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and needy.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. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages. vibrant.. wonderful. any missionary. Baptist Church Planting by Rev.Baptist Book Stores. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world. Not in Print. Jr. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring.com/product. Faith Baptist Church. H. student. 3 . Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . progressive. 44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. Most small communities are typically secure. evangelistic preaching. small towns are places to live. guidance. 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. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective.. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches. responding to. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness. This book is written to inspire. Shelton Cole. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle. make friends. raise their families. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. authentic. It’s a place of tradition. American Mosaic: Church Planting in Ethnic America by Oscar I. healthy. (September 1. Themes opened up include church planting. (January 1993) Not in Print. relatives and friends.churchsmart. and die. 1997) Baptist Church Planting is a primer for answering questions about starting a Baptist church. Schaller Abingdon Press. work. (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development.
Bethany World Prayer Center. nurturing. financial planning.Bookstores. May 1983 Order at www. (January 1. Grayson L. October 1992 Order at www. October 1997 Order at www. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . study. and how networks of home churches can develop. (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. including location evaluation. eat. Tucker. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. Not in Print. (August 1. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson. how they should grow. and share their lives. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. and more. and discipleship. Tucker Jr.. It describes how home churches can be formed. Inc. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing. Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources.Bookstores. building design. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches.. 1998) In our modern dislocated society.com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. 4 .Bookstores. sing. The easy-to-read.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting. in addition to teaching and worship.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L. (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.Baptist Book Stores. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution. “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ. Not in Print. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches.
(December 1990) C. a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship. Peter Wagner shares his knowledge and insight in this comprehensive guide on how to plant a church. Bible-based look at the possibilities of reaching the lost in America for Christ. June 1998 Order at www. pioneer. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. Not in print. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. (March 1. growth and organization. Peter Wagner Regal Books. Utilizing Hesselgrave’s Pauline Cycle and Patterson’s Obedience Oriented Teaching. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. and real-world experiences. Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P. Faircloth Baker Book House.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr. practical ideas. Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub. (July 1991) Faircloth. and reproduction). He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. Not in Print. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference. (April 1982) This is a practical. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers.Bookstores.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company. d d 5 .
1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J. Francis. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience. Cox. given the church’s central role in the black community. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim. Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr. Scores of people lining up to be baptized. Develop an effective core of leaders.Bookstores. H.org/index. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. http://resources. Francis Zondervan. E. Form plans to realize your vision. 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. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C. (February 2001) Essentially. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting.htm d 6 . with power and relevance. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. Impact families with the Gospel. community activists. So. J. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done. Transcend cultural dividing lines. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. and others. Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (condensed version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) Bibles being bought as soon as they’re printed. evangelists. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community. (July 1. urban planners. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. Cultivate strong community ties. February 2002 Order at www.imb. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community.
that’s a church-planting movement.” “Attention Shoppers.D. Greenway. Ph. principles and processes of establishing a whole Church. grows and faces challenges. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. whole Gospel. experiential illustrations. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church. 7 . 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches..” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before. written by church planters.imb. and beyond. Towns.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W. Monsma Baker Book House. (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. Timothy M. He presents the theology.org/index.” “Use Me to Heal My City. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. http://resources. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America. Not in Print. Learn how such a movement begins. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you.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.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources. (October 1. Mannoia Light & Life Communications. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters.” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L. Lord. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry. covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?.
inspirational.” this book is a practical. Stutzman Herald Pr. but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century. d 8 . and from all external appearances. informative. 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. most of all. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. 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. All of the book’s lessons are short. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting by David W. 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. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war. 100 percent problem-solving oriented. you need to dream big. Rob Lewin Gospel Light. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals. (2003) If you want to plant a church. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it. Ervin R. done that. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world. supportive and. (June 1979) Lyle E.000-year-old roots. Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. Schaller Abingdon Press. Shenk. pithy and to the point. warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work.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. (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2. (1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). Not in Print. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E.
Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. and gives examples of how new works succeed. effective plan for planting churches. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). schools that teach church planting. Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters. we must focus on building relationships with our young adults. Towns Church Growth Institute. how to plan strategically. strategic planning. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. Online at www. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. churches that plant churches. this book presents a dynamic. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. Instead. reaching the lost.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. Not in Print. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. gathering the core group. Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community. re-read and shared. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. (February 2003) Using a biblical. 9 . It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. and denominational or post-denomination leaders.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. how to plant a Gen X church. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters. and how to pray strategically. Also included are keys to effective church planting. their vitality is not equal to the task. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. but never an easy task.newchurches. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. Herron writes. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L. and what the Bible says about Generation X. Common pitfalls are also discussed. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. Like pioneering families. strategic plan.
Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years. Indigenous Church Planting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. Tribal.. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band. must take that group interaction into account. leadership training. 10 . many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. and not the people to the Church. Hiebert. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. Not in Print. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media. if they are to succeed. (March 6. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation. Peasant. In a world where the Church is being ignored. Inc. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way. it is time to bring the Church to the people. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. Larry Kreider House To House Publications This manual contains the tools you need. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. Evangelism and church planting strategies. church government. The authors study four types of societies with differences that affect receptivity to evangelism and church planting.. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. 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. spiritual parenting. mistakes to avoid. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. (May 1996) The main focus of Incarnational Ministry is that how people behave and think is largely determined by the social structure in which they live. Many may see this book as radical. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. and Urban Societies by Paul G. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder. a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church.. In this book.
Harvie M. Tim Chester. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond.com/church. B. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House.. and inspirational corrective. to develop. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. and phase out a church plant. 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.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. targeting. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. organizing his essays around research. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry. This second edition draws on more recent literature. 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. (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. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. thorough. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. graphs. Hesselgrave. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today.matt28. 2nd Edition by David J. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. many charts. d 11 . offers refined arguments. Throughout. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. In addition. biblical. oversee. 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. strategic planning. Buy this online at www. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. This volume provides a practical.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St.
The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar. (1992) This book tackles two tasks. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. and if we value reaching the unchurched.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works. Not in Print. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board . Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review.. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach.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.Baptist Book Stores. mission. new churches win more people to Christ than established churches. (June 2003) On a per capita basis. we must agree with C. (June 1979) Not in print.but in nothing like its 20th century form. “So. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. Peter Wagner that. Radical Church Planting by R. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications. (December 1985) Not in Print.. Part Two and Three offer practical help. if we know that new churches reach more people. and strategy. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. (May 1997) 12 . Not in Print. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success.. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions. ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches.
