The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni

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Back to Zero by Gil Rendle

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The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch

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See, Know & Serve the People Within Your Reach by Tom Bandy

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You Only Have to Die by James Harnish

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Simple Church by Rainer & Geiger

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The Purpose-Driven Church by Rick Warren

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Five Practices for Fruitful Congregations by Bishop Robert Schnase

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The Toward Vitality Research Project

The Toward Vitality project, which started in 2011 and was completed in 2013, has been very influential in my work and the work of others in the field of church vitality. This project was sponsored and funded by The General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), The General Commission on Religion and…Read More »


Buy-In by John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead

Oh, how I love this book! This is all about getting others to “buy-in” to your idea (in other words, it’s about building consensus). The authors offer an opening scenario (twice, actually, describing two different approaches, with two very different outcomes) that will resonate with anyone who has ever worked…Read More »