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MINISTRY DESIGN DEVELOPMENT |
STRATEGIC PLANNING

Carving the Table

By Greg Blake

The memoirs of the Chief Encouragement Officer Greg Blake. Perhaps you have seen him in action, now read whats behind the CEO of Pepworks International.

When we first got married  my parents bought us a old dining Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 1

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of Leading Ideas, the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 2

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of “Leading Ideas,” the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Shift: Helping Congregations Back Into the Game of Effective Ministry

By Phil Maynard

An exploration of 5 key shifts congregations must make to become vital, effective, and fruitful: 1. From Fellowship to Hospitality, 2. From Worship as an Event to Worship as a Lifestyle, 3. From Membership to Discipleship, 4. Read the rest

THE CHURCH: Why Bother?: The Nature, Purpose, & Functions of the Local Church

By Jeffrey D. Johnson and Richard P. Belcher

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST?

“Since Christ loved the church enough to die for her, every believer ought to share that passion. Jeffrey Johnson clearly Read the rest

Effective Evangelistic Churches

By Thom Rainer

Part research project, part detective story, this book presents results from the most comprehensive study of successful churches in history. These 586 churches across America all excel in winning new souls for Christ, and have a remarkable Read the rest

The Book of Church Growth

By Thom Rainer

The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement–its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem Read the rest

The More – with – Less Church

By Eddy Hall, Ray Bowman and Skipp Machmer

Do more, spend less

In challenging economic times, it is no surprise that churches must get creative with their resources. In The More-with-Less Church, the authors of the bestselling When Not to Read the rest

Creating Your Church’s Culture: How to Uproot Mediocrity and Create a Healthy Organizational Culture

By Stephen Blandino

How do you create a thriving organizational culture in your church? Churches are committed to a spiritual mission, but it is often the organizational aspects of the church that hinder the mission from moving forward. Cultivating health Read the rest

7 Warning Signs Your Church Has Ministry Silos: Triggers and Symptoms of a Divided House

By Tony Morgan

Though pastors and other church leaders are reticent to admit it, ministry silos are one of the most common dysfunctions at work in American churches.

People and ministries share the same roof but do nearly everything in Read the rest