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wonderful. 1997) Baptist Church Planting is a primer for answering questions about starting a Baptist church. American Mosaic: Church Planting in Ethnic America by Oscar I. responding to. progressive. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. Shelton Cole. Schaller Abingdon Press.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. vibrant. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. Faith Baptist Church. student. healthy. and die. work. guidance. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining.Baptist Book Stores.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. make friends. raise their families. Jr. H. Most small communities are typically secure. 44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. (September 1. Themes opened up include church planting. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world. 3 .churchsmart. (January 1993) Not in Print. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle. any missionary.com/product. and needy. authentic. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www.. Not in Print. relatives and friends. This book is written to inspire. It’s a place of tradition. 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. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring. evangelistic preaching. Baptist Church Planting by Rev.. small towns are places to live. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages.

nurturing. 1998) In our modern dislocated society. October 1997 Order at www. Not in Print. Bethany World Prayer Center. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution. (January 1. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. in addition to teaching and worship. and share their lives.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L. The easy-to-read. October 1992 Order at www. how they should grow. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ. It describes how home churches can be formed. Grayson L.Bookstores. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church. Not in Print.Bookstores. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. Inc. Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire. and more. and how networks of home churches can develop. Tucker Jr. eat. Tucker.com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting.Bookstores. (August 1. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches. (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. financial planning. study.Baptist Book Stores. including location evaluation. and discipleship. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches. sing. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson... building design. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small. May 1983 Order at www. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks. 4 .

Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. and reproduction). It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship. Not in print. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. (April 1982) This is a practical. d d 5 . Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P. (March 1. 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. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D. pioneer. He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. (July 1991) Faircloth. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers. June 1998 Order at www. growth and organization. practical ideas. and real-world experiences. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr. Faircloth Baker Book House. Utilizing Hesselgrave’s Pauline Cycle and Patterson’s Obedience Oriented Teaching. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company. a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness. Peter Wagner Regal Books. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference.Bookstores. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. (December 1990) C. Not in Print.

Cultivate strong community ties. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. Francis. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. H. J. given the church’s central role in the black community. evangelists. Cox. Scores of people lining up to be baptized. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. 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.htm d 6 . community activists. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters. urban planners. and others. February 2002 Order at www. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. So. Impact families with the Gospel.org/index. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community. Form plans to realize your vision. (February 2001) Essentially. with power and relevance. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J. Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. Transcend cultural dividing lines. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience.Bookstores. 1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr.imb. E. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. Develop an effective core of leaders. (July 1. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (condensed version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) Bibles being bought as soon as they’re printed. http://resources. Francis Zondervan. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting.

covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. grows and faces challenges. Monsma Baker Book House. (October 1. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications. Lord. Timothy M.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. principles and processes of establishing a whole Church.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. Mannoia Light & Life Communications.org/index. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America. Greenway. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press. 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches. Ph. He presents the theology. (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.imb.D. http://resources. written by church planters. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry. experiential illustrations. 7 . Learn how such a movement begins. Towns. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. that’s a church-planting movement. whole Gospel. Not in Print.” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters.” “Use Me to Heal My City.” “Attention Shoppers.” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources.. and beyond. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you.

(1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E. inspirational. informative. most of all. done that. d 8 . 100 percent problem-solving oriented. 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. 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. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting by David W. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. (2003) If you want to plant a church.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). Cultivating a Life for God takes an in-depth look at a tool called Life Transformation Groups and explains how this tool can release the awesome power of multiplication in your church. Ervin R. and from all external appearances.” this book is a practical. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2. Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems. you need to dream big. Shenk. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world.” There is hope. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible. All of the book’s lessons are short. Schaller Abingdon Press. but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war. pithy and to the point. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. supportive and. (June 1979) Lyle E. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals.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. Stutzman Herald Pr. Not in Print. Rob Lewin Gospel Light.000-year-old roots.

Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. churches that plant churches. strategic planning. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read. Online at www. how to plan strategically. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. reaching the lost. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L. and gives examples of how new works succeed. Like pioneering families.newchurches. re-read and shared.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. Also included are keys to effective church planting. and what the Bible says about Generation X. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). but never an easy task. effective plan for planting churches. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community. It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. Instead.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. gathering the core group. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters. schools that teach church planting. Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles. Common pitfalls are also discussed. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. Herron writes.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. how to plant a Gen X church. their vitality is not equal to the task. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes. Towns Church Growth Institute. and denominational or post-denomination leaders. strategic plan. we must focus on building relationships with our young adults. Not in Print. (February 2003) Using a biblical. 9 . and how to pray strategically. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. this book presents a dynamic. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print.

Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years. must take that group interaction into account. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way. and not the people to the Church. 10 . Many may see this book as radical. it is time to bring the Church to the people. spiritual parenting. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation. In this book. Hiebert.. church government. Evangelism and church planting strategies. a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. mistakes to avoid. Indigenous Church Planting. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. Tribal. Peasant.. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church. Not in Print. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. Inc. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. leadership training. and Urban Societies by Paul G. In a world where the Church is being ignored. Larry Kreider House To House Publications This manual contains the tools you need. The authors study four types of societies with differences that affect receptivity to evangelism and church planting. if they are to succeed. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder.. 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. (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. It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand. (March 6.

This volume provides a practical. Buy this online at www. 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. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today. 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. B. thorough. 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. and phase out a church plant. d 11 . Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. Tim Chester.matt28. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. Hesselgrave. graphs. This second edition draws on more recent literature. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. to develop. 2nd Edition by David J. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St. oversee. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. biblical. Harvie M. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. 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. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. targeting. Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city. In addition. Eerdmans Publishing Co. organizing his essays around research.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M.com/church. strategic planning. offers refined arguments.. many charts. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. and inspirational corrective. Throughout. (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.

and if we value reaching the unchurched. (May 1997) 12 . “So. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting.Baptist Book Stores. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. mission. Part Two and Three offer practical help. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches. (December 1985) Not in Print. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. Not in Print. The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today. (1992) This book tackles two tasks. Peter Wagner that. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. (June 2003) On a per capita basis. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar. if we know that new churches reach more people. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board .. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach. (June 1979) Not in print. and strategy. new churches win more people to Christ than established churches.. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values. Radical Church Planting by R.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works.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. Not in Print.but in nothing like its 20th century form. we must agree with C..

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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.

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(January 1998) A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts . (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. goal setting. vision. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. mission.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. and strategy.values. style. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. Kenneth O. 16 . now available in paperback. mission executive-targeting such issues as spiritual leadership. Aubrey Malphurs examines the four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry. and long-range planning. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity. principal. organization of work. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications. president. Gangel Baker Book House. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading. addresses this key component to effective ministry.

By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. MacNair Baker Book House. This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. Fly Fishing. Ellas Center for Church Growth. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation. Birth. Special attention is given to presenting effective growth strategies for middle-size and small groups. (January 1994) Here is a book that can help congregations establish years of research with growing and declining churches. Ellas Center for Church Growth. and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board . 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. d 17 . Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church.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.Baptist Book Stores. Dog Training. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. 2002) Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry that can be implemented by a church of any size. healthy congregations. Not in Print.J. (June 1978) Not in Print. the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. Care and Feeding of the Local Church by D. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable. but by removing barriers to growth. (January 1. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. (May 1999) In this landmark book. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. (May 14. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones.

