The Vital Churches Institute endeavors to provide meaningful, current and easy to implement resources.

The VCI Bookstore

We invite you to visit the Vital Churches Institute Bookstore where you will find important tools for revitalizing and transforming your congregation into a more fruitful future.

Categories include:

  • Books by E.Stanley Ott, Founder and President of the Vital Churches Institute
  • Books by Ben Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Congregational Vitality
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Leadership
  • Personal Devotion
  • Small Group Bible Study


Convene any meeting – of a board, ministry team or commitee – with the Word-Share-Prayer. This process invites you to take a little time (only 15-20 minutes) to "be the people of God before doing the work of the people of God."  Word-Share-Prayer is designed to lead a group through three sacred moments of engagement with God and with each other.

Please accept a copy of the Word-Share-Prayer, a powerful yet simple tool developed by E. Stanley Ott. It is our gift to you for visiting our site to learn more about the Acts 16:5 Initiative, the process for transformation and the Vital Churches Institute.

Helpful Links

Below is a list of resources for your convenience to support your interest in learning more to assist your congregation as you seek God's will for your future.

  • Assessment and Demographics
  • Congregational Vitality
  • Evangelism
  • Missional and Emergent Church
  • New Church Development