Equipped for Every Good Work

Building a Gifts-Based Church

By Dan R. Dick, Barbara A. Dick

Equipped for Every Good Work

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  • ISBN: 9781610972406
  • Pages: 166
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

Equipped for Every Good Work

Building a Gifts-Based Church

By Dan R. Dick, Barbara A. Dick

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610972406
  • Pages: 166
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

All scripture is inspired by God . . . so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

Equipped for Every Good Work is a four-tool process that can help you discover and develop the spiritual gifts, spirituality types, interaction styles, and working preferences of each person in your congregation. Begun in 1988, the Profile of Congregational Leadership has been used in approximately two hundred different churches of seven denominations in settings of all shapes, sizes, locations, and racial-ethnic backgrounds.

Equipped for Every Good Work is not intended as a tool to help congregations assign members to jobs on committees, boards, councils, or task forces. Instead, it is a process of discovery and discussion of the gifts, graces, and abilities of the leadership core of a local congregation. It shifts the attention off of what we do and on to who we are as called, gifted, and empowered people of God.

Through self-exploration and discovery, each person can gain new insights about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, and the entire congregation can grow as a faith-forming spiritual community.

Leaders--A special website (equippedforeverygoodwork.wordpress.com) provides access to all the handouts, presentation materials, reference materials, and interpretive aids.

Contributors-

Dan R. Dick
Barbara A. Dick

Bio(s)-

Dan R. Dick is the originator of the "Profile of Congregational Leadership." An ordained pastor of The United Methodist Church serving in extension ministry as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Wisconsin Annual Conference, Dan is a nationally known speaker, teacher, and author of thirteen books on spirituality, stewardship, congregational development, research, and spiritual gifts discovery, and an advocate for a more loving, inclusive church for the 21st century and beyond. Dan is an avid reader, with a deep passion for biblical studies. His doctoral work was in extracanonical writings of the ante-nicene period, and his doctor of ministry work was in stewardship education. He has a love of research and critical thinking, and he continues to share his study and analysis of trends impacting The United Methodist Church through his popular blog, United Methodeviations (doroteos2.wordpress.com).

Barbara A. Dick is a freelance editor for religious publishers. Her editing projects include Newscope, The Wesley Study Bible, The Abingdon Worship Annual, The Abingdon Preaching Annual, Black Church Studies, The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner, and Prepare!, all from Abingdon Press, as well as Joy to the World and Haiti: Challenges and Hope for the Women's Division of The United Methodist Church. Barbara has written for the Upper Room Disciplines and completed work on new and revised United Methodist brochures on Communion, Baptism, Membership Vows, Grace, and others for The United Methodist Publishing House in 2010.

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