The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction. (January 1992) Gary McIntosh and Glen Martin have distilled the complex formulae of church growth and retention theory into concepts that are comprehensible to non-experts with a view toward recruiting the church at large in the work of evangelism and discipling. Finding Them.Baptist Book Stores. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. The Growth Spiral: The Proven Step-By-Step Method for Calculating and Predicting Growth Potential in Your Church by Andy Anderson Baptist Sunday School Board . Out of his experience. has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. Windsor Village United Methodist Church. The idea of entrepreneurship is often associated with money-fixated “wheeler-dealers.” Each is pastor of an innovative church. Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press. (September 1998) A recent survey of America’s Protestant churches estimates that 85% have plateaued or are declining in membership. Gary L. KirbyJon Caldwell. At a time when many churches are seeking to make a difference in their communities. Leith Anderson has successfully guided his own church through a process of extraordinary growth and change. (August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad. Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith. research.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board . Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success.” 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. Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. (July 20.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print. d 18 . Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). and presentations has come the material for this book.

They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ. the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. nondenominational churches are growing. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. while denominational churches are dying. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. changing neighborhoods. ministry to the unchurched. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. adding a new style service will help you reach new people. decline. not to feel comfortable and safe. 19 . How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. This book answers all the questions you will have. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. Warren Bird. Dwight Smith. Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain.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. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West.” 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. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. they miss the actual point.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. downtown churches are doomed to decay. Churches stagnate. (January 1. worship. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www. but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus. (July 1. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one. Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning. George. Martin Robinson Monarch. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist. They have forgotten that we worship. and die for a number of reasons. Klaas No. but principally because they have forgotten who they are. and more. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F.alban. Leith Anderson Baker Book House.org/BookDetails.

successful church in methods. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. 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. (September 19. location. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches. You will only find the full understanding of your church’s life and mission in the heart of God and His will for you.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. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. (May 1. 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. 20 . or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. consultant. conferences. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. new purpose. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. no matter what their size. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods. The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a healthy. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. history. 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. 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. resources. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. or overhead transparencies. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. developing disciples instead of church members. nature. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone. and new ideas. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. author. 2003) In this provocative book. growing church. we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course.

Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press.” And those purposes can only be accomplished. uncompromising book. argues Warren. 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. discipleship.” “[Baptize] them. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. 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. Healthy. “If your church is healthy. growth is sure to follow.” “Go and make disciples. d 21 . worship. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself. In the pages of this far-sighted. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church. “growth will occur naturally. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. and evangelism. (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. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services. (July 2000) Can the church truly be the “city on a hill that cannot be hidden” that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount? Can it grow large enough to attract throngs of seekers and yet be loving enough to care for each individual that comes? Bob Russell.” writes Rick Warren. (November 27. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love. 2003) Many church leaders. pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can. yearning for church growth. A church that is engaged with its community. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc. (May 1. 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.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan.” and “[Teach] them to obey. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ.

” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging. (April 1. (1992) In Church Without Walls. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers. Dallas Willard Zondervan. forgotten New Testament practices. (June 1998) In The Cell Church.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. evangelism. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity.” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. and leadership. 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. they each have strengths and limitations. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we’ve inherited from the past. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes. preaching. twenties. He explains how the cell model. Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. d 22 . Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. He provides an encouraging cross-generational bridge between a new bread of young church leaders and those who have been in ministry for some time. Eddie Gibbs. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. Pantego Bible Church. The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations. A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. discipleship. and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised. it explores: Church forms. (March 1. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee. Church Without Walls. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles. assimilating. (March 2000) Change is now. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. ChurchNext. 2003) Around 25 years ago. a well-known church strategist and practitioner. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation. 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.

If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation. meeting separately yet ministering together.. Thomas. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. gives advice for handling conflict over music. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts. Neighbour Cell Group Resources.. and musicians navigate changes. 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. this book will help you identify your current stage of cell development and articulate a plan to address that stage. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. No matter where you are with your church. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. 2001) The New Worship. B.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. resolve conflicts. If your church is just beginning its transition. Hustad Baker Book House. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. Don Tillman (Contributor). Jr. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. presents contemporary trends. They are stuck at a level of immaturity that current models of discipleship have not addressed. answers hard questions. 23 . worship leaders. expanded edition. Ralph W. Expanded edition (May 21. Scott Boren. One Church. it highlights where to focus your energy. It helps pastors. (March 1. and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. Warren Bird Zondervan. It recognizes the cultural differences evident within North American society and presents the Christian message in a way that respects and communicates to the indigenous concerns of different cultural groups. 2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. Guder (Editor). is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship. (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. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities. V. and offers stimulating ideas for services. (November 1. At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. J. Donald P. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch. The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives.

the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. Scifres Abingdon Press.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel. There are many different types. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. (November 1. (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. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. these groups appeal primarily to young. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. missional church. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. middle-class families. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. 24 . This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. we must understand who they are. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. messianic spirituality. Vineyard Christian Fellowship. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. (October 25. and apostolic structure. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. Miller University of California Press. 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. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. ethnic and cultural lines. and Hope Chapel. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. just trying to keep on keeping on. therefore.

Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists.. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. Thompson. 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. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning. worship styles.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. 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. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. Although the patterns may be different in each setting. political stances. James W. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. (December 1.. Fowler Pilgrim Press. (January 1. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. and socioeconomic backgrounds. 2003) Treasure in Clay Jars centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations. (June 1. 25 .” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes. 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.

and Holy Spirit. focusing on how. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. d d d 26 . who. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. congregational leaders. why. McIntosh Baker Book House. Son. and spirituality takes root in life and work ― has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. Revised and Updated edition (August 1997) This book provides a blueprint for developing a spiritually strong and effective team for ministry in the local church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. This frank. Gary L. 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. The Artist in Community. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. (May 1. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. Westing Kregel Publications. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. Rory Noland. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. innovation reaps rewards. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. 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. Jealousy and Envy. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future.

Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation. especially Puerto Ricans. And much more. Then he turns to key missiological issues. stories. The Hispanic Challenge. Cubans and Mexicans.org/BookDetails.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. Finally.Alban Institute http://www. Ammerman. justice. Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U. anthropological. it will be an invaluable aid to city officials.S.S.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. and processes at work in congregations. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. Studying Congregations edited by N. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist. J. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press.alban. including Protestant-Catholic relationships.S. Dudley & W. are changing society and the church. AL265 . C. and all human service organizations.sisqtel. Examine the sociological. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills. Carroll. retail businesses. Warren University of Notre Dame Press. ― the Hispanic community. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing. Order online at www. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative. and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. Perry No. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. Warren. and demographic aspects of church bodies. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. this volume helps you analyze the ministries. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. In this book. Donald I. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field. McKinney Abingdon Press. local planning commissions. Using a comprehensive systems approach. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken. black and white. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership. the book focuses on leadership training and education. Not in Print. d d 27 . Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Hispanics. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U.net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. As a sociologist.

