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Church Revitalization and Renewal Bibliography

(Revised 12/19/2016)

By Dr. Tom Cheyney 

RENOVATE Founder & Directional Leader 

Aigner, Jonathan. “Have Church Your Way.” Ponder Anew (blog). Patheos, September 25, 2015. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2015/09/25/have-church- your-way-the-high-cost-of-the-worship-wars/.

Alabama Baptist Convention State Board of Missions. “Church Revitalization.” https://alsbom.org/revitalization/.

Allen, C. Leonard, Richard T. Hughes, and Michael R. Weed. The Worldly Church: A Call for Biblical Renewal. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 1991.

Anderson, Hugh. The Gospel of Mark, New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1976.

Anderson, Leith. A Church for the 21st Century: Bringing Change to Your Church to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Society. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1992.

_______. Dying for Change: An Arresting Look at the New Realities Confronting Churches and Para-Church Ministries. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1998.

Anderson, Neil T. and Charles Mylander. Setting Your Church Free: A Biblical Plan for Corporate Conflict Resolution. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2005.

Anyabwile, Thabiti M. The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship. Glasgow, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2012.

_______.What Is A Healthy Church Member? Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008.

Arn, Charles. Side Door: How to Open Your Church to Reach More People. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House, 2013.

Arn, Win. The Church Growth Ratio Book: How to Have a Revitalized, Healthy Growing, Loving Church. Pasadena, CA: Church Growth, Inc., 1987.

Avery, William O. Revitalizing Congregations: Refocusing and Healing through Transitions. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2002.

Baker, R. D., Truman Brown, Jr., and Robert D. Dale. Reviving the Plateaued Church. Nashville: Convention Press, 1991.

Barna, George, and David Kinnaman, eds. Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014.

Barna, George. Grow Your Church from the Outside. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2002.

_______. Turn-Around Churches: How to Overcome Barriers to Growth and Bring New Life to an Established Church. Ventura, CA: Regal Books. 1993.

Barrett, C.K. Acts 1-14, International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark, 2004.

Barthel, Tara Klena, and David V. Edling. Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis Into Compassion and Care. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2012.

Basham, Chris and Ken Whitten, North American Mission Board Podcast: Church Revitalization. http://www.namb.net/podcast-church-revtalization/(accessed September 29, 2014).

Baskette, Molly Phinney. Real God Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and How Yours Can, Too. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press, 2014.

Batson, Howard K. Common-sense Church Growth. Macon: Smyth & Helwys, 1999.

Beasley-Murray, George R. Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 36, John. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1987.

Becker, Paul. Seeing Your Vision Come True. Oceanside, CA: Dynamic Church Planting International, 2007.

Benedict, Melanie. “From Embers to a Flame: Revitalizing Churches” byFaith: The Web Magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America http://byfaithonline.com/page/in-the- church/from-embers-to-a-flame-revitalizing- churches (accessed October 10, 2010).

Bennis, W., & Goldsmith, J. (1997). Learning to lead: A workbook on becoming a leader. Reading, MA: Perseus Books.

Berkley, James D. “Burning Out, Rusting Out, or Holding Out?” Leadership a Practical Journal for Church Leaders Volume IV (Winter 1983): 36-40.

Bickers, Dennis. “Bivocational Ministry: Meeting the Leadership Needs of the Smaller Church” Rev: Revving Up Ministry Together, November/December, 2008.

Bickers, Dennis. The Healthy Small Church: Diagnosis and Treatment for the Big Issues. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2005.

Bierly, Steve R. Help for the Small Church Pastor: Unlocking the Potential of Your Congregation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

_______. How to Thrive as a Small-Church Pastor: A Guide to Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.

Bilezikian, Gilbert. Community 101: Reclaiming the Local Church as a Community of Oneness. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997.

Blackaby, Henry. Holiness: God’s Plan for Fullness of Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2003.

Blackaby, Henry T., Henry Brandt, and Kerry L. Skinner. The Power of the Call. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997.

