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Expanding Your Leadership Capacity

February 27, 2012

Published on 2/27/2012

If you do a quick Internet search for the term “leadership development” you’ll get about 34.5 million results. Add the term “Christian” and you can narrow the results down to just over 5.7 million. It seems that many people want to become better leaders, but with so much information at our fingertips, how do you know where to start?
Our goal through Leadership Network publications, books and on-line experiences is to equip you to lead your church more effectively. So we’ve compiled this short list to help you find resources relevant to your current situation.
If you’re looking for a book to help you develop your personal leadership skills, here are five recommendations:

In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership by Mike Bonem

A Work of Heart by Reggie McNeal

Journeys to Significance by Neil Cole

Relational Intelligence by Steve Saccone

Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Harney


Perhaps your church is trying to develop a missional strategy, but you’re not sure what step to take next. Here are five books to help get your team on the same page:

The Permanent Revolution by Alan Hirsch and Tim Catchim

Missional Communities by Reggie McNeal

Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

For the City by Matt Carter and Darrin Patrick

The Externally Focused Quest by Eric Swanson and Rick Rusaw


If you are headed out in an uncharted new direction for your church, here are five stories of innovative churches to help you develop a map along the way:
Bridges to Grace by Liz Swanson and Teresa McBean

Dangerous Church by John Bishop

Ethnic Blends by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li

Servolution by Dino Rizzo

A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird
Still looking for more? There are 62 titles in our book series, covering a broad range of church leadership topics. Browse them all in our online store.

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