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BEST BOOKS OF 2018

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BEST BOOKS OF 2018

Groucho Marx joked, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

Garrison Keillor quipped, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Mark Twain noted, “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”

And Rick Warren said, “Every profession has its tools. You can’t be a doctor without a stethoscope. You can’t be a carpenter without a hammer and a saw. The minister’s tools are his books. We’re in the feeding, leading, and communicating business. Reading helps us do that more effectively.”

Leaders tend to be readers. The best leaders are consistently reading, growing, learning and stretching to be all God wants them to be.

In 2018 I set goals to read a certain number of books—I find if I don’t make it a goal, I don’t make it. “Audible” became one of my new best friends this past year—I highly recommend it! I also decided to subscribe to “Blinkist” and blink through 52 books through that website this past year. I’m not sure I liked it, I may look for a different book summary plan in 2019 But I’m glad I met my reading goals.

HERE ARE MY TOP FOUR BOOKS OF 2018:

1. “Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is there a God who cares? Yes. Here’s proof.”

by Dinesh D'Souza

This is the best explanation for the problem of evil that I’ve ever seen—and it is written from a scientific perspective.

2. “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful” by Marshall Goldsmith

Goldsmith works through twenty possible blind spots that successful people may have—these blind spots may be keeping them from getting to the next level. Ouch.

3. “Spirit-Filled Jesus” by Mark Driscoll

If Jesus needed help, we all do. Spirit-Filled Jesus explores the role of the Holy Spirit in and through the life of Jesus, revealing aspects of His life that have not been examined before and helping you see how this applies to you.

4. “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too” by Clay Travis

This book outlines how politics is ruining sports, and just about everything else.

That’s my list. What’s yours?

Feel free to send me your list of top books of 2018 at JDPearring@gmail.com. We will add your ideas and try to keep the article updated.

Happy Reading!

Here are some of the “Best Books” sent in by contributors:

Jim Jessup, William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA

1. Preaching the Other Way: How to Develop a Teaching Team in Your Church by JD Pearring . There is a reason why I listed Jim’s pick first!

Willie Nolte, Mission Lead for Transformation Ministries, Covina, CA

“The Power of Moments,” by Chip and Dan Heath.

Chris Hall, Lead Pastor, Catalyst Church, Santa Paula, CA

“The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Alan Adler, Transformation Ministries, Covina, CA

“Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World” by Andy Stanley

Ivan Villalta, Pastor, Ttorre de Alabanza, Duarte, CA

1. “The Power of Moments,” by Chip and Dan Heath.

2. “Leading the Other Way: How to Change the Church Planting World” by JD Pearring

3. “The Externally Focused Church” by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson

David Bennett, Financial Guru and Excel Board Member

“The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship by Shaunti Feldhahn

David Saenz, Lead Pastor, Experience Church, Poway, CA

“Don't Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts” by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy

Tiffany Saenz, Poway, CA

“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

Edson Martinez, Ministerios Transformacion, Tijuana, Mexico

“The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life” by Erwin Raphael McManus

Jim Lennon, Lead Pastor, Inspire Church, Sun City West, AZ

“Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication” by Andy Stanley

Bryon Scott, Lead Pastor, Engage Church, Lemon Grove, CA

“Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith” by Shane Hipps

Chan Kwak, Lead Pastor, One Church LA, Los Angeles, CA

“The Master's Plan for the Church” by John F MacArthur

Le Selah, Lead Pastor Rebirth Church, Hollywood, CA

1. “Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus” by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

2. “Leading the Other Way: How to Change the Church Planting World” by JD Pearring

3. “The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World” by Peter Scazzero

Stu Streeter, Lead Pastor, Disciples Church, Folsom, CA

Canoeing The Mountains” by Tod Bolsinger. I loved the historical parallels between the uncharted challenges faced by Lewis & Clark and the unknown obstacles church leaders will face as we navigate our post-Christian culture. As a history nerd and a ministry geek, Tod fed me well with this book.

