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44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring. (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. (September 1.Baptist Book Stores. make friends. progressive. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. guidance. Jr. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www. Baptist Church Planting by Rev. Schaller Abingdon Press.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. This book is written to inspire.churchsmart. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches. H.. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining. 3 . evangelistic preaching. 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. authentic. wonderful. and die. and needy. small towns are places to live. raise their families. work.com/product. student. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. It’s a place of tradition. responding to. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness. Most small communities are typically secure. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world. vibrant. (January 1993) Not in Print. any missionary. 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. Not in Print.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. healthy. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages.. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle. Themes opened up include church planting. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective. Shelton Cole. Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . relatives and friends. Faith Baptist Church.
and how networks of home churches can develop.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L.Bookstores.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire. Tucker Jr. sing. including location evaluation. in addition to teaching and worship.. Inc. building design. “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ.Bookstores. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . (August 1. Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources. October 1992 Order at www. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches. and discipleship. and share their lives. financial planning. how they should grow.. (January 1.Baptist Book Stores. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks.com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. Not in Print. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. nurturing. Tucker. May 1983 Order at www. eat. The easy-to-read. October 1997 Order at www. Grayson L. (January 1994) This book provides a framework based on obedience to the commands of Jesus and looks at the process from multiple points of view. 4 . and more. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. study.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris. Not in Print. (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing.Bookstores. 1998) In our modern dislocated society. Bethany World Prayer Center. It describes how home churches can be formed.
pioneer. a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. and real-world experiences. (December 1990) C. (July 1991) Faircloth. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr. (March 1. Not in Print. Peter Wagner Regal Books. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers. (April 1982) This is a practical. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C. and reproduction). June 1998 Order at www. Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P. d d 5 . practical ideas. He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. growth and organization. Utilizing Hesselgrave’s Pauline Cycle and Patterson’s Obedience Oriented Teaching. Peter Wagner shares his knowledge and insight in this comprehensive guide on how to plant a church. Bible-based look at the possibilities of reaching the lost in America for Christ.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. Not in print. It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship.Bookstores. Faircloth Baker Book House. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness.
Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C.Bookstores.htm d 6 . Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. February 2002 Order at www. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community. Form plans to realize your vision. community activists. H. with power and relevance. Cox. evangelists. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (condensed version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) Bibles being bought as soon as they’re printed.imb. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. Francis Zondervan. So. Francis. http://resources. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. Impact families with the Gospel. Cultivate strong community ties. J. urban planners. (July 1. given the church’s central role in the black community.org/index. Scores of people lining up to be baptized. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims. 1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting. 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. (February 2001) Essentially. and others. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology. Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience. Transcend cultural dividing lines. Develop an effective core of leaders. E.
grows and faces challenges.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. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical. Towns.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America.” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L. and beyond. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources. whole Gospel. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry.D. covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?. Not in Print.. He presents the theology.” “Attention Shoppers. Monsma Baker Book House.” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before. http://resources. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church.imb. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. 7 . Learn how such a movement begins. written by church planters. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters. Greenway. (October 1. Timothy M.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17. (January 2003) This Bible study takes a look how the early church spread the gospel and compares their approach to today’s methods for church growth. Lord. Mannoia Light & Life Communications.” “Use Me to Heal My City.org/index. principles and processes of establishing a whole Church. that’s a church-planting movement. experiential illustrations. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you. Ph. 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches.
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. but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals. you need to dream big. (1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2. 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. inspirational. 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. informative. (2003) If you want to plant a church. and from all external appearances. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. done that. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world. d 8 . Not in Print.” this book is a practical. Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work. (June 1979) Lyle E. Ervin R.000-year-old roots. pithy and to the point.” There is hope. 100 percent problem-solving oriented. Rob Lewin Gospel Light.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. Shenk. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation. Schaller Abingdon Press. All of the book’s lessons are short. supportive and. Stutzman Herald Pr. 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. most of all. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting by David W. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war.
gathering the core group. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. strategic plan. Common pitfalls are also discussed. It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles. and denominational or post-denomination leaders.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters. Not in Print. we must focus on building relationships with our young adults. schools that teach church planting.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L. Towns Church Growth Institute. and gives examples of how new works succeed. churches that plant churches. how to plan strategically. how to plant a Gen X church. (February 2003) Using a biblical. their vitality is not equal to the task. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. and what the Bible says about Generation X. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. strategic planning. Like pioneering families. Also included are keys to effective church planting. and how to pray strategically.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. Instead.newchurches. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. effective plan for planting churches. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print. 9 . but never an easy task. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. Herron writes. reaching the lost. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. this book presents a dynamic. Online at www. re-read and shared.
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. many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. Peasant. Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. must take that group interaction into account.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. Tribal. In this book. In a world where the Church is being ignored. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band. 10 . spiritual parenting.. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder. it is time to bring the Church to the people. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. if they are to succeed. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. Evangelism and church planting strategies. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. mistakes to avoid. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. and Urban Societies by Paul G.. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. Many may see this book as radical. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. leadership training. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media. (March 6.. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. Hiebert. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church. Indigenous Church Planting. Inc. a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. and not the people to the Church. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way. church government. It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand. (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. 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. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. Not in Print. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation.
oversee. In addition. Throughout. strategic planning. and phase out a church plant. biblical. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today. 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.. Harvie M.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St. Buy this online at www. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. Eerdmans Publishing Co.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. organizing his essays around research. B. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. This volume provides a practical. 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 inspirational corrective.matt28. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. targeting. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today. to develop. Hesselgrave. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House. 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.com/church. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. Tim Chester. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry. thorough. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. 2nd Edition by David J. offers refined arguments. many charts. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. This second edition draws on more recent literature. Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. (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 forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. d 11 . graphs.
(June 2003) On a per capita basis. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values. if we know that new churches reach more people. we must agree with C.. Not in Print. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board . and if we value reaching the unchurched. Not in Print.. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . (1992) This book tackles two tasks. Part Two and Three offer practical help.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs. (June 1979) Not in print.Baptist Book Stores.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. Radical Church Planting by R. new churches win more people to Christ than established churches.but in nothing like its 20th century form.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting. Peter Wagner that. (December 1985) Not in Print. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions. and strategy. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions. mission. the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success.. (May 1997) 12 . “So. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar.
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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.
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. (January 1998) A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts . mission. principal. addresses this key component to effective ministry. Kenneth O. goal setting. and strategy. organization of work. president. vision. style. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d Feeding & Leading: Practical Handbook on Administration in Churches and Christian Organizations by Kenneth O. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading. now available in paperback. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications. (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. and long-range planning. 16 .values. Gangel Baker Book House.
