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Welcome to our Resource Center! This is where you'll find documents, videos, websites and books to help encourage and guide you in your spiritual growth. See the Video and File tabs for specific resources. Find websites (which contain numerous articles) and books below.

* Please be aware that DBC is not affiliated with any of these authors/organizations, and we do not necessarily endorse or agree with every word/belief they promote. Read with discretion, discuss with others, and contact any of our elders if you have questions, concerns, or additional recommendations.



Pastor's Reading List for Leaders  (All Elders, Deacons, and Interns are encouraged to work through this reading list.)

  • Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders (For everyone.  This is a real classic and not hard to read nor long.)
  • Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch  (A basic study for elders only)
  • Biblical Deacons by Alexander Strauch  (A basic study for deacons only)
  • Shepherdology or Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry by MacArthur  (This is excellent for elders and interns)
  • The Invitation System by Iain Murray  (A short book but to the point and needed for elders/interns)
  • Insights Into a Pastor's Heart by John MacArthur  (This is an excellent 4-tape interview with MacArthur)
  • 9Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
  • The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander

Pastoral Ministry: "Dangerous Calling" by David Tripp.


("Washing the Disciples' Feet" art by Adria Hanson; acrylic, 2001)