Chad Mitchell shows how we need to take off the ministerial masks and allow others to see grace at work in our own lives through our weaknesses, our wounds, and our worship, a testimony of leadership through grace."-- back cover.
Author: Chad Mitchell
Are you trapped in a superhero ministry mentality? As pastors and Christian leaders, we are not called to lead because we have superhuman powers. We are called because we have been saved by the same grace we teach. We have endured trials, temptations, and triumphs just like everyone else. We love, serve, and lead best when we are real. In "The Superman Syndrome," Chad Mitchell shows how we need to take off the ministerial masks and allow others to see grace at work in our own lives through our weaknesses, our wounds, and our worship-a testimony of leadership through grace. "Chad Mitchell is a real person. His commitment to the poor and homeless, the outcast, and the broken is his strongest gift, and it comes through clearly in this book. If you are called to minister to real people, in real life, you need to read this book." -Dr. Thomas V. Copeland, Associate Professor of Psychology & Director of Honors Program, Hardin Simmons University ""The Superman Syndrome" reveals that latent characteristic within all of us-to be first. Mitchell has exposed this fallacy and recovered a vintage truth-wholeness is discovered within each of us as we earnestly pursue the divine heart." -Dr. Kelvin J. Kelley, President and Founder, F.A.C.E.S. Ministries, Inc. ""The Superman Syndrome" addresses issues that are relevant, convicting, and inspiring to any leader that serves in the body of Christ. This is a great read for any pastor, staff member, or lay leader." -Bishop Rob Nichols, Th.D, Sr. Pastor, Church on the Rock, Abilene, Texas CHAD MITCHELL is a gifted communicator who passionately speaks from the Word of God. He serves as lead pastor of Mission Abilene, a church that focuses on loving the underdogs and outcasts of society. Chad has a B.B.S. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin Simmons University. He lives with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Alexis, in Abilene, TX.
Examines the Gospel and our need for a Savior by drawing on the traits and trials of a popular superhero in each chapter.
Author: H. Michael Brewer
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Helping readers to better understand God and to find savior qualities in comic book superheroes, Brewer examines 14 stories of popular characters, addressing such topics as the Christianity of Superman. Includes art, trivia, and anecdotes.
Pastor Shoemaker's parents both died in a devastating train crash when they
were on their way to visit him at the Bible ... Pastor Shoemaker then responded, "
For a very long time I have been extremely attracted to you and if I wasn't married I'd ...
“I needed to get away. I'm sorry I didn't tell anyone.” Eric sighed. “I had to go.” “ You scared us, Mother Webb. We really thought something happened to you. I should call Pastor Arnold and let him know you're okay.” Eric didn't even know
Author: Paul Bailey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
'Superhero Syndrome' is a heroic romantic horror that is centered in Freeport, New York. A village on the south shore of Long Island. Robert Smith, a 27 year old man who works behind the customer service counter of a local grocery store 'Cheep prices' is immensely depressed of his life. Although he passionately hates his job, after 8 years he still could not find the motivation to get up, search for better opportunity, and leave. He was trapped, and he knew that he only had himself to blame. As a result it was a direct link to his failing love life, or more appropriate non existent. Robert's life changes when he meets Destiny Williams, a middle aged beautiful customer who unexpectedly shows interest in him beyond a friendship. Initially everything about her is perfect as he gets the privilege to know her more as a person. Finally a girlfriend in his life after over a year layoff. She was too good to be true until...the day they shared the ultimate moment of intimacy with each other. Instantly he became very ill, near to death. It took him a few days to recover, but when he did he realized that it was not just a simple recovery, it was much more. All of a sudden he now possessed a series of mysterious supernatural abilities that leads him to a new friend that becomes his biggest inspiration, and also him learning that Destiny is not a ordinary woman. While experimenting, and using his abilities for his own entertainment, Robert quickly learns that his gifts are not only for play when his youngest brother Carter is endangered, followed by a string of unfortunate events that ultimately hits the White House. Not only must he protect his family, but he also takes it upon himself to save America from an immoral Eric Webb aka Jinteen, the former defamed governor of New York State, who uses his empire of followers, 'Eye for an eye' to overthrow the United States government. Exploring Destiny's dark past Robert learns that he's part of an intricate love triangle, and it's up to him to determine the fate. In his journey to prevent 'Eye for an eye' from spreading across the globe Robert learns the hard way that "you can't be a superhero to others until you become a superhero to yourself'."
