First, we must encourage you to get your ministry leaders to explore and read the articles on

Our recommended books and resources, found through our Books & Media page, will be a fountain of resources for their education and inspiration.

The top books we recommend for missions ministry development would be:

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J. I. Packer
Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper
Serving As Senders, by Neal Pirolo
Test, Train, Affirm, and Send Into Ministry, by Brian Croft
When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
Just Do Something, by Kevin DeYoung
Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper
HERE to THERE: Getting From Cross to Your Mission Field, published by Propempo
The Church is Bigger Than You Think, by Patrick Johnstone
In addition, there are two reference books we highly recommend to be on every ministry leader’s credenza:

Operation World, edited by Jason Mandryk – this is a global encyclopedia of the status of Christianity and prayer guide for every country of the world
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, by Ruth Tucker – this is an excellent “readers digest” anthology of missionary biographies through the centuries
Propempo’s own diagnostic tool, the Propempo Church Missions Profile, is available for download. It helps you and your leaders understand your church’s missions practices compared to 12 key benchmarks in church missions ministries.