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and needy. and die. Schaller Abingdon Press. and fulfilling the vision of the missionary church planter. Big Dreams in Small Places By Tom Nebel www. student. raise their families. 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. vibrant. (September 1.churchsmart. (January 1997) Answers the question “Why start new churches?” and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. leadership and effective communication of the gospel in message and lifestyle.com/product. make friends. Jr. H. responding to. They represent a huge mission field that is ripe for a relevant gospel witness.. 1997) Baptist Church Planting is a primer for answering questions about starting a Baptist church. It’s a place of tradition. Faith Baptist Church. Baptist Church Planting by Rev. work. This book is written to inspire. any missionary.cfm?productid=2 For millions of Americans. Themes opened up include church planting. 44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle E. (January 1993) Not in Print. guidance. healthy. Not in Print. thematic approach to the Book of Acts. evangelistic preaching. American Mosaic: Church Planting in Ethnic America by Oscar I. progressive. relatives and friends. 3 . wonderful. or church planter will find the practical style of the book very helpful defining.Baptist Book Stores. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches. (April 2002) This book is an inspiring.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. Shelton Cole. Romo Baptist Sunday School Board . small towns are places to live. Though it is written from an independent Baptist perspective.. Most small communities are typically secure. authentic. May your heart begin to beat a little faster for such an adventure as you read these pages. Each theme is applied directly to modern church life and to the relationship between the church and today’s world.
and more. study. It describes how home churches can be formed. Tucker. It includes a do’s and don’ts list for cell churches. many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing. (January 1.com A Church Planter’s Dream by David Norris.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Cell-Driven Church: Realizing the Harvest by Billy Hornsby Winds of Fire. Bethany World Prayer Center. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small.Bookstores. Inc.. and how networks of home churches can develop. It also includes practical A-to-Z information from “why cells?” to actual operation of a cell meeting. It examines issues and offers practical suggestions for their resolution.Bookstores. October 1992 Order at www. Illustrated by Tim Agnew Word Aflame Press. committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray. how they should grow. (November 1992) A concise guide for starting a new church. May 1983 Order at www. Not in Print. Grayson L. “how-to” format highlights the most important strategies to employ.Baptist Book Stores. 2000) This book will provide you with an insider’s look at a very successful American cell church. Julia Banks Hendrickson Publishers. and share their lives. sing. financial planning. (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. Church Planning Guide Mainstay Church Resources.. Church Multiplication Guide: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad by George Patterson. nurturing.com A Church Planning Questionnaire: Manual & Discoveries from 100 Churches by Grayson L. October 1997 Order at www. including location evaluation. (August 1. 4 .com The Church Planter’s Handbook by Larry L. The Church Comes Home is a handbook for those interested in home churches. Lewis Baptist Sunday School Board . Not in Print. building design. The Church Comes Home: Building Community and Mission through Home Churches by Robert Banks. The easy-to-read. in addition to teaching and worship. Richard Scoggins Gabriel Resources. and discipleship. 1998) In our modern dislocated society. eat. Tucker Jr.Bookstores.
Not in Print. (July 1991) Faircloth. a former missionary to Europe and Portugal. maps out a strategy for producing churches that reproduce themselves. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories. It calls believers to a new dimension in discipleship. (March 1. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest: A Comprehensive Guide by C. June 1998 Order at www. practical ideas. Baker Books includes an 11x17 PERT chart as a reference.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books The Church Planter’s Training Manual by Fred King Christian Publications Not in Print. Peter Wagner Regal Books. and real-world experiences.com Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Dr. It’s an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. But it is much more than a new strategy for evangelism. Faircloth Baker Book House. growth and organization. Not in print. Church Planting: A Study of Westmoreland Nonconformity by Alan P.Bookstores. he develops a PERT chart to evaluate program effectiveness. He describes the various phases of church planting (preparatory. 2004) Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. 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. (December 1990) C. Sell Wipf & Stock Publishers. and reproduction). Charles Chaney Tyndale House Pub. pioneer. d d 5 . He also demonstrates the challenge of the growth stage. Bible-based look at the possibilities of reaching the lost in America for Christ. Church Planting from the Ground Up by Tom Jones College Press Publishing Company. (April 1982) This is a practical. Church Planting for Reproduction by Samuel D.