David Cooke, Lead Pastor Cold Spring Community Church, Placerville, CA

“Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.” By Brené Brown

Geoff Wells, Excel Board Member, Elk Grove, CA

“Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is there a God who cares? Yes. Here’s proof.”

by Dinesh D'Souza

Chris Finchum, Lead Pastor, CityWalk Church, Yuba City, CA

“The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life” by Erwin Raphael McManus

John Cassidy, Lead Pastor, Hope Community Church, Citrus Heights, CA

“Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World” by Andy Stanley

Rick Weber, NorCal NAB, Roseville, CA

“The Pursuit of God” by A. W. Tozer

Esther Tress, Pastor, Cold Springs Community Church, Placerville, CA

“Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God” by Dallas Willard

Nick Campagna, Pastor of Next Generation Ministry, Cold Springs Church, Placerville, CA

“Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience” by Mark Sayers

Jake MacGregor, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lodi, CA

“Between Noon and Three: Romance, Law, and the Outrage of Grace” by Robert Farrar Capon

Kent Carlson, VP NAB Churches, Folsom, CA

“The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ” by Fleming Rutledge

Charles Stevens, Lead Pastor, New Life Ministries, Sacramento, CA

“Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan

Banning Liebscher, Lead Pastor, Jesus Culture, Folsom, CA

“Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You” by Banning Liebscher

I couldn’t read what I wrote down for Banning, so I put his book in, I hear it is excellent!

Eric Von Schoonhoven, Lead Pastor, The Bridge Church, Glendale, AZ

“Deep and Wide” by Andy Stanley

Stephen Füssle Lead Pastor at The Awakening Church Maui, Hawaii

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Kindle Edition by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz

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PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

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PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

My wife, Lori and I decided to go see our daughter Tricia for Thanksgiving.  So we snuck out during the first service at church on Sunday and drove two hours to the San Francisco airport.  We parked in the long-term lot, took the shuttle to the international terminal and checked in for a flight to Shanghai, China.  The twelve-and-a-half-hour flight left us with a long layover before our next stop in China, so we checked into an airport hotel for a nap.  Then it was off to the next stop.  When we arrived, we tried to transfer for still another flight, but after standing in line, we were told we had to go outside beyond security and re-enter in another terminal.  As I stopped to get my jacket out of my bag, a group of twenty-something Chinese men rushed past us.  One of them said, “We have to go outside, we made the same mistake, follow us.”

 

So we followed.  It turned out we were headed to the same destination.  “What are you doing here?” Chi, the best English-speaker asked.  “We are going to visit our daughter,” we answered.  “Your daughter lives in the middle of nowhere?” Chi responded.  All I could say was, “Tell me about it.”

 

When we got to the next terminal there were still several hours before our flight, so Chi invited us to join his crew for lunch.  Chi and Solo spoke English, the rest of the group—blue jacket, green jacket, brown jacket, the Taiwanese fellow who was freezing in the cold and a half dozen others got a kick out of watching me try to eat noodles with chopsticks.  (Lori is a pro at them.)  The young men work for CCTV, a Chinese government owned network, and they said they were headed to a remote part of the country to shoot some commercials.  The collection of camera equipment they were lugging around seemed to confirm that.   

 

I couldn’t help but wonder why God allowed us to run into this ensemble of perhaps, “angels unawares.”  I figured we could have maneuvered our way to our next stop on our own, so maybe we were there to help them on their spiritual journey.  “Are you a Christian,” I inquired, and Chi gave me perhaps the most honest answer ever, “Sometimes,” he admitted. 

 

Chi told us how he’d spent six months in the states riding a bicycle from New York to San Diego.  Friendly Americans gave him money, food and places to stay throughout his journey, so he wanted to return the favor with someone visiting his country.  He insisted that they buy lunch.

 

We finished the meal, then Chi escorted us to our check-in counter and through security.  I suspect we could have managed without them, but Lori felt much more comfortable to have some new friends looking out for us.  Once through the security check, Chi announced, “We’re going for a smoke, would you like one?”  We politely declined, told them we would see them at the gate, and parted ways.

 

As Lori and I sat apart from our new comrades at the gate, we smiled and waved, but that seemed to be the end of our partnership.  Until Chi came over to report that our plane was delayed.  A snowstorm in the city where our flight was originating had grounded it for a while.  The Chi came back a few minutes later with a huge smile on his face.  “The flight has been canceled without reason or excuse, but don’t worry, we will look for Plan B.”

 

Chi discovered that a high-speed train could make the trip in just three hours, but we would have to rush to have any hopes of making it.  So we jogged to the oversized baggage booth to pick up their bags—and ours.  I’m not sure we would have ever retrieved them without Chi and his men.

 

We then hustled to the airport train station, all of us carrying as many bags and camera gear as we could handle—we had to get tickets to ride to the high-speed depot.  When we got to the counter it was cash only.  Surprisingly, I was the only one with enough Chinese currency, so I bought tickets for the entire party.  We scurried to make it through train security, but two of the camera poles were too large, and after quite a bit of arguing with the lady in charge of not letting large poles on the train, green jacket took them elsewhere.  We managed to get on the train headed to the other train--green jacket made it back in time as well--but it was clear we would miss the last high-speed ride of the night.  “Not to worry,” Chi explained.  “There is a low-speed train we can catch.  It will only take six-hours.”  “Only six hours?” I sighed.

