Church Health Resources

& Articles
Listed below are some resources we believe you will find helpful as you seek to address a particular health characteristic. TM encourages you to use the resources selectively, and apply them contextually. Our greatest sources for resources are the pastors in our movement. TM encourages you to network with other pastors on this subject. May God bless your church with health.

General Church Health

  • Shaped by God’s Heart, Milfred Minitrea
  • Becoming a Healthy Church, Stephen Macchia
  • Church Unique, Will Mancini
  • IT – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (book/DVD), Craig Groeschel
  • Systems DVD – Andy Stanley

A love for Jesus Christ and a joyful surrender to His leading

  • Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby
  • The Irresistible Church, Wayne Cordeiro

A commitment to Biblical authority demonstrated in a desire to know and live the scriptures.

  • The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
  • Radical, David Platt

Outward focused and visionary leadership

  • Leadership Secrets, Billly Graham
  • Visioneering, Andy Stanley
  • Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
  • Good to Great, Jim Collins (chapter on Level 5 leaders)

God-exalting and engaging worship services

  • Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin
  • An Hour on Sunday, Nancy Beach

A clear and effective discipleship pathway

  • Simple Church, Thom Rainer
  • The Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren
  • Disciple-Making Church, Bill Hull

Relationships of support, love and unity within the church

  • Community, Brad House
  • No Perfect People Allowed, John Burke
  • Everyone is Normal Until You Get to Know Them, John Ortberg

Actively serving those outside the church

  • 8 to 15, The World is Smaller than You Think, Tom Mercer
  • The Externally Focused Church, Rick Rusaw
  • The Present Future, Reggie McNeal

Empowering and appropriate governance/management

  • Winning on Purpose, John Kaiser

A humility which recognizes the need for ongoing learning; a faith which believes God for great things

  • Emotionally Healthy Church, Peter Scazzero
  • Move, Hawkins and Parkinson (Sequel to the Willow Creek REVEAL study)
  • God-Size Your Church, John Jackson

Kingdom partnerships with sister churches and other Christ‐centered churches and organizations.