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Starting a New Church by Ralph Moore Regal Books; (November 2002) Ralph Moore writes from over 20 years of successful church multiplication. This is not a book of theory. Its valuable insights come from wisdom forged in the crucible of real experience. If you are a church planter, a parent church pastor or a denominational supervisor of church planters, this book is a must read! Starting a New Church: How to Plant a High-Impact Church with CD by Dale Galloway, Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press You can lead your core group through this notebook to help them catch a vision and teach them to contribute to the project in significant ways. This easy-to-use notebook is divided into a leader’s guide and reproducible student workbook. The pages of the student workbook are included on CD so you can print them directly from your computer. In addition, this kit includes a DVD designed to stimulate study and discussion. Each of the 15 chapters is enhanced by a 3-5 minute video clip, usually featuring an actual church planter whose story is told in the chapter. Starting Strong, 5 Keys to Discovering 21st Century Church by Alan Roxburgh Percept Group, Inc.; (1999) This 22-page booklet outlines the Five Keys in easy-to-grasp narrative that is perfect for getting the conversation about the future started with your church leadership. The booklet can be downloaded for free. In addition, they have included a complimentary Group Discussion Guide here on the site that you can print and use to give direction to your conversations. Go to http://www.link2lead.com/L2L/start.asp. Thank God for New Churches: Church Planting Source of New Life by James H. Lehman Brethren Pr; (July 1984) Not in Print. That None Should Perish: How to Reach Entire Cities for Christ Through Prayer Evangelism by Ed Silvoso Regal Books; (February 1997) Ed Silvoso is a man with a heart for God and a burden for prayer. This book is extremely valuable for those working to help win their cities for Christ.
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CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras HarperBusiness; 1st edition (August 20, 2002) What makes a visionary company? This book compares what the authors have identified as “visionary” companies with selected companies in the same industry. The visionary companies had a number of common characteristics. And, not all of the visionary companies were founded by visionary leaders. This is an intriguing book that occasionally provides rare and interesting glimpses into the inner workings and philosophical foundations of successful businesses. Business Management in the Local Church by David R. Pollack Moody Publishers; Revised edition (February 1996) In this practical, information-packed guidebook, recognized church management expert David Pollock takes you all the way from biblical blueprints to the nuts and bolts of wise applications. Church Administration Handbook by Bruce P. Powers (Editor) Find under Products at www.nacba.net This newly revised and updated edition offers even more practical administrative guidelines, organizational hints, advice on personnel matters and much more. The Confident Leader: Getting a Good Start as a Christian Minister by Arlo Grenz Broadman & Holman Publishers The Confident Leader is a practical, helpful and enjoyable book. It could serve as a textbook on church administration but it reads like a novel. The book is ideal for a novice Christian Education Director but is a good refresher for any administrator. Grenz examines planning, goal setting, decision-making, team building, motivation, conflict management, time management, delegation and communication. The information is basic, practical and applicable. The E-Myth Manager: Why Management Doesn’t Work - and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber HarperBusiness; (May 1999) To become an E-Myth (entrepreneurial myth) manager, it’s essential to know what you want, to discover your “Primary Aim.” The E-Myth manager should have an entrepreneurial mind-set, be committed to making choices and must exercise full accountability. Some managers, he maintains, are on autopilot. He sets forth seven steps to establish a conscious organization in which people can find meaning and success.
16 . A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. Kenneth O. (January 1998) A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts . Aubrey Malphurs examines the four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading. mission. principal. addresses this key component to effective ministry. (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. organization of work. style. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications.values. and long-range planning. vision. now available in paperback. goal setting. Gangel Baker Book House. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. and strategy. president. mission executive-targeting such issues as spiritual leadership. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity.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.
2002) Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry that can be implemented by a church of any size. Not in Print. (January 1994) Here is a book that can help congregations establish years of research with growing and declining churches. Each chapter offers clear and helpful insights into what the typical well-established congregation is doing that promotes growth or contributes to decline. 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. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church. Ellas Center for Church Growth. Special attention is given to presenting effective growth strategies for middle-size and small groups. the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones. (June 1978) Not in Print. Care and Feeding of the Local Church by D.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. Ellas Center for Church Growth. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. healthy congregations. MacNair Baker Book House. Fly Fishing. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow. Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. (January 1.Baptist Book Stores. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board . Dog Training. d 17 . This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. (May 14.J. (May 1999) In this landmark book. but by removing barriers to growth. Birth. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation.
(August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad. Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press. KirbyJon Caldwell. (July 20. At a time when many churches are seeking to make a difference in their communities. They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers. d 18 . Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith. Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary. The idea of entrepreneurship is often associated with money-fixated “wheeler-dealers. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. Finding Them. Out of his experience.Baptist Book Stores. and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print.” Each is pastor of an innovative church. research. (September 1998) A recent survey of America’s Protestant churches estimates that 85% have plateaued or are declining in membership. has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. and presentations has come the material for this book. Windsor Village United Methodist Church. Gary L. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. Leith Anderson has successfully guided his own church through a process of extraordinary growth and change. (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. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation. Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. 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 .” 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. The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction.
worship.alban. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. This book answers all the questions you will have. but principally because they have forgotten who they are. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West. Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning. George. Leith Anderson Baker Book House. the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. downtown churches are doomed to decay. They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia. they miss the actual point. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. Martin Robinson Monarch. 19 . and more. Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. (July 1. Dwight Smith. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand.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. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist. adding a new style service will help you reach new people. not to feel comfortable and safe. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. Churches stagnate. decline. Klaas No. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus.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.” 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. and die for a number of reasons. nondenominational churches are growing.org/BookDetails. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. They have forgotten that we worship. Warren Bird. ministry to the unchurched. while denominational churches are dying. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain. changing neighborhoods. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. (January 1.
we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course. 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. new purpose. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. 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 . location. history. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. consultant. McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. 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. 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. or overhead transparencies. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. (May 1. no matter what their size. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. developing disciples instead of church members. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. and new ideas. 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. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone. nature. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. author. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. (September 19. The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a healthy. conferences. 2003) In this provocative book. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. resources.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. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy. successful church in methods. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. growing church. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods.
Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. (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. 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. (July 2000) Can the church truly be the “city on a hill that cannot be hidden” that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount? Can it grow large enough to attract throngs of seekers and yet be loving enough to care for each individual that comes? Bob Russell. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. growth is sure to follow. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. “growth will occur naturally. In the pages of this far-sighted. yearning for church growth. discipleship. argues Warren. d 21 . 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. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. and evangelism. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. Healthy. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services. pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can.” “[Baptize] them. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. (November 27. A church that is engaged with its community. 2003) Many church leaders.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love.” and “[Teach] them to obey. worship.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. “If your church is healthy.” “Go and make disciples.” writes Rick Warren. uncompromising book. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. (May 1. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.” And those purposes can only be accomplished.
a well-known church strategist and practitioner. d 22 . A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. Eddie Gibbs. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. 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. (April 1. (June 1998) In The Cell Church. preaching. they each have strengths and limitations. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations. evangelism. Frazee makes a case that the mobility and privacy of suburbia fosters a spirit of fragmentation and isolation that is unworkable as a basis for authentic community. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. Pantego Bible Church. ChurchNext. forgotten New Testament practices. Church Without Walls. He explains how the cell model.” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging.” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. assimilating. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation. Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. it explores: Church forms. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers. (1992) In Church Without Walls. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. (March 1. Dallas Willard Zondervan. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised. twenties. discipleship. and leadership. 2003) Around 25 years ago. Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. (March 2000) Change is now. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee. 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. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we’ve inherited from the past.
resolve conflicts. Guder (Editor). Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. Scott Boren. and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. and offers stimulating ideas for services. J.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. B. (March 1. At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. 2001) The New Worship. answers hard questions. (November 1. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch.. this book will help you identify your current stage of cell development and articulate a plan to address that stage. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. Hustad Baker Book House. 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. Warren Bird Zondervan. V. If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. Jr. They are stuck at a level of immaturity that current models of discipleship have not addressed. Expanded edition (May 21. It helps pastors. 23 . Donald P. meeting separately yet ministering together. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives. If your church is just beginning its transition. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. One Church. 2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. expanded edition. gives advice for handling conflict over music. Neighbour Cell Group Resources. worship leaders. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation.. Ralph W. Thomas. 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. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. and musicians navigate changes. (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. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts. it highlights where to focus your energy. Eerdmans Publishing Co. No matter where you are with your church. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. presents contemporary trends. Don Tillman (Contributor). is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship.
ethnic and cultural lines. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. (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. Miller University of California Press. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. (November 1. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. just trying to keep on keeping on. (October 25. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. these groups appeal primarily to young. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. therefore. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. Scifres Abingdon Press.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. we must understand who they are. 24 . This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. middle-class families. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. and Hope 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. Vineyard Christian Fellowship. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. There are many different types. and apostolic structure. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. missional church. messianic spirituality. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel.
