Church Planting Recommendations

  1. Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers
    by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird
    Every church pastor and leader should read this book 
  2. Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts
    by Jim Griffith and Bill Easum
    A must read for every new church planter
     
  3. My Husband wants to be a Church Planter, so what does that make me?
    compiled by John M. Bailey and Sherri Jachelski
    A book SHE needs to read. Available for free download
     
  4. Church in the Making: What Makes or Breaks a New Church before It Starts
    by Ben Arment
    Key principles you won’t read in any other book
     
  5. The Kingdom Quest: Preparing to Church Plant in the Post-Christian West
    by Tom Johnston and Mike Chong Perkinson
    The best preparation primer for someone considering planting a church
     
  6. Church Planter : The Man, the Message, the Mission
    by Darrin Patrick
    Addresses the planter rather than the plant in a personal way
     
  7. Parent Church Landmines: Ten Mistakes a Multiplying Church Should Avoid
    by Ben Ingebretson and Tom Nebel Great
    Demonstrates the power of churches starting new churches

Missional Church Books

  1. Shaped by God’s Heart, Milfred Minatrea 
  2. The Celtic Way of Evangelism, George G. Hunter III 
  3. The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church, Reggie McNeal 
  4. Breaking The Missional Code, Ed Stetzer & David Putnam 
  5. Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too, Ed Stetzer & Mike Dodson 
  6. The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out, Mark Driscoll 
  7. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church, Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch

Leadership Development Books

  1. Spiritual Leadership, Henry Blackaby 
  2. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell 
  3. Being Leaders, Aubrey Malphus 
  4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies make the Leap and Others Don’t, Jim Collins 
  5. Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni 
  6. Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time, Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges 
  7. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler 
  8. Unnatural Leadership: Going Against Intuition and Experience to Develop Ten New Leadership Instincts, David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo

  9. Soar with Your Strengths, Donald O. Clifton & Paula Nelson

  10. Is God Calling Me?: Answering the Question Every Believer Asks, Jeff Iorg

  11. Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others, James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  12. Building the Bridge as You Walk on It: A Guide for Leading Change, Robert Quinn

  13. Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision, Andy Stanley

  14. Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success One Relationship at a Time, Keith Ferrazzi

  15. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen