AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF 12 BOOKS

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Healthy Church Cover smTHE HEALTHY CHURCH

“The exercises provided to help increase spiritual health kept growing on me; now I can’t wait to try some of them with our leadership team, small groups and congregation.”

“This book will provide a step-by-step guide for developing a church according to God’s purposes. Besides, it gives you a great list of references to further and deeper study.”

CURE_Cover_36kbCURE FOR THE COMMON CHURCH

“Immensely practical with needed tools to lead any church through a revitalization journey.” – Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research

“Need help diagnosing your church’s spiritual illness? THE DOCTOR IS IN!” – Dave Workman, Sr. pastor, Vineyard Church, Cincinnati

“Step-by-step instructions & a rich array of resources, this book not only helps self-examination but will also bring about church health & growth.” – Eddie Gibbs, senior professor, Fuller Theological Seminary


Organix_final.aiORGANIX: SIGNS OF LEADERSHIP IN A CHANGING CHURCH

“As usual, Bob Whitesel brings fresh new insights to frustrating old problems for local church leaders.  In this refreshing book, readers will find important  keys to managing the complexities of both the ‘organism’ and the ‘organization’ of the contemporary church.” – Charles Arn, author and professor.
“Whitesel gives wise insight and practical principles about millennial leadership. Bob’s years of teaching, study and practice come forth very clearly in this book.  I was  impressed by the book’s freshness, clarity, and lay out. Great job, Bob!” – Joel Comiskey, Ph.D., author and president of Joel Comiskey Group, http://www.joelcomiskeygroup.com

A step-by-step guide for sharing your faith with others.  Includes the entertaining story of Oksana, a young traveler who is tired of religion and goes to the Australian Outback looking for God.  Follow her winding journey through some of the most significant events of the last 20 years, as she encounters the terror of 9-11, looses her faith, only to find it again in the most remarkable place. In each chapter follow her unfolding story as she searches for a long-lost child, tries to repair a relationship with an abusive first husband, and eventually finds peace and significance in the Punjab providence of India.

Spiritual Waypoints [483KB]

Runner-up: Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year

“The idea of ‘waypoints’ is a creative metaphor certain to stimulate new perspectives.” – Warren Bird, LeadNet Director of Research.

“He shows that individuals bounce back and forth as they face fresh challenges on their spiritual journey. And, he provides ample illustrations of people at various stages in their spiritual journey drawn from his extensive consulting experience.” – Eddie Gibbs, author & Donald McGavran Professor of Church Growth, Fuller Seminary.

Whitesel interviews 16 leading evangelicals, giving voice to their stories of spiritual waypoints including:

  • Tony Campolo
  • Dan Kimball
  • Leonard Sweet
  • Shane Claiborne
  • Scot McKnight
  • Sally Morgenthaler
  • Mike Slaughter
  • Larry Osborne and more

CR_Cover_MEDPREPARING FOR CHANGE REACTION: HOW TO INTRODUCE CHANGE IN YOUR CHURCH

Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.

This “Handbook on Church Change” is the result of Bob Whitesel’s Ph.D. work at Fuller Seminary on how to bring about positive church change.

> Everything you need to know to bring about positive change.

> Sermon ideas … and the first complete “biblical theology of change.”


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Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.

Outreach Magazine said:  “Many postmodern resources assume that every reader understands the nuances and definitions of the postmodern missional movement. This book not only gives a clear definition and background of the movement, but it also provides case studies and practical learning tools from organic communities across the globe.”


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A book that continues to be the most up-to-date and definitive guide to church growth and health.

In the plain, direct style that is his hallmark, the author lays out where churches go wrong in their planning and how they can correct themselves.  Eventually and typically, the leaders of the growing church begin to read church growth books, periodicals and case studies. Often the leaders begin to make planning decisions that are similar to other churches they perceive to be in their situation.  Because the majority of larger churches have adopted plans that have plateaued their congregations, the growing church follows suit.

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A guide to working for change in the congregation without losing members.  Filled with numerous examples of actual congregations that have either succumbed to conflict over change or worked through it, Staying Power will be helpful to all congregational leaders who wish to introduce substantive new directions into the life of the church without alienating a significant portion of its membership.

“Bob Whitesel give incredible insight to why change doesn’t work and how to do it better. It is a great resource for anyone who faces the challenge of leading change in an established church.”


HDVeryBigPixA HOUSE DIVIDED: BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAPS IN YOUR CHURCH

The first book to awake the church to generational conflicts and how to overcome them … creating a multi-generational church.
Based on 9 years of field research, “A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps in Your Church,”  gives 7-steps to move any church from a one-generational bias, to a healthy Multi-Generational balance.”
“One of the most substantial church growth books we have seen in years.”  – C. Peter Wagner, author of 30+ books & dean of the Church Growth Movement.”
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