Suggested Readings

Building New Relationships:

Reggie McNeal.  Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church  Jossey Bass, 2009

McNeal, Reggie.  Missional Communities: The Rise of Post-Congregational Church  Jossey- Bass, 2011


Quinn, Robert.  Change the World:  How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results  Jossey Bass, 2000

Rusaw, Rick and Eric Swanson.  The Externally Focused Church  Jossey Bass, 2010





Roger K. Swanson & Shirley F. Clement. Faith-Sharing Congregation,  Discipleship Resource, 2002

Henry Knight.  Transforming Evangelism, The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith,  Discipleship Resources, 2006


Jim Ozier.  Clip In: Risking Hospitality in Your Church  Abingdon Press, 2014

Robert Schnase.  Cultivating Fruitfulness,  Abingdon Press, 2008

Robert Schnase.  Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations,  Abingdon Press, 2008









Local Church Discipleship Path:

Kenneth Kinghorn.  Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory,  Zondervan Publishing House, 1984

Adam Hamilton.  Leading Beyond the Walls,  Abingdon Press, 2002


Carol Cartmill & Yvonne Gentile.  Serving from the Heart,  Abingdon Press, 2011

Carol Cartmill & Yvonne Gentile.  Leadership Essentials: Practical Tools for Leading the Church,  Abingdon Press, 2006

Greg Ogden.  Leadership Essentials,  Intervarsity Press, 2007

Julius Dotson.  Developing an Intentional Discipleship System: A Guide for CongregationsDiscipleship Ministries, 2017. to download this free resource.

James Harnish & Justin LaRosa.  A Disciple’s PathAbingdon Press, 2012


Thom Rainer.  Simple Church.  Broadman Press, 2011

Robert Schnase.  Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. Abingdon Press, 2007.

Michael Foss, Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing ChurchFortress Press, 2000. 



Resources for Improving Your Prayer Life:





 Everything Belongs
by Richard Mohr 


Centering Prayer
- from Contemplative Outreach

New Seeds of Contemplation
by Thomas Merton


Re-Imagining the Examen

Contemplative Prayer
by Thomas Merton



Celebration of Discipline
by Richard Foster



50 Ways to Pray
by Teresa Blythe



Lectio Divina:  Renewing the
Ancient Practice of
Praying the Scriptures

by W. Basil Pennington   


The Spiritual Exercises
of St. Ignatius

by St. Ignatius of Loyola 


Open mind, Open Heart
by Thomas Keating