This brief. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. It helps you determine what you need. 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. complicated and confusing. Berkley Baker Books. and where to get it. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. (July 1. computer tips. filing systems and more. Includes sample forms. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. practical. what it will cost. (October 1. Planning and budgeting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. by James D. “user friendly”. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. explores other fund-raising options. and a great deal more. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. collecting and recording. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. (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. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. d 28 .

O. this book shares practical suggestions. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P. insights. the most vital mission is to grow the giver’s heart. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth. The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. Colorado Springs.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts. Dillon Moody Publishers. There are formulae and equations used to evaluate cost-effectiveness to all fund-raisers interested in determining costs. Jeavons. d 29 . Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. Complete with charts and questionnaires. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual. 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 is a must. Callahan Jossey-Bass. but also illustrates how to train yourself. and Management) by James M. Finance. It also describes different fund-raising methods and how they work to novice fund-raisers interested in expanding their organization’s development efforts. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. Rebekah Burch Basinger Jossey-Bass. Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand. Box 6000. P. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H. and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches. Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. CO 80934 An in-depth. Regardless if you are new to mission work and new to support raising or a veteran missionary with a continuing need to raise support.

can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. 1st edition (November 15. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. Bisagno. antagonists. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. However. the ethics of wealth. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings. In this book. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. 30 . and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. consultant and trainer Cheryl A. the Native American experience of giving. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. and resolutions). this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. parachurch organizations. characters. this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. Clarke Jossey-Bass.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. 2001) Oftentimes. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. discuss. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion.

(June 1. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. 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. For instance. (September 18. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated. church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. or vision. 1998) John C. leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of a Christian leader and leadership based on Scripture and his own extensive research and challenges you to define and develop leadership in your ministry.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. (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. 1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Concerned to counter this drift. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. this book is divided into two parts. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. Pastors. Easum. (September 1. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry. appointed or assigned. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective. denominational leaders. teachers. d 31 . AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc. Princess Diana. Abraham Lincoln. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. postmodern culture. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. (June 2003) Healthy growth in the church comes not from addition ― but multiplication! Authors Bill Easum and Dave Travis introduce you to leaders who have taken the bold steps to focus their mission-driven churches in ways forgotten by modern Christianity. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical. when explaining “The Law of Influence. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. True leadership cannot be awarded. Sweet Group Publishing. mission.

However. not their backs. overcome obstacles to developing leaders.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs. 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. d 32 . Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. Will Mancini Baker. to the future. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. Why? Tight budgets. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. Not a discipleship course. (August 1. In Charting a Bold Course. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. (May 1. or educational leaders. This book is not written for business. (February 1. (October 1. 2003) A bold and comprehensive course to develop the leader within you! The church of Jesus Christ in this generation is in desperate need of strong leaders. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. (January 2001) How can the most valuable resource in the church ― the laity ― be mobilized into a ministry revolution? Join Dale Galloway and other outstanding church leaders as they explore the opportunities team building ministry provides. government. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. leadership development is a life-long process. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. small staffs. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. Instead. identify emerging leaders. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. 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. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this.

2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church.” he promises. Presented with humor and grace. Maxwell. (March 10. The Effective Executive by Peter F. When we do church as a team. This book will supply the leadership principles. However. Buildings deteriorate. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world.” 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. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. Systems become dated. very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. Intelligence. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. Gene Getz has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. “the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired. is the ability to “get the right things done. 2002) The measure of the executive. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. develop. imagination. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. d d 33 . Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books. Peter Drucker reminds us. (August 1. Fortunately though. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. You must supply the desire. 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. 1st edition (August 20. Machinery wears. In the second part. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. Drucker HarperBusiness. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. Getz Moody Publishers. In the first part of the book. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. Elders and Leaders by Gene A. according to John C. But people can grow. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality.000 years ago.

Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. When we are healthy individuals. 34 . devotional works. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. biography. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink. Bennis. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. (August 8. irresponsible behavior. communities and nations. including fiction. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. Friedman. and practically illustrated with case studies. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. Psychologically sound. we need to know who we are as individuals. Steinke Alban Inst. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. ministries. theologically grounded. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. 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. Yoder House to House Press. Robert J. 1st edition (June 17. congregations. and his own many years’ counseling experience. 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. marriages. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. theology. businesses. congregational change. histories. we help form healthy families. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge. 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. These are the books that left the greatest imprint on the lives of the leaders who are making a spiritual imprint on today’s generation. and why. 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. leadership roles. even commentaries and reference works. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books.

(August 2000) In his engaging. vision and passion. Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. Bruce Miller Zondervan. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. d 35 . Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Now. While the content of leadership has not changed. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. this twenty-five chapter. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. (March 1. changed dramatically. strategic planning. 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. 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. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. It’s a bumpy ride. theory. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. staff member. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. The Leadership Challenge. and experience. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. Barry Z. five-part volume offers practical. with treasured assumptions. Publishers. the third edition is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. and traditions shattered along the way. Jeff Jones. 3 edition (July 25. Rather. team leader. Key aspects include board development. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules. Posner Jossey-Bass. buy-the-numbers approach to church life. privileges. processes. Kouzes. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. If you’re a pastor. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. 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. marketing.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. Based on the most up-to-date research. Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc. 2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. or board member. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. have completely revised and updated their classic book. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. 3rd Edition by James M. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. the context hasand in some cases. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. starting with Jesus and his apostles. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development.

Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do. choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. As you examine these principles and case studies. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. For others. biblical. intellectual. a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes. but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. (June 1. 2004) For many leaders. church leaders. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. Dr. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. 36 . but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. Pastors. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. Rima Baker Book House. lay or professional leaders. successful ministries are easily attained. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. or anyone in a leadership training position. Robert Clinton Navpress. Addressing this evident need. Designed for use as a resource. 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. In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. 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. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. This Christ–centered. you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students.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. counselors. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. 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. and contemporary leaders. physical.

Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. they emphasize the importance of developing what they term “resonant leadership. your life and your community. In this book. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. Galloway. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation. Rima Baker Book House. Annie McKee. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. 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. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. courage. and competency. 2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. Richard E. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. (March 1998) Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. (January 1. Primal Leadership presents the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. clarity. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles.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. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. (March 15. social awareness.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. Samuel D. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions. d 37 . His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. grow. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press. This book introduces a three-level perspective for developing ministry leaders within the local church that builds on Christ’s own ministry model and draws upon contemporary leadership experts for expanded instruction. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. self-management. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. McIntosh.

it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. Logan. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. 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. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. groups. (October 1. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups.www. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about... they hear one. Discover what’s missing in your company. (May 1. 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. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems.alban. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. (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.” Leaders don’t see a vision. ministries and churches.asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. Russ Robinson Zondervan.org/BookDetails. Increasingly. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . we see that a new team of leaders. d 38 .” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. says Sweet.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. “The church has it all wrong. It is trying to train leaders.even your family. Instead. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. lay leaders. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science.

