The Purpose-Driven Life Health Assessment
St Joe Community Church is pleased to partner with leading Christian ministers, churches and organizations to help advance the gospel in our community. St Joe is grateful to pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Community Church for the The Purpose Driven Life Health Assessment. Please click on the graphic in order to download a PDF copy of this assessment. In doing so, please respect the ownership of this material by not altering it in anyway.
St Joe Community Church appreciates the work of organizations like Advance America, who help represent the interests and concerns of families and children in the public arena, especially before local, state and national government institutions. One of AA's helpful resources is its annual voter guide that helps voters understand contemporary issues and the diversity of opinions held by elected officials and candidates.
The voter guide is a non-partisan educational tool, meaning that the guide does not endorse a candidate or party. St Joe Community Church does not endorse candidates or political party affiliations, and voters use this resource according to the dictates of their own conscience.
The Five Languages of Apology, by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
From the publisher: "Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language. New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman teamed with counselor Jennifer Thomas on this groundbreaking study of the way we apologize, discovering that it's not just a matter of will--it's a matter of how. By helping people identify the languages of apology, this book clears the way toward healing and sustaining vital relationships. The authors detail proven techniques for giving and receiving effective apologies."
From Pastor Byman: The Five Languages of Apology will give you practical steps to get beyond what you did to violate trust in your marriage. Dr. Gary Chapman is best known for his book, The Five Love Languages, which has helped multitudes of marriages to grow their love and commitment.
The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
From the publisher: Marriages may be made in heaven, but they must be nurtured here on earth. In this new paperback edition of Dr. Gary Chapman's bestselling book, The Five Love Languages, he explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language. Chapters are categorized by love language and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. Paperback. A Focus on the Family recommendation.
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Subject: resource list for series
Here is a list of books I have personally drawn from to develop an elephant-free home for my own family. They explain in greater detail some of the practical suggestions I mentioned in this Elephant-Free Family sermon series. Obviously, my favorite suggested resource is the Bible, which is perfect and timeless. These other books simply explain how to apply God's Word in today's language. God bless your journey towards a more holy and healthy life for yourself and future generations!
Restoration Road: The master key to a new and satisfied life of authenticity
By Mitch Kruse, Credo House Publishers, 2009
The Heart of the Problem: A prescription for a deeper experience with God
By Henry Brandt and Kerry L. Skinner, Broadman and Holman, 1995
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What happens when God’s Spirit invades the hearts of His people
By Jim Cymbala, Zondervan, 1997
Out Live Your Life: You were made to make a difference
By Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson, 2010
The Gospel-Centered Life
By Robert H Thune and Will Walker, New Growth Press, 2009
The Five Languages of Apology: How to experience healing in all your relationships
By Garry Chapman and Jennifer Thomas, Northfield Publishing, 2006
Journey to Freedom: Your start to a lifetime of hope, health and happiness
By Scott Reall, Thomas Nelson, 2008
Making Love Last Forever
By Gary Smalley, Word, 1996
Hedges: Loving your marriage enough to protect it
By Jerry B Jenkins, Crossway Books, 2005
His Needs, Her Needs: How to affair-proof your marriage
Willard F. Harley, Jr, Revell, 2011
The Five Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts
By Gary Chapman; Northfield Publishing, 2015
The Love Dare (featured in the Movie “Fireproof”)
By Stephen and Alex Kendrick, Broadman and Holman, 2008
The Blessing: Giving the gift of unconditional love and acceptance
John Trent and Gary Smalley, Thomas Nelson, 2015
Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A father’s role in guiding his son to authentic manhood
By Robert Lewis, Tyndale House, 2007
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
By Dr. Kevin Leman, Revell, 2000
Kid CEO: How to keep your children from running your life
By Ed Young, Warner Faith, 2004
The DNA of Parent-Teen Relationships: Discover the key to your teen’s heart
Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley, Tyndale, 2005
"Full time ministry is what you dedicate to the Lord in your work." Ed Moy is the 38th Director of the US Mint (2006-2011), television commentator, author, White House staffer, business executive, pastor, corporate director, and above all, a follower of Jesus. Through his story, Ed shares how service to the Lord is more than a Sunday event but an everyday working reality.
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A Praying Life, by Paul Miller
Christians sometimes prioritize productivity over time in prayer---and experience anxiety, joylessness, and fear as a result. If prayerlessness marks your life more often than not, A Praying Life is for you. Miller offers practical, down-to-earth advice on how to talk to God in the midst of your daily routines. Learn to speak from a childlike faith, live your Father's story, understand unanswered petitions, and more. Includes new chapters on prayers of lament and further guidance on using prayer cards. Paperback.
Recommended by Pastor Greg Byman in his 1/19/2020 sermon.
The Gospel-Centered Life, by Robert H. Thune
Lots of Christians talk about the gospel, but how many really understand the gospel and know how to apply it to their lives? Featuring nine self-contained lessons with discussion questions, articles, practical exercises, and comprehensive leader’s notes in the back, The Gospel-Centered Life helps participants understand how the gospel shapes every aspect of life. The leader’s notes in the back provide extra content and direction for pastors, counselors, and mentors as they work with participants in small groups.
Recommended by Pastor Greg Byman in his 1/19/2020 sermon.