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Schaller Abingdon Press. progressive. Not in Print. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world. wonderful. 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. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle. and die.com/product. (January 1993) Not in Print. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. responding to. This book is written to inspire. make friends. Themes opened up include church planting. Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . evangelistic preaching. student. relatives and friends. It’s a place of tradition. small towns are places to live. and needy.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www.. American Mosaic: Church Planting in Ethnic America by Oscar I. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. H.Baptist Book Stores. 1997) Baptist Church Planting is a primer for answering questions about starting a Baptist church. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining. work. (September 1. healthy. (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. Most small communities are typically secure. 3 . Shelton Cole. any missionary.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. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring. authentic. Jr. Baptist Church Planting by Rev. guidance. raise their families. vibrant. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective. Faith Baptist Church. 44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches..churchsmart.
Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire.. Tucker Jr. in addition to teaching and worship. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks. October 1997 Order at www. and discipleship. nurturing. including location evaluation. 1998) In our modern dislocated society. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. study.Bookstores. financial planning. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches.Baptist Book Stores. 4 . building design. Not in Print.Bookstores. (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. “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ. October 1992 Order at www. May 1983 Order at www.. sing.com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. Tucker.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris. how they should grow. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches. The easy-to-read. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. It describes how home churches can be formed. and how networks of home churches can develop. eat.Bookstores. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. Bethany World Prayer Center. (January 1. Inc. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting. and more. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson. (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church. Not in Print. and share their lives. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing. (August 1. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources. Grayson L.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L.
Not in print. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D. and real-world experiences. practical ideas. Utilizing Hesselgrave’s Pauline Cycle and Patterson’s Obedience Oriented Teaching. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference. Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P. and reproduction). Faircloth Baker Book House. Peter Wagner shares his knowledge and insight in this comprehensive guide on how to plant a church. Not in Print. (April 1982) This is a practical. It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. Peter Wagner Regal Books. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness. June 1998 Order at www. growth and organization. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C. Bible-based look at the possibilities of reaching the lost in America for Christ. d d 5 . Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers.Bookstores. a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. pioneer. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. (July 1991) Faircloth. (December 1990) C.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr. (March 1.
Scores of people lining up to be baptized.imb. Develop an effective core of leaders.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. February 2002 Order at www. Form plans to realize your vision. Cox. with power and relevance. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims. http://resources. Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. Francis. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. 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. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience. (July 1. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done. Cultivate strong community ties. J. Impact families with the Gospel. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters. Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J. 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. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community.org/index. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. evangelists.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. Francis Zondervan. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology. E. given the church’s central role in the black community. (February 2001) Essentially. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. community activists. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. 1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. and others. So.htm d 6 . Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community. H.Bookstores. Transcend cultural dividing lines. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure.
Learn how such a movement begins. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters. Not in Print. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church.D. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?. grows and faces challenges. written by church planters. He presents the theology.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W. (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. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you. Greenway. and beyond. (October 1.” “Attention Shoppers. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical.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. Mannoia Light & Life Communications.” “Use Me to Heal My City. whole Gospel. Timothy M. Monsma Baker Book House.” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources. principles and processes of establishing a whole Church.. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America. Lord. Towns.org/index. experiential illustrations. 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches. 7 .” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before.imb. http://resources. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17. Ph. that’s a church-planting movement.
Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting by David W. d 8 . Rob Lewin Gospel Light. 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. Ervin R. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible. (2003) If you want to plant a church. most of all. Schaller Abingdon Press. Stutzman Herald Pr.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. Shenk. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century.000-year-old roots. and from all external appearances. (June 1979) Lyle E. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. informative.” this book is a practical. All of the book’s lessons are short. (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2. 100 percent problem-solving oriented. done that. (1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. you need to dream big. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it.” There is hope. pithy and to the point. warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work. 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. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world. Not in Print. inspirational. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). 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. supportive and. Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems.
we must focus on building relationships with our young adults.newchurches. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print. Online at www. Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters. Towns Church Growth Institute. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. but never an easy task. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes. It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. Common pitfalls are also discussed. Also included are keys to effective church planting. their vitality is not equal to the task. how to plan strategically. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light. Like pioneering families. strategic plan. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. schools that teach church planting. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. 9 . reaching the lost.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. strategic planning. and how to pray strategically. this book presents a dynamic. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. churches that plant churches.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. Instead. effective plan for planting churches. and denominational or post-denomination leaders. re-read and shared. Herron writes. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. and gives examples of how new works succeed. Not in Print. gathering the core group. (February 2003) Using a biblical. and what the Bible says about Generation X. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. how to plant a Gen X church. Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community.
and not the people to the Church. In this book. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. Many may see this book as radical. mistakes to avoid. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation. spiritual parenting. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. Evangelism and church planting strategies. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. (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. leadership training. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder. Peasant. church government. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. it is time to bring the Church to the people. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years. (March 6.. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band. Indigenous Church Planting. 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. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. Larry Kreider House To House Publications This manual contains the tools you need. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media. Hiebert. In a world where the Church is being ignored.. Inc. and Urban Societies by Paul G. a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. Not in Print.. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way. many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. Tribal. must take that group interaction into account. The authors study four types of societies with differences that affect receptivity to evangelism and church planting. if they are to succeed. 10 . It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand.
This volume provides a practical. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. thorough. This second edition draws on more recent literature. oversee. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. 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. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today. strategic planning. d 11 . 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. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. (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. biblical. 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. Tim Chester. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. Hesselgrave. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House. to develop. Harvie M. and inspirational corrective.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Throughout. graphs. targeting. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry.. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. and phase out a church plant. 2nd Edition by David J. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. organizing his essays around research. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. B. Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. In addition. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. Buy this online at www. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis.com/church. many charts.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St.matt28. offers refined arguments. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city.
(June 1979) Not in print..but in nothing like its 20th century form. Not in Print. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. “So.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. if we know that new churches reach more people. the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow. and strategy.. mission. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works. ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board . Part Two and Three offer practical help. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. (December 1985) Not in Print. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar. The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. (May 1997) 12 . Peter Wagner that. Radical Church Planting by R. we must agree with C. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions.. new churches win more people to Christ than established churches. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values. (1992) This book tackles two tasks. (June 2003) On a per capita basis.Baptist Book Stores. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. and if we value reaching the unchurched. Not in Print.
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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.
now available in paperback. (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. 16 . president. (January 1998) A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts . vision. addresses this key component to effective ministry. Gangel Baker Book House.values. style. Kenneth O. mission. and strategy. organization of work. mission executive-targeting such issues as spiritual leadership. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications. and long-range planning.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. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. principal. Aubrey Malphurs examines the four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry. goal setting. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity.
