Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically From the Inside Out, published by Jossey-Bass, is highlighted in the Leadership area.
Cole is among the founders of Church Multiplication Associates, the church planting organization rooted in the Southern California-Arizona District of Grace Brethren Churches. He writes and speaks widely on the topic of church planting. Helfer is the pastor of the Los Altos Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, Calif.
The 22 resources chosen to receive the distinction this year are highlighted in the jMarch/April 2013 issue of Outreach, which also delves into the issues of discipleship and Bible engagement.
“The Outreach Resources of the Year feature is itself a valuable resource for church leaders,” said Outreach editor Brian Orme. ”It brings deserved attention to resources that can help churches better understand the culture we live in, the dynamics at work in a variety of settings, and how to share the Gospel and reach our communities for Christ.”