Articles are posted in each class session


Addington, T.J. Live Like You Mean It: The 10 Crucial Questions that will Help You Clarify Your Purpose/Live Intentionally/Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life.  NavPress, 2010. 

Batts, Michael. Nonprofit Financial Oversight: The Concise and Complete Guide for Boards and Finance Committees. Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.

Birch, Rich. Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church. Toronto: unSeminary, 2018.

_______________. Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged and Saw More Impact Because of It. Toronto: unSeminary, 2016.

Bonem, Mike & Roger Patterson. Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Brown, Brené. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. New York: Random House, 2018.

Browning, Dave. Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Busby, Dan & John Pearson. Lessons from the Church Boardroom: 40 Insights for Exceptional Governance. Winchester, Virginia: ECFAPress, 2019.

Chand, Samuel R. Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Cloud, Henry. Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.

Cole, Kadi. Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2019.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

_______________. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. Boulder: Jim Collins, 2005.

Collins, Jim & Jerry I. Porras. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Cordeiro, Wayne. Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion. Minneapolis: BethanyHouse, 2009.

Creps, Earl. Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church, and Why We Should Let Them. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

DePree, Max. Leadership is an Art. New York: Dell Publishing, 1989.

Drucker, Peter F. Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.

Duckworth, Jessicah Krey. Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

Edmonson, Ron. The Mythical Leader: The Seven Myths of Leadership. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2017.

Ferguson, Dave & Warren Bird. Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018.

Fletcher, David R. Crisis Leadership. Austin: XPastor Press, 2013.

_______________. People Patterns. Austin: XPastor Press, 2012.

_______________. Smart Money for Church Salaries. Austin: XPastor Press, 2019.

Fletcher, Michael. Empowering Leadership: How a Leadership Development Center Builds Better Leaders Faster. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2018.

Getz, Gene A. Elders and Leaders. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Groeschel, Craig. The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Hartwig, Ryan and Warren Bird. Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2015.

Heath, Chip & Dan Heath. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. New York: Broadway Books, 2010.

Hirsch, Alan & Dave Ferguson. On the Verge: A Journey Into the Apostolic Future of the Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

Keller, Timothy & Katherine Leary Alsdorf. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.

Lewis, Robert & Wayne Cordeiro. Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church From the Inside Out. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015.

Lovejoy, Shawn. Be Mean About the Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2017.

Macchia, Stephen. Becoming a Healthy Church: Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999.

Malloy, Kendra. How to Choose the Right Facility for Your Mobile Church. Troy, MI: Portable Church Industries, 2014. 

Mancini, Will. Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

_______________. God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future. Nashville: B&H Books, 2016.

McIntosh, Gary L. Beyond the First Visit: The Complete Guide to Connecting Guests to Your Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006.

McManus, Edwin Raphael. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2013.

McNeal, Reggie. Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Miller, Arthur & William Hendricks. The Power of Uniqueness: Why You Can’t be Anything You Want to be. Sima International, 2009.

Miller, Donald. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message so Customers Will Listen. New York: HarperCollins Leadership, 2017. 

Mullins, Tom. Passing the Leadership Baton: A Winning Transition Plan for Your Ministry. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2015.

Murphy, William Doc. 100 Reasons Why the Church Should Grow: Building Faith for Church Growth. Longview, TX: The Place International Church, 2014.

Osborne, Larry. Mission Creep: The Five Subtle Shifts that Sabotage Evangelism and Discipleship. Vista, CA: Owl’s Nest, 2014.

Piper, John. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2013.

Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.

Putman, Jim. Church is a Team Sport: A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008.

Rainer, Thom. Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in the Church. Nashville: B&H Books, 2016.

Reiland, Dan. Amplified Leadership: 5 Practices to Establish Influence, Build People, and Impact Others for a Lifetime. Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2011.

Rose, Michael S. Ugly As Sin: Why They Changed Our Churches from Sacred Places to Meeting Spaces and How We Can Change Them Back Again. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2001.

Sande, Ken. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004.

Sandras, Eric. Buck-Naked Faith: A Brutally Honest Look at Stunted Christianity. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2004. 

Schwarz, Christian A. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches. Churchsmart Resources, 1996.

Scroggins, Clay. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

Stanley, Andy. Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Surrat, Sherry & Jenni Catron. Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

Taylor, Phil. Defining the Executive Pastor Role. Orlando: Floodlight Press, 2015.

Thumma, Scott & Warren Bird. The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church’s Spectators Into Active Participants. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Vanderbloemen, William. Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace. New York: Savio Republic, 2018.

Vanderbloemen, William & Warren Bird. Next: Pastoral Succession that Works. Ada, Michigan: Baker Books, 2015.

Walker, Christopher. Church Greeters 101: Putting the Pieces Together for an Effective Greeting Team and Ministry. Glen Allen, VA: EvangelismCoach Press, 2013.

Waltz, Mark L. First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church. Group Publishing, 2013.

Weese, Carolyn & J. Russell Crabtree. The Elephant in the Boardroom: Speaking the Unspoken About Pastoral Transitions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Welch, Robert H. Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry. Nashville: B&H Publishers, 2011.

Witt, Lance. High Impact Teams: Where Healthy Meets High Performance. Ada, MI: Baker Books, 2018.