An Epic List of Free E-Books for Church Leaders
Undoubtedly, leaders are readers.
Use the following list of free e-books for church leaders to augment your leadership skills or to be introduced to new voices online. The list will be updated over time as new e-books are made available. The newest additions to this list will be at the top of each subheading.
Help the list become even more epic by adding suggestions of your own (or letting me know when an ebook is no longer available for free) in the comments.
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- Student Leaders Are Church Leaders*, by Doug Franklin
- Church Leadership 101*, by Greg Atkinson
- 9 Reasons to Rethink Your Approach to Staffing*, by Bryan Miles
- The Rookie Pastor Manifesto*, by Josh Tandy
- Leadership That Changes the World: A New Framework for Leadership Development, Life Transformation, and What It Really Means to Follow Jesus*, by Michael Warden
- Stories of Sifted: Increased Surrender During Times of Trouble,
by Eric Weiss and Todd Wilson, provided by Exponential.
- Creating a Personal Life Plan*, by Michael Hyatt
- Church Unique: Visual Summary*, by Will Mancini
- More Influence: 21 From-the-Gut Lessons for Kingdom Leaders, by Brandon A. Cox
- Simple Ways to Be Missional*, provided by the Verge Network
- Transitions: How Your Church Can Help People in Times of Change*,
by Samantha Heller / Outreach Magazine
- Creating Your Business Vision*, by Michael Nichols
- One Of: Beginning the Missional Journey, by Greg Nettle and Alex Absalom
- Porn-Free Church: Raising up Gospel Communities to Destroy Secret Sins*,
provided by Covenent Eyes
- 151 Leadership Quotes: Timeless Truths That Will Make You a Better Leader, Brian Dodd
- Get Your Groove On: 12 Ideas to Help You Communicate Through Change, Tony Morgan
- 2012 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Summary*, Tim Peters
- 455 Leadership Quotes: Lessons From 2012′s Top Christian Conference Speakers*, Brian Dodd
- Wired to Plant: The Disc as a Predictor of Church Planting Success*, by Paul S. Williams
- What Every Church Planter Should Know, Volume 1*,
with articles by 25 different church leaders, provided by Portable Church Industries
- Leading Your Church in Church Planting, by J.D. Payne
- Discipleship in Church Planting, by J.D. Payne
Church Communications / Social Media / Church Tech
- The Five Commandments of Church Media, by Brady Shearer
- Maximize Your Digital Front Door: A Step by Step Guide to Develop a Church Web Experience, Not Just a Website*, by Tim Peters
- Get UnEmbarrassed: 10 Secrets to Effective Church Websites*, by Main Street Open
- 5 Starter Stage Designs*, Jonathan Malm
- Facebook for Churches, ChurchJuice
- Be Social: The Social Media Handbook for Churches*, by Matt McKee
- Social Media Tips for the Church, by Micah Foster
- How to Monitor Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day*, provided by HubSpot
- The Complete Guide to Pinterest, provided by Fresh Egg
- The Toolbox: 16 Tools That Will Help You Save Time, Increase Productivity, and Get More Done, by Ben Stroup
- Communication and Social Media Strategy, by Brian Kaufman
- Effective Blogging: 50 Tips To A Successful Blog*, seventy8 Productions
- Maximizing Ministry with Your iPad*, Charles Stone
- 55 Questions for Churches Launching New Communications, Amy Bishop
- So Much More: A Guide for Planning & Communicating Your Church's Year-End Giving Effort*, Brad Leeper with Generis (sign-up form on right sidebar)
- Guide to Year-End Giving for Your Church, by Tim Whitehorn and Ben Stroup
- Fund Accounting for Church Leadership, provided by ICON Systems
- The Giving Talk: How Two Minutes in Your Service Can Increase Giving*,
provided by GivingRocket
- 5 Systems That Will Increase Giving in Your Church*, provided by GivingRocket
- Three Proven Strategies to Beat the Summer Giving Slump, provided by GivingRocket
- The Writer's Manifesto*, by Jeff Goins
- How to Start a Book: Mini Guides, by Sarah Cunningham
- 30 Compelling Blog Post Ideas / 10 Ways to Get Started in Writing, by Mary DeMuth
I'd be remiss to not mention GospeleBooks.net, which provides a great place to find Christian books for the Kindle platform that are either free or have been heavily discounted.
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- Leon Bloder published the blogpost Shouldn't All Christians Be Universalists At Heart?.
- Jennifer Alayo-AguilarI am so excited to be here. This is something new that I have never tried before. I am glad to be alive to witness this, a blog post check-out site for Christians around the country, the world to connect with one another. The mini-neighborhood is pretty good. Say prayers for me, my husband, and the rest of our family as we get our lives back together and get on the right track with Jesus Christ. Amen.
- Mike Liebler published the blogpost Livestream Simply Youth Ministry Conference be a part of it!.
- George BullardMarch 8th: Transform Congregations By Radical Missional Engagement #365SSIFTC http://bullardjournal.blogs.com/bullardjournal_microblog/2014/03/march-8th-transform-congregations-by-radical-missional-engagement-365ssiftc.html
- Jennifer Alayo-Aguilar just moved in. Take time to say hey.
- Greg Winfield published the blogpost The Blessing of Struggle – Do You Know What You’re Made of?.
- Stephanie L Burr just moved in. Take time to say hey.
- Mike Liebler published the blogpost 10 Reasons Why Youth Ministry Is A Strategic Career Choice.
- Evan Nehring published the blogpost Announcement: Life Sentence Publishing Partnership.
- Matthew Tan published the blogpost "Justice, Unity & the Hidden Christ": Review in Ethika Politika.
- Brian Dodd published the blogpost The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of March 3rd.
- Nathan Wheeler published the blogpost Prayer, a beautiful mistake: Atheism For Lent Part 1.
- Allen O'Brien published the blogpost Mark Driscoll’s Publishing Tactics Trigger A Golden Age For Christian Publishing.
- Brad Russell published the article FaithVillage Expands Church Partnerships with 10 New Features.
- GREG WHITAKER just moved in. Take time to say hey.
- Bill Reichart published the blogpost How To Supercharge Your Productivity With Evernote.
- Jotham David Parker published the video Truth (Christian Dance Hymn. Full Song with Lyrics).
- Myra Lee just moved in. Take time to say hey.
- FRANK NADJOMBE created a new gallery
- FRANK NADJOMBE just moved in. Take time to say hey.
- Jewish Voice published the blogpost Woliso Population Plus One – Medical Missions in Ethiopia.
- Matt Perman published the blogpost Although Amazon is Sold Out, Barnes and Noble and Westminster Bookstore Still Have Copies.
- Brad RussellLots of Lenten posts from our blog community, make sure you check some of them out.
- Blake Atwood published the article 'Warfare in the Old Testament' | Boyd Seevers [Book Review].
- Jim McNeely published the blogpost The Cross of Christ Declares that God Understands my Suffering.
- Blake Atwood shared 7 Mobile Apps for Church Social Media Directors: Check out Darrel Girardier's favorite mobile apps for social media: "If you're like me, you can't be confined to your desk and run social media for your church. You need mobile tools that allow you to quickly capture what's happening and feed it to your social media channels. Here's a quick list of tools that I use to get the job done."
- Stephen Morrissey published the blogpost Church Social Media (Part 2): Social Media Foundations.