Reading Resources for Continued Growth

A wise leader is always growing and learning. Though the Healthy Church Group has more than 200 collective years of ministry experience, the team is constantly reading and challenging each other to develop new skills and new knowledge.

The books below are just a few of the resources that have been perused, studied or discussed by one or more team members. Where appropriate, books may appear under more than one category. Click on the title to get a review, synopsis or outline. The actual data will vary by resource and by reviewer. The goal is to help leaders understand the basic concept of the book and decide whether to read the book for themselves.

To purchase any book from, simply click on the purchase link. A portion of the purchase price will go to assist the continued ministry of CSBC and the Healthy Church Group. 

Church Life  
Title Purchase Link
Essential Church?: Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts by Thom Rainer
The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel & Mark Mittleburg
Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church by Nelson Searcy

Other Reading Resource Websites
Dick’s Picks, The Hardy Group
The Hardy Group is a church consulting firm with resources to help pastors.

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Last Published: August 7, 2011 7:28 AM