Servant Leaders Today Bibliography compiles the resource citations for
all articles in the Servant Leaders Library®
and offers additional resources that will be helpful in your study of
servant leadership. We hope this will prove an invaluable resource as
you pursue your own servant leadership journey and practice.
this Reference Site!)
• Zondervan Biblical References
• Online Resources for Leadership and
• Online Bible Study Resources
• Online Dictionaries/Reference/Search Tools
• Bivocational Ministry Resources
• Leadership Library Print Resources (organized
by article category)
----Servant Leadership Series
--------Servant Leadership: Principles
--------Servant Leadership: Pathways
--------Servant Leadership: Practices
----Church Health Leadership
----Interpersonal Leadership Series
----Bivocational Ministry Resources
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Please Note: All Scripture references in the SLT Library articles (unless
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Resources for Leadership and Servant Leadership
a source found to be most helpful in research)
and Science of Leadership --An excellent site with free resources
for management and leadership; refer to index.
-- A “Christianity Today” section for training church
leaders; browse to find helpful index to articles.
Leadership World – The Teal Trust provides free tools to
help leaders be leaders such as definitions, skills, style assessment
tools, and links to other sites.
Library -- Browse the menu for topics of interest.
--Equipping for church health through resources, publications, and
supplies; some free resources.
Health/EFCA -- Church health checkup, indicators and links to
What Is It? — Focuses on corporate coaching practices and
concepts; good insights for the congregation.
Gateway -- A comprehensive gateway to the Websites of the U. of
Col. Conflict Research Consortium.
Leadership Links — A list of leadership sites primarily
addressing the educational sector; no endorsement implied.
Leadership Styles — All nine Enneagram styles are described
in detail from the book, Coaching with the Enneagram.
Library -- See helpful index; an extensive, valuable library of
leadership and management theories, practices, and skills; for serious
students of nonprofit organizations.
Provides link access to 300 Christian ministries.
*Greenleaf Center for
Servant Leadership --You can become acquainted with the Center
that carries forward the national and international impact of the work
of the late Robert K. Greenleaf; also, there are free, insightful resources
White Papers on Leadership -- White Papers adapts extremely well
to church issues such as leadership, organizations, and systems.
Ken Blanchard Companies
-- Site offers products, services and some free resources for ministry
to Leader Institute --To strengthen the leadership of the social
sector; browse the “Knowledge Center/Journal.”
--The real essence of leadership; selected free resources and promotion
of products and services.
--Offers introduction to major articles in leadership and ministry
Tips --Concepts and links to resources that seek to develop leadership
skills every day.
--Study helps in various psychological topics.
for Church Leadership --Provides publications, consultation, and
conferences as part of the School of Religion, Belmont University, Nashville
TN; an “Educational Partner” of Servant Leaders Today.
Guide/Servant Leadership --A Nebraska University article (pdf)
on servant leadership, “Do you have what it takes?”
--A large network of links related to psychological studies.
Leaders Today --The host website providing this library of expanding,
free leadership resources, including this Bibliography and Links Section.
Leadership Search --Surf the search engines for additional Websites
resources for leadership research.
--Strives to provide the finest material for developing servant leadership.
Leadership Project --Refers to more than 200 servant leader resource
--Resources for Christian Leadership Training, including courses
of study, many in CD-ROM with Study Guides; the sale of SkillTrack®
products provides the basic support of Servant Leaders Today Library.
*Unlocking Your Potential
--Excellent material on spiritual gifts; free materials.
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Stress Management Study Resources
The following links
are provided for specific resources on "stress" and
* Dictionary.com -- http://www.dictionary.com
--For helpful dictionary and thesaurus entries search on any key word,
such as: stress,
* For the following links,
check the home page content or index to find references related to "stress
management." In addition, for your own internet search on "stress,"
"stress management," or "eustress," use Google or
other search engines and review articles. We have found the following
to have useful resources:
The Alban Institute: http://www.alban.org/
--a ministry resource site with changing options
American Institute of Stress
-search stress and burnout
Encyclopedia Americana Online
--search stress and stress management
SmallChurch.com -- http://www.smallchurch.com/rprisk.htm;
--search stress and risk; several sources as "Risk
Factors for Pastors."
