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(September 1. American Mosaic: Church Planting in Ethnic America by Oscar I. Themes opened up include church planting. It’s a place of tradition. and die. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches. (January 1993) Not in Print. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world. Shelton Cole. This book is written to inspire. healthy. evangelistic preaching. 44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. responding to.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle. relatives and friends..Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Books Church Planting Books 30 Years That Changed the World by Michael Green Inter-Varsity Press. 1997) Baptist Church Planting is a primer for answering questions about starting a Baptist church. Schaller Abingdon Press. wonderful. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www. Faith Baptist Church. vibrant. make friends. H. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. authentic. small towns are places to live. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages. Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . Most small communities are typically secure. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness. progressive. Not in Print. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining. (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. any missionary. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring. guidance. 3 . raise their families.Baptist Book Stores..churchsmart. student.com/product. Jr. and needy. encourage and challenge anyone who has ever thought of planting a new church to consider the possibility of living that adventure in the context of a small town. Baptist Church Planting by Rev. work.
Bookstores. including location evaluation. The easy-to-read. May 1983 Order at www. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small.Baptist Book Stores. nurturing. and how networks of home churches can develop. (August 1.. 1998) In our modern dislocated society. October 1997 Order at www. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing. Not in Print.com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. how they should grow. sing. October 1992 Order at www. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press.Bookstores.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire. 4 . eat. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church.Bookstores. Tucker. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson. (January 1994) This book provides a framework based on obedience to the commands of Jesus and looks at the process from multiple points of view. Tucker Jr. building design. and share their lives. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. Inc. Grayson L. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting.. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. financial planning. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks. and more. It describes how home churches can be formed. (January 1.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches. study. Bethany World Prayer Center. Not in Print. Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources. in addition to teaching and worship. and discipleship. “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris.
Bible-based look at the possibilities of reaching the lost in America for Christ. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company. Faircloth Baker Book House. It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. June 1998 Order at www. practical ideas. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C. and real-world experiences. growth and organization. (March 1. Not in print. (December 1990) C. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. Utilizing Hesselgrave’s Pauline Cycle and Patterson’s Obedience Oriented Teaching. Peter Wagner Regal Books. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. Not in Print.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D. (April 1982) This is a practical.Bookstores. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. Peter Wagner shares his knowledge and insight in this comprehensive guide on how to plant a church. d d 5 . (July 1991) Faircloth. pioneer. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. and reproduction). a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub. Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr.
Develop an effective core of leaders. H. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community. with power and relevance. Scores of people lining up to be baptized. E. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims. Transcend cultural dividing lines. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. Francis.Bookstores. (February 2001) Essentially. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J.htm d 6 . and others. evangelists. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done.imb. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. Cox. http://resources. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (condensed version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) Bibles being bought as soon as they’re printed. urban planners. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience. So. Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure. community activists.org/index. February 2002 Order at www. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical. J. detailed and invaluable advice for churches and their leaders ― the kind of advice you won’t find anywhere else because no other guide explains how America’s grand black churches grew to such size and stature in the face of society’s ever-present challenges and roadblocks. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. (July 1. Cultivate strong community ties. 1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. Francis Zondervan. Impact families with the Gospel. Form plans to realize your vision. given the church’s central role in the black community. Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr. Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters.
” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America. Timothy M. and beyond. Greenway. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you. 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches.D. (October 1. whole Gospel. experiential illustrations.imb. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications. written by church planters. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. (January 2003) This Bible study takes a look how the early church spread the gospel and compares their approach to today’s methods for church growth. Not in Print. Learn how such a movement begins. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (in-depth version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) When believers within a people group or population segment plant churches that rapidly reproduce themselves. that’s a church-planting movement.” “Attention Shoppers. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. grows and faces challenges. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry..” “Use Me to Heal My City. Towns. 7 . principles and processes of establishing a whole Church. http://resources. He presents the theology.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W.org/index. Ph. covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?. Mannoia Light & Life Communications. Monsma Baker Book House.” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters. Lord. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17.
but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century. All of the book’s lessons are short. done that. Schaller Abingdon Press. most of all. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it. d 8 . Ervin R. Somehow we have managed to lose sight of the prime directive given to us by Jesus himself: to “go and make disciples of all nations. Cultivating a Life for God takes an in-depth look at a tool called Life Transformation Groups and explains how this tool can release the awesome power of multiplication in your church. 100 percent problem-solving oriented.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Community of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Planting and Growing a Church By: Steve Sjogren. Rob Lewin Gospel Light. Stutzman Herald Pr. Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems. you need to dream big.” this book is a practical. inspirational. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible.” There is hope. informative. (1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting by David W. (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2. and from all external appearances.000-year-old roots. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. (2003) If you want to plant a church. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). supportive and. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E. (June 1979) Lyle E. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation. warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work. Not in Print. If you want your seedling church to survive ― and ultimately bloom and blossom ― you really need this book! Written by church planters who have “been there. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world. Shenk. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. pithy and to the point.
9 . Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read. Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. but never an easy task. It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. reaching the lost. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. we must focus on building relationships with our young adults. Online at www. effective plan for planting churches. (February 2003) Using a biblical. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. and denominational or post-denomination leaders. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. how to plant a Gen X church. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. and what the Bible says about Generation X. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). strategic plan.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. strategic planning. Also included are keys to effective church planting.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. Instead. Herron writes.newchurches. schools that teach church planting. and how to pray strategically. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. how to plan strategically. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. churches that plant churches. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. Towns Church Growth Institute. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L. re-read and shared. Common pitfalls are also discussed. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. gathering the core group. their vitality is not equal to the task. Like pioneering families. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print. this book presents a dynamic. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. and gives examples of how new works succeed. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters. Not in Print.
a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. In this book. Evangelism and church planting strategies. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. it is time to bring the Church to the people. church government. Hiebert. Larry Kreider House To House Publications This manual contains the tools you need. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media. 10 . Tribal. Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. and not the people to the Church. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. must take that group interaction into account. Many may see this book as radical.. and much more! Join the churches around the world that are adopting the house to house design of the early church and finding it effective in building today. Inc. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation. and Urban Societies by Paul G.. It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand. leadership training. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way.. Peasant. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. Not in Print. Indigenous Church Planting. (March 6. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. The authors study four types of societies with differences that affect receptivity to evangelism and church planting. (May 1996) The main focus of Incarnational Ministry is that how people behave and think is largely determined by the social structure in which they live. spiritual parenting. if they are to succeed. mistakes to avoid. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. In a world where the Church is being ignored. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church.
many charts. Harvie M. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. thorough. Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. strategic planning. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. and inspirational corrective. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. Vivian Rowland Getting started as a church planter? Want to gain more insight into your existing church planting efforts? Trent and Vivian Rowland are seven years into leading a church planting team in Asia. oversee. Buy this online at www. biblical. This volume provides a practical. In addition. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. and phase out a church plant. graphs. 2nd edition (April 2000) Ministry training often emphasizes expanding on the work of existing ministries to the neglect of addressing the difficulties of planting new churches in North America and across the world.com/church. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. B. Revised edition (December 1997) When should a church planter release leadership of local churches to the nationals? Leave the work totally in their hands? If a missionary is to look for a practical guide book. Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city. to develop. (June 1962) This classic study of Paul’s missionary work focuses not on the apostle’s doctrine or character but on the method by which he accomplished his task. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St. Hesselgrave. This second edition draws on more recent literature.matt28. d 11 . In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. Tim Chester. targeting.. organizing his essays around research. Throughout. offers refined arguments. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. 2nd Edition by David J.
mission. and if we value reaching the unchurched. (May 1997) 12 . Not in Print. (June 1979) Not in print. “So. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications.. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions. Peter Wagner that. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. (June 2003) On a per capita basis. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review. Radical Church Planting by R.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works. (1992) This book tackles two tasks. if we know that new churches reach more people.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today.but in nothing like its 20th century form. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions. (December 1985) Not in Print. Part Two and Three offer practical help.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board . new churches win more people to Christ than established churches. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values.. ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. and strategy. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach. Not in Print. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions.. we must agree with C. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar.Baptist Book Stores.
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Starting a New Church by Ralph Moore Regal Books; (November 2002) Ralph Moore writes from over 20 years of successful church multiplication. This is not a book of theory. Its valuable insights come from wisdom forged in the crucible of real experience. If you are a church planter, a parent church pastor or a denominational supervisor of church planters, this book is a must read! Starting a New Church: How to Plant a High-Impact Church with CD by Dale Galloway, Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press You can lead your core group through this notebook to help them catch a vision and teach them to contribute to the project in significant ways. This easy-to-use notebook is divided into a leader’s guide and reproducible student workbook. The pages of the student workbook are included on CD so you can print them directly from your computer. In addition, this kit includes a DVD designed to stimulate study and discussion. Each of the 15 chapters is enhanced by a 3-5 minute video clip, usually featuring an actual church planter whose story is told in the chapter. Starting Strong, 5 Keys to Discovering 21st Century Church by Alan Roxburgh Percept Group, Inc.; (1999) This 22-page booklet outlines the Five Keys in easy-to-grasp narrative that is perfect for getting the conversation about the future started with your church leadership. The booklet can be downloaded for free. In addition, they have included a complimentary Group Discussion Guide here on the site that you can print and use to give direction to your conversations. Go to http://www.link2lead.com/L2L/start.asp. Thank God for New Churches: Church Planting Source of New Life by James H. Lehman Brethren Pr; (July 1984) Not in Print. That None Should Perish: How to Reach Entire Cities for Christ Through Prayer Evangelism by Ed Silvoso Regal Books; (February 1997) Ed Silvoso is a man with a heart for God and a burden for prayer. This book is extremely valuable for those working to help win their cities for Christ.
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CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras HarperBusiness; 1st edition (August 20, 2002) What makes a visionary company? This book compares what the authors have identified as “visionary” companies with selected companies in the same industry. The visionary companies had a number of common characteristics. And, not all of the visionary companies were founded by visionary leaders. This is an intriguing book that occasionally provides rare and interesting glimpses into the inner workings and philosophical foundations of successful businesses. Business Management in the Local Church by David R. Pollack Moody Publishers; Revised edition (February 1996) In this practical, information-packed guidebook, recognized church management expert David Pollock takes you all the way from biblical blueprints to the nuts and bolts of wise applications. Church Administration Handbook by Bruce P. Powers (Editor) Find under Products at www.nacba.net This newly revised and updated edition offers even more practical administrative guidelines, organizational hints, advice on personnel matters and much more. The Confident Leader: Getting a Good Start as a Christian Minister by Arlo Grenz Broadman & Holman Publishers The Confident Leader is a practical, helpful and enjoyable book. It could serve as a textbook on church administration but it reads like a novel. The book is ideal for a novice Christian Education Director but is a good refresher for any administrator. Grenz examines planning, goal setting, decision-making, team building, motivation, conflict management, time management, delegation and communication. The information is basic, practical and applicable. The E-Myth Manager: Why Management Doesn’t Work - and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber HarperBusiness; (May 1999) To become an E-Myth (entrepreneurial myth) manager, it’s essential to know what you want, to discover your “Primary Aim.” The E-Myth manager should have an entrepreneurial mind-set, be committed to making choices and must exercise full accountability. Some managers, he maintains, are on autopilot. He sets forth seven steps to establish a conscious organization in which people can find meaning and success.
16 . and strategy. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity. (January 1998) A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts . style. mission. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. and long-range planning. Gangel Baker Book House. principal. mission executive-targeting such issues as spiritual leadership. vision. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading. president. organization of work.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d Feeding & Leading: Practical Handbook on Administration in Churches and Christian Organizations by Kenneth O. Kenneth O. goal setting. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications.values. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. Aubrey Malphurs examines the four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry. now available in paperback. addresses this key component to effective ministry.
Dog Training. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. Each chapter offers clear and helpful insights into what the typical well-established congregation is doing that promotes growth or contributes to decline.J. MacNair Baker Book House. Ellas Center for Church Growth.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH GROWTH The Antioch Effect: 8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Churches by Ken Hemphill Broadman & Holman Publishers. (May 14. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board . (January 1994) Here is a book that can help congregations establish years of research with growing and declining churches. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. Care and Feeding of the Local Church by D. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones.Baptist Book Stores. Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. Not in Print. (May 1999) In this landmark book. Ellas Center for Church Growth. the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. Birth. Special attention is given to presenting effective growth strategies for middle-size and small groups. but by removing barriers to growth. This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. Fly Fishing. 2002) Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry that can be implemented by a church of any size. Ken Hemphill sidesteps a generation of outreach seminars and market-driven formulas to rediscover the true source of all sustained church growth: a spiritual commitment to God. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church. d 17 . (June 1978) Not in Print. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation. healthy congregations. (January 1. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable.
has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers. and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. KirbyJon Caldwell. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board . Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith. research.” but they argue that its true meaning lies in finding opportunities and taking risks for the sake of a vision that others haven’t yet seen. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success. At a time when many churches are seeking to make a difference in their communities. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. (January 1992) Gary McIntosh and Glen Martin have distilled the complex formulae of church growth and retention theory into concepts that are comprehensible to non-experts with a view toward recruiting the church at large in the work of evangelism and discipling.” Each is pastor of an innovative church. (July 20. The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction. Windsor Village United Methodist Church.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press. Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. (September 1998) A recent survey of America’s Protestant churches estimates that 85% have plateaued or are declining in membership. The idea of entrepreneurship is often associated with money-fixated “wheeler-dealers. Leith Anderson has successfully guided his own church through a process of extraordinary growth and change. Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. Out of his experience. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation. and presentations has come the material for this book. Gary L. Finding Them. (August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad. Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). d 18 . They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary.Baptist Book Stores. The Growth Spiral: The Proven Step-By-Step Method for Calculating and Predicting Growth Potential in Your Church by Andy Anderson Baptist Sunday School Board .
Leith Anderson Baker Book House. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. downtown churches are doomed to decay. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one. They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist. (July 1.” Congregations have forgotten what previous generations of Christians have learned time and again: that the church’s great challenge is to make the gospel available in compelling ways to those who need to hear it. ministry to the unchurched. but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world. worship. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus. Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand. (January 1. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. They have forgotten that we worship. changing neighborhoods. Klaas No. Martin Robinson Monarch. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. Churches stagnate. while denominational churches are dying. they miss the actual point. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. This book answers all the questions you will have. and die for a number of reasons.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Healing Spiritual Amnesia: Remembering What It Means to Be the Church by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press.org/BookDetails. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. Dwight Smith. Warren Bird. How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. 19 . but principally because they have forgotten who they are. and more. the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. not to feel comfortable and safe. Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning. George.asp?ID=999 What’s working and not working in your congregation? You’ll explore the factors that inspired and motivated changes to reverse decline as other congregations wrestled with the same issues you’re facing: ministry to current members. decline. nondenominational churches are growing. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia. adding a new style service will help you reach new people.alban.
location. The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a healthy. nature. or overhead transparencies. history.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Kingdom-Focused Church: A Compelling Image of an Achievable Future for Your Church By Gene Mims Broadman & Holman Publishers. conferences. (September 19. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. (May 1. and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and more effective way. This book will give you everything you need to achieve your church’s full potential—and relief from the smorgasbord approach that does more harm than good by distracting you from the unique focus. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. You will only find the full understanding of your church’s life and mission in the heart of God and His will for you. author. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. There is a corresponding survey to take to get full use out of the research and help you identify what your strengths and weaknesses are in your church. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. successful church in methods. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. and new ideas. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. consultant. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course. or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. growing church. resources. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods. new purpose. McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing “church growth” with a wider vision of kingdom growth. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. 2003) In this provocative book. no matter what their size. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. 20 . McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. developing disciples instead of church members. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches.