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. (January 1.. Thompson.” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes. and socioeconomic backgrounds. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. 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. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. (June 1.Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. Although the patterns may be different in each setting. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. 25 . It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Source for Effective Church Service Planning by Scott Dyer (Compiler) Zondervan.. political stances.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. James W. worship styles. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. 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. (December 1.
He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. Rory Noland. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. congregational leaders. why. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. This frank. innovation reaps rewards. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. enabling pastors. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. focusing on how. Jealousy and Envy. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. 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. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. 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. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders (a Leadership Network Publication) by George Cladis Jossey-Bass. Westing Kregel Publications. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. d d d 26 . and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches. and Holy Spirit. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. Son. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. who. (May 1. The Artist in Community. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. Gary L. McIntosh Baker Book House. music director for Willow Creek Community Church.
org/BookDetails. it will be an invaluable aid to city officials. Then he turns to key missiological issues. and demographic aspects of church bodies. especially Puerto Ricans.S. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. and all human service organizations. Perry No.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. Order online at www. J.S. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills. Dudley & W. Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. Cubans and Mexicans. retail businesses. local planning commissions.alban. C. As a sociologist.Alban Institute http://www.S. justice. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U. Warren University of Notre Dame Press. Examine the sociological. Carroll. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist. Ammerman. McKinney Abingdon Press. and processes at work in congregations. including Protestant-Catholic relationships. Hispanics. ― the Hispanic community. In this book. d d 27 . and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. the book focuses on leadership training and education. Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. are changing society and the church. anthropological. The Hispanic Challenge. stories. And much more. Not in Print. Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U.net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. this volume helps you analyze the ministries. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken. Studying Congregations edited by N. Warren. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership.sisqtel. black and white. AL265 . Finally.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. Donald I. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. Using a comprehensive systems approach.
(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. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). what it will cost. and where to get it. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. collecting and recording. Berkley Baker Books. complicated and confusing. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. Includes sample forms. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. practical. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. It helps you determine what you need. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. Planning and budgeting. (October 1. The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. 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. and a great deal more. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. explores other fund-raising options.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. d 28 . “user friendly”. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. filing systems and more. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. This brief. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. (July 1. computer tips. by James D.
Dillon Moody Publishers. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches. the most vital mission is to grow the giver’s heart. d 29 . this book shares practical suggestions. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. Colorado Springs. this book is a must. Callahan 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. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual. Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. Complete with charts and questionnaires. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth. 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. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand. insights. P. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. but also illustrates how to train yourself. Rebekah Burch Basinger 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. Finance. Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts. CO 80934 An in-depth. There are formulae and equations used to evaluate cost-effectiveness to all fund-raisers interested in determining costs. Jeavons. The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. and Management) by James M. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P.O. Box 6000. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support.
this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion. and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. 1st edition (November 15. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. In this book. can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. Bisagno. this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. parachurch organizations. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. antagonists. 30 . consultant and trainer Cheryl A. 2001) Oftentimes. However. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. the Native American experience of giving. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. discuss. the ethics of wealth. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. and resolutions). characters. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. Clarke Jossey-Bass. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints.
d 31 . Maxwell Thomas Nelson. denominational leaders. Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. True leadership cannot be awarded. teachers. (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. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. (September 18. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. 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. Princess Diana. AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I. Pastors. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M. 1998) John C. mission.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. (September 1. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. (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. when explaining “The Law of Influence. Sweet Group Publishing. (June 1. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. this book is divided into two parts. postmodern culture. or vision. For instance. appointed or assigned. Concerned to counter this drift. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. 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. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. 1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated. Abraham Lincoln. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical. Easum.
(May 1. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. identify emerging leaders. not their backs. leadership development is a life-long process. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. 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. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. 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. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. d 32 . rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. government. In Charting a Bold Course. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget.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. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. Will Mancini Baker. (February 1. However. to the future. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. (October 1. (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. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. or educational leaders. Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. Not a discipleship course. Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. (August 1. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. small staffs. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. Why? Tight budgets. Instead. This book is not written for business.
Intelligence. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. (August 1. d d 33 . 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. In the first part of the book. The Effective Executive by Peter F. But people can grow. “the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired. Maxwell. Peter Drucker reminds us. 2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church.” he promises.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions. according to John C. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. Machinery wears. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom. Drucker HarperBusiness. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality. Elders and Leaders by Gene A.000 years ago. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. You must supply the desire. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world. This book will supply the leadership principles. Getz Moody Publishers. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. In the second part. 2002) The measure of the executive. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture. Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books. imagination. However. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. (March 10. Gene Getz has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. is the ability to “get the right things done.” 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. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. Fortunately though. When we do church as a team. because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. Presented with humor and grace. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. develop. Systems become dated. Buildings deteriorate. 1st edition (August 20.
theologically grounded. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. Robert J. 1st edition (June 17. Psychologically sound. leadership roles. theology. These are the books that left the greatest imprint on the lives of the leaders who are making a spiritual imprint on today’s generation. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink. marriages. 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. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers. 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. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge. Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. and practically illustrated with case studies. congregations. businesses. histories. congregational change. irresponsible behavior. even commentaries and reference works. (August 8. biography. 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. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. including fiction. This book dispels popular myths and wrong beliefs as to what constitutes a thriving church in today's society and is an excellent resource for ministry leaders who are seeking or willing to reevaluate and restructure a church. we help form healthy families. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors. 34 . Yoder House to House Press. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. Steinke Alban Inst. When we are healthy individuals. communities and nations. Friedman. Bennis. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. ministries. devotional works.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. we need to know who we are as individuals. and his own many years’ counseling experience. and why. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships.
