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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

Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too

By Molly Phinney Baskette

Brian D. McLaren praises Real Good Church. . .
“OK, folks: it’s here: the practical, encouraging, field-tested book to help pastors and lay leaders turn declining churches around. Really. This is it! It names the skills Read the rest

High Expectations

By Thom Rainer

For over a quarter of a century the problem of losing church members has progressively increased. Today the situation is so bad that less than one-third of the members in some churches attend worship services. Church leaders 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

Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships

By Doug Anderson, Bob Farr, and Kay Kotan

Change your church culture. Create an outwardly focused environment where hospitality and invitation happen Sunday and every day of the week. This book offers five steps to help congregations go public with Read the rest

Mission Creep: The Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship

By Larry Osborne

“Evangelism and discipleship aren’t rocket science. When Jesus sent out a ragtag team from Galilee with the expectation that they would evangelize and disciple the world, they pulled it off as a natural and spontaneous outworking of Read the rest

Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians

By Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw

Ever wonder why people fall asleep in church?

“It happens. We’ve all seen it. We shuffle into rows of seats that grow more comfortable with every new fundraising campaign. We slouch down and settle Read the rest

Transitioning the Church: Leading the Established Church to Reach the Unchurched

By Zack Williams

“Is the church primarily for the churched or the unchurched? How do church leaders transition an established church to reach the unchurched? Zach describes one of the biggest problems in many established churches: They have lost their Read the rest