Health Education: http://www.teachhealth.com/
John Hopkins University:
--search stress and eustress
LearnWell Institute: Managing
Stress - http://www.learnwell.org/stress.htm
Mental Help.net: Stress
Reduction and Management - an extensive research source: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=117&cn=117
Mind Tools: Stress: http://www.mindtools.com
Stress and Emotional Wellness
--Links and resources provided on "The Web's Stress Management
& Emotional Wellness Page"
Stress Management - Oklahoma
State University -- http://ehs.okstate.edu/links/stress.htm
--numerous resources for the study of stress management and stress
Stress Management Society
--presents stress, its causes, symptoms, solution, and benefits
Symptoms of Anxiety: Archibald
Hart - http://www.troubledwith.com/
--search life pressures, anxiety, stress
Stress Management Sites:
--The ABC's of Self Help, providing an extensive listing of resources
on stress, anxiety, and related topics.
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Bible Study Resources
Bible Society --For free resource especially, click on “Read
and Study the Bible” and “Ministry Resources.”
--Extensive tools for reading and researching Scripture in languages
--Free online Bible study resources, including the Bible in 28 different
languages and a variety of versions.
Christian resources for Bible Study and Christian Living: follow “Navigation”
to your study interest.
--Includes verse, word, and Greek study, with commentary and illustrations.
Bible -- Go-to Bible—access commentaries, Bible study tools,
maps, devotionals, and free web tools provided by the BLB Institute.
Classics Ethereal Library --A wealth of classic, Christian writings,
not copyrighted and free access; includes a “Hymnal” section.
Bible Study Tools --The “Bible Study Tools” menu is
very helpful in exploring extensive, free resources.
--This is a teaching site of more that 6,000 hymns and gospel songs
with lyrics, scores, MIDI files, and history.
Bible Society --Online Bibles provides study helps.
-- Exegesis and resources for sermon and worship planning.
Today -- Biblical studies found throughout the SLT Library free
articles; use for leadership, preaching, or training.
– “Section Index” indicates study resources by Bible
books and topics.
--Extensive Internet Bible study resources with a helpful navigation
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-- The world’s greatest encyclodictionalamanacapedia™
Ask.com Search --
Formerly “Ask Jeeves” site.
-- Contains also thesaurus, encyclopedias, others tools.
the Free Encyclopedia --Valuable tool.
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Library Print Resources (organized by article category)
( * Indicates books specifically
on “servant leadership”)
Note: Primary resources
for the 30+ servant leadership articles in the SLT Library are the 4 SkillTrack
Elder, Lloyd. Practicing Servant Leadership: Now, It’s Your Serve
(Spanish version available)
________. Servant Leadership--Principles: Exploring the Journey
________. Servant Leadership--Pathways: Following Biblical Patterns
________. Servant Leadership--Practices: Charting Your Course (SkillTrack®
Anderson, James D. and Ezra Earl Jones. The Management of Ministry:
Leadership, Purpose, Structure, Community. San Francisco; Harper and
Row Publishers, 1992. A standard and valuable work, now back in print
in this updated edition.
Axelrod, Alan. Profiles in Leadership. New York: Prentice Hall
Press, 2003. The subtitle states the book’s scope: “the
distinctive lives of the men and women who shaped history.”
Bennis, Warren. On Becoming A Leader. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books
Group, 2003 edition. Bennis has often contributed to the concepts
and practices of nonprofit leaders.
Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge.
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1985.
Bennis, Warren and Joan Goldsmith. Learning to Lead: A Workbook on
Becoming a Leader. Cambridge MA, Perseus Books, 1997, an updated edition.
Benowitz, Ellen A. Cliffs. QuickRewiew: Principles of Management.
New York: Hungry Minds, 2001. Cliff Notes have the advantage of concise
presentation of the topics.
Blackaby, Henry and Richard. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on
to God’s Agenda. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2001. The
Blackabys as Christian ministers share their experience and insight into
the way God develops spiritual leaders.
Blake, Robert R. and Anne Adams McCanse. Leadership Dilemmas--Grid
Solutions. Austin, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991. A primary
resource for the development of the SkillTrack® Congregational Leadership
Blanchard, Ken. The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence.