MacNair Baker Book House.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. 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.Baptist Book Stores. Ellas Center for Church Growth. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board . (May 14. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow. Care and Feeding of the Local Church by D. d 17 . This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation. but by removing barriers to growth. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. Special attention is given to presenting effective growth strategies for middle-size and small groups. healthy congregations. Fly Fishing. Ellas Center for Church Growth. Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. Birth. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church. the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them.J. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable. (January 1994) Here is a book that can help congregations establish years of research with growing and declining churches. Each chapter offers clear and helpful insights into what the typical well-established congregation is doing that promotes growth or contributes to decline. and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. (May 1999) In this landmark book. (June 1978) Not in Print. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. (January 1. Not in Print. Dog Training.
research. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation. Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction. Gary L. Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary. Windsor Village United Methodist Church. Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers. and presentations has come the material for this book. Finding Them. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success. Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press. and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. (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. Out of his experience. Leith Anderson has successfully guided his own church through a process of extraordinary growth and change. (August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board .” Each is pastor of an innovative church.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print. Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith.Baptist Book Stores.” 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. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. 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 . At a time when many churches are seeking to make a difference in their communities. (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. Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). KirbyJon Caldwell. d 18 . (July 20.
Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. they miss the actual point.alban. worship. the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. nondenominational churches are growing. They have forgotten that we worship. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. ministry to the unchurched. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. Warren Bird. not to feel comfortable and safe. 19 . (July 1. but principally because they have forgotten who they are. adding a new style service will help you reach new people. They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www.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. How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. and more. decline. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. and die for a number of reasons. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. Klaas No. but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world.” 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. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. downtown churches are doomed to decay. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain. Leith Anderson Baker Book House. Churches stagnate. This book answers all the questions you will have. changing neighborhoods. while denominational churches are dying. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. (January 1. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. Dwight Smith. Martin Robinson Monarch. 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. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia.org/BookDetails.
McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. no matter what their size. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. 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. 2003) In this provocative book. author. 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. successful church in methods. (September 19. You will only find the full understanding of your church’s life and mission in the heart of God and His will for you. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. new purpose. 20 . Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods. 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. The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a healthy. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone.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. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches. conferences. (May 1. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. developing disciples instead of church members. resources. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. consultant. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. 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. nature. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. location. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. or overhead transparencies. history. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course. growing church. and new ideas. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy.
uncompromising book. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc. “If your church is healthy. discipleship.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health. In the pages of this far-sighted. Healthy. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. 2003) Many church leaders. argues Warren. (May 1. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself. A church that is engaged with its community.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. 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. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services. d 21 .” “Go and make disciples. worship. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. 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. and evangelism. “growth will occur naturally. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.” And those purposes can only be accomplished. growth is sure to follow. yearning for church growth. (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. (November 27.” and “[Teach] them to obey.” “[Baptize] them.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. (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.” writes Rick Warren.
forgotten New Testament practices. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. (April 1. Church Without Walls. The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations. Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we’ve inherited from the past. evangelism. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers.” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation. and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. (March 2000) Change is now. a well-known church strategist and practitioner.” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism. 2003) Around 25 years ago.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. 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. discipleship. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee. (March 1. Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships. 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. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. assimilating.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. preaching. Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity. Pantego Bible Church. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles. and leadership. d 22 . it explores: Church forms. He explains how the cell model. Dallas Willard Zondervan. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. 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. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. ChurchNext. they each have strengths and limitations. Eddie Gibbs. twenties. (1992) In Church Without Walls. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes. (June 1998) In The Cell Church.
They are stuck at a level of immaturity that current models of discipleship have not addressed. 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. 2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. resolve conflicts. At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. (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. Don Tillman (Contributor). If your church is just beginning its transition. It helps pastors. Ralph W. and musicians navigate changes. Scott Boren. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation. B. 2001) The New Worship. 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. (March 1. One Church. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. it highlights where to focus your energy. Expanded edition (May 21. No matter where you are with your church. If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. expanded edition. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. this book will help you identify your current stage of cell development and articulate a plan to address that stage. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. Jr. (November 1. Guder (Editor). Donald P.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. answers hard questions. Thomas. Hustad Baker Book House. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities. J. worship leaders. and offers stimulating ideas for services. The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives. presents contemporary trends. gives advice for handling conflict over music. Warren Bird Zondervan. V. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. meeting separately yet ministering together. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch. Neighbour Cell Group Resources. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship. 23 ..
and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. these groups appeal primarily to young. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. messianic spirituality. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. missional church. just trying to keep on keeping on. (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. middle-class families. therefore. we must understand who they are. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. Miller University of California Press. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. (October 25. 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. ethnic and cultural lines. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. There are many different types. Scifres Abingdon Press. (November 1. and apostolic structure. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary 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. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. and Hope Chapel. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. 24 . Vineyard Christian Fellowship. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system.
(December 1. James W. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world.. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning..Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. (January 1. political stances. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. and socioeconomic backgrounds. Thompson.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Source for Effective Church Service Planning by Scott Dyer (Compiler) Zondervan. (June 1. It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models.” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. Fowler Pilgrim Press. 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 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. worship styles. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. 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. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. 25 .
and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. McIntosh Baker Book House. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. and Holy Spirit. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. Jealousy and Envy. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. congregational leaders. focusing on how. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. d d d 26 . why. Son. 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. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. (May 1. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. who. Rory Noland. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. Westing Kregel Publications. This frank. The Artist in Community. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff. Gary L. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. 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. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. enabling pastors. 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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. innovation reaps rewards.
it will be an invaluable aid to city officials. McKinney Abingdon Press. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative.S.alban. are changing society and the church. anthropological. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. As a sociologist. Examine the sociological. Warren. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. Using a comprehensive systems approach. Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. Hispanics. Donald I. including Protestant-Catholic relationships. retail businesses. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken. Ammerman. ― the Hispanic community. Finally. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. Order online at www. Warren University of Notre Dame Press.Alban Institute http://www. Carroll. and processes at work in congregations. Dudley & W. this volume helps you analyze the ministries. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press.sisqtel. Studying Congregations edited by N. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U. And much more. The Hispanic Challenge. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. d d 27 . especially Puerto Ricans. J. and all human service organizations. Not in Print. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. and demographic aspects of church bodies. Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation.S.S. justice. the book focuses on leadership training and education. stories. C. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills. Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U. and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. In this book.org/BookDetails. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. black and white. local planning commissions. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type. Cubans and Mexicans. Perry No. AL265 .net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. Then he turns to key missiological issues.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.
