Recently I have found myself reading more and listening to podcasts more. I wanted to give you some of the books I have enjoyed as a pastor and some of the podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. I have several books that are by the same author. I will try to group those together.
I believe that it is important to read and listen to good teaching. If you want to be a better leader then you have to become a better student. Hosea 4:6 tells us, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” As leaders, we should always want knowledge. Never stop learning.
Here are some great resources for you to read and listen to.
Robert Morris (The Blessed Life, Blessed Church)
Gary McIntosh (One Size Doesn’t Fit All, Beyond the First Visit, What Every Pastor Should Know written with Charles Arn)
Thom Rainer (The Unchurched Next Door, Simple Church written with Eric Geiger, Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them)
John Maxwell (Winning with People)
Andy Stanley (Making Vision Stick, Visioneering)
Robert Lewis (The Church of Irresistible Influence written with Rob Wilkins)
Tommy Barnett (Portraits of Vision written with Sarah Coleman, Multiplication)
Ed Stetzer (Comeback Churches written with Mike Dodson)
Pete Wilson (Plan B)
George O. Wood (Road Trip Leadership)
Mark Batterson (The Circle Maker)
Mike Clarensau (From Belonging to Becoming)
Scott Wilson (Ready, Set, Grow)
Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
iLead by Rod Loy
Perry Noble Leadership Podcast
I hope this will help you in your ministry. These books have ministered to me and have helped in my leadership growth.
I am all the time looking for books to read or podcasts to listen to that will help make me a better leader. If you have a book that is not listed on here that you believe was a good book, please let me know about it. I would love to read it.