 

When we arrived at the depot, Chi stated that we needed to split into two groups.  Chi, blue jacket (their money man) and I would go purchase tickets, the rest of the assembly would order some food and find a place to sit.

 

After a long wait, the three of us made it to the front of the line, only to have the computer at the ticket counter suddenly fail.  They called their best tech person over.  She unplugged and then re-plugged-in the computer several times before it came back on.  We got tickets, were informed that our train was an hour late, “more or less,” then we headed back to the group.  

 

They were sitting in a fast-food joint called Dico’s—kind of the Chinese equivalent of McDonalds.  Lori had ordered me a chicken sandwich, which didn’t appear to actually contain anything resembling chicken.  But it was a warm place on a frigid night, and we were all able to relax a bit.  As Chi, blue jacket and I settled the bill for the train rides, I sensed that we might actually be relaxing a bit too long.  Suddenly Chi stood up and declared we needed to go, so we hurried with all of the gear to the gate.  At security my briefcase fell and spilled all over—twice. 

 

We rushed upstairs to train platform only to find that we missed it.  Would we make it to our daughter’s place for Thanksgiving?  Suddenly I had this eerie feeling that we were actually living out the plot from “Trains, Planes and Automobiles.”  What’s worse is as I looked around, all I saw were thin people, and I realized that I was not only living out the movie, I was the John Candy character!

 

“Welcome to my country,” Chi chuckled.  “Let’s see if we can exchange tickets for the next train.”  So, again, Chi, blue jacket and I left the rest to get in the long line for tickets.  When we finally reached the front, the computer system amazingly went down again.  They called the same tech person over, and again she started unplugging the computer and plugging it back in.  “Welcome to China!” Chi joked.  I wasn’t sure if we would make it, but I was starting to feel pretty good about my own technical skills.  They must’ve unplugged the deal twenty times before it came back on.  We got tickets, then hustled upstairs again. 

 

We had to run with all the bags and camera stuff, seemingly dropping every piece at least once before retrieving them again.  When we finally got to the train, the conductor wouldn’t let us on—Lori and I had tickets for another car.  That didn’t stop us, we stepped on the plane, and staked out our seats—rather, our sleeping compartment.

 

It was fairly comfortable, although smoking was allowed, maybe even encouraged.  It actually seemed mandatory!

 

We got a few hours of sleep before the conductor woke us up because our stop was approaching.  Brown jacket took me aside, told me that he had been here two weeks before and it was bitterly cold.  Then he grabbed my arm and warned, “Be careful these days.”  What was that supposed to mean?

 

When we arrived at the train stop on Wednesday morning, somewhere south of Inner Mongolia (but you could see it from there!) Tricia, a student friend and an older gentleman were there to meet us.  It was worth the trip to hug my daughter.  I hugged her friend, then the older gentleman shouted, “Papa, and cried as he gave me a huge belly hug.”  “Who is he?’ I asked Tricia.  “He’s just the driver,” she said.

 

I tried to give Chi some money to take his entourage out for a drink on me, but he loudly refused.  “This is my country,” he shouted.  “We take care of our guests.”  It was a bittersweet good-by. 

 

We jumped in the car, took a twenty minute ride and the driver dropped us off.  “Just a fifteen minute walk from here,” Tricia explained.  It was freezing out as we dragged our bags to her place, then we discovered Tricia lives on the top floor of a six-story walkup.  We dragged ourselves and our stuff up the steps.  When we finally got to her place, out of breath, over fifty hours after we’d left, all I could think to say was, “Do not tell me you can’t get here from there!”

 

I’d had a lot of time to think how easy it is to give up, to stop, to go back, to think we will never get there.  But giving up, stopping and going back are not really options.  We need to keep going.

 

And we need people to help us keep going. I wouldn’t say the trip was fun, but it was fun going through it with Lori.  It was fun going through it with a dozen new friends, who had taken us under their wings and took responsibility to get us to where we were going.

 

I thought of the need for partners.  I thought of the need for a network.  I thought of the need for a coach or coaches, people who we think we might not need, but then we realize we would be lost without luggage if it wasn’t for them.  We need people to help us make sure our destination is correct, our attitude is in check, and our burdens are shared.  We need people to remind us when we miss the mark, “Not to worry, we will look for Plan B.”  We need people to help us make sure we are getting some rest and some relaxation and something to eat.  We need people to remind us that it’s not a big deal if the trip costs twice as much money and takes three times as long as we expected.  And we need people whose hug is worth all the effort of a fifty hour excursion.

