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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


The President Had Ninety Seconds

Colonel Starker had been through the President's Missile Warning Conference Call process dozens of times. With the calm, determined and experienced voice recognized by all present, he reviewed the current status for the President.

"Mr. President, we have 250 confirmed missile launches detected and reported by two DSP satellites. The locations of all the launches are validated as known missile launch facilities within the USSR. A total of 250 missiles have been corroborated by PARCS or at least one of two ground-based BMEWS sensors. The trajectories and projected points of impact are both military and civilian targets. The military targets are command and control centers, including the Pentagon and Cheyenne Mountain; major missile launch capabilities; and bases, posts and ports where major nuclear weapon assets are resident from all four military services. The civilian targets are all major population centers in the US or Canada. The Warning System Assessment from Captain Dugan is forthcoming immediately."

General Gerr reminded the Telecon participants that it was now 0810Z and the closest attacking missiles were now approaching ninety seconds to their impact points on coastal targets. The decision for the President's missile launch authorization had to be made immediately.

"The President Had Ninety Seconds" may be purchasedhere.



Inside the Church

Inside the Church takes an in-depth look at the characteristics, impact and interactions of the diverse components of today's Christian church and how they combine to accomplish the overall mission of the church. To accomplish this task, Inside the Church documents ten frequently-occurring ministries for three levels of systems analysis to understand the individual ministry, examine its stand-alone system functionality and how it works within the complex system of church systems. Each level of analysis reveals unique information on the selected ministry from views seldom seen in non-technical literature.

The ten ministries are Outreach, Evangelism, Preaching, Teaching, Ordinances, Discipleship, Inreach, Music, Serving and Leading. The analytical tools are the six-level taxonomy, the systems view and the system of systems view. The taxonomy is used to investigate the ministry by name, list its functions, describe its tasks, deconstruct the ministry into its contributions, evaluate the value of those contributions and reconstruct the tasks for peak efficiency and operation. The system level view looks at the required inputs, processes, outputs and output feedback to see how the ministry can work as a separate entity. The system of systems view observes the ministry as it functions within the complex of all ten ministries performing together.

It is at these levels of component and inter-component relational interaction that church leaders can assign and reassign resources to the right areas of concern to maximize ministerial effectiveness, minimize participant frustration, and maintain staff and volunteer morale. Further, this level of systemic understanding facilitates planning from strategic, tactical and operational levels. From the strategic level to formulate goals, set objectives and assign responsibilities; from the tactical level to develop plans, assign resources, and set and measure performance expectations; and from the operational level to execute plans, engage resources, and evaluate performance effectiveness and efficiency.

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Making the Little Much

God has provided people all around us with spiritual gifts that often go unrecognized and unused throughout the best years for their effective ministries. Each is especially gifted by the Creator for making small group Bible studies larger. In Making the Little Much, author Dr. David F. Felsburg shows how to find, identify, develop, and use these special people to prepare small groups for exceptional growth.

Dr. Felsburg describes the adult small group growth ministry and includes detailed job descriptions and functional insights for each leadership position in those small groups. He also examines a biblical model in considering all the necessary ministries a leader might implement for the small group members; shows how the successful group can become a breeding place for the development of future leaders in administration, outreach, social connectivity, and small group leadership; and considers the natural temptation for the leader to burn out by ministering to a larger group than he should. Making the Little Much also offers techniques for maintaining the discussion and learning advantages of the interactive small group while allowing its size to grow significantly.

In addition to the adult small group model for growth, Dr. Felsburg provides required detail for adapting the adult applications to singles, youth, children, preschool and cradle roll ministries. In the children's areas, he adds breakthrough methodologies for determining and applying learning modality preference for grouping the children to match their learning styles. A unique survey is included to supply questions or observations of the children to determine their prefered learning modality.

This study presents a biblical model for leading small group-Sunday school, church training, or Bible study-into serious growth for the Lord. Author of "Talking About Christ - Over the Back Fence" (Xulon Press, 2010), "How God Gets You Back" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2010) and "Profiling the Prospect" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2011); Dr. Felsburg mixes careers in the military, government systems design, executive management, and entrepreneurial leadership of four companies with a thirty-five-year bivocational pastoral ministry.

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Profiling the Prospect

Moving the practitioner out of the pew and into the everyday world where the unbeliever lives, congregates, and socializes, Profiling the Prospect presents an array of methods for studying people's behavior to gather evidence of how far God has taken them in their spiritual journey to redemption.

In Profiling the Prospect, author Dr. David F. Felsburg applies profiling techniques to understand a person's movement toward Christ. He shows how to determine the proper profile for the prospect by asking noninvasive questions or making routine conversation and documenting the responses. He divides a prospect's climb toward faith into seven different but related levels of spiritual awareness and provides a detailed general profile for common behaviors and responses at each of these levels. He lays out detailed steps to help the unbeliever get closer to God by following specific steps in the associated Redemption Plan. Finally, he presents easily understood flowcharts mapping the specific progress of the unbeliever at each level, as well as the logical next steps for moving forward in faith.

