Effective church leadership needs both vision and expertise. It needs praxis—putting theory into practice. Books from IVP Praxis offer sound biblical and theological foundations for ministry in the real world. These books are more than a "how-to"—they're also the "why to," attending to the inner life of the leader as well as the outer work of ministry. If you are called to ministry, let IVP Praxis books serve as your companions as you equip God's people for life in the kingdom.

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Kingdom Collaborators
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Kingdom Collaborators

Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down

by Reggie McNeal

Will you collaborate on God's kingdom work in your community? If you're ready to see God move in all areas—business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more—this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth.

Mapping Church Missions
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Mapping Church Missions

A Compass for Ministry Strategy

by Sharon R. Hoover
Foreword by Paul Borthwick

Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on thorny questions every church faces. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? And what about short-term missions trips? Hoover approaches each question with nuance, helping us plot our church's unique course as we seek to serve Christ's kingdom.

Messy Christmas
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Messy Christmas

Three Complete Sessions and a Treasure Trove of Ideas for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Messy Church Series

by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter

What are Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany really about? This complete church resource brings together people of all ages and stages of faith, allowing them to experience a creative and fun-filled Christian community. Three once-a-month sessions include unique Christmas activities like global action suggestions, games and competitions, prayers, Christmas food crafts, and more.

Number of Studies: 3

Messy Church
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Messy Church

Fresh Ideas for Building a Christ-Centered Community

Messy Church Series

by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter

We like the idea of community, but where do we start? This complete church resource brings together people of all ages and stages of faith, allowing them to experience a creative and fun-filled Christian community. Using creativity, celebration, and hospitality, this fifteen-session tool helps you create a unique, come-as-you-are church experience.

Number of Studies: 15

Messy Easter
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Messy Easter

Three Complete Sessions and a Treasure Trove of Ideas for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

Messy Church Series

by Jane Leadbetter

Chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and baskets are a lot of fun, but is that really what this season is all about? Messy Easter offers your church a tool to bring together people of all ages and stages of faith for a unique come-as-you-are experience of creativity, celebration, and hospitality. These three once-a-month sessions help us learn more about Lent, Holy Week, and Easter in an excitedly messy way!

Number of Studies: 3

Ministry in the Digital Age
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Ministry in the Digital Age

Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World

by David T. Bourgeois

David Bourgeois offers a step-by-step guide for discerning and implementing a digital strategy in your ministry. Presenting Christianity itself as a grand communication event, he helps Christians see that the advent of electronic media is truly good news for the world.

Preaching in an Age of Distraction
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Preaching in an Age of Distraction

by J. Ellsworth Kalas

How do we preach when all of us—hearers and preachers alike—are constantly distracted? J. Ellsworth Kalas offers wise insights for effective preaching in an age of distraction. He explores how God can meet people precisely at the point of their distraction, connecting through pastoral attentiveness, creativity and excellence.

Preventing Ministry Failure
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Preventing Ministry Failure

A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers

by Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffmann

Brad Hoffman and Michael Todd Wilson present this workbook designed to be used by people in vocational ministry, alongside their peers, to safeguard them from burnout, moral failure and spiritual exhaustion.

Protégé
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Protégé

Developing Your Next Generation of Church Leaders

by Steve Saccone
With Cheri Saccone
Foreword by Mark Batterson

Steve Saccone shows how you can raise up leaders from within your own community and develop them into passionate, faithful servants of God. You will be personally challenged to grow as you discover how to cultivate a culture of leadership development in your ministry.

Reciprocal Church
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Reciprocal Church

Becoming a Community Where Faith Flourishes Beyond High School

by Sharon Galgay Ketcham

The church faces an unprecedented loss of rising generations. Young adults who were active and engaged in the local church are leaving the community behind after high school. What can we do? Sharon Galgay Ketcham reflects theologically on the church community and its role in forming faith, offering values and practices that can shape a community into a place where faith will flourish in those both young and old.


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