Leader Resources (CEA)

These resources have been compiled by our Pastor of Adult Ministries and staff at CCC. They're organized by focus area for use in our groups.

Spiritual Disciplines

Book: The Cost of Discipleship / Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Book: Crazy Love / Francis Chan
Book: Celebration of Discipline / Richard Foster
Book: The Spirit of Discipline / Dallas Willard
Book: The Jesus Creed / Scott McKnight 

Daily Bible Reading

Book: The Pursuit of God / A.W. Tozer
Book: The Knowledge of the Holy / A.W. Tozer
Book: How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth / Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
Book: Living By the Book – The Art and Science of Reading the Bible / Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks
Book: Scripture and the Authority of God / N.T. Wright
Podcast: Remind Me / Chris Hodges (Church of the Highlands)
Podcast: Louie Giglio (Passion City Church)
Podcast: re:Build / Greg Surratt (Seacoast Church)
Podcast: Jesus Is… / Judah Smith (The City Church)
Podcast: Timothy Keller 
Podcast: Brian Houston (Hillsong)
Podcast: Truth for Life / Alistair Begg

Consistent Prayer Life

Book: The Power of a Whisper / Bill Hybels
Book: Too Busy Not to Pray / Bill Hybels
Book: Praying God’s Word / Beth Moore
Book: Intercessory Prayer / Dutch Sheets
Book: Prayer / EM Bounds
Book: Circle Maker / Mark Batterson
Book: Prayer / Richard Foster
Book: Diary of Private Prayer / John Baillie

Memorizing Scripture Regularly
Book: Scripture and the Authority of God / N.T. Wright
Book: Discipleship Essentials / Greg Ogden

Able To Preserve Unity
Podcast: Unity with Patrick Lencioni / Dave Ramsey (The Entre Leadership Podcast)
Podcast: 3 Key Ways to Maintain Unity on Your Team / Perry Noble (Perry Noble Leadership Podcast)

Fruit Of The Spirit
Book: The Life You’ve Always Wanted / John Ortberg
Book: Wild Goose Chase / Mark Batterson


Healthy Relationships

Book: Love Does / Bob Goff
Book: Boundaries / Cloud & Townsend
Book: Safe People / Cloud & Townsend
Book: The Four Loves / C.S. Lewis
Book: The Five Love Languages / Gary D. Chapman
Book: Viral / Leonard Sweet
Book: The Blessed Life / Robert Morris
Book: The Meaning of Marriage / Timothy Keller
Book: Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage / Lee & Leslie Strobel
Book: The Mystery of Marriage / Mike Mason
Podcast: From This Day Forward / Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv)
Podcast: Five Easy Steps… / Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv)
Podcast: re:Build / Greg Surratt (Seacoast Church)
Podcast: Surviving the Family Circus / Peter Haas (Substance Church)
Podcast: The New Rules for Love, Sex and Dating / Andy Stanley (North Point)
Podcast: Guardrails / Andy Stanley (North Point)
Podcast: The Forgiveness Test / Andy Stanley (North Point)

Sexual Purity

Book: Every Man’s Battle / Steven Arterburn
Book: Every Woman's Battle / Shannon Ethridge
Book: Sex and Dating / Mindy Meier
Book: Real Sex / Lauren Winner
Podcast: Guardrails / Andy Stanley (North Point)

Finances And Leadership Tools

Book: The Blessed Life / Robert Morris
Book: Strapped / Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv)
Podcast: The Blessed Life / Greg Surratt (Seacoast Church)

Spending Less Than Income

Book: Financial Peace for the EntreLeader w/ Chris Hogan / Dave Ramsey (EntreLeadership)

Leadership Tools

Book: The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham / Harold Myra & Marshall Shelley
Book: Good to Great / Jim Collins
Book: How the Mighty Fall / Jim Collins
Book: 360 Degree Leader / John Maxwell
Book: The Five Levels of Leadership / John Maxwell
Book: 101 Series  / John Maxwell
Book: Leadership by the Book / Ken Blanchard
Book: Spiritual Leadership / Oswald Sanders
Book: Silos, Politics and Turf Wars / Patrick Lencioni
Book: The Effective Executive / Peter Drucker
Book: Holy Discontent / Bill Hybels
Book: Courageous Leadership / Bill Hybels
Book: Servant Leadership / Robert Greenleaf
Book: Tribes / Seth Godin
Book: The Making of a Leader / Robert Clinton
Book: On Becoming a Leader / Warren Bennis
Book: Humilitas / John Dickson
Podcast: Breaking Barriers / Stovall Weems (Celebration Church)
Podcast: A Minute with Maxwell / John Maxwell

Personal Growth Initiative

Book: Visioneering / Andy Stanley
Book: It Came From Within / Andy Stanley
Book: Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard / Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Book: The Christian Atheist / Craig Groeschel
Book: Drive / Daniel Pink
Book: Blue Like Jazz / Donald Miller
Book: Experiencing God / Henry Blackaby
Book: The Power of the Call / Henry Blackaby
Book: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time / Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
Book: The Fred Factor / John Maxwell & Mark Sanborn
Book: Humility / C.J. Mahaney
Book: Jesus Drives Me Crazy / Leonard Sweet
Book: Aqua Church 2.0 / Leonard Sweet
Book: A Royal Waste of Time / Marva J. Dawn
Book: The Bondage Breaker / Neil T. Anderson
Book: Simply Christian / N.T. Wright
Podcast: Stuck in a Rut / Stovall Weems (Celebration Church)
Podcast: The Revelation of God Through Us / Ravi Zacharias (Just Thinking on One Place)
Podcast: Respectable Sins / John Ortberg (Menlo Park Presbyterian Church)
Podcast: /Soul-o-lo-gy/ / John Ortberg (Menlo Park Presbyterian Church)
Podcast: Unleash / Perry Noble (New Spring Church)
Podcast: Your Move / Andy Stanley (North Point)
Podcast: Personal Growth w/ John C. Maxwell / Dave Ramsey (EntreLeadership)
Podcast: Introducing Change / Andy Stanley
Podcast: Becoming More Productive by Re-engineering Your Morning / Michael Hyatt

Able To Replicate Other Leaders

Book: The Next Generation Leader / Andy Stanley
Book: Courageous Leadership / Bill Hybels
Book: Dream Giver / Bruce Wilkerson
Book: The Art of Mentoring / Darlene Zschech
Podcast: Led to Lead / Andy Stanley

Competency In Self-Awareness

Book: Leadership and Self-Deception / Arbinger Institute
Book: Axiom / Bill Hybels
Book: Ruthless Trust / Brennan Manning
Book: The Power of Your Words / Robert Morris
Book: The Search for Significance / Robert McGee
Book: The Heart of the Artist / Rory Noland

Able To Manage Conflict

Book: Five Dysfunctions of a Team / Patrick Lencioni
Book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People / Steven Covey
Podcast: Four Problems the Church Has to Deal With / Perry Noble (New Spring Church)

Inviting Others To Faith

Book: Just Walk Across the Room / Bill Hybels
Book: How to Give Away your Faith / Paul E. Little

Apologetics - Defending Faith

Book: The Case for Faith / Lee Strobel
Book: The Case for Christ / Lee Strobel
Book: The Case for Easter / Lee Strobel
Book: The Case for Christmas / Lee Strobel
Book: The Case for a Creator / Lee Strobel