Paul and Jesus. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart. Peterson Wm. This volume helps pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. Eugene H. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. this approach yields fresh fruit. 39 . A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. B. Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors.. McNeal elucidates six factors in the shaping of a leader’s heart. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. Although somewhat formulaic. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. Dawn. Eerdmans Publishing Co. this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. David. to make them unnecessary.

(November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. and mission. As a pastor. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. and your world. he argues. individualism.. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical. if you only stop to look. 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. your community. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends. Robert E. Allegiance to modernity. evangelism. we would do well to learn from the Celts. worship. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. remains unparalleled in Christian history. evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. or an entire church. your country. Unfortunately. 40 .. nurture. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. 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. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel. a small group. III Hunter Abingdon Press. 2001) Too often. 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 open to a vibrant new faith. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. pluralism. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. Again by George G. and relational needs – in your neighborhood. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. Webber Baker Book House. Janie Sjogren NavPress. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty.. emotional. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith. yet spiritually seeking. spirituality. (January 5. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism.

asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. In this volume. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. In this book. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival.. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press.alban. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools. Without realizing it.” Once again. If you're burned out on evangelism. get started. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. (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. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. and an updated resource list. 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.. 41 .org/BookDetails. AL246 . join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness.” addressing the larger community rarely. examples from outstanding new ministries. practical. Drawing on his experiences. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality. Carl S. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. Dudley No.Alban Institute http://www. Dudley rounds out this essential. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . and readable manual. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. Written with an infectious sense of hope. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. (March 1.

(March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc. a better salesperson. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. 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. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it. youth workers. but one that everyone who works for a living should read. 42 . those involved in campus ministries. Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America.” writes Rebecca Pippert.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books. This is a business book. by John Piper Baker Book House. branding. 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. individually and in the church. postmodern society. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. This book also offers enlightenment for pastors. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. 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. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. McLaren Zondervan. Through stories. a better employee in any trade. your board.” So begins this book on evangelism. your small group or class. challenging. biblical insight and plain common sense. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. packaging. This book contains fresh. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. encouraging. (January 1. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. “We're both uptight about evangelism. or your parachurch organization. groundbreaking. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. He describes prayer as the fuel of missions work because of its focus on a relationship with God rather than the needs of the world.

to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. 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. What causes visitors to return. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. 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. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. Pillai Waterbrook Press. And much. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. 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. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. How to become a church for the unchurched. It is filled with charts. (December 1. much more. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. The enormous influence of family and relationships. (September 1. friends. 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. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. and tourists. author Rajendra K. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. foreign exchange students. 1st edition (August 19. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. Rainer Zondervan. they will come. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. Dale Galloway. and other visual aids.. 2003) If you invite them. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. plus an abundance of true-life accounts. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. d 43 .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. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. graphs.. (August 1. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. and passionate. Updated edition (November 1. By both region and religion. Sally Morgenthaler. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S.

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Antioch Network www. small groups).com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches.a29. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors. you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches.acquirewisdom.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. small groups. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www. Acquire Wisdom www. discipleship making. house churches (home groups. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective. church planting team members.geocities. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches. discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom. culturally-relevant. Today.aacconsulting. They are a resource for church planters through their events. Acts 29 www.com Interested in home groups. reproduce themselves through church planting.com.org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix.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. missional churches. cell groups.antiochnetwork. and practical tools and resources to Christians. cell groups. which will in turn. and encouragers to church planters. Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches. coaching and online library. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process. house churches. They are committed to providing Bible-based. 45 . mother church pastors.

shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy.newtestamentchurch. Identifying Leaders in Your Church.lifegivingchurch.org/bgctroot/office.S. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism. security and significance. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches. Trend Spotting. Association of Related Churches www. Now is the time to plant more and better churches! Now is the time for existing churches to multiply and reap the harvest fields around them. There are many church planting tools. Welcoming Guests in the New Church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention . But people are searching for meaning. help churches develop more efficient church policy.org/church_planting.html Assemblies of God USA .churchplanting. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches. available to encourage. Though the relationships formed and activities supported.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders. how-to’s. The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www.Church Planting www. provide guidance. and Mobilizing Your Core Group. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism.ag. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. d d 46 . Association of Life-Giving Churches www.cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches. Some examples: Feasibility Studies. relevant and connect easily with their communities. Baptist Church Planting www.bgct. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army. and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches. How to Constitute your Church. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities. Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas. New churches are timely. and ministry development for pastors across the U.baptistchurchplanting.azsobaptist. and articles. Historically. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books. Articles of Interest for Church Planters www.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad.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.relatedchurches.Church Planting www.com/Churchplanters/subjects. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona.

Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997. more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations. “Completing Christ’s Commission. refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States. Bob Jones University . They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures.christfellowship. president. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ.bju. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. and resources.com/html/church_planting.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www. It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters. learning to worship. To that end. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination.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 .edu/resources/church_planting/index.org Great Commission Christians Planting Great Commission Churches The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an evangelical denomination with a major emphasis on world evangelization. train. Under the banner. As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character. conferences. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model. Peter N.html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting. Christ Fellowship .bradboydston.” and the leadership of Dr. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation.bccn. To meet this need. growing in fellowship and in the Word.Church Planting Resources www. being involved in discipling relationships.cmalliance. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him. 47 . and learning to persevere in trials.Church Planting Overview www.html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting. BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www. 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.com In late 1992.org/cells/planting. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting. Christian and Missionary Alliance www. Nanfelt. Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life.

exciting. USA. pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies. Future leaders. He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site. Church Planter Management System www. Church Multiplication Associates www. 48 . It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches. “Kids Cost Too Much. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information.com/plant/ Dr.christian-faith.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People. Ralph F. Christian Faith . 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. Church Planters Network information. ministries and churches. challenging. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches. The Church Multiplication Training Center www.org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples. from 1988 through 1993. Their BootCamp system is progressive.cmaresources.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest.joyfulheart. planters and support team members learn everything from developing core values to practical hints on programming and marketing.” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins.” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches.cmtcmultiply. Christian Evangelistic Association www. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books).org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters.Church Planting www. An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed. leaders. Free Church Planting Resources information.acstechnologies. demanding and 100% hands-on.com/quasar/isl/content/channel. Quite simply.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter. ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event. 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.thecea.

org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement.churchplantingamerica. train. evangelism and leadership issues. Sunday school. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. and Church Web Solutions. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals. Thomas Graham and Dr. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. Borrowing from experts like Dr. either as the leader of a team. discipleship. For over a decade. and news of what God is doing in church planting.plantthefuture. d 49 .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www.cpforum.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New. and literature and media to encourage. such as: Church Planting Solutions. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost.org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow. assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America. high-quality products and services.churchplanting4me. finances. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting. information on relevant events.church-planting.church-planting. or as a “solo” church planting pastor. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. Church Planting Assessment Center www. Church Planting America www. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point. Charles Ridley. A Church Planter’s Paradise www. a member of a team. Church Planting www. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys. family. visitation. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). The purpose of this site is to offer a “one stop” experience for potential church planters to connect with church planting opportunities across the USA and Canada to offer a links page to some great church planting resources.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations. It’s all free. so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost.net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials. But. and support your ministry. Church Demographic Information. Church Planting Center www. Church Marketing Institute.