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. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. (May 1999) In this landmark book. (May 14. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board .J. Dog Training. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. 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. MacNair Baker Book House. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church. (January 1.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. d 17 .Baptist Book Stores. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. Ellas Center for Church Growth. Ellas Center for Church Growth. Each chapter offers clear and helpful insights into what the typical well-established congregation is doing that promotes growth or contributes to decline. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow. but by removing barriers to growth. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable. 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. and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. Fly Fishing. Not in Print. healthy congregations. 2002) Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry that can be implemented by a church of any size. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation. (June 1978) Not in Print. This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. Birth.
Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. KirbyJon Caldwell. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. and presentations has come the material for this book. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation. d 18 . (July 20. research. (August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad. Out of his experience. 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 . Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary.” Each is pastor of an innovative church. has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. 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. The idea of entrepreneurship is often associated with money-fixated “wheeler-dealers. Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). (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. Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print. Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board . (September 1998) A recent survey of America’s Protestant churches estimates that 85% have plateaued or are declining in membership. Gary L. The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction.” 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. and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. Windsor Village United Methodist Church.Baptist Book Stores. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success. Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers.
the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. not to feel comfortable and safe. worship. nondenominational churches are growing. This book answers all the questions you will have. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. Churches stagnate. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist.org/BookDetails. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. adding a new style service will help you reach new people. Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. Klaas No. 19 . they miss the actual point. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Healing Spiritual Amnesia: Remembering What It Means to Be the Church by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. downtown churches are doomed to decay. but principally because they have forgotten who they are. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus. Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning.alban. changing neighborhoods. They have forgotten that we worship. and more.asp?ID=999 What’s working and not working in your congregation? You’ll explore the factors that inspired and motivated changes to reverse decline as other congregations wrestled with the same issues you’re facing: ministry to current members. (July 1. and die for a number of reasons. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. ministry to the unchurched. How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. decline. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. Dwight Smith. They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. Warren Bird. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. while denominational churches are dying. (January 1. but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one.” 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. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia. Martin Robinson Monarch. Leith Anderson Baker Book House. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. George. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality.
The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a healthy. resources. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course. (September 19. no matter what their size. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. consultant. 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. This book will give you everything you need to achieve your church’s full potential—and relief from the smorgasbord approach that does more harm than good by distracting you from the unique focus. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and more effective way. conferences. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. There is a corresponding survey to take to get full use out of the research and help you identify what your strengths and weaknesses are in your church. McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing “church growth” with a wider vision of kingdom growth. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. nature. or overhead transparencies. location. developing disciples instead of church members. McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. author. growing church. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. history. Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods. (May 1. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. 20 . and new ideas. new purpose. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches. successful church in methods. 2003) In this provocative book.
1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. In the pages of this far-sighted. and evangelism. growth is sure to follow. pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can.” And those purposes can only be accomplished. discipleship. (November 27. “If your church is healthy. A church that is engaged with its community. (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. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. yearning for church growth. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. d 21 .” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church. 2003) Many church leaders.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. worship.” “[Baptize] them. Healthy. (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. Greg Ogden addresses the need for discipleship in the local church and recovers Jesus’ method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc.” and “[Teach] them to obey. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. “growth will occur naturally. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself.” “Go and make disciples. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. uncompromising book.” writes Rick Warren. argues Warren. (June 2001) An Unstoppable Force will excite and inspire readers about being part of the Church that God had in mind! A “force” created to change the world. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.
” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism. twenties. Frazee makes a case that the mobility and privacy of suburbia fosters a spirit of fragmentation and isolation that is unworkable as a basis for authentic community. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles. (March 1. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. 2003) Around 25 years ago. Pantego Bible Church. Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we’ve inherited from the past. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships. they each have strengths and limitations. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee.” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. ChurchNext. Church Without Walls. and leadership. it explores: Church forms. and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. d 22 . Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. (June 1998) In The Cell 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 well-known church strategist and practitioner. forgotten New Testament practices. evangelism. discipleship. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity. He explains how the cell model. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. preaching. 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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. (1992) In Church Without Walls. Eddie Gibbs. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. (April 1. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. 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. assimilating. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation. (March 2000) Change is now. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. Dallas Willard Zondervan. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers.
2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. presents contemporary trends. Jr. resolve conflicts. Donald P.. The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives. 23 . 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. Thomas. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities. is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship. (March 1. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. it highlights where to focus your energy. Warren Bird Zondervan. Don Tillman (Contributor). and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch. Neighbour Cell Group Resources. Eerdmans Publishing Co. B. They are stuck at a level of immaturity that current models of discipleship have not addressed. this book will help you identify your current stage of cell development and articulate a plan to address that stage. 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. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. It helps pastors. At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. V. and musicians navigate changes. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. 2001) The New Worship. meeting separately yet ministering together. (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. Expanded edition (May 21. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts. gives advice for handling conflict over music. answers hard questions. and offers stimulating ideas for services.. Ralph W.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. Guder (Editor). One Church. expanded edition. J. If your church is just beginning its transition. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. Scott Boren. worship leaders. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. Hustad Baker Book House. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. (November 1. If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. No matter where you are with your church.
middle-class families. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. missional church. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. Scifres Abingdon Press. ethnic and cultural lines. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. these groups appeal primarily to young. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. therefore. There are many different types. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. messianic spirituality. (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. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. Miller University of California Press. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. we must understand who they are.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. and Hope Chapel. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. just trying to keep on keeping on. (October 25. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. 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. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. (November 1. and apostolic structure. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. 24 . The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press.