Tulsa OK: Honor Books, 1999.
________. The Servant Leader: Transforming Heart, Head, Hands, and
Habits. Nashville: J. Countryman, 2003.
Blanchard, Ken, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges. Leadership by the Book:
Tools to Transform Your Workplace. New York: William Morrow &
Blanchard, Ken and Spenser Johnson. The One Minute Manager. New York:
Berkley Publishing, 1982. A short story with three one minute secrets:
goals, praisings, and reprimands.
Blanchard, Ken and Paul Hersey. Management of Organizational Behavior.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1982. A major work on contingency,
situational leadership within family systems.
Blank, Warren. The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders. New York:
Amacom, 2001. Blank claims qualities of leadership are waiting in
all of us to be discovered and developed.
Briner, Bob. The Management Methods of Jesus. Nashville: Broadman
and Holman, 1998. Briner presents contemporary applications of the
life and teachings of Jesus.
Briner, Bob and Ray Pritchard. More Leadership Lessons of Jesus.
Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1998. Briner shares 52 leadership
lessons primarily from reflections of the teaching of Jesus.
Brown, Patricia D. Learning to Lead from Your Spiritual Center.
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996. Great insight into the why and what
of leadership; one of the most practical books relating EQ (emotional
quotient) to leadership.
Campbell, Barry. Toolbox for [Busy] Pastors. Nashville: Convention
Carr, Clay. The New Manager’s Survival Manual: All the Skills
you Need for Success. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Treats
most helpfully a manager’s tasks, skills, and practices.
*Cedar, Paul A. Strength in Servant Leadership. Waco, Texas: Word
Books, 1987. A valuable book, written out of the experience of a senior
Cooper, Robert K. and Ayman Sawaf. Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence
in Leadership and Organizations. New York: The Berkley Publishing
Group, 1996. One of the most practical books relating EQ to leadership.
Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring
the Character Ethic. New York: Fireside/Simon and Schuster, 1990.
An ethical basis for values, life, relationships and business practices;
all related themes to servant leadership.
________. Principle-Centered Leadership. New York: Simon and Schuster,
1992. One resource that helped to shape the SkillTrack® on Mission-Centered
Daft, Richard L. The Leadership Experience. Orlando, FL: Harcourt
College Publishers, 2002. An excellent, useful, college text on concepts
and practices of leadership.
Dale, Robert D. Pastoral Leadership. Nashville, Abingdon Press,
1986. Written by a scholar and practitioner; biblical, practical,
________. Ministers as Leaders. Nashville TN: Broadman Press, 1984.
Explores leadership styles based on biblical foundations, leadership
practices, follower styles, and congregational teams.
De Pree, Max. Called to Serve. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing,
________, Leadership Is an Art. New York: Currency. 2004 (2n Ed.)
Not a manual on leadership, but more about leadership as spirit, grace,
trust, and stewardship.
________, Leadership Jazz. New York: Dell Publishing, 1992. A
classic, practical and supportive of the concepts and practices of servant
Desatnick, Robert L. Managing to Keep the Customer: How to Achieve
and Maintain Superior Customer Service Throughout the Organization.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1987.So many insights that
could benefit the work of a congregation.
Eigen, Lewis D. The Manager’s Book of Quotations. New York:
Amacon Press, 1991. This excellent 528-page anthology includes quotations
from ancient and contemporary authorities organized under 47 topics related
to management and leadership.
Elder, Lloyd. Blueprints: 10 Challenges for a Great People. Nashville
TN: Broadman Press, 1984. This book, though dated, presents leadership
as a critical element for healthy, productive denominational life. Try
E-Bay or Amazon for copies.
*Elder, Lloyd. Practicing Servant Leadership: Now, It’s Your
Serve (SkillTrack® Vol.1). Nashville: Moench Center for Church
Leadership, Belmont University, 1996, 2000. Spanish version available;
a text workbook for conference or individual study. English version now
replaced by “Your Journey Toward Servant Leadership,” SkillTrack®
series 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.CD-ROM/Study Guide.