Planning and budgeting. (October 1. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. and where to get it. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). what it will cost. “user friendly”. This brief. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. Includes sample forms. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. practical. 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. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. explores other fund-raising options. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. 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. collecting and recording. d 28 . Berkley Baker Books. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. by James D. computer tips. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). complicated and confusing. (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. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. (July 1. filing systems and more. and a great deal more. It helps you determine what you need.
and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. P. but also illustrates how to train yourself. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. this book is a must. this book shares practical suggestions. There are formulae and equations used to evaluate cost-effectiveness to all fund-raisers interested in determining costs. Regardless if you are new to mission work and new to support raising or a veteran missionary with a continuing need to raise support. It also describes different fund-raising methods and how they work to novice fund-raisers interested in expanding their organization’s development efforts. Colorado Springs. Rebekah Burch Basinger Jossey-Bass. Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H. 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. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law. Dillon Moody Publishers. Jeavons. Finance. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand.O. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia. Box 6000. CO 80934 An in-depth. the most vital mission is to grow the giver’s heart. Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. Callahan Jossey-Bass. d 29 . The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support. insights. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual. Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. Complete with charts and questionnaires. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. and Management) by James M. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts.
can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. characters. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F. consultant and trainer Cheryl A. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. and resolutions). discuss. and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints. antagonists. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. Bisagno. the Native American experience of giving. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. 30 . In this book. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings. parachurch organizations. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. Clarke Jossey-Bass. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion. and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. 1st edition (November 15. However. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. the ethics of wealth. 2001) Oftentimes.
church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I. (September 18. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. 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. Sweet Group Publishing. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc. True leadership cannot be awarded. denominational leaders. Pastors. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective. Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. Abraham Lincoln. 1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. Easum. this book is divided into two parts. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. when explaining “The Law of Influence. (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. For instance. or vision. 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. (June 1. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. mission. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. 1998) John C. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry. appointed or assigned. (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. d 31 . (September 1.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Princess Diana. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. teachers. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. postmodern culture. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M. Concerned to counter this drift.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated.
d 32 . Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. 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. to the future. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders.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. This book is not written for business. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. (February 1. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. leadership development is a life-long process. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. 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. Instead. rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. government. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. or educational leaders. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. identify emerging leaders. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. small staffs. not their backs. Will Mancini Baker. In Charting a Bold Course. (October 1. Why? Tight budgets. (May 1. (August 1. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. However. (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. Not a discipleship course.
because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. You must supply the desire. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. “the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired. This book will supply the leadership principles. Fortunately though. Peter Drucker reminds us. very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. (March 10. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. But people can grow. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Systems become dated. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality.000 years ago.” Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader. Machinery wears. However.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. Buildings deteriorate. Drucker HarperBusiness. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. Maxwell. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. (August 1. is the ability to “get the right things done. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. Elders and Leaders by Gene A. Getz Moody Publishers. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes. The Effective Executive by Peter F. 1st edition (August 20. 2002) The measure of the executive. In the second part. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. develop. according to John C. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. d d 33 . Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books. Gene Getz has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. Presented with humor and grace.” he promises. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. imagination. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. When we do church as a team. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom. Intelligence. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. In the first part of the book. 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. 2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture.
Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. 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. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. and his own many years’ counseling experience. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. even commentaries and reference works. Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. histories. we need to know who we are as individuals. leadership roles. ministries. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors. and why. congregational change. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. including fiction. Steinke Alban Inst. 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. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. Yoder House to House Press. (August 8. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. 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. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. and practically illustrated with case studies. 1st edition (June 17. Friedman. theologically grounded. marriages. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. Psychologically sound. congregations. Robert J. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. communities and nations. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. 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. businesses. When we are healthy individuals. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships. 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. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink. theology. devotional works. 34 . biography. we help form healthy families. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge. Bennis. irresponsible behavior.
theory. Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. d 35 . with treasured assumptions. vision and passion. changed dramatically. Now. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. 3 edition (July 25. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. and traditions shattered along the way. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. team leader. strategic planning. or board member. Rather. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. Posner Jossey-Bass. 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. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. and experience. marketing. 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. 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. 2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. buy-the-numbers approach to church life. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. processes. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. Bruce Miller Zondervan. the context hasand in some cases. privileges. If you’re a pastor. Based on the most up-to-date research. It’s a bumpy ride. staff member. Jeff Jones. (March 1. Barry Z. The Leadership Challenge. have completely revised and updated their classic book. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Publishers. Key aspects include board development. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. starting with Jesus and his apostles. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. While the content of leadership has not changed. Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc. 3rd Edition by James M. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. (August 2000) In his engaging. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. Kouzes. this twenty-five chapter. 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. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. five-part volume offers practical.
but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. Pastors. For others. and contemporary leaders. counselors. or anyone in a leadership training position. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional. Robert Clinton Navpress. Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. 2004) For many leaders. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. intellectual. lay or professional leaders. 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. Rima Baker Book House. church leaders. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. The Making of a Leader by J. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. (June 1. successful ministries are easily attained.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. Shedding light on the current challenges of leadership and on mistaken leadership myths goes a long way toward putting difficulties into proper perspective. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. 36 . In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students. Designed for use as a resource. physical. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. Addressing this evident need. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. biblical. choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. As you examine these principles and case studies. Dr. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. This Christ–centered. 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. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes.
they emphasize the importance of developing what they term “resonant leadership. Samuel D. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E. and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions. and competency. Annie McKee. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. your life and your community. (March 1998) Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. social awareness. clarity. Primal Leadership presents the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. grow. Rima Baker Book House. Galloway. (March 15. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. (January 1. 2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. 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.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation. Richard E. courage.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. McIntosh. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church. d 37 . 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. self-management. In this book.
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. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community. d 38 . it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack.alban. ministries and churches. (May 1.asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. we see that a new team of leaders.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization.. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. 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. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about.. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems. Instead. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander. Increasingly. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. lay leaders. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. says Sweet. Logan. (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. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities.even your family. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . (October 1. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. Discover what’s missing in your company. “The church has it all wrong.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples. they hear one. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr.org/BookDetails. groups.www. Russ Robinson Zondervan.” Leaders don’t see a vision. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. It is trying to train leaders.
Dawn. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. this approach yields fresh fruit. to make them unnecessary. Peterson Wm. Paul and Jesus. 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. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. David. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. 39 . Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors. this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. Although somewhat formulaic. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart. thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. B. Eugene H.