We Wear Tights So You Won't Have To Mike McMullen. “Hmmm...skateboard,”
the old ... “I don't know when it got on there, but I think it was when the Mexican
boys was in town a year or so ago,” the pastor says. I cringe a little at the
Author: Mike McMullen
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Evildoers, Take Heed! Justice has a new face, and it wears a mask. Who are we talking about? Ordinary folk like Mike McMullen, a.k.a. The Amazing Whitebread, who become something entirely new and occasionally borderline pathological: Real-Life Superheroes (RLSHs). "Being a singing superheroine is a way for me to not only pay the bills, it also helps me give the baddies such a headache." --Danger Woman Complete with costumes and all the gadgetry they can afford from selling old copies of Action Comics on eBay, RLSHs dish out their own brand of justice--while criminals go about their business and law enforcers roll their eyes. "Me and Shadowhare were walking past a bank and we stopped to make a phone call. As soon as we started walking away, the police came up and said, 'Do you know why we stopped you? Because you guys are wearing masks standing in front of a bank.'" --Mr. Xtreme McMullen spans the country, coach class, seeking to develop his own RLSH identity and address such weighty issues as: Sidekicks: Faithful wards or CPS bait? Bad Guys: Where the hell are they all hiding? Super-tights: How snug is too snug? So don your mask, suck in your gut, and join us. "Hey, you're with a superhero. . .what could go wrong?" --Geist, the Emerald Cowboy Michael McMullen, a.k.a. The Amazing Whitebread, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree in history and philosophy, and subsequently took the only employment option open to someone with the resultant lack of marketable skills: government service. He's worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice for just over a decade and currently lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife, Lauren, and their children, Grant and Gracie. His hobbies include aspiring to get some woodworking done, thinking about learning a musical instrument, and trying to get interested in any computer game other than Text Twist. He has had short pieces published in various science fiction/fantasy magazines and currently holds the record for "Worst-Kept Secret Identity."
My fellow pastors, I hate to tell you this, but you are not a superhero. You are an
ordinary person with an extraordinary ... They went out two by two and “
proclaimed that people should repent” (v. 12); “they cast out many demons and
Author: Jason Helopoulos
Publisher: Baker Books
Most seminary graduates will begin their ministries with plenty of important head knowledge to share--but with a deficit of some of the most practical aspects of doing ministry, such as - which ministry role most suits them - how to start out strong at a new church - persevering during difficult seasons of ministry - leading meetings and delegating tasks - safeguarding their family - fighting discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment - navigating special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals - and much more Through his hard-won wisdom, Jason Helopoulos comes alongside new pastors as a trusted friend and mentor, ready to guide them through their first years of ministry with intelligence and compassion.
White, college ruled line paper, empty, 6x9 inches, 108 pages, matte-finished cover. Families will enjoy this Christian Journal student notebook! Get this Faith journal for yourself or give it as a birthday, Christmas or holiday gift to family and friends.
Author: Pastor Paul D. Stevens D. MinPublish On: 2012-04
Practical Principles You Won't Learn in Seminary Pastor Paul D. Stevens D. Min.
Third John 2 makes it clear that the Lord wants us to have balance in our lives.
So many pastor ... You are not Superman, or some other superhero. You are ...
Author: Pastor Paul D. Stevens D. Min
Seminary plays a crucial role in the lives of ministers, pastors, and lay leaders. But seminary cannot teach you the real life, day to day, practical experiences and operation of leading God's people. In this book we will look at some practical principles a pastor will not learn in seminary. Many pastors are in for a rude awakening when they are called to their pastorate. They enter the job with excitement and zeal, only to be later frustrated by the everyday duties a pastor must deal with. This book will cover everything from understanding your call, how to handle criticism, do you and your church make a good fit, leading church meetings, to knowing when your assignment is over. We will discuss how to plan a construction project, dealing with ministry and staff betrayal, finding a mentor, the power of preaching the Word and spending time with the Lord in prayer. ( i will add a small photo of myself)
“Hey, you've got a boy bear. You didn't want to make a special princess bear?
What kind of bear are you making?” She looked up at me and said, “I'm making a Pastor Matthew Superhero Bear.” I started tearing up, right in front of her, and told
Author: Matthew Barnett
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
You were created for something amazing—and it’s time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life instead. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life—The Cause within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.
Would the super heroes sink , disappear in a blink , ahhh ... , for a moment just
think ? ... -While the preacher's sins are on the evening news , and you see your
sports hero don't even where his endorsed ... I never saw a Super Hero have
another walk on water or have the power to heal , and cause the weak to live with
Fundamentalism Today Survival Making It from Week to Week in the Ministry S A pastor performs by Edward G. Dobson what is really important and what is not . I
... What guidelines do we use have about one hour to relax . When I ... loved , the
balls in the air he is the hero - super must be a person of the Word and prayer .
The Wagners are a superhero family dynasty who have always protected the city of Coreopolis.
