Tag Archives: Timothy Keller

The Leadership Journal Book Awards!

Dan KimballThe 2012 Leadership Journal book awards were recently announced. I was thrilled to see a good number of Zondervan ministry titles on the list. If you’ve not read these books, I hope you’ll give them a shot.

 Category: The Leader’s Inner Life 

Short List:

Category: The Leader’s Outer Life

Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian ChurchBest of the Best: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Timothy Keller 

Short List:

Center Church wins Christianity Today Book Award

Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian ChurchThe 2013 Book Awards from Christianity Today were recently announced. Timothy Keller’s Center Church won the award in the Church / Pastoral Leadership category. This book has been a major project for my publishing team here at Zondervan for a few years now. It’s also been a major joy to work on. The author and his group at Redeemer City to City are a wonderful group of people and they deserve a hearty “Congratulations!” for their work on this project. If you’re in ministry and you’ve not taken a look at it yet all I can say is that you’re missing out.

Congratulations to Tim Keller and the Redeemer team! Congrats to my colleagues here at Zondervan!

Timothy Keller video on Center Church and a book giveaway

Pastor Timothy Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian, NYC) recently gave a series of lectures on his book, Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your Cityto a group of pastors in New York City. The lectures were filmed are available on the Vimeo channel for Redeemer City to City.

Here is the first of the videos. It’s over a half an hour long. But, if you’re interested in creating a theological vision for your ministry that will focus on orthodox Christian theology, as well as a contextualization of that theology into your unique setting, this video is well-worth the half-hour investment.

Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian ChurchI’m giving away two copies of Center Church today. For your chance to win a free copy, leave a comment below that gives us some idea of the unique context in which you minister. What makes your town, village, city, or location unique? What challenges and opportunities does your local culture present to you?

Winners will be selected randomly on Friday morning and emailed.


Reformation Week – EBook Sale!

In celebration of Reformation Week we are discounting a number of our eBooks by leading reformed thinkers. Don’t miss this chance to load your e-reading device with excellent, inexpensive books!

Center Church by Tim Keller; $20.99 list, SALE $8.99 or less

Amazon.com; BN.com; ChristianBook.com


For the City by Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter;  $6.99 list, SALE $4.99 or less

Amazon.com; BN.com; ChristianBook.com


Gospel Coach by Scott Thomas and Tom Wood; $6.99 list, SALE $4.99 or less

Amazon.com; BN.com; ChristianBook.com


The Next Story by Tim Challies; $10.99 list, SALE $4.99 or less

Amazon.com; BN.com; ChristianBook.com

Serving the Good of Our City ‘Til it Hurts—A Ministry Challenge from Tim Keller’s Center Church

How is your church serving the good of your city? How are you in your ministry—pastoral, youth, small group—activating people to serve ‘til it hurts?

This summer was a lesson in the responsibility to live as a community in radical service and commitment to the common good of our community.

I pastor in one of the most beautiful places on the planet: Muskegon, Michigan. During the winter it looks like Candy Land. The Fall reminds me of a beautiful Van Gogh  landscape speckled with bright blotches of yellows, oranges, and reds. And the summer, oh the summer! Our lakeshore is ranked as one of the best in the country. We’re proud of our lakeshore with its crystal-clear water, dog-friendly clean beaches, and mile-high sand dunes. You could say it’s the centerpiece of our community, which is why we wanted to use it to serve our city.

When I started pastoring there in May, I thought it might be fun to serve the community with a family-friendly movie night. I have fond memories of enjoying such an outdoor experience on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. when I lived there, so I thought it could be fun to do something similar for Muskegon. Then I ran across Kerry.

She had an even more fabulous idea than mine: Let’s create a cinematic experience like none other right on the beaches of Muskegon. After winning a $500 mini-grant from a local foundation, Movies on the Beach Muskegon was born. And I just happened to run across her idea on Facebook, which set in motion a summer-long partnership that reached nearly 1,500 people!

Videos of The Gospel Coalition webcast with Timothy Keller

Last week I had the pleasure of attending The Gospel Coalition’s New England conference. Zondervan teamed up with TGC to put on a pre-conference webcast with Timothy Keller and special guests, Richard Lints & David Wells. Pastor Stephen Um was the MC of the event.

You can view all three pieces of the event (Keller’s talk, the panel discussion, the Q&A afterward) on YouTube. I’ve embedded them here. Also, check out the official site for this webcast at http://TheGospelCoalition.org/CenterChurch

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Here’s the panel discussion with Dr. Richard Lints and Dr. David Wells. They discuss a number of the concepts found in Center Church.

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We wrapped up the event by doing a little Q&A with the panel. To save time, we had people tweet their questions with the hashtags #TGCNE12 and #CenterChurch. I had the privilege of actually asking the questions into the microphone. It was fun!

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Free Webcast – Timothy Keller on Gospel Ministry

Today’s event begins at 3pm EDT.

Tweet questions for Tim Keller with hash tags #TGCNE12 and/or #CenterChurch

Watch live streaming video from zondervan at livestream.com
Learn more about Center Church at www.CenterChurch.com

Set the clock on your phone…a free live Webcast with Tim Keller this Friday at 3pm EDT

Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian ChurchTimothy Keller will be speaking on Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City this Friday at The Gospel Coalition’s regional conference in New England (TGCNE).

The event will include a discussion between Tim Keller, Richard Lints, and David Wells on contextualization and theological vision. If you’d like to ask Dr. Keller a question during the Q&A portion of the webcast tweet your questions with the hash tags #TGCNE12 and/or #CenterChurch.

You can watch the webcast at www.TheGospelCoalition.org/CenterChurch

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