While the content of leadership has not changed. and experience. Posner Jossey-Bass. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. 2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. marketing. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. If you’re a pastor. d 35 . Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. Rather. Publishers. and traditions shattered along the way. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. Now. (March 1. strategic planning. 3 edition (July 25. theory. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. team leader. have completely revised and updated their classic book. starting with Jesus and his apostles. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. 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. 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. five-part volume offers practical. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. staff member. (August 2000) In his engaging. The Leadership Challenge. Key aspects include board development. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. 3rd Edition by James M. Based on the most up-to-date research. privileges. vision and passion. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. It’s a bumpy ride. this twenty-five chapter. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. changed dramatically. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. with treasured assumptions. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. 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. Jeff Jones. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. 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. Bruce Miller Zondervan. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. processes. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. Barry Z. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. buy-the-numbers approach to church life. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. Kouzes. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. the context hasand in some cases. or board member.
church leaders. (June 1. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. For others. 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. Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. lay or professional 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. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. This Christ–centered. biblical. Pastors. Robert Clinton Navpress. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. Addressing this evident need. choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. and contemporary leaders. successful ministries are easily attained. Designed for use as a resource. intellectual. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. or anyone in a leadership training position. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students. In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. Rima Baker Book House. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. Dr. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. As you examine these principles and case studies. physical. counselors. 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. 36 . as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional. 2004) For many leaders. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. The Making of a Leader by J. Shedding light on the current challenges of leadership and on mistaken leadership myths goes a long way toward putting difficulties into proper perspective.
courage. d 37 . (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.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. (March 15. and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson. Richard E. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. Galloway. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. self-management. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. social awareness. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. clarity. In this book. your life and your community. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. and competency. 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. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. McIntosh. Rima Baker Book House. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church. Samuel D. and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. grow.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E.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. 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. Annie McKee. 2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation. (January 1. His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character.
Instead. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about. It is trying to train leaders.. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. 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. ministries and churches. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. Discover what’s missing in your company. Logan. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples.” Leaders don’t see a vision. groups. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. Increasingly. “The church has it all wrong. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. we see that a new team of leaders.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander.asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. they hear one.even your family.alban. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . (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. d 38 .. lay leaders. Russ Robinson Zondervan. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. (October 1.www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. 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. says Sweet. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups.org/BookDetails. (May 1.
thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy. Dawn. Eugene H. Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. This volume helps pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. Paul and Jesus. this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. McNeal elucidates six factors in the shaping of a leader’s heart. this approach yields fresh fruit. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. David. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. 39 . No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. B. Peterson Wm. to make them unnecessary. Although somewhat formulaic.
101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel. if you only stop to look. remains unparalleled in Christian history. (November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. emotional..” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. III Hunter Abingdon Press. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. individualism. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. Webber Baker Book House. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. 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. and relational needs – in your neighborhood. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. yet spiritually seeking. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism. your country. spirituality.. worship. evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. and mission. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E.. Again by George G. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. Janie Sjogren NavPress. Robert E. or an entire church. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. Allegiance to modernity. 2001) Too often. and open to a vibrant new faith. nurture. As a pastor. evangelism. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith. (January 5. 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. 40 . he argues. 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. your community. we would do well to learn from the Celts. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period. a small group. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. Unfortunately. and your world. pluralism. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity.
alban. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. 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.” addressing the larger community rarely. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love. Written with an infectious sense of hope. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries.. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. 41 . 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations. and readable manual. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . practical. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough.asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools. examples from outstanding new ministries. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve.Alban Institute http://www. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. get started. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. Dudley No. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. (March 1. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness. Carl S.org/BookDetails.. Drawing on his experiences. Dudley rounds out this essential. In this volume.” Once again. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. and an updated resource list. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. If you're burned out on evangelism. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House. AL246 . With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. Without realizing it. In this book.
Through stories. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it. 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. but one that everyone who works for a living should read. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism.” So begins this book on evangelism. or your parachurch organization. youth workers. “We're both uptight about evangelism. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc. by John Piper Baker Book House. your small group or class. postmodern society. groundbreaking. your board. encouraging. those involved in campus ministries. This is a business book. McLaren Zondervan. a better employee in any trade. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D. branding. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. challenging. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America. packaging.” writes Rebecca Pippert. a better salesperson. (January 1. 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. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg. 42 . Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. 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. This book also offers enlightenment for pastors. individually and in the church. 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. biblical insight and plain common sense. (March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. This book contains fresh.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books.
eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. graphs. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. Sally Morgenthaler. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. The enormous influence of family and relationships. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. and passionate. Updated edition (November 1. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. 1st edition (August 19. and tourists. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren.. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. and other visual aids. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. (August 1. author Rajendra K. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. 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. How to become a church for the unchurched. d 43 . 2003) If you invite them. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. Rainer Zondervan. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. Pillai Waterbrook Press. 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. Dale Galloway. It is filled with charts. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. (September 1. foreign exchange students. plus an abundance of true-life accounts. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. What causes visitors to return. much more. they will come. 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. And much..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. (December 1. By both region and religion. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. 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. friends.
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culturally-relevant. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix. coaching and online library. mother church pastors. They are a resource for church planters through their events. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective. 45 . church planting team members. and practical tools and resources to Christians.org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world.acquirewisdom. discipleship making. and encouragers to church planters. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements. house churches.com Interested in home groups.antiochnetwork.aacconsulting. They are committed to providing Bible-based. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www. small groups). Acquire Wisdom www. cell groups. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches.a29. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process. missional churches. which will in turn. Antioch Network www.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches. Acts 29 www. Today. discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom. small groups.com.org Antioch Network is a growing fellowship of local churches who are interacting with the challenge of sending church planting teams to unreached peoples. they help any evangelical individual. cell groups. reproduce themselves through church planting. Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches. you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting.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. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors. house churches (home groups.geocities.com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches.
Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC. The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth.Church Planting www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention .cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches. But people are searching for meaning. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism.S. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books. how-to’s. Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas.ag.baptistchurchplanting. Articles of Interest for Church Planters www.relatedchurches. relevant and connect easily with their communities. security and significance. Identifying Leaders in Your Church. and articles. 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. d d 46 .org/bgctroot/office. Welcoming Guests in the New Church. available to encourage. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad.html Assemblies of God USA . and Mobilizing Your Core Group. and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www.com/Churchplanters/subjects. Though the relationships formed and activities supported. Association of Life-Giving Churches www.org Never before has the climate for evangelism and church planting been riper for America! We are the world’s third-largest un-reached nation with over 195 million un-reached people.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders.newtestamentchurch. How to Constitute your Church. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism.bgct.azsobaptist. Trend Spotting.org/church_planting. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. Baptist Church Planting www. Historically. New churches are timely. provide guidance. and ministry development for pastors across the U. Some examples: Feasibility Studies.lifegivingchurch.churchplanting. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches.shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities. Association of Related Churches www.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. help churches develop more efficient church policy.Church Planting www. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona. There are many church planting tools.
Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life. “Completing Christ’s Commission. train.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. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting.html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting.edu/resources/church_planting/index. growing in fellowship and in the Word.christfellowship. Peter N. Bob Jones University . more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations. Christ Fellowship .bccn. Nanfelt. As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him. refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States. learning to worship. Christian and Missionary Alliance www. They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures.Church Planting Resources www. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development. Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997.com In late 1992. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus. BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination.bradboydston. 47 .” and the leadership of Dr. To meet this need. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model.org/cells/planting. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. Under the banner. To that end. being involved in discipling relationships. president.Church Planting Overview www.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 . 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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www.cmalliance. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ.html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation.bju. It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www. and learning to persevere in trials. and resources. conferences.com/html/church_planting.
cmtcmultiply. leaders.” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches. It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches.com/quasar/isl/content/channel. exciting.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB. An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed.thecea. “Kids Cost Too Much. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information. The Church Multiplication Training Center www. Church Planter Management System www.Church Planting www. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve. Quite simply. Church Planters Network information. challenging. USA.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest.cmaresources. Church Multiplication Associates www. ministries and churches.com/plant/ Dr. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People. Free Church Planting Resources information. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter. 48 . He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site. Their BootCamp system is progressive. Christian Evangelistic Association www. Future leaders.joyfulheart. ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters. planters and support team members learn everything from developing core values to practical hints on programming and marketing. pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies. demanding and 100% hands-on.christian-faith. Christian Faith . 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.” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins. 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. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. from 1988 through 1993. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books).Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www.acstechnologies.org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting.org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples. Ralph F.
A Church Planter’s Paradise www. Church Demographic Information. and literature and media to encourage. such as: Church Planting Solutions.church-planting. family.net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. Church Planting America www. Borrowing from experts like Dr.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). Church Planting Center www.churchplanting4me. Church Planting www. evangelism and leadership issues. It’s all free. information on relevant events. For over a decade. visitation. d 49 . Church Marketing Institute. and support your ministry. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. and Church Web Solutions.church-planting. 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. so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost.org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement. a member of a team.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry. and news of what God is doing in church planting. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations.cpforum. assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America.org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow.plantthefuture. Sunday school. or as a “solo” church planting pastor. But. discipleship. train. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals.churchplantingamerica. Church Planting Assessment Center www. At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. high-quality products and services. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting. either as the leader of a team. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point. Charles Ridley. finances. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www. Thomas Graham and Dr. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys.
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.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www. Church Planting Village www.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. Keeping Useful Records. 50 . Financing your Mission. coaching by experienced church planters and much more. Publishing Your Vision. 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting. Where will You Meet.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. Strategize Your Vision.org This ministry is here to assist in raising up strong and growing churches.plantingministries. support groups. and Setting up Your Church Government. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track. look no further. It is a handbook written for laypeople. The fact is that most people involved in planting and leading new churches are laypeople. church planting schools (even an Internet school).com/resources/CPmanual. a free monthly journal.Online www. Preparing Your Church to Give Birth. Church Planting Manual .net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board.newchurches. Church Planting Solutions can help. The site offers free church growth articles. Defining your Target. Equipment Needs. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters.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. or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project. The Reason for a Mentor. or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church.church-planting-solutions. The information provided on this site will help a pastor of an established church as well as a pastor who is starting a new church. This handbook is unique.churchplantingvillage. Church Planting Ministries www. SBC.
a Soul! . Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www. As his articles are published..Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary. they will appear here.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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www.org/asap/ChurchResources. Church Planting Resources www.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.tagnet.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches.. and Leadership Development. 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. Church Planting Theology . according to seminary leaders. Church Starting Network www.htm Plant a Seed! . Church Planting Resources www. This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters. Church Renewal.churchsmart.leadnet.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www.churchstarting. The series is an ongoing one..net/cpt/cpt. and Oregon state area. post-Christian.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho. This website has a helpful resource page. implement their vision. Washington.org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1. Church Growth.churchplantingnw.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern. multicultural environment.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems. administrate and use technology for their churches.churchplantingresources. d d 51 ..
you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles.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. Teams.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome. d 52 . The center provides leadership development programs. and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD).cggc. including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology. Servanthood.Multiplication & Revitalization www.dawnministries. They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom. Churches Planting Churches .cfm/method/content.org/index.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church www.icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location . Accountability.churchesplantingchurches. The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide. research. Dawn Ministries www.Church Starts www. NCD pastors. CRM .htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force.” Columbia Theological Seminary .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. A free church planting newsletter.New Church Development 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. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online.vineyardusa. Risk.crmnet. and basic and advanced degree courses.thefellowship. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches. whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities. Discipleship.edu/lifelong/ncd/index.Church Planting http://www. Church Growth.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index.an approach known as the indigenous principle. and the Presence of God in all that we do. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God . This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting. established or potential NCD pastors. an Entrepreneurial Spirit.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. and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate. Cutting Edge www. Church Planting.asp Teaching.ctsnet. their spouses. Columbia students. internships. conferences.
php?action=searchresults&pl_option=3 Emerging Church Network www. they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting. through ELI.dcpi. If you are married. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young. The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools. training. The aim is that.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom. d d 53 . you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free. assessment and development. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site.emergingchurchnetwork. Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www.episcopalchurch. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas. Dove Christian Fellowship International www. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse.New Church Development Resource & Training www.nbcsbc.com/resources/index.com The Emerging Church Network exists to develop leaders who will build churches that will transform lives and communities for the cause of Jesus Christ. Dynamic Church Planting International www. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders. At this site. 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.easumbandy. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting. and consulting mission. Through leadership discovery. equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches. Emerging Leadership Initiative www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools . Episcopal Church .pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you.Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t. ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends. These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church. Easum.dcfi.vineyardnw.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring.org/newchurch.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01.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.
fcpt. The teams are modeled after the apostolic bands in the New Testament and are committed to planting reproducing networks of house churches.iequip. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States.efcsw.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www.org/profile. where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church.Church Planting www. which will enable a greater sharing of resources. They fellowship.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. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. in addition to homes.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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Equip www. Essential Qualities for Church Planters. d 54 . Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. partnerships and technology.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices. Fellowship of Church Planters www. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams. This is their church planting website. 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. resources.evangelicalchurchplanting. love. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches.efcsw. often monthly. They facilitate teams in other countries. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family.efca. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone. “The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America . in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church.
the power of Acts made visible again. GCM . They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas. and to help establish new churches and faith communities. proclamation and personal ministries. where loving relationships thrive. college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences. General Board of Global Ministries .d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting .Church Planting www. Washington and the Inland Northwest USA. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting. and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth. Grace Brethren North America Missions .com/pattersonchurchplanting.foursquare.org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane. Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development.reachmore. 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.fimi.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.ca/chplant. GCM works with churches to plant healthy. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally. district superintendents. second-career people. They are primarily engaged in prayer.gbnam.Church Planting www.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch.Churches for the next generation www.org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade. 55 . Free Indeed Ministries International www.The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada .gcmweb.ReachMORE www. 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.org/Church_planting. Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach. George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources. to train leaders in evangelization methods.htm Short-term and long-term missionaries. These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US.html Use simple. This generation hungers for potent spirituality .
Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. or the restoration. etc. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www. but rather to lift up its alternative. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church. coached. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine. Christian theology. books. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries.Church Planting . newsletters. home-based church planting movements.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination.asp Their mission is to assess.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds. 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. 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 . Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical. House Church Central www.hccentral. but also train others to plant home churches that multiply. The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church.org/evusa/chrplant. training events and cutting-edge materials. How to Get Involved. This support network includes financial help.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. International Pentacostal Holiness Church . and this website.ibcpa.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting.iphc. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church. and Faith-Based Ministries.weplantchurches.Evangelism USA www. a source for solid.house2house.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. train. incredible things happen. prayed for and encouraged.
and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States.Church Planting 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.com Link2Lead.000 by the early dawn of the New Century.Church Planting Resources www. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up.cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years.midwestgreenhouse. Mennonite Church Canada .org.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.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site. in churching a whole city and a region. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus.org/view2. Mideast Baptist Conference . It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest.Board for Black Ministry Services www. 57 .midwestbap.link2lead.lcms. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations. Writing your Project Proposal.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution. called to carry out the Great Commission. 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.Outreach & Church Planting www./cp/cp. Through regular consultations and grants. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100. tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site.cfm Check out resources. Midwest Baptist Church . new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50.asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God. It is brought to you by Percept. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod . etc.com www. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather. so that members are nourished in the faith.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.yourjourney.org/pages/default. www. Link2Lead.mennonitechurch. Midwest Greenhouse www. a people reaching across the street and around the world.bgcmideast. Support Development Guidelines.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders.
Church Tools. strengthen. No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage.Church Multiplication www. Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www.Church Planting www.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches. coaching.cmamultiply.mislinks. They focus on developing. Discipleship Tools. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters. Church Planting Tools. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides. Church Planting and Missions. 58 . but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links. or if you want help in developing a new ministry. there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites. Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center .org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches. Missionary Church . Missionary Church USA . Drama Tools.org/church_multiplication/home.mcusa. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www. Small Group Tools. spouses and coaches of planters.org/church/chplant. Ministry Tools.Florida District www.org/planting/planting.ministrymaker.openbiblecentral. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be. and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches.mcflorida. pastors. Legal Issues. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America.html If you want more power in your ministry.htm At the MisLinks website. Restart Tools.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. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www.pcanet.org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ. under church planting.com/churchplant.
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. National Ministries . New Church Ministry Team www. church planters. and when will propel you in the direction you desire.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches . They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible.newchurchinitiatives.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church. New Church Initiatives. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts.naccc. committed to the cause of Jesus Christ.newchurchministry. Inc. National Vision www.com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally. The team is well versed in New Church work.org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website. Providing the answers to what. Through research. both new and existing churches. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ. They assist those wishing to plant new churches. encouragement.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. in order to fulfill the Great Commission. networking. motivating existing churches. The mission of NCI is to start healthy.Congregational Church Development www. There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. d 59 . www. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www. the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission. how. and they assist churches with their meeting house. and equipping church planters.nationalministries. and empowering. Their team is representative of the whole church. and supporting church-starting centers around the world.startingachurch. 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally. serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA). spiritually grounded group of servant leaders. reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel.ncdnetwork.org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page.New Church Planting www. Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. teaching. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches. NCI is a nonprofit.
youresource. and denominations in evangelism.newchurchnet. New York Church Planting Resources www. they have put together a church planting website.newlifeministries-nlm.org This site focuses on resourcing leaders.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www. It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ.html North American Mission Board .” d d 60 .net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches. to initiate and support the multiplication of new.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters.com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches.org/links/manuals.Church of the Nazarene . New Church Specialties on the Web www. demographics. New Life Ministries www. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions.namb. and providing NewStart.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net . ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University. NewStart .com/church_planting_web_page.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. disciple-making churches. congregations. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ. some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches.org/index. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.www. Biblically faithful. congregational growth and vitality.nextchurch. and church planting.Church Planting Group www. and minister to persons in the name of Christ. start New Testament congregations.nextchurch. in one easy-to-get-to website. they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn. or designing your strategy or administrative detail. Whether your need is dollars. Several tools at this site. NextChurch www. Most of their work has been in urban settings.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www.NewChurchSpecialties.nazarenenewchurches. consulting districts and denominations. They have put together. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church.html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources . NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones.
nabconference.com/list. and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy.New Churches www. They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. North American Division Evangelism Institute www. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom. developing.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. It includes Strength Assessment.nwbaptist. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique. and Northern Idaho. reproducing churches around the country.Church Planting Resources www.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington. They have many events to identify. train and nurture church planters.nadei.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention .org/glocal/church%20planting. 61 . North Shore Christian Centre .churchplanter. Oregon.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. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board .northwoodchurch. seminaries and denominations. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches.Church Planting Manual . They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training.org/discplesathome/churchplanting. NorthWood Church – Church Starting www. North American Baptist Conference .Church Planting www. An application is available at this site. they work cooperatively with local churches. NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy. training programs. and deploying leaders to start healthy. http://nscc.evergence.html Through its own Church-Starting Center. reproductive churches.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site.com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing.org/anglo_church_starting. Northwest Church Planting www. Training and Development.namb. To accomplish this. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences. reproductive churches. and Deployment and Coaching.net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools.
coaching. OH. as an overseeing elder. Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada. Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church .org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities. Presbyterian Church USA . how to become a church planter.outreach.com/rucpc/index.thequestcolumbus. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community.outreachnorthamerica. training. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement. growth. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www.com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. Outreach North America www. plantachurch.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research.htm New church development webpage.com/links/church_planting.com This site offers access to assessment.cfm A church planting introduction. planting and transitional ministry resources.Evangelism and Church Development www. strategic planning. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.com www. They center on House Churches. training information and more.org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church. Pastornet – Church Planting www.htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church. The Quest www.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. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net.org/churchplanting/index.Church Planting Manual .pcusa. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years. One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links. d 62 .pastornet.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www. and in cooperation with other congregations.Online www.plantachurch.opc.redeemer2. support the total denominational outreach.
com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting.org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona.edu/~hculbert. STADIA . and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life.fs/chgrowth. New Mexico.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. Pioneer.New Church Strategies www. They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ. Cornerstone network. 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. Revelation. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement.stadia.com www.snu. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual. Startchurch. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before. Church Mission Society.resourcechurchplanting.nbcsbc. Oklahoma and Texas.org/missionsresources/churchplanters. Salvation Army and Tribal Training.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative. Building Financing and Planning information.com Startchurch. using simple day-to-day language. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.plantchurch.php The Vision for Multiplication. NGM. It was developed by Howard Culbertson. Resources for Church Planters www.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.rca. 63 . OK http://home. including the planting of new churches. New Generation church. Southwest Church Planting Network www.startchurch.org/growth/multiply/index.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America .htm This website has resources for studying church growth. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God. The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations. Bethany. professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University.Church Growth www. Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals. StartCHURCH.
As we read the book of Acts.victoryusa.touchusa.vineyardusa.holstonconference.Church Planting www. group leaders and members to transform their lives.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage.The Cell Group People www.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples.ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting. indigenous faith communities through planting. UIM International . 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.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting. As a church planting movement.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www. SBC. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts.Church Planting www. TOUCH Outreach . VineyardUSA . equip and empower Christian ministers. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church. mergers.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices. United Methodist Church .html A Spiritual Preparation Guide to Basic Training for Church Planters Straight Street for Church Planters is a component of the Mentoring Team of the North American Mission Board.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors. ThinkCoach http://norbert.htm A great source of church planting information and support.nbcsbc. So. relocation. d 64 . Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index. visit this site.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information. Or to put it another way. They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters. Victory Churches of the United States www. and new services of worship in existing churches. both clergy and lay. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups.uim.org/churchplant. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment. 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.
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. online cell tracking. The Visionary . links. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission. Ask other planters how they did this or that. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations.missionresources. Xpansion newsletters. World Christian Resource Directory www. Their strategy is determined by. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known.org/planting. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.worldimpact. and a message board.com/churchplanting. books.world-team.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world. 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’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. mentoring. World Team Canada www.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada . There is information. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources.gycm. 65 . Xpansion Ministries www.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv. and strives to achieve. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches. interdenominational. how you should deal with other issues. resources and an application form available at this site. A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth.xpansion. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. and more.org World Impact is a nationwide. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches.Church Planting www.org/resources. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences.vision-ministries. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www.htm At this website. this purpose and culminates in church planting. a church planting model.
