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 ...
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.
“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'."
'You people should practice what you preach. Slothfulness preacher ... You do
not greet your pastor by calling him a sloth sir.' 'You're not a ... The accused preacher stopped in his tracks and turned to the grinning superhero. He held his
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."
Every request, demand, email, phone call, and meeting you agree to requires
saying no to something else. We have only ... Give them the right to confront you
at any time if they think that you have stumbled into a superhero complex. We can
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.
“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.
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.
A Youth Pastor's Last Words to His Students Jon Morrison. Cam also keeps me
humble. One night ... I had a defining moment come one afternoon while
watching the epic superhero sequel, Spiderman 295. It came in the scene just
after Peter ...
Author: Jon Morrison
What are you going to do after high school? What is the purpose of my existence on earth? How come people never achieve their dreams? Does God have anything to say about my life? There are so many questions that a young graduate must answer. They could use a little help figuring it out.
As a young man, I served for fourteen years as both a volunteer and salaried staff
member at a large church in central Oregon. W/hile this was ... Qn October 1, I
hung up the clothes of an average ]oe and donned my superhero cape as jzmior /
Jzgglryozrtlr pastor of Westside Church! From now on I ... I believed that if I could have pastor in front of my name, then I had purpose, meaning, and a life fulfilled.
Author: Troy Meeder
“What is happening to my life?” Have you ever honestly asked yourself that question? As young boys, we dreamed of being pilots, firefighters, doctors, and cowboys. Now we’re older, with a wonderful wife and kids, as well as a mortgage, a minivan, and a fulfilling but not-so-glamorous job. What happened? All the dreams that once inspired us have evaporated into traffic jams, computer screens, bills, and deadlines. Why is life so ordinary? If you think your life is nothing special, take a look at it through God’s eyes. The revealing truth is that God chooses “ordinary,” faithful men to do His most important work—regular guys like Peter the fisherman, David the shepherd, Stephen the waiter, Gideon the farmer, Paul the tentmaker, and even Jesus the carpenter. In this engaging book, Troy Meeder blends stories about biblical characters and contemporary men to show that an “average-Joe” life, an “ordinary” existence, shapes a man’s integrity, moral stability, resolve, and strength. The world desperately needs an army of “average Joes.” Like you. “Troy Meeder’s heart-felt accounts from both his own personal experience and those of friends and family touch a raw nerve in your soul…. Average Joe reminds us that living a life focused on faith, family, and friends is what makes a man exceptional.” —Rick Wiggers, average Joe and account manager Includes a study guide for use by men’s groups. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Black Panther is pretty geeky too, the smartest superhero ever,” I remind my
friend. This year Mom ... I want to play the part of a king, genius, and superhero
all in one. And the ... Our pastor, Dontae's father, says prayer can work wonders. I
Author: Barbara Binns
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander, a poignant and timely novel about race, class, and second chances. Ever since T’Shawn’s dad died, his mother has been struggling to keep the family afloat. So when he’s offered a spot on a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club, he knows that joining would only add another bill to the pile. But T studies hard and never gets into trouble, so he thinks his mom might be willing to bear the cost… until he finds out that his older brother, Lamont, is getting released early from prison. Luckily, T’Shawn is given a scholarship, and he can put all his frustration into diving practices. But when criminal activity increases in the neighborhood and people begin to suspect Lamont, T’Shawn begins to worry that maybe his brother hasn’t left his criminal past behind after all. And he struggles to hold on to the hope that they can put the broken pieces of their damaged relationship back together.
If the home setting is more relaxed, they might have a corner of a room or a den
set up as a lowrent superhero HQ, ... book counterparts—they seek advice from
people they've shared their secret with: martial arts instructors, pastors, reporters,
Author: Tea Krulos
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Social Science
On a frigid March night, journalist Tea Krulos shivered in a Milwaukee park, waiting for a masked crimefighter. Finally the Watchman arrived, not in a Batmobile or swinging from a web shooter, but driving a tan, four-door Pontiac. He was in costume, of course—a trenchcoat, motorcycle gloves, army boots, a domino mask, and a red hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with a “W” logo. The two had spoken before on the phone, but never face-to-mask. By the end of the interview, Krulos wasn’t sure if the Watchman was delightfully eccentric or completely crazy. But he was going to find out. Heroes in the Night traces Krulos’s journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic-book style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice—helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patroling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies. But by night, only the Shadow knows. Well, the Shadow and Tea Krulos. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego and Minneapolis, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. Heroes in the Night profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well. Tea Krulos is a freelance journalist and creator of the blog “Heroes in the Night.” He lives in Arcadia, Florida.
