The Church Needs A New Model

Author: Dennis C. Olson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449738524

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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While believers cry out for spiritual growth, Christianity is notably sliding in the direction of superficiality and confusion. Church leaders have a responsibility to meet that need. Jesus would call it “making disciples.” We need to have a plan that will work for the whole church. This book purposes to be such a plan.

A New Model of the Authentic Church

Author: Robert Fuggi

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973610957

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 2760


In American church culture, worldly benchmarks of achievement have all but blinded us to the true purpose of the body of Christ. A New Model of the Authentic Church may be one of the most significant books written on the American church in decades. It not only offers a scholarly analysis of the current state of the church, but provides practical solutions. The book offers a brilliantly well-developed model for how to make church work more effectively. If implemented, it would provide a much needed paradigm shift in how we do church in America. The books main contribution is that it provides a workable framework not only on how to birth new missionally minded churches, but how to reform existing ones back to the Authentic Church of the gospels. If its principles are taken and applied, the book could alter the landscape of the American church, which will be a breath of fresh theological air to a church that has lost its way in the new millennium. The purpose of this book is not to just challenge and change the status quo; its goal is to bring a real, lasting transformation to how we do church. The aspiration in writing this book is for it to be seen and read not just as a critical assessment of the condition of the American church, but as a practical blueprint that will provide much renewed hope and purpose to the contemporary American church, the bride of Christ.

A New Model of School Discipline

Author: David R. Dupper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019045217X

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4734


Mounting evidence shows that zero-tolerance policies, suspensions, and restrictive security policies fail to improve school safety and student behaviors, and are linked with increased risk of dropping out. Minority students are suspended at disproportionate rates, and over a million cases of corporal punishment are reported each year. Against this dismal backdrop, David Dupper presents a transformative new model of school discipline that is preventive, proactive, and relationship-based. Unlike traditional punitive and exclusionary practices, the model developed in this Workshop volume focuses on enhancing students' connection to school through building relationships and bolstering social skills. Drawing on the latest research about what works, and what doesn't, this highly practical guide catalogs an array of proven and promising practices designed to engage, instead of exclude, students. Rather than illustrate a one-size-fits-all approach, it guides practitioners and administrators in identifying their school's unique needs and selecting appropriate strategies for use at the universal, targeted, and remedial levels. A five-step strategic planning model helps schools transition toward a holistic, relationship-based approach to discipline. Boxes, bullets, evidence summaries, and practice tips make this an accessible, forward-thinking resource for school personnel seeking to engage students and reduce behavior problems in the most effective, pragmatic, and cost-efficient manner possible.

A New Model of Socialism

Author: Bruno Jossa

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788117832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8857


Economic democracy is essential for creating a truly democratic political sphere. This engaging book uses Marxist theory to hypothesise that capitalism is not a democratic system, and that a modern socialist system of producer cooperatives and democratically managed enterprises is urgently needed. A New Model of Socialism focuses on the current crisis of the political Left, a result of the collapse of the Soviet model of society and the decline of statism and kingship. Bruno Jossa expands on existing theories to explore Marx's notions on economic democracy in a modern setting. He advocates a move away from the centralised planning form of economic socialism towards a self-management system for firms that does not prioritise the interests of one class over another, in order to achieve greater economic democracy. It is argued that the establishment of such a system of democratic firms is the precondition for reducing intervention in the economy, thus enabling the State to perform its ultimate function of serving the public interest. This timely book is ideal for advanced scholars of Marxist, radical and heterodox economic theory, as well as academics with an interest in the rise of socialism in our modern world. Indeed, it will also be of value to all those seeking a viable and practical alternative to existing capitalist and socialist thinking.

A New Model of Capital Asset Prices

Author: James W. Kolari,Wei Liu,Jianhua Z. Huang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030651975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 2018


This book proposes a new capital asset pricing model dubbed the ZCAPM that outperforms other popular models in empirical tests using US stock returns. The ZCAPM is derived from Fischer Black’s well-known zero-beta CAPM, itself a more general form of the famous capital asset pricing model (CAPM) by 1990 Nobel Laureate William Sharpe and others. It is widely accepted that the CAPM has failed in its theoretical relation between market beta risk and average stock returns, as numerous studies have shown that it does not work in the real world with empirical stock return data. The upshot of the CAPM’s failure is that many new factors have been proposed by researchers. However, the number of factors proposed by authors has steadily increased into the hundreds over the past three decades. This new ZCAPM is a path-breaking asset pricing model that is shown to outperform popular models currently in practice in finance across different test assets and time periods. Since asset pricing is central to the field of finance, it can be broadly employed across many areas, including investment analysis, cost of equity analyses, valuation, corporate decision making, pension portfolio management, etc. The ZCAPM represents a revolution in finance that proves the CAPM as conceived by Sharpe and others is alive and well in a new form, and will certainly be of interest to academics, researchers, students, and professionals of finance, investing, and economics.

