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«To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not».

/Akhenaton/

 

«The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function».

/F. Scott Fitzgerald/

 

«It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards».

/Lewis Carroll/

 

«A library implies an act of faith»

/Victor Hugo/

 

«All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man ».

/Henry David Thoreau/

 

«Forgiveness is the final form of love».

/Reinhold Niebuhr/

 

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CHURCH GROWTH

Purpose-Driven Life
Purpose-Driven Life

Purpose-Driven Life

Rick Warren

Format 145x200,
352 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-028-8

You are not here by accident. Even before the creation of the Universe God planned your life on the Earth for the fulfillment of His purposes. His purpose for you goes far beyond the several decades of your earthly life, because you were created for eternity.

 


Purpose-Driven Church

Purpose-Driven Church

Rick Warren

Format 145x200,
528 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-036-9

You constantly ask youself, «How do I make my church grow?». However Rick Warren, the founding pastor of the well-known «Saddleback», one of the largest churches in America, believes that we need to be asking ourselves a different question: «What prevents my church from growing?», because in a healthy church growth is a natural life process. Rick Warren is convinced that for healthy growth the church fellowship needs to be driven by God-given purposes, building on the foundation of the five New Testament goals set for the Church by Jesus Himself.

 


Purpose-Driven Church
Purpose-Driven Church

Purpose-Driven Church

Rick Warren

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The author is the founding pastor of the «Saddleback» church, which has grown to 16.000 members since the time of its foundation, in 1980.
More than 65.000 pastors and church leaders from different countries around the world have attended Rick Warren's training seminars. This book is the collection of his seminar materials.

  • These materials will give you loads of new ideas.
  • Every once in a while we need to be taken out of our comfort zone and properly challenged.
  • Ministry can often be a hard and a thankless job. Our desire is to strengthen and encourage you.

 

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Natural Church Development
Natural Church Development

Natural Church Development

Christian . Schwarz

Format 170x240,
128 pages,
80 color illustr.
ISBN 5-88930-006-7

The author of the book, Christian Schwarz, describes practical factors promoting church growth and development which were discovered as the result of an international research held in the end of the 20th century. Over 1000 churches from 32 countries on all the five continents took part in the research project. The research results bring us to an important conclusion: churches develop and grow not in accordance with the most widely spread teachings on church growth, but quite contrary to them.

 


Implementation Guide to Natural Church Development
C. Schwarz, C. Scholk,
Implementation Guide to Natural Church Development

Format 170x240,
236 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-012-1

This book has a dual function:
 first of all, this book is a manual on practical application of the principles of Natural Church Development.
 secondly, it is a reference book for those churches which have decided to determine their minimum-factor and compile their individual profiles. This book contains practical recommendations for the church of every type (on corresponding pages). The type of the church is determined after the results of testing of each individual church fellowship are processed with the help of a specially designed computer program.

 


ABC's of Natural Church Development

ABC's of Natural Church Development

Christian A. Schwarz

A5 Format,
28 pages.
ISBN 5-88930-014-8

In as little as  20 minutes you will be able to learn about the basic principles of Natural Church Development. These principles are applicable to any church situation, and all Christians need to know about them. The book is aimed at a wide readership and may be used as a  publicity tool or an introduction course for the «NCD» Program. If you  have a very limited amount of time, but would like to find out what the «NCD» Program is all about, this pocket-size booklet is just what you need!

 


The Process of Learning to Love
The Process of Learning to Love

The Process of Learning to Love

Christian . Schwarz

Format 170x240, 128 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-016-4

Love is the deepest human experience. Many books and sermons speak of love in a high-flown and poetic language, but very few of them actually mention the process of learning to love. In this book you will find:
  • 12 exercises which will start you off in learning to love;
  • 8 principles which will turn your church into an oasis of love;
  • a test on the basis of Galatians 5.
The purpose of the author of this book is to produce a real revolution in our hearts.

 


Celebration of God's Love
Claus Douglas,
Celebration of God's Love

Format 170x240,
288 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-019-0

This manual is not written for pastors. Why? Because church services are meant to be celebrated by regular church members, - it sounds so simple yet so radically different. The more regular parishioners are rooted in their love for God, the better our worship services are going to be. In this book you will find about a hundred practical tips on holding and leading church services. The main purpose of the author is to encourage a breakthrough towards a new type of church service.

 


A New Test Spiritual Gifts
A New Test Spiritual Gifts

A New Test «Spiritual Gifts»

Christian . Schwarz

Format 170x240, 138 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-010-5

This book is a manual on the gifts of the Spirit with a special test for determining one's spiritual gifts. The feedback from the first seven editions of the book has been truly remarkable: thousands of Christians have written to say that through this book God helped them find their calling and mission. Many wrote that, thanks to working though this manual, their lives became more satisfying and their ministry far more passionate. The main idea of the book is that the Body of Christ should function in accordance with God's purposes, and that ministry should find a vital and tangible expression in the life of each individual believer.

 


The Task of Leadership in Church and at Work
R. Bosch, H. Yenny, R. Kurth,
The Task of Leadership in Church and at Work

Format 4,
121 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-002-4

This manual was designed for leaders in various fields as well as pastors and church leaders. It looks at the main Biblical principles of leadership and its aspects such as setting goals, planning, organization, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and motivation. The book gives practical advice on shaping one's own personal style of leadership. The manual contains many illustrations, work sheets, graphs, tables and the test on evaluating and defining your personal leadership style.

 


The Basics of Evangelism
Christian . Schwarz,
The Basics of Evangelism

Format 4,
58 pages,
ISBN 5-88930-004-0

This book is a manual on evangelism. It invites us to examine the common concepts and ideas about evangelism in a new and fresh way. The author looks at 10 important principles of holding an evangelistic outreach. Speaking of various gifts within a church, the author states that every Christian is able to take at least 7 practical steps towards fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ.

 

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