Christian Leadership

BRF publishes a range of books on Christian Leadership aimed at those who are church ministers, as well as others in the church who are in positions of leadership in different settings.

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A selection of popular titles from the Christian Leadership section are below:

Experiencing Christ's Love

Experiencing Christ's Love

Establishing a life of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection John Twisleton £6.99

In Experiencing Christ's Love, well-known writer John Twisleton reminds us of Jesus' gracious challenge to love God with heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbour and ourselves. Against the backdrop of the message of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, the author delivers a wake-up call to the basic Christian patterns of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection. These, he claims, serve to take God's hand in ours, leading us into his divine possibilities.

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Thinking of You

Thinking of You

a resource for the spiritual care of people with dementia Joanna Collicutt £9.99

This book approaches dementia from a number of angles: biological, psychological, sociological, and theological. After an introduction explaining the multifaceted nature of this set of conditions, some possible theological responses are offered to such questions as: what is the nature of human identity? How can someone with severely impaired cognition have a full spiritual life? The book's final two sections are predominantly practical, addressing the spiritual care of the affected individual and how to help churches support affected individuals and their carers. This final section includes resources for ministry in residential care homes.

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Reproducing Churches

Reproducing Churches

George Lings £9.99

This book investigates the theological basis for church planting and creating fresh expressions of church. Based on extensive research, senior church planting authority George Lings argues that the church has a divine calling and capacity to reproduce, albeit in ways that are intentionally non-identical. Using the doctrine of the Trinity, as well as key passages throughout scripture, he shows how such reproduction fulfills the mission of God. The book also includes many practical examples drawn from church history, to help apply the message to congregations today.

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Being Messy, Being Church

Being Messy, Being Church

Exploring the direction of travel for today's church Ian Paul £9.99

A series of essays by different contributors exploring what Messy Church brings to the wider church, how these different forms of church community can coexist, and what this might mean for the future of the church. Questions addressed include: What will church look like in 20 years' time? How can Messy Church help Christians unite a passion for mission with a heart for ministry? What can Messy Church and Sunday Church learn from each other?

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God's Belongers

God's Belongers

How people engage with God today and how the church can help David Walker £7.99

This book transforms thinking about church membership by replacing the division between 'members' and 'non-members' with a four-fold model of belonging. Based in extensive practical research, David Walker shows how 'belonging' can encompass a far wider group of people than those who attend weekly services. He examines belonging through relationship, through place and through events, as well as the traditional belonging through activities. He goes on to explore the opportunities for mission that emerge as a result - while also acknowledging the challenges posed for issues such as church financing.

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40 Days with the Celtic Saints

40 Days with the Celtic Saints

Devotional readings for a time of preparation David Cole £7.99

The life stories of the Celtic saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.

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Facing Death

Facing Death

Rachel Boulding £3.99

This book of 18 undated reflections draws comfort and encouragement from the Bible and from the author's own experience for those going through life-limiting illness and for their family and carers. With moving vulnerability and without denying the difficult reality of the situation, Rachel Boulding suggests a way to confront terminal illness with faith and hope in a loving God.

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Church Online: social media

Church Online: social media

Laura Treneer £3.99

Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource gives you the tools and checklists to consider your approach to social media as a church. Ideal for church teams who want to reach their communities effectively, and a perfect gift for church leaders and volunteers who are short on time but need fast relevant advice. Whether you're looking for a crash course, a brief refresher or a reference toolkit, you'll find what you need. Advice you can read and apply, from people you can trust.

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Church Online: websites

Church Online: websites

Laura Treneer £3.99

Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource gives you the tools you need to transform a church website, or create one for the first time. Ideal for church teams who want to reach their communities effectively, and a perfect gift for church leaders and volunteers who are short on time but need fast relevant advice. Whether you're looking for a crash course, a brief refresher or a reference toolkit, you'll find what you need. Advice you can read and apply, from people you can trust.

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Called by God

Called by God

exploring our identity in Christ Derek Tidball £7.99

The book will examine twelve key New Testament texts which speak of the Christian's calling. In days when much is spoken about vocation, this draws us back to see how the Bible speaks about the nature of Christian vocation. Each chapter will end with reflections and discussion material.

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Tell It Together

Tell It Together

50 tell-together Bible stories to share Renita Boyle £8.99

Storytelling is a vital skill for everyone in ministry of any kind. Everything we are and everything we do revolves around the big story of God's love for us and how we respond to it. Tell It Together combines stories that have been written to read well aloud with tools for groups to share them effectively. The stories can be used on their own, to enhance a theme or Bible passage, or alongside other activities as the basis for clubs or creative worship gatherings and festivals.

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Stepping into Grace

Stepping into Grace

Moving beyond ambition to contemplative mission Paul Bradbury £7.99

A journey with the prophet Jonah that explores ambition, vocation, spirituality, mission, leadership and personal growth. Written by a fellow pioneer missionary, the book finds powerful connections between the call and mission of Jonah and the mission context of our time. The journey takes us to a place of grace where the work of God in shaping who we are finds space alongside what we feel called to do.

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The Living Cross

The Living Cross

Exploring God's gift of forgiveness and new life Amy Boucher Pye £8.99

A Lent book to explore the freeing, life-changing nature of forgiveness.As we move from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, daily reflections and prayers help us to experience the living power of the cross of Christ through biblical and modern-day stories of wrongdoing and forgiveness. Our journey through Lent will deepen our response to God's love and, as we allow the Holy Spirit to do his work, we will see spiritual transformation in our lives today.