worship. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. growth is sure to follow.” And those purposes can only be accomplished.” and “[Teach] them to obey. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. (July 2000) Can the church truly be the “city on a hill that cannot be hidden” that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount? Can it grow large enough to attract throngs of seekers and yet be loving enough to care for each individual that comes? Bob Russell. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. In the pages of this far-sighted. “growth will occur naturally. “If your church is healthy.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. d 21 . pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can.” “Go and make disciples.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. discipleship.” “[Baptize] them. 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health. and evangelism. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. Healthy. (June 2001) An Unstoppable Force will excite and inspire readers about being part of the Church that God had in mind! A “force” created to change the world. uncompromising book. yearning for church growth. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself. A church that is engaged with its community. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services. (November 27. But lack of growth might not be due to lack of concern for new people--it may be because we are not effectively discipling the people we already have. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc. argues Warren.” writes Rick Warren. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. (May 1. 2003) Many church leaders. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love. Greg Ogden addresses the need for discipleship in the local church and recovers Jesus’ method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time.
He explains how the cell model. (April 1. Frazee makes a case that the mobility and privacy of suburbia fosters a spirit of fragmentation and isolation that is unworkable as a basis for authentic community. and leadership. Pantego Bible Church. they each have strengths and limitations. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. Eddie Gibbs. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes.” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging. candidly analyzes these models while proposing nine areas in which the church will need to transform to be biblically true to its message and its mission to the world. d 22 . and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised. Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. (March 2000) Change is now. (June 1998) In The Cell Church. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. (March 1. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity. assimilating. The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. ChurchNext. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation.” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism. Church Without Walls. it explores: Church forms. Dallas Willard Zondervan. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. forgotten New Testament practices. A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. (1992) In Church Without Walls. 2003) Around 25 years ago. Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers. discipleship. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord. preaching. Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we’ve inherited from the past.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles. He provides an encouraging cross-generational bridge between a new bread of young church leaders and those who have been in ministry for some time. a well-known church strategist and practitioner. twenties. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. evangelism.
B. If your church is just beginning its transition. is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. and musicians navigate changes.. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. No matter where you are with your church. Don Tillman (Contributor). One Church. They are stuck at a level of immaturity that current models of discipleship have not addressed. 2001) The New Worship. Guder (Editor). The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives. answers hard questions. It helps pastors. If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. Thomas. it highlights where to focus your energy. J. presents contemporary trends. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities. Donald P. 23 . 2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. (November 1. and offers stimulating ideas for services. Ralph W. expanded edition. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch. resolve conflicts. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. gives advice for handling conflict over music. (March 1. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. meeting separately yet ministering together. Neighbour Cell Group Resources. It recognizes the cultural differences evident within North American society and presents the Christian message in a way that respects and communicates to the indigenous concerns of different cultural groups. At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. (March 1998) What would a theology of the church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists. and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats. Many sincere followers of Christ who are passionate for God and his work are unaware of the crucial link between emotional health and spiritual maturity. Hustad Baker Book House. Scott Boren. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. worship leaders. V.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero.. Jr. Warren Bird Zondervan. Expanded edition (May 21. Eerdmans Publishing Co. this book will help you identify your current stage of cell development and articulate a plan to address that stage. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts.
and Hope Chapel. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. we must understand who they are. ethnic and cultural lines. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. 24 . Vineyard Christian Fellowship. these groups appeal primarily to young. This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. and apostolic structure. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. messianic spirituality. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. There are many different types. just trying to keep on keeping on. (October 25. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel. Scifres Abingdon Press. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. therefore. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. missional church. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. (June 2002) Today’s church culture of overdoing excellence has led to a highly competitive attitude among churches and church leaders like no time in recent history. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. middle-class families. He urges readers not just to put aside their differences but to celebrate them and to embrace them--to use them in a way that draws them closer to each other and closer to God. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. (November 1. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. Miller University of California Press.
25 . political stances. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. Fowler Pilgrim Press. (December 1. Thompson. 2003) Treasure in Clay Jars centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations.. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world. worship styles.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Source for Effective Church Service Planning by Scott Dyer (Compiler) Zondervan. The team that authored this book believes that “missional” says something not so much about the activities of the church as its character: “The church does not exist for itself. (January 1.Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. James W. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning. and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors.” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. (June 1. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. 1999) This is a how-to guide for churches who want to put worship to its biblically intended ends and it includes a study guide. Although the patterns may be different in each setting.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars.. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant.
Revised and Updated edition (August 1997) This book provides a blueprint for developing a spiritually strong and effective team for ministry in the local church. d d d 26 . McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. innovation reaps rewards. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. (May 1. McIntosh Baker Book House. This frank. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. Jealousy and Envy. enabling pastors. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. Rory Noland. The Artist in Community. Gary L. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. why. and Holy Spirit. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. and spirituality takes root in life and work ― has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. Son. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. focusing on how. who. congregational leaders. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders (a Leadership Network Publication) by George Cladis Jossey-Bass. Westing Kregel Publications.
Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U.org/BookDetails. including Protestant-Catholic relationships. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. The Hispanic Challenge. justice.S. and processes at work in congregations. Then he turns to key missiological issues. Cubans and Mexicans. C. Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. anthropological. Warren. AL265 . retail businesses. and all human service organizations. In this book. d d 27 . Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. Examine the sociological.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. Order online at www.alban. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. Dudley & W. Ammerman. J. Donald I. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field.S. local planning commissions.net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. Carroll. As a sociologist.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d DEMOGRAPHICS Discovering Your City: Bringing Light to the Task of Community Transformation by Bob Waymire. stories. And much more. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. Studying Congregations edited by N. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.sisqtel. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist. Not in Print. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership.S. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills. black and white. Perry No. especially Puerto Ricans. Warren University of Notre Dame Press. this volume helps you analyze the ministries. Finally. it will be an invaluable aid to city officials. Using a comprehensive systems approach. are changing society and the church. McKinney Abingdon Press. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U. and demographic aspects of church bodies. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken.Alban Institute http://www. Hispanics. Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation. ― the Hispanic community. the book focuses on leadership training and education.
A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). This brief.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. (October 1. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. and where to get it. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. how-to resource which is especially recommended to anyone charged with the responsibility of obtaining governmental or private sector grants in support of their nonprofit organization or group. what it will cost. computer tips. by James D. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. complicated and confusing. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. collecting and recording. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. It helps you determine what you need. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. d 28 . The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. filing systems and more. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. Berkley Baker Books. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. (July 1. practical. and a great deal more. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. (May 1998) This book by the experts from Your Church magazine answers your questions on the practical aspects of running a church – from stained glass to speaker systems. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. Includes sample forms. “user friendly”. Planning and budgeting. explores other fund-raising options.
but also illustrates how to train yourself. Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. the most vital mission is to grow the giver’s heart. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. Complete with charts and questionnaires. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. Dillon Moody Publishers. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual. insights. this book is a must. Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. CO 80934 An in-depth. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. Finance. Regardless if you are new to mission work and new to support raising or a veteran missionary with a continuing need to raise support. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support. Callahan Jossey-Bass. d 29 . Colorado Springs.O. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand. Jeavons. It also describes different fund-raising methods and how they work to novice fund-raisers interested in expanding their organization’s development efforts. P. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. this book shares practical suggestions. Box 6000. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law. Rebekah Burch Basinger Jossey-Bass. The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. There are formulae and equations used to evaluate cost-effectiveness to all fund-raisers interested in determining costs. and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches. Here for the first time is a truly spiritual way of looking at fund-raising as an opportunity to nurture current and prospective donors and facilitate their growth in faith. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. and Management) by James M. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth.
Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. consultant and trainer Cheryl A. 30 . this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. characters. In this book. 1st edition (November 15. Bisagno. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. and resolutions). many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion. However. antagonists. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. 2001) Oftentimes. the ethics of wealth. the Native American experience of giving. discuss. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. parachurch organizations. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. Clarke Jossey-Bass.
1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. Abraham Lincoln. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies. d 31 . (September 1. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. (June 2003) Healthy growth in the church comes not from addition ― but multiplication! Authors Bill Easum and Dave Travis introduce you to leaders who have taken the bold steps to focus their mission-driven churches in ways forgotten by modern Christianity. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. Concerned to counter this drift. leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of a Christian leader and leadership based on Scripture and his own extensive research and challenges you to define and develop leadership in your ministry. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I. 1998) John C. appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated. Princess Diana. (September 18. Pastors. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. (April 1999) Advanced Strategic Planning presents a new strategic planning process to help church leaders think through the core issues of ministry and adjust to cultural shifts without compromising the church’s values. teachers. The author provides thought-provoking yet practical skills that will elevate the scope of ministry from mere survival of daily challenges to thriving in today’s culture! He vividly portrays the new paradigms facing churches and illustrates the need to become an “AquaChurch” in order to effectively minister in our fluid. or vision. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical. this book is divided into two parts. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. Easum. Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. (June 1. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry. True leadership cannot be awarded. postmodern culture. when explaining “The Law of Influence. For instance.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. Sweet Group Publishing. denominational leaders. mission.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc.
Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. In Charting a Bold Course. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. or educational leaders. (February 1. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. leadership development is a life-long process. However. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. identify emerging leaders. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. Why? Tight budgets. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. (January 2001) How can the most valuable resource in the church ― the laity ― be mobilized into a ministry revolution? Join Dale Galloway and other outstanding church leaders as they explore the opportunities team building ministry provides. small staffs. government. not their backs. (May 1. 2003) A bold and comprehensive course to develop the leader within you! The church of Jesus Christ in this generation is in desperate need of strong leaders. Will Mancini Baker. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. (October 1.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs. Andrew Seidel provides an exceptional tool to get you started on cultivating the unique gifts and abilities God has given you and your leadership team. d 32 . rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. This book is not written for business. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. Not a discipleship course. (August 1. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. Instead. to the future.
Peter Drucker reminds us. (August 1. Presented with humor and grace. 2002) The measure of the executive. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. Buildings deteriorate. imagination. according to John C. d d 33 . Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Intelligence. “the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired. Systems become dated. very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. You must supply the desire. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. Gene Getz has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. However. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes.” Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader. 1st edition (August 20. because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality. This book will supply the leadership principles. The Effective Executive by Peter F.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. When we do church as a team. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture. Drucker HarperBusiness. Maxwell. (March 10. Fortunately though. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. is the ability to “get the right things done. develop. Machinery wears. Elders and Leaders by Gene A. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom. In the first part of the book. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. But people can grow. 2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church.000 years ago. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world. In the second part.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder.” he promises. 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. Getz Moody Publishers. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books.
These are the books that left the greatest imprint on the lives of the leaders who are making a spiritual imprint on today’s generation. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. communities and nations. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. theologically grounded. marriages. irresponsible behavior. Robert J. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. congregational change. 34 . When we are healthy individuals. leadership roles. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers. Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. we help form healthy families. Geeks and Geezers is a book that will forever change how we view not just leadership – but the very way we learn and ultimately live our lives. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. congregations. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. biography. (August 8. Each of these trusted Christian leaders–whose lives and ministries impact millions around the world–points you to the most valuable books from the past and present. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge. Friedman. even commentaries and reference works. In a groundbreaking study of these two disparate groups legendary leadership expert Warren Bennis and leadership consultant Robert Thomas set out to find out how era and values shape those who lead. histories. ministries. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. This book dispels popular myths and wrong beliefs as to what constitutes a thriving church in today's society and is an excellent resource for ministry leaders who are seeking or willing to reevaluate and restructure a church. we need to know who we are as individuals. Steinke Alban Inst. Yoder House to House Press. and practically illustrated with case studies. theology. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. Psychologically sound. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. Bennis. 1st edition (June 17. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. and why. Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. devotional works. businesses. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors. including fiction. and his own many years’ counseling experience.
The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. 3rd Edition by James M. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. changed dramatically. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. five-part volume offers practical. and experience. Publishers. Based on the most up-to-date research. Barry Z. starting with Jesus and his apostles. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. Now. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. Kouzes. (August 2000) In his engaging. Posner Jossey-Bass. If you’re a pastor. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. with treasured assumptions. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. buy-the-numbers approach to church life. vision and passion. Bruce Miller Zondervan. The Leadership Challenge. or board member. Rather. 3 edition (July 25.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. and traditions shattered along the way. d 35 . 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. Key aspects include board development. marketing. (March 1. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules. Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc. Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. It’s a bumpy ride. this twenty-five chapter. theory. That same approach can help ensure your own church is never at a loss for dependable men and women to enter the leadership race with wisdom. the third edition is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. team leader. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. Jeff Jones. staff member. 2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. processes. and ready to lay aside everything that does not help it accomplish the one thing that matters: introducing people to the love of God in Jesus Christ. the context hasand in some cases. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. have completely revised and updated their classic book. strategic planning. While the content of leadership has not changed. privileges. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.
choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. 2004) For many leaders. (June 1. proactive plan for achieving balance between professional success and personal satisfaction will move readers to a new level of purpose and achievement as they learn to rely on God’s truths. The Making of a Leader by J. Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do. Addressing this evident need. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. Shedding light on the current challenges of leadership and on mistaken leadership myths goes a long way toward putting difficulties into proper perspective. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Leadership That Works: Hope and Direction for Church and Parachurch Leaders in Today’s Complex World by Leith Anderson Bethany House. you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. For others. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. It will help you: 1) Identify those with leadership characteristics 2) Direct the development of maturing leaders 3) Recognize where you are in the development process 4) Counsel those who are experiencing periods of trial or frustration. As you examine these principles and case studies. Rima Baker Book House. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. 36 . a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. physical. This Christ–centered. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. successful ministries are easily attained. as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. Dr. or anyone in a leadership training position. lay or professional leaders. Designed for use as a resource. Robert Clinton Navpress. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. church leaders. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. counselors. intellectual. and contemporary leaders. but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. Pastors. In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. biblical. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional.
Galloway. clarity. self-management. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. your life and your community. (January 1. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. and competency. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. courage. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. (March 1998) Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church. social awareness. (March 15. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. In this book. Richard E. Rima Baker Book House. d 37 . Gordon MacDonald’s classic book invites readers to bring order to their personal life by inviting God’s control over every segment of their lives. His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. This book introduces a three-level perspective for developing ministry leaders within the local church that builds on Christ’s own ministry model and draws upon contemporary leadership experts for expanded instruction. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. McIntosh. they emphasize the importance of developing what they term “resonant leadership. 2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. Samuel D. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. Annie McKee. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future by Andy Stanley Multnomah. Primal Leadership presents the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. grow.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E.
Discover what’s missing in your company. d 38 . Increasingly. (September 1998) Equipping God’s people for the ministry to which they are called can no longer be the responsibility solely of the professional clergy. (October 1. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community. ministries and churches. 2004) If you’re looking for something different.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander. they hear one.org/BookDetails. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups.” Leaders don’t see a vision. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems..asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. Russ Robinson Zondervan..alban. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr. we see that a new team of leaders. groups. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. says Sweet.even your family. “The church has it all wrong. Instead. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. (May 1.www. lay leaders. Logan. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples. Based on the authors’ experience consulting with more than 200 churches and training church leaders in a variety of conferences and seminars around the world. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . and others who would like guidance about how to make changes in their personal life and ministry but do not want to read a text-heavy book about self-care. It is trying to train leaders.