Preparing Your Church to Give Birth.net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board. The fact is that most people involved in planting and leading new churches are laypeople. Church Planting Village www.Online www.com/handbook/ The purpose of this online manual is to assist you as you consider the possibility of starting a church and to provide you with nuts and bolts information once you decide that God is calling you to this specialized ministry. 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. Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters. Financing your Mission. Publishing Your Vision. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. a free monthly journal. 50 . coaching by experienced church planters and much more. SBC.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www.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.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. Church Planting Ministries www. Where will You Meet. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting. It is a handbook written for laypeople.newchurches. 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. 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church. or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project. Defining your Target. church planting schools (even an Internet school). and Setting up Your Church Government.org This ministry is here to assist in raising up strong and growing churches. Church Planting Solutions can help.plantingministries. Equipment Needs. or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track. Keeping Useful Records.com/resources/CPmanual.church-planting-solutions. support groups. The Reason for a Mentor. Strategize Your Vision. look no further. This handbook is unique. Church Planting Manual . The site offers free church growth articles.churchplantingvillage.

churchplantingresources.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern... Church Starting Network www.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. Church Planting Resources www. The series is an ongoing one. Washington.. administrate and use technology for their churches.tagnet.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www. a Church! They have surfed the web for some of the best church-planting-resource sites available so you don't have to waste time doing the same thing.Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.churchstarting.org/asap/ChurchResources. This website has a helpful resource page. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert.net/cpt/cpt.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www. implement their vision.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. multicultural environment.. they will appear here.churchplantingnw. according to seminary leaders. Church Planting Theology . Church Planting Resources www. Church Renewal. and Oregon state area.leadnet. d d 51 . entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting.churchsmart. post-Christian.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches. This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters. and Leadership Development. As his articles are published.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho.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 Growth.org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1. a Soul! .htm Plant a Seed! .

Church Starts www.icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location .edu/lifelong/ncd/index.churchesplantingchurches.an approach known as the indigenous principle. Discipleship. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome. their spouses. This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting.org/index.” Columbia Theological Seminary .ctsnet. A free church planting newsletter.crmnet. you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles. research. including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development.New Church Development www. and the Presence of God in all that we do. CRM .htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God . Church Planting. established or potential NCD pastors. NCD pastors. whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index. and basic and advanced degree courses. and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD). d 52 . conferences. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology. an Entrepreneurial Spirit.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church www. CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom. Church Growth.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. Columbia students. They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate.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. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship . Dawn Ministries www.Church Planting http://www.cggc. Accountability. Teams.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. internships.thefellowship. Servanthood.vineyardusa. Churches Planting Churches . Risk. The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online.asp Teaching.cfm/method/content. The center provides leadership development programs.Multiplication & Revitalization www.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. Cutting Edge www.dawnministries.

Dove Christian Fellowship International www. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting. through ELI. you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free.pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you.emergingchurchnetwork.dcpi.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.New Church Development Resource & Training www. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting. assessment and development.vineyardnw. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church. Easum. These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t.episcopalchurch. 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. d d 53 . training.php?action=searchresults&pl_option[1]=3 Emerging Church Network www. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring. equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches. they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young. At this site. If you are married. The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas. ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools . Episcopal Church .Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. and consulting mission. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse. Emerging Leadership Initiative www. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them.nbcsbc.com/resources/index. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site. Through leadership discovery.dcfi. Dynamic Church Planting International www. Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www.easumbandy.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. The aim is that.org/newchurch.

which will enable a greater sharing of resources.efcsw.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Equip www.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www.iequip.efca.Church Planting www. They facilitate teams in other countries.fcpt. Fellowship of Church Planters www. in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www. love.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify.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. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams. The teams are modeled after the apostolic bands in the New Testament and are committed to planting reproducing networks of house churches. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www.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. 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. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive. They fellowship. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. often monthly. Essential Qualities for Church Planters. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle. Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices.org/profile. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church. d 54 .efcsw.evangelicalchurchplanting. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States. in addition to homes. where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. “The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America . resources. This is their church planting website. partnerships and technology. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences.

Church Planting www.gcmweb. GCM . They are primarily engaged in prayer.htm Short-term and long-term missionaries. and where lives are transformed to reflect Christ’s image. Washington and the Inland Northwest USA. embracing and releasing the next generation of leaders and providing a credible witness of Jesus love and power to people of many cultures. and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting. GCM works with churches to plant healthy. and to help establish new churches and faith communities.reachmore.ReachMORE www.gbnam.Churches for the next generation www. One of the most effective forms of evangelism is church planting.org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade.org/Church_planting.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting .The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders. Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development.Church Planting www.com/pattersonchurchplanting.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch. to train leaders in evangelization methods. These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US. proclamation and personal ministries. district superintendents. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally.fimi. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas. General Board of Global Ministries .html Use simple.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.ca/chplant.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences. This generation hungers for potent spirituality .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. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada . Grace Brethren North America Missions . where loving relationships thrive.foursquare. They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation.org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane. George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources. Free Indeed Ministries International www. second-career people. 55 . college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world.the power of Acts made visible again. Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach.

but also train others to plant home churches that multiply. but rather to lift up its alternative. The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church. International Pentacostal Holiness Church . coached. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds.asp Their mission is to assess.iphc.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical. train. This support network includes financial help.weplantchurches.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting. prayed for and encouraged. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost.Evangelism USA www. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview.ibcpa. d 56 . incredible things happen.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship.hccentral. and this website. Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth.house2house. How to Get Involved. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination. training events and cutting-edge materials. or the restoration.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www.com The objective in Great Lakes Church Planting is to help those who have a desire and a calling to plant new churches in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. House Church Central www. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine. Christian theology. Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. House Church Central is dedicated to the growing house church movement and endeavors to provide house churches with a channel for the interchange of ideas. etc.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. 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. home-based church planting movements. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. newsletters. and Faith-Based Ministries. a source for solid. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting.Church Planting .org/evusa/chrplant. books.

cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=.org/pages/default. Link2Lead. a people reaching across the street and around the world. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus. Midwest Baptist Church .mennonitechurch.org. Midwest Greenhouse www. It is brought to you by Percept.Board for Black Ministry Services www. called to carry out the Great Commission. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather.000 by the early dawn of the New Century.org/view2. Support Development Guidelines. It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest.cfm Check out resources. tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site./cp/cp. in churching a whole city and a region. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry. so that members are nourished in the faith.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod .com www. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community. new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50. www. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site.Church Planting www. Through regular consultations and grants.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution.midwestgreenhouse. Mennonite Church Canada . and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States.yourjourney. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures.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.bgcmideast.link2lead.Outreach & Church Planting www.midwestbap.Church Planting Resources www.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States.lcms. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up. etc. 57 .asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God.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. 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. 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. Mideast Baptist Conference .com Link2Lead. Writing your Project Proposal.

