The Shrinking Church by Nicole Radziszewski
How to Deal With Resistance by Glen Rediehs
A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope by Peter L. Steinke

Diversity/Social Justice

Talking Together as a Christians Cross-Culturally: A Field Guide ELCA resource

Emerging Church

New Wine, Old Wineskins: The Emerging Church, Ethics, and the ELCA by Robert D. Francis
The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle
Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters by Phyllis Tickle


Leadership and the Preferred Future by David Lose
Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God’s Guidance and Grace by N. Graham Standish
Vibrant Faith website


Can You See Where You’re Going? by Glen Rediehs
Building a Mission Table by Pastor Harold Jacobson

Missional Church

Paradigms for Mission Renewal by Tim Snyder
One Thing Needed: A Biblical View of the Church by Timothy W. Whitaker
One Thing Needed: Fall in Love by Lovett Weems
Reclaiming the Great Commission by Bishop Claude E. Payne & Hamilton Beazley
The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church by Diana Butler Bass
The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation by Craig Van Gelder & Dwight J. Zscheile
Unbinding Your Heart by Martha Grace Reese


In merged Charlotte church, ‘every Sunday is like Easter’  by Tim Funk
Power Surge by Michael W. Foss
Christian, It’s Not what You think Streaming: North Point Community Church


Beyond Our Doors: Congregational Mission Planning, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin – ELCA

Small Congregations

Part-Time Pastor, Full-Time Church by Robert LaRochelle
Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook & Fredrica Harris Thompsett
New Small Church blog by Karl Vaters


A New and Right Spirit: Creating an Authentic Church in a Consumer Culture by Rick Barger Herndon
Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass
Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass
The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church’s Spectators into Active Participants by Scott Thumma & Warren Bird
Pathway to Renewal: Practical Steps for Congregations by Daniel P. Smith & Mary K. Sellon
Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement by Will Mancin