 

Wherever you are going, whatever your goal, guess what?  You can get there from here.

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WHO IS GIVING YOU FEEDBACK?

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WHO IS GIVING YOU FEEDBACK?

This past month I received an email from a church planter friend of mine who was going through some tough times.  It had been a tough few weeks financially at his church and for the first time in the life of the plant, he would not be receiving a check that week.  He was down, ready to quit and so he asked for feedback.

 

I replied immediately that major decisions shouldn’t be made when we are down emotionally.  It was August—a low time for churches and a bad time for finances since it is at the end of the summer.  It was a Sunday night—a low time for pastors and planters because we’re emotionally drained.  And it was right after he got the news of no paycheck.  So this was a trifecta of gloom.   I encouraged him to relax, to hang in there and get back up emotionally before making a huge decision. 

 

And his financial coach, Dave Bennett gave him the very same feedback.

 

But a former colleague of his gave some very different feedback.  He sent my friend’s email on to a distant acquaintance who emailed back that even though he barely knew him (he had only talked to him twice), my friend was “not a church planter” and he should and “execute the dissolution of the church plant.”  Wow!

 

I got together with my friend recently and he asked me what I thought of the feedback he had received.  I told him it reminded me of what Paul wrote in 2 Timothy:

 

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.  For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.  They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.  They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.  They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

 

…But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance…But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.  You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.—2 Timothy 3:1-5, 10-11, 14-17 (NLT)

 

Paul tells Timothy that there are all sorts of folks out there willing to give us feedback.  There are manipulators and there are mentors.  There are the self-centered and other-centered.  There are those who have their best interests in mind and those who have your best interests in mind.  There are the religious and there are those who have an actual relationship with God. 

 

Here are four tips on feedback from 2 Timothy 3:

 

1.      We all need feedback.

 

Paul wrote to Timothy to give him some feedback.  We all need that.

 

·       The longer you live the less feedback you get.

 

It’s true, isn’t it?  As a kid, everyone chips in their two cents, parents, older siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, coaches—it is a constant barrage of, “Knock it off, stop doing that, that’s better, way to go…”

 

But as we age, it is less and less culturally acceptable to give feedback to people.  And when we get to be older people just don’t bother.  “It’s ‘part-timers,’ he’s stuck in his ways, don’t mess with Grandpa…”

 

·      The longer you do something the less feedback you get.

 

When you start out on a job or task, there usually is some training, but once you reach journeyman status it is no longer acceptable for someone to point out anything without them being labeled a control-freak or smart-aleck.

 

·      The longer you lead the less feedback you will get. 

 

The more you move up the ladder in an organization, the less anyone would ever think of pointing out something you might want to work on.  It is lonely at the top rings true, which leads to the last secret:

 

·      The longer you succeed the less feedback you get.

 

After working eight years as a surgeon, Atul Gawande, a distinguished Harvard surgeon and author, realized that his operating room success had slowly reached a plateau. Soon after that realization, he had an afternoon free, and tried to track down someone to play in a game of tennis. Finally, he went to the local tennis club and was told that he could practice there only if he paid for a lesson and hit with the club pro.  Gawande writes what happened next:

 

“He was in his early twenties, a recent graduate who'd played on his college team. We hit back and forth for a while. He went easy on me at first, and then started running me around. I served a few points, and the tennis coach in him came out. "You know," he said, "you could get more power from your serve." I was dubious. My serve had always been the best part of my game. But I listened. He had me pay attention to my feet as I served, and I gradually recognized that my legs weren't really underneath me when I swung my racquet up into the air.

My right leg dragged a few inches behind my body …. With a few minutes of tinkering, he'd added at least ten miles an hour to my serve.”

 

Not long afterward, Gawande was watching tennis star Rafael Nadal playing a tournament match on TV.

 

“The camera flashed to his coach, and the obvious struck me as interesting: even Rafael Nadal has a coach. Nearly every élite tennis player in the world does …. But doctors don't. I'd paid to have a kid just out of college look at my serve. So why did I find it inconceivable to pay someone to come into my operating room and coach me on my surgical technique?

Coaching operates from the premise that "no matter how well prepared people are in their formative years, few can achieve and maintain their best performance on their own."

 

The apostle Paul knew that we need coaches in living. Watch me, he said. And let me give you some pointers. We learn by seeing truth lived out and modeled. We learn by imitation. Some things are caught, not taught. Some things are caught and taught

 

We need feedback!

 

2.      Stay away from the wrong kind of feedback.

 

Stay away from people like that!—2 Timothy 3:5 (NLT)

 

The Bible is full of admonitions to avoid bad feedback!