(January 1. James W. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning.Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. Although the patterns may be different in each setting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Source for Effective Church Service Planning by Scott Dyer (Compiler) Zondervan. Thompson. It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors.” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. worship styles. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. political stances. (December 1. (June 1. 25 .. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. 2003) Treasure in Clay Jars centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. 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. 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. Fowler Pilgrim Press. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. and socioeconomic backgrounds..
innovation reaps rewards. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. 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. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. why. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff. congregational leaders. enabling pastors. Son. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. d d d 26 . Rory Noland. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. focusing on how. 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. and Holy Spirit. McIntosh Baker Book House. Jealousy and Envy. 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. This frank. Westing Kregel Publications. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. (May 1. and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. The Artist in Community. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. Gary L.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. who.
sisqtel. are changing society and the church. this volume helps you analyze the ministries. J. Carroll. and processes at work in congregations. and demographic aspects of church bodies. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. including Protestant-Catholic relationships.S. Then he turns to key missiological issues. Hispanics. Perry No. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. retail businesses. Cubans and Mexicans. Donald I. Using a comprehensive systems approach. local planning commissions. black and white.alban. Finally. Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. Examine the sociological. Studying Congregations edited by N. In this book. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field. Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. Ammerman. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. it will be an invaluable aid to city officials. stories. d d 27 . And much more. ― the Hispanic community.net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing. Dudley & W. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills.Alban Institute http://www. The Hispanic Challenge. justice. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type.S. As a sociologist. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative. anthropological.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken. Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d DEMOGRAPHICS Discovering Your City: Bringing Light to the Task of Community Transformation by Bob Waymire. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. Warren. C. Order online at www. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. Warren University of Notre Dame Press.org/BookDetails. Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation. especially Puerto Ricans. the book focuses on leadership training and education. and all human service organizations. AL265 . Not in Print. McKinney Abingdon Press. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist.S.
Planning and budgeting. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. (May 1998) This book by the experts from Your Church magazine answers your questions on the practical aspects of running a church – from stained glass to speaker systems. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. It helps you determine what you need. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. Berkley Baker Books. computer tips. (October 1. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. 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. Includes sample forms. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. filing systems and more. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. explores other fund-raising options. “user friendly”. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. This brief. collecting and recording. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). d 28 . and a great deal more. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. and where to get it. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. complicated and confusing. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. what it will cost. (July 1.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. by James D. practical.
and Management) by James M. Finance. and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches.O. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia. 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. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. It also describes different fund-raising methods and how they work to novice fund-raisers interested in expanding their organization’s development efforts. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts. Box 6000.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. Colorado Springs. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law. Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. d 29 . Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. but also illustrates how to train yourself. Complete with charts and questionnaires. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. There are formulae and equations used to evaluate cost-effectiveness to all fund-raisers interested in determining costs. the most vital mission is to grow the giver’s heart. Regardless if you are new to mission work and new to support raising or a veteran missionary with a continuing need to raise support. Callahan Jossey-Bass. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual. this book is a must. CO 80934 An in-depth. The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. this book shares practical suggestions. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P. Rebekah Burch Basinger Jossey-Bass. P. Jeavons. Dillon Moody Publishers. insights. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth.
parachurch organizations. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F. Bisagno. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion. antagonists. In this book. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings. the ethics of wealth. discuss. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. Clarke Jossey-Bass. the Native American experience of giving. can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. characters. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. and resolutions). and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. 2001) Oftentimes. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. 30 . and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints. consultant and trainer Cheryl A. 1st edition (November 15. However. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
postmodern culture.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. or vision. this book is divided into two parts. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies. Princess Diana. (September 18. Pastors. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. denominational leaders. Easum. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated. (September 1. teachers. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M. For instance. when explaining “The Law of Influence. mission. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc. 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. True leadership cannot be awarded. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. 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. Abraham Lincoln.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. (June 1. (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. Concerned to counter this drift. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. 1998) John C. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical. (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. Sweet Group Publishing.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. d 31 . Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry. AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I. 1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. appointed or assigned. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership.
and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. or educational leaders. rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. d 32 . However. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs. Andrew Seidel provides an exceptional tool to get you started on cultivating the unique gifts and abilities God has given you and your leadership team. In Charting a Bold Course. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. small staffs. (May 1. leadership development is a life-long process. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. government. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. (February 1. Not a discipleship course. (August 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. Why? Tight budgets. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. identify emerging leaders. Will Mancini Baker. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. (October 1. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. Instead. This book is not written for business. (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. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. to the future. not their backs. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company.
very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. This book will supply the leadership principles.” he promises. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality. Buildings deteriorate. However. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. 2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church. Systems become dated. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. But people can grow. Fortunately though. 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom. Drucker HarperBusiness. imagination. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes. When we do church as a team. (August 1. Presented with humor and grace. The Effective Executive by Peter F. In the first part of the book. Elders and Leaders by Gene A. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. You must supply the desire.000 years ago. Peter Drucker reminds us.” Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader. develop. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture. 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. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Getz Moody Publishers. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world. 2002) The measure of the executive. is the ability to “get the right things done. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. Maxwell. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. according to John C. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. Intelligence. (March 10. 1st edition (August 20. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. Machinery wears. In the second part. d d 33 .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C.
Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. and his own many years’ counseling experience.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. 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. communities and nations. biography. including fiction. 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. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. Each of these trusted Christian leaders–whose lives and ministries impact millions around the world–points you to the most valuable books from the past and present. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. Robert J. we help form healthy families. When we are healthy individuals. ministries. and practically illustrated with case studies. 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. Bennis. Steinke Alban Inst. 1st edition (June 17. histories. leadership roles. 34 . and why. marriages. 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. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. businesses. congregations. theology. devotional works. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge. Yoder House to House Press. Friedman. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships. theologically grounded. congregational change. (August 8. Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. even commentaries and reference works. we need to know who we are as individuals. irresponsible behavior. Psychologically sound. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers.
2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. Rather. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. Posner Jossey-Bass. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. processes. marketing. (August 2000) In his engaging. Kouzes. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. and traditions shattered along the way. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. The Leadership Challenge. privileges. this twenty-five chapter. team leader. 3 edition (July 25. Now. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. d 35 . and ready to lay aside everything that does not help it accomplish the one thing that matters: introducing people to the love of God in Jesus Christ. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. the context hasand in some cases. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. While the content of leadership has not changed. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. buy-the-numbers approach to church life. Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. starting with Jesus and his apostles. staff member. Barry Z. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules. Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. (March 1. That same approach can help ensure your own church is never at a loss for dependable men and women to enter the leadership race with wisdom. the third edition is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. vision and passion. Based on the most up-to-date research. 3rd Edition by James M. strategic planning. Jeff Jones. It’s a bumpy ride. 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. theory. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. changed dramatically. and experience. or board member.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. Key aspects include board development. If you’re a pastor. Publishers. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. with treasured assumptions. Bruce Miller Zondervan. five-part volume offers practical. have completely revised and updated their classic book.
as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. This Christ–centered. or anyone in a leadership training position. church leaders. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional. (June 1. intellectual. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students. 2004) For many leaders. In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. For others. Rima Baker Book House. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. physical. successful ministries are easily attained. 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. Dr. you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. The Making of a Leader by J. Designed for use as a resource. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. 36 . choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. Pastors. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. biblical. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. and contemporary leaders. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. 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. As you examine these principles and case studies. counselors. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. lay or professional leaders. Robert Clinton Navpress. Addressing this evident need. but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. Shedding light on the current challenges of leadership and on mistaken leadership myths goes a long way toward putting difficulties into proper perspective. Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do.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.
your life and your community. 2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. social awareness. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. clarity. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. self-management. courage. McIntosh. Primal Leadership presents the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. In this book. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles. and competency. Annie McKee. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church.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.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E. 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. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. 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. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. (January 1. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press. Galloway. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character. His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. d 37 . and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. Rima Baker Book House. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. (March 15. (March 1998) Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. grow. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation. Richard E. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. Samuel D.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions. they emphasize the importance of developing what they term “resonant leadership.