A follow-up to "Talking about Christ - Over the Back Fence" (Xulon Press, 2010) and "How God Gets You Back" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2010), "Profiling the Prospect" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2011) is Dr. Felsburg's next step in his continued work to bring attention and clarification to issues facing the Christian evangelist today and to lead people closer to Christ.

"Profiling the Prospect" may be purchasedhere from the publisher, or here from Amazon.com, or here for the Kindle version. For a hardback copy please contact the author directly at



How God Get's You Back

In the follow-up to "Talkin' about Christ - Over the Back Fence", author, dedicated pastor and evangelist Dr. David F. Felsburg returns to the subject of ministerial attrition of evangelists and how it relates to the debate over the doctrine of redemption in, "How God Gets You Back".

Whether you are a believer or looking to lead another person toward Christ, How God Gets You Back provides readers with the authority, evidence and path to achieving everlasting life with God. He writes of his own introduction to Christ:

How on Earth can a person once dedicated to atheism and full denial of any god at all present a book written on how to lead other people to Jesus Christ? ... I began questioning the concept of a loving God as a teenager. This is probably about the same time most young people begin asking whether the faith of their parents is sufficient for personal application. There is seldom enough life lived to answer such significant questions, but countless centuries of human behavior show that many of us ask the question anyway.

As both a man of faith and a man of science, Felsburg is uniquely qualified to present helpful material on a variety of subject matter, including the "Sin Cycle," the meaning of salvation, the nature of the lost person, God's sovereign work in redemption, how and what to share with unbelievers, and the understanding of the private and public commitments to Christ. Insightful and inquisitive at every turn, "How God Gets You Back" is the perfect resource for becoming a dynamic, effective evangelist.

"How God Gets You Back" may be purchasedhere from the publisher, or here from Amazon.com, or here for the Kindle version. For a hardback copy please contact the author directly at


Talking About Christ - Over the Back Fence

Dr. Felsburg provides a unique approach to evangelism training in "Talkin' About Christ - Over the Back Fence". The book is designed to integrate the disciplines of engineering, theology and human behavior analysis to examine where a person is in his or her journey toward Christ and formulate an action plan for closing the gap. The first ten chapters deal with applying well known Christian materials as instruments for measuring a prospect's current beliefs as a launching pad for helping them advance toward Christ. The second ten chapters address the interpretation of prospect responses and the application of those responses to a plan for tracking the progress of the unbelievers over the next several days, weeks or months.

"Talkin' About Christ - Over the Back Fence" may be purchasedhere from the publisher, or here from Amazon.com, or here for the Kindle version. For a hardback copy please contact the author directly at




The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of Frustration and Attrition Amoung Christian Evangelists

Dr. Felsburg's dissertation "The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of Frustration and Attrition Among Christian Evangelists" may be purchased here. Just type in "The Business of Evangelism" to find the dissertation and buy. The following is an abstract from the dissertation:

"The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of Frustration and Attrition Among Christian Evangelists" uses the phenomenological methodology to examine two related phenomena in the Christian faith. The call of a person to the ministry of evangelism is required by the Bible and is considered a high privilege for anyone in that ministry. Without it church growth and the Christian faith itself could not proliferate or maintain itself. Nevertheless, the frustrations of working in evangelism are many and some of those called to the evangelism ministry find them overwhelming. The survey of Senior Pastors in very successful churches primarily within the tough Northern Virginia ministry area is executed to collect information from excellent evangelical ministers to identify the frustrations and resulting attrition, analyze the characteristics and evaluate their felt experiences. The ministers are generally senior pastors, have a minimum of a master's degree and have been serving in the ministry for more than 30 years. They come from several evangelical denominations and have pastured churches both nationally and internationally. They currently lead very successful churches in the Northern Virginia area. Lists of their frustrations and their feelings regarding attrition are included in the findings of this phenomenological study.


About the Author

Dr. David F. Felsburg has been a bi-vocational minister for over 35 years. In retirement, he now works as an author and presents seminars on outreach, evangelism and church growth on request. His publications include a doctoral dissertation entitled "The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of Frustration and Attrition Among Christian Evangelists" (ProQuest, 2008, http://gradworks.umi.com/3324816.pdf) and five books titled "Talking about Christ - Over the Back Fence" (Xulon Press, 2010), "How God Gets You Back" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2010), "Profiling the Prospect" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2011) and "Making the Little Much" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2012) and "Inside the Church" (CrossBooks Publishing, 2013). Dr. Felsburg republished these four books through Xulon Press in 2015. He holds bachelors and master's degrees in engineering, a diploma in pastoral ministries, post-graduate seminary work and a doctorate in organization behavior and management. Dr. Felsburg's first novel, "The President Had Ninety Seconds," is being published by WestBow Press in late 2015.


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