Nelson Kraybill Herald Pr. 1999) One in every six churches in the United States is African-American. urban planners. You’ll find out how to: Shape a vision to guide your church. E. with power and relevance. Cox. (July 1. Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done. this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology. you will discover what it takes to overcome the odds facing church planters in the African-American community. Stuart notes that far too little attention has been paid by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. Impact families with the Gospel. J. Francis. Church Planting in the African-American Community offers practical. 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.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Church Planting in the African American Community By Michael J. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church determines the message it will proclaim. the unchanging Gospel to our changing AfricanAmerican culture? Drawing from his wealth of experience. Church Planting Movements booklet by David Garrison (condensed version) International Mission Board (Southern Baptist) Bibles being bought as soon as they’re printed. Church Planting in the African-American Context by Hozell C. and others. (2002) In this valuable resource for church planters.org/index. Joe Samuel Ratliff Judson Press. Both speak of the hunger worldwide being satisfied by God’s Word. So. evangelists. February 2002 Order at www. Transcend cultural dividing lines. http://resources. community activists. (February 2001) Essentially. Cox and Ratliff will take you on a journey of discovery that will lead you to develop a theology and strategy for church planting. Form plans to realize your vision. Church Planting in the Book of Acts by Malcolm Webber Pioneer Books. Hozell Francis gives you both the theory and practice for raising up a church in today’s black community.com Church Planting: Laying Foundations by Stuart Murray. One-panel vignettes and Scripture breeze you through this quick-read booklet. Francis Zondervan.imb. Develop an effective core of leaders.Bookstores. Scores of people lining up to be baptized. H.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/18. given the church’s central role in the black community. why is the number of unchurched African-Americans increasing? How can you plant a church that proclaims.htm d 6 . Cultivate strong community ties. Whether you are already involved in the process of sponsoring a new church plant or just considering a first step in the adventure.
7 . principles and processes of establishing a whole Church. Timothy M. He presents the theology. (January 2003) This Bible study takes a look how the early church spread the gospel and compares their approach to today’s methods for church growth. (October 1. and whole city effort targeting the goal of transforming communities. Mannoia Light & Life Communications. covering such subjects as “Why Plant Churches?.” “Use Me to Heal My City.D. Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. (1998) This book contains more than 20 chapters.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. as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church. Greenway. 1999) The author presents a compelling and strategic process for mobilizing the Church to reach the urban centers of America.htm Church Planting: The Next Generation by Kevin W. Church-Planting Voices By Michael Noel Christian Publications.. Douglas Porter Beacon Hill Press. written by church planters. Lord.cfm/fa/prod/ProdID/17.imb. 2nd edition (May 2000) Peppered with practical. Not in Print. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier by Roger S. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and emphasizes the vital importance of this field of ministry. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you. and beyond. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation by Jack Dennison Gabriel Resources. grows and faces challenges. http://resources.org/index. Ph. Learn how such a movement begins. 2nd edition (December 1994) Introduces systems for multiplying churches. Monsma Baker Book House. Towns.” Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting by Elmer L.” “To Go Where No Church Has Gone Before. experiential illustrations. whole Gospel. that’s a church-planting movement.” “Attention Shoppers.
warns Easum ― it will disappear like the dinosaur! Arguing that many long-standing ministry methods “no longer work. Rob Lewin Gospel Light. All of the book’s lessons are short. informative. and from all external appearances. 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. seems to be losing! Whereas once we were senders of missionaries in the world. or refer to them every time the unexpected pops up (which is more often than not). Cultivating a Life for God takes an in-depth look at a tool called Life Transformation Groups and explains how this tool can release the awesome power of multiplication in your church. Not in Print. Cultivating a Life for God By Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources and CMA Resources The church of Jesus Christ in North America is at war.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.” this book is a practical. Schaller Abingdon Press. inspirational. (1993) If the church doesn't modernize the way it ministers to today's world. Then they look forward and wrestle with the timeless challenge of applying the basic scriptural principles and insights to a modern people. Dancing With Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile and Hurting World By William Easum Abingdon Press. but we will need to get back the power that spread the gospel across the globe in the first century. supportive and.” There is hope. So you can use them to pre-plan your goals.” Easum challenges us to change the way we present the gospel ― so contemporary society understands it. Stutzman Herald Pr. (2003) If you want to plant a church. Learn how to plant a culturally relevant congregation that makes a difference! Effective Church Planning by Lyle E. real-world guide to successful church planting ― credible. We can still fulfill the great commission in this generation.000-year-old roots. 100 percent problem-solving oriented. Shenk. d 8 . Schaller offers seven basic factors for translating important concepts from the behavioral sciences into terms that can be used for effectively solving church problems. 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. pithy and to the point. done that. we are now a mission field in desperate need of the gospel. (June 1979) Lyle E. The authors constantly look back to the New Testament for models of church planting. Ervin R. you need to dream big. (July 1988) This book is a modern book with 2.
