Who are the conceptual thinkers that have helped shape Leadership Network's unique approach of moving from ideas to implementation to impact? Since our founding in 1984 we have become the nation’s leading catalyst for connecting innovative church leaders. Our primary conceptual pioneers are Peter Drucker, Everett Rogers, and Lyle Schaller.
Leadership Network's CEO, Dave Travis (pictured right), recently presented a list that he describes as some of the key titles that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our work with our clients (church leaders we serve, also known as innovation partners).
In the last few days we have shared Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this list. Today we are sharing the fifth, and final, part of this list with you. We hope you can benefit from this list personally, while also getting a deeper look at the heart and soul of Leadership Network.
Part 5: Extra Credit Reading
Giving and Getting in the Kingdom – Mark Dillon
Deals with fundraising. It's the best of the lot in recent years.
The Next Hundred Million – Joel Kotkin
A demographer’s view of America based on the futurity of present events. While a bit speculative, the best of the lot recently.
Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites and Other Lies You’ve Been Told – Bradley Wright
A sociologist’s challenge to the traditional evangelical narrative. Blends humor, good research, and a sympathetic heart toward evangelicals.
The Churching of America 1776-2005 – Roger Finke and Rodney Starke
Describes the importance of religious competition that leads to vitality.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor – Corbett and Fikkert
The best of the genre that shows how traditional methods of “help” need to be rethought.
The Meeting of the Waters – Fritz Kling
A good contribution to the rethinking of “missions” that feeds into Leadership Network's strategy for Global Connection Churches .