June 27, 2022

The Best Resources for Church Leaders by category

Church leaders need resources (Readers are Leaders). Here is a list of some great books for leaders.


Leadership, Team Building and Management:

  1. The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive Peopleby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310250978/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_XJM23JZDYRWE6PZF1AC7
  2. Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise: by Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310352096/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_4BVWRB031AZ5Z27G2ZW5
  3. Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamworkby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1401960588/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_087KTZYQQZWQK3P5FQPQ
  4. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About Itby HarperCollins PublishersLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RO9VJK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_AD2MAVG8MCA6REZC9H06
  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People: by Amazon.com Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1439167346/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HRSHVQJ9KG4ZC887ZMR3
  6. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don'tby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0066620996/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_YZCNMAEE6ZFPFPNY3DYR

Spiritual and Soul Care:

  1. The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offenseby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1621365484/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_JHMFCPH993VZ4H5TPA0T
  2. Prayer That Brings Revival: by Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0884195805/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_G3770YN85GYD7EFRMMFD
  3. When Heaven Invades Earth: by ThebestbooksLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0768413338/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_W02Z4G07S0KVQJ8H3TEM
  4. The Believer's Authority: What You Didn't Learn in Churchby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1577949366/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_3CJ845PBSQ341H8BQAH1
  5. Fresh Air: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with Godby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/141437125X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_JZ8TST1WDTFND3SQMYC2
  6. The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit Can Change Your Lifeby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307729729/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q7YE49ADDK6A629N189M

Administration and Organization:

  1. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Businessby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1936661845/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_YXXP206BVZ8G9X6GK5A7
  2. The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Revised and Updated: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goalsby Graced StoreLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/198215697X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_QVQMDWK6V6C089J92YJ8
  3. How to Grow a Healthy Church: by Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0983695040/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_N1Q6T9H05PM5AN2HMA57

Public Speaking:

  1. Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communicationby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1590525140/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_50AT5A5038ZQ3HCC6JF8
  2. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakersby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0761563512/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_KP8JZ5DWV7A91B4NF43F
  3. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250061539/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_WCKEK8EQVSXZATNAGASH


  1. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listenby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0718033329/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8KQ6BXZBA34Z5CD755EK

Time Management:

  1. Time Traps: Proven Strategies for Swamped Salespeopleby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1401605257/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_9E2JP5DMPZC4J24SJH5J
  2. At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favorby Amazon.comLearn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0735291365/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_G5A6QRN8VNKT9TP73ZK1

***Some of the books mentioned above are not faith-based authors.

James Boyd

Business Owner, Consultant, Author, and Pastor

In 2011 James Boyd and his wife, Tracy, moved their family from Michigan to Naples, Florida, to take the helm of a dwindling congregation struggling under the weight of financial deficit. Armed with faith, prayer, generosity—and a good dose of proven business experience—James restructured the internal workings of the organization in accordance with sound finance and business principles.

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