Essays

Essay Description Author
Balancing Home & Church Ministry Doug provides a practical guideline for helping to balance ministry in the home and ministry in the church. Doug Patch
Cultivating a Tender Heart How to develop a tender heart and the importance in doing so. Dennis McCallum
Formalism and Prayer We should reject the focus on outward behavior in our prayer life. Dennis critiques the formalism that can destroy our prayer lives. Dennis McCallum
Formalism: What is It and Why Not? Formalism is an improper lens to approaching the Christian life, but one that can creep into our lives and shift our focus from God's concerns. Dennis McCallum
God's Part in Ministry Dennis and Gary provide an outline for understanding God's part in Christian service, as well as verses to study on the topic. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Leading Church Discipline This essay overviews a variety of practical methods of church discipline. Dennis McCallum
Leading Home Church Evangelism Although we can use a wide variety of evangelistic methods, our job as leaders is to understand and teach those principles that are most suitable and effective in our home church. Dennis lays out a variety of evangelistic principles. Dennis McCallum
Means of Growth: Bible Dennis and Gary outline the elements and importance of the Bible as a means of spiritual growth. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Means of Growth: Body Life Dennis and Gary outline the elements and importance of body life as a means of spiritual growth. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Means of Growth: Ministry Dennis and Gary outline the elements and importance of ministry as a means of spiritual growth. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Means of Growth: Prayer Dennis and Gary outline the elements and importance of prayer as a means of spiritual growth. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Means of Growth: Suffering Dennis and Gary outline the elements and importance of suffering as a means of spiritual growth. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Preparing Your Personal Testimony This essay is meant to help you think through, in your own mind, what God has done in your life and will prepare you to share your story simply and clearly with others. Gary DeLashmutt
Understanding Ministry Understanding Ministry is a teaching tool designed to enable groups to delve into ecclesiology and applied theology in the area of ministry within the local church. Most of the Teacher's Guide is also included here for browsing or downloading. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Urban Home Church Planting at Xenos Dennis reviews the successful elements, as well as constraints, to urban home church planting in America. Dennis McCallum