Recommended Reading

Although it's not required reading, the books published by presenter's at this year's Bishop's Convocation make a great addition to any library. 

Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice by Gregory C. Ellision II 
Fearless Dialogues is a groundbreaking program that seeks real solutions to problems of chronic unemployment, violence, and hopelessness. In cities around the United States and now the world, the program's founder, Gregory C. Ellison, and his team create conversations among community members who have never spoken to one another, the goal of which are real, implementable, and lasting changes to the life of the community.

These community transformations are based on both face-to-face encounter and substantive analysis of the problems the community faces. In Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice, Ellison makes this same kind of analysis available to readers, walking them through the steps that must be taken to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change.

Registrants for Bishop's Convocation 2020 receive 40% off when purchasing a copy of Fearless Dialogues. Order your copy online at and enter the code FEARLESS40 at checkout for your discount. This offer is available until 02/28/2019. 

Rev. J. Val Hastings, founder of Coaching4Clergy, recommends his booksChange Your Questions, Change Your Church” and “The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry”, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.