Fortress Press

Ministry

  • Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Cory Driver (Author)

    The metaphor of wilderness journeying and the biblical book of Numbers take center stage in Cory Driver's creative account of life in wilderness times, a hallmark metaphor for the life of faith. The author combines the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused. It includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

    $19.99

    Available August 10, 2021

  • The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community

    The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community

    Eric Swanson (Author), Rick Rusaw (Author), Alan Hirsch (Foreword by)

    The Externally Focused Quest is for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. Using a highly practical approach, it outlines the ten changes needed to transform churches, changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community.

    $18.99

  • Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    Walter Brueggemann (Author), Carolyn J Sharp (Foreword by)

    In this book, Walter Brueggemann conducts in an experiment in homiletics. He wants us to wrestle with the question: What if we allow the canonical shape of the book of Jeremiah to instruct us concerning the shape and trajectory of the sermon? The preaching task requires honesty about what God requires and a clear proclamation of what God has done and will yet do.

    $19.99

  • Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope

    Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope

    James H. Harris (Author)

    Black Suffering articulates suffering as an everyday reality of Black life and names suffering's many manifestations, both in history and in the present moment. Harris shows the practical impact of suffering upon church leaders as they seek to forge a path forward to address this troubling issue. Black Suffering is a call to consciousness, a work that begins a larger conversation for correcting the historical weight of suffering carried by Black people.

    $24.99

  • Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams

    Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams

    Mike Bonem (Author), Roger Patterson (Author)

    Leading from the Second Chair offers an invaluable resource to leaders who serve in second- (and third- and fourth-) chair roles, enabling them to become more productive, proactive, and fulfilled.

    Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson share their own and others' experiences of failure and success in this vital role. They offer support and practical advice for reshaping the way second-chair leaders can serve well and improve the overall performance of their church or organization.

    $18.99

  • Leadership Expectations: How Executive Expectations are Created and Used in a Non-Profit Setting

    Leadership Expectations: How Executive Expectations are Created and Used in a Non-Profit Setting

    Gene Early (Author)

    Leadership Expectations is an in-depth study of expectations and how one leader creates and uses them to shape a university, its culture and its success. Following the executive and personal development of leaders, as well as the values they emulate, the organization touches lives and increases its capacity for good.

    $22.99

  • Leadership in a Slum: A Bangkok Case Study

    Leadership in a Slum: A Bangkok Case Study

    Alan Johnson (Author)

    In Bangkok, Leadership in a Slum uses culturally preferred, non-Western models to evaluate the on-the-ground realities of Thai leadership. This work offers an anthropological understanding of leadership rooted in local social systems, contrary to the assumption of universal applicability of leadership research findings across all cultural settings.

    $19.99

  • The Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World

    The Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World

    Efrem Smith (Author), Curtiss Paul DeYoung (Foreword by)

    The Post-Black and Post-White Church offers a practical, hands-on blueprint for developing and sustaining a multi-ethnic and Christ-centered community. Written by Efrem Smith, an innovative and passionate African American leader of the Covenant Evangelical Church, this groundbreaking book shares his skills, experience, and wisdom for congregations who want to grow into a multi-ethnic, missional identity.

    $18.99

  • Clear, Calm, and Connected: Reflections on Church Leadership

    Clear, Calm, and Connected: Reflections on Church Leadership

    Paul E. Walters (Author), Robert F. Holley (Author)

    Clear, Calm, and Connected offers wisdom on leadership drawn from common ministry scenarios, family systems thinking, and Scripture. Paul E. Walters and Robert F. Holley provide insights and tools to help ministry leaders serve congregations more effectively and conduct their personal life with more grace. The book is an excellent leadership training tool for boards, committees, or teams and for leaders working to discern mission, define roles, and respond to conflict.

    $16.99

  • The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World

    The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World

    Alan J. Roxburgh (Author), Fred Romanuk (Author), Eddie Gibbs (Foreword by)

    In The Missional Leader, consultants Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk give church and denominational leaders a clear model for leading the change necessary to foster a missional church focused outward to spread the message of the gospel into the surrounding community. The Missional Leader emphasizes principles rather than institutional forms, shows readers how to move from "church as usual," and demonstrates what capacities, environments, and mindsets are required to lead a missional church.

