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
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.
One small action really can lead to giant steps for good. Based on the true account of a little boys embarrassing blunder, this inspirational story for all ages is a gentle reminder of Gods love, forgiveness, and mission for all of us.
Author: Rosemary Broadway
Many little boys yearn to be superheroes with powers that let them fight what is bad and work for what is good. One ordinary Sunday morning, one little boy is turned into a superhero for God—right before his grandmama’s eyes! During a children’s sermon in church, the little boy responds to a question the pastor asks about the way she is dressed by blurting out, “You aren’t wearing your feet!” Even as the little boy secretly wishes he could take back his words, the pastor is already thinking about all the times she has not worn her feet when she should have. She uses his words to create a powerful, important message to be sent to many people. Though he is unaware of it, the little boy is transformed into a superhero. One small action really can lead to giant steps for good. Based on the true account of a little boy’s embarrassing blunder, this inspirational story for all ages is a gentle reminder of God’s love, forgiveness, and mission for all of us.
“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'."
“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.
... linking them to behaviors-in-situation, identifying some more troubling thoughts
(e.g., “Nobody will like me,” “If I don't tidy up just right, ... and imagine himself
more in control (just like one of his martial arts heroes), a key skill for him to have
“superhero courage” to take on other challenges. ... The pastor and his wife (who
was also a social worker) understood immediately what was needed and made
Author: Thomas O'Hare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Within the context of the growing demands for ethical, legal, and fiscal accountability in psychosocial practices, Evidence-based practice for social workers: an interdisciplinary approach provides a coherent, comprehensive and useful resource for social workers and other human service professionals to help them: 1) conduct clinical assessments informed by current human behavior science; 2) implement interventions supported by current outcome research; and, 3) engage in evaluation as part of daily practice to ensure effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Rather than depicting evidence-based practice as a simple matching of diagnostic categories with intervention methods, the text encourages critical thinking and flexibility guided by best evidence in order to tailor evidence-based practices to individual client needs. The multidimensional and functional approach to assessment is designed to integrate the use of human behavior knowledge with an analysis of each client's unique experiences. Sample assessment/evaluation instruments (contributed by many leading experts) are provided to help practitioners better understand their use as both assessment and evaluation tools. Practice outcome research is summarized and "best practices" are described in considerable detail. Many case studies and sample treatment plans are provided to help the reader translate clinical research into everyday practice. Overall, EBPSW provides practitioners with a thoroughly researched yet practice-oriented resource for learning and implementing effective assessment, intervention and evaluation methods for a wide array of psychosocial disorders and problems-in-living in adults, children and families"--
“You need to learn to keep your hands to yourself. And you may not make a ... I
don't know if you've ever seen the Incredible Hulk, but mildmannered Pastor Joel
... Then, all of a sudden I underwent this superhero transformation. No, my shirt ...
Author: Joel Osteen
Publisher: Howard Books
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Better, Live Better and Fresh Start shows you how to fortify your faith, look for God’s favor, and give up control to Him so you can live your best life ever with these inspirational daily readings from his classic bestseller It’s Your Time. Turn every day into an opportunity for a better life with pastor and bestselling author Joel Osteen’s messages of hope and faith. With thought-provoking anecdotes, words of encouragement, and inspiring scripture, this 90-day devotional gives you new and exciting ways to incorporate the teachings of It’s Your Time into your life. Focusing on encouraging themes including belief, favor, restoration, and trust these messages of strength will help you rise above any circumstances so that you can fulfill God’s best plan for you. God does not want you to merely survive challenging times, He wants you to thrive. When you give your life over to Him, God will send opportunities your way so you can soar to new heights of fulfillment. Discover all this and more in this remarkable devotional. After all, it’s your time.
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.
The identification of the preacher with a special vocation , if not power , from the
divine is conducive to enlarging the symbol of leader to that of hero . He is , and
needs to be , super - human . He is uniquely God's agent for his people .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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!