Are you trapped in a superhero ministry mentality? As pastors and Christian leaders, we are not called to lead because we have superhuman powers. We are called because we have been saved by the same grace we teach. We have endured trials, temptations, and triumphs just like everyone else. We love, serve, and lead best when we are real. In "The Superman Syndrome," Chad Mitchell shows how we need to take off the ministerial masks and allow others to see grace at work in our own lives through our weaknesses, our wounds, and our worship-a testimony of leadership through grace. "Chad Mitchell is a real person. His commitment to the poor and homeless, the outcast, and the broken is his strongest gift, and it comes through clearly in this book. If you are called to minister to real people, in real life, you need to read this book." -Dr. Thomas V. Copeland, Associate Professor of Psychology & Director of Honors Program, Hardin Simmons University ""The Superman Syndrome" reveals that latent characteristic within all of us-to be first. Mitchell has exposed this fallacy and recovered a vintage truth-wholeness is discovered within each of us as we earnestly pursue the divine heart." -Dr. Kelvin J. Kelley, President and Founder, F.A.C.E.S. Ministries, Inc. ""The Superman Syndrome" addresses issues that are relevant, convicting, and inspiring to any leader that serves in the body of Christ. This is a great read for any pastor, staff member, or lay leader." -Bishop Rob Nichols, Th.D, Sr. Pastor, Church on the Rock, Abilene, Texas CHAD MITCHELL is a gifted communicator who passionately speaks from the Word of God. He serves as lead pastor of Mission Abilene, a church that focuses on loving the underdogs and outcasts of society. Chad has a B.B.S. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin Simmons University. He lives with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Alexis, in Abilene, TX.
Helping readers to better understand God and to find savior qualities in comic book superheroes, Brewer examines 14 stories of popular characters, addressing such topics as the Christianity of Superman. Includes art, trivia, and anecdotes.
Many little boys yearn to be superheroes with powers that let them fight what is bad and work for what is good. One ordinary Sunday morning, one little boy is turned into a superhero for God—right before his grandmama’s eyes! During a children’s sermon in church, the little boy responds to a question the pastor asks about the way she is dressed by blurting out, “You aren’t wearing your feet!” Even as the little boy secretly wishes he could take back his words, the pastor is already thinking about all the times she has not worn her feet when she should have. She uses his words to create a powerful, important message to be sent to many people. Though he is unaware of it, the little boy is transformed into a superhero. One small action really can lead to giant steps for good. Based on the true account of a little boy’s embarrassing blunder, this inspirational story for all ages is a gentle reminder of God’s love, forgiveness, and mission for all of us.
'Superhero Syndrome' is a heroic romantic horror that is centered in Freeport, New York. A village on the south shore of Long Island. Robert Smith, a 27 year old man who works behind the customer service counter of a local grocery store 'Cheep prices' is immensely depressed of his life. Although he passionately hates his job, after 8 years he still could not find the motivation to get up, search for better opportunity, and leave. He was trapped, and he knew that he only had himself to blame. As a result it was a direct link to his failing love life, or more appropriate non existent. Robert's life changes when he meets Destiny Williams, a middle aged beautiful customer who unexpectedly shows interest in him beyond a friendship. Initially everything about her is perfect as he gets the privilege to know her more as a person. Finally a girlfriend in his life after over a year layoff. She was too good to be true until...the day they shared the ultimate moment of intimacy with each other. Instantly he became very ill, near to death. It took him a few days to recover, but when he did he realized that it was not just a simple recovery, it was much more. All of a sudden he now possessed a series of mysterious supernatural abilities that leads him to a new friend that becomes his biggest inspiration, and also him learning that Destiny is not a ordinary woman. While experimenting, and using his abilities for his own entertainment, Robert quickly learns that his gifts are not only for play when his youngest brother Carter is endangered, followed by a string of unfortunate events that ultimately hits the White House. Not only must he protect his family, but he also takes it upon himself to save America from an immoral Eric Webb aka Jinteen, the former defamed governor of New York State, who uses his empire of followers, 'Eye for an eye' to overthrow the United States government. Exploring Destiny's dark past Robert learns that he's part of an intricate love triangle, and it's up to him to determine the fate. In his journey to prevent 'Eye for an eye' from spreading across the globe Robert learns the hard way that "you can't be a superhero to others until you become a superhero to yourself'."
Most seminary graduates will begin their ministries with plenty of important head knowledge to share--but with a deficit of some of the most practical aspects of doing ministry, such as - which ministry role most suits them - how to start out strong at a new church - persevering during difficult seasons of ministry - leading meetings and delegating tasks - safeguarding their family - fighting discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment - navigating special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals - and much more Through his hard-won wisdom, Jason Helopoulos comes alongside new pastors as a trusted friend and mentor, ready to guide them through their first years of ministry with intelligence and compassion.
White, college ruled line paper, empty, 6x9 inches, 108 pages, matte-finished cover. Families will enjoy this Christian Journal student notebook! Get this Faith journal for yourself or give it as a birthday, Christmas or holiday gift to family and friends.
Seminary plays a crucial role in the lives of ministers, pastors, and lay leaders. But seminary cannot teach you the real life, day to day, practical experiences and operation of leading God's people. In this book we will look at some practical principles a pastor will not learn in seminary. Many pastors are in for a rude awakening when they are called to their pastorate. They enter the job with excitement and zeal, only to be later frustrated by the everyday duties a pastor must deal with. This book will cover everything from understanding your call, how to handle criticism, do you and your church make a good fit, leading church meetings, to knowing when your assignment is over. We will discuss how to plan a construction project, dealing with ministry and staff betrayal, finding a mentor, the power of preaching the Word and spending time with the Lord in prayer. ( i will add a small photo of myself)
You were created for something amazing—and it’s time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life instead. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life—The Cause within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.