Eugene H. Eerdmans Publishing Co. This volume helps pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. McNeal elucidates six factors in the shaping of a leader’s heart.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. Paul and Jesus. thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. this approach yields fresh fruit. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass.. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners. David. Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. Although somewhat formulaic. Dawn. this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. B. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart. Peterson Wm. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. to make them unnecessary. 39 .
and open to a vibrant new faith. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. spirituality. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. Unfortunately. he argues. pluralism. evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. we would do well to learn from the Celts. 2001) Too often. 40 . So he began experimenting with a simple approach to outreach called “servant evangelism” that allowed any believer – regardless of gifting – to be involved in sharing God’s love with others. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. or an entire church. your community. and your world. Again by George G. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. if you only stop to look.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. North America today is in the same situation as the environment in which the early Celtic preachers found their mission fields: unfamiliar with the Christian message. evangelism. your country. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. III Hunter Abingdon Press. Webber Baker Book House. As a pastor. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period. emotional. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty.. individualism. yet spiritually seeking.. nurture. (January 5. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. Robert E. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith.. worship. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. Is there a single parent where you work? A disabled child in your neighborhood? Perhaps there is a family in your church who cannot afford medical insurance? These needs cry out to be met. and mission. a small group. Allegiance to modernity. remains unparalleled in Christian history. Janie Sjogren NavPress. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends. (November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. and relational needs – in your neighborhood.
which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people. If you're burned out on evangelism. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries. Drawing on his experiences. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. practical. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. get started. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . In this book. Written with an infectious sense of hope. Dudley rounds out this essential. With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools.” Once again. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community.” addressing the larger community rarely. Carl S.org/BookDetails. are believers truly sowing for the future – or just reaping the benefits of past evangelistic efforts? Tim Downs suggests practical ways for today's Christians to cultivate fruitful relationships in our communities. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action. and an updated resource list. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. AL246 . and readable manual. examples from outstanding new ministries. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. 41 . While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. (March 1. Without realizing it. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. In this volume..asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival.Alban Institute http://www.alban. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. Dudley No.. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift.
youth workers. a better employee in any trade. Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. challenging. packaging. encouraging. groundbreaking. The case is made that the church has become marginalized in our society and requires changes to make it relevant in reaching our highly relational. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. a better salesperson. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D. (January 1.” writes Rebecca Pippert.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books. “We're both uptight about evangelism. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg.” So begins this book on evangelism. Through stories. by John Piper Baker Book House. your small group or class. individually and in the church. but one that everyone who works for a living should read. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it. This is a business book. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. those involved in campus ministries. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. Lost in America helps Christians re-image their church as a mission station and shows them how they can meaningfully offer hope to the unchurched in America. branding. biblical insight and plain common sense. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. This book contains fresh. or your parachurch organization. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. McLaren Zondervan. This book also offers enlightenment for pastors. Let the Nations Be Glad! is essential reading for all those involved in or preparing for missions work and provides inspiring theological reflection for college and seminary students. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. your board. 42 . (March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. postmodern society. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. He describes prayer as the fuel of missions work because of its focus on a relationship with God rather than the needs of the world. to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America.
Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. 1999) Fong’s completely updated revision of his previously released Insights for Growing Asian-American Ministries examines the very latest trends and cultural realities in Asian American churches. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. foreign exchange students. and passionate. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. author Rajendra K. 1st edition (August 19. much more. friends. How to become a church for the unchurched. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. Dale Galloway. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. What causes visitors to return. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. By both region and religion.. 2003) Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard is designed as a guidebook for Christians to better understand and engage people from other countries including immigrants. 2003) If you invite them. 2001) A first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of the formerly unchurched explodes some common myths as to what it takes to reach people and provides insight into how the Christian church can develop effective approaches to reach the growing number of unchurched in North America. Pillai Waterbrook Press. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. (December 1. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. (August 1. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. The enormous influence of family and relationships. Fong brings scholarly expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the special needs of this culture to facilitate more effective ministry in Asian American churches. plus an abundance of true-life accounts.. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. Updated edition (November 1. (September 1. graphs. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. And much. they will come. Rainer Zondervan.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Pursuing the Pearl: A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry by Ken Uyeda Fong Judson Press. It is filled with charts. and tourists. d 43 . The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. Sally Morgenthaler. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. and other visual aids.
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Acquire Wisdom www. coaching and online library. house churches. small groups). you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting. small groups.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches. church planting team members. mother church pastors. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective.com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches. which will in turn. discipleship making. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www.aacconsulting. Antioch Network www.org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world. Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches. Acts 29 www. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Websites Church Planting Websites d d AAC Consulting Specializing in Asian American & Multicultural Church Obstetrics www.a29. 45 . discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom.com. culturally-relevant. house churches (home groups. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix. missional churches.acquirewisdom. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process.antiochnetwork. reproduce themselves through church planting. They are a resource for church planters through their events. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches. Today.com Interested in home groups. and practical tools and resources to Christians.org Antioch Network is a growing fellowship of local churches who are interacting with the challenge of sending church planting teams to unreached peoples.geocities. They are committed to providing Bible-based. cell groups. cell groups. they help any evangelical individual. and encouragers to church planters.
How to Constitute your Church. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army. Association of Life-Giving Churches www.baptistchurchplanting.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders. Welcoming Guests in the New Church.newtestamentchurch.bgct. help churches develop more efficient church policy. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention . New churches are timely.Church Planting www.churchplanting.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. Identifying Leaders in Your Church.cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches. and articles. But people are searching for meaning. There are many church planting tools.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism. relevant and connect easily with their communities.com/Churchplanters/subjects. Association of Related Churches www. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches. and Mobilizing Your Core Group.S. provide guidance.org/church_planting. available to encourage.html Assemblies of God USA . Baptist Church Planting www. Though the relationships formed and activities supported.relatedchurches.Church Planting www. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www.lifegivingchurch.shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy.org/bgctroot/office.ag. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders. and ministry development for pastors across the U. and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches.org Never before has the climate for evangelism and church planting been riper for America! We are the world’s third-largest un-reached nation with over 195 million un-reached people. how-to’s. Articles of Interest for Church Planters www. The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth. Historically. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC. d d 46 . Trend Spotting. Now is the time to plant more and better churches! Now is the time for existing churches to multiply and reap the harvest fields around them.azsobaptist. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona. Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas. security and significance. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism. Some examples: Feasibility Studies.
It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters. president.org/cells/planting.html Why Plant More Churches in the USA? Is This Day a Day of Golden Opportunity? Where Is the Primary Need for Churches to Be Planted? Brad Boyston .cmalliance. more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www. refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States. To that end.com/html/church_planting.bju.christfellowship. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model. Under the banner. and resources. To meet this need.Church Planting Resources www. They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures. and learning to persevere in trials. Peter N.edu/resources/church_planting/index. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination. Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus. 47 . BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage.” and the leadership of Dr. growing in fellowship and in the Word. Christian and Missionary Alliance www.org Great Commission Christians Planting Great Commission Churches The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an evangelical denomination with a major emphasis on world evangelization. train. “Completing Christ’s Commission. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ. learning to worship. As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character. being involved in discipling relationships. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. Christ Fellowship .Church Planting Overview www. conferences.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www.bradboydston.bccn.html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting. Nanfelt.com In late 1992. Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life. Bob Jones University . encouraging believers of diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite in an alliance to know and exalt Jesus Christ and to complete His Great Commission.html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting.