newchurches. how to plan strategically.com/resources/Getting_a_Church_Started_student_manual[ETowns. this book presents a dynamic. Herron discusses characteristics and methods of successful church planters. Getting a Church Started by Elmer L. Towns Church Growth Institute. Instead. Hodges Moody Press Not in Print. and how to pray strategically. Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting is a book to be read. how to plant a Gen X church.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books d Expanding God’s Kingdom through Church Planting by Fred Herron Writer’s Showcase Press. we must focus on building relationships with our young adults.pdf Great Commission Church Planting Strategy By Michael R. employs concepts of the best church growth authorities. Estep Beacon Hill Press The book underscores the dynamic of the timeless strategy of Christ and His apostles.” Friends by Ralph Moore Gospel Light. It presents God’s heart for kingdom expansion planting local churches. but never an easy task. (March 1998) Starting a church is exciting. Not in Print. strategic planning. churches that plant churches. and what the Bible says about Generation X. and denominational or post-denomination leaders. schools that teach church planting. effective plan for planting churches. how to develop a small group ministry that appeals to Gen X. Like pioneering families. The miracle of birth is just as evident in church planting as when a child is born. Ralph Moore challenges the Baby Boomers to do just that ― and he provides the tools we need to do so. But new programs alone aren’t going to do the job. reaching the lost. Common pitfalls are also discussed. A Guide to Church Planting by Melvin L. Online at www. He addresses such issues as how Gen X sees the world. structuring for disciple-making and developing leaders. (February 2003) Using a biblical. The world is not hospitable to soul-winning. (1996) The future of the Church depends on how successfully we reach the highly influential Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1982). It almost seems that if they are too financially prosperous. their vitality is not equal to the task. strategic plan. re-read and shared. Most new churches begin with inadequate facilities and limited resources. Also included are keys to effective church planting. It deserves a “front row seat” on a bookshelf. Herron writes. 9 . and gives examples of how new works succeed. the greatest victories are won only against the most threatening foes. gathering the core group. “This book was written to provide a high-quality guidebook for church planters. how to transition a Boomer church to a Gen X church. He thoroughly diagrams how a potential church planter can survey a community with the intent of developing a heart for the community.
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.. leadership training. Hiebert. 10 . The authors study four types of societies with differences that affect receptivity to evangelism and church planting. no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. Evangelism and church planting strategies. a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God’s desire for the Church. Larry Kreider House To House Publications This manual contains the tools you need. Whether it is what we know as “Church” from the last five years or last five hundred years.. Not in Print. It is ideal for those interested in church planting and church growth and offers much-needed information on the subject. a Practical Journey by Charles Brock Church Growth Intl. and Urban Societies by Paul G. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation. Peasant. spiritual parenting. many may see it as a reforming of old ideals. mistakes to avoid. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band. if they are to succeed. Tribal. must take that group interaction into account. John Jackson (March 2002) Helping You Build Cell Churches By Brian Sauder. Liquid Church by Pete Ward Hendrickson Publishers. It is filled with practical ideas and applications from an author who knows church planting firsthand. Indigenous Church Planting. He presents the case for the reformation of the Church’s existence. (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. In this book. it is time to bring the Church to the people.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books High Impact Church Planting: You Can Lead a Harvest Directed Ministry by Dr. 2001) Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the Church. Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson Authentic Media. In a world where the Church is being ignored. (March 6. church government. Eloise Hiebert Meneses Baker Book House. Wolfgang Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. Many may see this book as radical.. (March 1990) This book is a classic for those interested in starting churches that are culturally relevant. and not the people to the Church. (December 2002) This book makes an important contribution to the debates concerning post modernity and mission and post modernity and the church. Inc. it is a biblical blueprint for cell ministry including reaching out. but all who read it will be challenged in their Churching and have their priorities refocused in a life-changing way.
Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. strategic planning. Hesselgrave.com/church. biblical..matt28. This second edition draws on more recent literature. and phase out a church plant. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. B. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. targeting. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. Harvie M. to develop. 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. many charts. 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. organizing his essays around research. d 11 . Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St. Tim Chester. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. (June 1962) This classic study of Paul’s missionary work focuses not on the apostle’s doctrine or character but on the method by which he accomplished his task. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. Throughout. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today.htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. In addition. oversee. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. This volume provides a practical. graphs. offers refined arguments. thorough. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2nd Edition by David J. and inspirational corrective. Buy this online at www. 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.
but in nothing like its 20th century form. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Kinder It by Roland Allen Wipf & Stock Publishers. This book emphasizes the importance of a ministry’s core values. 2nd edition (July 1998) Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the 21st Century . and strategy. Ellis Inter-Varsity Press. Part Three deals with specifics: What kind of leadership structure? How should a new church gear itself for growth? Etc. a Comprehensive Handbook by Martin Robinson. “So. the authors tell us how we can learn the principles that will help our churches grow.. Practical Guide to Church Planting by Roger McNamara Baptist Mid-Missions. Planting New Churches by Francis Jackson Redford Baptist Sunday School Board . Not in Print.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs. and if we value reaching the unchurched.Baptist Book Stores.” Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today. Peter Wagner that. if we know that new churches reach more people.. Radical Church Planting by R. mission. Joe Aldrich Baker Book House. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer Broadman & Holman Publishers. The authors believe that our theology shapes our actions. Part One offers a theological rationale and an historical context for church planting. Part Two shows how to ask the right questions. (December 1985) Not in Print. (June 1979) Not in print.’ Church planting is gaining new attention because it is a biblical method that works. (May 1997) 12 . ‘The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches. we must agree with C.. The creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success. (1992) With contributing chapters from Richard and Sandy Millar. and that an informed understanding will help us develop a suitable approach. (June 2003) On a per capita basis. (1992) This book tackles two tasks. Not in Print. Stuart Christine Monarch Publications. Part Two and Three offer practical help. new churches win more people to Christ than established churches. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included and new chapter-end checklist aid in review.
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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. now available in paperback. Gangel begins with the foundations of the administrative process and then focuses on the vocational Christian leader-pastor. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity. mission. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. style. 16 .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. 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 . organization of work. Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary by Aubrey Malphurs Kregel Publications. principal. (2000) Every church and Christian organization has a leadership and administrative team. and strategy. and long-range planning. addresses this key component to effective ministry. Kenneth O. But how well is that team functioning? Feeding and Leading.values. goal setting. president. Gangel Baker Book House. vision.
and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard Thomas Nelson. he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation. Ellas Center for Church Growth. Fly Fishing. Birth. (January 1. but by removing barriers to growth. healthy congregations. MacNair Baker Book House. Dog Training. A wealth of church growth insights are made understandable and usable. Special attention is given to presenting effective growth strategies for middle-size and small groups. By identifying eight characteristics of growing. any church can grow to its natural God-given size. Care and Feeding of the Local Church by D. (May 1999) In this landmark book. 1990) You will discover in this book a proven model of ministry that can help your church grow.J. (April 1991) Not all churches are meant to be large ones.Baptist Book Stores. Each chapter offers clear and helpful insights into what the typical well-established congregation is doing that promotes growth or contributes to decline. the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities. This need and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth. Not in Print. Ellas Center for Church Growth. d 17 . Church Growth Through Groups: Strategies for Varying Levels of Christian Community by John W. (January 1994) Here is a book that can help congregations establish years of research with growing and declining churches. 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. building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church. 2002) Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry that can be implemented by a church of any size. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth by Ken Hemphill Baptist Sunday School Board .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH GROWTH The Antioch Effect: 8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Churches by Ken Hemphill Broadman & Holman Publishers. (June 1978) Not in Print. Clear Choices for Churches: Trends Among Growing and Declining Churches of Christ by John W. (May 14.