*________. Servant Leadership--Principles: Exploring the Journey
(SkillTrack® 1.1 CD-ROM/Study Guide). Nashville: Moench Center for
Church Leadership, Belmont University, 2001. This SkillTrack®
publication is a primary resource for the Servant Leadership Principles
series of articles in the Servant Leaders Today Library; also available
as an interactive CD- ROM leadership product.
*________. Servant Leadership--Pathways: Following Biblical Patterns
(SkillTrack® 1.2 CD-ROM/Study Guide). Nashville: Moench Center for
Church Leadership, Belmont University, 2003. This SkillTrack®
publication is a primary resource for the series of articles on Servant
Leadership Pathways in the Servant Leaders Today Library. Also, CD-ROM
SkillTrack 1.2 is available as an interactive leadership study product.
*________. Servant Leadership—Practices: Charting Your Course
(SkillTrack® 1.3 CD-ROM with Study Guide). Nashville: Moench Center
for Church Leadership, Belmont University, 2004. The primary source
for Servant Leadership: Practices. This is the third leadership study
product in the SkillTrack® 1 Series; available as an interactive leadership
*Ferguson, Rick E. The Servant Principle: Finding Fulfillment Through
Obedience to Christ. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1999.
Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating
Vision, Shaping Values, and Empowering Change. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 1991. Ford is committed to the development of
young leaders and presents a wealth of insight from biblical and contemporary
Francis, David. Spiritual Gifts. Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2003.
A practical guide to show how God works through spiritual gifts.
Gardner, John W. On Leadership. New York: The Free Press, 1990.
Another classic, oft-quoted, thoughtful treatment; used as a university
George, Carl F. and Robert E. Logan. Leading and Managing Your Church.
Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1987.
Goetz, David L, ed. Building Church Leaders. Carol Stream IL: Leadership
Resources© 2000, “Christianity Today,” 2000. A loose-leaf
binder of training resources.
Goleman, Daniel. Working with Emotional Intelligence. New York:
Bantam Books, 2000. One of several books reporting and applying the
research often referred to as EQ (not IQ), that is, the emotional quotient
of life and leadership.
Goleman, Daniel, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee. Primal Leadership:
Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business
School Publishing, 2002. Argues that emotions are contagious, driving
emotions connecting with others.
Graves, Stephen and Thomas Addington. A Case for Calling: Authentic
Living in the Workplace. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers,
1998. A brief monograph presenting the case for Christian values and
authentic living in the workplace, because character matters.
________. A Case for Character: Authentic Living in the Workplace.
Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1998. A brief monograph
presenting the case for Christian values and authentic living in the workplace,
because character matters.
________. A Case for Serving: Responding Selflessly to the Needs of
Others. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1998. The authors
express that (and how) the biblical concept of serving should be practiced
in everyday life.
*Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature
of Legitimate Power and Greatness. New York: Paulist Press, 1977.
This is Greenleaf’s earlier, profound,work; the source of most
SLT Library article citations; powerful influence on others.
*________. The Power of Servant Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
Publishers, Inc., 1998. Excellent Book, 378 pages of previously unpublished
works; should be read by all of us still on our journey.
*________. On Becoming a Servant-Leader: The Private Writings of Robert
K. Greenleaf. Don T. Frick and Larry C. Spears, editors. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass Publishers, Inc., 1996. By nature, this is thematic and
repetitious, but valuable for the larger picture of Greenleaf’s
*________. Seeker and Servant: The Private Writings of Robert K. Greenleaf.
Anne T. Fraker and Larry C. Spears, editors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Publishers, 1996. This, too, is topical, but valuable in expanding
the focus on servant leadership.
Grenz, Arlo. The Confident Leader: Getting a Good Start as a Christian
Minister. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994. Tells a church
ministry story exploring leadership lessons.
Heller, Robert, et al. DK Managing for Excellence. New York: DK
Books, 2001. An excellent manual with extensive sections on practices
of management and leadership.
Herrington, Jim. The Leader’s Journey. San Francisco: A Leadership
Network Publication, 2003. Interesting presentation of the journey
concept of leadership.
Hesselbein, Frances. Hesselbein on Leadership. New York: Jossey-Bass,
Hitt, William D. Thoughts on Leadership: A Treasury of Quotations.