    $18.99

  • They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    Stephen P. Bouman (Author), Ralston Deffenbaugh (Author), Martin E. Marty (Foreword by)

    By virtue of Lutheranism's identity in America as an immigrant church, Lutherans are specially placed to help lead conversations about immigration in the United States today. They Are Us explores the biblical, historical, theological, and cultural foundations for Lutheran participation in an issue with important implications for this nation. Based on professional experience and grounded in Christian faith, the authors make the case for immigration reform and call the church to a mission of evangelical hospitality.

    $17.99

  • Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

    Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

    Blaine McCormick (Author), David Davenport (Author)

    Shepherd Leadership offers a much-needed lens through which to consider our own leadership as well as the leadership of those around us. This book teaches us important lessons about leadership: we can be vigilant without being adversarial, we can serve without being passive, and we can guide without commanding. Shepherd Leadership offers a visionary new model for transforming leadership practices in both corporate and small business settings. This is whole-person leadership.

    $18.99

  • Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments, and Practices of a Diverse Congregation

    Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments, and Practices of a Diverse Congregation

    Mark DeYmaz (Author), George A. Yancey (Foreword by)

    Through personal stories, proven experience, and a thorough analysis of the biblical text, Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church illustrates both the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church and the seven core commitments required to bring it about. Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, writes from both his experience and his extensive study of how to plant, grow, and encourage more ethnically diverse churches.

    $18.99

  • The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus

    The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus

    Robin Meyers (Author)

    The Underground Church proposes a faithful recapturing of the spirit of the early church with emphasis on what Christians do rather than what they believe. Prominent progressive writer, speaker, and minister Robin Meyers proposes that the best way to recapture the spirit of the early Christian church is to recognize that Jesus-following was subversive in the best sense of the word, because the gospel taken seriously turns the world upside down.

    $18.99

  • The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    The Politics of Faith speaks to Christians and others who seek to discuss the role of the Bible in their decisions about civic politics. This book will help readers talk about how a deeper understanding of Scripture can affect how one votes and the kinds of policies one supports. Each chapter ends with a set of questions for discussion that both review what is in the chapter and provoke discussion about faithful action.

    $16.99

  • In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister's Manual Resource Guide

    In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister's Manual Resource Guide

    Carol Norén (Author), James Cox (Foreword by)

    In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister's Manual Resource Guide is a much-needed desk reference that takes an ecumenical approach and includes a wealth of examples and valuable material such as Scripture readings, poetry, prayers, eulogies, sermons, and testimonials.

    $19.99

  • Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

    Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

    Jim Herrington (Author), Mike Bonem (Author), James H. Furr (Author), Eddie Gibbs (Foreword by)

    With this much-needed handbook, the authors brilliantly combine their experience guiding dozens of churches through the change process with both the study of Christian disciplines and the sophisticated understanding of such important business thinkers as John Kotter on leading change and Peter Senge on learning organizations. In this eminently readable book, the authors have distilled their insights and practices into simple but powerful concepts for leading congregations, whether long established or recently formed, through profound change.

    $18.99

  • God So Enters into Relationships That...: A Biblical View

    God So Enters into Relationships That...: A Biblical View

    Terence E. Fretheim (Author)

    Respected biblical theologian Terrence E. Fretheim weaves key insights from Scripture with theological reflections on the nature and activity of God. He emphasizes for pastoral leaders the importance of using this kind of language to speak to the realities of life and faith in sermons, worship, prayers, and teaching of all kinds. Filled with helpful insights communicated in clear language, this is a must-read for all want to know more about the nature of God.

    $18.99

  • … And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division, and Decline

    … And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division, and Decline

    N. Graham Standish (Author)

    . . . And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division, and Decline arises out of N. Graham Standish's work as a spiritual director and coach to clergy of all denominations and traditions. He draws on insights from counseling, spirituality and spiritual direction, organizational development, and other fields. Each chapter is built around a dialogue between a clergy coach and various clergy clients about significant clergy leadership issues.

    $18.99

  • 2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change

    2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change

    Tom Sine (Author), Dwight J. Friesen (Author)

    In 2020s Foresight, authors Tom Sine and Dwight Friesen equip Christian leaders to explore and anticipate the challenges brought on by acceleration in the 2020s. This exploration will include reflection on God's shalom purposes for our lives, the church, and God's world, and creation of innovative new possibilities for our lives, communities, and congregations. The book includes practical examples, discussion questions, and creative opportunities leaders can use in their congregations or communities.

    $19.99

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