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Helpful Resources  

There are a number of great resources to help supplement your own personal development and the discipleship of other spiritual leaders. Please contact us with your favorite sites, sources and resources.

Leadership Web Sites


  • Injoy Ministries - John Maxwell is internationally known for his clear and concise view of how leaders work.  His prolific production of books on leadership topics is a foundation for every leadership library.
  • The Purpose Driven Church - Rick Warren's books on the Purpose Driver Church dramatically changed how many local churches saw themselves and how they expressed a clear and intentional plan for discipleship.  "The Purpose Driven Life" has become a world-wide best seller and literally millions of people sit down in small groups to discuss how their lives can have a greater meaning in relationship with God, family, friends and the church. and
  • Willow Creek Community Church - and

  • Leadership Network - Since 1984, Leadership Network has fostered church innovation and growth through strategies, programs, tools and resources that are consistent with our far-reaching mission: to identify, connect and help high-capacity Christian leaders multiply their impact.

  • Smart Leadership

  • Leadership U

  • 12 Manage - This site is a rich storehouse of annotated listings of leadership methods, models and theories. 

  • Management and Leadership

  • Leadership Journal

  • Discipleship Journal

  • Church Discipleship Ministry

  • Equipping Ministries Intl.
  • The Small Group Network
  • EQUIP-Encouraging Qualities Undeveloped in People
  • Building Church Leaders

  • General Web based Christian resources
  • Faith & Leadership, the online magazine of the Leadership Education program at Duke Divinity School, intends to strengthen the practice of Christian leadership at all levels.
  • Center for Congregations offers consultation, resources and educational events to strengthen congregations and their leadership.
    Hartford Institute for Religion Research conducts research related to key policy issues and emerging trends. Clergy will particularly benefit from the Clergy Leadership page. Judicatory staff may wish to consult the Judicatory Research page. Denominational staff will want to explore the Denominational Research page.
  • Resources for American Christianity helps leaders and participants in Christian communities, scholars and the general public better understand the impact, trends and trajectories of Christianity in the U.S. by archiving informative and reflective material from select projects. Of particular interest for clergy is the Church Leadership page. Religious educators and school administrators will find the Higher Education and Theological Education pages helpful. Regional and national leaders, as well as leaders of faith-based, parachurch and religious nonprofit organizations, will want to explore the Religious page.
  • Association of Theological Schools is a membership organization of more than 260 graduate schools that offer post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs in the practice of ministry and in the preparation of future scholars for teaching and conducting research in the fields of theology. ATS sets accrediting standards, monitors member compliance and gathers key data related to students, teaching, administration and programs of study in member schools. Educational institution leaders can find informative papers and presentations archived on the Leadership Education page.
  • Center for the Study of Theological Education conducts a cycle of surveys that examines the state of theological education in North America over time, focusing at times on students, graduates, faculty, administrators, trustees and seminary finances, along with periodic additional topics. Results of the studies are presented in issues of the occasional bulletin Auburn Studies and as special background reports available on the centerís site. Explore the centerís Research page.
  • InTrust educates and assists boards and other governors of theological schools in North America by offering the best information, insight, research and consultation on practices and good governance to more than 170 member institutions of religious education. Explore In Trustís Read the Magazine and News & Resources pages.



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