Blanchard, Bill. Church Structure That Works: Turning Dysfunction Into Health. Sisters, OR: VMI Publishers, 2008.

Blanchard, Ken and Phil Hodges. Lead Like Jesus. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005.

Blomberg, Craig L. The New American Commentary, Vol. 22, Matthew. Edited by David S. Dockery. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 1992.

Borchert, Gerald L. The New American Commentary, Vol. 25a, John 1-11. Edited by E. Ray Clendenen. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 1996.

Borden, Paul D. Hit the Bullseye. Abingdon Press, Nashville. 2003.

Boschman, LaMar. Future Worship. Renew Books, Ventura, CA. 1999.

Bossidy, Larry, and Charan, Ram. Execution. New York: Crown Business, 2002.

Bowden, Boyce. “Different Paths to a Common Goal: Healthy, Revitalized Churches Making Disciples” Interpreter Magazine Online http://www.interpretermagazine.org/interior.asp?ptid=43&mid=11764 (assessed October 10, 2010).

Bowden, Andrew. Ministry in the Countryside: A Model for the Future. New York: Continuum Books, 2003.

Brady, Tom. “Missional Mergers: 9 keys to Success.” Outreach, May/June, 2009.

Bridges, Warren. Managing Transitions, 2nd edition. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2003.

Brown, Miriam Gen. Ed. Sustaining Heart in the Heartland: Exploring Rural Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 2005.

Brown, Olu. Zero to 80: Innovative Ideas for Planting and Accelerating Church Growth. Atlanta: Impact Press, 2010.

Brown, R. D., Truman Dale, and Robert D. Baker. Reviving the Plateaued Church. Nashville: Convention Press, 1991.

Bruce, A. B. The Training of the Twelve: Timeless Principles for Leadership 

 Development. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1988.

Bruce, F.F. Commentary on the Book of Acts: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition and Notes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974.

Bruner, Frederick Dale. Matthew, Vol. 2: The Churchbook Matthew 13-28. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1990.

Brunson, Mac and Ergun Caner. Why Churches Die: Diagnosing Lethal Poisons in the Body of Christ. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2005.

Bubna, Don. “Ten Reasons Not To Resign,” Leadership a Practical Journal for Church Leaders Volume XXVI (Fall 2005): 74-80.

Bubna, Donald, Keith Walker and Jim VanYperen. “20 Questions to Determine Your Church’s Health,” Leadership a Practical Journal for Church Leaders Volume XVIII (Spring 1997): 41-42.

Bunker, Kerry A. and Michael Wakefield. Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership Press, 2005.

Buttry, Daniel. Bring Your Church Back to Life: Beyond Survival Mentality. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1988.

Callahan, Kennon L. Effective Church Leadership: Building on the Twelve Keys. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.

_______. Small, Strong Congregations: Creating Strengths and Health for Your Congregation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Cameron, Kirt and Ray Comfort. The School of Biblical Evangelism: 101 Lessons. Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2004.

Cauley, Brad. Steps to a Vibrant Church: A Turnaround Guide for Churches in a Plateau or Decline. Lincoln, NE: AdventSource, 2016.

Cha, Peter S., Steve Kang, and Helen Lee. ed. Growing Healthy Asian American Churches: Ministry Insights from Groundbreaking Congregations. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2006.

Chadwick, William. Stealing Sheep: The Church’s Hidden Problem with Transfer Growth. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2001.

Chambers, Andy. Exemplary Life: A Theology of Church Life in Acts. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2012.

Cheyney, Tom and Jim Wigton, Church Revitalization & Renewal Podcast: Ingredients that are Necessary for a Church in Transition. (Https://blu177.mail.live.com) (accessed September 23, 2014).

Cheyney, Tom. Thirty-Eight Church Revitalization Models for the Twenty First Century. Orlando: Renovate Publishing Group, 2014.

Cheyney, Tom, and Terry Rials. The Nuts and Bolts of Church Revitalization. Orlando: Renovate Publishing Group, 2015.

