When I spent time at Belmont Chapel they recommended the Church Leader’s Handbook edited by Harold Rowdon. I’m not sure how easy it is to get hold of a copy, I found one in a second-hand bookshop a few months ago, and have recently dipped in and out of it.
It’s a very good guide looking at what it means to lead a local church. With 51 topics contributed by 44 authors, covering leadership, activties, management, pastoral care, and legal and financial matters it is a very wide ranging book. This isn’t a book that you’ll often read cover to cover, but it is certainly a book you might want to dip into on occasion.