This page has many lists and links for great Christian resources, and church resources further down the page.
EPIC (a very short, but epic, read)
The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Collection (includes Mere Christianity)
The Case for Christ
Evidence that Demands a Verdict
The Purpose Driven Life
Wild at Heart
The 5 Love Languages
Love & Respect
Apologetics Study Bible (apologetics means the defense of, or logical arguments)
The largest family oriented nonprofit in the U.S. with great content.
Dr. James Dobson also has a lot of great family oriented content. Podcasts and articles.
This organization has therapy centers in NC, UT, ID, CO, AZ, & NM
This organization has a 24/7 family help line.
An impactful nonprofit with great resources to empower you to share the Gospel.
This site offers many courses made of multiple videos. Some of the courses include Disciple Like Jesus, The Great Commission, Carry the Love, Raising Godly Kids, and Activated Church
The Every Student website is a popular site with good content on questions young adults might be thinking but not asking.
Get a completely free (no email required) copy of The Best Bible Verses with a two-page Scripture Foundation Guide, a two-page Christian Wisdom Guide, and a Christian Daily Prayer.
Free list and links to popular church resources.
Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, by Andy Stanley
Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan
Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World, by Andy Stanley
Fusion: Turning Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church, by Nelson Searcy
Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive, by Thom S. Rainier
The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship, by Peter Scazzero
Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers by Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson
Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City, by Timothy Keller
SharedXP.org Church strategy and leadership coaching, by pastors and ministry experts.
TheUnstuckGroup.com Helping leaders grow healthy churches.
Auxano.com Get a visionary plan for real church growth.
The Table Group specializes in organizational health in for profit and nonprofit organizations. They also have a lot of helpful organizational health resources for free (no email opt in needed).
Subsplash.com Church apps, websites, giving, & more.
Outreach.com Church marketing & design resources & much more.
Prochurchtools.com Church websites, social media tool, giving, graphics, & more.
ReachRightStudios.com Church websites and church Google Grant Management.
Sharefaith.com Church websites, apps, giving, graphics, & more.
Volunteermatch.org Helping organizations find volunteers.
Volunteerhub.com Helping organizations manage volunteers.
I've also been studying business for years and read many books written by world-class business experts about leadership, culture, strategy and execution, and there are some patterns in their knowledge and experience that could apply to any organization. It seems the most important point they make, for long-term sustainability, is to seek the truth, embrace it, and move forward with it.
“Confront the brutal facts (yet never lose faith).” - Jim Collins, Good to Great.
“Be radically open-minded and radically transparent.” - Ray Dalio, Principles.
“The ultimate point of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results. That certainly seems obvious, but as it turns out, one of the greatest challenges to team success is the inattention to results.” - Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage.
“To ask such a question, and to ask it without being afraid of the truth, is a mark of the effective executive.” - Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker.
“Do define measures that will tell you, over the short and long run, how you are performing relative to your strategic choices.” - A. G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin, Playing to Win.
“The main thing that will change your company is your commitment to create a culture of communication.” - Dave Ramsey.
“Embrace the Messenger: One of the most vital moments for creating safety is when a group shares bad news or gives tough feedback.” - Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code.
“Validated learning is the process of demonstrating empirically that a team has discovered valuable truths about a startup’s present and future business prospects.” - Eric Ries, The Lean Startup.
“The criteria of ‘target audience interests’ is a good example of needing to confront the brutally honest facts about your demographic, rather than looking at the end user through rose-colored glasses.” - Bill Aulet, Disciplined Entrepreneur.
“There are no facts inside your building, so get the heck outside. Getting out of the building means acquiring a deep understanding of customer needs.” - Steve Blank, The Startup Owner’s Manual.
“Leaders and decision makers are trained to give feedback on early ideas to help them evolve. They know their opinion can be trumped by market facts and they’re comfortable with that.” - Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, and Alan Smith, Value Proposition Design.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth (Romans 1:18).
Woe to him who builds his house with unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages (Jeremiah 22:13).
Let each person lead the life the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him (1 Corinthians 7:17).
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For people in your congregation who are interested in personal, professional, leadership, and business growth check my website https://anewtrek.com which has good information, tips, free resources, and links for the different areas of development.