NEW ENGLAND BOOK RESOURCES
By New England Leaders Who Are Accelerating Evangelism
Church leaders have preached for generations that the church is not a building - the Church is people. But then every activity and ministry effort is building-reliant. Even outreach efforts are basically nothing more than gimmicks designed to get new people into the building. How can people actually be the Church when they are so busy going to the church? Stop thinking about church as a box.
Pastor Stephen Witmer lays out an integrated theological vision for small-place ministry. Filled with helpful information about small places and with stories and practical advice from his own ministry, Witmer's book offers a compelling, comprehensive vision for small-place ministry today. Jesus loves small places, and when we care deeply about them and invest in them over time, our ministry becomes a unique picture of the gospel―one that the world badly needs to see.
Peter lives in the Danbury area of Connecticut and here shares his story from the first diagnosis of cancer, through the next fifteen years of multiple diagnoses, repeated surgeries and twice being told by his doctors to "put your affairs in order." And yet Peter experiences peace, comfort and joy with suffering, and is using his experience to minister to hundreds of people walking this same difficult path.
Pat and Tammy McLeod
Pat and Tammy are CRU chaplains at Harvard and here share their difficult journey dealing with "ambiguous loss" after a football accident left their sixteen year old son, Zach, brain damaged and in need of constant physical care. This concept of loss, while not really losing their son, stressed their family, careers, ministries and marriage. They share their experience in the hope it will help many others suffering with ambiguous loss. We appreciate Tammy's service as an Association Director of Vision New England.
Dr. Ian Hutchinson
Dr. Hutchinson is professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT in Cambridge, speaks widely on issues of faith and science and is a valued Board member of Vision New England. In this book he answers the questions he most commonly hears from college students in is speaking engagements ... with the intelligence, respect and humility that should be the hallmarks of every Christian witness.
Ms. Clark is a former pastor who heeded God's call to be on the front lines in the fight against human trafficking. She leads Amirah New England and speaks widely on the horrors of human trafficking, and is a recognized national expert in the fight, working with government and church leaders to best minister to survivors. Here she shares her lessons learned that can be transferred to activism in your calling. Stephanie also serves as an Association Director of Vision New England.
Pastor Bob Leroe served 25 years as an Army Chaplain, retiring in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After his military retirement he moved to Saugus, Massachusetts where he served as Pastor of the Cliftondale Congregational Church for 17 years. He then served as Interim Pastor to three churches in Massachusetts. His involvement in the Mentored Ministry program of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, led him to share with aspiring clergy the
lessons learned in his military and civilian ministry. His e-book isn't a book about pastoral theology, but is based on it.