Paul Sorenson WaterBrook Press. Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works. Caldwell and Kallestad sprinkle in stories of their own successes and setbacks as they parse the definition of entrepreneurial faith.” 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. McIntosh Baptist Sunday School Board . and Kallestad’s largely white Community Church of Joy has pioneered outreach to the “unchurched” in suburban Phoenix. Out of his experience. Keeping Them: Effective Strategies for Evangelism and Assimilation in the Local Church by Glen Martin (Contributor). (August 1996) Entrepreneurial Faith: Launching Bold Initiatives to Expand God’s Kingdom by Walt Kallestad. They must learn to meet the challenges of the present and upcoming generation quickly. (January 1992) Gary McIntosh and Glen Martin have distilled the complex formulae of church growth and retention theory into concepts that are comprehensible to non-experts with a view toward recruiting the church at large in the work of evangelism and discipling. and presentations has come the material for this book. has made its Houston neighborhood a hub of economic development. Dying for Change is not intended to be a simple formula for success. research.” Each is pastor of an innovative church. 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 . Caldwell and Kallestad provide a model of how to dream big and do the hard work to make those dreams come true. and What Doesn't by Thom Rainer Broadman & Holman Publishers. (September 1998) A recent survey of America’s Protestant churches estimates that 85% have plateaued or are declining in membership.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Dying for Change by Leith Anderson Bethany House. Leith Anderson has successfully guided his own church through a process of extraordinary growth and change. Gary L. The rapid and complex changes transforming Western society have left many churches and ministry organizations teetering between ineffectiveness and extinction. Finding Them. The idea of entrepreneurship is often associated with money-fixated “wheeler-dealers. Change is extremely difficult but absolutely necessary. At a time when many churches are seeking to make a difference in their communities. Windsor Village United Methodist Church. 2004) Caldwell and Kallestad want church leaders to transcend “status-quo ministry. KirbyJon Caldwell. (July 20.Baptist Book Stores Not in Print. Caldwell’s largely African-American congregation.Baptist Book Stores. d 18 .
but to come into the presence of a God who leads us out into the world. (October 1997) No matter how many services your church has. Leith Anderson Baker Book House. The authors pinpoint vision and “ranching” as the key issues in breaking most small-church growth barriers. In a series of sweeping insights into congregational life and contemporary culture. Packed with statistics and peppered with suggestions upon moving congregations to a fresh mission focus. In Search of the Unchurched: Why People Don’t Join Your Congregation by Alan C. adding a new style service will help you reach new people. Bringing to bear many combined years experience of mission. they unpack the reasons behind the decline of the western church. Klaas No. small-membership churches are concerned only with survival. and die for a number of reasons. It’s much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Healing Spiritual Amnesia: Remembering What It Means to Be the Church by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. 2004) There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. Churches stagnate. changing neighborhoods. How to Start a New Service: Your Church Can Reach New People by Charles Arn. Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith question whether many in the church really know how to change that reality. while denominational churches are dying. this book is aimed mainly at church leaders. suburban churches care only about endless programming and “spiritual entertainment”. worship. How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. (July 1.alban.” 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. ministry to the unchurched. They have forgotten their mission to reach out to those who do not know God in Christ.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. They have forgotten that we worship. Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by John Robinson. This book answers all the questions you will have. George. and more. Dwight Smith. decline. Ted Engstrom Baker Book House. (February 1993) Growth comes when effective leadership and delegation skills are working hand-in-hand. not to feel comfortable and safe. Martin Robinson Monarch. downtown churches are doomed to decay. Whatever kernel of truth such analyses might contain. Nixon maps a course that will help churches remember who they are and for whom they exist. they miss the actual point. but principally because they have forgotten who they are. Warren Bird.org/BookDetails. 19 . Included are helpful worksheets to guide the process and evaluate results of your planning. (January 1. 2004) It is depressingly common to read in the press of the declining church in the West. Paul Nixon calls this failure of memory “spiritual amnesia. the erosion of “Christendom” in the West and embrace the challenge to reverse that decline. nondenominational churches are growing. AL173 – Alban Institute http://www.
history. (May 1. and mission of the church God has saved for you alone. successful church in methods. (July 1999) In a world that’s changing so fast. 2003) You will never find the full meaning of your church or the pathway to a healthy. growing church. new purpose. or spiritual gifts then this book is not for you. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans. we need a little help in making sure the church stays on course. 20 . You will only find the full understanding of your church’s life and mission in the heart of God and His will for you. McIntosh Fleming H Revell Co. or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. developing disciples instead of church members. nature. author. 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. 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. (Ken Blanchard) The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes. 3rd edition (September 1996) Schwarz does an extensive scientific study on what makes churches grow. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church by Gary L. but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size. location. no matter what their size. 2003) In this provocative book. Schwarz ChurchSmart Resources. This easy-to-read parable will help us bring out the best in our churches. 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. Success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods. fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership. If you don’t think scientific research can be effective at measuring intangible things like spirituality. and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world.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. consultant. resources. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. (September 19. conferences. and new ideas. Gary McIntosh’s new book One Size Doesn’t Fit All is helpful to the small or large church trying to grow. or overhead transparencies. focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs. The research shows 8 quality characteristics of a 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. “If your church is healthy. Healthy. discipleship. 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. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love.” writes Rick Warren.” “Go and make disciples. and evangelism. “growth will occur naturally.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health.” And those purposes can only be accomplished. (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. d 21 . (May 1. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. In the pages of this far-sighted. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. 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. A church that is engaged with its community. 2003) Many church leaders.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. argues Warren. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. (November 27. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services. uncompromising book. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. yearning for church growth.” “[Baptize] them. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell. 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.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. worship. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church.” and “[Teach] them to obey. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc.
