Connecting congregations to resources relevant to their unique goals for missional growth

TMF's Resource Database is another method for connecting the congregation to resources relevant to their unique goals for missional growth, both within their congregation and in their community.  The database includes books and other resources that focus on our denominational heritage and our region and reflect TMF's emphasis on creating cultures of purpose and generosity.

Browse these resources using key topics or by title or author's name.


Resurgence: Navigating the Changing Ministry Landscape

by Candance M. Lewis and Rodney Thomas Smothers

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June - Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience by Tod Bolsinger

May - The Adept Church: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place by F. Douglas Powe

AprilThe Strategically Small Church: Intimate, Nimble, Authentic and Effective by Brandon J. O'Brien

March - The Genius of Generosity: Generous Living is Joyful Living by Chip Ingram

FebruaryDiscipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever, Crossway Publishing

JanuaryNeighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission by Krin Van Tatenhove and Rob Mueller


December - A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J. M. Nouwen

November - The Ministry of Giving: Fund Your Vision by Developing Financial Leaders by RSI Church Stewardship

OctoberStride: Creating A Discipleship Pathways For Your Church by Mike Schreiner and Ken Willard

SeptemberClimb Higher: Reaching New Heights in Giving and Discipleship by Scott McKenzie and Kristine Miller

August - HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter by Harvard Business Review Press

July - Church Finances for Missional Leaders by Bonnie Ives Marden

June - 8 Virtues of Rapidly Growing Churches by Matt Miofsky and Jason Byassee

May - Imagining the Small Church by Steve Wills

April - 4D Impact by Olu Brown

MarchChoosing the Faithful Path by Beth M. Crissman and Nancy B. Rankin

FebruaryOut of the Maze by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

JanuaryHaving Nothing, Possessing Everything by Michael Mather


December - Keeping Faith in Fundraising by Peter Harris and Rod Wilson

November Dirt Matters: The Foundation for a Healthy Vibrant, and Effective Congregation by Jim Powell

OctoberSaying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by David C. Olsen and Nancy G. Devor

SeptemberOver Flow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit by Lovett H Weems Jr. and Tom Berlin

AugustOne-Minute Stewardship by Charles Cloughen Jr.

July - Small Church Checkup by Kay Kotan and Phil Schroeder

June Small Church Essentials: Field Tested Principles For Leading A Healthy Congregation Under 250 by Karl Vaters

May - Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger

AprilIn Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership: Tapping the Wisdom of the Word for the Kingdom of God by Mike Bonem

March - Kitchen Table Giving by William G. Enright

February - Pastor on Track by Emanuel Cleaver III

January - Discovering the Other by Cameron Harder


December - How Your Congregation Learns: The Learning Journey from Challenges to Achievement by Tim Shapiro

November - Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship by Adam J. Copeland

October - Preaching and Stewardship: Proclaiming God’s Invitation to Grow by Craig A. Satterlee

September - Synergy:  A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers by Ann A. Michel

August - High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader by Tom Berlin and Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

July - Minding HIS Business by Don Corder

June - The Agenda Mover by Samuel B. Bacharach

May - Just Say Yes: Unleashing People for Ministry by Bishop Robert Schnase