Cheyney, Tom, and Larry Wynn. Preaching Towards Church Revitalization and Renewal. Orlando: Renovate Publishing, 2015.

Cheyney, Tom. The Church Revitalizer As Change Agent. Orlando: Renovate Publishing Group, 2016.

Cheyney, Tom. The Seven Pillars of Church Revitalization and Renewal: Biblical Foundations for Church Revitalization. Orlando: Renovate Publishing Group, 2016.

Cheyney, Tom, David Putman, and Van Sanders. gen. eds. Seven Steps for Planting Churches: Planter Edition. Alpharetta, GA: North American Mission Board, 2003.

Christopher, J. Cliff. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2015.

Christy, Mark. Breaking Numerical Barriers and Revitalizing Plateaued Churches. Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2012.

Church Health Assessment: Diagnose Your Church’s Future. www.D6family.com/DNA

Clarensau, Michael H., Sylvia, Lee, and Steven R. Mills. We Build People: Making Disciples for the 21st Century. Springfield: Gospel Publishing House, 1998.

Clegg, Tom. Missing in America: Making an Eternal Difference in the World Next Door. Group, Loveland, Colorado. 2007.

Cloud, Henry and John Townsend, Making Small Groups Work: What Every 

 Small Group Leader Needs to Know. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan,

2003.

Cocklereece, Tom. Simple Discipleship: How To Make Disciples in the 21st Century. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2009.

Cocoris, G. Michael. Evangelism: A Biblical Approach. Chicago: Moody Press, 1984.

Cole, Neil and Phil Helfer. Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically From the Inside Out. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass, 2012.

Cole, Neil. Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2009.

Collins, James. Good to Great. Harper Business Essentials.

Collins, Mark. Connecting Inward: Helping Your Group Members Develop a Deep Love For One Another. Houston, Texas: Cell Group Resources, 2005.

Conner, Mark. Transforming Your Church: Seven Strategic Shifts to Help You Successfully Navigate the 21st Century. Tonbridge, Kent (England): Sovereign World, Ltd., 2000.

Conner, W.T. Christian Doctrine. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1937.

Coote, Robert B. Gen. Ed. Mustard-Seed Churches: Ministries in Small Churches. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Coppedge, Anthony D. The Reason Your Church Must Twitter: Making Your Ministry Contagious. E-book 2008. http://twitterforchurches.com (accessed 10/26/2010).

Cordeiro, Wayne. Doing Church as a Team: The Miracle of Teamwork and How it Transforms Churches. Ventura: Regal Books, 2001.

Cordeiro, Wayne. Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2010.

Coutts, Peter. Choosing Change: How to Motivate Churches to Face the Future. Herdon, VA, 2013.

Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Crandall, Ron. Turnaround and Beyond: A Hopeful Future for Small Membership Churches. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008. (rev. ed. of Turnaround Strategies for the Small Church. c 1995).

_______. Turn Around Strategies for the Small Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.

Creps, Earl G., Off-road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

_______. Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Crocket, Kent. Pastor Abusers: When Sheep Attack Their Shepherds. Prattsville, AL, 2012.

Croft, Brian. Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying and Divided Churches. London: Saffron House, 2016.

Crow, Charles D. & Crow, Kenneth E. "The Church Growth Movement and the American Dream," Grow Magazine. Bethany, OK: Church of the Nazarene, 2003. Download at: www.nazarene.org

Cunningham, Sarah. Beyond the Broken Church: How to Leave Church Problems Behind Without Leaving the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006.

Dale, Robert D. Leadership for a Changing Church: Charting the Shape of the River. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.

_______. To Dream Again: How to Help Your Church Come Alive. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1983.

Davis, Ronald L. The Revitalization of The African-American Baptist Church, Association and Convention: Addressing Organizational Structures, Pastoral Leadership, Racial Reconciliation, and Socio-Economic Issues. Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2014.

Dever, Mark. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2000.