Webber Baker Book House. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. pluralism. a small group. we would do well to learn from the Celts. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty. 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. yet spiritually seeking. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. (November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. Again by George G. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. 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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. As a pastor. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. spirituality. your community. and your world. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. individualism. and open to a vibrant new faith. he argues. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. and relational needs – in your neighborhood. evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. Janie Sjogren NavPress... (January 5. nurture. 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. III Hunter Abingdon Press. emotional. 40 . evangelism. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. remains unparalleled in Christian history.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. or an entire church. Allegiance to modernity. Unfortunately. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. Robert E. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. if you only stop to look. your country. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel.. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical. and mission. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. worship. 2001) Too often. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need.
Carl S. In this book..” Once again. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness. If you're burned out on evangelism. Written with an infectious sense of hope. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. (March 1. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. Dudley No. AL246 . Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations. practical. examples from outstanding new ministries. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. But this book goes beyond mere analysis.org/BookDetails. and readable manual. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture.alban.” addressing the larger community rarely. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. 41 . Dudley rounds out this essential. Without realizing it. 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. With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. and an updated resource list. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade.asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community .” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries.Alban Institute http://www. Drawing on his experiences. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. In this volume. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people.. get started. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools.
(March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. (January 1. a better employee in any trade.” writes Rebecca Pippert. “We're both uptight about evangelism. your board. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg. 42 . encouraging. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. youth workers. packaging. 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. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes.” So begins this book on evangelism. McLaren Zondervan. Through stories. 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. branding. This is a business book. 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. groundbreaking. challenging. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America. but one that everyone who works for a living should read. those involved in campus ministries. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. or your parachurch organization. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. your small group or class. This book contains fresh. a better salesperson. 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. Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. by John Piper Baker Book House. individually and in the church. postmodern society. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. biblical insight and plain common sense. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it.
friends. and passionate. much more. author Rajendra K. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. and other visual aids. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc.. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. Updated edition (November 1. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. Rainer Zondervan. they will come. It is filled with charts. And much. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. How to become a church for the unchurched.. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. By both region and religion. (September 1. 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.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. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. What causes visitors to return. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. d 43 . Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. plus an abundance of true-life accounts. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. foreign exchange students. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. 1st edition (August 19. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. 2003) If you invite them. 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. 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. Dale Galloway. 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. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. Sally Morgenthaler. Pillai Waterbrook Press. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. and tourists. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. graphs. (December 1. (August 1. The enormous influence of family and relationships.
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cell groups. Antioch Network www.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches.com. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www. you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting. reproduce themselves through church planting. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix. small groups). Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches.org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective. They are a resource for church planters through their events. Acts 29 www. small groups.aacconsulting. discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom. Acquire Wisdom www.org Antioch Network is a growing fellowship of local churches who are interacting with the challenge of sending church planting teams to unreached peoples.com Interested in home groups.com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches. and practical tools and resources to Christians. house churches. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches. and encouragers to church planters. which will in turn. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements. Today. coaching and online library. 45 . they help any evangelical individual. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors.antiochnetwork.acquirewisdom. mother church pastors.a29. missional churches. church planting team members. cell groups.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. discipleship making. house churches (home groups.geocities. culturally-relevant. They are committed to providing Bible-based.
Association of Related Churches www. and ministry development for pastors across the U. Baptist Church Planting www.relatedchurches.ag.lifegivingchurch.Church Planting www. New churches are timely. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches. Trend Spotting.churchplanting. security and significance. 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. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism.com/Churchplanters/subjects. Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas.azsobaptist.org/bgctroot/office.cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books.S. d d 46 . The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth.Church Planting www. Identifying Leaders in Your Church. help churches develop more efficient church policy. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders. and articles. Though the relationships formed and activities supported. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. how-to’s. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism. and Mobilizing Your Core Group.html Assemblies of God USA .newtestamentchurch.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders. There are many church planting tools. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www. Welcoming Guests in the New Church. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC. How to Constitute your Church. Some examples: Feasibility Studies. relevant and connect easily with their communities.baptistchurchplanting. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army. But people are searching for meaning. Historically.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention . and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches.shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities. Association of Life-Giving Churches www.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. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad.bgct. available to encourage. provide guidance. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches.org/church_planting. Articles of Interest for Church Planters www.
Church Planting Resources www. Peter N. 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. and resources.html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development.bju. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus. It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters. learning to worship. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. Under the banner.bccn. Christian and Missionary Alliance www. Nanfelt. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him. To meet this need.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 . To that end.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination. growing in fellowship and in the Word.html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting. more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations. Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life. As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character.” and the leadership of Dr. Christ Fellowship . Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997. president. conferences.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. and learning to persevere in trials. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model. train. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ.org/cells/planting.Church Planting Overview www. “Completing Christ’s Commission. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting.cmalliance.edu/resources/church_planting/index. Bob Jones University . refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation. BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage.com/html/church_planting. being involved in discipling relationships. They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures. 47 .bradboydston.com In late 1992.christfellowship.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www.
” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins. Church Multiplication Associates www.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB. leaders. An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed. Christian Evangelistic Association www. Church Planter Management System www. 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. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies. 48 . ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters.cmtcmultiply.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter. Their BootCamp system is progressive. 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. planters and support team members learn everything from developing core values to practical hints on programming and marketing. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve.cmaresources. ministries and churches. He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site.Church Planting www. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information. USA. Christian Faith .” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches.acstechnologies. challenging.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www. Free Church Planting Resources information.org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters.org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples. from 1988 through 1993. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event. demanding and 100% hands-on. Ralph F. Future leaders.christian-faith. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books). exciting.joyfulheart. Church Planters Network information. It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches. “Kids Cost Too Much.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest. Quite simply.com/quasar/isl/content/channel.com/plant/ Dr. The Church Multiplication Training Center www. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People.thecea.
org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow. either as the leader of a team. Sunday school. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals. and news of what God is doing in church planting. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New.org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. Church Planting Center www. But.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. Borrowing from experts like Dr. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting.churchplantingamerica. assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America. high-quality products and services. discipleship. evangelism and leadership issues. 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. For over a decade. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry.church-planting. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. information on relevant events. so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost. train.plantthefuture. such as: Church Planting Solutions.churchplanting4me. A Church Planter’s Paradise www. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting.church-planting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www. d 49 . visitation. Church Planting www. and support your ministry. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials. Church Marketing Institute.net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. It’s all free. family. and literature and media to encourage. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point. a member of a team. Church Planting Assessment Center www. Church Planting America www. Charles Ridley. Thomas Graham and Dr.cpforum. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting. and Church Web Solutions. finances. Church Demographic Information. or as a “solo” church planting pastor.