twenties. in its efforts to “take [the small group movement] to the next level. 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. d 22 . it explores: Church forms. While new church models have sprung up to meet these challenges. preaching. He explains how the cell model. 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.” The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball Zondervan. Dallas Willard Zondervan. The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee. 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. 2003) Around 25 years ago. forgotten New Testament practices. can strengthen churches and prepare members for the rush of new believers. (April 1. Moving Beyond Traditional Boundries by Jim Petersen NavPress. (March 1. A vivid and inspiring call to every believer. and what we need to know about today’s society in order to make the gospel accessible and transforming. Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry by Eddie Gibbs Intervarsity Press. (March 2000) Change is now. discipleship. Dan Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship. Competition from nontraditional and Eastern religions joins with the pressures of both modernism and postmodernism to squeeze Christianity. 2001) This book follows the story of Frazee’s congregation. Eddie Gibbs. Drawing on biblical models as well as sociological research and urban planning principles.” opting out of multiple activities in favor of “a circle of relationships that produces a sense of genuine belonging. Church Without Walls. a simple tool in the hand of the Lord. 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. assimilating. the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. a well-known church strategist and practitioner. the important difference of distinguishing between church tradition and biblical absolutes. Frazee recommends “consolidating relationships. evangelism. they each have strengths and limitations. and leadership. (1992) In Church Without Walls.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH MODELS The Cell Church by Larry Stockstill Regal Books. Larry Stockstill explains why the traditional structure of evangelizing. ChurchNext. (June 1998) In The Cell Church. and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences.” Frazee’s proposal belies megachurch stereotypes by taking a countercultural stand against the individualism and consumerism. and discipling leaders will never be fast enough or efficient enough to facilitate the revival that God has promised. Now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens. The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations.
At the heart of this strategy is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations. meeting separately yet ministering together. (March 1. Don Tillman (Contributor). If your church is just beginning its transition. Discipleship that really transforms a church must integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity. presents contemporary trends. it highlights where to focus your energy. expanded edition. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. The Emotionally Healthy Church offers a strategy for discipleship that does this and actually changes lives. 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. It helps pastors. 2001) The New Worship. Guder (Editor). Scott Boren.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. Expanded edition (May 21. 2002) Making Cell Groups Work breaks down the transition process into eight manageable parts. worship leaders. 2003) Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. Lois Barrett (Editor) Wm. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church by Barry Wayne Liesch. and musicians navigate changes. resolve conflicts. (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. Ralph W. One Church. Donald P. Many sincere followers of Christ who are passionate for God and his work are unaware of the crucial link between emotional health and spiritual maturity. this process will help you focus on building cells on a sure foundation. is a practical book that gives workable suggestions for worship. 23 . V. The answer they found has come to be known as the Key Church Strategy. B. (November 1. answers hard questions. If you are in the midst of developing cell groups. Warren Bird Zondervan. No matter where you are with your church. Making Cell Groups Work: Navigating the Transformation to a Cell-Based Church by M. Neighbour Cell Group Resources. and offers stimulating ideas for services. Hustad Baker Book House. Jr. 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. J. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Thomas. Many Congregations: The Key Church Strategy by J. gives advice for handling conflict over music.. Timothy Ahlen Abingdon Press. (July 1999) Ahlen and Thomas decided to explore what might be done to help churches overcome obstacles and truly minister to their communities.. and use a blend of both traditional and nontraditional music in praise formats.
messianic spirituality. Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. ethnic and cultural lines. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. and apostolic structure. missional church. Scifres Abingdon Press. just trying to keep on keeping on.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. Miller University of California Press. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy. we must understand who they are. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. and Hope Chapel.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel. (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. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. 24 . (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. therefore. This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. these groups appeal primarily to young. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. There are many different types. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. (October 25. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. middle-class families. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry. (November 1. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. 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. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble.
