Books for Equipping
Resources that Equip People for Ministry Service
The AssessME.org staff firmly believe that “equipping people for the works of service” is one of the church’s prime mission mandates (Eph. 4:11 & 12). David A. Posthuma wrote Made for a Mission, and eShift to serve as our essential equipping tools.
Made for a Mission is the primary training resource for church pastors, staff, and key lay leaders who use AssessME.org to help mobilize volunteers into Kingdom service. Made for a Mission is a deep-dive into utilizing our assessment data within a church or ministry context.
eShift is a cultural analysis of the declining television-influenced church, which comprise 90% of today’s churches, and the rise of the internet-influenced church. This new and emerging culture will radically impact how we “do” church in the decades to come..
- Made for a Mission - Essential Training for AssessME.org$13.60 eachspiritual gifts, personality, and leadership style assessments offered by AssessME.org.
Made for a Mission was written to serve as the primary training tool for pastors and church staff who implement AssessME.org within their churches. Written from a pastoral perspective, Made for a Mission will help you get the most out of our ministry-mobilization assessment tools. It also helps the reader understand why God created them the way He did, and for what ministry purpose. Both AssessME.org and Made for a Mission exist to empower your church leadership to assess, equip, and mobilize into ministry service as many people as are willing.
What Leaders Are Saying About Made for a Mission….
Dennis Moore: “What intrigued me most was how one could use the assessments you provide to help someone identify their life mission, form teams, and provide mentoring for ministry mobilization… I found your book intriguing and probably the most useful tool I’ve ever been exposed to.” (Dennis Moore, Trinity Church, Lansing, MI)
Dan Webster: “David Posthuma shares my passion to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact…pay attention to what he is doing and access his outrageous resource. It will help you as you both grow and organize your church” (Dan Webster, Authentic Leadership, Willow Creek, & Crystal Cathedral)
- eShift - The Decline of the Television Culture, & the Rise of the Internet Culture, Impacts How We Do Church$11.90 each
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Christ’s church should remain solid and consistent in its doctrine, while also being in a constant state of reformation to ensure we can communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively to our ever-evolving culture. Redesigning the way we “do church” so that our ministry’s may remain culturally relevant, is what eShift: The Decline of “Attractional” Church and the Rise of the Internet-Influenced Church is all about. As you progress through this book, you will distinguish between the values of the previous television-influenced culture…that has dominated how we “do church” since the mid 70’s…and the present-emerging internet-influenced culture. The differences between these two cultural value-sets is quite profound. eShift will show you how this vast culture gap can and will be bridged because the one thing that never changes is Christ’s mission in this world and the power of His Spirit.
What Leaders Are Saying About eShift….
Dan Webster: “The church has been choking for decades on the naive assumption that the world hasn’t changed. eShift provides the necessary Heimlich Maneuver to clear her throat so that the fresh air of life and relevance can return. If you are over 40 this writing will be a wake up call. If you are under 25 you will shout Hallelujah that someone has finally stated things as they truly are. Either way, eShift is a gift to the church. Let’s hope it’s one that is opened and applied, not ignored.” (Dan Webster – Authentic Leadership Inc., Willow Creek, Crystal Cathedral)
Leonard Sweet: “I expect this book to stir controversy, but of the best sort: Eye-opening and mind-altering perspectives on what it might mean for the church to embrace the internet today as the primary delivery system for learning and faith development as our Protestant ancestors adopted the book as their primary delivery system in the Reformation Church.” (Leonard Sweet, best-selling author and professor (Drew University, George Fox University), and chief contributor to sermons.com)
Quentin Schultze: “eShift challenges us how to think about and practice ministry in the age of digital networking, social media, multimedia technologies, and mobile devices. No one knows exactly where this techno-cultural epoch is heading, but Posthuma invites us to participate in the conversations that will undoubtedly shape how we respond to emerging opportunities.” (Quentin Schultze, Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair, Professor at Calvin College).