Recommended Reading & Resources

for Churches Studying Relocation

 

 

As listed in Going Places with God, A 31-Day Devotional Guide for Churches Considering Relocation

 

 

Church Relocation Index, The Baptist Start Page

www.baptiststart.com/relocation.htm

 

 

 

Church Architecture Department, LifeWay

www.lifeway.com/churcharchitecture/†††††††††††††††

Note particularly, Rules of Thumb and The Planning and Building Process

 

 

44 Steps Up Off the Plateau

by Lyle E. Schaller, 1993, Abingdon Press

Amazon     B&N     Adobe (PDF)     Microsoft Reader     Palm e-Reader    

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Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders

by Aubrey Malphurs, Baker, 1999

Amazon     B&N     CDB†††† 

 

 

Building for Effective Mission

A Complete Guide for Congregations on Brick and Mortar Issues

by Kennon L. Callahan, 1995, Josey-Bass

Amazon     B&N     Josey-Bass

 

 

Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby and Claude V. King

1994, Broadman & Holman

B&N     CDB††††LifeWay     All Experiencing God Products on LifeWay

 

 

How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Growth

by Carl F. George with Warren Bird, 1993, Baker

Amazon     B&N     Church Growth.net

 

 

How to Start a New Service

by Charles Arn, 1997, Baker

Amazon     B&N     CDB     Church Growth.net  

 

 

Intentional Disciplemaking: Cultivating Spiritual Maturity in the Local Church

by Ron Bennett, 2001, NavPress

Amazon     B&N     CDB     NavPress 

 

 

Kingdom Principles for Church Growth

by Gene Mims, 1994, Convention Press

LifeWay

 

 

New Life for Declining Churches, by Harvey Kneisel, 1995.† 

Contact Macedonian Call Foundation, 

c/o Houstonís First Baptist Church

7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX77024

This book discusses churches in transitional neighborhoods

(Excellent; donít let the fact that it is self-published throw you).

 

 

 

One Church, Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy

by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. Thomas, 1999, Abingdon Press

B&N     CDB

 

 

Outgrowing the Ingrown Church

by C. John Miller, 1986, Zondervan

Amazon     B&N     CDB

 

 

Planning and Building Church Facilities

by Gwenn E. McCormick, 1992, Convention Press

Available from the Church Architecture Department of LifeWay

 

 

The Purpose Driven Church, by Rick Warren, 1995, Zondervan

Amazon     B&N     CDB

 

 

To Dream Again: How to Help Your Church Come Alive

by Robert D. Dale, 1981, Broadman Press

Out of print, but still a classic

See if you can borrow this from an experienced minister

 

 

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church

by Kennon L. Callahan, 1983, Josey-Bass

Amazon     B&N     Josey-Bass     Planning Workbook on Amazon

 

 

 

Your Church Experiencing God Together

by Henry Blackaby and Mel Blackaby, 2003, LifeWay

LifeWay