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Rcommended Books

Don’t Wait Until the Pastor Leaves Don’t Wait Until the Pastor Leaves:
Transition Planning Helps Ensure that One Successful Minister Follows Another

By Michael Durall

This book is about how people from all walks of life can create congregations of enduring value for themselves, for those they love, and for those who are lost and lonely, no matter who the pastor is.

Pricing Levels:

  • 1-5 copies: $16.00 plus $4.95 shipping
  • 6-10 copies: $14.00 plus $7.95 shipping
  • 11-20 copies: $12.00 plus $9.95 shipping

Also available through Amazon.com as a Kindle book.


Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete: How Churches Can Get Out of This Business Once and For All
By Timothy Dombek and Michael Durall

The time, effort, energy, and angst that go into conducting the annual pledge drive are a very poor investment of the church's resources. J. Clif Christopher, a noted stewardship consultant, read the book and said, "Holding the annual pledge drive is an admission of failure on the church's part."

Available through Amazon.com as a Kindle book.


Like Dating, Only Worse Like Dating, Only Worse: Rethinking the Ministerial Search Process
By Michael Durall

This is not a book about the mechanics of the ministerial search process. Rather, it's a book about how congregations can envision a new tomorrow, and seek out adventuresome clergy who will help lead them on the journey.

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Pricing Levels:

  • 1-5 copies: $16.00 plus $4.95 shipping
  • 6-10 copies: $14.00 plus $7.95 shipping
  • 11-20 copies: $12.00 plus $9.95 shipping

Also available through Amazon.com as a Kindle book.


Church Do's and Don't Church Do's and Don'ts: Tips for Success. Pitfalls to Avoid
By Michael Durall

This book is an excellent and accessible guide for clergy and lay leaders of all faiths. Only 75 pages, with 24 chapters. Each chapter introduces one compelling element of congregational life.

» See the Table of Contents

Available through Amazon.com as a Kindle book.


Creating Congregations of Generous People

Creating Congregations of Generous People
by Michael Durall, principal of CommonWealth Consulting Group

This book was the Alban Institute's best selling title of 2000, and remains a top seller. An excellent resource for churches that utilize the annual pledge drive format.
Order through rowman.com/page/albanbooks


Living A Call Living a Call: Ministers and Congregations Together
By Michael Durall

This book is a collection of essays by younger ministers whose views hold promise for the future. Compelling reading. Available at www.allsoulschurch.org, or by calling 918 743-2363.


Beyond the Collection PlateBeyond the Collection Plate: Overcoming Obstacles to Faithful Giving
By Michael Durall

This book is partially about raising money, but also about what churches do with money once they have it. Chapters include, "Making the Pledge Drive Obsolete," "Limiting Ministry Through Fiscal Responsibility," "Whatever Happened to Sunday," and,"The Cost vs. The Value of Religious Leadership." Available through www.cokesbury.com

 
 
 
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