Essential Resource Tools
- Book: Made for a Mission$13.60 each[Buy Now – Made for a Mission Book]
Made for a Mission is 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)
- Book: eShift - The Rise of the Internet Influenced Church$11.90[Buy Now – eShift Book]
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).
- Download: Kick-Off Kit$49.00[Buy Now – Kickoff Kit]
The Pastor’s Kick-Off Kit is an instant download ZIP file which contains essential elements to help your pastoral leadership to launch AssessME.org church-wide.
The kit includes: 1) A four-part sermon series, 2) complete PowerPoint presentations, 3) and an e-book of best-practices compiled from numerous successful AssessME.org church clients.
Help make your church’s launch of AssessME.org a success with the information you need to kick-start your mobilization ministry effectively.
- Pastor’s Editable Class Kit$99.00[Buy Now – Pastor’s Class Kit]
The Pastor’s Class Kit consists of a Leader’s Guide, a Student Manual, and a PowerPoint presentation. All three elements of the Pastor’s Class Kit are fully customizable so that you can brand and refine the kit for your unique ministry application.
The Pastor’s Class Kit is ideal for new member’s classes, spiritual gift classes and Purpose –Driven 101 and 201 classes. The curriculum is based upon the book Made for a Mission, and utilizes the AssessME.org online assessment program. Topics include: 1) Introduction: God’s Role In Your Mission, Lesson 1: Knowing Your Personality (Ministry Temperament), Lesson 2: Addressing Mission Myopia, Lesson 3: Your Leadership Style, Lesson 4: Giftedness, Lesson 5: Skills & Passion, and Appendix: Spiritual Formation Assessment.
Your Campus License permits you to make unlimited copies of the leader guide, student manual, and power point presentation for use exclusively on your ministry campus. Please refer to the Licensing Privileges and Limitations below for more information.
Licensing Privileges & Limitations
E-Church Essentials, LLC grants a site license to the purchasing organization of the Pastor’s Class Kit. This license permits the purchasing organization to edit and modify the Pastor’s Class Kit curriculum, both Word documents and PowerPoint files. The site license also permits the purchasing organization to make unlimited copies of Pastor Class Kit, modified or in original form, for use solely within the purchasing organization’s ministry campus, or within a secure e-learning platform operated and controlled by the purchasing organization.
The purchasing organization is responsible and liable for all mis-use of the Pastor’s Class Kit, according to, but not limited to, the following prohibited uses: The organization may not post the curriculum within a non-secure website, nor may the organization offer the curriculum (modified or in its original form) as a downloadable asset from a website or blog; the organization may not re-sell any curriculum based in part or whole upon the intellectual property developed by David A. Posthuma of E-Church Essentials, LLC; the organization may not distribute the curriculum for use by other ministry organizations who are not directly controlled by the original purchasing organization, as well as organizational extension entities (i.e., satellite ministries, church plants, etc.) who do not function on the same campus as the original purchasing organization.
E-Church Essentials, LLC, and its owner David A. Posthuma, retain full legal rights to all intellectual property presented in this Pastor’s Class Kit, whether used in part or in whole. All federal copyright laws, rights, and privileges apply.
- Free Ministry Mobilization Cheat SheetsFREE[Download Now – AssessME Cheat Sheet]
The Cheat Sheets document is a quick reference guide to all of the reports associated with our Ministry Mobilization Assessment Program. This guide is helpful when defining profiles for the Candidate Search Engine, when looking for a certain type of ministry candidate. It is also helpful when conducting one-on-one mobilization consultation sessions with potential ministry candidates.