Preparing Your Church to Give Birth. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track. Church Planting Village www. Keeping Useful Records. and Setting up Your Church Government.com/resources/CPmanual. This handbook is unique. church planting schools (even an Internet school). Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters. Equipment Needs. Church Planting Manual . or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project.church-planting-solutions. 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.churchplantingvillage.newchurches. Church Planting Solutions can help. Church Planting Ministries www. 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.plantingministries. 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church.Online www.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www.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. The Reason for a Mentor. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. The fact is that most people involved in planting and leading new churches are laypeople. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting.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. look no further. coaching by experienced church planters and much more.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. Financing your Mission. The site offers free church growth articles.org This ministry is here to assist in raising up strong and growing churches. a free monthly journal. It is a handbook written for laypeople. SBC. Publishing Your Vision. Strategize Your Vision. 50 . Where will You Meet. support groups.net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board. or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church. Defining your Target.
Church Planting Resources www.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. a Soul! . The series is an ongoing one. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern. and Oregon state area..net/cpt/cpt. Church Renewal. according to seminary leaders. administrate and use technology for their churches. As his articles are published. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting.. post-Christian. Washington.churchsmart.leadnet. they will appear here.churchplantingnw. 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.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.churchplantingresources.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems. Church Planting Resources www.churchstarting.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary. multicultural environment.org/asap/ChurchResources. Church Planting Theology .org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho. d d 51 .org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches.. Church Starting Network www. Church Growth. This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters.tagnet. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www. implement their vision.. This website has a helpful resource page.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. and Leadership Development.Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.htm Plant a Seed! .
edu/lifelong/ncd/index. you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles. Accountability.” Columbia Theological Seminary .Church Starts www.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome.churchesplantingchurches. an Entrepreneurial Spirit. and basic and advanced degree courses.asp Teaching. Discipleship.cfm/method/content.icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location . their spouses.dawnministries. Cutting Edge www. The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide. Servanthood.an approach known as the indigenous principle.vineyardusa. research. Churches Planting Churches .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. CRM .thefellowship. established or potential NCD pastors.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God .Church Planting http://www. This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting. The center provides leadership development programs. d 52 . and the Presence of God in all that we do.ctsnet. Teams. and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index.New Church Development www. conferences.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. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology. NCD pastors. Columbia students.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church www.crmnet. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship .Multiplication & Revitalization www. Risk. Church Planting. Church Growth. A free church planting newsletter. whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities.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. They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online. Dawn Ministries www. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches.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.cggc.htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force. internships.org/index. and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD). including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development. CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom.
they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young.emergingchurchnetwork.Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools . Dove Christian Fellowship International www. If you are married. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas. The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church. Emerging Leadership Initiative www. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom. ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring.easumbandy.nbcsbc. The aim is that. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders. training. These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church.episcopalchurch. Through leadership discovery. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting.dcfi. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t.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. Dynamic Church Planting International www. At this site. through ELI.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.vineyardnw.dcpi. 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.com/resources/index.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01.php?action=searchresults&pl_option=3 Emerging Church Network www. Episcopal Church . Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www. and consulting mission.New Church Development Resource & Training www. you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free.org/newchurch. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse.pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you. Easum. d d 53 . equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting. assessment and development.
which will enable a greater sharing of resources. often monthly. 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. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. partnerships and technology. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www. where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church.efcsw. “The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America .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.iequip. love.evangelicalchurchplanting. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle.Church Planting www. Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. This is their church planting website. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www. 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. They fellowship. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive. resources. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. d 54 . They facilitate teams in other countries.efcsw. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone.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. in addition to homes.efca. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church. Fellowship of Church Planters www. in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States.fcpt.org/profile. Essential Qualities for Church Planters.
General Board of Global Ministries .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. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting.org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane. Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach. college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world. and to help establish new churches and faith communities. GCM works with churches to plant healthy. George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources.fimi. This generation hungers for potent spirituality .Church Planting www.gcmweb. where loving relationships thrive. to train leaders in evangelization methods. GCM .htm Short-term and long-term missionaries. They are primarily engaged in prayer.the power of Acts made visible again.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch. 55 .gbnam. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders.org/Church_planting.ReachMORE www.The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc. Washington and the Inland Northwest USA. Free Indeed Ministries International www.ca/chplant. Grace Brethren North America Missions . These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US.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. Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development. and where lives are transformed to reflect Christ’s image.html Use simple. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada .d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting . district superintendents. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally. second-career people. and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth.reachmore.foursquare.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences. proclamation and personal ministries.com/pattersonchurchplanting. They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation. embracing and releasing the next generation of leaders and providing a credible witness of Jesus love and power to people of many cultures.Churches for the next generation www.org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas. One of the most effective forms of evangelism is church planting.Church Planting www.
weplantchurches. a source for solid.Church Planting .Evangelism USA www.ibcpa. 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.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting. newsletters.asp Their mission is to assess. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine. books. This support network includes financial help. but rather to lift up its alternative. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting. incredible things happen. International Pentacostal Holiness Church . or the restoration.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. training events and cutting-edge materials.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. home-based church planting movements.house2house.hccentral. House Church Central www. train. and this website. coached. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. prayed for and encouraged. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church. Christian theology.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship. How to Get Involved. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www.org/evusa/chrplant. etc.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds.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. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries.iphc. Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. but also train others to plant home churches that multiply. Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions. d 56 .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www. The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church. and Faith-Based Ministries. 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.
Through regular consultations and grants.com Link2Lead. It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest. Writing your Project Proposal.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather.org/pages/default.cfm Check out resources. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures. so that members are nourished in the faith.asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God. and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus. 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.cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=./cp/cp. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States.lcms.Board for Black Ministry Services www. www.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution.Church Planting Resources www.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.Outreach & Church Planting www. in churching a whole city and a region.link2lead. Link2Lead. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry. Support Development Guidelines.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community. new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site. 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. tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years. a people reaching across the street and around the world. 57 .000 by the early dawn of the New Century.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.org/view2. It is brought to you by Percept.midwestbap.bgcmideast.Church Planting www.com www.mennonitechurch. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod .yourjourney. etc.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations.midwestgreenhouse.org. Mennonite Church Canada . called to carry out the Great Commission. Midwest Baptist Church . Midwest Greenhouse www. Mideast Baptist Conference .
