Each year, GoodCities hosts leadership development conferences regionally so that the topics are contextually relevant to the participants. Regional conferences remove the barriers of long distance travel while providing access to nationally recognized presenters and best practices for deeply satisfying team building and planning experiences.
Businesses Doing Good
Today businesses are going beyond “sustainability” which reduces the ecological footprint, to “doing good” in the communities where they are based and in places where they offer their products or services. This is a movement toward flourishing businesses and communities.
Transformed Lives Transforming Communities
By Glenn Barth
The point of view expressed throughout this book is that cities are powerful shapers of culture. Because of this, people of faith and people of good will can work together to improve peoples’ lives and exert a positive influence on the direction of cultural change…
The Present Future:
Six Tough Questions for the Church
By Reggie McNeal
In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way. In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address
Changing the Scorecard for the Church
By Reggie McNeal
Reggie McNeal’s bestseller The Present Future is the definitive work on the “missional movement,” i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. In that book he asked the tough questions that churches needed to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing; in Missional Renaissance, he shows them the three significant shifts in their thinking and behavior that they need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional
The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church
By Reggie McNeal
The third book in the trilogy that explores the popular missional movement
From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities.
Recent Blog Articles
This article is excerpted from Reggie’s most recent book, Kingdom Collaborators (2018). Visit www.goodcities.net to see other leadership resources for city gospel movement leaders. Leading effective city movements requires leadership that has some very distinct...read more
In the first part of this two-part blog post, the focus was on discovering who God has brought to your city and what inner motivations has He planted in their hearts. In this second part the focus moves from discovery to engagement. To solidify what you learned from...read more
For more on this topic visit http://goodcities.net/resources/podcasts/ and select podcast 007 -“Three Stages for Movement Leaders” Leaders often ask us “Where do we begin?” as they consider how to engage their communities in ways that result in measurable improvement....read more