mcflorida.Florida District www.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. Small Group Tools. coaching.com/churchplant. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides. spouses and coaches of planters.htm At the MisLinks website.Church Multiplication www.openbiblecentral. Church Tools. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www. there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center .html If you want more power in your ministry. Ministry Tools.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches.mcusa. but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links.org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ.org/church_multiplication/home.pcanet. Missionary Church USA . Restart Tools. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders. and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples. Drama Tools. Church Planting and Missions. under church planting. They focus on developing. 58 . or if you want help in developing a new ministry.org/planting/planting.Church Planting www. Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources. strengthen. Discipleship 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. Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America.org/church/chplant. No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in. The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters. Church Planting Tools.org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting.ministrymaker. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www. Missionary Church . pastors.cmamultiply. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be. Legal Issues.mislinks.

and they assist churches with their meeting house. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel. the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission. 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally. New Church Ministry Team www. www.nationalministries. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches. encouragement.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally. Inc. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www.newchurchinitiatives. The mission of NCI is to start healthy. both new and existing churches. spiritually grounded group of servant leaders.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. committed to the cause of Jesus Christ. National Ministries . serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA).org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website.startingachurch. and supporting church-starting centers around the world. National Vision www. Providing the answers to what. d 59 . how. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ. Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. networking. motivating existing churches. teaching. and empowering. Their team is representative of the whole church.ncdnetwork.Congregational Church Development www. There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible. Through research. New Church Initiatives.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary. and equipping church planters. NCI is a nonprofit.com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women. and when will propel you in the direction you desire.org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page. in order to fulfill the Great Commission. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church. The team is well versed in New Church work.newchurchministry.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches .New Church Planting www. They assist those wishing to plant new churches.naccc. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts. church planters.

congregations. Most of their work has been in urban settings. and providing NewStart. to initiate and support the multiplication of new. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. demographics.org/links/manuals. and denominations in evangelism.nextchurch.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net .nextchurch. disciple-making churches.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www. they have put together a church planting website.nazarenenewchurches.namb.org NewStart is an intentional effort to equip and resource the Church of the Nazarene for starting new churches. or designing your strategy or administrative detail. They have put together.net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches. New Life Ministries www.” d d 60 . NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones. NewStart .newlifeministries-nlm.html North American Mission Board .org/index.com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches. Several tools at this site. and church planting.newchurchnet. in one easy-to-get-to website. NextChurch www. congregational growth and vitality. some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches. they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn.NewChurchSpecialties. consulting districts and denominations.Church of the Nazarene .com/church_planting_web_page.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www. New Church Specialties on the Web www.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. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions. Whether your need is dollars. ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University.org This site focuses on resourcing leaders.html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources .www.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters.Church Planting Group www.youresource. and minister to persons in the name of Christ. Biblically faithful. start New Testament congregations. New York Church Planting Resources www. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church. It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ.

reproductive churches.evergence. reproducing churches around the country. It includes Strength Assessment. To accomplish this. Oregon. training programs.shtml The vision of NAB Church planting is to raise the value of church planting so high that every NAB church will fulfill their unique role in the establishment of new churches. and Deployment and Coaching. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention . NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy.com/list. 61 .com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences.northwoodchurch. Northwest Church Planting www. They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training.org/anglo_church_starting.churchplanter.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches. North Shore Christian Centre .org/glocal/church%20planting. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people.org/discplesathome/churchplanting. They have many events to identify. Training and Development. An application is available at this site. and deploying leaders to start healthy. North American Baptist Conference . and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy. seminaries and denominations.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom. http://nscc. NorthWood Church – Church Starting www.Church Planting Manual . reproductive churches.nabconference.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board . train and nurture church planters. North American Division Evangelism Institute www.nwbaptist. they work cooperatively with local churches.html Through its own Church-Starting Center. developing. and Northern Idaho.nadei. They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University.Church Planting Resources www.net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools.Church Planting www.namb.New Churches www.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.

Online www. strategic planning. plantachurch. Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church .htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research. growth. Pastornet – Church Planting www. Outreach North America www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www.outreachnorthamerica. d 62 .com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net.outreach. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years.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.org/churchplanting/index. and in cooperation with other congregations. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement. Presbyterian Church USA .com This site offers access to assessment.Evangelism and Church Development www. as an overseeing elder. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada. coaching.redeemer2. One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links.org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.com www.opc. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community. training.org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. OH. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church.pcusa. The Quest www. support the total denominational outreach.pastornet.com/links/church_planting.thequestcolumbus.plantachurch. They center on House Churches. planting and transitional ministry resources.htm New church development webpage. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world.Church Planting Manual . Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. how to become a church planter. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.cfm A church planting introduction.com/rucpc/index. training information and more.

Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America . Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals. Resources for Church Planters www. Cornerstone network. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative.rca.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. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God.resourcechurchplanting.org/missionsresources/churchplanters.com www. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.plantchurch.htm This website has resources for studying church growth.stadia. Salvation Army and Tribal Training.nbcsbc.cc Do you believe that God may be calling you to plant a church? STADIA wants to help you clarify that call. OK http://home. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual.php The Vision for Multiplication. Southwest Church Planting Network www. Startchurch.com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting.startchurch. including the planting of new churches.edu/~hculbert. Church Mission Society.snu. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before. They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ.org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona. Bethany. NGM.com Startchurch. and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life.org/growth/multiply/index. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement. Building Financing and Planning information. using simple day-to-day language.Church Growth www.New Church Strategies www. STADIA . The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church. It was developed by Howard Culbertson. Pioneer. New Generation church. Oklahoma and Texas.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University.fs/chgrowth. 63 . Revelation. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations. StartCHURCH. professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University.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. New Mexico. The preparation Re:source offers will help things to progress more quickly – and smoothly.

holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www. indigenous faith communities through planting.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting.ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting.nbcsbc. TOUCH Outreach . ThinkCoach http://norbert.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www.htm A great source of church planting information and support.holstonconference.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors. and new services of worship in existing churches. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts. visit this site.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information.org/churchplant. SBC. Or to put it another way. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. VineyardUSA . d 64 . As we read the book of Acts. 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. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment.vineyardusa.The Cell Group People www. UIM International . They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters. equip and empower Christian ministers.victoryusa.Church Planting www.Church Planting www. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups. mergers. United Methodist Church . Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices. 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. both clergy and lay.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples. relocation. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new. Victory Churches of the United States www.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. Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index.uim. group leaders and members to transform their lives.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage.touchusa. As a church planting movement. So.

worldimpact.com/churchplanting. mentoring. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada. links.org/resources. Xpansion newsletters. Ask other planters how they did this or that. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations. online cell tracking.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission. and strives to achieve. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel. World Christian Resource Directory www. The Visionary . A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources. World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. this purpose and culminates in church planting.missionresources. There is information. Xpansion Ministries www.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www. books.xpansion. interdenominational. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www. and a message board. a church planting model. 65 . how you should deal with other issues. World Team Canada www.world-team. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada .org World Impact is a nationwide. 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.Church Planting www.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.com Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Church Planting Coaches is an international network of experienced cross-cultural church planters and frontier missionaries who are providing coaching. resources and an application form available at this site.vision-ministries.org/planting. Their strategy is determined by. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches.gycm. and more.htm At this website.

