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2014 Leadership Learning Community Book List

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January- Recovering Hope for Your Church: Volume 1-­-­Finding Hope for Your Church (TCP Leadership Series) by Eddie Hammett  Kindle Book $2.99 
 
If your LLC has made significant progress in transformation the group may want to read one of these alternative ebooks from George Bullard. 

  •  How to Never Experience Unhealthy Conflict in Your Congregation Again, Part One & Two (Conflict Ministry Playbook Resources) by George Bullard 
  • Writing the Future Story of Your Congregation (SSJ Playbook Resources) by George Bullard 
  • Living Into the Potential of Your Congregation (SSJ Playbook Resources) by George Bullard 
  • Radical Congregational Transformation (SSJ Playbook Resources) by George Bullard 
  • Harold's Breakthrough Discovery (SSJ Playbook Resources) by George Bullard  

February-  8 to 15, The World Is Smaller Than You Think by Tom Mercer 

March-  Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley Part One (Chapters One through Eight)

April- Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley Part Two (Chapters Nine through Fourteen)

May-   The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson (This book is a bargain in its Kindle version at $2.99)

*September- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler Part One (Chapters One through Six)

*October- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler Part Two (Chapters Seven through Twelve)

+November- Effective Staffing for Vital Churches: The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People by Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-­-Britain  Part One (Chapters One through Nine)

+December-  Effective Staffing for Vital Churches: The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People by Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-­-Britain Part Two (Chapters Ten through Seventeen)

*NOTE: Although “Crucial Conversations” offers excellent guidance for engaging in “hard conversations” your group may need to concentrate on Strategic Planning. If so, consider Aubrey Malphurs book as an alternative choice for September and October.

  •  Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-­Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs

+NOTE: If you discern that your LLC may not give their full attention to the “Effective Staffing” book you might want to consider one of these as an option. Having scanned “Effective Staffing” in some depth I believe the book applies to any size church, and especially for churches that do have some active staff, whether paid or unpaid, part time or full time.

  • Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation by George Bullard
  • Unfreezing Moves: Following Jesus into the Mission Field by Bill Easum

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