Missional Resources - Alphabetical Listing

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19th and 20th Century Congregations in a 21st Century World, by Dr. Earl J. Pierce; article
28+ Church Multiplication Models, by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier and Rev. Michael Ruhl

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Ablaze! Covenant Congregations: Engaging Congregations to Multiply, by Yohannes Mengsteab
Ablaze! Resources - Friendship Ablaze! 
Ablaze! Worship Service
Also Called, by Karen Kogler; article
Anchored to the Rock; Geared to the Times, by Michelle Connor; article
And Beyond!—A Church-Planting Plan, by Eric Johnson; article
And Now . . . the Missional Congregation, by Mike Ruhl; article
Apostolic Entrepreneurship, by Dr. Ken Behnken; paper
Are You Leading from Your Strength or Your Weakness?, by Ken Behnken; article

B

Becoming a Multi-cultural Church, by E.J. Rethinasamy; article
Behavioral Interviewing: Discovering a Candidate's Strengths, by Dick Gahl; article
Behavioral Interviewing and the Call Process, by Dick Gahl; article
Beyond Babble: Engaging the Culture, by Mike Zehnder; article
Bibliography - a listing of recommended reading, organized by topic
Book Reviews - brief reviews of helpful books, sorted by topic
Breaking the Mission Field Code: What Missionaries Have Known for Hundreds of Years, by Mike Ruhl; article

C

Changing the Scorecard: Measurement on the Mission Field, by Mike Ruhl; article
Changing World of Demographics, The by Ken Behnken; article
Church Plant Survivability Study Report
Church Planter Assessment Center
Church Planting: A Historical Look, by Mike Ruhl; article
Common Errors in Lutheran Contemporary Worship, by Mike Zehnder; article
Congregations in Transition, by Jotham Johann Jhang; article
Conversations of Hope and Grace, by Glenn Lucas; article
Could You Create a Church in 30 Days?, by Ken Behnken; article
Cultural Distance in Congregations, by Mike Ruhl; article

D

Dancing of the Offerings, by Mike Zehnder; article
Daughter Church Planting: The Multi-site Approach, by Glenn Lucas; article
Developing an Outreach Mindset, by Ken Behnken; article
Developing a Roadmap, by Ken Behnken; article
Do You Know What You're Doing?!, by Karen Kogler; article
Don't Just Shake My Hand - Hold It!by Mike Ruhl; article

E

Expecting to Change the World, by Mike Ruhl; article
Energizing for Evangelism, by Michelle Connor; article
Evangelism in the New Church Plant, by Paul Mueller; article
Evangelism-Resistent Church, The, by Mike Ruhl; article

F

Factors to be Considered, Part 1 of 3, by Ken Behnken; article
Factors to be Considered, Part 2 of 3, by Ken Behnken; article
Factors to be Considered, Part 3 of 3, by Ken Behnken; article
Failure to Launch?, by Mike Ruhl; article
A Failure to Plan is a Plan for Failure, by Glenn Lucas; article
Female and Fertile: Reproductive Capacity in the Local Congregation by Mike Ruhl; Bible study
Five Deadly People-sins of Leadership, by Karen Kogler; article
Friends: Natural Networks for Engaging Evangelism, by Mike Ruhl; article
Friendship Ablaze!
Focused and Fresh: Worship in the Missional Congregation, by Mike Ruhl; article

G

God's Mission to the City, by Tom Eggold; Bible study
Grace of an Overwhelming Assignment, Theby Bob Scudieri; article
Grace Upon Grace, by Glenn Lucas;  Bible study

H

Handling 'Door-knockers' in a Christian Manner, by Marty Brauer; article
Healthy Habits That Support Outreach, by Mike Ruhl; article
Healthy Pastors Make Healthy Leaders, by Ken Behnken; article
Help, Hope and Home, by Glenn Lucas; article
How do You Say 'I Love You' in Japanese?, by Keiko Yoshimura; article
How About the Dechurched?, by Ken Behnken; article

I

Igniting Congregations; DVD
Impressed?, by Glenn Lucas; article
In, Up and Out, by Glenn Lucas; article
In Sickness and In Health, by Karen Kogler; article
It's Not Just for Kids Anymore, by Earl Pierce; article

J

Jump Into Mission, by Mike Ruhl; article

K

Kingdom Yeast in Daily Life, by Mark Press; article
Kingdom Yeast: Agitation and Transformation, by Steve Henderson; article

L                

Living Between Cultures, by Ken Behnken; article
Lutheran Schools: Mission Imperative, by Rachel Klitzing; article

