Leadership

BRF leadership resources provide nurturing and reflection on leadership, and the development of new leadership skills.

Living Differently to Make a Difference

Living Differently to Make a Difference

The beatitudes and countercultural lifestyle Will Donaldson £8.99

Few would doubt that we live in a wounded and broken world. But God has sent a Saviour, Jesus Christ, who calls us, in the beatitudes, to live an authentic, countercultural lifestyle. By being different we can make a difference, becoming the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Through living the beatitudes, we could make the world a better place.

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How to Be a Church Minister

How to Be a Church Minister

Nigel G. Wright £10.99

This timely book sets out what is involved in being a Christian minister - its joys and challenges, its responsibilities and privileges. It discusses the call to and the work of ministry; the breadth and nature of the task. It will enable you to understand your calling more fully and inform your practice. It will stimulate careful and biblical reflection. How to be a Church Minister is relevant across a wide spectrum of church traditions, both to those already in ministry and to those contemplating the vocation. It is set to be a seminal volume on the subject.

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A Guide to Mission Accompaniment

A Guide to Mission Accompaniment

Kerry Thorpe £7.99

In this unique book on the subject, Kerry Thorpe argues that Christian accompaniment is a continuing relationship that helps those involved to function better in the things they do. He encourages church leaders and others engaged in mission to develop relationships that inspire, motivate and focus on the church's task of mission. Here is a book that will transform the life of the church.

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Eat, Pray, Tell

Eat, Pray, Tell

A relational approach to 21st century mission Andrew Francis £7.99

Jesus told his disciples to go to a town and to find someone who would receive them as a guest. They were encouraged to eat within the community, build friendships, make contacts and teach the gospel. In this exciting book, Andrew Francis urges us to notice the order. This was Jesus' strategy for mission. Andrew Francis suggests that it should be ours today.

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Vibrant Christianity in Multifaith Britain

Vibrant Christianity in Multi-Faith Britain is an accessible and thought-provoking approach that encourages readers to think seriously about how we live out our faith in an increasingly multi-faith society.

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Holy Habits Full Course Pack

Holy Habits Full Course Pack

Andrew Roberts, Neil Johnson, Tom Milton £49.90

All the titles in our Holy Habits course plus a free copy of the Introductory Guide.

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Paul and his Friends in Leadership

Paul and his Friends in Leadership

How they changed the world Paul Barnett £7.99

The more we understand biblical characters like the apostle Paul in their specific situations and in their own time, the more we will be able to apply biblical principles to today's church, its leaders and its mission-transforming and enriching the way we do church today. Paul and His Friends in Leadership examines the apostle Paul's critical relationships with key people, illustrating his humanity, faith, confidence in God and his leadership qualities. This novel approach, by an expert in the New Testament, will encourage us to reflect on leadership in the church today and help us to see how crucial authentic relationships are to our contemporary mission.

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Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word

Biblical literacy and Christian discipleship Peter M. Phillips £7.99

Engaging the Word sets out what we mean by biblical literacy and what it looks like in contemporary Western culture, exploring the benefits of biblical literacy for Christian disciples, and focusing on the benefits for Christian leaders as local theologians and preachers. A series of practical explorations of the role of the Bible will help us reach up to God, reach in to develop our own identity in Christ, and to reach out to others

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Jesus through the Old Testament

Jesus through the Old Testament

Transform your Bible understanding Graeme Goldsworthy £7.99

In this engaging book, Graeme Goldsworthy reflects with clarity and practical insight on reading and using the Old Testament, showing us how Jesus is central to the Old Testament's message and encouraging us to reinstate it as essential and transformative to our lives, churches and mission in today's world. The author asks essential questions: Where is Jesus in the whole biblical story-line? How does the kingdom of God relate to him? In what way is he central to the divine revelation? This is a must-read for those who wish to transform their biblical understanding.

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Come Let Us Age!

Come Let Us Age!

An invitation to grow old boldly Wanda Nash £6.99

In this unique book, Wanda Nash, a well-established writer on spirituality in her late seventies, reflects on growing old with faith and a positive spirit. This compelling invitation to grow old boldly - full of her own experiences and insights - includes Wanda's reflection on her encounter later in life with terminal cancer, and her thoughts on coping with the daily challenges of living a Christian life in her illness and in ageing. Demonstrating a profound sense of the value and purposefulness of 'old age', the author's indomitable spirit is matched only by her fresh vision of the love of God in Jesus Christ.

