Resources: Congregational Health, Culture & Leadership

Want to read more about adaptive leadership, transforming congregational culture, and other topics discussed in 74:1 Quarterly articles? We asked regional directors of congregational vitality what books & websites have proven valuable in their work. The following lists are gathered from their recommendations. [Editor’s note: additional recommendations, drawn from certificate in congregational vitality bibliographies, added March 31, 2016.]

Recommended websites

Recommended books

[additional resources from congregational vitality certificate bibliography; added March 31, 2016]

What resources have shaped your pastoral leadership? Share these in the comments section.


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  1. Resources I would recommend:
    Letty Russell’s The Church in the Round
    Sharon Daloz Parks, Leadership Can Be Taught (building on the concept of Adaptive Leadership)
    Penny Edgell Becker, Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious life
    Carlyle Fielding Steward III (ed.), Growing the African American Church (and his African American Church Growth)
    Leonardo Boff, Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church
    Paul Tokunaga, Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders
    Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church (a sociological study)

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