Read This: Book List for Congregational Development


Thinking of Planting a New Church? Read These Books

Fresh Expressions of Church
Travis Collins

Welcome to Dinner Church
Verlon Fosner

Last Call: From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus
Jerry Herships

Flipping Church: How Successful Church Planters Are Turning Conventional Wisdom Upside Down
Michael Baughman 

Zero to 80: Innovative Ideas for Planting and Accelerating Church Growth
Olu Brown

Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church
Mark Deymaz

Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond
David F. Hesselgrave

The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church
Aubrey Malphurs 

StrengthsFinder 2.0
Tom Rath

Creative Confidence
Tom Kelley & David kelley

The E Myth Manager-Why Most Managers Don't Work & What to do About it
Michael e. Gerber

Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch
Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas

New Church Handbook: Nuts & Bolts for Planting New Churches in the Wesleyan Tradition
Bob Crosskan
 

Considering a Merger or Vital Merger? Read This

Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work
Jim Tomberlin and Warren Bird 
 

Need Revitalization? Read These 

Renovate or Die
Bob Farr

10 Prescriptions for a Healthy Church
Farr/Kotan

For a New Generation
Lee Kricher

Pathway to Renewal
Smith & Sellon

There's Hope for Your Church 
Gary McIntosh

Building a Story Brand
Donald Miller