Best Christian Church Administration Books
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1. Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation
Author: by Peter Scazzero
Zondervan (March 30, 2021)
The global church is facing a discipleship crisis. Here is how we move forward. Pastors and church leaders want to see lives changed by the gospel. They work tirelessly to care for people, initiate new ministries, preach creatively, and keep up with trends.
Sadly, much of this effort does not result in deeply changed disciples. Traditional discipleship strategies fail because they do not:Slow down people’s lives so they can cultivate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. Challenge the values of Western culture that have compromised the radical call to follow the crucified Jesus.
Integrate sadness, loss, and vulnerability, leaving people defensive and easily triggered. Measure our spiritual maturity by how we are growing in our ability to love others. In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero lays out how to create an emotionally healthy culture and multiply deeply-changed people in every aspect of church lifeincluding leadership and team development, marriage and single ministry, small groups, preaching, worship, youth and children’s ministry, administration, and outreach.
2. God's Armor Bearer Volumes 1 & 2: Serving God's Leaders
Author: by Terry Nance
Spirit Filled Books
Each born-again believer has something unique to offer the Body of Christ. The success of the Church depends on all of its parts. Everyone in the Local Church should carry the spirit of an Armorbearer. It is the heart of a servant.
To be the greatest in the Kingdom is to be servant to all. In these best-selling books, God’s Armorbearer & God’s Armorbearer II, Terry Nance gives you the keys to stand with your leader to help fulfill God’s vision. You will learn: How God raised up Elisha as Elijah’s armorbearer The functions of Old and New Testament armorbearers How to develop the spirit of an armorbearer How to understand your call and fulfill your purpose How to run with the house vision How to work together as a team How to submit to and flow with authority How to bloom where God has planted you You are an important part of God’s plan.
Get off the sidelines and into the action! THE ARMORBEARERS OF TODAY WILL BE THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW.
3. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Henri Nouwen Spirituality)
Author: by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Do you serve on your church’s stewardship committee or need to raise money for a mission trip or some other faith-based cause? Perhaps the thought of asking people for money intimidates you. It’s time to change the way you think about fundraising.
“Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry,” best-selling author and renowned spiritual teacher Henri Nouwen writes. “It’s a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.” Nouwen encourages us to see fundraising as spiritual work and approach it confidently.
“Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging,” he points out. Unlike most business/leadership books, A Spirituality of Fundraising is brief and can easily be read in one sitting. Sections of this booklet include: Fundraising as Ministry Helping the Kingdom Come About Our Security Base People Who Are Rich Asking A New Communion Prayer and Gratitude Your Kingdom Come Nouwen’s insights will upend your thoughts about fundraising.
Never again will you feel like you’re begging for money. Instead, you’ll see your work as true ministry. A must-read for leaders in churches, nonprofits, ministries, and businesses!
4. Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe
Author: by Bruce Olson
What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions.
Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct. Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts.
Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson’s story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. [Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic.
Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes. Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission
5. Healing the Sick: A Living Classic
Author: by T.L. Osborn
Harrison House Publishers
Healing the Sick has been acclaimed around the world to be a modern-day classic on divine healing. Throughout his ministry, T.L. Osborn has personally witnessed the miraculous healings of multitudes of individuals who have heard and believed on the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.
Expanded and Easier to Use! This is a powerful book, so powerful that thousands of people have been healed just by reading and acting upon the truths in this book! Now in an expanded and easier-to-read format, this Living Classic will continue to be a miracle blessing to all those who read it.
Written in a clear, simple and straight-forward style, Healing the Sick has been and will continue to be one of the Body of Christ’s foremost authoritative teachings on divine healing. The dynamic and powerful words, “I am the Lord that healeth thee,” will spring to life and become reality to you as you read Healing the Sick!
6. How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going: Leading in a Liminal Season
Author: by Susan Beaumont
How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginningwhen the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasonsthreshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos.
In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead. How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going is a practical book of hope for tired and weary leaders who risk defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss.
It helps leaders stand firm in a disoriented state, learning from their mistakes and leading despite the confusion. Packed with rich stories and real-world examples, Beaumont guides the reader through practices that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution.
7. Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership
Author: by Alexander Strauch
Lewis and Roth Publishers
With over 200,000 copies sold, this comprehensive look at the role and function of elders brings all the advantages of shared leadership into focus. Beginning with the four broad categories of eldership (leading, feeding, caring, and protecting), Biblical Eldership explores the essential work of elders, their qualifications (including why qualifications are necessary), their relationships with each other, and each of the biblical passages related to eldership.
Written for those seeking a clear understanding of the mandate for biblical eldership, this full-length, expository book defines it accurately, practically, and according to Scripture. “Mr. Strauch has made a fine contribution to the subject of eldership. I am confident that it will be helpful to many.” John MacArthur, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA “At last, a thorough biblical study on the basis of church government and especially the function and ministry of elders!