spouses and coaches of planters.org/planting/planting.openbiblecentral.org/church/chplant. The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be.mcflorida.org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting. Missionary Church . coaching. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www. under church planting.pcanet.org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage. Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources. Ministry Tools. Small Group Tools.cmamultiply. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ. Drama Tools.htm At the MisLinks website. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides.mcusa.Church Multiplication www.Church Planting www.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center . Church Planting Tools. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders. but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links. Church Planting and Missions. No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America. They focus on developing. pastors. Church Tools.ministrymaker. and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches.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.html If you want more power in your ministry. or if you want help in developing a new ministry. Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www.com/churchplant.Florida District www. Legal Issues.mislinks. 58 .org/church_multiplication/home.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www. Missionary Church USA . Restart Tools. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples. Discipleship Tools.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches. strengthen. there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites.
com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women. 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally.naccc. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www.nationalministries. spiritually grounded group of servant leaders.ncdnetwork. www.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. reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel. They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible. both new and existing churches. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch. They assist those wishing to plant new churches. d 59 .org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. Their team is representative of the whole church. The mission of NCI is to start healthy. church planters. motivating existing churches. New Church Initiatives. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts. Through research. Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. and when will propel you in the direction you desire. Inc.startingachurch. The team is well versed in New Church work. New Church Ministry Team www. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally.newchurchministry. encouragement. serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA). There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. networking.org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website. teaching. committed to the cause of Jesus Christ. the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches. Providing the answers to what.newchurchinitiatives. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ.Congregational Church Development www. how. NCI is a nonprofit. National Ministries .New Church Planting www.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. and supporting church-starting centers around the world.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church. and equipping church planters.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches . and they assist churches with their meeting house. in order to fulfill the Great Commission. National Vision www. and empowering.
www.newchurchnet.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. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net . NextChurch www. or designing your strategy or administrative detail. consulting districts and denominations. and church planting. NewStart . congregational growth and vitality. Whether your need is dollars.org/index.html North American Mission Board . disciple-making churches.org NewStart is an intentional effort to equip and resource the Church of the Nazarene for starting new churches.org/links/manuals.newlifeministries-nlm.Church Planting Group www. demographics.com/church_planting_web_page.” d d 60 .html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources . they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn.com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches. start New Testament congregations. and minister to persons in the name of Christ.youresource.Church of the Nazarene . It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ.org This site focuses on resourcing leaders. New Church Specialties on the Web www. Most of their work has been in urban settings. New York Church Planting Resources www.nextchurch. and denominations in evangelism. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions. some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters. They have put together.net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ.NewChurchSpecialties.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www. ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University. congregations.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www.nextchurch. they have put together a church planting website.namb. NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones.nazarenenewchurches. Several tools at this site. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. in one easy-to-get-to website. and providing NewStart. Biblically faithful. New Life Ministries www.
net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools. http://nscc. seminaries and denominations. They have many events to identify.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington.churchplanter.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board .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. developing.New Churches www.com/list.northwoodchurch. They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University.com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing. To accomplish this.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.org/discplesathome/churchplanting.Church Planting www. NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences. It includes Strength Assessment. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention . An application is available at this site. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique. Training and Development. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches. Northwest Church Planting www.Church Planting Manual . North Shore Christian Centre .org/glocal/church%20planting. and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy. reproductive churches. and Northern Idaho.org/anglo_church_starting. North American Baptist Conference . NorthWood Church – Church Starting www.namb.nwbaptist.nadei. they work cooperatively with local churches. They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training. train and nurture church planters. 61 . training programs. reproducing churches around the country. North American Division Evangelism Institute www. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom. and deploying leaders to start healthy.html Through its own Church-Starting Center.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site.nabconference.evergence.Church Planting Resources www. reproductive churches. and Deployment and Coaching. Oregon.
Church Planting Manual .plantachurch.com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.org/churchplanting/index.com www.htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church.pastornet. plantachurch.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research. strategic planning. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years. coaching.com/rucpc/index. planting and transitional ministry resources. training information and more. how to become a church planter. Presbyterian Church USA .redeemer2. support the total denominational outreach. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community.outreachnorthamerica.Evangelism and Church Development www. d 62 . Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church . OH. as an overseeing elder. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net.Online www. Pastornet – Church Planting www.opc.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement.htm New church development webpage. They center on House Churches. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church.org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities. and in cooperation with other congregations. One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links.com/links/church_planting.com This site offers access to assessment.cfm A church planting introduction. Outreach North America www. growth.thequestcolumbus. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada.outreach.org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. training.pcusa.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. Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www. The Quest www.
professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University.com www. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative. Bethany. They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ. The preparation Re:source offers will help things to progress more quickly – and smoothly. Salvation Army and Tribal Training. Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University. New Generation church.org/missionsresources/churchplanters. StartCHURCH. Startchurch. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before.stadia.rca. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God.com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting. and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life.com Startchurch. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement.org/growth/multiply/index. STADIA .Church Growth www. It was developed by Howard Culbertson. 63 .fs/chgrowth. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual. Resources for Church Planters www.snu. OK http://home.startchurch.resourcechurchplanting.New Church Strategies www.org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona.php The Vision for Multiplication. New Mexico.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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America . Church Mission Society. Cornerstone network. Oklahoma and Texas. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations. Building Financing and Planning information. Revelation. NGM. The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church. Southwest Church Planting Network www.edu/~hculbert.plantchurch.cc Do you believe that God may be calling you to plant a church? STADIA wants to help you clarify that call. including the planting of new churches. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.htm This website has resources for studying church growth. Pioneer.nbcsbc.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. using simple day-to-day language.
d 64 .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www.ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting. 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.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www. indigenous faith communities through planting. As we read the book of Acts. UIM International . They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters. So.touchusa.org/churchplant. relocation. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups. 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.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors.Church Planting www. visit this site.htm A great source of church planting information and support. both clergy and lay. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church. equip and empower Christian ministers.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples. 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. As a church planting movement.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information.vineyardusa.uim. Or to put it another way. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment. mergers. SBC. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices.holstonconference. United Methodist Church . ThinkCoach http://norbert. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. Victory Churches of the United States www.The Cell Group People www. group leaders and members to transform their lives. TOUCH Outreach .com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage.victoryusa.nbcsbc.Church Planting www. VineyardUSA . and new services of worship in existing churches. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts.
mentoring. and strives to achieve.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.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.org/planting. and more. books.world-team. World Christian Resource Directory www. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada.missionresources. Xpansion newsletters.worldimpact. World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America.com/churchplanting. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations. a church planting model. how you should deal with other issues.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv. Their strategy is determined by. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. links. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches. There is information. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known.htm At this website. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives. this purpose and culminates in church planting. and a message board. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches. online cell tracking. resources and an application form available at this site. 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. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences. World Team Canada www.org World Impact is a nationwide.xpansion.Church Planting www. interdenominational. 65 . 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. Xpansion Ministries www.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www. The Visionary . They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada .html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission.org/resources. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches.vision-ministries.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www.gycm. Ask other planters how they did this or that.
