April 11, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
Church leaders need help finding the best resources as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Ministers build libraries not as a hobby but to have the right tools in hand when needed. Elders, deacons and ministry leaders may not acquire big collections but still often need help finding the best titles on various subjects.
Often, however, it is difficult to find the right tool. With so many books in print, how do you choose the best one? How does this one compare to that one? Is there a guide? Also, time is at a premium. It may take hours to read through the online reviews, and Amazon’s recommendations may be unrelated to your needs. What about expense? If you find the right text, where is the best deal?
That is why Dr. Carlus Gupton, adjunct professor at HST, prepared LifeandLeadership.com.
WHAT IS LIFEANDLEADERSHIP.COM?
LifeandLeadership.com is an annotated, interactive guide to church leadership resources. More than 100 ministry resource guides are organized by topic. Each guide contains a categorized menu of books and resources, often in recommended order, with thumbnail descriptions and links to separate book pages for each title. Each book Living and Leading page features a summary and comparison to similar resources, followed by the publisher’s information and author biography. It displays a picture of the book and direct links to several online bookstores for comparison shopping. The book pages are also cross-referenced to related resources.
LifeandLeadership.com is not a blog on the latest and greatest titles. It is current and, in most cases, will list the newer books. The purpose is not so much to feature new books as to categorize them for honest comparison with others on the same subjects. Also, the site does not review in the technical sense. It briefly summarizes and reflects on the practical benefit of each title. Finally, the site is not the final answer to every church leadership need.
Gupton says, “I do not have all the answers, but I am good at knowing where to go for what. The site puts this information into a usable format. If it helps leaders to be more effective and confident, it serves its purpose.”
How to Use LifeandLeadership.com (detailed instructions): http://www.lifeandleadership.com/how-to-use-the-site
Videos on Using LifeandLeadership.com (including mobile use): http://www.lifeandleadership.com/how-to-usethe-site-video
This post is an abridged form of an article in the Winter 2013 issue of The Bridge, HST’s quarterly newsletter. You may read the full text of this and other articles and subscribe to The Bridge electronically here.
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November 15, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter
HST honored Dr. Bill Flatt for his lifetime of service at a dinner September 15 in Memphis. He served the school as registrar and dean from 1970 to 1999. As dean, he promoted new degrees as the foundation for our counseling program. You may see the video honoring Dr. Flatt on our Youtube channel.
To honor Dr. Flatt we have established the Flatt Ministry of Counseling Endowment. This fund will provide tuition grants for students seeking a degree in counseling and professional enrichment grants for counseling professors. Our goal is $100,000. If you have been blessed by Flatt and would like to honor him with a gift, you can send it by mail to HST, or you can make a gift online at HST.edu/gift.
If you or your church has been blessed by a faculty or staff member or one of our more than 1,100 graduates, you can make a gift in their honor to the Harding School of Theology Annual Scholarship Fund. Please consider adding HST to your financial planning. Harding University has arranged for you to benefit from the free services of PhilanthroCorp, a nationally known Christian firm. If you have any questions, please email Larry Arick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 901-432-7727.
May 17, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter
Some of our photos from Gradutaion 2012 are now available in our photo archives. Enjoy!
December 1, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter
The 2011 W. B. West, Jr., Lectures presented November 3-4 by the Student Association, are now online. Dr. George Guthrie spoke Thursday evening, graciously visited with faculty and students in an informal conversation Friday morning, and spoke in Chapel on Friday. Dr. Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and works closely with the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.