(May 1.asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community.alban. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. ministries and churches. it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. d 38 .www. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. says Sweet. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. 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 Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. groups.” Leaders don’t see a vision.. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins.org/BookDetails. lay leaders. (October 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. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. Discover what’s missing in your company. (September 1998) Equipping God’s people for the ministry to which they are called can no longer be the responsibility solely of the professional clergy. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. “The church has it all wrong. we see that a new team of leaders. they hear one. Instead. Logan. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read.. Russ Robinson Zondervan. It is trying to train leaders. Increasingly. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders.even your family.
B. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel.. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. This volume helps pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. Although somewhat formulaic. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. David. Paul and Jesus. 39 . this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors. McNeal elucidates six factors in the shaping of a leader’s heart.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. Dawn. Peterson Wm. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy. thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. this approach yields fresh fruit. Eugene H. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. to make them unnecessary. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart.
The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. 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. or an entire church. 2001) Too often. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism. a small group. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. and mission. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. worship. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. Webber Baker Book House. 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. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. (November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. if you only stop to look. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. Allegiance to modernity. nurture. Janie Sjogren NavPress. (January 5. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. and your world. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period.. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need. 40 . If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. Robert E. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. and relational needs – in your neighborhood. yet spiritually seeking. Unfortunately. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel.. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical. we would do well to learn from the Celts. 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. spirituality. evangelism. individualism. he argues. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. remains unparalleled in Christian history. pluralism. As a pastor. III Hunter Abingdon Press. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude.. your community. your country. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. emotional. Again by George G. and open to a vibrant new faith.
Dudley No. practical. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations.” addressing the larger community rarely. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality.org/BookDetails. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. and readable manual. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. (March 1. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. examples from outstanding new ministries. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love.asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. Carl S. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action. Drawing on his experiences. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press.alban. Without realizing it. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. In this book. In this volume. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. AL246 . With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival... 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. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift.” Once again. get started. If you're burned out on evangelism. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools.Alban Institute http://www. 41 . Written with an infectious sense of hope. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. Dudley rounds out this essential. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about.
to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. youth workers. postmodern society. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg. 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. those involved in campus ministries. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D.” writes Rebecca Pippert. Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. McLaren Zondervan. or your parachurch organization. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. (March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. This book contains fresh.” So begins this book on evangelism. biblical insight and plain common sense. “We're both uptight about evangelism. your board. a better employee in any trade. encouraging. Through stories. 42 . but one that everyone who works for a living should read. 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 1. This is a business book. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. a better salesperson. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. Let the Nations Be Glad! is essential reading for all those involved in or preparing for missions work and provides inspiring theological reflection for college and seminary students. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. individually and in the church. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. This book also offers enlightenment for pastors. branding. your small group or class. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. groundbreaking. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. challenging. 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. packaging.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books. by John Piper Baker Book House.
The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. By both region and religion. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders.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. The enormous influence of family and relationships. 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. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. and other visual aids. 2003) If you invite them. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. foreign exchange students. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. 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. What causes visitors to return. (August 1. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. they will come. (September 1. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. Rainer Zondervan. 1st edition (August 19. (December 1. Dale Galloway. Pillai Waterbrook Press. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. 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. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. plus an abundance of true-life accounts. friends. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. Sally Morgenthaler. Updated edition (November 1. author Rajendra K. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. graphs.. and passionate.. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. And much. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. It is filled with charts. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. much more. How to become a church for the unchurched. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. d 43 . 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. and tourists. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff.
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org Antioch Network is a growing fellowship of local churches who are interacting with the challenge of sending church planting teams to unreached peoples.org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world. discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom. Antioch Network www. small groups). and practical tools and resources to Christians.com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches. Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches. mother church pastors.aacconsulting. and encouragers to church planters.antiochnetwork. house churches (home groups. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www.geocities.com. Acquire Wisdom www. reproduce themselves through church planting. 45 . cell groups. They are a resource for church planters through their events. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process. missional churches. cell groups.a29. culturally-relevant. coaching and online library. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches. which will in turn.acquirewisdom. Acts 29 www. small groups. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements. house churches. they help any evangelical individual. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix. church planting team members.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.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors. discipleship making. They are committed to providing Bible-based. Today. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective. you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting.com Interested in home groups.
security and significance. Identifying Leaders in Your Church. and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches.org/church_planting. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism. provide guidance. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad.com/Churchplanters/subjects. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders.html Assemblies of God USA . How to Constitute your Church. help churches develop more efficient church policy. Association of Related Churches www. d d 46 .Church Planting www.ag. Some examples: Feasibility Studies.newtestamentchurch. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches.lifegivingchurch. and ministry development for pastors across the U. and Mobilizing Your Core Group.relatedchurches. Trend Spotting. Welcoming Guests in the New Church. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism.cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches.churchplanting.org/bgctroot/office. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention . There are many church planting tools. Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. But people are searching for meaning. relevant and connect easily with their communities. Baptist Church Planting www. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches.azsobaptist. Though the relationships formed and activities supported. how-to’s. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army. available to encourage.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders. Articles of Interest for Church Planters www.Church Planting www.baptistchurchplanting.shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy. New churches are timely. 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.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. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities. Historically. Association of Life-Giving Churches www.S. The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books. and articles.bgct.
html Why Plant More Churches in the USA? Is This Day a Day of Golden Opportunity? Where Is the Primary Need for Churches to Be Planted? Brad Boyston .cmalliance. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model. and learning to persevere in trials. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination.org/cells/planting.html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting. learning to worship. 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. “Completing Christ’s Commission. growing in fellowship and in the Word.bju. It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters. To that end. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him.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. Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life. Bob Jones University . To meet this need. BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage.html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www. Nanfelt. Under the banner. Peter N. refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States.com/html/church_planting.Church Planting Overview www.bradboydston. and resources. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation. being involved in discipling relationships. Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997. president.” and the leadership of Dr.christfellowship. Christ Fellowship . They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development. 47 . As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character. more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www. Christian and Missionary Alliance www. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus.com In late 1992. conferences. train.bccn. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting.Church Planting Resources www.
pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies. Christian Evangelistic Association www. challenging. Quite simply.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB. Church Planter Management System www. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event. Free Church Planting Resources information. It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches.thecea.Church Planting www. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter. “Kids Cost Too Much.cmtcmultiply. ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters. demanding and 100% hands-on. Christian Faith .org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples. Their BootCamp system is progressive. leaders. Ralph F.joyfulheart. An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed. USA.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www. 48 . Future leaders.christian-faith.org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters.acstechnologies. ministries and churches. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve.com/plant/ Dr. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. The Church Multiplication Training Center www. Church Multiplication Associates www.” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest. Church Planters Network information.com/quasar/isl/content/channel.cmaresources. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books). 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. exciting. He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site. planters and support team members learn everything from developing core values to practical hints on programming and marketing. 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. from 1988 through 1993.” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins.
Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www. Church Demographic Information. Thomas Graham and Dr. and Church Web Solutions. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. train. At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials. Church Planting www. discipleship. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. Charles Ridley. It’s all free. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point. Church Planting America www. information on relevant events. finances. such as: Church Planting Solutions. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. Borrowing from experts like Dr. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry. either as the leader of a team.org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement. so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost.church-planting.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting.cpforum. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost. visitation. Sunday school. Church Marketing Institute. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys.churchplantingamerica.plantthefuture. 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. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals. evangelism and leadership issues. For over a decade.church-planting. and literature and media to encourage. A Church Planter’s Paradise www. Church Planting Center www. high-quality products and services. assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting. and news of what God is doing in church planting. d 49 .net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. But. and support your ministry. family.org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). or as a “solo” church planting pastor.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations. Church Planting Assessment Center www. a member of a team.churchplanting4me.
Church Planting Solutions can help.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. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. Some of the Resources provided: Church Planting Knowledge Base An online community center Event guide Hispanic Church Planting News Bivocational Church Planting News A Church Planting Handbook for Lay People (Third Revision 2002) by Brad Boydston http://bradboydston. or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church. Equipment Needs. SBC. The site offers free church growth articles. a free monthly journal.Online www. Preparing Your Church to Give Birth. This handbook is unique.net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www.church-planting-solutions. Strategize Your Vision. Where will You Meet. and Setting up Your Church Government. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting. Keeping Useful Records.newchurches. Financing your Mission. look no further. Church Planting Village www.org This ministry is here to assist in raising up strong and growing churches. The fact is that most people involved in planting and leading new churches are laypeople. or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project. church planting schools (even an Internet school). 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. It is a handbook written for laypeople. 50 . Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters. coaching by experienced church planters and much more. Church Planting Ministries 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. Defining your Target. 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church. The Reason for a Mentor.plantingministries.com/resources/CPmanual. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. Church Planting Manual . support groups. Publishing Your Vision.churchplantingvillage.
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. post-Christian.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary.churchstarting.. multicultural environment.leadnet. Church Growth. The series is an ongoing one. according to seminary leaders. Church Renewal.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. d d 51 .churchplantingresources. This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters. 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. and Oregon state area. implement their vision.churchplantingnw. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems. they will appear here. a Soul! .churchsmart. Church Starting Network www.htm Plant a Seed! .. This website has a helpful resource page. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www.org/asap/ChurchResources.Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www.net/cpt/cpt.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches. Church Planting Theology .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. administrate and use technology for their churches.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert. Church Planting Resources www.. Church Planting Resources www.org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1.tagnet.. and Leadership Development. Washington. As his articles are published.
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. Columbia students. internships. CRM . and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD). Church Planting.htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship . and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate.dawnministries.org Church Resource Ministries is committed to the centrality of the local church in God’s plan for reaching the world with the good news of Jesus. The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide. established or potential NCD pastors.Multiplication & Revitalization www. you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles. whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities.edu/lifelong/ncd/index. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches.churchesplantingchurches.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church 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.crmnet. including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development. Cutting Edge www.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome. Teams.Church Starts www.ctsnet. Churches Planting Churches . Church Growth.” Columbia Theological Seminary .icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location . CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom.asp Teaching. d 52 . and basic and advanced degree courses.cfm/method/content. and the Presence of God in all that we do. Servanthood. This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting.org/index.an approach known as the indigenous principle. research. Dawn Ministries www.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online.New Church Development www. Risk.thefellowship. Discipleship. They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. an Entrepreneurial Spirit. Accountability.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.Church Planting http://www. NCD pastors.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God . conferences. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology. A free church planting newsletter.vineyardusa. their spouses. The center provides leadership development programs.cggc.
New Church Development Resource & Training www. d d 53 .com/resources/index.php?action=searchresults&pl_option=3 Emerging Church Network www. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site.easumbandy.org/newchurch. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website. Dove Christian Fellowship International www.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring. Episcopal Church . The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools.emergingchurchnetwork.Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. The aim is that.episcopalchurch. through ELI. ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom.dcfi. assessment and development. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t. Through leadership discovery.nbcsbc. At this site. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools . These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church. Emerging Leadership Initiative www.vineyardnw. Easum. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting.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. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church. you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free. equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches. training. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them. Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www. Dynamic Church Planting International www. and consulting mission. If you are married. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas.dcpi. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01. This initiative calls for the Episcopal Church to double its size by the year 2020 as a faithful response to the mission of the church “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” and the Great Commission. they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young.pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you.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. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse.
where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams. Essential Qualities for Church Planters.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. d 54 .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Equip www. partnerships and technology.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. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences. resources. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. often monthly. “The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America .efcsw. 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. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www.efca.fcpt. They facilitate teams in other countries.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle.iequip. love. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone.org/fcpt/ The Fellowship of Church Planters was established in 1985 in Rhode Island and now consists of a network of autonomous teams in New England. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church. which will enable a greater sharing of resources.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive.Church Planting www. The teams are modeled after the apostolic bands in the New Testament and are committed to planting reproducing networks of house churches. They fellowship. in addition to homes.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify.evangelicalchurchplanting. Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices.org/profile. in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings. Fellowship of Church Planters www. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www.efcsw. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family. This is their church planting website.
