Despite the church's place of prominence in American culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for potlucks than for solving world hunger. It's time for churches to get over the cruise-ship mentality of being a program provider, and reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus.
Central to the Christian faith is a man who denies all our pre-conceived notions about what God should look like. Joining his movement will mean coming to terms with the real Jesus, the rebel Jesus. This book is part of a multi-component, all-church sermon series and study with six sessions that is perfect for Lent and Easter. Coming soon!
Hear the story of how a struggling church found its identity through mission and action, and how any church can become the hands and feet of Christ when its Jesus followers develop principled Christian leaders, engage in ministry with the poor, create new and renewed congregations and improve health – from the church’s own pews to around the globe.
Did you know that when we hope for the impossible, it involves more than praying for God’s transcendent power? Miracles have two components: divine action and human responsibility. Explore how to use your God-given gifts and talents as you get ready to be “made for a miracle.” Leader's guide with DVD and Youth Study guide also available.
A virgin birth. God’s son…a helpless baby. Fleeing certain death. Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary. Mike Slaughter says it’s enough to confound the mind and make the heart contrite. Down to Earth presents a four-week Advent study that opens up God’s Christmas surprise to us and examines how it changed everything. A DVD, Leader Guide, Youth Study, Children’s Leader Guide, and a seasonal devotional are available as part of the Down to Earth study.
The Christian Wallet explores today’s culture of consumerism and helps Christians grapple with important questions about using money: how we spend, how we live, how we save, how we give and what it all means from a Kingdom perspective.