A Short List of Helpful Resources for Church Vitality

Exponential by Dave and Jon Ferguson

Transformational Church by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer

Renovate or Die by Bob Farr

Shift by Phil Maynard

Longing to Belong by Beth M. Crissman

Vital Merger: A New Church Start Approach that Joins Church Families Together by Dirk Elliott

Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work by Jim Tomberlin and Warren Bird

Longing for Spring: a New Vision for Wesleyan Community by Elaine Heath

Missional, Monastic and Mainline: a Guide to Starting Missional Micro-Communities in Historically Mainline Traditions by Elaine Heath and Larry Duggins

The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsh

Everywhere God: Ordinary Expressions of the Divine by Gary Shockley

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples by Sam Rainer, Eric Geiger and Grover Gardner

The Surprise Factor by Kim Shockley and Paul Nixon

Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth by Greg Hawkins and Callie Parker

Conspiracy of Kindness: A Unique Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus by Steve Sjogren

Imagining Church: Seeing Hope in a World of Change by Gary and Kim Shockley