 

A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.--Proverbs 21:28 (NIV)

 

Don't listen to everything people say…—Ecclesiastes 7:21 (NCV)

 

Get behind me Satan!—Matthew 16:23 (NIV)

 

Seth Godin put it this way:  “You won't benefit from anonymous criticism.  I recently heard from a speaker who was able to quote, verbatim, truly nasty comments people had posted about her talk.  And yet, I've never once met an author who said, "Well, my writing wasn't resonating, but then I read all the bad reviews on Amazon, took their criticism to heart and now I'm doing great..."  There are plenty of ways to get useful and constructive feedback. It starts with looking someone in the eye, with having a direct one on one conversation or email correspondence with a customer who cares. Forms, surveys, mass emails, tweets--none of this is going to do anything but depress you, confuse you (hey, half the audience wants one thing, the other half wants the opposite!) or paralyze you.  I'm arguing that it's a positive habit to deliberately insulate yourself from this feedback. Don't ask for it and don't look for it.  Yes, change what you make to enhance delight. No, don't punish yourself by listening to the mob.”

 

Let’s be careful who we are listening to.  An email from someone who barely knows us who says we are not anything and should dissolve our church is an email that needs to be deleted and forgotten before we finish reading it! 

 

3.      Stay tuned to the right kind of feedback.

 

This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…-2 Timothy 1:6 (NIV)

 

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. --Proverbs 27:17 (NIV

 

Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.—Proverbs 24:6 (TMV)

 

There are some people like Paul in your life and mine.  People who know you, who love you, who have your back.  People who won’t pile on when you are down, but will have your back when you need them.  Identify them, cultivate them, and go to them.

 

There are people who will tell you that if you are a pastor, don’t make major decisions on a Sunday night in August when the offering was weak that day! 

 

The reason we have a network is so we can become honest feedback dispensers for each other.

 

      4.  Stay close to God’s feedback.

 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.—2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)

 

Paul reminds us that the best feedback comes from God.  Are we letting God give us input? 

 

 

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Best Books We Read In 2014

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Best Books We Read In 2014

Each year we ask planters and leaders in the network to share the best book they read – here are the titles that made the list for 2014:

Save the Cat” by Blake Snyder
- JD Pearring, Director of GHC Network

8 to 15” by Tom Mercer
- Tom Cullen, GHC Cluster Coordinator

 

David and Goliath” by Malcom Gladwell
Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
- Alex Schweng, church planter in Oakland, CA

All In” by Mark Batterson
- Jay Nickless, Kansas City KS

Unshockable Love” by John Burkes
- Jason Wolfe, church planter in Lancaster, PA

Technolopoly” by Neil Postman
- Jared Kirk, church planter in Boston, MA

Me, Myself & Bob” by Phil Vischer
- Brett Burner

One Way Love” by Tullian Tchividjian
8 to 15” by Tom Mercer
- Brian Becker, church planter in Portland, OR

ReWork” by Jason Fried
- Eric Gamero, church planter in Pembroke Pines, FL

Simplify” by Bill Hybels
Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
- Natalie Huscheck, church planting associate in Mansfield, TX

Leading with a Limp” by Dan Allender
- Charlie Northrop

Accidental Pharisee” by Larry Osbourne
- Shane Craven, church planter in Ringgold, GA

Deep and Wide” by Andy Stanley
- BJ Johnson, church planter in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Emotionally Healthy Church” by Peter Scazarro
- Brad Brucker

Accidental Pharisee” by Larry Osbourne
- Garrett Graupner, church planter in Bonners Ferry, ID

Center Church” by Tim Keller
Family on Mission” by Mike Breen
- Aaron Clayton, church planter in Waxahachie, TX

The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy
- Amber Fussle, church planter in Maui, HI

The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown
- Chris Pinion, church planter in Kansas City, MO

Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek
The Advantage” by Patrick Lencioni
- Rachel Kihlthau, GHC Network assessment specialist

The Advantage” by Patrick Lencioni
- Tim Pearring, church planting associate in Elk Grove, CA

The Making of a Leader” by Robert Clinton
- Laurel Balyeat Morrison

God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonheoffer
- Stu Streeter, church planter in Folsom, CA

David and Goliath” by Malcom Gladwell
- Sean St. Clair, churching associate in Folsom, CA

Learned Optimism” by Martin Seligman
- Tom Harrer, churching associate in Folsom, CA

Undiluted” by Benjamin L. Corey
- Mike Horn

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi
- Matt Rawlings, church planter in Portsmouth, OH

 
 
Written by JD Pearring

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