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Revitalization 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

ONLINE WORSHIP

VIDEO: How to Welcome and Connect with Church Guests Online  
Churches of every size are now meeting online for worship and experiencing the blessing of new people attending their services for the first time. Learn ways your church can be intentional about welcoming and connecting with guests online before, during, and after the service.

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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