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All-Age Worship

All-Age Worship

Fully revised and updated Lucy Moore £8.99

This book is for those who sense that worshipping God together is probably a good thing, but are nervous of trying to lead their church towards that vision. It acknowledges that we don't live in a perfect world - or church - and that no one has all the answers. It also argues that you are the expert for the ways in which your church can best worship God, and helps you start to find those ways and adapt them for your local setting

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Spiritual Growth in a Time of Change

Spiritual Growth in a Time of Change

Following God in midlife Tony Horsfall £7.99

Midlife - our 40s and 50s - can be some of the most important years of our lives in spiritual terms. They are also times of change, which can include turbulent emotional transition as we face up to a range of challenging personal issues. Tony Horsfall not only addresses a number of such issues - from facing up to the past to renegotiating relationships - but explores how to navigate a spiritual journey through these years, leading to deeper faith and a closer walk with God.

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Could this be God?

Could this be God?

Bumping into God in the everyday Brian Harris £8.99

In a series of pithy, poignant and profound short readings, this book explores the intersection of faith and life. Spotting parables in the everyday, it equips readers to explore whether they might be bumping into God without realising it. Heartening and often funny, it applies biblical truth in a way that both fascinates and liberates.

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Heaven's Morning

Heaven's Morning

Rethinking the destination David Winter £7.99

The Bible - especially the New Testament - has plenty to say about resurrection and heaven, but many Christians struggle to make sense of what it actually means in practice. David Winter's accessible book explores the biblical teaching on what happens after death and considers what difference this can make to our lives day by day. The author also shows how we can present what we believe about eternity as a source of hope to our sceptical, anxious world.

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Confidence in the Living God

Confidence in the Living God

David and Goliath revisited Andrew Watson £7.99

How can we build and maintain confident faith in God in a world where faith is increasingly seen as marginal, embarrassing or even dangerous?

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Messy Togetherness

Messy Togetherness

Being intergenerational in Messy Church Martyn Payne £8.99

'Intergenerational' is not something that churches do, but it's something that they become. In Messy Togetherness Martyn Payne looks at Messy Church as an intergenerational expression of church and the benefits of this to the church community.

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Messy Hospitality

Messy Hospitality

Changing communities through fun, food, friendship and faith Lucy Moore £9.99

In Messy Hospitality Lucy Moore demonstrates how hospitality can be practised in Messy Church and other church contexts to promote mission and faith formation, addressing the theology of hospitality and how it can be expressed at the welcome table, the activity table, the Lord's Table, the meal table, and in the home.

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Pioneering a New Future

Pioneering a New Future

A guide to shaping change and changing the shape of church Phil Potter £7.99

This book offers a map for pioneering a new future for the Church. Writing as a pastor and practitioner, Phil Potter explains ways of shaping all kinds of change in the life of a church, particularly in the context of the many 'fresh expressions of church' emerging. Decisions on what and how and when we change will inevitably affect growth or decline in a church, and also have a major impact on people. Leaders can end up burnt out by their attempts to bring about change, while congregations are left damaged and disillusioned because they could not catch the vision. This is a book for leaders wanting to guide their Christian communities into a new future, and for church members wanting to be equipped for whatever lies ahead. Also included are over 100 questions for personal and group reflection.

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Creating Community

Creating Community

Ancient ways for modern churches Simon Reed £7.99

In Creating Community, Simon Reed introduces us to a new but at the same time very old way of being church which is based upon three core elements: a Way of Life, a network of Soul Friends, and a rhythm of prayer. The book shows how the rediscovery of these elements by Christians today offers a vital key that opens up an ancient way for modern churches, one which not only helps to bring believers to lasting maturity but creates genuine and much-needed community in an increasingly fragmented world.

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Making Church Accessible to All

Making Church Accessible to All

Including disabled people in church life Tony Phelps-Jones £7.99

A church that is better for disabled people is better for everybody. Making Church Accessible to All provides a strong argument for rethinking the way we present church. Working from the biblical basis for including people with disabilities, Tony Phelps-Jones considers the obstacles that church can put in the way and the practicalities of establishing an effective ministry. The book includes examples of inclusive teaching and worship, together with sections focusing on the following areas: learning disabilities, autism, sight loss, hearing loss, mobility difficulty, mental health conditions and families with children with additional needs.

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Growing a caring church

Growing a caring church

Practical guidelines for pastoral care Wendy Billington £6.99

In every church, of every size, meeting people's pastoral needs is a core area of minsitry. If leadership resources are already stretched, however, it can be an area in which it is all too easy to fall short, with potentially disastrous consequences. Earthed in Jesus' command that as his disciples we are to love one another, this book shows how home groups can be places where people's pain and difficulties are noticed, and first steps taken to help.

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A Heart to Listen - Revised edition

A Heart to Listen - Revised edition

Learning to become a listening person Michael Mitton £8.99

Listening has become a lost art in our world, which has grown ever noisier, more superficial and stressed. We forget about listening not only to others but to God, to ourselves, to our communities - and even to the needs of our planet.

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Working from a place of rest

Working from a place of rest

Jesus and the key to sustaining ministry Tony Horsfall Currently out of stock £6.99

Exhausted? Burnt out? Tired? In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the vital principle of 'working from a place of rest

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Messy Church 2

Messy Church 2

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

A further 15 units of fun, food, crafts and mess, with a year's worth of material that your Messy Church will love.

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Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders

Reflections on leadership, life and Jesus James Lawrence £8.99

Whether you are a leader already, thinking of becoming one or involved in nurturing potential leaders, you will find helpful practical guidance in this book.

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