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From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Download
From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Download
Our Price: $9.95

This is a wonderful resource for congregational leaders, parents, grandparents and adults who seek a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for themselves and their children. more info
Vibrant Faith in the Congregation Download
Vibrant Faith in the Congregation Download
Our Price: $9.95

Do you wonder what vibrant faith looks like in a congregation? The Vibrant Faith Frame is a great place to start! more info
For Everything A Season Book
For Everything A Season Book
Our Price: $12.95

Authors: Mary Ylvisaker Nilsen, Rev. Per Nilsen, Rev. Kai Nilsen, Linnea Nilsen Capshaw, Rev. Solveig Nilsen-Goodin, and Rev. Erika Nilsen, 3rd Edition, (2014)
Title: For Everything A Season: 75 Blessings for Life's Milestones
Format: Paperback, 96 p. (Des Moines, IA, 2014, Zion Publishing)
Subject: Blessing Rituals, Christian Faith Formation, Pastoral Resources ISBN 978-1505411980

When ordering 10 copies or more, please first contact Milestones Ministry directly for a 20% quantity discount. Email info@milestonesministry.org or call 304-300-0836.

This is a must resource for pastors, lay leaders, and parents of all ages. The 3rd edition of For Everything A Season is a compilation of 75 blessings for life's milestones that help deepen and make sacred ordinary and out of the ordinary life moments. It offers three simple blessings for the seasons of the day; thirteen for the seasons of the year (holidays we celebrate from New Year's Eve to Thanksgiving); twenty-five blessings for seasons of our lives--events such as getting a driver's license, leaving home, getting a pet; seventeen blessings for seasons of our relationships; eleven for seasons of the Christian life; and six for the seasons of the church year.

Each ritual has a welcome, prayer, time for reflection, suggested ritual action such as lighting a candle or passing a blessing cup, and a closing blessing. They can be done by families, other groups, or by someone alone.These accessible blessings help to transform ordinary moments in time and space into holy moments of timeless grace.

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Shepherd of Souls Download
Shepherd of Souls Download
Our Price: $12.95

Author: Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson, 1st Edition, (2018)
Title: Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation Through Trusted Relationships
Format: Digital Download, 230 p. (Ridgeley, WV, 2018, Milestones Ministry, LLC)
Subject: Religious Leadership, Pastoral Resources, Church Leadership, Christian Faith Formation
ISBN 978-1-7320074-1-3

This is an essential book for Christian leaders to use as a fundamental guide to have a scriptural understanding of the importance of personalizing the care of the Christian life of each follower of Jesus. Retrieving and using this care of souls ministry practice is essential for nurturing Christian faith formation and renewing the church in today's world.

Pastors and lay leaders alike will gain an understanding of the importance the role of shepherding has in the congregation, the home, and beyond. The shepherd of souls ministry represents the deeply meaningful, personal, and communal life of befriending brothers and sisters in the Christian faith. It serves the work of discipleship formed through personal, trusted relationships. The world needs, and the church needs, for that ministry to happen with increased intentionality and consistency. The book includes questions for reflection and conversation at the end of each chapter and can be used as a study guide for church leadership.

The shepherd of souls ministry is based on thirty years of developing the Milestones Ministry Frame. It is a framework of principles, practices, and characteristics necessary for Christian faith formation. Shepherding souls is based on the Five Principles: 1) Faith formed and nurtured through trusted relationships; 2) Equipping shepherds through the ministry of the congregational church; 3) Serving others through the ministry of the home; 4) Understanding and developing faith formation through experiences and relationships, not just by understanding concepts; and 5) Affirming that shepherding souls is a cross+generational ministry where adults support children and youth and where children and youth support adults of all ages.

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Vibrant Faith in the Congregation Book
Vibrant Faith in the Congregation Book
Our Price: $15.95

Do you wonder what vibrant faith looks like in a congregation? The Vibrant Faith Frame is a great place to start! more info
From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Book
From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Book
Our Price: $15.95

This is a wonderful resource for congregational leaders, parents, grandparents and adults who seek a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for themselves and their children. more info
Frogs Without Legs Can't Hear Book
Frogs Without Legs Can't Hear Book
Our Price: $15.95

Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear challenges church leaders to shift the center of faith formation from the congregation! more info
Shepherd of Souls Book
Shepherd of Souls Book
Our Price: $18.95

Author: Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson, 1st Edition, (2018)
Title: Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation Through Trusted Relationships
Format: Paperback, 248 p. (Ridgeley, WV, 2018, Milestones Ministry, LLC.)
Subject: Religious Leadership, Pastoral Resources, Church Leadership, Christian Faith Formation
ISBN 978-1-7320074-0-6

When ordering 10 copies or more, please first contact Milestones Ministry directly for a 20% quantity discount. Email info@milestonesministry.org or call 304-300-0836.

This is an essential book for Christian leaders to use as a fundamental guide to have a scriptural understanding of the importance of personalizing the care of the Christian life of each follower of Jesus. Retrieving and using this care of souls ministry practice is essential for nurturing Christian faith formation and renewing the church in today's world.