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mcintoshcgn. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church. strategic planning.org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth.ascg. www. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis. creating an entry path for visitors. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched. d Church Growth Institute www.netresults. and generational change issues. adding a new service. 68 .org Provides practical tools for leadership. founded in 1987. Inc.net Church growth consultant Dr. Church Central www.churchcentral. evangelism and church growth. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people.churchgrowth.churchgrowth. The McIntosh Church Growth Network www.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. staffing.com The Church Growth Network.
grantproposal. It hopes to help to encourage informed decisionmaking and diversification in funding.org GrantSmart is an informational and interactive resource center for and about the nonprofit community.gov.shtml Whatever you want or need from the U. five library/learning centers. philanthropy Conducting and facilitating research on trends in the field Providing education and training on the grantseeking process Ensuring public access to information and services through their World Wide Website. Learn some sophisticated strategies for turning your organization’s grand vision into concrete language with the benefits quantified and the objectives measurable. It has all kinds of information from grants and assistance from the government for nonprofits to tax information and much more. Grant Proposal. philanthropic organizations.S. at times.com This is a site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff. You’ll find a rich treasure of online information. print and electronic publications.com Serving 100. Fundsnet Services Online www. They do this by: Collecting. They have gathered data about private foundation activities that may be of interest to grantseekers. proposal preparation may lack the creative delights of writing fiction.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Charity Channel http://charitychannel. Many links. and communicating information on U.S. They have numerous discussion lists. and a national network of Cooperating Collections. successful grant applications probably mean more to the universe than something published in an obscure literary magazine.gov/Business/Nonprofit.org www.fdncenter. They would like you to find the grant writing process an exciting and pleasant experience. services and resources. 69 . and individual donors. organizing.000+ Nonprofit-sector professionals.grantsmart.com A website dedicated to helping finding funding. First Gov. many leadingedge eNewsletters and CharityNews updates. d GrantSmart.gov http://firstgov.fundsnetservices. d d The Foundation Center www. it’s on FirstGov. Although.com www.org The Foundation Center’s mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. government.
which now includes a full year of valuable membership services.tgci. planned giving and endowments.org Grant writing tools for nonprofit organizations. TGCI .raisingmoremoney. They enjoy the privilege of serving thousands of churches and ministries nationwide.npguides. First offered in 1972 and continuously updated. providing tested and authoritative solutions and answers that are ministry specific! Nonprofit guides www.mbsinc.com Freeing those in ministry from business distractions.000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended their demanding.com Raising More Money trains nonprofit organizations of all types. sizes and locations in building a selfsustaining system for raising funds from individuals.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites Ministry Business Services www. d 70 . More than 70. five-day workshop.The Grantsmanship Center www. grant writing and direct mail and the “new reality” of major gifts.com For more than 30 years. TGCI has been the world’s leading source of grantsmanship training and grant information. writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. Ministry Business Services’ goal is to provide information and resources for those involved in Christian ministry. Raising More Money provides organizations with a whole new way of going about their fund-raising efforts. Raising More Money www. TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants. capital campaigns. People tell us that this approach bridges the gap between the “old reality” dependence on special events.
www. in society and in the workplace. influence society By country data to help leaders plan strategically. Data on Christian population. One of the most unique web-based training and communication tools of its kind. Congregational Resources www.org CoachNet® is an on-line tool for Christian leaders.org Leadership Network is an advance scout for the emerging church.net. interactive on-line coaching tools.com John Maxwell offers some great practical leadership tools.org.uk Helping leaders be leaders ― in the church.congregationalresources.au/jmm/ Leadership Network www. It searches for innovative church leaders who find themselves both immersed in and excited by the tumultuous change of this age.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites LEADERSHIP Christian Leadership World www. are found in churches of all denominations and sizes across the U. pastors. though few in number. leadership and prayer. Other resources: Bible studies.coachnet. How to develop individuals. lead teams. enable organizations. d d Injoy www. CoachNet www. churches etc. links. discussion forums on a wide variety of ministry topics. Check out your leadership style with their on-line indicator. Pdf downloads available in 6 languages.injoy. leaders and their spouses. CoachNet has a built-in reference library with hundreds of valuable resources.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. on-line study courses. book reviews.teal. They are of all ages and ethnicities.S.pastornet.leadnet. and powerful. and develop and mentor others. John Mark Ministries This is a website devoted to assisting churches. and Canada. build and refresh their skills. The website has: Free tools to help leaders form a vision. These leaders. 71 .
com www. Youth Ministers. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity. plus. Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry. and we must evaluate things more often in our churches.pastors. People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors.org/web/nehemiah.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries . Tentmakers .jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church. Online Rev. it’s obvious that times are changing quickly. d d Zondervan Church Source www.com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done. and Laity. 72 . read interviews. The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective. Pastors.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books.zondervanchurchsource.cmalliance. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches.Church Leadership Academy http://web2. Simultaneously.org/ncm/cla/cla. Christ-centered Training for Pastors. ministers. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace. In our postmodern world.html Building Leaders for the Church.onlinerev. It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry.tentmakersym.com www. research articles.Nehemiah Leadership Institute www.
and congregational leaders. inspire. and worship. d 73 . they are committed to providing quality. Hartford Institute for Religion Research http://hirr.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites d ONLINE ARTICLES Center for Congregational Research and Development http://www. students.bu.php?keyword_id%5B%5D=2&Submit=Browse The central activity of the Center for Congregational Research and Development is contextual theological research. This is the entry site to all sorts of publications and articles by many well-known authors. social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public. d d Christianity Today www. By bringing together a community of scholars.ohiou. fellowship. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly PBS www.dsp Articles and resources for the key ministry areas that every church has in common — education.com Provides solutions and strategies for Today’s Churches.com This is the official website of the Christianity Today International.edu/index. teach and encourage rural pastors and laity in their ministry to small town and remote congregations.seorf. service. prayer.html This website provides written articles and other bibliographic resources that will benefit.edu/phpbin/ccrd/index.net This is the new home of articles and research that pastors need in these fast changing times.pbs.christianitytoday.churchbusiness. Church Business www. but thrive.hartsem. outreach.org/wnet/religionandethics Seven Foundations of Church Ministry www.html On the Hartford Institute website.edu/~xx042/r_ctr/r_ctr. Their purpose is to inform.pastornet. stewardship. the Center hopes to deepen our understanding of the manifold contours of contemporary culture and thereby to find better ways of living out the gospel in diverse settings and among diverse populations. connect and equip.com/connect/seven. Research-based strategies for nurturing more publicly-engaged congregations help future religious leaders find creative methods for helping congregations not only survive. Pastor’s Study www.forministry. Center for Rural Church Leadership http://www. teachers.
com Alban Institute www.com www. rare. used.com www.com/intro_products.com d 74 .com ChurchSmart.bookfinder.com www.amazon.com www.addall.org Amazon.christianbook.com/lwstore/ Seed Sowers Christian Books Publishing www.seedsowers. and out of print books at your fingertips. Bookstores.com Christianbook.com Bookfinder.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites d d d ONLINE BOOKSTORES AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison www.lifewaystores.com www.cfm Lifeway Christian Stores www.churchsmart.alban.bookstores.com Over 50 million new.