48 . Quite simply.org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples.Church Planting www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www.cmtcmultiply. Their BootCamp system is progressive. ministries and churches.com/plant/ Dr. The Church Multiplication Training Center www.thecea. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event.cmaresources. leaders.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB. Church Planters Network information. pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies. demanding and 100% hands-on. Free Church Planting Resources information. challenging. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books).” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins.acstechnologies.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting.christian-faith.org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters. planters and support team members learn everything from developing core values to practical hints on programming and marketing. Church Planter Management System www.joyfulheart. Special emphasis is put on the potential pitfalls with instruction given by individuals who have worked in the trenches-planters who have been there themselves. Christian Evangelistic Association www. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve. exciting. Future leaders. from 1988 through 1993.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest. USA. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information. ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters. the Church Planter Management System is a software program to help church planters manage all of the information generated in the course of running a church. Ralph F. Christian Faith . An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches. “Kids Cost Too Much.com/quasar/isl/content/channel. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches. He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site. Church Multiplication Associates www.” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches.
Church Planting Center www. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost. visitation. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys. and news of what God is doing in church planting. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals. Borrowing from experts like Dr. and Church Web Solutions.churchplanting4me. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). family. discipleship.plantthefuture.church-planting.churchplantingamerica.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New.church-planting.net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. Sunday school. Church Planting www. high-quality products and services. either as the leader of a team. so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost.org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www. For over a decade. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. It’s all free. But. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting. a member of a team. A Church Planter’s Paradise www. or as a “solo” church planting pastor. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. Thomas Graham and Dr. Church Demographic Information. The purpose of this site is to offer a “one stop” experience for potential church planters to connect with church planting opportunities across the USA and Canada to offer a links page to some great church planting resources.cpforum. such as: Church Planting Solutions.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations. train. At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting.org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow. Church Planting America www. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting. and support your ministry. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. information on relevant events. and literature and media to encourage. evangelism and leadership issues. finances. d 49 . assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America. Charles Ridley. Church Marketing Institute. Church Planting Assessment Center www.
The information provided on this site will help a pastor of an established church as well as a pastor who is starting a new church. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www. It is a handbook written for laypeople. Defining your Target. Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters. Where will You Meet. Church Planting Manual . Publishing Your Vision. coaching by experienced church planters and much more.newchurches. Equipment Needs. 50 . 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church. and Setting up Your Church Government.church-planting-solutions. The site offers free church growth articles. Financing your Mission.com/handbook/ The purpose of this online manual is to assist you as you consider the possibility of starting a church and to provide you with nuts and bolts information once you decide that God is calling you to this specialized ministry. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track. or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project. church planting schools (even an Internet school).plantingministries. Strategize Your Vision. Church Planting Ministries www.net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board. look no further.churchplantingvillage.com This site has Free Church Planting Resources! If you are a church planter and you’re wondering how you can do everything that needs to be done and still focus adequate attention on building relationships. The fact is that most people involved in planting and leading new churches are laypeople. a free monthly journal. Keeping Useful Records.com/resources/CPmanual. Church Planting Solutions can help. Some of the Resources provided: Church Planting Knowledge Base An online community center Event guide Hispanic Church Planting News Bivocational Church Planting News A Church Planting Handbook for Lay People (Third Revision 2002) by Brad Boydston http://bradboydston.Online www.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. Church Planting Village www. or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church. SBC. Preparing Your Church to Give Birth. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. support groups. The Reason for a Mentor.org This ministry is here to assist in raising up strong and growing churches. This handbook is unique.
multicultural environment.churchplantingresources. Church Growth. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www. This website has a helpful resource page. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern. according to seminary leaders..Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary.tagnet. Church Planting Theology . and Leadership Development. implement their vision.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www. Church Starting Network www. administrate and use technology for their churches.net/cpt/cpt. and Oregon state area. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting. d d 51 . The series is an ongoing one. Church Renewal.churchsmart.htm Plant a Seed! . Church Planting Resources www. a Church! They have surfed the web for some of the best church-planting-resource sites available so you don't have to waste time doing the same thing..churchplantingnw..org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1.net The Church Starting Network is a collaborative effort to foster Apostolic church starting movements in North America and beyond sponsored by the Sanchez Center for Reproducing Congregations at the Intercultural Institute for Contextual Ministry.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. Washington. Church Planting Resources www.leadnet.churchstarting. This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters. As his articles are published..org/asap/ChurchResources. they will appear here.html Dale Little has published a series of short articles for Japan Harvest (a periodical for evangelical missionaries in Japan) in which he explores the interface between church planting and theology. a Soul! . post-Christian.
org The purpose of Dawn Ministries is to see saturation church planting become the generally accepted and fervently practiced strategy for completing the task of making disciples of all people in our generation. A free church planting newsletter.org Church Resource Ministries is committed to the centrality of the local church in God’s plan for reaching the world with the good news of Jesus.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome. and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD). an Entrepreneurial Spirit. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology.dawnministries.an approach known as the indigenous principle. Church Growth.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God . research.churchesplantingchurches. Teams.htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index.Church Planting http://www.New Church Development www. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches. Cutting Edge www.vineyardusa. The center provides leadership development programs.” Columbia Theological Seminary .048DD7B7-379C-4DF5-AE57E29E6C1526A1 The Mission of the Church of God is to honor God by planting reproducing churches that clearly communicate the truth of Jesus so people can respond in faith and become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting.Multiplication & Revitalization www. including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development.thefellowship. whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities.Church Starts www.org Churches Planting Churches is the Evangelical Covenant Church’s stewardship endeavor to give every Covenant congregation the opportunity to be directly involved in the planting of at least one new church. Discipleship. Dawn Ministries www. CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom.cfm/method/content. and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate.cggc. Accountability. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online. Risk. internships. and basic and advanced degree courses.edu/lifelong/ncd/index.crmnet. established or potential NCD pastors. Churches Planting Churches . you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles. They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. Columbia students.ctsnet. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship . The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide.asp Teaching.icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location . Church Planting. their spouses. CRM . and the Presence of God in all that we do. conferences. Servanthood.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church www.org/index. d 52 . NCD pastors.
dcpi. Easum. and consulting mission. d d 53 . The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools.Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal.php?action=searchresults&pl_option=3 Emerging Church Network www.emergingchurchnetwork. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse. Dynamic Church Planting International www. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t. Dove Christian Fellowship International www. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young. The aim is that. assessment and development. they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom.com The Emerging Church Network exists to develop leaders who will build churches that will transform lives and communities for the cause of Jesus Christ. Episcopal Church . Emerging Leadership Initiative www. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders. This initiative calls for the Episcopal Church to double its size by the year 2020 as a faithful response to the mission of the church “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” and the Great Commission.dcfi. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting. If you are married. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting.org/newchurch.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01. Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www.htm This page supports the growing commitment of dioceses to plant new churches and redevelop existing congregations in response to the 20/20 initiative adopted by the General Convention of 2000 in Denver. you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them. At this site. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development.nbcsbc.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring. Through leadership discovery. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools .vineyardnw.com/resources/index.easumbandy. through ELI.pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you. equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches. training.New Church Development Resource & Training www. These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church.episcopalchurch. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends.