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Followers of the Way

Followers of the Way

ancient discipleship for modern Christians Simon Reed £7.99

One of the most pressing issues in today's church is encouraging people to become true and effective disciples of Jesus Christ. If, in simple terms, discipleship is about connecting more deeply with God and connecting God with the whole of life, Simon Reed argues, we're looking at a lifelong process for which we require long-term skills rather than short-term courses. The Celtic and Desert Christians, drawing on Old and New Testament practices, taught and modelled how to do this through the practice of living by a Way of Life. By drawing together today's need for disciples and Celtic Christianity, Followers of the Way inspires authentic Christian discipleship for the contemporary world.

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Church from the Inside

Church from the Inside

Welcome, news sheets, magazines and stories Laura Treneer £3.99

An essential guide to effective church communications. Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource provides practical ideas so that people are warmly welcomed with clear and relevant communication. 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 from the Outside

Church from the Outside

Displays, noticeboards, invitations and PR Laura Treneer £3.99

Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource helps you see your church with the eyes of your neighbours and create visual communications to reach them. 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 just what you need. Advice you can read and apply, from people you can trust.

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Messy Church Does Science

Messy Church Does Science

David Gregory £9.99

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Messy Church Does Science (PDF Download)

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Church and Boys

The Church and Boys

Making the connection Nick Harding £8.99

Why are men and boys so under-represented in churches? Why do churches find it so difficult to cater for boys? What would help boys in church grow into mature men of faith? This uniquely inspiring book by Nick Harding spells out the problem and encourages churches to see this in missional terms. The main part of the book includes resources, suggestions and ideas to help boys connect better with the church, with the Bible, and with the Christian faith.

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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 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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Outdoor Church

Outdoor Church

20 sessions to take church outside the building for children and families Sally Welch £8.99

Helping churches to reconnect and value their environment. Outdoor Church is a creative worship and activity resource for churches to use outside the church building, Outdoor Church functions in any green space and is suitable for churches in urban, suburban and rural contexts.

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Blended A Call to Reimagine Our Church Family

Blended A Call to Reimagine Our Church Family

Rethinking how we can be church together Eleanor Bird £8.99

Are you ready to take the next step? Church as we know it is changing... with conversations and initiatives bubbling up around how our churches can be truly intergenerational, functioning in close and loving community as the body of Christ. Eleanor Bird speaks into the debate with a challenge to rethink our work with all ages from the ground up, offering practical observations drawn from her experience of developing children's and youth ministry in a local church context, together with a biblically based framework for how this thinking can be taken forward in your church.

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Resourcing Rural Ministry

Resourcing Rural Ministry

Practical insights for mission Simon Martin £8.99

Resourcing Rural Ministry offers an in-depth exploration of the key aspects, challenges and opportunities of mission in a rural church. Relevant for ordained and lay leaders alike, the book covers subjects ranging from encouraging evangelism in a multi-church group to making best use of church buildings. Containing a wealth of real-life case studies and suggestions for follow-up, this ecumenical publication draws on the expertise and resources of the Arthur Rank Centre (ARC), which has served the spiritual and practical needs of the rural Christian community for over 40 years.

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The Contemplative Minister

The Contemplative Minister

Learning to lead from the still centre Ian Cowley £8.99

This book gives practical advice on how to nurture faith and a sense of calling amid the hectic life that is ministry today. Drawing on his experience of developing and leading training programmes in this area, Ian Cowley assesses the stresses and pressures of the job and shows how to grow into being a 'contemplative minister', prioritising a relationship of deepening love with God. He also offers guidance on leading others into that same relationship, without your own spiritual life running dry.

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I think it's God calling

I think it's God calling

A vocation diary Katy Magdalene Price Currently out of stock £7.99

A young woman (under 30 at the time of writing) explores in lively, highly readable diary-style her calling to the priesthood, her training at theological college and her experiences up to the day of ordination. She shares the emotional and spiritual ups and downs of the process, as well as the challenges for family and friends arising from such a major life change. Whereas other books tend to focus on relevant theological concepts, this book shows how the journey of exploration vocation actually feels.