Pastors and lay leaders alike will gain an understanding of the importance the role of shepherding has in the congregation, the home, and beyond. The shepherd of souls ministry represents the deeply meaningful, personal, and communal life of befriending brothers and sisters in the Christian faith. It serves the work of discipleship formed through personal, trusted relationships. The world needs, and the church needs, for that ministry to happen with increased intentionality and consistency. The book includes questions for reflection and conversation at the end of each chapter and can be used as a study guide for church leadership.

The shepherd of souls ministry is based on thirty years of developing the Milestones Ministry Frame. It is a framework of principles, practices, and characteristics necessary for Christian faith formation. Shepherding souls is based on the Five Principles: 1) Faith formed and nurtured through trusted relationships; 2) Equipping shepherds through the ministry of the congregational church; 3) Serving others through the ministry of the home; 4) Understanding and developing faith formation through experiences and relationships, not just by understanding concepts; and, 5) Affirming that shepherding souls is a cross+generational ministry where adults support children and youth and where children and youth support adults of all ages.

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Shepherd of Souls Preaching & Teaching Series - CD
Shepherd of Souls Preaching & Teaching Series - CD
Our Price: $29.95

The contents of the Shepherd of Souls Preaching and Teaching Series were developed to complement the Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation through Trusted Relationships book. This 48 page reproducible workbook offers a complete overview of each chapter within the Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation through Trusted Relationships book and will help lead worshippers, congregational leaders, families, small groups, and Bible study participants into a deeper experience of the life of the church that partners the home and congregation in ministry.

Why a preaching and teaching series? Because hearing the message preached in worship and reading and studying the message from the preaching and teaching series book with a small group is the best way to promote a life of faith that can move a congregation forward to more effective faith formation and outreach. A preaching and teaching series is well suited to provide helpful congregational leadership. It is one thing for clergy and a select number of lay leaders to be inspired by a proposed vision and strategies for ministry. It is another for a critical mass of people from the congregation to be informed and inspired for action. A preaching and teaching series allows people to collectively explore ministry themes and direction for the betterment of the congregation and the communities it serves.

Whats Included in the Shepherd of Souls Preaching and Teaching Series?

1. Twelve suggestions on how to plan and execute the series to maximize your efforts.

2. Five suggestions that will help the congregation get the most out of the teaching portion of the series.

3. Worship and preaching helps that include the following for each of the 10 chapters in the book:
a) Recommended Bible passages and sermon titles; b) Sermon Helps for each recommended Bible passage; c) a specifically developed Taking Faith Home bulletin insert to send home with worshipers and also to be used with the book study groups.

4. Feedback forms (Reflection and Actions Sheets in the Appendix) to gain information on how the insights and commitments made through the series can be used by the congregation’s leadership to solidify the benefits through future activities in the life of the congregation and the homes that are linked to the ministry of the congregation.

This workbook is reasonably priced to make it accessible for small groups and congregational leaders. This version comes on a CD ROM.

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Shepherd of Souls Preaching & Teaching Series - Download
Shepherd of Souls Preaching & Teaching Series - Download
Our Price: $29.95

The contents of the Shepherd of Souls Preaching and Teaching Series were developed to complement the Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation through Trusted Relationships book. This 48 page reproducible workbook offers a complete overview of each chapter within the Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation through Trusted Relationships book and will help lead worshippers, congregational leaders, families, small groups, and Bible study participants into a deeper experience of the life of the church that partners the home and congregation in ministry.

Why a preaching and teaching series? Because hearing the message preached in worship and reading and studying the message from the preaching and teaching series book with a small group is the best way to promote a life of faith that can move a congregation forward to more effective faith formation and outreach. A preaching and teaching series is well suited to provide helpful congregational leadership. It is one thing for clergy and a select number of lay leaders to be inspired by a proposed vision and strategies for ministry. It is another for a critical mass of people from the congregation to be informed and inspired for action. A preaching and teaching series allows people to collectively explore ministry themes and direction for the betterment of the congregation and the communities it serves.

Whats Included in the Shepherd of Souls Preaching and Teaching Series?

1. Twelve suggestions on how to plan and execute the series to maximize your efforts.

2. Five suggestions that will help the congregation get the most out of the teaching portion of the series.

3. Worship and preaching helps that include the following for each of the 10 chapters in the book:
a) Recommended Bible passages and sermon titles; b) Sermon Helps for each recommended Bible passage; c) a specifically developed Taking Faith Home bulletin insert to send home with worshipers and also to be used with the book study groups.

4. Feedback forms (Reflection and Actions Sheets in the Appendix) to gain information on how the insights and commitments made through the series can be used by the congregation’s leadership to solidify the benefits through future activities in the life of the congregation and the homes that are linked to the ministry of the congregation.

This workbook is reasonably priced to make it accessible for small groups and congregational leaders. This version comes as a single downloadable file.

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