which will enable a greater sharing of resources. “The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America . Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams.iequip. Essential Qualities for Church Planters. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone. The teams are modeled after the apostolic bands in the New Testament and are committed to planting reproducing networks of house churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Equip www.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify. in addition to homes. This is their church planting website. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches.efcsw.efca.Church Planting www. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States. love.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www. d 54 . often monthly. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices.efcsw.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive.org/profile.evangelicalchurchplanting. partnerships and technology.org/fcpt/ The Fellowship of Church Planters was established in 1985 in Rhode Island and now consists of a network of autonomous teams in New England. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www. resources.fcpt. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences. in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings. Fellowship of Church Planters www. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church.org Here you can get acquainted with their: Vision and Values Philosophy for Church Planting Ministry Seven Step Strategy Process for Potential Planters News and notes about their current church plants Articles about church planting from their denominational magazine. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www. They fellowship. They facilitate teams in other countries. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church. Evangelical Friends recognize that we are a part of Christ’s universal Church composed of genuine disciples from all generations and from all over the world.
college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada . where loving relationships thrive.Church Planting www.com/pattersonchurchplanting.ca/chplant. George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources. and where lives are transformed to reflect Christ’s image. These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US.htm Short-term and long-term missionaries. GCM . district superintendents.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch.html Use simple. GCM works with churches to plant healthy.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting .org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade. proclamation and personal ministries.org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally. Free Indeed Ministries International www.ReachMORE www. embracing and releasing the next generation of leaders and providing a credible witness of Jesus love and power to people of many cultures. and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting.The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc. 55 .gcmweb.Church Planting www. They are primarily engaged in prayer. They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation. General Board of Global Ministries .org/Church_planting. Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach.htm The Church Planting arm of Foursquare Gospel Church’s role is to work together to help the local churches by resourcing them with what they need to be more effective. One of the most effective forms of evangelism is church planting.Churches for the next generation www. to train leaders in evangelization methods.the power of Acts made visible again. Washington and the Inland Northwest USA.foursquare.org/churches/ God has placed us in a position to minister to a growing network of churches passionate about creating communities of God’s people. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas. second-career people. Grace Brethren North America Missions .fimi. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders.reachmore. This generation hungers for potent spirituality . Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences. and to help establish new churches and faith communities.gbnam.
coached. and Faith-Based Ministries. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine. The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church.org/evusa/chrplant. etc.Evangelism USA www.hccentral. Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. or the restoration. a source for solid. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church. This support network includes financial help. train. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. incredible things happen. Evangelism USA (EVUSA) is actively engaged in placing church planters in major urban centers where there is not IPHC presence and in partnering with conferences to provide support for church planters. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. and this website. prayed for and encouraged. training events and cutting-edge materials. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview. d 56 .weplantchurches.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship. International Pentacostal Holiness Church . but also train others to plant home churches that multiply.asp Their mission is to assess.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www. Christian theology. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www. Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions. home-based church planting movements.ibcpa.com The objective in Great Lakes Church Planting is to help those who have a desire and a calling to plant new churches in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. House Church Central www. House Church Central is dedicated to the growing house church movement and endeavors to provide house churches with a channel for the interchange of ideas.house2house.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds. newsletters. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth.Church Planting . books. but rather to lift up its alternative.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination. How to Get Involved. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting.iphc.
midwestgreenhouse.org/pages/default.Church Planting www.Board for Black Ministry Services www.cfm Check out resources. www. Midwest Baptist Church . Link2Lead. Through regular consultations and grants.Church Planting Resources www.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community.asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God. 57 .org/view2./cp/cp. hands-on tools to better understand and develop your own capabilities and a variety of additional resources to assist you in leading your congregation into the new world of opportunities awaiting us in the 21st century.com Link2Lead.ca/programs/churchplanting/ The Outreach & Church Planting Department is developing a vision with the regional Mission & Service Commissions for what is means for the Mennonite Church to be a missional people in Canada. Midwest Greenhouse www. Mennonite Church Canada . a people reaching across the street and around the world.org.yourjourney. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather. so that members are nourished in the faith. It is brought to you by Percept. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry.000 by the early dawn of the New Century. It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest. called to carry out the Great Commission. Writing your Project Proposal. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus.link2lead. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site.midwestbap. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod . Support Development Guidelines.org The Greenhouse provides a supportive environment for Christian leaders who are choosing to function according to the ancient apostolic role of the New Testament.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100.mennonitechurch.lcms.Outreach & Church Planting www.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations. etc. Mideast Baptist Conference .bgcmideast. The Board for Black Ministry Services will develop policies that will assist congregations in reaching out more effectively with the Gospel of Jesus Christ among African Americans.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States. new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50.cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=.com www. and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years. in churching a whole city and a region. tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution.
Church Planting and Missions.com/churchplant. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ. Small Group Tools. and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches. Missionary Church USA .mcusa. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www.Church Multiplication www. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides. or if you want help in developing a new ministry. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples.org/church/chplant. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www.htm At the MisLinks website. but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links. Missionary Church . there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites. under church planting.mislinks.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches.org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches. No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in. Restart Tools.Florida District www. Church Tools. pastors.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center . The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters.org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting. Drama Tools. Ministry Tools.org/planting/planting.openbiblecentral.Church Planting www. Legal Issues. They focus on developing. spouses and coaches of planters. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America.htm Mission to North America hopes that you will find this to be an informative website gaining insights into methods and resources utilized to advance the PCA’s church multiplication movement.mcflorida.ministrymaker.pcanet. coaching. Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www. Church Planting Tools.org/church_multiplication/home. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www.html If you want more power in your ministry. Discipleship Tools. 58 . Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. strengthen.cmamultiply.
and they assist churches with their meeting house. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches.org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts.nationalministries. motivating existing churches.Congregational Church Development www. Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. d 59 . and supporting church-starting centers around the world. They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible. and empowering. how. teaching. and equipping church planters.org The New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association is a grass roots organization of Presbyterian Pastors and Spouses committed to doing New Church Development.org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website. They assist those wishing to plant new churches.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally. There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. Their team is representative of the whole church. encouragement. National Ministries . Inc.newchurchministry. 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally. The team is well versed in New Church work.naccc.ncdnetwork.startingachurch. and when will propel you in the direction you desire. reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel. serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA). committed to the cause of Jesus Christ.newchurchinitiatives. church planters. networking. NCI is a nonprofit. National Vision www. Providing the answers to what. the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches .com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. New Church Initiatives. The mission of NCI is to start healthy. New Church Ministry Team www. spiritually grounded group of servant leaders. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. Through research. in order to fulfill the Great Commission. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch. both new and existing churches.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary.New Church Planting www. www.
org This site focuses on resourcing leaders.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters. New York Church Planting Resources www.newchurchnet. They have put together.www.org/index. disciple-making churches. Most of their work has been in urban settings.Church of the Nazarene . It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ. demographics.org/links/manuals. NewStart . consulting districts and denominations. Whether your need is dollars. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions. congregational growth and vitality.net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches.namb.com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net .nextchurch.NewChurchSpecialties. or designing your strategy or administrative detail.com/church_planting_web_page. and providing NewStart. and denominations in evangelism. Several tools at this site. start New Testament congregations. in one easy-to-get-to website.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ.nextchurch.html North American Mission Board . some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches. New Life Ministries www. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.htm For over the last 20 years Church Planting Resources have had the privilege of working with over 100 church planters as they have sought to plant new congregations in a variety of settings. to initiate and support the multiplication of new. they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn. and minister to persons in the name of Christ.nazarenenewchurches.html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources . they have put together a church planting website.youresource. Biblically faithful. New Church Specialties on the Web www. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www. ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University. and church planting.newlifeministries-nlm. NextChurch www. NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones.Church Planting Group www.” d d 60 . congregations.org NewStart is an intentional effort to equip and resource the Church of the Nazarene for starting new churches.
Northwest Church Planting www.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site. North Shore Christian Centre . It includes Strength Assessment. North American Division Evangelism Institute www.Church Planting Resources www.New Churches www.org/discplesathome/churchplanting.net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools.com/list.northwoodchurch. They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. and deploying leaders to start healthy.churchplanter. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches. training programs. reproductive churches.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington. North American Baptist Conference .shtml The vision of NAB Church planting is to raise the value of church planting so high that every NAB church will fulfill their unique role in the establishment of new churches. http://nscc.com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing. NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy.Church Planting www.html Through its own Church-Starting Center. They have many events to identify.namb. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people.org/anglo_church_starting.Church Planting Manual .nwbaptist. They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training. Oregon. they work cooperatively with local churches.nadei. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences. reproductive churches.org The North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) exists for the purpose of training soul winners who will be channels of the Holy Spirit in winning men and women to Christ and His truth… and to enable these soul winners to train others in this work. developing. 61 . train and nurture church planters.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board . and Northern Idaho. To accomplish this. reproducing churches around the country. seminaries and denominations. and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention . An application is available at this site. NorthWood Church – Church Starting www.nabconference.evergence. Training and Development.org/glocal/church%20planting. and Deployment and Coaching. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom.
Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church . plantachurch.outreachnorthamerica.com www. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world. Pastornet – Church Planting www.htm New church development webpage.php The Board of Outreach North America helps plant and support mission congregations around the country which in turn establish churches in small and large towns alike.outreach.com/links/church_planting. Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www. training. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.pcusa. One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links.org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. OH. They center on House Churches. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www.org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. Outreach North America www. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net.thequestcolumbus.com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. as an overseeing elder. d 62 . The Quest www. Presbyterian Church USA . how to become a church planter. and in cooperation with other congregations.Online www. growth. training information and more.opc. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community. planting and transitional ministry resources. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church. coaching.org/churchplanting/index.Evangelism and Church Development www.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research.pastornet.Church Planting Manual . strategic planning. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement.com/rucpc/index.redeemer2.com This site offers access to assessment.plantachurch. support the total denominational outreach.htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church.cfm A church planting introduction.
Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America . Salvation Army and Tribal Training. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement. including the planting of new churches. Southwest Church Planting Network www. The preparation Re:source offers will help things to progress more quickly – and smoothly.com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting.cc Do you believe that God may be calling you to plant a church? STADIA wants to help you clarify that call.php The Vision for Multiplication. StartCHURCH. using simple day-to-day language. Oklahoma and Texas. The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church.rca.org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona. NGM. New Mexico. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.snu. professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University. Cornerstone network. Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual.startchurch. Startchurch.com www.fs/chgrowth.plantchurch.nbcsbc. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations. and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative.htm This website has resources for studying church growth. 63 . They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ.com Startchurch. Pioneer.com is a company dedicated to meeting the needs of organizations that have a vision to make a difference in their communities through establishing new churches and ministries.org/growth/multiply/index.com helps you with the legal process involved so that you can focus more of your time on effectively reaching out to those around you.org/missionsresources/churchplanters. New Generation church. Resources for Church Planters www.edu/~hculbert. STADIA . Church Mission Society. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before.Church Growth www.stadia.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University. OK http://home. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God. It was developed by Howard Culbertson.resourcechurchplanting. Revelation. Bethany. Building Financing and Planning information.New Church Strategies www.
both clergy and lay.holstonconference. equip and empower Christian ministers.uim.org/churchplant. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage. relocation. Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter.html A Spiritual Preparation Guide to Basic Training for Church Planters Straight Street for Church Planters is a component of the Mentoring Team of the North American Mission Board.victoryusa.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www. As we read the book of Acts. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church.touchusa. SBC. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new. Victory Churches of the United States www. VineyardUSA .Church Planting www. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. indigenous faith communities through planting. United Methodist Church .nbcsbc.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples. and new services of worship in existing churches.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors. d 64 .The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www.ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting. visit this site.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting. mergers. group leaders and members to transform their lives. UIM International .The Cell Group People www. They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters.htm A great source of church planting information and support. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts. TOUCH Outreach . ThinkCoach http://norbert. Straight Street is a spiritual preparation guide to be used by members of a church planting team 2-8 weeks before engaging in Basic Training for Church Planters. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices. So. Or to put it another way. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups.vineyardusa. As a church planting movement. They provide regular church planting schools where the church planter and their team can be trained in an intense series of sessions on the nuts and bolts of church planting.Church Planting www.
interdenominational.org World Impact is a nationwide. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America.htm At this website. World Team Canada www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada .missionresources. and strives to achieve. and fieldbased training to the burgeoning number of YWAM church planting teams working among the remaining unreached people groups of the 10/40 Window and beyond. mentoring.org/resources.world-team. books. this purpose and culminates in church planting.com/churchplanting. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. Xpansion Ministries www. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences. The Visionary .worldimpact.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.vision-ministries. A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources. Ask other planters how they did this or that. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches. World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. There is information. World Christian Resource Directory www. online cell tracking.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www.com Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Church Planting Coaches is an international network of experienced cross-cultural church planters and frontier missionaries who are providing coaching. links. 65 . and a message board. and more. Xpansion newsletters.Church Planting www. how you should deal with other issues.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations. a church planting model. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches. Their strategy is determined by.xpansion. resources and an application form available at this site.gycm.org/planting. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel.
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d Church Growth Institute www.org Provides practical tools for leadership.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www. The McIntosh Church Growth Network www. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis.net Church growth consultant Dr.churchgrowth. www.ascg. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www. staffing. 68 .mcintoshcgn. Church Central www. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people. evangelism and church growth.com The Church Growth Network. adding a new service. founded in 1987. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched.org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.netresults. and generational change issues.churchgrowth. strategic planning. Inc. creating an entry path for visitors.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth.org The American Society for Church Growth (ASCG) is an international organization which seeks to provide a networking system for those individuals or organizations associated with church growth.churchcentral.
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are found in churches of all denominations and sizes across the U.S.org Leadership Network is an advance scout for the emerging church. CoachNet has a built-in reference library with hundreds of valuable resources.pastornet. lead teams. One of the most unique web-based training and communication tools of its kind. on-line study courses. Data on Christian population. CoachNet www. They are of all ages and ethnicities.uk Helping leaders be leaders ― in the church. Congregational Resources www. pastors. Pdf downloads available in 6 languages. links. enable organizations.coachnet. though few in number. build and refresh their skills. 71 . d d Injoy www. The website has: Free tools to help leaders form a vision.leadnet. Other resources: Bible studies. www. John Mark Ministries This is a website devoted to assisting churches.org CoachNet® is an on-line tool for Christian leaders.teal. churches etc. and powerful. interactive on-line coaching tools.org. These leaders.congregationalresources. and Canada.com John Maxwell offers some great practical leadership tools. influence society By country data to help leaders plan strategically.org The Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations have created the Congregational Resource Guide to help congregational leaders connect with resources they need to gain insight into problems and to encourage transformation in their communities of faith. leadership and prayer. How to develop individuals. in society and in the workplace.injoy.net. discussion forums on a wide variety of ministry topics. leaders and their spouses. and develop and mentor others.au/jmm/ Leadership Network www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites LEADERSHIP Christian Leadership World www. Check out your leadership style with their on-line indicator. book reviews. It searches for innovative church leaders who find themselves both immersed in and excited by the tumultuous change of this age.
72 . it’s obvious that times are changing quickly.Church Leadership Academy http://web2. People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives. Simultaneously.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries . It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry.org/web/nehemiah.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books.Nehemiah Leadership Institute www. Online Rev. and we must evaluate things more often in our churches. Tentmakers .org/ncm/cla/cla.com www. and Laity.jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church. Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry.zondervanchurchsource. ministers. Youth Ministers. Pastors. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches.com www.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors. research articles.pastors. Christ-centered Training for Pastors. read interviews. plus. The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective.com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done.html Building Leaders for the Church. d d Zondervan Church Source www. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace.cmalliance.tentmakersym. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity. In our postmodern world.onlinerev.
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