Tipping Point

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Little changes can have big effects; when small numbers of people start behaving differently, that behavior can ripple outward until a critical mass or “tipping point” is reached, changing the world. Gladwell’s thesis that ideas, products, messages and behaviors “spread just like viruses do” remains a metaphor as he follows the growth of “word-of-mouth epidemics” triggered with the help of … Read More

Good to Great

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This book wastes no time on bad and mediocre but uses every page to explore the difference between good and great companies. Using solid research and incredible examples Good to Great will open up a world of characteristics that seem to launch good things to be great things. A must read.

Here to There

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Using the launching statement of “So you are ready to change churches?”, Here to There gives ten great and ten terrible reasons to leave a church. In the process, Burrier unfolds the truths of what church should really be to us and what we should be to our church. A Biblical preventative, culture building read.

Breakout Churches

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A Christian version of Good to Great. Breakout Churches looks at the characteristics that make a good church go to a great church. Tremendous read using well researched and presented examples. This is a book that you will reread.

Well Intentioned Dragons

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Shelly explores from practical experience those people who seem to be doing something great for God, and think they are, while they are derailing ministry and others. A powerful, short book.

Pagan Christianity

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This book is so edgy that it has a disclaimer from the publisher in the opening pages. Pagan Christianity Biblically challenges so much of what the modern church practices and preaches from clergy to ritual. A definite read to open our eyes to doing ministry God’s way and not man’s way.

Purpose Driven Church

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The Purpose Driven Church is a now classic and the grandfather of purpose-driven books on many topics. Explore the Biblical Purposes of church and see how these standard purposes can cause a ministry of any style to thrive as it pursues them. The book is not a “do it this way” but rather do it with purpose, however, God leads … Read More

Deep and Wide

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A mega church book that tracks the development of Northpoint Church and ministries that is equally powerful for all churches and ministries. It celebrates the ability to go deep with large numbers of people and challenges the reader to dream big. Great ideas and inspiration for ministry development.

The Great Omission

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Though focused on missions, the message of this book applies to all ministry work and development. We should be able to train and release the ministry to those who are there and those that will come. Steve has done this. A short but powerful book.