Every Believer a Minister by Rex Edwards
Church Growth Myths by David Ripley
"Early in my ministry I witnessed that a majority of local churches were working very hard, but did not have strong growth. The churches were full of spiritually minded, conscientious people eager to share Jesus with their world, but something important was missing. It began to dawn on me that we were assuming things that were not really so. I began to make a list, contemplating how to avoid these roadblocks so I could help these churches I served to grow. I wanted to avoid the myths that had gained wide acceptance in the church."