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. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. 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. political stances. Thompson. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning. James W. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches.” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes.” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world.Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fowler Pilgrim Press. 2003) Treasure in Clay Jars centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. (January 1. 25 . worship styles. (June 1.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Source for Effective Church Service Planning by Scott Dyer (Compiler) Zondervan... (December 1. Although the patterns may be different in each setting.
congregational leaders. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. who.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. Son. Jealousy and Envy. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff. McIntosh Baker Book House. and Holy Spirit. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. 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. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. d d d 26 . The Artist in Community. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. 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. (May 1. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. innovation reaps rewards. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. 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. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. focusing on how. Westing Kregel Publications. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. enabling pastors. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. Rory Noland. This frank. Gary L. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. why.
― the Hispanic community. and processes at work in congregations. Finally. Although aimed primarily at citizens who want to improve their neighborhoods. (1984) The outgrowth of two major studies of neighborhoods sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. (January 1994) “The Sleeping Giant” is the fastest-growing minority group in the U. this volume helps you analyze the ministries.alban. As a sociologist. racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. J. stories. Hispanics. he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church ― if leadership development is undertaken. Learn how to plan and be involved in an effective Body-wide city-reaching initiative. Dudley & W. Carroll. Order online at www. Robert Perry takes what Jesus and others have done intuitively—niche marketing—and provides a framework for applying those principles in everyday practice. The Hispanic Challenge.S. Not in Print. Examine the sociological. and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. AL265 . Cubans and Mexicans.net/%7Ebwaymire/ Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation by Robert L. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing. Perry No. C. 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. (September 1998) This is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies – the leading textbook in the field. Carl Townsend Light International Discover how to understand your city and why current conditions exist. Warren University of Notre Dame Press. Warren. d d 27 .S. justice. The Neighborhood Organizer’s Handbook by Rachelle B. McKinney Abingdon Press.org/BookDetails. this basic primer is a research-guided tour through the neighborhoods of America’s communities ― suburban and central city. Using a comprehensive systems approach. including Protestant-Catholic relationships. with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership. and demographic aspects of church bodies. the book focuses on leadership training and education. Donald I. Ammerman. Then he turns to key missiological issues. and all human service organizations. especially Puerto Ricans. Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. are changing society and the church. anthropological. Studying Congregations edited by N. black and white. In this book. And much more. it will be an invaluable aid to city officials.S.sisqtel. and be better equipped for church planning and cultivating leadership skills. Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U. Gain insights on how you can be involved in researching and analyzing your city. Discover how to use strategic information for mobilizing the Body of Christ in effective community transformation. local planning commissions.Alban Institute http://www.asp?ID=1766 Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of “reading” people. affluent and poor – with graphic portrayals of each neighborhood type. retail businesses.
The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. It helps you determine what you need. The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. complicated and confusing. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. (October 1. Planning and budgeting. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious. (July 1. explores other fund-raising options. what it will cost. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. by James D. (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. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. Includes sample forms. d 28 . information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. computer tips. and a great deal more. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. “user friendly”. filing systems and more. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). and where to get it. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. Berkley Baker Books. practical. This brief. collecting and recording. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. how-to resource which is especially recommended to anyone charged with the responsibility of obtaining governmental or private sector grants in support of their nonprofit organization or group. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A.
Jeavons. Colorado Springs. It details how to determine the cost of fund-raising for different annual and major giving efforts. Callahan Jossey-Bass. While the traditional focus of the fund-raising process tends to be utilitarian before it is humane or spiritual.O. this book shares practical suggestions. Complete with charts and questionnaires. Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton Dawsonmedia. (1996) Jim Greenfield’s book may be a welcome addition to the libraries of many nonprofit organizations. The text not only brings the Biblical basis for raising support and deputation to light. Box 6000. Regardless if you are new to mission work and new to support raising or a veteran missionary with a continuing need to raise support. CO 80934 An in-depth. Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising As a Ministry by Thomas H.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders by Kennon L. insights. Dillon Moody Publishers. (July 1997) With depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. This unusual and highly effective approach is rooted in the Gospel vision. and wisdom that have been tested and proven during the author’s many years of consulting in thousands of churches. this book has definite and practical guidelines and tips that anyone will understand. 1999 A ministry of The Navigators. Finance. It rests on the idea that relationships with donors should be built upon a desire to encourage their generosity and spiritual growth. and Management) by James M. this book is a must. d 29 . Effective Church Finances offers church leaders a comprehensive guide to setting and achieving financial goals through well-planned budgeting and fund-raising. Fund-Raising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers (Nonprofit Law. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William P. Rebekah Burch Basinger Jossey-Bass. It also describes different fund-raising methods and how they work to novice fund-raisers interested in expanding their organization’s development efforts. Biblical guide for successfully raising personal support. the empowering new model proposed here – fund-raising as ministry – puts the humane and the spiritual first. 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. 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. P. Greenfield AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. (March 2000) For fundraisers who are also Christian. (August 1993) For missionaries that are responsible for raising their own support. but also illustrates how to train yourself.
