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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.
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!
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.

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.

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!
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.
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!
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.

Shepherd of Souls Leadership Series
Shepherd of Souls Leadership Series
Our Price: $39.95

The Shepherd of Souls Leadership Series comes as combination leader package of three books for the pastor or lay leader who wishes to have the complete series on Milestones Ministry church renewal. The set includes From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith: The Role of the Home in Renewing the Church, Vibrant Faith in the Congregation, and Shepherd of Souls: Faith Formation through Trusted Relationships.

The combination set price represents a 21% savings when compared to purchasing the three books individually.

Rev. Dr. David Anderson's three volume series of leadership books for congregational leaders is based on his doctoral research from the 1980's, his congregational and larger church trainings conducted since the 1990's, and his extensive congregational coaching since the 2000's. The critical leadership techniques that he witnessed, learned, and discovered during those years are compacted into these three books.

What makes this series so valuable is that it is based on contributions from Scripture, church history, pastors, other church leaders, and congregational participants as to what is needed for the church of any age - including today - to be faithful disciples to one another and the world God loves. This series is the result of decades of reflection with Christian shepherds and field-tested efforts to make a difference in the world for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord. The Shepherd of Souls Leadership Series presents real-life stories alongside biblical and church history examples on how Jesus Christ has made - and continues to make - a difference in people's lives.
Frogs Without Legs for Lent (Series C) CD
Frogs Without Legs for Lent (Series C) CD
Our Price: $39.95

The contents of the Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear: Nurturing Disciples in Home and Congregation book which are based on the Four Key faith practices and the Five Principles of faith formation continue to prove themselves to be very helpful to congregations and homes.

Our Frogs Without Legs for Lent (Lectionary Year C) has been revised and updated and is available to complement the Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear source book. This 135 page reproducible workbook offers a thematic presentation of Lent that 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.

This series which is based on Lectionary Year C, offers the following: Weekly themes; Recommended Bible texts; Sermon helps; Family and Small Group caring conversations and service suggestions; Devotional prayers for the week; Short readings from the Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear: Nurturing Disciples in Home and Congregation book; and five skits for introducing the Four Key faith practices.

This workbook is reasonably priced to make it accessible for small groups and congregational leaders. This version comes on a CD ROM for those who have read and used the Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear source book.

   
 
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