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 Dis 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