Congregational Life Ministries . and programs. Servant Evangelism www. Visit this site to learn more about these church planting support ministries. to encourage churches in the USA to reach out to their ethnic neighbors. discovering God’s transforming power.brethren.” or communication that effectively breaks through the natural barriers and screens that have become a necessary human adaptation to our message-saturated culture. is to create a national association of Christian churches and ministries working together to invite every person in America to a local Bible believing church and ultimately into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites OUTREACH Breakthrough Media Group www. This website is dedicated to coaching and resourcing outwardly focused churches.org/genbd/clm/resource.com/print/ The vision of Outreach. Their founders are church planters and have started several other non-profit ministries that exist to help church planters. The list of evangelism resources has been reviewed by selected pastors and is being offered by Congregational Life Team members. Church Marketing Solutions www.outreachmarketing. practical ways.Resources for Multicultural Ministry www. and developing congregational faithfulness and leadership are some of the ways CLM staff may assist. They accomplish this through a combination of two disciplines: One. and to share the faith stories of followers of Jesus from around the world. their felt-needs and interests.servantevangelism.com Breakthrough Media’s primary focus is what is called “Breakthrough Communications. second. Inc. training products. founding Pastor Steve Sjogren and several people from the Vineyard Community Church loaded up bags of groceries and bought Christmas trees and took them to housing projects on the north side of Cincinnati. The website offers Outreach Solutions (Sample products. and training seminar signup). printed products). Outreach Tools (software.com Servant evangelism is a simple. Discerning God’s will. a deep appreciation for the individual.com This site has a Free Church Planting Resources section! They are passionate about church planting. and their dreams and aspirations. Ethnic Harvest . straightforward approach to sharing God’s love in simple. catalogs. d d d 75 . This website exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ with all people.org The name and vision for Ethnic Harvest comes out of an interdenominational network of ethnic churches in the Seattle area. In 1984. and Outreach News.breakthroughchurch.ethnicharvest. Out of this action was born a vision to reach the city of Cincinnati and the world by serving others with no strings attached.Evangelism Resource List www. their unique problems and situation. through the creation of sensitive and artistic communication.church-marketing. Outreach www. to help you find gospel resources in foreign languages. marketing tools.htm Congregational Life Ministries offers resources and leadership training to strengthen the life and ministries of congregations.
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This is their ministry to Christians online .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WEBPAGES Guidelines for Starting Church Web Pages www. calendar.gospelcom. state-ofthe-art content management software.com/ Are you tired of your church website constantly becoming out of date? Is your church’s website working for you. The purpose of Matt28 Hosting is to raise support for missions. Take Your Church Plant to the Web New Life Ministries www.church-websites-america.com Equipping the church online for ministry This site gives you everything you need to get your church up and running online: site templates. or does it sit there static with boring images from clipart? Any of this sound familiar? Imagine being able to present an attractive website that expresses your church to the community in a very creative and cost-effective way.a special opportunity www. The site would be used by your members to keep connected to each other through mail lists. an easy church website. cost-effective way to launch. However. ministries information.newlifeministries-nlm. apart from listing times of meetings. or update. prayer and more. Church Websites America is a simple. Now imagine anyone on your staff having the ability to update the site. and hosting.org/online/church_plant_web1.enabling you to bring your church ministry to the World Wide Web.php Church websites can be an integral part of a church’s outreach to the community and beyond. the majority of church websites. make changes. for Ministry www.saintlife. d Church Websites America http://www.net/guide/resources/church-pages.com Matt 28 Hosting is a web services company offering a wide range of services from website hosting. Matt28 Website Hosting www.forministry. management and design.htm d 77 .htm Tips and things to know when setting up a church website.net/guide.matt28hosting. or is it a line item in the budget waiting to be chopped? Is it attractive? Does it present a professional image or was it designed in the last millennium? Is it interactive. humanitarian aid. and relief projects around the world. Church Websites . And it’s free. This page offers a range of strategies that will help to reach outsiders. small groups meetings. or maintain it with no technology skill at all. does not take the needs of nonChristian site visitors into account and fail to use the potential of this medium.
Highway Video www. They compliment any message. but to pose the question.” Church Video Licensing International www. worship and ministry relevant! Using PowerPoint in Worship http://churchmedia. WholeHearted Worship www.com/index2. so that they may enhance their corporate worship expression spontaneously.mplc. or small group.org www. Videos consist of film-shorts in the form of comedies. Not produced to answer the question.htm A PowerPoint tutorial. illustrations. Highway Videos fit seamlessly into your discussion. SermonCentral is the world’s leader in sermon resources and research..com Search 500.htm Pastors can use portions of movies to illustrate sermon points Youth groups can view the latest video Educational classes can use video for teaching and training And more.ccli. The Church Copyright License service began in 1984 when the pastor first became aware of the Copyright Law in response to a copyright crisis. whereby churches could obtain blanket permission for specific copying activities. d d 78 .html Worship resources for you and your group. and legally.000 free sermons.wholeheartedworship.org The aims of this site are to: Provide you with a single point of contact for Alternative Worship sites worldwide Direct you to resources for understanding what Alternative Worship is (and is not) Route you through to places where you can get resources that will help you and those with you to create Alternative Worship of your own Church Copyright Licensing International www. sermon. SermonCentral www. In January 1985..highwayvideo. and interpretive/music videos. they began to develop a “permission of use” concept.sermoncentral.com CCLI wants to encourage the spirit of worship through music to the local church collectively and to Christians individually. and make convicting teaching. “man-on-the-street” documentaries.net/CMU/upiw/tutorial/index.alternativeworship. They are dedicated to equipping pastors worldwide in excellence in preaching. and dramas. which he labeled “non-commercial. conveniently. affordably.com/index.com Highway Videos are culturally relevant videos to be used in ministry.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WORSHIP AIDES AlternativeWorship.
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