FreshMinistry
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FreshMinistry, which features the writings of Jim L. Wilson, began in 1999 toprovide resources to Ministry Leaders. Jim's Bio.

Books authored by  Jim L. Wilson

Soul Shaping: Disciplines that Conform you to the Image of Christ
Do you want to have intimacy with God, live a focused life, have hope, be connected with others and  devote your life to serving God?  The spiritual disciples you will encounter in this book can help you reach those goals

The first edition was published by LifeWay as the 2010 doctrinal study for Southern Baptist churches. The second edition is now available from:
 

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Future Church:  Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age.  Some churches criticize culture, others adapt to it, attempting to be culturally relevant, Future Churches don't do either of those things—they leverage culture to the gospel's advantage.  In Future Church, Jim Wilson presents 7 Fulcrum Points that will give churches real leverage in today's culture.  These 7 Fulcrum Points are illustrated in real-life settings, as Wilson takes us on visits to churches that are utilizing them. This is the way of ministry in a post-seeker age. This is Future Church! 
 
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Fresh Sermons contains hundreds of high quality sermons by Dr. James L. Wilson, fully integrated into Logos Bible Software. Wilson’s sermons have appeared in numerous magazines and have been featured in the 2007 edition of America’s Favorite Sermons. These sermons can assist preachers in their sermon preparation tasks. Use them as idea starters or use their structure to help shape your own ideas.

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Fresh Sermons The most powerful way to connect with today's audiences is with Fresh Sermons. Not the same old, stale, worn out stories, but fresh ones. This six-volume collection features nearly 300 Fresh Sermons to use and apply to preaching and teaching ministry.

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How to Write Narrative Sermons--Learn how to use the power of the story to awaken the imagination of postmodern audiences and teach them the powerful truths of the Bible in a form they can easily follow---that they'll want to follow.  This 129-page ebook explains the concept and includes examples and instructions on writing 5 different types of narrative sermons.  It also shows how to design organic worship services to help non-linear, visual thinkers connect with their Creator.  $9.99. 

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300 Illustrations for Preachers In this book you’ll find 300 of the best illustrations Jim L. Wilson has contributed to Sermons.Logos.com. A veteran pastor and homiletics professor, Wilson knows how to connect with a congregation in a fresh way. With the help of these illustrations, you can too.

The illustrations in this book are edited for maximum storytelling effect and tagged with preaching themes and Scripture references, making them easy to find in Logos. With 300 Illustrations for Preachers, you’ll no longer need to comb through multiple books looking for an appropriate illustration. Each illustration is tagged with multiple topics, making it easier than ever to find the right words.

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Illustrations are also available online.

1000 Fresh Sermon Illustrations
The most powerful way to connect with today's audiences is with Fresh Illustrations. Not the same old, stale, worn out stories, but fresh ones. The best illustrations are about recognizable names, places or events and are fresh! This collection features over 1000 Fresh Illustrations to use and apply to preaching and teaching ministry.

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Illustrations are also available online.

More Fresh Illustrations. The most powerful way to connect with today's audiences is with fresh illustrations. The best illustrations are about recognizable names, places or events that are fresh! This collection, More Fresh Illustrations, features over 500 illustrations to use and apply to preaching and teaching ministry.

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Illustrations are also available online

Fresh Start Devotionals contains hundreds of devotions written by noted pastor and author Dr. James L. Wilson. Wilson’s devotions are thoughtful, concise, and to the point, helping you see your daily experiences through the lens of God’s Word. Topics include evangelism, compassion, friendship, renewal, prayer, and hundreds more.

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Devotionals are also available online

Books Jim L. Wilson provided Editorial Services for

Shattered Dreams

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Grown Men Do Cry
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Parakaleo: The Heart of Deacon Ministry

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Books co-authored or contain a chapter by Jim L. Wilson

The Church Worker's Answer Book
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America's Favorite Sermons
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Stories for the Spirit-Filled Believer

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The Boomerang Mandate: Returning the Ministry to the People of God

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Transformations

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Jim L. Wilson started preaching when he was 17 and became a pastor when he was 18. 

Today, he is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and an Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches Leadership and Preaching Seminars to DMin Candidates. 

Wilson is an award winning writer with hundreds of  pieces in print in 60+ publications including some published by Christianity Today, Int., Focus on the Family, and Lifeway Christian Resources.

His sermons and sermon illustrations appear in Bible Software programs like WordSearch and Logos.


 

 


 

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