_______. What is a Healthy Church? Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007.

Devine, Mark and Darrin Patrick. Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again. David C. Cook, 2014.

DeYmaz, Mark. Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Dockery, David S., Ray Van Neste, and Jerry Tidwell, Southern Baptists, Evangelicals and the Future of Denominationalism. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2011.

Donahue, Bill. Leading Life-Changing Small Groups. Grand Rapids, Michigan:

Zondervan, 2012.

Donahue, and Russ Robinson. Building a Church of Small Groups: A Place Where 

 Nobody Stands Alone. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2001.

Drake, Steve. “Five Types of Critics in the Church.” Thom S. Rainer. September 28, 2012. Accessed April 12, 2016. http://thomrainer.com/2012/09/five_types_of_critics_in_the_church/.

Dudley, Carl S. Making the Small Church Effective. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.

Dudley, Carl S, and Sally A. Johnson. Energizing the Congregation: Images That Shape Your Church's Ministry. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1993.

Duin, Julia. Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008.

Dunagin, Richard L., and Lyle E. Schaller. Beyond These Walls: Building the Church in a Built-out Neighborhood. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 1999.

Dunn, James D.G. The Acts of the Apostles. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Duvall, J Scott, and J Daniel Hays. Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.

Eagan, Joseph F. Restoration and Renewal: The Church in the Third Millennium. Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1995.

Earman, Jeffrey M. Resuscitating the Almost Dead: Breathing New Life Into Your Church. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013.

Easum, Bill and John Atkinson, Go Big with Small Groups: Eleven Steps to an 

 Explosive Small Group Ministry. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press,

2007.

Easum, Bill and Scott Musselman, Execute Your Vision: The Practical Art of Ministry Leadership. Nashville, 2016.

Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1985.

Ezell, Kevin and Larry Wynn, North American Mission Board Podcast: Church Revitalization. http://www.namb.net/podcast-church-revtalization/(accessed September 29, 2014).

Falwell, Jonathan. General ed. Innovatechurch: Innovative Leadership for the Next Generation Church. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2008.

Faulkner, Brooks R. Burnout in Ministry: How to Recognize It, How to Avoid It. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981.

Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987.

Fensham, F.C. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah, NICOT. , Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark. The Churching of America 1776 – 2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Fletcher, Michael. Overcoming Barriers to Growth: Proven Strategies for Taking Your Church to the Next Level. Ada, MI: Bethany House, 2009.

Flowers, John and Karen Vannoy. Ten Temptations of Church: Why Churches Decline and What to Do About It. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2012.

Ford, Kevin G. Transforming Church: Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great. Carol Stream, IL: SaltRiver, 2007. The Journal of Christian Ministry 31.

Foster, Richard J. Celebration of Discipline. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers, 1998.

Foss, Michael F. Preaching for Revitalization. Christian Focus Publications, Ltd: Geanies House, Fearn, Ross-Shire, Scotland, 2006.

Fowler, Harry H. Breaking Barriers of New Church Growth: Increasing Attendance from 0-150. Rocky Mount, NC: Creative Growth Dynamics, Inc., 1988.

Frank, Dottie Escobedo. Restart Your Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012.

Frazee, Randy. The Connecting Church: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.

Friedman, Edwin H. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. New York: Seabury Books, 2007.

Fuder, John. Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014.

Fullan, Michael. Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most. Herdnon, VA: Jossey- Bass, 2011.

Geiger, Eric and Kevin Peck. Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development.  Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2016.

Geldenhuys, Norval. Commentary on the Gospel of Luke: The English Text with Introduction Exposition and Notes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1975.

George, Carl F. Beyond 800: Transitioning for Greater Impact. Diamond Bar, CA: MetaChurch Publishing, 1995.

_______. Beyond 400: Transitioning for Greater Impact. Diamond Bar, CA: MetaChurch Publishing, 1995.

George, Carl F. with C. Peter Wagner. Beyond 200. Diamond Bar, CA: MetaChurch Publishing, 1995.

