Books that you may find helpful:

Bennethum, D. Michael. Listen! God Is Calling!: Luther Speaks of Vocation, Faith, and Work. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2003.

* Bliese, Richard, David W. Miller, and Pamela J. Moret. Living Out Our Callings in the Workplace. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2004.

Bouman, Stephen. Baptized for this Moment: Rediscovering Grace All Around Us. Chicago: ACTA, 2016.

Crabtree, Davida Foy. The Empowering Church. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1989.

Daniel, Lillian. Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2006.

Daubert, Dave, Luther’s Priesthood of Believers: A Simple Model for 21st Century Disciples. Elgin, IL: Day 8 Strategies, 2014.

Diaconate As Ecumenical Opportunity: The Hanover Report of The Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. London: Anglican Communion Publications. 1996. 

Diakonia In Context: Transformation, Reconciliation, Empowerment. Geneva: The Lutheran World Federation. 2009. 

Dickhart, Judith McWilliams. Church-going Insider or Gospel-carrying Outsider? A different view of congregations. Chicago, IL: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2002. This book, published by the ELCA and available only through their offices, is now out of print. But a pdf download of the manuscript is available here (click to view; right-click to download to your computer). This book details how congregations can become strong as they focus identity and programming on members’ daily ministries.

Diehl, William E. Christianity and Real Life. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976.

Diehl, William E. Ministry in Daily Life: A Practical Guide for Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1996.

Diehl, William E. The Monday Connection: A Spirituality of Competence, Affirmation, and Support in the Workplace. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Diehl, William E. Thank God It’s Monday! Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.

DuBois, Dwight L. The Scattering: Imagining a Church that Connects Faith and Life. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015. See or a video preview at Owners of a print or digital copy of the book may download and print one copy of the study guide for use in their ministry context. There is also a three-session guide for introducing the basic concepts of the book to members and leaders here.

Everist, Norma. Seventy Images of Grace in the Epistles…That Make All the Difference in Daily Life. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015.

Everist, Norma Cook, and Nelvin Vos. Where in the World Are You? Connecting Faith and Daily Life. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1996.

Fanucci, Laura Kelly. To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

Faivre, Alexandre. The Emergence of the Laity in the Early Church. David Smith, translator. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1984.

Folk, Jerry. Worldly Christians: A Call to Faith, Prayer, and Action. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1983.

Fortin, Jack. The Centered Life: Awakened, Called, Set Free, Nurtured. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2006.

Fox, Matthew. The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. 

* Frerichs, Wendell. More Real Prayers. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2005.

Goetting, Paul F. Members Are Ministers: The Vocation of All Believers. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.

Haugk, Kenneth C. Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984.

Herman, John D. Called to Follow. Mechanicsville, VA: Rambling Star Publishing, 2013.

Herman, John D. The Body of Christ: Christ-Shaped and Spirit-Sent. Mechanicsville, VA: Rambling Star Publishing, 2016.

Howell, James C. Worshipful: Living Sunday Morning All Week. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017.

Kise, Jane A.G., Stark, David, and Hirsh, Sandra Krebs. Lifekeys: Discover Who You Are. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2005.

Kolden, Marc. The Christian’s Calling in the World. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2002.

Kraemer, Hendrick. A Theology of the Laity. Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College Publishing, 1958.

Krueger, David A. Keeping Faith at Work: The Christian in the Workplace. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.

Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl A., and Fredrica Harris Thompsett. Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban, 2010.

Larson, Duane H., editor. From Word and Sacrament: Renewed Vision for Diaconal Ministry. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 1999.

Lose, David J. Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World—and Our Preaching—Is Changing. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.

Luther, Martin. The Freedom of a Christian. Mark D. Tranvik, editor. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008. 

Luther, Martin. Three Treatises. From Luther’s Works [Volumes 31, 26, 44] edited by Helmut T. Lehmann. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1970.

Miller, David W. God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

* Minus, Paul M. Taking Faith to Work: Next Steps for Christian Discipleship. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2004.

Montover, Nathan. Luther’s Revolution: The Political Dimensions of Martin Luther’s Universal Priesthood. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2012.

“The Neighbor,” Word and World: Theology for Christian Ministry. 37, no.1 (Winter 2017). 

Nessan, Craig L. Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.

Nessan, Craig L.. Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.

Ogden, Greg. Unfinished Business: Returning Ministry to the People of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Page, Patricia. All God’s People Are Ministers: Equipping Church Members for Ministry. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1993.

Peck, George, and John S. Hoffman, eds. The Laity in Ministry: The Whole People of God for the Whole World. Valley Forge, PA: Judson, 1984.

Prentiss, Demi, and Fletcher Lowe. Radical Sending: Go to Love and Serve. New York: Morehouse, 2015.

Scharen, Christian. Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.

Schuurman, Douglas J. Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2004.

Stevens, R. Paul. Liberating the Laity: Equipping All the Saints for Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 1985.

Stevens, R. Paul. The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective. Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College Publishing, 1999.

Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Tranvik, Mark D. Martin Luther and the Called Life. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016. 

Veith, Gene Edward. God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2002.

Veith, Gene Edward. Working for Neighbor: A Lutheran Primer on Vocation, Economics, and Ordinary Life. Grand Rapids: Christian’s Library Press, 2016.

Volf, Miroslav. Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2001.

Warren, Tish Harrison. Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. Downer’s Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2016.

Wengert, Timothy J. Priesthood, Pastors, Bishops: Public Ministry for the Reformation & Today. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008. 

Wingren, Gustaf. Luther on Vocation. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2004.

Zscheile, Dwight J. The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age. New York: Morehouse, 2014. 

Zscheile, Dwight J., ed. Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2012. 

* books marked with an asterisk are likely only available at Select Learning.