community can connect with spiritual seekers in today’s world.

Foundation for Church Leadership

Foundation for Church Leadership
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Their aim is to support, encourage and inspire church leaders as they tackle new challenges in leadership.

Foundations 21

Foundations 21
Resource Type
Course
Provider
BRF
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Foundations 21 is the new way to do discipleship. It's web-based - using your own computer for new and experienced Christians who want to be more effective disciples of Christ.  A combination of personal exploration and interaction with other people with a mix of Bible exploration, web-based activities and personal application.

Glory Days: Living the Whole of Your Life for Jesus

Glory Days: Living the Whole of Your Life for Jesus
Resource Type
Book
Author
Julian Hardyman
Publisher
InterVarsity Press (2006)
ISBN
1844741532
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Many Christians subconsciously divide up their lives into spiritual bits - church, Bible study, prayer and evangelism - and the rest. Julian Hardyman shows how every activity, from windsurfing to washing up, can be done for the glory of God.

How to Explain your Faith

How to Explain your Faith
Resource Type
Book
Author
John Pritchard
Publisher
Liturgical Press (2007)
ISBN
0814631789
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Explain your faith

Journeying Out - A new approach to Christian mission

Journeying Out - A new approach to Christian mission
Resource Type
Book
Author
Ann Morisey
Publisher
Morehouse (2004)
ISBN
0819281018
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This book provides a transformational theory of action which supports community ministry. The author takes sees the scope for everyone to discover their distinctive vocation as a powerful mission strategy.

Life Attitudes: A Five-session Course on the Beatitudes for Lent

Life Attitudes: A Five-session Course on the Beatitudes for Lent
Resource Type
Book
Author
Robert Warren and Sue Mayfield
Publisher
Church House Publishing (2006)
ISBN
0715140469
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A Five-session Course on the Beatitudes for Lent

Lost for Words

Lost for Words
Resource Type
Course
Provider
CPAS
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When it comes to Sharing faith the most important people are ordinary people.  So this course was created in a local church setting to help ordinary Christians talk about their faith.  The aim is that we won't be "Lost for Words", but be ready with aspects of the Good News on our lips when opportunities arise.  Six sessions with different materials for Children, Youth and Adults.

Mission Shaped Church

Mission Shaped Church
Resource Type
Book
Author
Rowan Williams
Publisher
Church House Publishing (2004)
ISBN
0715140132
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Rowan Williams explores Mission Shaped Church

Mission Shaped Questions

Mission Shaped Questions
Resource Type
Book
Editor(s)
Steven Croft
Publisher
Church House Publishing (2008)
ISBN
0715141538
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Five years ago, "Mission-shaped Church" presented a challenge to church leaders. Now "Mission-Shaped Questions" helps them take their thinking to a deeper level. Drawn from a range of Anglican and Methodist backgrounds, the highly-respected contributors take an incisive look at church and its future. This title raises questions such as 'What is the essence of the church'? and 'Can fresh expressions of church make a difference'? These contributions are an essential read for anyone committed to the future of church and mission.

Partners in Christ’s Service - The practice of God’s Mission

Partners in Christ’s Service - The practice of God’s Mission
Resource Type
Book
Author
Sherron Kay George
Publisher
Geneva Press (2004)
ISBN
0664502628
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This book aims to help us to clarify and live out our commitments about how we participate in God’s mission. Mission has to be done in authentic partnership.

Simply Christian

Simply Christian
Resource Type
Book
Author
Tom Wright
Publisher
SPCK (2006)
ISBN
0281054819
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Provides an introduction to Christianity - what Christians believe, and why, how should we live!

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About
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Website
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The main aim of ‘Something to Talk About’ is to encourage people to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of their personal Christian journey, to appreciate the journeys of other Christians and to gain confidence in talking to others about what they believe.

Spirituality for Dummies

Spirituality for Dummies
Resource Type
Book
Author
Sharon Janis
Publisher
Hungry Minds Publishers (2000)
ISBN
0764552988
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A book that brings spirituality down to earth with explanations of spiritual practices including meditation, yoga and prayer

Struggling to be Holy

Struggling to be Holy
Resource Type
Book
Author
Judy Hirst
Publisher
Darton, Longman and Todd (2006)
ISBN
0232526354
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Offers six spiritual reflections that explore how 'holiness' is not the preserve of an especially religious elite, rather something we all struggle for in the midst of our ordinary lives, our work and relationships.

The Reflective Disciple

The Reflective Disciple
Resource Type
Book
Author
Roger Walton
Publisher
Epworth (London, 2009)
ISBN
071620648X
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Much time and attention is currently devoted by Christian writers to the notion of discipleship. Many of the courses and local church programmes are, however, focused on the gathered church or on gathering. Roger Walton challenges the church to 'train and release' reflective and creative disciples by giving attention to the presence of God in the life of the world and engaging with the divine in the ordinary. This is a challenging resource for all involved in church leadership and training new Christians.

Transforming Care: A Christian Vision of Nursing Practice

Transforming Care: A Christian Vision of Nursing Practice
Resource Type
Book
Author
Mary Molewyk Doornbos, Ruth E. Groenhout, Kendra G. Hotz
Publisher
Wm B Eerdmans Pub Co (2001)
ISBN
0802828744
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This is a book both for and about nurses. It is about how faith structures nursing practice. We hope to point to some resources from the Christian tradition that guide us as we seek to live out our vocations faithfully.

What Can One Person Do?: Faith to Heal a Broken World

What Can One Person Do?: Faith to Heal a Broken World
Resource Type
Book
Author
Salbina Alkire
Publisher
Darton, Longman and Todd (2005)
ISBN
0232526559
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Imagine living on the equivalent of fifty pence a day - or less. That is the reality for over a billion people around the world right now. Isn't the problem just too enormous for individual churches, schools and communities to make a difference? This book seeks to answer that question, offering practical suggestions for real things that we can do in our personal lives that can help to bring the vision of a world without poverty a step closer

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