Columbus, Ohio: Battelle Press, 1992. The concepts and thoughts go
beyond just the value of the quotations.
House, Robert J. Path-Goal Theory of Leadership (quoted in The
Leadership Experience by Richard Daft, see pp.89-91)
Hughes, Selwyn. Christ-Empowered Living. Nashville: Broadman and
Holman Publishers, 2001. Hughes presents rather persuasively what
it takes for people to overcome their problems and move toward “significance
*Hunter, James C. The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence
of Leadership. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 1998. Delightful
in “novel” form, full of insights.
Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
New insights published by a mega church pastor; focusing on emerging
recognition of courage as a significant leadership quality.
Jones, Gareth R. and Jennifer M. George. Contemporary Management, third
edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2003. Although a college
text, its theory, research and application can be helpful for churches
and other nonprofit organizations.
Kinicki, Angelo and Robert Kreitner. Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts,
Skills and Best Practices. New York: McGraw-Hill Publications, 2003.
A college textbook with excellent concepts for biblical, ministry
Kotter, John P . John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do. Cambridge:
Harvard Business Review, 1999.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge: How
to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1987. A research-based book that supports
many concepts of servant leadership.
Lewis, Phillip V. Transformational Leadership: A New Model for Total
Church Involvement. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996.
Loeb, Marshall and Stephen
Kindel. Leadership for Dummies: A Reference for the Rest of Us!
Foster City, CA: IDG Books, 1999. More valuable than the title implies.
McNeal, Reggie. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual
Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. This important
book goes beyond popular “how-to” tasks and styles to develop
the premise that leaders must be experts in matters of the heart.
McQuilkin, Robertson. Life in the Spirit. Nashville: Broadman &
Holman Publishers, 2000.
Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others
Reach Their Full Potential. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995.
________. Developing the Leader Within You. Nashville: Thomas Nelson
Publishers, 1993. One of his several books applied directly to Christian
McCarty, Doran C. and George W. Knight. The Practice of Ministry: A
Sourcebook. Nashville: Seminary Extension of the Southern Baptist
*Miller, Calvin. The Empowered Leader: 10 Keys to Servant Leadership.
Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1995. For Christian leaders
in any position or role; practical and biblical.
Miller, Herb. Leadership is the Key: Unlocking Your Ministry Effectiveness.
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997. Miller asks ten insightful questions,
with his helpful answers.
Montana, Patrick J. and Bruce H. Charnov. Management.(Business
Review Series) Hauppauge NY: Barron’s, 2000. An excellent treatment
of management theory, structures, human resources, and group dynamics.
Morrison, Emily Kittle. Leadership Skills: Developing Volunteers for
Organizational Success. Tucson, AZ: Fisher Books, 1994. Excellent
skill-training for all leaders.
Munger, Robert Boyd. Leading From the Heart: Lifetime Reflections on
Spiritual Development. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995.
Munger, out of ministry experience and biblical scholarship, presents
lessons in spiritual navigation toward spiritual development as a journey
that never ends.
Perkins, Dennis N. T. Leading At The Edge: Leadership Lessons from
the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition.
New York: AMACOM, 2000. Extraordinary book!
Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for
Tough Times. New York: Warner Books, 1991. The subtitle points
toward fifteen such strategies.
Powell. Paul W. Getting the Lead Out of Leadership: Principles of Leadership
for the Church Today. Tyler, TX: Paul W. Powell, 1997. Insights
from an executive and pastor.
Reiland, Dan. Spiritual Gifts: A Tool to Discover Your Place in Ministry.
Atlanta: Injoy, Inc., 1998. This brief but helpful workbook provides
a concise tool to discover spiritual gifts and to relate them to your
place in ministry.
Richardson, Ronald W. Creating a Healthier Church. Minneapolis:
Fortress Press, 1996. Provides guidance toward congregational leadership
within family systems.
Schaller, Lyle E. Getting Things Done: Concepts and Skills for Leaders.
Nashville: Abington, 1986.
