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