Leadership Resources

Some of the resources on leadership and mission we use and have found particularly helpful.

The Mission of God

Holistic Mission – Chris Wright – chapter from Chris Wright’s book ‘The Mission of God’

Whose mission? Whose world? – article by Chris Wright

Holistic Mission – A paper from the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation

Contextual and Missional – Keller – an article by Tim Keller

Discerning Leadership – Graham Cray (Grove booklet)

Missional/Mishmash film clips from Innovista’s YouTube channel

The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church"" by Alan Hirsch –  Unpacking what the missional church of the 21st century needs to think about, and how it might look. Packed with stories and examples, challenging,  provocative and well worth reading.


Growing Leaders: Reflections on Leadership, Life and Jesus"" ""– James Lawrence

Leadership Next: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture"" – Eddie Gibbs

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership"" – Henri Nouwen

The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni

Multiplying Missional Leaders – Mike Breen

Lead – Karl Martin


Building Your Company’s Vision – Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

Visioneering – Andy Stanley

How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek (TEDx talk on the importance of why)

The Secret Structure of Great Talks – Nancy Duarte (TED talk unpacking powerful visionary speeches)

Building Teams

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most"" – Bruce Patton


The Coaching Manual – Julie Starr

Spiritual/Character Formation

Revolution of character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Transformation"" – Dallas Willard and Don Simpson

Changes That Heal: How to Understand the Past to Ensure a Healthier Future"" – Henry Cloud

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook"""" – Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People"" – John Ortberg

The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives"" – Dallas Willard

Soul Feast: Introduction to the Christian spiritual life – Marjorie Thompson


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