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Church growth.com Launching a new church can be a daunting task.com/MeetingsNonProfit.com by their reputation for excellent work and honesty. Sprung Instant Structures www. Theatres can be an option for: Church planting. Inc. and Edwards Theatres are available nationwide for a variety of uses by nonprofit organizations. lightweight. money and resources.a service of Exodus 36:1. Portable Church Industries www. Their name. are practical solutions for some churches in need of a worship facility. Around the country. They have earned the opportunity for a listing with ChurchConstruction. d 67 . churches are finding theaters to be viable options for worship space. With access to more than 500 theatres in 36 states.asp United Artists Theatres.regalcinemedia. but with building the church itself. and enhance worship seminars and events.portablechurch. reflects the fact that their work involves facilities but that their real mission has to do not with building church buildings.com provides a network of pre-qualified professionals and resources who specialize and excel in building and equipping church facilities. Living Stones. Regal Cinemas.sprung. expand the reach of existing churches. Cost-effective. Regal CineMeetings & Events can accelerate the growth of new churches.com A highly versatile alternative to steel. Sprung’s rustproof extruded aluminum substructure provides a high strength/weight ratio while being virtually seamless.com Living Stones Associates has expertise in helping churches make optimum use of their buildings. Where will you meet? What will you need? How much will it cost? And once your ministry begins to grow. Whatever phase of development your church ministry is in. money and energy in the mission of the church. ChurchConstruction.com ChurchConstruction. Living Stones Associates www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites Other Useful Websites BUILDING / MEETING SPACE Arks Incorporated www. you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges. PCI can show you how to make the most of your time. reduce risk and maintain the unity of the church they have worked so hard to build. aluminum offers exceptional adaptability and life expectancy. and easier to assemble. Their mission is to minister to churches in this complicated phase of growth and to help them save money. minimizing spending on facilities so they can invest more time. and Worship Events. full of challenges and obstacles to overcome.com . Movie theaters. mostly vacant on Sunday mornings.living-stones. http://churchconstruction.com The natural outcome of successful church planting and growth is usually the need to build a church building. Regal CineMeetings & Events www. Arks Incorporated would like to see if there is a place for them to help you in this ministry.arksincorporated.

org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.org Provides practical tools for leadership. The McIntosh Church Growth Network www. Inc.com The Church Growth Network. 68 . strategic planning. staffing.churchgrowth. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis.mcintoshcgn. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www.churchgrowth. adding a new service. founded in 1987.net Church growth consultant Dr. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched. d Church Growth Institute www.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth. www. evangelism and church growth. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches.ascg. Church Central www. and generational change issues. creating an entry path for visitors. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www.netresults.org The American Society for Church Growth (ASCG) is an international organization which seeks to provide a networking system for those individuals or organizations associated with church growth.churchcentral.

69 .gov/Business/Nonprofit.org www.000+ Nonprofit-sector professionals. First Gov.S. You’ll find a rich treasure of online information.grantsmart. philanthropic organizations.fundsnetservices. successful grant applications probably mean more to the universe than something published in an obscure literary magazine.shtml Whatever you want or need from the U. Although. government. They would like you to find the grant writing process an exciting and pleasant experience. print and electronic publications. d GrantSmart.com www. Fundsnet Services Online www. and a national network of Cooperating Collections.com Serving 100.org GrantSmart is an informational and interactive resource center for and about the nonprofit community. many leadingedge eNewsletters and CharityNews updates. it’s on FirstGov. Grant Proposal.com A website dedicated to helping finding funding. at times. five library/learning centers.grantproposal. and communicating information on U. d d The Foundation Center www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Charity Channel http://charitychannel. They have numerous discussion lists.org The Foundation Center’s mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. It has all kinds of information from grants and assistance from the government for nonprofits to tax information and much more.com This is a site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.S. and individual donors.fdncenter. Learn some sophisticated strategies for turning your organization’s grand vision into concrete language with the benefits quantified and the objectives measurable. services and resources. proposal preparation may lack the creative delights of writing fiction. organizing. philanthropy Conducting and facilitating research on trends in the field Providing education and training on the grantseeking process Ensuring public access to information and services through their World Wide Website.gov. They do this by: Collecting. Many links. They have gathered data about private foundation activities that may be of interest to grantseekers.gov http://firstgov. It hopes to help to encourage informed decisionmaking and diversification in funding.

Raising More Money www.org Grant writing tools for nonprofit organizations. writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources.The Grantsmanship Center www. Ministry Business Services’ goal is to provide information and resources for those involved in Christian ministry. Raising More Money provides organizations with a whole new way of going about their fund-raising efforts.com For more than 30 years.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites Ministry Business Services www. TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants.npguides.tgci. TGCI . d 70 . which now includes a full year of valuable membership services. They enjoy the privilege of serving thousands of churches and ministries nationwide.mbsinc.raisingmoremoney. First offered in 1972 and continuously updated.com Freeing those in ministry from business distractions. grant writing and direct mail and the “new reality” of major gifts. sizes and locations in building a selfsustaining system for raising funds from individuals.000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended their demanding. capital campaigns. More than 70. planned giving and endowments. TGCI has been the world’s leading source of grantsmanship training and grant information. five-day workshop. providing tested and authoritative solutions and answers that are ministry specific! Nonprofit guides www. People tell us that this approach bridges the gap between the “old reality” dependence on special events.com Raising More Money trains nonprofit organizations of all types.

leadnet.coachnet. and Canada. interactive on-line coaching tools. pastors. are found in churches of all denominations and sizes across the U. 71 .uk Helping leaders be leaders ― in the church. These leaders. discussion forums on a wide variety of ministry topics.S. influence society By country data to help leaders plan strategically. How to develop individuals. One of the most unique web-based training and communication tools of its kind.org Leadership Network is an advance scout for the emerging church. CoachNet www. and powerful.congregationalresources.com John Maxwell offers some great practical leadership tools. d d Injoy www. The website has: Free tools to help leaders form a vision. They are of all ages and ethnicities. in society and in the workplace. book reviews.org.injoy.teal. leaders and their spouses. Other resources: Bible studies. links. It searches for innovative church leaders who find themselves both immersed in and excited by the tumultuous change of this age. Check out your leadership style with their on-line indicator. Data on Christian population. build and refresh their skills. enable organizations. CoachNet has a built-in reference library with hundreds of valuable resources. leadership and prayer. churches etc.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. Pdf downloads available in 6 languages.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites LEADERSHIP Christian Leadership World www. and develop and mentor others. on-line study courses.org CoachNet® is an on-line tool for Christian leaders. www. though few in number. lead teams.au/jmm/ Leadership Network www.net. John Mark Ministries This is a website devoted to assisting churches. Congregational Resources www.pastornet.

