Recommended Resources


Recommended Resources

My Top Three List

Dr. Charlie Worley


Resourcing is a vital part of ministry coaching and equipping. Here are my top three recommended resources in some helpful categories as you seek to take your next steps forward in life and ministry.






A Sense of Urgency by John P. Lotter

Leading Change by John P. Cotter

Leading Congregational Change by Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem and James H. Furr


Church Boards


Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne

High Impact Church Boards by T.J. Addington

Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne


Church Conflict


Church Conflict by Charles H. Hargrove and Dennis D. Hatfield

Every Church Needs a Little Conflict by George W. Bullard

Making Peace by Jim Van Yperen


Church DNA


Church Unique by Will Mancini

Look Before You Lead by Aubrey Malphurs

Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger


Church Leadership


Building Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs

Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. Maxwell

Hero Maker by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird


Church Planting


Global Church Planting by Craig Ott and Gene Wilson

The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting by Aubrey Malphurs

Planting Missional Churches, Second Edition by Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im


Churches in Transition


Comeback Churches by Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson

Re:VISION by Aubrey Malphurs and Gordon Penfold

Transitioning by Dan Southerland




Coaching 101 by Robert E. Logan and Sherilyn Carlton

Leadership Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus

Transformational Coaching by Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl


Cultural Exegesis


Neighborhood Mapping by John Fuder

The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

Tradecraft by Larry E. McCrary et. al.


Cultural Intelligence


Many Colors by Soong-Chan Rah

Serving With Eyes Wide Open by David A. Livermore

Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church by Mark Deymaz


Denominational Leadership


Churches Partnering Together by Chris Bruno and Matt Dirks

Direct Hit by Paul D. Borden

Hit the Bullseye by Paul D. Borden




Discipleshift by Jim Putman and Bobby Harrington with Robert Coleman

The Disciple-making Church by Bill Hull

4 Chair Discipling by Dan Spader




Multiply by Francis Chan

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

What Did Jesus Really Say When He Said Follow Me by David Platt


Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman

The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero


Interim Pastor


Between Pastors by Cam Taylor and Alan Simpson

The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins

Turn Your Ship Around by L. David Marquet




As Iron Sharpens Iron by Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks

Mentoring by Bobb Biehl

Mentoring Leaders by Carson Pue




Developing a Dynamic Mission for Your Ministry by Aubrey Malphurs

Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger

The Purpose-Driven Church by Rick Warren


Missional Ministry


Breaking the Missional Code by Ed Stetzer and David Putman

The Missional Journey by Robert E. Logan

The Missional Leader by Allan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk


Pastor Search


Help – We Just Lost Our Pastor by Ken Moberg

Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook by William Vanderbloemen

So You're Looking for a Pastor by Chad Balthrop and Page Cole


Strategic Planning


Advanced Strategic Planning by Aubrey Malphurs

Master Planning by Bobb Biehl

Renewing Your Church Through Vision and Planning by Marshall Shelly, ed.




Doing Church as a Team by Wayne Cordeiro

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

The Performance Factor by Pat MacMillan


Turn-around Churches


Comeback Churches by Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson

Leading Turnaround Churches by Gene Woods

Transformational Church by Ed Stetzer and Thom S Rainer




Captured by Vision by George W. Bullard

Visioneering by Andy Stanley

Vision for Ministry in the 21st Century by Aubrey Malphurs




A New Kind of Church by Aubrey Malphurs

Create and Celebrate Your Church's Uniqueness by Harold J. Westing

Values-driven Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs