Friday, 25 June 2010

A Multi-site Road Trip - Greg Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird

This is been the most helpful book I have read on multi-site church. It continues to shape our thinking at King’s, Catford as we transition to becoming a fully-fledged multi-site church.

If you are looking at this issue and are seriously considering ‘going multi-site’, then I would say that this book is an essential read.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Church Unique - Will Mancini

This is a leadership book that made me think! I found sections I quickly disagreed with and other chapters which really helped me.

The chapter summaries and the emphases on leadership in books written over the last few decades were insightful, showing how we have moved from church growth to effective church and now to missional church.

I wonder what will be next?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Honor and Shame - Roland Muller

This book was recommended to me by David Devenish, whose wide experience of cross-cultural ministry makes him well worth listening to! It opened my mind to new thinking on how three predominant world views shape our mind-set, our interpretation of scripture and our outlook on life. A ‘must read’ for any one involved in cross cultural ministry or in leading a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic church. The insight into Guilt/Law, Shame/Honour and Fear/Power based cultures was brilliant.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Making of a Leader - Dr J Robert Clinton

Summer is an excellent time to invest in our reading! Over the next few blogs I will be suggesting some titles that I have found useful.

If you have enjoyed my recent postings on the seasons of life and leadership preparation tests, this book will be a good follow up. It’s a leadership book with a difference - looking at what God is doing in us and with us through the seasons of life and in our ministry opportunities - it will help you appreciate God’s timing and His sovereignty. A good book for the summer to help you take stock and look again at where you are in leadership and ministry!