April 10, 2012
Praxis: Equipping Leaders for Ministry
God has called us to ministry. But it's not enough to have a vision for ministry if you don't have the practical skills for it. Nor is it enough to do the work of ministry if what you do is headed in the wrong direction. We need both vision and expertise for effective ministry. We need praxis.
Praxis puts theory into practice. It brings cutting-edge ministry expertise from visionary practitioners. You'll find sound biblical and theological foundations for ministry in the real world, with concrete examples of effective action and pastoral ministry. Praxis books are more than the "how to" —they're also the "why to."
We recognize that your ministry is not just what you do, but who you are, and Praxis will equip both your ministry and your soul.
IVP is excited to give you a sneak peek at the Praxis line-up this summer/fall:
How can today's leaders deepen and intensify the growing leadership skills of the next generation? With over a decade of experience, Steve Saccone provides a concrete vision for a protégé ministry where churches create a culture for young leaders to mature and develop in relational ministry skills. Available July 2012.
Community is Messy
Community is messy, and discipleship is hard. But by drawing from her background in engineering and her role as pastor of discipleship, Heather Zempel challenges you to look at community like a laboratory for experiments. By seeing the "mess" as raw material, you can begin creating something beautiful. Available September 2012.
Creating a Missional Culture
The burden of Christian leadership is becoming more demanding, and burn-out is on the rise. J.R. Woodward calls for a radical revisioning of our churches, from leadership structure to equipping the laity. The result is not a church chasing the wind, but one entering the world and making disciples of Jesus. Available September 2012.
Stay current with Praxis at our website: www.ivpress.com/praxis.