Scholtes, Peter R. The Leader’s Handbook: A Guide to Inspiring
Your People and Managing Daily Workflow. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies,
Inc., 1998. Written by a popular and thoughtful practitioner of leadership;
pays tribute to the influence of the Deming concepts on his own developed
Senge, Peter M.(et al.). The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining
Momentum in Learning Organizations. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publishing Group, 1999. Excellent in the whole arena of leadership,
change, and organizations.
________. et al. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the
Learning Organization. New York, Currency Doubleday, 1994 edition.
An outstanding manual for ministers seeking to adapt the components
of systems thinking, shared vision, team learning, etc.
________. et al. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools
for Building a Learning Organization. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publishing Group, 1994. Provides framework for applying “the
learning organization” to congregational practices.
Shawchuck, Norman and Roger Heuser. Managing the Congregation: Building
Effective Systems to Serve People. Key features: processes, structures,
relationships, and systems.
*Spears, Larry C., ed. Reflections on Leadership: How Greenleaf’s
Theory of Servant-Leadership Influenced Today’s Top Management Thinkers.
New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1995. Could be listed under Greenleaf’s
works; draws on them freely.
*Spears, Larry C. and Michele Lawrence, editors. Focus on Leadership:
Servant-Leadership for the 21st Century. New York: John Wiley and
Sons, Inc., 2002. Contributors reflect a “who’s who”
in the field of leadership today and their concepts of servant leadership.
Stacker, Joe R. and Bruce Grubbs. Pastoral Leadership Skills for Growing
Churches. Nashville:Convention Press, 1988. Although out of print,
presents essential skills for shared ministry leadership.
Swindoll, Chuck. Leadership: Influences that Inspire. Waco: Word
Books, 1985. Swindoll claims leadership is not optional. He provides
succinct biblical insights into leadership--including do’s and don’ts.
Stagich, Timothy. Transformative Leadership and High Synergy Motivation.
Chula Vista, CA: Aventine Press, 2003. Worth the read for ministry
Swain, Bernard. Liberating Leadership: Practical Styles for Pastoral
Ministry. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1986. Some
theological and historical background leading to four styles.
Tokunaga, Paul. Invitation to Lead: Guidelines for Emerging Asian American
Leaders. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
*Turner, William B. The Learning of Love: A Journey Toward Servant
Leadership. Macon, GA: Smith and Helwys, 2000. Turner, a businessman
and active Christian, affirms the principle and practice of servant leadership,
and shares his personal journey.
Wagner, C. Peter. Your Spiritual Gifts can Help Your Church Grow.
Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 1995. Wagner, respected as an authority
in missions and evangelism, shares his insights on spiritual gifts and
applies it to church growth.
Warren, Rick. The Purpose-Driven Church: Growth without Compromising
your Message and Mission. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House,
1995. Warren presents his very distinct vision of the church fulfilling
its mission: in which “church health,” and not “church
growth,” is the critical issue we face today.
Webb, Henry. Deacons: Servant Models in the Church (Updated Edition).
Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2001.
White, Ernest O. Becoming A Christian Leader. Nashville: Convention
Press, 1985. Applies his own grid-approach to Christian leadership
measured by servanthood and authority.
Williams, James D., with Lloyd Elder. Coaching Leadership: Building
a Winning Ministry Team. Nashville: Moench Center for Church Leadership,
1999. SkillTrack®Leadership Vol. 3 is a 70-page training guide
for conferences, mentoring, and independent study.
________. Mission-Centered Leadership: Translating Vision into Reality.
Nashville TN: Moench Center for Church Leadership, 2000. SkillTrack®Leadership
Vol. 2 is a 70-page text guide for independent study, mentoring, and conferences.
*Wilkes, C. Gene. Jesus on Leadership: Becoming a Servant Leader.
Nashville: LifeWay Press, 1996. A valuable workbook used often in
local congregations for membership and discipleship development.
Woods, C. Jeff. Better Than Success: 8 Principles of Faithful Leadership.
Valley Forge PA: Judson Press, 2001.
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. New York:
Penguin Books, 2001.--A relaxed, clear mind is the key to increased
productivity with less harmful stress, according to Allen in this insightful
Benson, Herbert, M.D. and Eileen
M. Stuart, R.N., M.S., editors. The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive
Guide to Maintaining Health and Stress-Related Illness. New York:
A Fireside book published by Simon & Schuster, 1992.--This book
lives up to its title; worth serious research and application.