Author: Stephen Altrogge
The Wagners are a superhero family dynasty who have always protected the city of Coreopolis. The grandpa, John Utticus Wagner, is revered in the superhero community. He's consistently invited to speak at superhero symposiums, has dined with the President, and has a sterling reputation as a model superhero. Every young superhero wants to be like John Utticus Wagner. Unfortunately, John's son, Orville Wagner, is not the man his father is. He's a terrible klutz who always manages to create disasters, like derailing subway trains and accidentally injuring innocent bystanders. Orville is mocked in the superhero community, and the family's once sterling reputation is tarnished. They no longer are seen as the protectors of Coreopolis. They are the laughingstock of the city. When a new super villian starts terrorizing Coreopolis, it's up to John, Orville, and Orville's son, John II, to stop the villain and restore the family's honor. The question is, can an old man, a klutz, and boy stop a maniacal super villain?
congregation who is a strong leader can say , “ Whatever assignment Rev. ... He is , and needs to be , super - human . ... The Pastor as Benevolent Patriarch As
well as being admired and respected as hero , it is also clear from interviews and
Author: Katie Day
Publisher: University Press of Amer
In Prelude to Struggle, Katie Day analyzes the findings of a three-year study of the African American churches in North Philadelphia, the most impoverished section of the city. All of these congregations were engaged in significant community economic development projects, yet pursued their common goals through two distinct strategic approaches. Five of the churches joined a citywide community organizing coalition while the others stayed within the traditional entrepreneurial paradigm. Day argues that whether an urban African American congregation utilizes the more grassroots, confrontational tactics and structural change orientation of community organizing, or relies on the traditional model of the entrepreneurial pastor, the choice of strategy is not related to either congregational factors or pastoral leadership considered in isolation.
The Authority will be what I'm calling a "widescreen" superhero comic; Bryan
Hitch and myself making the superhero team concept go properly nuts. ...
Formats and content need to begin changing, both to support the dying direct-
sales comic store, and to breach other retail avenues such ... Warren: I regularly
purchase Preacher, The Invisibles, Berlin, Acme Novelty Library, Channel Zero,
Spirit: the New ...
Author: Alex G. Malloy
Publisher: Antique Trader
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Featuring more than 35,000 updated prices, this easy-to-use guide covers all the new titles in the rapidly expanding comics market. 600 illustrations.
Answer: A Baptist minister. Author Chris Whaley, Southern Baptist minister and former professional wrestler, in his book The Masked Saint, brings to life a new Christian superhero. Rev. Chris Samuels becomes The Masked Saint.
Author: Chris Whaley
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Who is the last person you would expect to be a super hero? Answer: A Baptist minister. Author Chris Whaley, Southern Baptist minister and former professional wrestler, in his book The Masked Saint, brings to life a new Christian superhero. Rev. Chris Samuels becomes The Masked Saint. He is inspired by childhood friend, Miss Edna, a little black lady who inspires him to help those who cant help themselves. Your heart will be greatly encouraged by her wisdom and his might. Theres not another novel like The Masked Saint!
BY LEE SYKES Through Bible study with Pastor Ken , I caught glimpses of When I think of Southside community Church in ... So much of my life has taken place
there - all burning passion within me , making me want to help in the space of two
years . ... Through the love shown to me , I saw Jesus as a real person Lee Sykes
is studying theology at Avondale College , rather than this “ superhero ” that ...
You may be surprised to leam one thing they have in common : They do the little
things well . ... A well - motivated , carefully - trained group of lay leaders turns
Average Joe Pastor into Super Pastor . ... as it does with heroism ; that Super
Man was flawed Nazi philosophy before he became an American comic book hero .
Think of an abscess , which continues to fester until finally you become aware of
it and go to a doctor to have it lanced — to release the ... w wwww OND 0
Perseverance Pays Off Unless you ' re a superhero , you may be feeling a bit
discouraged — and that ' s perfectly normal . ... Pick up the phone and call your pastor ( if you don ' t have one , find a Bible - believing church and call the church
office ) to ...
Author: Walter L. Larimore
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
A guide to health maintenance from a whole-person perspective considers health of the body, mind, and spirit, offering advice on how to make sense of contradictory media information, understand the link between mental and physical health, and recruit support during illness.
What will happen when big city problems meet a small town church, and will Preacherman survive the scandal?The Adventures of Preacherman is a fun romp though a week in the life of a not-so-super superhero.
Author: Steve Goad
Spam is being stolen in broad daylight from food pantries, and the police seem uninterested in finding the mysterious homeless man who is a suspect. Meanwhile, in Pine Creek, the people are worrying about Misty Spritzer's wedding to an unknown stranger, sick cow dogs, and a preacher who might be too interested in the goings on in Houston.Can Rev. John Q. Smith, a.k.a. Preacherman, find Houston's Spam-stealing, fire-starting drifter, keeping his anonymity and avoid the social fall out all in time to prepare for Sunday's sermon? What will happen when big city problems meet a small town church, and will Preacherman survive the scandal?The Adventures of Preacherman is a fun romp though a week in the life of a not-so-super superhero.
You will want to give a copy of this book to your children, grandchildren, and local school teacher, as well as your legislator. Most importantly, your pastor and church friends will need this book as it is a call to action.
Author: Rosie Avila
Republicans do not understand the problems and Democrats do not understand the solutions. Is it any wonder that America is in crisis? The good news is that we can quickly restore America. This book provides the winning plan. America Needs A Superhero is a fun, quick read, full of inspiring stories from Rosie's experience as an elected school board member, candidate for Congress and her work in the inner city. You will want to give a copy of this book to your children, grandchildren, and local school teacher, as well as your legislator. Most importantly, your pastor and church friends will need this book as it is a call to action. We all need to find out what happened to America and what we need to do in this critical hour!