Books

Spirit-Led Ministry in the Twenty-First Century

        This book is a comprehensive guide to competent Spirit-led ministry in the 21st century. Written for ministry students, seasoned pastors, and anyone dealing with a sense of calling, this is a one-volume handbook on Spirit-empowered ministry that expresses itself in word and deed - through preaching, teaching, healing and leadership. A pastor, chaplain and seminary professor who has trained people for ministry in multiple nations addresses the most important aspects of effective Christian ministry in these pages. Read this book to encounter biblically sound and theologically balanced information and transformational instruction. Understand how to discern, discover or reaffirm a call to ministry, seek the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, and develop excellence in contemporary ministry.


Spiritual Identity and Spirit-Empowered Life

        If you want to embark on a Spirit-led life of purpose, this biblically sound

yet easy-to-read new work by a respected voice in global Christianity

should hold pride of place on your bookshelf. Motivational and practical,

this book will resonate with a variety of faith communities and spiritual

backgrounds.


        Thomson K. Mathew’s unique model of spiritual identity contains three

dimensions, each comprising five components. A combination of real-life

stories and biblical support ensures comprehension of each aspect of spiritual 

identity, and reflection questions make this book perfect for either individual

or small group study over the course of three to four months. Get ready

to discover your identity, find your purpose, and exercise the power of the

Holy Spirit!

        International speaker and author Thomson K. Mathew is the professor of

pastoral care at Oral Roberts University. Among other books and articles,

his publications include Spirit-Led Ministry in the 21st Century and Ministry

between Miracles


What Will Your Tombstone Say?

        What does a healthy church look like? What are the qualities of a good Christian leader? Can you sustain church growth through pastoral care? How does one minister to people in pain? Does God use our weaknesses? How can one maintain a healthy family and a sound mind? And in the end, what will your tombstone say? These are some of the questions Thomson K. Mathew addresses in this volume. Written in plain language, this professor of pastoral care offers practical wisdom on a multitude of issues related to the church, ministry, healing, and Christian life. These issues are addressed from a biblical worldview and a global perspective. This collection of articles and essays by a pastor,chaplain, and dean of theology is sure to inform, challenge, and inspire the reader.


Ministry Between Miracles

Are you confident in the care you give to people who are hurting? This book by an experienced pastor, hospital chaplain and seminary professor will help you:

  • Develop your caring skills
  • Bring healing to people in pain
  • Enhance your God-given gifts for caregiving
  • Experience new success in helping people become whole.

In Ministry Between Miracles, Spirit-filled pastors, counselors, and lay caregivers will find fresh perspectives on:

  • Biblical concepts of caring and pastoral care
  • Spiritual diagnosis of people in pain and suffering
  • Avoiding dangerous mistakes

This book will help you to practice Spirit-led caregiving with excellent skills and maximum integrity. 


Ministry Research Simplified

        Assuming that the reader has little or no background in research and statistics, this volume presents important research concepts and methods in everyday language, illustrated by examples from the field of ministry. Major concepts from research methods used in education, nursing, and sociology are simplified for theological students and ministry researchers whose professional curriculum normally does not include research methods. The fact that the author has produced doctoral dissertations in ministry and education strengthens the book and makes it an important guide for Doctor of Ministry candidates pursuing quantitative research.