The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective. People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries . Christ-centered Training for Pastors.org/web/nehemiah. plus. 72 . Tentmakers . Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry.cmalliance. and Laity. research articles. Pastors. Online Rev. read interviews.zondervanchurchsource.com www.pastors.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors.com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done.com www.onlinerev. Youth Ministers. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace. and we must evaluate things more often in our churches.html Building Leaders for the Church.tentmakersym. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches. Simultaneously. ministers.org/ncm/cla/cla.Church Leadership Academy http://web2.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books. It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry. d d Zondervan Church Source www.jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church.Nehemiah Leadership Institute www. In our postmodern world. it’s obvious that times are changing quickly.

forministry.org/wnet/religionandethics Seven Foundations of Church Ministry www. and worship.bu. students.html This website provides written articles and other bibliographic resources that will benefit. prayer. fellowship.ohiou. inspire. Research-based strategies for nurturing more publicly-engaged congregations help future religious leaders find creative methods for helping congregations not only survive.php?keyword_id%5B%5D=2&Submit=Browse The central activity of the Center for Congregational Research and Development is contextual theological research. Pastor’s Study www. teach and encourage rural pastors and laity in their ministry to small town and remote congregations. stewardship.net This is the new home of articles and research that pastors need in these fast changing times.pbs.dsp Articles and resources for the key ministry areas that every church has in common — education.pastornet. they are committed to providing quality.churchbusiness. outreach. connect and equip. Hartford Institute for Religion Research http://hirr.seorf.com Provides solutions and strategies for Today’s Churches.com/connect/seven. 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. By bringing together a community of scholars. and congregational leaders. d d Christianity Today www. This is the entry site to all sorts of publications and articles by many well-known authors. d 73 .com This is the official website of the Christianity Today International.edu/index. but thrive.edu/~xx042/r_ctr/r_ctr. social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public. service. Church Business www. teachers.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites d ONLINE ARTICLES Center for Congregational Research and Development http://www. Their purpose is to inform.christianitytoday. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly PBS www.edu/phpbin/ccrd/index.hartsem.html On the Hartford Institute website. Center for Rural Church Leadership http://www.

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through the creation of sensitive and artistic communication. Inc.com This site has a Free Church Planting Resources section! They are passionate about church planting. second.brethren. and training seminar signup). 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. Church Marketing Solutions www. and Outreach News. printed products).ethnicharvest.org/genbd/clm/resource. Their founders are church planters and have started several other non-profit ministries that exist to help church planters. training products.Evangelism Resource List www. their felt-needs and interests. and programs. They accomplish this through a combination of two disciplines: One. to help you find gospel resources in foreign languages. and to share the faith stories of followers of Jesus from around the world. Servant Evangelism www. Congregational Life Ministries . and their dreams and aspirations. 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.org The name and vision for Ethnic Harvest comes out of an interdenominational network of ethnic churches in the Seattle area.com/print/ The vision of Outreach. a deep appreciation for the individual.breakthroughchurch. In 1984. straightforward approach to sharing God’s love in simple.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites OUTREACH Breakthrough Media Group www.” or communication that effectively breaks through the natural barriers and screens that have become a necessary human adaptation to our message-saturated culture. Out of this action was born a vision to reach the city of Cincinnati and the world by serving others with no strings attached.htm Congregational Life Ministries offers resources and leadership training to strengthen the life and ministries of congregations. to encourage churches in the USA to reach out to their ethnic neighbors. The list of evangelism resources has been reviewed by selected pastors and is being offered by Congregational Life Team members.outreachmarketing. Discerning God’s will. Visit this site to learn more about these church planting support ministries. This website is dedicated to coaching and resourcing outwardly focused churches. their unique problems and situation. The website offers Outreach Solutions (Sample products. marketing tools. catalogs. and developing congregational faithfulness and leadership are some of the ways CLM staff may assist.com Breakthrough Media’s primary focus is what is called “Breakthrough Communications.com Servant evangelism is a simple.servantevangelism. discovering God’s transforming power. Outreach www.Resources for Multicultural Ministry www. Ethnic Harvest . This website exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ with all people. d d d 75 .church-marketing. Outreach Tools (software. practical ways.

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Now imagine anyone on your staff having the ability to update the site.com Equipping the church online for ministry This site gives you everything you need to get your church up and running online: site templates. This page offers a range of strategies that will help to reach outsiders.net/guide/resources/church-pages. does not take the needs of nonChristian site visitors into account and fail to use the potential of this medium. Church Websites America is a simple.a special opportunity www. Church Websites . and hosting.church-websites-america. The purpose of Matt28 Hosting is to raise support for missions.saintlife. 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. the majority of church websites.php Church websites can be an integral part of a church’s outreach to the community and beyond. cost-effective way to launch. small groups meetings. The site would be used by your members to keep connected to each other through mail lists.forministry. ministries information.gospelcom. or update.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WEBPAGES Guidelines for Starting Church Web Pages www.htm Tips and things to know when setting up a church website.com Matt 28 Hosting is a web services company offering a wide range of services from website hosting. and relief projects around the world. 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. or maintain it with no technology skill at all.matt28hosting. make changes. humanitarian aid. state-ofthe-art content management software.newlifeministries-nlm.net/guide. prayer and more. Take Your Church Plant to the Web New Life Ministries www. management and design. calendar.org/online/church_plant_web1. This is their ministry to Christians online . an easy church website. d Church Websites America http://www. And it’s free.enabling you to bring your church ministry to the World Wide Web. for Ministry www. However.htm d 77 . apart from listing times of meetings.com/ Are you tired of your church website constantly becoming out of date? Is your church’s website working for you. Matt28 Website Hosting www.

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in the United States and worldwide. For a sample copy.net. Church Planters Review http://groups. Each issue covers a particular theme and includes information on courses. 79 .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. It is moderated by Justin Kuek. and healthy churches. Church Planting Bulletin Fellowship Church Plant Teams The Church Planting Bulletin reports on activities of the Fellowship Church Plant Teams and. CellChurch Journal TOUCH Outreach Ministries www. New Horizon is a mission organization dedicated to the planting of churches amongst unreached people groups. global and European matters.nz. Church Growth Digest British Church Growth Assn This is the journal of the British Church Growth Association.org/store/content/cellgroupjournal. on any matters relating to the planting and reproduction of churches in our day. stories and information about effective ministry that will reach your community and the world. dynamic worship.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. send a message to jkuek@paradise.touchusa. more generally. 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. church planting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Magazines Magazines & Newsletters Church Planting and Other Useful Magazines and Newsletters Acquire Wisdom Newsletter http://acquirewisdom. visit the website above. conferences.com/ Sign up for the free Acquire Wisdom Newsletter to learn lots of tips. small churches. the International Executive Director of New Horizons Ministries International. and making churches healthier by informing them on the topics of good leadership. To join the growing numbers of subscribers.yahoo. book reviews. and quality ministries designed to strengthen the membership. Most of the pastors who subscribe buy in bulk and give copies to each leader.

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