Here are some books to inspire you as you consider your part in God's kingdom movement. These are some of the books and authors that have inspired the City Network movement:
Helping Churches Grow Healthy
Dying to Restart by Greg Wiens and Dan Turner. Churches choosing a strategic death for a multiplying life.
Exponential by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson. An incredible vision for leadership development as a strategy for kingdom growth and multiplication.
Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom Rainer For those churches struggling to understand how to move forward, Thom Rainer gives practical tests and tools to understand the complex and difficult pains struggling churches go through, and how to change.
Helping Healthy Churches Multiply
MultiChurch by Brad House and Gregg Allison. Exploring the future of Multisite
To Transform a City by Eric Swanson and Sam Williams. A roadmap to city-wide movements of Jesus followers being God's kingdom presence in every sector of the city.
On The Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson. A deep, important book on implementing the ideas Hirsch outlines in The Forgotten Ways in the life of a mega-church and a church planting movement. Brilliant stuff.
5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ by Alan Hirsch. A deeper look at the Ephesians 4 APEST model of team leadership in the church and the ways God uses these gifts in church planting movements.
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, an in depth look at what it takes to live missionally in your actual neighborhood.
Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World by JR Woodward What does it look like to move from a church of programs and tradition, to a church of disciples of Jesus who make disciples? JR Woodward works through the work of culture creation.
https://www.100movements.com/resources resources from 100Movements to assess and grow in missional posture.
Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience by Mark Sayers discovering the ways of revival in late post-christian neo-liberalism.
To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City by Eric Swanson: City Wide Networks For Gospel Renewal.
Helping Church Planters, Plant
Starting Missional Churches by Branson and Warnes. A primer on the nuts and bolts of incarnational/missional expressions of church planting.
Reaching the Unreached by Peyton Jones. We want to plant churches that make disciples of people who are far from God, not transfers from other churches. This book is a primer on 1st century and 21st century mission in the world.
How To Knock Over A 7-Eleven: And Other Ministry Training by Michael Cheshire Thinking outside of the box as you seek to reach people with the gospel.
The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating Apostolic Movements by Alan Hirsch reactivating the work of the bodybuilding of Christ in making disciples.
Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians by Kim Hammond. Embracing the posture of God’s call to make disciples.