Some of these books were written by former Transforming Campus Ministries leaders. Some are books we use for our training. Some are simply books we've found to be helpful. All of them can be applied to most, if not all, ministries - not just campus ministries.
All of these books are available from customary outlets or the organization's website.
Winning on Purpose: How to Organize Congregations to Succed in Their Mission John E. Kaiser
Do you really want the mission to succeed? Are you prepared to live within clear boundaries? Are you ready to align yourself with a greater purpose? Do you have what it takes? Winning on Purpose offers leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structures that enable church life and health. As a comprehensive and powerful application of the biblical call to mission, Winning on Purpose sets forth the Accountable Leadership strategy. This model of leadership brings together standards for mission, boundaries, and accountability, and then shows how these standards come to life through the performance of four key players: the board, the pastor, the staff, and the congregation.
Hit the Bullseye: How Denominations Can Aim Congregations at the Mission Field Paul D. Borden
Denominations in the United States were started to assist congregations. Local churches realized that often they could do more together than they culd separately. For many years denominations provided invaluable services to congregations in missions, education, and church life. This is no longer the case. As many congregations diminish in size, they find themselves with aging constituencies and experience a decline in mission dollars. They also find denominations impotent in producing change, health, and growth. Denominations repond in various ways to this situation. This book offers three key strategies for change: training, recruitment of outside leaders, and pastoral mentoring.
Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders Aubrey Malphurs
Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its second edition, this practical resource offers a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model, useful ideas for developing a strategy, diagrams to help illustrate concepts, and a new chapter on spiritual formation. This updated edition places a stronger emphasis on disciplemaking and clarifies answers to nine fundamental ministry questions. The methods in this book are proven to work, having already helped many churches articulate their vision and implement their mission.
Effectiveness by the Numbers: Counting What Counts in the Church William R. Hoyt
The business world isn't the only place where numbers matter. Measuring statistics within churches can lead to positive change and growth. This book shows us how counting the right things can have a profound impact on ministry effectiveness.
Dr. Hoyt served on the Transforming Campus Ministries board of directors. He is president of NexStep Coaching and Consulting, as well as UniReach International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization. Hoyt was a pastor for 38 years and taught courses in preaching, worship, and leadership at both the Minnesota and San Diego campuses of Bethel Theological Seminary.
Raising More Money Terry Axelrod
Nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers who are passionate about the mission of their organization but tired of the old model of raising funds will be inspired by this incisive and practical manual for nonprofit fundraising. This book shows how nonprofit organizations - regardless of size, location, or mission - can become financially self-sustaining by using this distinctive, mission-based model for nonprofit fundraising as the standard operating system for individual giving. It is published by Benevon, a corporation founded by the author.
Crisis on the Horizon: How to Rescue Your Ministry from Financial Meltdown Kenneth M. Fleck
Crisis on the Horizon sounds a clarion call concerning the worsening financial health of Christian ministries in the United States. It provides a frank analysis of the underlying reaons for the financial crisis they now face and reviews the biblically taught principles of good financial stewardship that every leader of a Christian ministry can implement to place it on a secure financial footing.
Mr. Fleck served as an advisor to the Transformating Campus Ministries board of directors. He also was the executive director of The Faith Endowment Institute, which published the book, and the principal of Fleck Law Offices.