Washington and the Inland Northwest USA.foursquare.org/Church_planting. 55 . embracing and releasing the next generation of leaders and providing a credible witness of Jesus love and power to people of many cultures. Free Indeed Ministries International www.The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc. and where lives are transformed to reflect Christ’s image. They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation.Churches for the next generation www. to train leaders in evangelization methods.gcmweb. district superintendents. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally. They are primarily engaged in prayer.ca/chplant. second-career people. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders.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. This generation hungers for potent spirituality . where loving relationships thrive.Church Planting www. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting.org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences.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. college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world. These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting . proclamation and personal ministries. Grace Brethren North America Missions .gbnam. GCM . Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach. and to help establish new churches and faith communities.htm Short-term and long-term missionaries.html Use simple. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada . Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development. GCM works with churches to plant healthy. General Board of Global Ministries .fimi. George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources.org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade.reachmore.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch. and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth. One of the most effective forms of evangelism is church planting.the power of Acts made visible again.Church Planting www.ReachMORE www.com/pattersonchurchplanting.
or the restoration. incredible things happen. Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. House Church Central 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.house2house. 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. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries. International Pentacostal Holiness Church . home-based church planting movements. but also train others to plant home churches that multiply. This support network includes financial help. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions.Church Planting . training events and cutting-edge materials. How to Get Involved. train.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth. The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine.Evangelism USA www.asp Their mission is to assess.iphc. prayed for and encouraged. books.weplantchurches. and this website. 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.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting. and Faith-Based Ministries. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview. a source for solid.hccentral.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www.ibcpa. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting. but rather to lift up its alternative. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church. coached. newsletters.org/evusa/chrplant. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church. etc.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. Christian theology.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds. d 56 .
midwestbap.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100.bgcmideast.000 by the early dawn of the New Century. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather. called to carry out the Great Commission. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up. Support Development Guidelines.mennonitechurch.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.org/view2. so that members are nourished in the faith. 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. www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures.com www.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years. new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50. Midwest Greenhouse www. Mennonite Church Canada . tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site. Writing your Project Proposal.lcms. 57 .org. It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest.org/pages/default. Link2Lead. and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States./cp/cp.Board for Black Ministry Services www. etc. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod . Through regular consultations and grants. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry.link2lead. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations.Church Planting Resources www. Mideast Baptist Conference . Midwest Baptist Church . It is brought to you by Percept. 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. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community.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. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site.midwestgreenhouse.Church Planting www.asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God.yourjourney. in churching a whole city and a region.cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=. a people reaching across the street and around the world.cfm Check out resources.Outreach & Church Planting www.com Link2Lead.
coaching. Drama Tools. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www. No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in.mislinks. Missionary Church . Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www. and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides. Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources. Discipleship Tools. They focus on developing.Church Planting www. Ministry Tools.org/church/chplant. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America.com/churchplant. spouses and coaches of planters. Missionary Church USA . Small Group Tools. there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites.mcflorida. but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders. pastors. strengthen. 58 . Church Planting and Missions. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ.cmamultiply. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage. Church Planting Tools.Florida District www. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. Church Tools.org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches.ministrymaker.Church Multiplication www.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center . The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples. The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters.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. or if you want help in developing a new ministry.pcanet.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches.htm At the MisLinks website.org/church_multiplication/home.org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting. under church planting. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www. Legal Issues.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www.html If you want more power in your ministry.openbiblecentral.org/planting/planting.mcusa. Restart Tools.
Inc.org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch. and empowering.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary. encouragement. Through research. Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. both new and existing churches.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches . in order to fulfill the Great Commission. and supporting church-starting centers around the world.org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. New Church Initiatives. Their team is representative of the whole church. teaching.ncdnetwork.naccc. They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible. committed to the cause of Jesus Christ. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www. National Vision www. spiritually grounded group of servant leaders.nationalministries. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts. New Church Ministry Team www.startingachurch. www. National Ministries . 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally. how. networking. There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. and they assist churches with their meeting house. church planters. Providing the answers to what.Congregational Church Development www. They assist those wishing to plant new churches. and when will propel you in the direction you desire. The team is well versed in New Church work.newchurchministry. the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. and equipping church planters.New Church Planting www. motivating existing churches.newchurchinitiatives. serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA). The mission of NCI is to start healthy. d 59 . reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church.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. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally. NCI is a nonprofit.com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women.
NewStart .nextchurch.namb. congregational growth and vitality.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters. to initiate and support the multiplication of new. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions.NewChurchSpecialties. It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ. NextChurch www. and denominations in evangelism.html North American Mission Board .www. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. disciple-making churches. in one easy-to-get-to website. NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones. demographics. and church planting. congregations.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www. and providing NewStart. Biblically faithful.net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches.nazarenenewchurches. Whether your need is dollars.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net . Several tools at this site. ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University. they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn.nextchurch.youresource. and minister to persons in the name of Christ. They have put together.org/index. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church.org/links/manuals.newchurchnet. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ.com/church_planting_web_page. 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.Church of the Nazarene .org This site focuses on resourcing leaders. or designing your strategy or administrative detail. Most of their work has been in urban settings. some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches. New Life Ministries www. New York Church Planting Resources www.html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources .com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches.Church Planting Group www.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www.” d d 60 .newlifeministries-nlm.org NewStart is an intentional effort to equip and resource the Church of the Nazarene for starting new churches. consulting districts and denominations. they have put together a church planting website. start New Testament congregations.
reproducing churches around the country. Northwest Church Planting www. It includes Strength Assessment. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique. North American Baptist Conference . They have many events to identify.org/discplesathome/churchplanting.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences.nwbaptist.Church Planting Manual . training programs.nadei.Church Planting www.nabconference.org/anglo_church_starting.New Churches www. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches. and Deployment and Coaching. 61 . An application is available at this site. they work cooperatively with local churches. and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people. NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy. seminaries and denominations.churchplanter. Oregon.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. reproductive churches.org/glocal/church%20planting.com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing. train and nurture church planters. North American Division Evangelism Institute www. http://nscc. To accomplish this. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom.Church Planting Resources www.net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools. developing.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board . They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training.northwoodchurch. reproductive churches.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington.evergence. North Shore Christian Centre . Training and Development.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.html Through its own Church-Starting Center. They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. NorthWood Church – Church Starting www. and Northern Idaho.com/list. and deploying leaders to start healthy.namb.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention .
One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links.com www. plantachurch.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. The Quest www.thequestcolumbus. training information and more. Pastornet – Church Planting www. d 62 .com This site offers access to assessment.org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years. how to become a church planter.com/links/church_planting. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church.opc. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net. growth.com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.Church Planting Manual .org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. They center on House Churches.outreach.htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research.cfm A church planting introduction.htm New church development webpage.redeemer2. Outreach North America www. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www. Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church .outreachnorthamerica. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities.org/churchplanting/index. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world. planting and transitional ministry resources. strategic planning.pastornet. coaching.com/rucpc/index. Presbyterian Church USA . as an overseeing elder.pcusa.Online www.plantachurch. and in cooperation with other congregations. Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. OH.Evangelism and Church Development www. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada. training.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement. support the total denominational outreach. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community.
STADIA .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. The preparation Re:source offers will help things to progress more quickly – and smoothly. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement.New Church Strategies www. Revelation. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.nbcsbc. Resources for Church Planters www. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God. Pioneer.snu.org/missionsresources/churchplanters. OK http://home. using simple day-to-day language. Cornerstone network. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative. They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ. It was developed by Howard Culbertson. Startchurch. including the planting of new churches.plantchurch.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America . StartCHURCH.htm This website has resources for studying church growth. Church Mission Society.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. The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church. NGM. Salvation Army and Tribal Training.com Startchurch. Bethany. Building Financing and Planning information. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations.com www.org/growth/multiply/index. 63 .org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona. New Generation church.resourcechurchplanting.Church Growth www. Southwest Church Planting Network www. and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life. professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University.fs/chgrowth. Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals.startchurch.stadia.edu/~hculbert.php The Vision for Multiplication.com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting. New Mexico. Oklahoma and Texas. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual.rca.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before.cc Do you believe that God may be calling you to plant a church? STADIA wants to help you clarify that call.
Victory Churches of the United States www. Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter. UIM International .org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors.org/churchplant. 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. So.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting.htm A great source of church planting information and support.victoryusa. mergers. visit this site. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new.nbcsbc. As we read the book of Acts.vineyardusa.holstonconference. equip and empower Christian ministers.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices. relocation. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church. d 64 .Church Planting www.touchusa. and new services of worship in existing churches.The Cell Group People www. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups. They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www.uim.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www. Or to put it another way. both clergy and lay. 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. United Methodist Church . As a church planting movement.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples. SBC.Church Planting www. ThinkCoach http://norbert. VineyardUSA . TOUCH Outreach .ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts.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. indigenous faith communities through planting.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage. group leaders and members to transform their lives.
Their strategy is determined by.Church Planting www. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches.vision-ministries. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches.com/churchplanting.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world. and a message board. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches.world-team. Xpansion newsletters. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. Ask other planters how they did this or that.htm At this website. books. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives. Xpansion Ministries www. mentoring.xpansion.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada . A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www.com Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Church Planting Coaches is an international network of experienced cross-cultural church planters and frontier missionaries who are providing coaching.org World Impact is a nationwide. World Team Canada www.org/planting. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations. 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. this purpose and culminates in church planting. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources.org/resources. interdenominational. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.worldimpact. World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. The Visionary .missionresources. 65 . World Christian Resource Directory www. There is information. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. how you should deal with other issues. and more. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel. resources and an application form available at this site. and strives to achieve. online cell tracking.gycm. a church planting model.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv. links. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known.
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and generational change issues. strategic planning. staffing. Inc.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth.org The American Society for Church Growth (ASCG) is an international organization which seeks to provide a networking system for those individuals or organizations associated with church growth. founded in 1987.com The Church Growth Network. Church Central www. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches.mcintoshcgn. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people. 68 . d Church Growth Institute www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church. The McIntosh Church Growth Network www. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www. adding a new service.org Provides practical tools for leadership.churchgrowth. creating an entry path for visitors.churchgrowth.ascg.churchcentral. evangelism and church growth.org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.netresults.net Church growth consultant Dr. www.
d d The Foundation Center www. and individual donors. successful grant applications probably mean more to the universe than something published in an obscure literary magazine.grantsmart. It has all kinds of information from grants and assistance from the government for nonprofits to tax information and much more.fdncenter. it’s on FirstGov. Fundsnet Services Online www. They have numerous discussion lists. They have gathered data about private foundation activities that may be of interest to grantseekers. Many links.com www. organizing. print and electronic publications.gov. You’ll find a rich treasure of online information. They do this by: Collecting. services and resources. many leadingedge eNewsletters and CharityNews updates. five library/learning centers.shtml Whatever you want or need from the U.com This is a site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff. government. First Gov. Learn some sophisticated strategies for turning your organization’s grand vision into concrete language with the benefits quantified and the objectives measurable. 69 . d GrantSmart.org www.S. proposal preparation may lack the creative delights of writing fiction. It hopes to help to encourage informed decisionmaking and diversification in funding.org GrantSmart is an informational and interactive resource center for and about the nonprofit community. and communicating information on U.com Serving 100. and a national network of Cooperating Collections.gov http://firstgov.org The Foundation Center’s mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. 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. They would like you to find the grant writing process an exciting and pleasant experience.grantproposal.S. Grant Proposal. Although.gov/Business/Nonprofit.fundsnetservices. at times.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Charity Channel http://charitychannel.000+ Nonprofit-sector professionals.com A website dedicated to helping finding funding. philanthropic organizations.
The Grantsmanship Center www. They enjoy the privilege of serving thousands of churches and ministries nationwide. writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. planned giving and endowments. five-day workshop.raisingmoremoney. TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants.com Raising More Money trains nonprofit organizations of all types. providing tested and authoritative solutions and answers that are ministry specific! Nonprofit guides www.com Freeing those in ministry from business distractions. grant writing and direct mail and the “new reality” of major gifts.com For more than 30 years. First offered in 1972 and continuously updated.tgci. More than 70. Raising More Money provides organizations with a whole new way of going about their fund-raising efforts. which now includes a full year of valuable membership services. capital campaigns. TGCI has been the world’s leading source of grantsmanship training and grant information.npguides.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites Ministry Business Services www. People tell us that this approach bridges the gap between the “old reality” dependence on special events.org Grant writing tools for nonprofit organizations.mbsinc. TGCI . d 70 . Raising More Money www.000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended their demanding. sizes and locations in building a selfsustaining system for raising funds from individuals. Ministry Business Services’ goal is to provide information and resources for those involved in Christian ministry.