_______. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993.

Greer, Peter and Chris Horst. Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2014.

Gerber, Michael. E-Myth Revisited. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.

Getz, Gene, and Joe Wall. Effective Church Growth Strategies. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000.

Getz, Gene A. The Measure of a Healthy Church. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2007.

Gibbs, Eddie. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000.

Gladen, Steve. Leading Small Groups with Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead 

 a Healthy Group. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2012.

______. Small Groups with Purpose: How to create healthy Communities.

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2011.

Gleason, Michael. Building on Living Stones: New Testament Patterns and Principles of Renewal. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic Publications, 1996.

Godin, Seth. The Dip: A Little Book that Teaches You When to Quit and When to Stick. New York: Penguin Group, 2007.

Green, Matthew. “Megachurch Myths.” MinistryToday Magazine, http://www.ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/features/12951-megachurch-myths May/June 2006, 46-47.

Green, Michael. Thirty Years that Changed the World: The Book of Acts for Today. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.

Greenfiled, Guy. The Wounded Pastor: Healing from and Preventing Personal Attacks. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2001.

Grenny, Joseph, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield ET. Al. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. New York: McGraw Hill Publisers, 2013.

Groeschel, Craig. It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

Growing Small and Medium Churches.” Journal of Evangelism and Missions. Volume 9 (Spring 2010): Cordova, TN and Schenectady, NY: 2010.

Hadaway, C. Kirk. Church Growth Principles. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991.

Halter, Hugh, and Matt Smay. AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Hammett, Edward H. with James R. Pierce. Reaching People Under 40 While Keeping People Over 60. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2007.

Hammond, Thomas, and Steve Wilkes. “Church Conflict/Church Growth,” Journal of Evangelism and Missions Volume Seven (Spring 2008): 3-11.

Harari, Oren. The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell. New York: McGraw Hill, 2002.

_______. The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Legendary Leader. New York: McGraw Hill, 2003.

Harding, Kevass J. Can These Bones Live: Bringing New Life to a Dying Church? Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007.

Harney, Kevin G. and Bob Bouwer. The U-Turn Church: New Direction for Health and Growth. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011.

Harris, Joshua. Stop Dating the Church: Fall in Love with the Family of God. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Publishers, 2004.

_______. Why Church Matters: Discovering Your Place in the Family of God. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Multnomah Books, 2011.

Harrison, Rodney, Tom Cheyney, and Don Overstreet. SPIN-OFF CHURCHES: How One Church Successfully Plants Another. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2008.

Hassinger, Edward W., John S. Holik, and J. Kenneth Benson. The Rural Church: Learning from Three Decades of Change. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1988.

Hawkins, O.S. Rebuilding: It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning. Dallas: Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1999.

Hays, Richard B. First Corinthians: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville: John Knox Press, 1997.

Hazelton, Paul N. 7 Steps to Revitalizing the Small-Town Church. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1993.

Hellerman, Joseph H. When the Church was the Family: Recapturing Jesus’ Vision for Authentic Christian Community. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2009.

Hemphill, Ken. The Antioch Effect: 8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Churches. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994.

_______. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991.

Hemphill, Ken and Mike James. Velcro Church. Nashville: Auxano Press, 2013.

Hendricks, William D. Exit Interviews: Revealing Stories of Why People Are Leaving the Church. Chicago: Moody Press, 1993.

Hendriksen, William. New Testament Commentary: Exposition of the Gospel According to Mark. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1975.

———. New Testament Commentary: Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1973.

———. New Testament Commentary: Exposition of the Gospel According to Luke. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1978.

Herrington, Jim, Mike Bonem, and James H. Furr. Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Hillman, Os. Change Agent: Engaging Your Passion to Be the One Who Makes a Difference. Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2011.

Hirsch, Alan and Tim Catchim. The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Hoeft, Jeanne, L. Shannon Jung and Joretta Marshall. Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

Holt, William R. Effectiveness By the Numbers: Counting What Counts in the Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007.

