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Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.22 — 2,178 ratings — published 1986
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Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.98 — 4,247 ratings — published 2006
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Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.11 — 1,291 ratings — published 2010
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Deep and   Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.29 — 3,929 ratings — published 2012
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Sticky Church Sticky Church (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,232 ratings — published 2008
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Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in the Church Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in the Church (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.12 — 609 ratings — published
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In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.27 — 11,551 ratings — published 1989
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Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.19 — 519 ratings — published 2012
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Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.38 — 3,576 ratings — published 2012
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Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.30 — 3,135 ratings — published 2002
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Spiritual Leadership Spiritual Leadership (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.17 — 7,985 ratings — published 1967
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7 Practices of Effective Ministry 7 Practices of Effective Ministry (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.19 — 1,793 ratings — published 2004
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Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.42 — 2,464 ratings — published 2012
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How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.93 — 348 ratings — published 1993
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It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.02 — 1,375 ratings — published 2008
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The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.22 — 3,948 ratings — published 2009
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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.80 — 3,536 ratings — published 2017
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Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.09 — 684 ratings — published
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Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.22 — 2,708 ratings — published 1995
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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.17 — 1,907 ratings — published 2014
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Nine Marks of a Healthy Church Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.27 — 4,338 ratings — published 1997
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.09 — 104,398 ratings — published 2002
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Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Personal Vision Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Personal Vision (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.21 — 3,353 ratings — published 1999
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The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God's Eyes The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God's Eyes (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.97 — 4,219 ratings — published 1995
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Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.07 — 4,795 ratings — published 2015
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Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.16 — 925 ratings — published 2016
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Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.18 — 399 ratings — published 2006
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The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,521 ratings — published 2007
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Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.84 — 495 ratings — published 2005
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Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.26 — 26,838 ratings — published 1939
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You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church... and Rethinking Faith You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church... and Rethinking Faith (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.91 — 1,717 ratings — published 2011
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Making Vision Stick Making Vision Stick (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.21 — 945 ratings — published 2007
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Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.25 — 3,582 ratings — published 2006
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Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.15 — 3,339 ratings — published 2002
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.14 — 174,746 ratings — published 2001
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The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.10 — 10,339 ratings — published 2016
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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.10 — 482 ratings — published
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They Smell Like Sheep They Smell Like Sheep (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.08 — 283 ratings — published 1997
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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.25 — 8,364 ratings — published 1980
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Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.80 — 122 ratings — published 2004
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Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.45 — 724 ratings — published 2015
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The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.33 — 2,592 ratings — published 2015
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The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction (The Pastoral Series #4) The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction (The Pastoral Series #4)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.35 — 1,925 ratings — published 1989
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Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity (The Pastoral series, #2) Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity (The Pastoral series, #2)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.33 — 1,268 ratings — published 1987
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Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.98 — 719 ratings — published 2014
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Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,974 ratings — published 2012
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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.14 — 13,098 ratings — published 2012
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I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,991 ratings — published 2013
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Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 3.78 — 177 ratings — published 2012
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The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as church-leadership)
avg rating 4.26 — 2,203 ratings — published 2012
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“Instead of laying a red carpet for yourself to walk on, lay a bridge and let the young people walk over to you.”
Cecilia Chan, How to Grow Your Church Younger and Stronger: The Story of the Kids who Built a World-Class Church

“The first lesson of church plantology is that planting a church should never be our focus. Christ never commanded his disciples to plant churches, because it’s not what He wanted them to focus on. Focusing on the church to be planted leads to church starting, whereas focusing on the Great Commission itself leads to church planting.”
Peyton Jones, Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches

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