Resources for creating organizational systems in the church (6 of 6)

The following are some resources that you may find helpful as you develop your thinking on systems. I have placed them in categories based on the thirteen systems I have identified within the church.

This is NOT an exhaustive list by any means! I would love your feedback on additional resources for each system!

Leadership Structure

  1. Staff Your Church for Growth – Gary McIntosh
  2. Go Big – Bil Cornelius and Bill Easum
  3. Leading At A Higher Level – Ken Blanchard, et al

Finance & Stewardship (2 systems here: operational and strategic)

  1. The Stewardship Seminar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy
  2. Re-Think Money – Casey Graham’s teaching material
  3. Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
  4. How to Increase Giving In Your Church – George Barna
  5. Money, Possessions and Eternity – Randy Alcorn

Campus Management

  1. The Nomadic Church – Bill Easum & Pete Theodore
  2. Multi-Site Church Revolution – Geoff Surrat, et al


  1. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done – Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  2. Made to Stick – Chip and Dan Heath


  1. Simply Strategic Growth – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens
  2. Building a Contagious Church – Mark Mittelberg
  3. The Contagious Christian – Mark Mittelberg & Bill Hybels
  4. Just Walk Across the Room – Bill Hybels
  5. Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary – Lee Strobel
  6. Church for the Unchurched – George G. Hunter III
  7. ReChurching the Unchurched – George Barna
  8. Breaking the Missional Code – David Putman & Ed Stetzer
  9. Love One Another – Gene A. Getz
  10. The Evangelism Seminar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy
  11. Purple Cow – Seth Godin

Worship (Weekend Experience)

  1. First Impressions – Mark Waltz
  2. The Experience Economy – Joseph Pine & James Gilmore
  3. An Hour on Sunday – Nancy Beach
  4. Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley
  5. Planning Worship Services for Life Transformation (CD set) – Nelson Searcy, et al.
  6. Can We Do That? – Andy Stanley & Ed Young
  7. Planning a One Year Preaching Calendar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy
  8. The Creative Leader – Ed Young


  1. The Assimilation Seminar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy & Kerrick Thomas
  2. Fusion: Integrating Newcomers Into the Life of Your Church – Nelson Searcy & Jennifer Dykes Henson
  3. Beyond the First Visit – Gary L. McIntosh


  1. Growing True Disciples – George Barna
  2. Building Up One Another – Gene A. Getz
  3. Go Big With Small Groups – Bill Easum & John Atkinson
  4. Connecting – Larry Crabb
  5. The Connecting Church – Randy Frazee
  6. The Small Group Seminar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy
  7. Breaking the Discipleship Code – David Putman


  1. Volunteer Revolution – Bill Hybels
  2. Strategic Volunteers – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens


  1. The Leadership Challenge – James Kouzes & Barry Posner
  2. Developing The Leaders Around You – John Maxwell
  3. Any book written by Patrick Lencioni


  1. E-Myth Revisited ­- Michael E. Gerber
  2. The Purpose Driven Church – Rick Warren
  3. Advanced Strategic Planning – Aubrey Malphurs
  4. One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Gary L. McIntosh
  5. Simply Strategic Stuff – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens
  6. Simple Church – Thom Ranier
  7. 7 Practices for Effective Ministry – Andy Stanley, et al
  8. Good to Great & Good to Great & The Social Sector (a monograph) – Jim Collins
  9. Breaking Growth Barriers (CD set) – Nelson Searcy
  10. The Learning Organization – Peter Senge
  11. The Strategy Seminar (CD set) – Nelson Searcy

Have you missed out on the earlier posts in this series? Check them out here:

  1. 3 Reasons You Need Organizational Systems
  2. What Are Organizational Systems and Processes?
  3. Organizational Systems and Processes Are Biblical
  4. How to Create Organizational Systems and Processes
  5. 3 Principles for Creating Organizational Systems and Processes

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