New churches will find it a valuable guideline to effective functioning and older churches will find it a trustworthy corrective.” Ray Stedman, former pastor and elder, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, CA “An excellent text for the study of eldership by young and older men interested in the work of an elder.
8. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
Author: by Thom S. Rainer
No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died.
From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged. Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ’s Kingdom!
9. Love Your Church
Author: by Tony Merida
How to grow in love for your church. God calls us to be “devoted to one another in love” (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?
This engaging book by Tony Merida explores what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment. He sets out eight privileges and responsibilities of a church member: to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve, to honor, to witness and to send.
As we see how wonderful it is to belong to God’s family and be a part of his amazing witness to both the earthly and the heavenly realms, we’ll grow in our love for and commitment to our local church.
This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, whether they’re new or have been attending for some time but need re-energizing with God’s vision for the local church. With a discussion guide at the end of the book, Love Your Church is also a great resource for small groups.
10. Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
Author: by Thom S. Rainer
The simple revolution is here. From the design of Apple products to Google’s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world. Now in paperback, multi-awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required.
With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart: Clarity.Movement.Alignment.Focus. Simple Church examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify.
This updated trade paper edition includes a new chapter with further insights the authors have gained through hundreds of conversations with church leaders since this landmark book’s original release.
Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page
Author: by Larry Osborne
Zondervan (April 11, 2010)
Learn the secrets to building and maintaining a healthy, productive, and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul. Serving as a church leader can be a tough calling. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration and disillusionment that comes with turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings.
You may have asked yourself, “How did it get this way?”With twenty years of front-line ministry experience, Larry Osborne understands congregations (as baffling as they can sometimes be) and he know how the best-intentioned teams can become disrupted and disunified.
With this book, he aims to shore up the foundation of a healthy team-what does a unified and thriving church leadership look like and how can it be achieved? Sticky Teams is divided into three main sections, dealing with key aspects of what it takes to develop long-term, efficient harmony:Landmines and Roadblocks exposes the organizational structures, policies, and traditions that can unintentionally sabotage even the best of teams.
12. Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (AACC Library)
Author: by Mark R. McMinn
Tyndale House Publishers
The American Association of Christian Counselors and Tyndale House Publishers are committed to ministering to the spiritual needs of people. This book is part of the professional series that offers counselors the latest techniques, theory, and general information that is vital to their work.
While many books have tried to integrate theology and psychology, this book takes another step and explores the importance of the spiritual disciplines in psychotherapy, helping counselors to integrate the biblical principles of forgiveness, redemption, restitution, prayer, and worship into their counseling techniques.
Since its first publication in 1996, this book has quickly become a contemporary classica go-to handbook for integrating what we know is true from the disciplines of theology and psychology and how that impacts your daily walk with God. This book will help you integrate spiritual disciplinessuch as prayer, Scripture reading, confessioninto your own life and into counseling others.Mark R.McMinn, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois, where he directs and teaches in the Doctor of Psychology program.
13. Preaching and Preachers
Author: by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
For over 30 years, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones ministered at Westminster Chapel in London. Today, he is widely considered one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century. Based on a series of lectures originally given by Lloyd-Jones to the students of Westminster Theological Seminary in the spring of 1969, this collection of essays on the essence of powerful preaching has become a modern classic.
Lloyd-Jones defends the primacy of preaching, showing that there is no substitute, and he challenges preachers to take their calling seriously: “The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching.” He also provides practical direction on the task of preparing a sermon, sharing insights on the shape and form of a message as well as covering such topics as the use of humor, giving invitations in a message and the preacher’s relationship to the congregation.
If you can own only one book on preaching, make this the one you read. This 40th anniversary edition includes the original text of Preaching and Preachers along with essays by Bryan Chapell, Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Timothy Keller and John Piper reflecting on the impact this book and the ministry of Lloyd-Jones had on their preaching.
14. Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion
Author: by Wayne Cordeiro
Bethany House Publishers
Gives leaders the tools to recognize and overcome burnout, providing them a new vision for greater levels of both rest and productivity.
15. The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team (The Gospel Coalition)
Author: by Dave Harvey
Crossway (March 16, 2021)
Building and Sustaining a Thriving Leadership Culture Essential to every healthy church is a biblical model of leadership. In the New Testament, church leadership is built around a team of elders working together, each bringing his own unique skills and gifts to the cause of shepherding the flock God entrusted to them.
However, in many churches today the principle of plurality in leadership is often misunderstood, mistakenly applied, or completely ignored. Dave Harvey encourages church leaders to prioritize plurality for the surprising ways that it helps churches to flourish. This book not only builds a compelling case for churches to adopt and maintain biblical elder pluralities guided by solid leadership but also supplies practical tools to help elders work together for transformation.
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