Recommending Reading

Growing the Church
  1. Leading Congregational Change by Mike Bonem, Jim Herrington, James Furr
  2. Visioneering by Andy Stanley
  3. Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley
  4. Leading Beyond the Walls by Adam Hamilton
  5. Dare to Dream by Mike Slaughter
  6. Spiritual Entrepreneurs by Mike Slaughter
  7. The Passionate Church by Mike slaughter
  8. The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren
  9. Five Faithful Practices by Bishop Robert Schnase
  10. Churches That Make a Difference by Heidi Roalland Unruh, Philip Olson
  11. Go Big by Bill Easum
  12. The Permission-Giving Church by Bill Easum
  13. Simply Strategic Growth by Tim Stevens and Tony Morgan
  14. Stop This Start That, Do Things That Grow Your Church by Jim and Jennifer Cowert
  15. Grab, Gather, Grow by Jim and Jennifer Cowert
  16. Shift by Phil Maynard
  17. Making Vision Stick by Andy Stanley
  18. The Church Growth Handbook by Bill Easum
  19. I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church by Paul Nixon
  20. Unleashing Church by Mike Slaughter
  21. Membership to Discipleship by Phil Maynard
  22. It, How Churches can get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel
Stewardship Books
  1. Be Rich by Andy Stanley
  2. Enough by Adam Hamilton
  3. The Church Wallet by Mike Slaughter
  4. Practice Extravagant Generosity by Bishop Robert Schnase
 Leadership Books
  1. Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
  2. Dare to Dream by Mike Slaughter
  3. Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud
  4. Leading from the Second Chair by Mike Bonem
  5. In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership by Mike Bonem
  6. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels
  7. The Call to Lead by Bill Hybels
  8. Nine Things a Leader Must Do by Dr. Henry Cloud
  9. How Successful People Lead by John Maxwell
  10. Effective Church Leadership, Building on the 12 Keys by Ken Callahan
Preaching Books
  1. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
  2. Unleashing the Word by Adam Hamilton
  3. Speaking Well by Adam Hamilton
  4. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell
Church Structure, Strategy, Staffing and More
  1. The Energy Bus by John Gordon
  2. The Pastor’s Guide to Effective Ministry by William Willimon, Dallas Willard, Larry Burkett
  3. Simple Church by Thom Rainer, Eric Geiger
  4. The Volunteer Revolution by Bill Hybels
  5. Small, Strong Congregations by Ken Callahan
  6. Ten Prescriptions for a Healthy Church by Bob Farr, Kay Kotan
  7. Lead Congregational Change by Mike Bonem
  8. Futurecast by George Barna
  9. Leading Change in the Congregation by Gil Rendle
  10. Journey in the Wilderness, New Life for the Mainline Church by Gil Rendle
Social Media Books
  1. Social Media Guide for Churches by Kevin D Hendricks
  2. The Social Church by Justin Wise
  3. The Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould
Books for the Pastor
  1. Failing Forward by John Maxwell
  2. The Resilient Life by Gordon McDonald
  3. Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton
  4. Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordero