Item description for What a Body!: A Guide for Strengthening the Church - (Participant Manuals) by Mary H. Sayler & Robert H. Sayler...
Overview What A Body! by Mary Harwell Sayler will help you to plan, host, and participate in an in-house church retreat where members of your congregation or parish come together to: Get closer to God and one another Give and hear brief talks based on relevant scripture Discover their own ministry gifts as promised in Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12 Discern ways to exercise these spiritual gifts to upbuild the Body of Christ With prayer, planning, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a What A Body! weekend can bring spiritual renewal to your church. To help the retreat go smoothly, this book includes a leader's manual with suggestions to adapt to your local congregation or parish. For example, you'll find a flexible schedule with ideas for: Preparing with prayer Selecting Team Members Planning meals and music Guiding speakers into developing their brief Bible-based talks Providing pertinent questions for discussions around each ""Family Table"" Encouraging fellowship and participation during the weekend Enouraging the use of God-given ministry gifts for ongoing ministries within your church In addition to the leader's guide, What A Body! includes a section for participants to take notes during the talks and jot down nudges from God. For small groups where an in-house church retreat is not yet possible, the book can also guide discussions in a Bible study group or adult Sunday School class. Older youth may be ready to discover their important part in the Body of Christ with the help of this book too. Give your congregation the gift of spiritual renewal with this complete guide for conducting an intensive weekend retreat. With these exercises, participants will ""build up"" the Body of Christ by learning how to discern, develop, and use their God-given gifts of ministry. The leader's manual provides all the instructions needed to effectively plan and run the program and the participant booklet is even flexible enough to use in adult study or Sunday school sessions. The leader's guide includes: A suggested schedule Session outlines Prayers Discussion questions Possible music Scripture references Meal plans Evaluation forms And much more What A Body by Mary Harwell Sayler is a Christian book that include topics such as church retreat, parish retreat, spiritual renewal, Body of Christ, Biblical studies, ministry gifts, church ministry, adult Sunday Scho
Publishers Description Give your congregation the gift of spiritual renewal with this complete guide for conducting an intensive weekend retreat. With these exercises, participants will "build up" the Body of Christ by learning how to discern, develop, and use their God-given gifts of ministry. The leader's manual provides all the instructions needed to effectively plan and run the program -- and the participant booklet is even flexible enough to use in adult study or Sunday school sessions. The leader's guide includes: * a suggested schedule * session outlines * prayers * discussion questions * possible music * scripture references * meal plans * evaluation forms ...and much more
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Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
Publisher CSS Publishing Company
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0788024507 ISBN13 9780788024504