Recommended Resources on Discipleship and Missions

Disclaimer: The following books comprise a brief list of resources that we have found helpful for equipping leaders in launching disciple-making movements. In endorsing each of these books we are not saying that we agree with them on every point, but rather that we find them helpful as a whole.

Multiplication Movements

Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome by Rodney Stark

The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch

Movements That Change the World: Five Keys to Spreading the Gospel by Steve Addison

Church Planting Movements: How God is Redeeming a Lost World by David Garrison

Tallyho, The Fox! by Herb Hodges

Viral Churches by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird



Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen

The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It by Roland Allen

Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission by David Bosch

The Open Secret by Lesslie Newbigin

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin

Let the Nations Be Glad! by John Piper

Operation World (7th Edition) by Jason Mandryk

The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter

Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story by Michael Goheen


Doing Justice and Lifting the Curse

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road by Tim Keller



Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael Wilkins

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