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Discipling Generation Y

Discipling Generation Y

Themes from Revelation for youth ministry Steve Griffiths Currently out of print £7.99

When it comes to discipling Generation Y - those born between 1980 and 2000 - we need to acknowledge that they speak a different cultural language from the rest of us. This is a generation on a passionate quest to find their identity amid a barrage of online information and entertainment, a generation at ease with an astonishing level of global connectivity. Even so, the process of discipleship remains essentially what it always was. Ultimately, we want our young people to be happy and fulfilled. We seek to introduce them into a way of living that takes seriously Jesus Christ as 'the way, the truth and the life' (John 14:6). This book shows how Revelation offers one of the clearest biblical explorations of Kingdom values at work in highly challenging circumstances.

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Messy Church Theology

Messy Church Theology

Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church George Lings £9.99

Messy Church Theology is the first title to encapsulate the academic theology of Messy Church. Through essays by contributors from a variety of church and academic backgrounds and case studies by Messy Church practitioners, it gathers together some of the discussions around Messy Church and assesses the impact of this ministry, placing it in the context of wider developments within the church community.

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Creating Community

Creating Community

Ancient ways for modern churches Simon Reed Currently out of stock £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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Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People

An updated and expanded edition of a classic book, Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People is a fresh, original, and honest look at death and bereavement, including the author's personal experiences. Most of us don't realize how much we have to offer to those who are dying or bereaved. This book encourages readers to grow in confidence as companions, looking honestly at the questions people ask, and offering a reflection on the kind of God those questions reveal.

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Paul as Pastor

Paul as Pastor

Biblical insights for pastoral ministry Patrick Whitworth Currently out of print £7.99

When we think of the apostle Paul, 'pastor' is not usually the first word that springs to mind. He may seem too intellectual, too tempestuous and fiery, even too determinedly pioneering, to fall into the 'pastoral' category. This book demonstrates that, at heart, Paul was indeed too multi-faceted in both background and ministry to be defined by a single function. Author Patrick Whitworth makes the case for Paul's extraordinary teaching - for which he is justifiably most celebrated - being a product of his pastoral care, which was itself a product of his pioneering and prophetic evangelism. Perhaps he was an unlikely pastor, but he was above all passionate, and an inspiration to pastors everywhere, to be studied and emulated, fathomed and then followed.

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God's Church My Place

God's Church My Place

What it means to belong to a Christian community Steve Tilley Currently out of print £6.99

What does being involved in church mean in practical terms? Christian communities are full of people exercising ministries, doing useful work and, well, helping others. How do we find our place? God's Church, My Place is a book for people who want to serve God and need to work out the where, when and how of that. It covers important topics such as church structure, worship, prayers, serving and the precarious state of the coffee - and all done thoroughly biblically. It will not push you into leadership but value your membership.

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Participate!

Participate!

Helping young people explore discipleship and vocation Meg Prowting, Penny Fuller, Mike Seaton Currently out of print £11.99

Participate! is an exciting seven-week programme designed to enable 9-14s to gain the understanding and skills needed to live out their Christian lives within the local church and wider community. The material takes the approach that young people often find it difficult to establish their identity and role within the local church in the transition between being part of the children's group and settling in to a youth group.

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My Participate! journal

My Participate! journal

Exploring what it means to be a Christian disciple Meg Prowting, Penny Fuller, Mike Seaton Currently out of print £3.99

A reflective journal for the young people to use as a personal record of their experience accompanies the Participate! programme. The journal is designed to help build skills of reflective practice as well as encouraging the exploration of faith as part of home life.

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Who Let The Dads Out?

Who Let The Dads Out?

Inspiring ideas for churches to engage with dads and their pre-school children Mark Chester £6.99

Parent and toddler work can transform relationships and strengthen families, yet sometimes men may have very limited access to the parent and toddler world. This book tells the story of how Who Let The Dads Out? came into being. It gives a practical guide for setting up and running the monthly sessions, complete with theological background, real-life case studies, helpful hints and tips, and twelve easy craft ideas.

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Ministry Rediscovered

Ministry Rediscovered

Shaping a unique and creative church Mike Starkey Currently out of print £7.99

In this book Mike Starkey sets out a compelling vision for how local church ministry can involve a call to creative thinking, to stepping 'outside the box', rather than labouring to work with standard assumptions about congregational growth and models of what constitutes success. Drawing on his own experiences and insights from a wide range of contexts, from inner city to rural, he offers challenge, guidance and encouragement for all those answering the demanding - and at times exhilarating - call to serve the Church.

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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 £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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Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders

Reflections on leadership, life and Jesus James Lawrence Currently out of stock £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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