Books for Equipping
Our Primary Training Materials…Get the Most Out of AssessME.org!
We believe that “equipping people for the works of service” is one of the church’s top mission mandates (Eph. 4:11 & 12). For this reason, David authored Made for a Mission, and eShift, to serve as our primary equipping tools.
Made for a Mission trains pastors, staff and key lay leaders how to use AssessME.org most effectively. To that end, this book helps church staff to mobilize volunteers, build effective teams, and train-up leaders. Note, Made for a Mission is a deep-dive into how to use our assessment data within your church.
eShift is a cultural analysis of the declining television-influenced church compared to the present and emerging internet-influenced church. The television-influenced church makes up approximately 90% of today’s churches. However, as our television-influenced congregations fade to retirement and eventually cease to dominate our church methodology, will we be ready to implement the ministry methodologies that now define how an internet-influenced church must function in order to reach the present generation and the generations to come. In short, eShift discusses how presentational-church must give way to reality-church.
- Made for a Mission - Essential Training for AssessME.org$12.79spiritual gifts, personality, and leadership style assessments offered by AssessME.org.
David A. Posthuma authored Made for a Mission to be the primary training tool for pastors and church staff using AssessME.org within their church. Written from a pastoral perspective. Made for a Mission will help your team get the most out of our volunteer-mobilization assessment tools.
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....Only $11.19
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Christ’s church must remain doctrinally sound. Yet, we believe it should continually reform its ministry methodology so that it may effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to an ever-changing culture. Change is what eShift: The Decline of Attractional Church and the Rise of the Internet-Influenced Church is about. eShift introduces the reader to the contrasting values between the television-influenced culture…which has dominated how we “do” church since the ’70s…with the ministry values of young adults raised within an internet-influenced culture. The ministry values of these two distinct cultures could not be more different. Check out our video…
What Leaders Are Saying About eShift….
Kindle Customer: April 1, 2017
Extremely pertinent in our times of paradigm communication shift!
“Can be extremely useful in informing the church’s transition to effectively impacting
recent generations with a positive, relevant and biblical portrayal of the gospel message”.
Dan Webster: “The church has been choking for decades on the naive assumptio
n 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 primar
y 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).