2015 Reading List

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January

11 Innovations in the Local Church: How Today’s Leaders Can Learn, Discern, and Move Into the Future by Elmer Towns, Ed Stetzer, and Warren Bird
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers by Johnny Saldana
Leading Change Without Losing It by Carey Niewhof
The Beginners Guide to Building An Audience by Jeff Goins
A Life That Wins by Mike Holt
A Little Exercise For Young Theologians by Helmut Thielicke

February

The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson
The Ten Most Influential Churches of the Past Century by Elmer Towns
The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, and the Small Thinking That Divides Us by Karl Vaters
Franchising McChurch: Feeding America’s Obsession With Easy Christianity.
Cultures and Organizations by Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov
Christian Spiritual Formation: An Integrated Approach for Personal and Relational Wholeness by Diane J. Chandler

March

Shave 10 Hours Off Your Workweek by Michael Hyatt
Post-Charismatic 2.0 by Robby McAlpine
Deliberate Simplicity by Dave Browning
Churchless by George Barna and David Kinnaman

April

Organizational Behavior and Management by John Ivancevich, Robert Konopaske, and Michael Matteson
Teams That Thrive: 5 Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership by Ryan T. Hurting and Warren Bird
Content Marketing for Churches by Michael Lukaszewski
Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth
Do Over by Jon Acuff

May

Mission Creep by Larry Osborne
Models of the Church by Avery Dulles
Ancient Faith for the Church’s Future by Mark Husbands and Jeffrey P. Greenmail
Desiring God by John Piper
My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey

June

The Future Church by John L. Allen
Futurecast: What Today’s Trends Mean for Tomorrow’s World by George Barna
41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush
Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners, and Re-Aligners by Linda Bergquist and Allan Karr
The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time by Tom Sine

July

Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church by Neil Cole
Multivariate Data Analysis by J. Hair, W. Black, B. Babin, and R. Anderson
The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents That Will Propel the Future Church by F. Kling
Holy Hush: 7 Things Your Church Won’t Tell You by Regi Campbell

August

The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson
Small Groups as Complex Systems: Formation, Coordination, Development, and Adaptation by Holly Arrow, Joseph McGrath, and Jennifer Bergdahl.
Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers by Andrew Clarke
Becoming a Master Student by Dave Ellis

September

A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership by A.D. Clarke
Leadership Roles of the Old Testament: King, Prophet, Priest, and Sage by M.E. Stevens
At the Feet of Rabbi Gamaliel: Rabbinic Influence in Paul’s Teachings by David Friedman
Groups in Context by J. Gillette and M. McCollom
Dictionary of Christian Spirituality by G. G. Scorgie, et al.

October
A Work of the Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal
The Making of a Leader by Robert J. Clinton
Redefining Leadership by Joseph Stowell
Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church (Field Guide) by Todd Wilson and Dave Ferguson
Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication by Todd Wilson

November
The Cost of Moral Leadership: the Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders
Sending Capacity Not Seating Capacity: Why a Church Gains the Most When It Sends Its Best by JD Greear and Mike McDaniel
Focus by Greg L. Hawkins and Cally Parkinson
Revangelical: Becoming the Good News People We’re Meant to Be by Lance Ford

December

The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
It Is Finished: 365 Days of Good News by Tullian Tchividjian
Reveal: Where are you? by Greg L. Hawkins and Cally Parkinson
Follow Me: What’s Next for You? by Greg L. Hawkins and Cally Parkinson
The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc
Einstein by Walter Isaacson

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