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Church Central www.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www. and generational change issues. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church.churchcentral. adding a new service. creating an entry path for visitors. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched. evangelism and church growth.org Provides practical tools for leadership.com The Church Growth Network. www. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches.org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.mcintoshcgn. 68 . The McIntosh Church Growth Network www.net Church growth consultant Dr. staffing. strategic planning. founded in 1987. d Church Growth Institute www.netresults. Inc.churchgrowth.churchgrowth.ascg. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people.org The American Society for Church Growth (ASCG) is an international organization which seeks to provide a networking system for those individuals or organizations associated with church growth.
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planned giving and endowments. TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants.org Grant writing tools for nonprofit organizations. Ministry Business Services’ goal is to provide information and resources for those involved in Christian ministry. TGCI has been the world’s leading source of grantsmanship training and grant information. writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. People tell us that this approach bridges the gap between the “old reality” dependence on special events. First offered in 1972 and continuously updated. TGCI .The Grantsmanship Center www.npguides.com Raising More Money trains nonprofit organizations of all types. Raising More Money www. grant writing and direct mail and the “new reality” of major gifts.tgci. More than 70. which now includes a full year of valuable membership services. capital campaigns.com Freeing those in ministry from business distractions.com For more than 30 years.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites Ministry Business Services www.000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended their demanding.mbsinc. five-day workshop. sizes and locations in building a selfsustaining system for raising funds from individuals. d 70 . providing tested and authoritative solutions and answers that are ministry specific! Nonprofit guides www. They enjoy the privilege of serving thousands of churches and ministries nationwide.raisingmoremoney. Raising More Money provides organizations with a whole new way of going about their fund-raising efforts.
in society and in the workplace.congregationalresources.S.org CoachNet® is an on-line tool for Christian leaders. It searches for innovative church leaders who find themselves both immersed in and excited by the tumultuous change of this age.teal. though few in number. 71 . lead teams. One of the most unique web-based training and communication tools of its kind. Other resources: Bible studies. Pdf downloads available in 6 languages.org. interactive on-line coaching tools.net. John Mark Ministries This is a website devoted to assisting churches. They are of all ages and ethnicities. influence society By country data to help leaders plan strategically.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites LEADERSHIP Christian Leadership World www. links. and powerful. Check out your leadership style with their on-line indicator. churches etc. These leaders. leaders and their spouses. pastors. CoachNet has a built-in reference library with hundreds of valuable resources.injoy. www. book reviews.com John Maxwell offers some great practical leadership tools. d d Injoy www.leadnet.org Leadership Network is an advance scout for the emerging church. Data on Christian population. leadership and prayer. are found in churches of all denominations and sizes across the U.org The Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations have created the Congregational Resource Guide to help congregational leaders connect with resources they need to gain insight into problems and to encourage transformation in their communities of faith. The website has: Free tools to help leaders form a vision. build and refresh their skills. Congregational Resources www.pastornet. on-line study courses. and Canada.au/jmm/ Leadership Network www. and develop and mentor others. How to develop individuals. CoachNet www.uk Helping leaders be leaders ― in the church. discussion forums on a wide variety of ministry topics. enable organizations.coachnet.
Online Rev.jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church. research articles. Youth Ministers. In our postmodern world. d d Zondervan Church Source www. and we must evaluate things more often in our churches. and Laity. Pastors.Nehemiah Leadership Institute www. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches.com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors. Tentmakers . Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries .pastors.org/web/nehemiah. plus.com www. It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry.Church Leadership Academy http://web2. 72 . People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books. ministers. read interviews. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace.com www.org/ncm/cla/cla. Christ-centered Training for Pastors.html Building Leaders for the Church. Simultaneously. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity.onlinerev. it’s obvious that times are changing quickly.tentmakersym.zondervanchurchsource.cmalliance. The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly PBS www.bu.edu/~xx042/r_ctr/r_ctr.html This website provides written articles and other bibliographic resources that will benefit.net This is the new home of articles and research that pastors need in these fast changing times.seorf. teach and encourage rural pastors and laity in their ministry to small town and remote congregations.com/connect/seven. students. social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public. they are committed to providing quality. Their purpose is to inform.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites d ONLINE ARTICLES Center for Congregational Research and Development http://www. d d Christianity Today www. Research-based strategies for nurturing more publicly-engaged congregations help future religious leaders find creative methods for helping congregations not only survive.ohiou.com This is the official website of the Christianity Today International. the Center hopes to deepen our understanding of the manifold contours of contemporary culture and thereby to find better ways of living out the gospel in diverse settings and among diverse populations. outreach.forministry. and worship. fellowship. teachers. connect and equip.php?keyword_id%5B%5D=2&Submit=Browse The central activity of the Center for Congregational Research and Development is contextual theological research.pbs.edu/index. stewardship. and congregational leaders. inspire.edu/phpbin/ccrd/index.churchbusiness. but thrive. service.pastornet. Church Business www.com Provides solutions and strategies for Today’s Churches. By bringing together a community of scholars. Center for Rural Church Leadership http://www. This is the entry site to all sorts of publications and articles by many well-known authors. d 73 .html On the Hartford Institute website. prayer. Pastor’s Study www.dsp Articles and resources for the key ministry areas that every church has in common — education.hartsem.org/wnet/religionandethics Seven Foundations of Church Ministry www. Hartford Institute for Religion Research http://hirr.christianitytoday.
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They accomplish this through a combination of two disciplines: One. to encourage churches in the USA to reach out to their ethnic neighbors.breakthroughchurch.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites OUTREACH Breakthrough Media Group www.brethren. to help you find gospel resources in foreign languages. Inc.” or communication that effectively breaks through the natural barriers and screens that have become a necessary human adaptation to our message-saturated culture. practical ways. and training seminar signup). Ethnic Harvest .Resources for Multicultural Ministry www. a deep appreciation for the individual. Congregational Life Ministries . Outreach www. Church Marketing Solutions www. founding Pastor Steve Sjogren and several people from the Vineyard Community Church loaded up bags of groceries and bought Christmas trees and took them to housing projects on the north side of Cincinnati. d d d 75 . through the creation of sensitive and artistic communication. and their dreams and aspirations. Discerning God’s will. The list of evangelism resources has been reviewed by selected pastors and is being offered by Congregational Life Team members. second. Servant Evangelism www.htm Congregational Life Ministries offers resources and leadership training to strengthen the life and ministries of congregations. Out of this action was born a vision to reach the city of Cincinnati and the world by serving others with no strings attached. discovering God’s transforming power.com This site has a Free Church Planting Resources section! They are passionate about church planting. marketing tools.ethnicharvest.com/print/ The vision of Outreach.Evangelism Resource List www.church-marketing. straightforward approach to sharing God’s love in simple. The website offers Outreach Solutions (Sample products. Visit this site to learn more about these church planting support ministries.com Breakthrough Media’s primary focus is what is called “Breakthrough Communications. and Outreach News. and to share the faith stories of followers of Jesus from around the world. In 1984.outreachmarketing. their unique problems and situation. Outreach Tools (software. their felt-needs and interests. catalogs. This website exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ with all people. Their founders are church planters and have started several other non-profit ministries that exist to help church planters.org/genbd/clm/resource. is to create a national association of Christian churches and ministries working together to invite every person in America to a local Bible believing church and ultimately into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.servantevangelism. printed products). This website is dedicated to coaching and resourcing outwardly focused churches.com Servant evangelism is a simple. and developing congregational faithfulness and leadership are some of the ways CLM staff may assist.org The name and vision for Ethnic Harvest comes out of an interdenominational network of ethnic churches in the Seattle area. and programs. training products.