M

Men and Church, by Kevin Kosberg; article
Micro to Macro: The Call for Churches to Plant Churches, by Mike Ruhl; article
Mission Enhancement, by Mike Ruhl; article
Missional Coach Certification Training; seminar
Missional Learning Experiences, by Mike Ruhl; article
Missionary Insights: Getting a New View from the Pew, by Michelle Connor; article
Mission-Minded or Missional?, by Mike Ruhl; article
Mono-cultural vs. Multi-cultural, by E.J. Rethinasamy; article
More Missionary Insights, by Michelle Connor; article
Mystical Link between Incarnation and Missions, by Mike Ruhl; article

N

Natural Church Development: One Congregation's Story, by Tom Acton; article
Never Alone, by Glenn Lucas and Victor Belton; article
New Ways to Tell the Story, by Ken Behnken; article

O

One for the Thumb, by Bruce Braun; article
Ordering Actions According to Priorities, by Mike Ruhl; article
Ostrich Evangelism, by Mike Ruhl; article

P

PastorPreneur, by Ken Behnken; article
Place Kingdom Concerns First, by Mike Ruhl; article
Planting Missions Across Cultures*; seminar
Planting a Mission Across Cultures, Part 1 of 2, by Ken Behnken; article
Planting a Mission Across Cultures, Part 2 of 2, by Ken Behnken; article
Profiles Assessment Tools* — online assessments for matching a person's gifts to a ministry position

R

Reaching for the Future, by Ken Behnken; article
Recruiting? Or Equipping?, by Karen Kogler; article
Rural Matters: A Focus on Church Planting in Rural America
 

S

Saints as Sent Ones - Apostolic Living in the Missional Congregation, by Mike Ruhl; article
Sample mission plans
The Sandwich is for the Road, by Mike Ruhl; article
Seeing What God Sees, by Victor Belton; article
Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City, by Ken Behnken; article
Selecting Members for your Team, by Ken Behnken; article
Should Small Churches Plant Churches?,  by Ken Behnken; article
Singled Out, by Michelle Connor; article
Size Matters: Mission, Ministry, Boards and Staff, Part 1 of 3, by Glenn Lucas; article
Size Matters: Mission, Ministry, Boards and Staff, Part 2 of 3, by Glenn Lucas; article
Size Matters: Mission, Ministry, Boards and Staff, Part 3 of 3, by Glenn Lucas; article
Smell the Coffee: Seven Sins of Dying Churches, by Mike Ruhl; article

T

Targeted Evangelism, by Kevin Wilson; article
Teaching to Obey Rather than to Know, by Mike Ruhl; article
Team Work, by Ken Behnken; article
Teaming the Ministry, by Ken Behnken; article
Tending the Flame, by Karen Kogler; article
That Haunting Question: Why Plant Churches?, by Mike Ruhl; article
The Deficit Delusion, by Michael R. Ruhl; article

U

Understanding The Times, by Glenn A. Lucas; article
Unique Aspects of Big City Evangelism, by Mike Ruhl; article
Unmasked Rider, The: Moving Out Missionally in Spiritual Authenticity, by Mike Ruhl; article

V

Value of Values, The, by Ken Behnken; article
VALUE-Able Ministry: 28 Value Related Questions, by Glenn A. Lucas
Volunteers are Not Free, by Karen Kogler; article

W

Ways to Reach the Spiritually Lost, by Ken Behnken; article
Weaving a Church, by Mary Van Duzer; article
Web Matters, by Glenn Lucas; article
Welcoming Guests Well, by Glenn Lucas; article
Welcoming Guests Well, by Michelle Erickson; article
What I'd Like to Share, article; interviews of mission planters
What Would Jesus Drink? Engaging the Culture, by Mike Zehnder; article
When a New Church Plant Fails, by Mike Ruhl; article
Where's the Beef? Part 1, by Mike Zehnder; article
Where's the Beef? Part 2: What's in the Beef?by Mike Zehnder; article
Who are We Trying to Reach?, by Ken Behnken; article
Who Makes an Effective Church Planter?, by Ken Behnken; article
Who's There?, by Glenn Lucas; article
Why People will Provide Resources for a New Church Plant, by Ken Behnken; article
Word Games: Missional Scrabble, by Michael R. Ruhl; article
Working for Excellence, by Ken Behnken; article
Worship Diversity Respects Culture, part 1 of 2 by Mike Zehnder; article
Worship Diversity Respects Culture, part 2 of 2 by Mike Zehnder; article
Worship Fuels Mission, by Mike Ruhl; article