A New Model of Political Reasoning

Author: Kanzhen Li

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9813348038

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 8858


Why politics and international relations “seem” to be driven by power/strategies in some conditions but “seem” to be attached to values/beliefs in other situations? Based on findings in (political) psychology and international relations, the book builds a new political reasoning model: a two-layered motivation-heuristic complex. The model grasps the internal mechanism that drives the co-existent and dynamic relationship between material and ideational considerations in making political choices/phenomena diverse and evolving across situations and periods. Applied to the case of China and human rights, the model helps understand several questions that attract those who are interested in the topic: e.g., the roots and contents of strategic and conceptual factors that continuously influence China’s human rights idea/policies; if, why and how the strategy-ideational relationships in such idea/policies evolve across periods; and the role that China's national security condition and external pressure play during such evolving relationships.

A New Model of Religious Conversion

Author: Ines W. Jindra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900426650X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 940


A New Model of Religious Conversion highlights connections between converts' backgrounds and the religions they convert to. It also critiques the prevalent application of network theory and social constructivism to the study of conversion narratives, while making the case for the introduction of biographical sociology to American sociology.

A New Model for Balanced Growth and Convergence

Author: Ewald Nowotny,Peter Mooslechner,Doris Ritzberger-Grônwald

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782548173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 2265


This book will prove a thought-provoking read for academics, researchers and students in the fields of economics _ particularly international economics _ and finance, money and banking. Policy-makers and economists interested in European integration an

A New Model of Childcare Centres in Malaysia (UUM Press)

Author: Yaty Sulaiman

Publisher: UUM Press

ISBN: 9672486863

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

View: 5669


Malaysia’s childcare industry has expanded dramatically over the years. Because of the vital role that formal early childhood education plays, the number of childcare centres in Malaysia has steadily increased and will continue to rise in the future. The expansion and improvement of comprehensive early childhood care and development programmes and services, particularly for the most vulnerable and underprivileged children, is one of the fundamental components of Malaysian childhood education. A good quality childcare centre provides overwhelming effects on the children’s development, survival, and growth because of their childcare experiences gained based on the wise enrolment decision made by their parents. Furthermore, the quality of early childhood service and staff is a trademark of early childhood care and education programmes since the study on brain development has shown that the quality of childcare enhances children’s development. Therefore, it is believed that the quality of childcare nurtures healthy brain development in the first five years of development. Research has also shown that the quality of childcare contributes to successful later learning. The role of childcare employee is crucial in ensuring the development of children under their care. Studies showed that high job satisfaction among childcare employees contributed to a high level of commitment among them. Hence, the main objective of this book is to discuss a new standard of safety and quality assurance model of childcare to safeguard our future leaders or generations from receiving poor service. This book considers ways to increase and sustain a person’s mental health, to cope with child abuse crises, as guidance to foster self-control and to cope with aggression. It also highlights the ways to build social concern, kindness, and learning to value different cultures. This book is suitable for use by all university students for reference purposes in their daily learning. In addition, this book is also suitable to be read by all employers and employees of the childcare centres as well as parents who send their children to the childcare centres to be used as a guide in their daily child’s care and management. In other words, this book is suitable to be read by all communities for self-awareness.

Leading successful changes in your business: Peakmake – A new model combining change management and change leadership

Author: Edward Darnell

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

View: 579


This text begins with an intense study of how changes are viewed within a business from three points of view. This study involved surveys and interviews involving employees, managers, and leaders (or upper management). The information that resulted from these sources were compiled and analyzed. Then the various forms of change management and change leadership theories were explored to produce a new model to provide a successful means to achieve successful changes within the workplace. This new model combines effective forms of both change management and change leadership into a single comprehensive, adaptive, and simple pathway which can be used to eliminate employee resistance before it even begins – giving your change efforts a greater chance to succeed with its implementation. This method also improves the ability to sustain the change. This process also makes it possible to make adjustments to the original plan so that the best solution possible can be applied within the workforce, thus improving the competitive advantage you would gain from the change even further.