They have a Talk to the Tech community ― In the Community you can interact with TechSoup’s expert guides to access trustworthy technology information. and computer purchase assistance programs. and working with thousands of nonprofit organizations. Inc. from choosing a database to funding for technology. Compaq. computer donations. They have articles written by experts for a nonprofit audience to make technology easy to understand. Consistent Computer Bargains www. Corel. Macromedia.com/index2.org www.1computerbargains.asp Founded in 1997. Consistent Computer Bargains. their mission is to provide technology assistance to nonprofit organizations through website development.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites TECHNOLOGY Charity Advantage http://www. CCB works with software publishers on single versions and licensing packs such as: Microsoft. is a leading authorized reseller of name brand computer software and hardware to nonprofit organizations and is the first national reseller to exclusively work with nonprofits. Tech Soup. current.charityadvantage. d 76 . They cover a variety of topics.techsoup. name-brand technology solutions to carry out their mission more efficiently and affordably. Novell. IBM and more. Their years of commitment and passion for the nonprofit community have given them the strength and determination to continue lobbying efforts to manufacturers so they can provide nonprofit organizations with unlimited.com Join the thousands of nonprofits that have saved 70% or more on technology products and focus those savings to fulfill your organizations mission. You can find donated and discounted products You can find tools and resources. McAfee. Diskeeper.org The technology place for nonprofits.
Take Your Church Plant to the Web New Life Ministries www. Matt28 Website Hosting www. apart from listing times of meetings. calendar. management and design. Now imagine anyone on your staff having the ability to update the site. make changes.htm d 77 .a special opportunity www. the majority of church websites.php Church websites can be an integral part of a church’s outreach to the community and beyond.newlifeministries-nlm. The purpose of Matt28 Hosting is to raise support for missions.com/ Are you tired of your church website constantly becoming out of date? Is your church’s website working for you. Church Websites America is a simple. for Ministry www. and relief projects around the world. an easy church website.matt28hosting.htm Tips and things to know when setting up a church website. cost-effective way to launch.gospelcom. small groups meetings.church-websites-america. ministries information. state-ofthe-art content management software.saintlife. does not take the needs of nonChristian site visitors into account and fail to use the potential of this medium. Church Websites . This page offers a range of strategies that will help to reach outsiders. The site would be used by your members to keep connected to each other through mail lists.com Matt 28 Hosting is a web services company offering a wide range of services from website hosting.com Equipping the church online for ministry This site gives you everything you need to get your church up and running online: site templates. And it’s free. d Church Websites America http://www. This is their ministry to Christians online . prayer and more. or is it a line item in the budget waiting to be chopped? Is it attractive? Does it present a professional image or was it designed in the last millennium? Is it interactive.forministry. or maintain it with no technology skill at all. or update. and hosting.org/online/church_plant_web1.enabling you to bring your church ministry to the World Wide Web. or does it sit there static with boring images from clipart? Any of this sound familiar? Imagine being able to present an attractive website that expresses your church to the community in a very creative and cost-effective way. However.net/guide/resources/church-pages.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WEBPAGES Guidelines for Starting Church Web Pages www.net/guide. humanitarian aid.
The Church Copyright License service began in 1984 when the pastor first became aware of the Copyright Law in response to a copyright crisis.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WORSHIP AIDES AlternativeWorship. d d 78 . Highway Video www. so that they may enhance their corporate worship expression spontaneously. and make convicting teaching.. In January 1985.html Worship resources for you and your group. They are dedicated to equipping pastors worldwide in excellence in preaching.org The aims of this site are to: Provide you with a single point of contact for Alternative Worship sites worldwide Direct you to resources for understanding what Alternative Worship is (and is not) Route you through to places where you can get resources that will help you and those with you to create Alternative Worship of your own Church Copyright Licensing International www. illustrations. Videos consist of film-shorts in the form of comedies. they began to develop a “permission of use” concept. WholeHearted Worship www. SermonCentral is the world’s leader in sermon resources and research. which he labeled “non-commercial. sermon.com/index2. SermonCentral www.com/index.htm A PowerPoint tutorial.wholeheartedworship. “man-on-the-street” documentaries. but to pose the question. and interpretive/music videos. conveniently.” Church Video Licensing International www.ccli.sermoncentral.net/CMU/upiw/tutorial/index.highwayvideo.com Search 500. They compliment any message. worship and ministry relevant! Using PowerPoint in Worship http://churchmedia. whereby churches could obtain blanket permission for specific copying activities. and dramas. Highway Videos fit seamlessly into your discussion.com CCLI wants to encourage the spirit of worship through music to the local church collectively and to Christians individually.alternativeworship.org www.htm Pastors can use portions of movies to illustrate sermon points Youth groups can view the latest video Educational classes can use video for teaching and training And more. Not produced to answer the question.mplc.000 free sermons. affordably.. and legally. or small group.com Highway Videos are culturally relevant videos to be used in ministry.
com/ Sign up for the free Acquire Wisdom Newsletter to learn lots of tips. CellChurch Journal TOUCH Outreach Ministries www.asp This practical journal of testimonies and solid advice for group leaders is one of the best tools you can give your church leadership and core members.org/store/content/cellgroupjournal. Church Growth Digest British Church Growth Assn This is the journal of the British Church Growth Association. 79 .nz.net. church planting. It is moderated by Justin Kuek. visit the website above. Church Planters Review http://groups. dynamic worship. send a message to jkuek@paradise. small churches. in the United States and worldwide. conferences. on any matters relating to the planting and reproduction of churches in our day. Church Planting Bulletin Fellowship Church Plant Teams The Church Planting Bulletin reports on activities of the Fellowship Church Plant Teams and. and healthy churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Magazines Magazines & Newsletters Church Planting and Other Useful Magazines and Newsletters Acquire Wisdom Newsletter http://acquirewisdom. For a sample copy. Each issue covers a particular theme and includes information on courses. To join the growing numbers of subscribers.yahoo.com/group/churchplantersreview/ Church Planters Review is a monthly newsletter that seeks to encourage and inspire church planters world wide in this most vital of Christian endeavors. and making churches healthier by informing them on the topics of good leadership. and quality ministries designed to strengthen the membership. book reviews. global and European matters. Most of the pastors who subscribe buy in bulk and give copies to each leader. the International Executive Director of New Horizons Ministries International.touchusa. more generally. stories and information about effective ministry that will reach your community and the world. New Horizon is a mission organization dedicated to the planting of churches amongst unreached people groups. A CellGroup Journal in the hands of your church members and leaders will move them toward a New Testament lifestyle far more effectively than another vision-casting meeting! Church Growth Center for Church Growth This magazine is aimed at encouraging churches toward active and effective evangelism.
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