Servant Leaders Today Bibliography/Links


The 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.
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Table of Contents
Zondervan Biblical References
Online Resources for Leadership and Servant Leadership
----Stress Management

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
----Mission/Vision-Centered Leadership
----Coaching Leadership
----Church Health Leadership
----Preaching Leadership
----Interpersonal Leadership Series
--------Interpersonal Communication
--------Assertive Leadership
--------Interpersonal Conflict
--------Motivational Leadership
----Shaping Change
----Conflict Management
----Stress Management
----Time Management
----Bivocational Ministry Resources

Zondervan Biblical References/NIV

Special credit is given to Zondervan Publishing House for permission to use the following computer Bible study products for developing our SkillTrack® Leadership CD-ROM publications. When those high-quality biblical study resources are cited throughout Servant Leaders Today Library from SkillTrack® Leadership materials, Zondervan Publishing House (Zondervan) is credited. We express our appreciation to Zondervan for its permission with all rights reserved by Zondervan; for complete product information contact Zondervan at

The NIV Study Bible Basic Library (CD-ROM)
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary-- also CD-ROM format
New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology – also CD-ROM format
Please Note: All Scripture references in the SLT Library articles (unless otherwise noted) are from the New International Version of the Bible, copyrighted 1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society.

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Online Resources for Leadership and Servant Leadership
(* indicates a source found to be most helpful in research)

*Art 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.
*Christian 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.
Christianity Today Library -- Browse the menu for topics of interest.
Church Central --Equipping for church health through resources, publications, and supplies; some free resources.
*Church Health/EFCA -- Church health checkup, indicators and links to other resources.
Coaching, What Is It? — Focuses on corporate coaching practices and concepts; good insights for the congregation.
Conflict Websites Gateway -- A comprehensive gateway to the Websites of the U. of Col. Conflict Research Consortium.
Educational Leadership Links — A list of leadership sites primarily addressing the educational sector; no endorsement implied.
*Enneagram Leadership Styles — All nine Enneagram styles are described in detail from the book, Coaching with the Enneagram.
*Free Management 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 available.
*IdeaBridge 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 leadership development.
*Leader to Leader Institute --To strengthen the leadership of the social sector; browse the “Knowledge Center/Journal.”
Leadersdirect --The real essence of leadership; selected free resources and promotion of products and services. --Offers introduction to major articles in leadership and ministry disciplines.
Leadership Tips --Concepts and links to resources that seek to develop leadership skills every day.
*Mental --Study helps in various psychological topics.
*Moench Center 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.
Neb Guide/Servant Leadership --A Nebraska University article (pdf) on servant leadership, “Do you have what it takes?”
Psychology Encyclopedia --A large network of links related to psychological studies.
*Servant Leaders Today --The host website providing this library of expanding, free leadership resources, including this Bibliography and Links Section.
Servant Leadership Search --Surf the search engines for additional Websites resources for leadership research. --Strives to provide the finest material for developing servant leadership.
Servant Leadership Project --Refers to more than 200 servant leader resource bibliographies.
*SkillTrack®Leadership --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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Online Stress Management Study Resources

The following links are provided for specific resources on "stress" and "stress management."

* -- --For helpful dictionary and thesaurus entries search on any key word, such as: stress, stress management, anxiety, burnout, attitude, eustress, stage fright, behavior, etc.

* 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: --a ministry resource site with changing options

American Institute of Stress -- -search stress and burnout

Encyclopedia Americana Online - --search stress and stress management --; --search stress and risk; several sources as "Risk Factors for Pastors."

Health Education: --search: stress

John Hopkins University: - --search stress and eustress

LearnWell Institute: Managing Stress -

Mental Stress Reduction and Management - an extensive research source:

Mind Tools: Stress: --search stress

Stress and Emotional Wellness Links: --Links and resources provided on "The Web's Stress Management & Emotional Wellness Page"

Stress Management - Oklahoma State University -- --numerous resources for the study of stress management and stress related resources

Stress Management Society - --presents stress, its causes, symptoms, solution, and benefits

Symptoms of Anxiety: Archibald Hart - --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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Online Bible Study Resources

American Bible Society --For free resource especially, click on “Read and Study the Bible” and “Ministry Resources.”
*Bible Gateway --Extensive tools for reading and researching Scripture in languages and versions. --Free online Bible study resources, including the Bible in 28 different languages and a variety of versions.
* --Extensive Christian resources for Bible Study and Christian Living: follow “Navigation” to your study interest.
Bible Toolbox --Includes verse, word, and Greek study, with commentary and illustrations.
*Blue Letter Bible -- Go-to Bible—access commentaries, Bible study tools, maps, devotionals, and free web tools provided by the BLB Institute.
*Christian 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.
Cyber Hymnal --This is a teaching site of more that 6,000 hymns and gospel songs with lyrics, scores, MIDI files, and history.
International Bible Society --Online Bibles provides study helps. -- Exegesis and resources for sermon and worship planning.
Servant Leaders Today -- Biblical studies found throughout the SLT Library free articles; use for leadership, preaching, or training.
*WebBible Encyclopedia – “Section Index” indicates study resources by Bible books and topics.
* --Extensive Internet Bible study resources with a helpful navigation menu.

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Online Dictionaries/Reference Tools -- The world’s greatest encyclodictionalamanacapedia™ Search -- Formerly “Ask Jeeves” site. -- Contains also thesaurus, encyclopedias, others tools.
Google Search
Grolier Encyclopedia
Netscape Search
Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia --Valuable tool.
Yahoo Search...

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Leadership Library Print Resources (organized by article category)

Servant Leadership Series
* Indicates books specifically on “servant leadership”)

Note: Primary resources for the 30+ servant leadership articles in the SLT Library are the 4 SkillTrack training courses:
Elder, Lloyd. Practicing Servant Leadership: Now, It’s Your Serve (SkillTrack® Vol.1).
(Spanish version available)
________. Servant Leadership--Principles: Exploring the Journey (SkillTrack® 1.1)
________. Servant Leadership--Pathways: Following Biblical Patterns (SkillTrack® 1.2)
________. Servant Leadership--Practices: Charting Your Course (SkillTrack® 1.3)

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 Grid.

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 & Co., 1999.

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 Press, 1998.

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 pastor.

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 Leadership.

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, insightful.

________. 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, 2001.
________, 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 leadership!

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 study product.

*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 reflections.

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 text.

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 contribution.

*________. 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, 2002.

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 in God.”

*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 applications.

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 leadership.

McCarty, Doran C. and George W. Knight. The Practice of Ministry: A Sourcebook. Nashville: Seminary Extension of the Southern Baptist Seminaries, 1995.

*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 ideas.

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 leaders.

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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Stress Management Series

Allen, David. 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 book.

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 stress management.

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 articles.

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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