Recommended Readings on Commitment

Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton. Habits of the Heart Individualism and Commitment in American Life. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1985.

___________. Readings on the Themes of Habits of the Heart New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1987.

Kennon L. Callahan. Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.

__________. Effective Church Leadership: Building on the Twelve Keys. San Francisco: Harper, 1990.

_________. Twelve Keys to an Effective Church. San Franscisco, CA: Harper Collins Publishers, 1983.

_________. Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: The Leaders’ Guide. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Robert D. Dale. To Dream Again: How to Help Your Church Come Alive. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1981.

William M. Easum, The Church Growth Handbook: Includes Complete Ministry Audit Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1990.

Douglas W.Johnson. Vitality means church growth. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989.

Harris W. Lee. Effective Church Leadership: A Practical Sourcebook. Washington, D.C.:The Alban Institute, 1991.

Joy McConnell. Ethical Culture Study Guide for Twelve Keys to an Effective Church. 

Donald McGavran and George G. Hunter III. Church Growth: Strategies That Work. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1980.

Alan Loy McGinnis, Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House, 1985.

Loren B. Mead. More Than Numbers: The Ways Churches Grow. New York: The Alban Institute, 1993.

Lyle E. Schaller. Activating the Passive Church: Diagnosis and Treatment Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1981.

_________. 44 Steps Up off the Plateau. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1993.

_________. Growing Plans: Strategies to Increase Your Church’s Membership.
Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1983.

_________. Strategies for Change. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1993.