Spirituality and Christian Leadership Books to Inspire You
Books help us reflect on our daily practices and take action. Drawing on his 30 years of experience, Reggie has penned the following texts to help people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. Whether you aim to improve yourself or your organization, you are sure to find something that inspires you in his catalog of spirituality and Christian leadership books. You can also listen to his podcast to learn more.
Kingdom Collaborators: Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down
"These who have turned the world upside down have come here too" (Acts 17:6)
When Paul and Silas came to Thessalonica, they changed the community. How? By collaborating with God to bring His Kingdom on Earth.
Will you collaborate on God's Kingdom work in your community? If you're ready to see God move in all areas―business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more―this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for Kingdom growth. Readers will gain practical advice to help people experience life as God intends.
Kingdom Come: Why We Must Give Up Our Obsession with Fixing the Church—and What We Should Do Instead
In Kingdom Come, thought leader and church ministry consultant Reggie McNeal asks the provoking question: How do we get from where we are to where God wants us to be? He addresses both why the Church must realign its mission with God’s Kingdom agenda and how church leaders can implement this strategic shift. Through personal stories, scriptural exploration, and examples of church engagement in Kingdom activity, Reggie offers inspiration as well as insight into how you can get in on and help lead the Kingdom movement currently underway. Discover how you can play a key role in helping the Kingdom come—here and now—right where you are.
Get Off Your Donkey!: Help Somebody and Help Yourself
With energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls believers to dismount, get down and dirty, and live a life that makes a difference. He shows readers how to recalibrate their spiritual efforts to move from church-centric service to greater community engagement to do their essential part in creating a world worth living in. McNeal also shows readers that helping others helps the one doing the service just as much as the one being served. Serving is the very best way to learn about yourself and grow spiritually.
Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church
The third book in the Missional Movement trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal's bold lead, this book details the rise of a new life form in churches. McNeal discusses how to move a church from an internal to an external ministry focus and outlines an alternative to the program church model that is focused on the projects and passions of the congregants.
Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church
This bestseller is the definitive work on the "missional movement," i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. McNeal asks the tough questions that churches need to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing. In Missional Renaissance, he shows the three significant shifts in thinking and behavior churches need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional.
A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders
In A Work of Heart, bestselling author and missional expert Reggie McNeal help leaders reflect on how God is shaping them by letting us see God at work in the lives of four quintessential biblical leaders: Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. McNeal identifies the formative influences upon these leaders, which he sees as God's ways of working in their lives: the same influences at work today forming leaders for ministry in our times. He explores the shaping influence of culture, call, community, conflict, and the commonplace.
The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church
In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way. In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing "church growth" with a wider vision of kingdom growth; developing disciples instead of church members; fostering the rise of new apostolic leadership; focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs, and shifting from prediction and planning to prepare for the challenges of an uncertain world. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans, they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes, new purpose, and new ideas.
Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders
Based on his extensive experience as coach and mentor to many thousands of Christian leaders across a broad spectrum of ministry settings, Reggie McNeal helps spiritual leaders understand that they will self-select into or out of greatness. In this important book, McNeal shows how great spiritual leaders are committed consciously and intentionally to seven spiritual disciplines, habits of heart and mind that shape both their character and competence.
Get a Life!: It Is All About You
When was the last time you took a long look at yourself and had an honest, helpful discussion with yourself about yourself? Failure to do that might cause you to miss out on the life you were created for. Here is your chance for the conversation of a lifetime.
In Get a Life!: It IS All About You, author Reggie McNeal says, "God had you in mind when he made you." With that truth, McNeal invites us to take responsibility for the hardest thing we'll ever do: live. In dialogue with readers, he puts a spotlight on the need to intentionally examine our lives regularly, making sure that we are living our level best at every moment and in all regards, from relationships and career to community and faith.
Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church
The Church's mission, argues Reggie McNeal, engages every aspect of life. The front lines of the collision between the Kingdom of light and the Kingdom of darkness are homes, schools, offices, health clubs, civic organizations, and neighborhoods - wherever God's people find themselves. Equipping the Church for this mission can no longer be the responsibility solely of professional clergy. A new team of leaders, drawn from the membership of each congregation, must arise to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present.