Churches

    Church Health Resources

     

    Listed below are some resources we believe you will find helpful as you seek to address a particular health characteristic. TM encourages you to use the resources selectively, and apply them contextually. Our greatest sources for resources are the pastors in our movement. TM encourages you to network with other pastors on this subject. May God bless your church with health.


    General Church Health 
     Shaped by God’s Heart, Milfred Minitrea
     Becoming a Healthy Church, Stephen Macchia
     Church Unique, Will Mancini
     IT – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (book/DVD), Craig Groeschel
     Systems DVD – Andy Stanley
     
    1. A love for Jesus Christ and a joyful surrender to His leading  
     Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby
     The Irresistible Church, Wayne Cordeiro

    2. A commitment to Biblical authority demonstrated in a desire to know and live the scriptures. 
     The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
     Radical, David Platt

    3. Outward focused and visionary leadership  
     Leadership Secrets, Billly Graham
     Visioneering, Andy Stanley
     Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
     Good to Great, Jim Collins (chapter on Level 5 leaders)

    4. God-exalting and engaging worship services 
     Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin
     An Hour on Sunday, Nancy Beach

    5. A clear and effective discipleship pathway   
     Simple Church, Thom Rainer
     The Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren
     Disciple-Making Church, Bill Hull

    6. Relationships of support, love and unity within the church 
     Community, Brad House
     No Perfect People Allowed, John Burke
     Everyone is Normal Until You Get to Know Them, John Ortberg

    7. Actively serving those outside the church 
     8 to 15, The World is Smaller than You Think, Tom Mercer
     The Externally Focused Church, Rick Rusaw
     The Present Future, Reggie McNeal

    8. Empowering and appropriate governance/management  
     Winning on Purpose, John Kaiser

    9. A humility which recognizes the need for ongoing learning; a faith which believes God for great things.
    Emotionally Healthy Church, Peter Scazzero
    Move, Hawkins and Parkinson (Sequel to the Willow Creek REVEAL study)
    God-Size Your Church, John Jackson

    10. Kingdom partnerships with sister churches and other Christ‐centered churches and organizations.
    The Biblical Foundation for the Association Principle, Dale V. Salico


     

     

     

     

    DISCIPLESHIP AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

    L3- Learning to Live and Lead like Jesus

    RESOURCES ON HOW TO RESPOND TO LGBT ISSUES:

    How Should We Respond?
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     Joe Dallas 

    Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality 
    - Jean Lloyd

    Understanding Male Homosexuality: God's Power to Change Lives
    - Jeff Johnston

    What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? Answering Revisionist Gay Theology
    - Focus on the Family Resource