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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:03 pm 
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In leading a church into mission it helps to have a collection of books to share with your leadership team to they can understand what needs to be done. Here are some suggestions of good books to start with.

THE CHANGING WORLD and our response to it
Post-Christendom Stuart Murray-Williams (Paternoster 2004)
Faith in Suburbia Jane Gibbs (Grove Booklets P95, 2003) just 26 pages – ESSENTIAL READING!
The Gravedigger File Os Guinness (Hodder 1983)
The Shaping of Things to Come Frost and Hirsch (Hendrickson 2003)
After McDonaldiszation John Drane (DLT 2008)
Beyond the Fringe Nick Spencer (LICC 2005)
Foolishness to the Greeks Lesslie Newbigin (Eerdmans 1986)

PREACHING IN A POST-MODERN WORLD
Starting a Seeker-Sensitive Service Ed Dobson (Zondervan/Scripture Press 1992)
360 Degree Preaching Michael Quicke (Paternoster 2003)
Preaching to a Post-Modern World Graham Johnston (IVP 2001)
Confessing Jesus Christ – Preaching in a Post-Modern World David Lose (Eerdmans 2003)

MISSION, OUTREACH AND EVANGELISM
Sowing, Reaping, Keeping: People-sensitive Evangelism Laurence Singlehurst
I believe in Evangelism David Watson (Hodder Omnibus 1984)

CHURCH LIFE
And now let’s move into a time of nonsense Nick Page (Authentic Media 2004)
Leadership Philip Greenslade (CWR 1984, 2002)
The Seven Last Words of the Church Ralph Neighbour (Broadman, 1973)
Transform your church Paul Beasley-Murray (IVP 2005)
I believe in the Church David Watson (Hodder Omnibus 1989)
Dynamic Leadership Paul Beasley-Murray (MARC Europe 1990)
Turning the Tide Paul Beasley-Murray and Alan Wilkinson (Bible Society 1981)

CHURCH GROWTH AND CHURCH PLANTING
Growing Plans Lyle Schaller (Abingdon 1983)
I Believe in Church Growth Eddie Gibbs (Hodder, 1981)
Starting a Seeker-Sensitive Service Ed Dobson (Zondervan/Scripture Press 1992)
Local Church Planting Peter Nodding (Marshall Pickering, 1994)
Radical Church Planting Roger Ellis and Roger Mitchell (Crossway, Cambridge 1992)
Ten Growing Churches ed. Eddie Gibbs (MARC Europe, 1984)
How Do Churches Grow? Roy Pointer (MARC Europe, 1984)
Leading Your Church To Growth C. Peter Wagner (MARC Europe, 1984)

EMERGING CHURCH
Mission-shaped Church (Church House Publishing 2004)
Emerging Churches Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger (SPCK 2006)
The Emerging Church Dan Kimball (Zondervan 2003)


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