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New Book on Marriage

I have more book ideas than I have time to write them.  While I enjoy writing books, it is a difficult process that takes a lot of time and an unknown amount of effectiveness.  I’ve got a notebook with many ideas that have been started yet unfinished.  Years ago, I couldn’t shake a particular book concept that kept moving up the prioritized list.

It would be a biblical and practical resource to help equip marriages.  The thought was to call it “What God Has Joined Together” and each chapter would be a particular item that could possibly separate the marriage.  I liked the idea so much I tried to get someone else to write it, but eventually, I could see my burden for it was pushing me to work on it personally.

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5 Worship Team Killers

I’m excited to say that my new book is available today.  As I have discipled our worship team, spoken at worship conferences, and consulted worship teams, I have often been asked to develop a resource based on a teaching I have done around the 5 Worship Team Killers.  While there are incredible worship resources available, most of them are geared towards pastors or leaders.  I wanted something that a choir member, band member, or tech team member could read and progress in their abilities as a worship leader within their context.

The book is principle-based rather than method-based.

What that means is that I do not have a worship style that I think people should ascribe to.  The book is based off of 5 biblical essentials for worship teams.

I can say confidently that it is worth reading because in the 136 page book, there are 564 biblical references.  

I tried not to make this about my words as much as about his Word.

It can be read as an individual or studied as a team.  I pray that it can possibly help your worship team!

Favorite Quotes

Since I read a book a week and give my favorite quotes, I thought I would do that as well here.  It’s kind of awkward saying what your favorite quotes are about something you have written, but I at least want you to get a taste of what the book is about.

  1. Worship was never meant to be about me (9).
  2. If you don’t humble yourself, God will (32).
  3. Our stage portrayal should not be a soul betrayal (45).
  4. If your reputation and character don’t match up, you are a hypocrite (49).
  5. If worship teams are called to declare the truth and goodness of God, they better do it in the best possible manner that they can (65).
  6. There is a difference between a gift and a craft.  People are born with gifts – they develop crafts (67).
  7. You will have minimal impact where you have minimal presence (83).
  8. While time on stage may provide ministry affirmation, the time off stage provides ministry validation (91).
  9. Jesus never dismissed the needs of others in order to care for his own needs (98).
  10. When division exist in the church, God makes no allowance for indifference (109).
  11. Unity is found not in looking at one another but looking together at one thing (120).
  12. God’s favorite worship style is a lifestyle (127).
  13. It is a dangerous thing to enter into the presence of God and somehow believe that you deserve to be there (131).
  14. A successful worship leader is one who causes people to forget the one leading and to remember the one to whom they have been led (134).

Book Overview

Your worship team is under spiritual attack. If your team doesn’t notice it, that may be because the battle is already over. While contexts differ, these five worship team killers show up in almost every situation and every heart: pride, inconsistency, inability, detachment, and division. Since you are a target, would you take some time to research the dangerous areas? Study through the common assaults and observe the wreckage on the roadside. And then allow the Word and the Spirit to work in your life to ensure you won’t be another casualty.

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The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study

Develop a deeper walk with God as you seek the Lord for your battles first. The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study equips believers to create their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. This study features teaching by Alex and Stephen Kendrick on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more.

Topics Include:

Session One: Devoted to Prayer
Session Two: Intentional Prayers
Session Three: Our Father
Session Four: Our Condition
Session Five:  The Lord’s Prayer
Session Six: Spiritual Warfare
Session Seven: Strategies of Prayer
Session Eight: Be Anxious for Nothing

Features:

  1. Leader material (guides to questions and discussion with small group)
  2. 8 group sessions, 5 days of homework to complete between group sessions

Benefits: 

  1. Develop the spiritual discipline of prayer and prayer strategy
  2. Learn to journal and write specific prayers
  3. Discover the power of prayer within the context of a small group
  4. Expand participants’ understanding of spiritual warfare
  5. Develop strategies to battle the real Enemy through prayer
  6. Dig deeper into the spiritual discipline aspects of prayer
  7. Create opportunity for study among both inexperienced Bible study students and those well-versed in Scripture

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The Resolution for Men Bible Study

The Resolution for Men – Bible Study includes content for small-group sessions, five personal devotions each week, and leader notes. You’ll also find icebreakers, interactive Bible study, provocative insights, and guided prayer. This men’s group curriculum was inspired by the document featured in the movie COURAGEOUS. The Resolution contained 12 commitments related to characteristics that all men of God want to pursue, such as responsibility, faithfulness, honor, justice, forgiveness, integrity, and courage. The Bible study walks participants through each of the 12 commitments, especially to their families, and identifies the biblical roots and showing how to live out each godly principle in real life. It’s ideal for men’s accountability groups.

Features:

  • 8 group sessions
  • Personal Bible study

Benefits:

  • Takes essential truths of Scripture about leading a family and presents them in an easy-to-understand format for husbands and fathers
  • Presents a standard for men to live by and helps hold them to a level of accountability
  • Introduces husbands and fathers to a manner of Christian living that many never saw modeled as children

Authors:
Alex Kendrick
 and Stephen Kendrick are co-founders of Sherwood Pictures for which they have written, produced, directed, and starred in Facing the Giants, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS; and are authors (with Michael Catt) of The Love Dare. The brothers and their wives have a total of 10 children.

The 12 “I Will” Commitments of The Resolution

  1. I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
  2. I will love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
  3. I will be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.
  4. I will bless my children and teach them to love God with all their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.
  5. I will train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
  6. I will confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
  7. I will pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.
  8. I will work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
  9. I will forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
  10. I will learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
  11. I will seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His Will.
  12. I will courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.

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The Love Dare for Parents

The Love Dare for Parents Bible Study looks at parenting the way Scripture describes it. It’s about walking in relationship with the One who created us and entrusted our children to us. This study will inspire and strengthen busy parents—married and single—to learn and practice principles of love as they relate to their children, ages preschool to college. It offers a plan of action to more fully cherish and enjoy all of their children during each season of their lives. Leader helps for parents and small groups are included. (6 sessions)

Parents will find scriptural support for:

  • How God has blessed them with children
  • Being a godly role model
  • Relating to each child based on his of her uniqueness
  • Preparing kids for life’s difficulties
  • Launching them well to start their own families and carry on a strong legacy for future generations

REFLECT, RETHINK, and RENEW are three basic elements of each group discussion.

  • REFLECT starts the group process by helping parents get acquainted with and identify some aspect of their family roles or experience.
  • RETHINK points the group to some aspect of God’s plan for the home—and redirects the group for any new ways of thinking that might be insightful or helpful.
  • RENEW offers application, done either during the group time or at home between sessions.

“Being a good parent often means shifting our children toward new expectations, thinking ahead of them when they aren’t thinking at all.” —The Love Dare for Parents Bible Study

Chapters:

  • Sacred Trust
  • Specific Masterpiece
  • Secure Boundaries
  • Serious Responsibility
  • Shared Path
  • Steadfast Commitment

Features:

  • 6 sessions
  • Leader Notes
  • How to Pray for Your Children

Authors:
Stephen
 and Alex Kendrick are co-founders of Sherwood Pictures for which they have written, produced, directed, and starred in Facing the Giants, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS. They are authors (with Michael Catt) of The Love Dare. Stephen is senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia. Alex is associate pastor of movie outreach at Sherwood Church and co-director and director of Sherwood’s movies. The brothers and their wives have a total of 10 children. Travis Agnew worked alongside the Kendrick brothers to develop The Love Dare for Parents Bible Study.

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