Hood, Pat. The Sending Church: The Church Must Leave the Building. Nashville: B&H Books, 2013.

House, Polly. “Small Churches Go Transformational” http:www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?Id=33765 (assessed September 28, 2010).

Howell Jr., Don N. Servant of the Servant: A Biblical Theology of Leadership. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003.

Hudnall, Todd. Church, Come Forth: A Biblical Plan for Transformational Turnaround. Nashville: CrossBooks, 2014.

Hull, Bill. Seven Steps to Transform Your Church. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1993.

________. The Disciple-Making Pastor: The Key to Building Healthy Christians in Today’s Church. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1988.

Hunt, Josh, Change Your Church or Die. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014.

Hunter, George G. Leading and Managing a Growing Church. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Hunter, Kent R. The Lord’s Harvest and the Rural Church: A New Look at Ministry in the Agri-Culture. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 1993.

Icenogle, W. Gareth. Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry. Illinois: IVP Connect, 1994.

Irwin, L. Gail. Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2014.

Iorg, Jeff. The Painful Side of Leadership: Moving Forward Even When It Hurts. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group. 2009.

Jackson, Anne. Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Jaggers, Tracy. “Desired Attributes in a Strategic Leadership Team.” ChurchRevitalizer.com. Accessed March 31, 2016. http://churchrevitalizer.com/page/5/.

Johnson, Alan F. “Revelation.” In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, vol. 12, edited by Frank E. Gaebelein. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004.

Johnson, Heather, and Lindy Lowry. “25 Ideas & Trends Reshaping the American Church,” Outreach, January/February, 2009.

Jones, Jeffery D. Facing Decline, Finding Hope: New Possibilities for Faithful Churches. New York: Alban Institute, 2015.

Jones, Peyton. Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church. David C. Cook, 2013.

Jones, Troy H. Recalibrate Your Church: How Your Church Can Reach Its Full Kingdom Impact. The Recalibrate Group, 2016.

Jung, L. Shannon and Mary A. Agris. Rural Congregational Studies: A Guide for Good Shepherds. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Keenan, Tracy. “Finding the Focal Point,” Leadership a Practical Journal for Church Leaders Volume XVIII (Spring 1997): 35-36.

Keener, Ronald E. “Pulling Back from the Brink,” Church Executive, November, 2008.

Kidner, Derek. Psalms 1-72 and Psalms 73-150 Two Volumes, Tyndale Old Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973.

Kimball, Dan. They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations. Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI. 2007.

Kinnaman, David, and Aly Hawkins. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church-- and Rethinking Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks, 2011.

Kistemaker, Simon J. Revelation. New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004.

Klassen, Ronald and John Koessler. No Little Places: The Untapped Potential of the Small-Town Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002.

Kneisel, Harvey. New Life for Declining Churches: New Hope, New Vision, New Strategy, New Life! Houston: Macedonian Call Foundation, 1995.

Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1996.

Kricher, Lee D. For a New Generation: A Practical Guide for Revitalizing Your Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.

Küng, Hans. The Church. Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1976.

Lancaster, Lynne C. and David Stillman. The M-factor: How the Millennial Generation is Rocking the Workplace. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.

Lane, William L. The Gospel According to Mark: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition and Notes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974.

Laniak, Timothy S. Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2006.


________. While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks: Reflections on Biblical Leadership. Matthews, NC: Shepherd Leader, 2007.


LaRochelle, Robert. Part-Time Pastor Full-Time Church. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2010.

Laubach, David C. 12 Steps to Congregational Transformation. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2006.

Lawless, Chuck. Membership Matters: Insights from Effective Churches on New Member 

 Classes and Assimilation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.


Lawless, Chuck. Discipled Warriors: Growing Healthy Churches That Are Equipped for Spiritual Warfare. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2002.

Lee, James D. How to Kill a Church in One Year or Less: Guaranteed: Twelve Easy Steps to Preventing Church Growth. Lexington, KY: 2004.

Leeman, Jonathan. Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

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