The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters Most

Thomas Nelson - Brian says, encouraging, Neighboring is about teaching, equipping, and releasing Christians to love their neighbors. But we do want to know more about God, and we'd be happy to meet with you to learn more. So brian began meeting with his neighbors in his home to share the love of God. And there it is—the call for us as Christians to do what Jesus said matters most:"Love the Lord your God with all your heart.

. The neighbors said, "Thanks, but no thanks. Brian and rick speak from experience and give a number of practical tools that will help anyone that is trying to learn how to love their neighbors and leading others to do the same. They show a way forward for believers to take the Great Commandment seriously and literally.

The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters Most - Jay pathak, co-author, The Art of Neighboring. The simple practice of loving our neighbors has more power than the best professionally produced Sunday "show" in town. After attending the "coolest" and fastest-growing church in town for a few months, Brian Mavis asked some of his neighbors if they would attend church with him.

I am compelled to be part of this movement because it is life-giving. It's the most creative way I know to follow Jesus. After all, loving the lord with all your heart and following his lead automatically means loving your neighbors, because he loves them so much.





The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door

Baker Books - Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them.

We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: what is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them.

The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door - Baker Books. Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors.





The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life

Moody Publishers - You’ll learn:how the home can be a hub for communityhow hospitality leads to joy, purpose, and belongingHow it grows families to love the things of God How it’s not about being the perfect host How to be hospitable regardless of your living spaceHospitality is a beautiful legacy of the church, and a great way to make disciples.

Moody. But for many of us, the years come and go and we never do. Includes 20+ creative ideas for hospitality, plus questions for small groups Baker Books. As you open your life up to others, you share in the very character of God and experience His joy. The good news is: change can be as simple as opening your front door.

The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life - The simplest way to change the World is about biblical hospitality and its power for the gospel. Since people will sooner enter a living room than a church, hospitality is a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ. How to make disciples using hospitalityDeep down, every Christian wants to make a difference.

And you get to witness lives change—including your own.





Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community

Moody Publishers - It awakens the neighborhood explorer with effective methodology for "exegeting" their neighborhood, offering surveys and samples to lead them in that process. If your church relocated, missionary, college ministry leader, community activist, pastor, would your neighbors notice? Would there be an outcry for you to stay?Whether you are a church planter, or simply a Christ-follower looking to impact your community, this resource is for you.

. Dr. John fuder is an engaging, practical tool available to assist workers in the field to better understand the communities they are involved with. Fuder calls believers to shift the focus from inside the church building to those who live in the community. He offers here an easy-to-use resource for those who care about ministry to “the least of these.

Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community - Baker Books. Neighborhood Mapping by Dr. Moody.





Next Door as It Is in Heaven: Living Out God's Kingdom in Your Neighborhood

NavPress - Baker Books. Moody. There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities. No more. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.

In next door as it is in heaven, lance ford and brad brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.

Next Door as It Is in Heaven: Living Out God's Kingdom in Your Neighborhood - . Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name.





Becoming a Neighboring Church Companion Study and Launch Guide

Allen White Consulting, Inc. - The companion study offers church leaders the opportunity to fully digest the content of The Neighboring Church book by Rick Rusaw and Brian Mavis by providing discussion questions for each section of the book. Moody. Baker Books. The companion study should be used with The Neighboring Church DVD which is integrated into each week's session.

. This will prepare your church leaders including pastors, staff, key influencers, elders, and others to launch neighboring in your church. The launch guide gives practical steps on recruiting a launch team, forming new groups, preparing for the launch, recruiting group leaders, and all of the details you need for a successful launch.

Becoming a Neighboring Church Companion Study and Launch Guide - The launch guide is a full church-wide campaign manual for launching The Neighboring Life study to your entire congregation. Becoming the neighboring Church Companion Study and Launch Guide is two books in one.





The Neighboring Life Study Guide

Allen White Consulting, Inc. - The study guide and companion video curriculum is designed to help you understand the nature of  neighboring, even if they’re baby steps, and to motivate you to take action, to inspire you with stories about neighboring, in your own neighborhood. No special talent is required. What if we literally loved our actual neighbors? Not just the people we might pick and choose, but the people living next door and across from us.

After all, your neighbors won’t like to be treated like a project anyway. This isn’t an evangelism strategies. Moody. Some might start by getting to know your neighbors’ names. For others it might mean praying for their neighbor or serving them. In fact, we don’t love our neighbors to win them to Christ.

The Neighboring Life Study Guide - But, everyone appreciates kindness. Jesus gave his followers two commands which we call the Great Commandment: Love God and Love Your Neighbor Matthew 22:37-40 Everyone can be a neighbor! Baker Books. Think of the  neighboring  Life more as a spiritual discipline than a ministry project. We love them because we are Christians.





Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land

The Gospel Coalition - Whether we're in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that's not our home. No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope.

This is our opportunity. This is our job description. Baker Books. Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter's letter with striking insights for today. Moody. The days of cultural Christianity are fading. It's time to rethink normal. And it's the experience of countless Christians around the world today.

Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land - At least they should be. This is our mission. A church in exile doesn't have to be a church in retreat. This was certainly Jesus's experience. Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer's life.





The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations

IVP Books - What can we do about this? don Everts, himself a reluctant witness, grew up assuming that spiritual conversations are always painful and awkward. Don's surprising―and sometimes embarrassing―stories affirm what Scripture and the latest research reveal: spiritual conversations can actually be a delight.

Unpacking what god's word says about spiritual conversations and digging into the habits of eager conversationalists, Everts describes what we can learn from Christians who are still talking about their faith. As society has changed, it seems we have become more uncomfortable talking with people about our faith.

The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations - Baker Books. We are reluctant conversationalists. The reality is that many of our churches and communities are shrinking instead of growing. But after falling into one spiritual conversation after another, he was surprised to discover that they aren't. With original research from the barna Group and Lutheran Hour Ministries on spiritual conversations in the digital age, this book offers fresh insights and best practices for fruitful everyday conversations.

Moody. New research finds that Christians are less involved in spiritual conversations today than we were twenty-five years ago.





The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

Crossway Books - Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, believe, think, and act differently from us into our everyday, but as God's tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, sometimes messy lives--helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like. Moody. Baker Books. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same "radical, ordinary hospitality" to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors.

Winner of the 2019 christianity today book award in the Christian Living & Discipleship Category "This book is going to shake us all up in the most wonderfully destabilizing way. Ray ortlund, since she had her doctorate in literature, god used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, Nashville, Immanuel Church, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, Tennessee What did God use to draw a radical, did he use something in print? No, Lead Pastor, and authentically.





Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential Series

Zondervan - A practical tool accompanies each of the five practices, with several illustrations for how to use it. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand,  Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership, but in doing so you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication.

Authors dave ferguson a chicago pastor and church planter and Warren Bird an award-winning writer make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others, who in turn do likewise. Become that rare breed of leader who brings change into our world by sacrificially investing in others who become the heroes.

By becoming a hero maker, you will join a movement of influencers that are impacting hundreds, thousands and perhaps millions of people around the world. Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker. In hero maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential.

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential Series - Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, help others take ownership, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provides strategies for how you can activate gifts, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress.

Besides rich insights from the gospels,  Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders and from established churches to new church plants. Moody.