Amplify Mission Library

Recommended titles to inspire and equip you to live on mission.

The Facilitator Era: Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication by Tom Steffen. This conversationally written book explores the shifting trends in global mission paradigm. It presents an optimistic view of the role people of all ages and professions can play in the mission landscape today. Available in print or Kindle version from

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins. This scholarly, yet accessible, book paints a riveting picture of major shifts at play in the Global Church. Available from

Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community by Albert L. Winseman, D.Min., Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D., and Curt Liesveld, M.Div. This resource includes the Clifton Strengthsfinder assessment, a research-based approach to helping people identify their strength themes.

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. This excellent resource vividly illustrates how much of our well-intentioned financial giving and volunteering have done more harm than good. It is a must-read, especially for churches engaging in compassion ministry.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence by David Livermore. This book challenges a lot of the presuppositions North Americans bring to global mission work, ultimately adding knowledge to the short-termers zeal. Available from

Short-Term Missions Workbook: From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens by Tim Dearborn. Available from

One World, Two Minds: Eastern and Western Cultures in a Changing World by Dennis Lane. This short book is helpful for North Americans working in East Asian fields. Available from in Kindle format.

Church Unique by Will Mancini. During Step 1, some churches realize that they need greater clarity on their overall mission, values, and strategy. Church Unique provides a helpful template. The book is available at

Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation by Jason Mandryk. Available at