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Church Vibrancy Toolbox

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Reading Material

  • Canoeing the Mountains; Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Tod Bolsinger – Cokesbury
  • Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results,Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin (Alban Institute, 2011) – Cokesbury
  • Managing Transitions, William Bridges Cokesbury
  • Six Questions Every Leader Should Ask, Andy Stanley – North Point Resources
  • Ultimately Responsible: When You’re in Charge of Igniting a Ministry, Sue Nilson Kibbey – Cokesbury
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni – Cokesbury
  • Crucial Confrontations, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillain, and Al Switzler – Amazon
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey – Cokesbury

GOVERNANCE

Reading Material

  • Simple Governance: Liberating Your Church for Mission, Stephen Ross Amazon
  • Mission Possible Revised and Expanded Second Edition: A Simple Structure for Missional Effectiveness, Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford - Cokesbury

VISION AND ALIGNMENT

Reading Material

  • Church Unique Cokesbury
  • God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church's Future, Will Mancini and Warren Bird Cokesbury

MISSION AND OUTREACH

  • Fresh Expressions - Fresh Expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of those who are not yet part of any church. Fresh Expressions

Mission and Outreach Reading

  • Get Their Name- Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships, by Bob Farr, Doug Anderson and Kay Kotan – Cokesbury
  • Get Their NameWork Book by Kay Kotan, Ken Willard -  Cokesbury
  • Shaped by God’s Heart: The Passion and Practices of Missional Churches, by Milfred Minatrea - Cokesbury
  • Prayerwalking: Praying on Site with Insight, Steve Hawthorne and Graham Kendrick – Cokesbury

DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship Reading Material

  • Membership to Discipleship, Phil Maynard – Cokesbury
  • A Disciple's Path, by James Harnish - Cokesbury
  • Growing in Grace: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development, by Robert Schnase, United Methodist Bishop – Cokesbury
  • Deepening Your Effectiveness: Restructuring the Local Church for Life Transformation, Dan Glover and Claudia Lavy - Cokesbury
  • Foundations: Shaping the Ministry of Christian Education in Your Congregation, by Discipleship Resources, (https://nccumc.org/christianformation/files/FOUNDATIONS1.pdf)
  • Sticky Church,by Larry Osborne - Cokesbury

WORSHIP

Worship Reading Material

  • Worship Bridges: Worship to Accelerate Neighborhood Connections, and accompanying workbook, by Cathy Townley – Cokesbury
  • Think Like a Filmmaker:  Sensory Rich Worship Design for Unforgettable Messages,by Marcia McFee – Cokesbury

PREACHING

Preaching Reading Material

  • Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones – Cokesbury
  • Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, & Passion, Adam Hamilton.  Cokesbury

HOSPITALITY

Hospitality Reading Material

  • Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Churchby Nelson Searcy - Cokesbury
  • Clip In: Risking Hospitality in Your Church by Fiona Haworth and Jim Ozier – Cokesbury

 

 

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