Author: Andria Stennis-HudsonPublish On: 2013-04-01
Additionally, you may want to seek spiritual advice from your pastor regarding
any issues to receive the help and assistance that you need to be made whole. I
can't begin to tell ... I'd like to compare it to a superhero character. Clark Kent was
“You need to learn to keep your hands to yourself. ... I don't know if you've ever
seen the Incredible Hulk, but mild-mannered Pastor Joel had a little of the Hulk
going on that ... Then, all of a sudden I underwent this superhero transformation.
Author: Joel Osteen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With this devotional, Joel offers 90 days of thought-provoking messages, words of encouragement and valuable scripture that emphasize the lessons of It's Your Time. This specially selected collection of biblical passages illuminates different points of Joel's messages and is designed to inspire you to seize all of the opportunities that God can provide. Joel draws upon personal anecdotes to illustrate the passages of scripture, and illustrates how he and others have used found ways to take control of their lives and deepen their relationship with God. As you incorporate Joel's easy-to-grasp concepts into your life, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more God has in store for you and how quickly you become able to seize your moment!
Hero. M. any people, young and old, are searching for someone to look up to,
believe in, and trust. There is nothing wrong with ... role model to help inspire you
, like a child choosing his or her favorite superhero, the hero that can do the
impossible and the incredible. ... We all have our weaknesses and strengths as
humans; this is nothing new to the Creator. ... They include presidents, governors,
mayors, senators, pastors, counselors, parents, teachers, mentors, brothers,
sisters, aunts, ...
Author: Rebekah Powell
This book details the beauty of the simplicity for developing a closer and deeper relationship with God. The Invincible God will empower you as to who God is and who you were created to be regardless of your past or present situation. This book gives you the reality of how special it is to have a personal relationship with the true living God that can see, hear, speak, defend, heal, deliver, and have a sense of humor. The Invincible God will reveal how the living God will deliver and defend all who will reach out to Him and trust in Him. The Invincible God is unconquerable and undefeatable, but are you ready to believe and trust in Him? The purpose of this book is to express the heart and mind of God. He desires for all to know Him as the invincible God that He is. He searches for those who will believe in Him, trust in Him and worship Him. He takes pleasure in our faith in Him. To have faith in God means we have confidence in Him to be who He say He is.
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
Now we don't have to think about the youth ministry any more until these two quit.
... the one below so that they are reassured they are not going to be left in the
lurch by some superhero youth pastor who only drops in dramatically in a
Author: Duffy Robbins
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Youth ministry veteran and bestselling author, Duffy Robbins, offers an updated and revised edition of his book about the important, behind-the-scenes mechaincs of youth ministry. The tasks of budgeting, decision-making, time management, team ministry, staff relationships, conflict resolution, working with parents, and a range of other issues, are the things that keep a ministry together and functioning well. Nobody gets into youth ministry because they want to think about these things; but a lot of people get out of youth ministry because they didn’t think about them. All youth workers—whether paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time—will find Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts to be a thoughtful, fun, practical guide to youth ministry administration.
When he brings you to submit he has given you his grace . Submission to ... I
prayed the Lord to give me many souls , and I believe I shall have them this
morning . I feel sure of it . ... William West , the Veteran Sunday School Super
Notices of Books . intendent . By Vernon J. ... John Knox - Reformer and Hero . By
G. Holden ...
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 .
I'm so grateful for the “relay team” that has taught me all I know about mentorship:
Rick Murphy,Steve Burgason,Campbell Forlong, Steve ... I must also
acknowledge our elders and pastors who have modeled the principles in this
book, especially my team members at Fellowship ... In helping with my part of the
writing, my superhero/assistant Barb Alderson was extremely helpful, as was
Author: Rowland Forman
The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. If you’re a pastor, team leader, staff member, or board member, you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. But what can you do about it?More than you’ve ever imagined. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. More and more churches are adopting it, and no wonder—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. Rather, starting with Jesus and his apostles, it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. That same approach can help ensure your own church is never at a loss for dependable men and women to enter the leadership race with wisdom, vision and passion.Drawing on the field-tested expertise of the Center for Church Based Training, The Leadership Baton will help you get the leaders you need up and running, developing leadership qualities they can in turn hand off to other up-and-coming leaders. Part 1 casts a vision for church-based leadership training—not merely a program, but a leadership development culture based on biblical and historical foundations. Part 2 presents a whole-life approach to leadership development that is wisdom-based (through courses), relationship-based (through the church community), and personal (through mentoring). Part 3 describes a comprehensive plan for leadership development, then breaks it down to target the needs of governing boards, emerging leaders, pastoral staffs, and interns. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book concludes with two appendices, including a self-inventory for church leaders to help them assess their personal strengths and weak areas that need development. Put the principles in The Leadership Baton to work with patience, and in time your church will never lack the right people at the right time to help it fulfill its kingdom mission.