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Psychological
Spiritual
Finding a Spiritual Director (Smith)

Transformational Effects of a Sabbatical (Turner and Fike)

Metamorpha - walk alongside fellow Christians on their journey of Faith

Grafted Life Ministries - Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association

Spiritual Disciplines & Growth

B-ing - offers contemplative retreats, spiritual direction, staff development and other spiritual formation opportunities

Examen: The Act of the Presence of God (Smith)

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation (Haley Barton)

Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence (Barton and Willard)

A Spirituality of the Road (Bosch)

Satisfy Your Soul: Renewing the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Demarest)

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development (Demarest)

Water from a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries (Sittser and Peterson)

The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (Willard, et al)

The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath (Buchanan)

Living Faith Day by Day: How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Traditions Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern World (Farrington)

Celebration of Discipline (Foster)

A Testament of Devotion (Kelley)

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (Palmer)

What's Your God Language? (Perrine)--see also the complementing workbook

The Pursuit of God (Tozer)

The Practice of the Presence of God (Lawrence)

Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking and Spiritual Practice (Lane )

Long Wandering Prayer: An Invitation to Walk with God (Hansen and Hibbert)

Finding Grace at the Center: Beginning of Centering Prayer (Pennington, Keating and Clark)

Mansions of the Heart (Ashbrook)

The Gift of Being Yourself (Benner)

Spiritual Dynamics

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (Wagner)

Understanding Spiritual Power: A Forgotten Dimension of Cross-Cultural Mission and Ministry (Kraft, Marguerite)

I Give You Authority (Kraft)

Territorial Spirits (Wagner)

When the Spirit Comes with Power: Signs and Wonders Among God’s People (White)

The Rules of Engagement: Understanding the Principles that Govern the Spiritual Battles in Our Lives (DeBord and Kraft)

Inner Healing (Flynn and Gregg)

Deep Wounds, Deep Healing (Kraft)

Breaking Strongholds in Your City (Wagner)

Lifestage
Community
Leadership

Inventories and Assessments

Leadership Endurance Inventory (LEI)--Inventory to examen the empowerment levels of support infrastructure of a leader for sustainability; based off of the deep Social Base research of J. Robert Clinton (Simons and Dowd; adapted from Clinton)

Kiersey Temperament Sorter: personality inventory

Clifton Strengths assessment: StrengthsFinder inventory

StrengthsFinder 2.0: Fiding Your CliftonStrengths (Rath)

Enneagram: personality inventory

Birkman: Leadership Personality inventory

Leadership Development & Practice

Keith Webb Coaching

Leading with a Developmental Bias (Hoke)

Partnership in Marriage and Ministry (adapted from Clinton)

Strengths Based Leadership (Rath)

Falling Upward (Rohr)

Leadership in the Way of the Cross: Forging Ministry from the Crucible of Crisis (Lingenfelter)

The Making of a Leader (Clinton)--basal and comprehensive work on understanding our call to influence those around us

Unlocking Your Giftedness (Clinton & Clinton)--aiding leaders to understand their own gifts and how to develop them

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee)

Leading Cross-Culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership (Lingenfelter)

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections of Christian Leadership (Nouwen)

Isolation: A Place of Transformation in the Life of a Leader (Trebesch)

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry (Haley Barton)

Managing the Non-profit Organization: Principles and Practices (Drucker)

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (Senge)

Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Organizations Grow and Die and What to Do About It? (Adize)

The Five Dysfuncions of a Team (Lencioni)

Connecting: Finding the Mentors You Need to be Successful in Life (Clinton and Stanley)

Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction (Anderson, Reese and Houston)

The Performance Factor: Unlocking the Secrets of Teamwork (MacMillan)

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (Palmer)

Cross-Cultural
Serving as Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They Are Preparing to Go, While They Are on the Field, When They Return Home (Pirolo)

Parents of Missionaries: How to Thrive and Stay Connected When Your Children and Grandchildren Serve Cross-Culturally

Cross-cultural Immersion

Cerny Smith Assessment: cross-cultural stress assessment

Cultural Differences and the New Missionary (Hiebert)

RAFT (re-entry): What Cross-Cultural Workers Need to Know (Koteskey)

H.A.R.T. (Helping Achieve Relevant Transitions) (OC Malaga)

Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting in Around the World (Elmer)--great comprehensive primer for anyone making the cross-cultural transition

Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry (Elmer)

Ministering Cross-Culturally (Lingenfelter and Mayers)

Living Overseas (Ward)

Communicating Christ Cross-culturally: Introduction to Missionary Communication (Hesselgrave)

Transculturation: The Cultural Factor in Translation and Other Communication Tasks (Shaw)

Global Mission Handbook: A Guide for Crosscultural Service (Hoke and Taylor)

Developing Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World (Livermore)

Mission Practice & Strategy

Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions (McGavran)

Changing Face of World Missions, The Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Pocock, Van Rheenen and McConnell)

Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures (Gibbs and Bolger)

Contextualization: Meanings, Methods, and Models (Hesselgrave and Rommen)

Incarnational Ministries: Planting Churches in Band, Tribal, Peasant and Urban Societies (Hiebert and Meneses)

The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (McLaren)

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (Newbigin)

The Gathered and Scattered Church (Halter and Smay)

The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (Halter and Smay)

Submerge: Living Deep in a Shallow World (Hayes)

God So Loves the City (Van Engen and Tiersma)

Mission Perspective and History

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible (Glasser, VanEngen, Gilliland and Redford)

The Missionary Movement in Christian History (Walls)

The Cross-cultural Process in Christian History (Walls)

Anthropological Insights for Missionaries (Hiebert)

Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission (Lingenfelter)

Worldview for Christian Witness (Kraft)

Member Care