There’s always more we could read, isn’t there? While there are endless books you could be reading, we wanted to provide an answer to the question, What should every missions leader read to become adept in missiology? The Upstream team has put together a list of our favorite missiological resources based on the following categories:
Every Missions Leader Should Read This - For those who are new to missions leadership.
You’d Be Helped by Reading These Books - For those who are a little ways into missions leadership and need to grow in their missiological understanding.
If You Like to Nerd Out - For the scholar that really enjoys the study of missiology.
Every Missions Leader Should Read This
Apostolic Church Planting by J.D. Payne
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
Sending Church Defined by Bradley Bell
Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World by Bob McNabb
Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission by Caleb Crider and Larry McCrary
You’d Be Helped by Reading These Books
A Biblical Theology of Missions by George W. Peters
Invitation to World Mission: A Trinitarian Missiology for the 21st Century by Timothy C. Tennent
Missionary Methods: God’s Plan According to Paul by Roland Allen
The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative by Christopher J.H. Wright
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph D. Winter and Stephen C. Hawthorne
A Vision for Missions by Tom Wells
If You Like to Nerd Out
Encountering Missionary Life and Work: Preparing for Intercultural Ministry by Tom Steffen and Lois McKinney Douglas
Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Church Planting by Craig Ott and Gene Wilson
Kingdom Without Borders the Untold Story of Global Christianity by Miriam Adeney
Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods by Eckard J. Schnnabel
Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in the Theology of Missions by David J. Bosh
One of your favorites not on the list? Share it with us in the comments section below.