Here is what we have read and highly recommend to anyone else:
Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel, and Bill Hybels
This is a proven course designed to equip believers for effective evangelism in today's world. It avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christian's. Instead it shows ordinary believers how they can share the Gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them.
Network, by Bruce Bugbee and Don Cousins
Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving the body of Christ.
This was very informative as it goes even further than the typical spiritual gifts survey and much more into the understanding of what makes you successful in ministry.
Good Sense, by Dick Towner & John Tofilon
Good $ense can help relieve the crushing stress and anxiety caused by consumer debt, restore marriages torn by conflict over money, heal wounded self-esteem and shattered confidence resulting from poor financial decisions, and remove stumbling blocks to spiritual growth.
Good $ense helps people to discover tools and develop skills that enable them to control their finances rather than allowing their finances to control them.
People receive practical help and guidance to:
-Prioritize financial goals
- Develop a personalized spending plan
-Identify action steps to reduce expense
-Reduce debt . . . and much more
More than just a learning experience about budgets and finances, this course enables participants to reflect on their relationship to money and how it impacts their relationship to God.
No matter what their circumstances--financial crisis or abundance--Good $ense can help everyone ...
-Discover how to become a diligent earner, generous giver, wise saver, cautious debtor, and prudent consumer.
-Learn how to resist the pull of the culture and draw closer to the mind and heart of God
-Experience the joy of becoming financially faithful.
Hope you have the opportunity some day to take one of these classes or read one of these books. They are so good!