Chandler, Charles. Minister’s
Support Group: Alternative to Burnout. Nashville, TN: Convention Press,
1987.--The pros and cons, the why’s and how’s, of setting
up or joining a minister’s support group to help manage stress.
Charlesworth, Edward A. and
Ronald G. Nathan. Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. --Focuses on our need to fight stresses
that threaten our body’s wellness; an introductory, thorough guide.
Davidson, Jeff. The Complete
Idiot’s Guide to Managing Stress. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books,
1999.--A very thorough and easy-to-read introduction to stress and
Ecker, Richard E. The Stress
Myth. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1985.--Dr. Ecker
outlines a “preventionist” approach to stress management,
as opposed to the predominant “interventionist” way of thinking.
Elder, Lloyd. SkillTrack®
Vol. 11, Stress Management: Getting on Top of Stress in Ministry.
(2nd Edition) Moench Center for Church Leadership, 1998, 2005.--A
text/workbook on stress in ministry and in life, from the SkillTrack®
series on church leadership; the substantial source for this series of
Girdano, Daniel A.; Everly,
Jr., G. S.; and Duseck, Dorothy E. Controlling Stress and Tension
(6th ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2001.--A comprehensive
look at the physiological side of excess stress, proposing the need of
living in harmony within society.
Faulkner, Brooks, compiler.
Stress in the Life of the Minister. Nashville, TN: Convention Press,
1981.--Faulkner brings together a series of essays on stress challenges
faced by ministers, both in personal and professional life.
Harris, John C. Stress,
Power and Ministry. Washington D.C. The Alban Institute, 1977. --Though
dated, this is a tough-minded and personal discussion of the related issues
of stress and power effects on the ministry.
Hawkins, O. S. High Calling/High
Stress: Advice from James for Managing Stress in Ministry. Dallas,
TX. Annuity Board (Guidestone), 2003. --A series of practical sermons
applied to those in ministry.
Loehr, James E. Stress for
Success. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 1997.--A 30-day program
that tries to prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for stress,
by teaching you to feed off of its energy in a positive way.
McCarty, Doran C. Making
the Most of Coping with Anxiety, Stress, Burnout. The McCarty Library,
2000.--This brief text is a fine biblical and practical treatment
of “stress;” it is in The McCarty Library for ”developing
leaders for a demanding age.”
Miles, Mary Dell. Stress.
Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994. --Designed for small-group discussions,
this text and workbook on stress is a part of the LifeSearch series.
Parker, Gary. Creative Tensions:
Personal Growth Through Stress. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1991.
--This text explores the opportunities to turn stress into positive
challenges in your life.
Porowski, James P. and Paul
B. Carlisle. Strength for the Journey: A Biblical Perspective on Discouragement
and Depression. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 1999.--Intensely
biblical study in nine units designed for personal and small-group reflection
and discussion; includes daily assignments.
Sheehan, David V., M.D. The
Anxiety Disease: New Medical Breakthroughs. New York: Bantam Books,
1983, 1990.--Promises new hope for the millions who suffer from anxiety.
Swenson, Richard A., M.D. Margin:
Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded
Lives. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1992. --Dr. Swenson believes
stress is rampant because we live without margin today. This text is an
attempt to revitalize “that space that once existed between ourselves
and our limits.”
Wellness Center Newsletter
- Fall, 1995. Nashville: Belmont University. Reproduced from Managing
Stress from Morning to Night, C. L., Mee, Jr., et al. Alexandria,
VA: Time-Life Books, 1987, p. 27.
Whiteman, Dr. Thomas, Verghese,
Dr. Sam, and Randy Petersen. The Complete Stress Management Workbook:
Your Personal Step-by-Step Program for Handling the Stress in Your Life.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1996.--A comprehensive introduction
to issues of stress and stress management.
Younger, Brett; and Younger,
Carol. Living With Stress: Nurturing Joy in a Tension-Filled World.
Macon GA, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 1994.--Divided into five
study sessions providing interactive teaching options.
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