on-line study courses. in society and in the workplace. and develop and mentor others. are found in churches of all denominations and sizes across the U. Congregational Resources www. How to develop individuals. www. They are of all ages and ethnicities. pastors. CoachNet www.S.uk Helping leaders be leaders ― in the church. discussion forums on a wide variety of ministry topics.leadnet. churches etc. Pdf downloads available in 6 languages. enable organizations. 71 . John Mark Ministries This is a website devoted to assisting churches. Other resources: Bible studies. and powerful. It searches for innovative church leaders who find themselves both immersed in and excited by the tumultuous change of this age.coachnet. The website has: Free tools to help leaders form a vision.injoy. One of the most unique web-based training and communication tools of its kind.org CoachNet® is an on-line tool for Christian leaders. interactive on-line coaching tools.com John Maxwell offers some great practical leadership tools. leaders and their spouses.pastornet. build and refresh their skills.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites LEADERSHIP Christian Leadership World www. leadership and prayer.au/jmm/ Leadership Network www. Data on Christian population. and Canada.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.congregationalresources.teal. links. d d Injoy www. influence society By country data to help leaders plan strategically. These leaders. though few in number. Check out your leadership style with their on-line indicator.org.net.org Leadership Network is an advance scout for the emerging church. book reviews. lead teams. CoachNet has a built-in reference library with hundreds of valuable resources.
com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done. research articles. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity.pastors. read interviews.jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church. Simultaneously.cmalliance.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books. Online Rev.tentmakersym. It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry.Church Leadership Academy http://web2. Christ-centered Training for Pastors.zondervanchurchsource. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace. it’s obvious that times are changing quickly.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries . and we must evaluate things more often in our churches. People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives.org/ncm/cla/cla.html Building Leaders for the Church. The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective. and Laity. 72 .org/web/nehemiah.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches. ministers. Tentmakers . d d Zondervan Church Source www.Nehemiah Leadership Institute www.com www.onlinerev.com www. In our postmodern world. Pastors. Youth Ministers. Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry. plus.
social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public.pbs. but thrive. and congregational leaders.html This website provides written articles and other bibliographic resources that will benefit. inspire. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly PBS www. students. connect and equip. and worship. teach and encourage rural pastors and laity in their ministry to small town and remote congregations. By bringing together a community of scholars. fellowship.com/connect/seven.edu/index.edu/phpbin/ccrd/index. outreach.bu. Church Business www.net This is the new home of articles and research that pastors need in these fast changing times. teachers.ohiou.edu/~xx042/r_ctr/r_ctr. Hartford Institute for Religion Research http://hirr. Research-based strategies for nurturing more publicly-engaged congregations help future religious leaders find creative methods for helping congregations not only survive.churchbusiness. d 73 .pastornet. they are committed to providing quality.html On the Hartford Institute website. This is the entry site to all sorts of publications and articles by many well-known authors. service. prayer.org/wnet/religionandethics Seven Foundations of Church Ministry www.hartsem. stewardship.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites d ONLINE ARTICLES Center for Congregational Research and Development http://www.php?keyword_id%5B%5D=2&Submit=Browse The central activity of the Center for Congregational Research and Development is contextual theological research.seorf. Their purpose is to inform. Pastor’s Study www.dsp Articles and resources for the key ministry areas that every church has in common — education. 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. d d Christianity Today www.christianitytoday.com This is the official website of the Christianity Today International. Center for Rural Church Leadership http://www.com Provides solutions and strategies for Today’s Churches.forministry.
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apart from listing times of meetings. for Ministry www. management and design. make changes.saintlife.net/guide/resources/church-pages. Take Your Church Plant to the Web New Life Ministries www. d Church Websites America http://www.forministry. or update. or maintain it with no technology skill at all. ministries information.church-websites-america. 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. and relief projects around the world. calendar. prayer and more. state-ofthe-art content management software.matt28hosting.net/guide. And it’s free. Now imagine anyone on your staff having the ability to update the site. small groups meetings.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WEBPAGES Guidelines for Starting Church Web Pages www. This is their ministry to Christians online . an easy church website.htm d 77 .php Church websites can be an integral part of a church’s outreach to the community and beyond. the majority of church websites.org/online/church_plant_web1.com Equipping the church online for ministry This site gives you everything you need to get your church up and running online: site templates. Church Websites America is a simple. Church Websites . cost-effective way to launch. The purpose of Matt28 Hosting is to raise support for missions.com/ Are you tired of your church website constantly becoming out of date? Is your church’s website working for you.com Matt 28 Hosting is a web services company offering a wide range of services from website hosting. This page offers a range of strategies that will help to reach outsiders. Matt28 Website Hosting www. humanitarian aid.newlifeministries-nlm. The site would be used by your members to keep connected to each other through mail lists.htm Tips and things to know when setting up a church website. However. does not take the needs of nonChristian site visitors into account and fail to use the potential of this medium.a special opportunity www.gospelcom. 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. and hosting.enabling you to bring your church ministry to the World Wide Web.
so that they may enhance their corporate worship expression spontaneously.mplc.html Worship resources for you and your group. d d 78 .” Church Video Licensing International www. They compliment any message.com/index2. and dramas. sermon.highwayvideo. worship and ministry relevant! Using PowerPoint in Worship http://churchmedia. The Church Copyright License service began in 1984 when the pastor first became aware of the Copyright Law in response to a copyright crisis. Not produced to answer the question. and interpretive/music videos. In January 1985. conveniently. or small group. They are dedicated to equipping pastors worldwide in excellence in preaching. SermonCentral is the world’s leader in sermon resources and research.com CCLI wants to encourage the spirit of worship through music to the local church collectively and to Christians individually. WholeHearted Worship www. SermonCentral www.net/CMU/upiw/tutorial/index. illustrations.com Highway Videos are culturally relevant videos to be used in ministry.ccli.. they began to develop a “permission of use” concept. Videos consist of film-shorts in the form of comedies. whereby churches could obtain blanket permission for specific copying activities.htm Pastors can use portions of movies to illustrate sermon points Youth groups can view the latest video Educational classes can use video for teaching and training And more. Highway Videos fit seamlessly into your discussion. and make convicting teaching. “man-on-the-street” documentaries. but to pose the question.htm A PowerPoint tutorial. affordably.wholeheartedworship. and legally. which he labeled “non-commercial.000 free sermons.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WORSHIP AIDES AlternativeWorship.com/index.alternativeworship.sermoncentral.com Search 500.org www..org The aims of this site are to: Provide you with a single point of contact for Alternative Worship sites worldwide Direct you to resources for understanding what Alternative Worship is (and is not) Route you through to places where you can get resources that will help you and those with you to create Alternative Worship of your own Church Copyright Licensing International www. Highway Video www.
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