‘Ministry Essentials (intensive) Reading List
The following resources are available to purchase directly through our State Office here.
Thank God it’s Monday
by Paul Bartlett
In this thought-provoking book, Paul Bartlett encourages us that you can have a huge influence in our community, across our town or city, and throughout the nation… and it starts on Monday.
Light a Fire: How to Effectively Motivate Volunteers in Your Church
by Stephen Fogarty
Growing the individuals in your congregation is integral to growing your church. Pastors and leaders have a significant and challenging role as they seek to motivate volunteers to contribute enthusiastically and effectively to the mission of the church. The apostle Paul describes this role as being: “To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” (Ephesians 4:12) An essential factor in this role is that you, the leader, focus on growing the individuals who have volunteered to work with you. You must see the individual in the midst of the congregation.
Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church
by Aubrey Malphurs, Will Mancini
Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel, yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Why? Tight budgets, small staffs, and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested by church consultants Aubrey Malphurs and William Mancini in this groundbreaking book.
Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving
by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman, Donald C. Guthrie
To find out how pastors can thrive as well as survive, the authors undertook a five-year in-depth research project among working pastors. Here in this ground-breaking book is the distilled wisdom of dozens of pastors who have been on the front lines of ministry. We hear from them what works, what doesn’t and what distinctive issues people in ministry face.
The following podcasts have been recommended by our State Executive.