Contributors discuss faith-guided giving. and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. the ethics of wealth. people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process. and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fund-raising by Cheryl A. consultant and trainer Cheryl A. 1st edition (November 15. and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate. In this book. Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fund-raising #35 by Dwight F. Burlingame (Editor) Jossey-Bass. 30 . many churches have inadequate facilities or feel the crunch of overcrowding and are without the immediate resources for expansion. This book will equip a church of any size with the knowledge to conduct – from beginning to end – a full capital campaign. Bisagno. the role of faith-related organizations in community building. (April 2002) God is blessing many churches today with exponential growth and great opportunity for ministry in their community. discuss. However. (November 2002) Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization’s story in narrative form (complete with settings. antagonists. Successful Church Fund-Raising: Capital Campaigns You Can Do Yourself by John R. 2001) Oftentimes. parachurch organizations. this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. Keith Newman Broadman & Holman Publishers. can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. characters. the Native American experience of giving. Clarke Jossey-Bass. and resolutions).
Abraham Lincoln. d 31 . Readers can expect a wellcrafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books LEADERSHIP The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. For instance. appointed or assigned. 1999) In this book from Leonard Sweet. or vision. Pastors. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca. guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. Beyond the Box: Innovative Churches that Work by William M.” Maxwell states that “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded. (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. Easum. (June 1. church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. Concerned to counter this drift. and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. (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. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated. Dave Travis Group Publishing Inc. 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. Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective. this book is divided into two parts. stepby-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century. denominational leaders. 2003) Too many churches and parachurch groups are blindly operating under secular leadership principles and strategies. teachers. and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Books. 1998) John C. mission. (September 18. (September 1. This book focuses on leadership issues and ministry outreach to the world that redesign the mission of the church. Princess Diana. AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture by Leonard I.” Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs Baker Book House. postmodern culture. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. 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. when explaining “The Law of Influence.
Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. 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. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. or educational leaders. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. Why? Tight budgets.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. Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. d 32 . the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. government. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. Not a discipleship course. leadership development is a life-long process. Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. However. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. Instead. Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. Will Mancini Baker. not their backs. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. In Charting a Bold Course. (October 1. This book is not written for business. (August 1. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. (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. (February 1. small staffs. (May 1. identify emerging leaders. to the future. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. 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.
“the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Maxwell. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind.000 years ago. In the first part of the book. very few people understand the biblical pattern for church leadership.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. 2000) Few of us are natural-born leaders. The Effective Executive by Peter F. d d 33 . develop. and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value. Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. we fulfill the Lord’s desire that His Church work together-and we achieve amazing results for His kingdom. according to John C. Gene Getz has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they tackle the complex challenges of a postmodern culture. 1995) Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today’s competitive world. 2nd Revision edition (December 19. because the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. Maxwell Thomas Nelson. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. But people can grow. Drucker HarperBusiness.” he promises.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. “Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. Doing Church As a Team by Wayne Cordeiro Regal Books. author Wayne Cordeiro inspires and instructs on such topics as casting vision and creating a teamwork mentality. Elders and Leaders tackles a culturally sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. In the second part. When we do church as a team. Presented with humor and grace. Drawing from his experiences in pioneering and pastoring highly successful churches in Hawaii. he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years. Jesus Himself modeled it nearly 2. Peter Drucker reminds us. 1st edition (August 20. 2003) Discovering God’s wonderful plan for leadership in the church. 2002) The measure of the executive. Intelligence. Fortunately though. and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. imagination. Buildings deteriorate. this approach to building effective ministries through teamwork is biblical and refreshingly practical. identifying and developing spiritual gifts and passions. Elders and Leaders by Gene A. Getz Moody Publishers. (August 1. Machinery wears. Revised edition (January 2001) Doing church as a team is not a revolutionary concept. You must supply the desire. Systems become dated. (March 10.” Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader. mastering the fine art of delegation and remedying burnout before it strikes. This book will supply the leadership principles. is the ability to “get the right things done. However.
1st edition (June 17. congregations.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. Regardless of the setting in which we lead. Psychologically sound. leadership roles. Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith by Scott Larsen Waterbrook Press. 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. and his own many years’ counseling experience. and practically illustrated with case studies. Friedman. we need to know who we are as individuals. The Habits of Highly Effective Churches: Being Strategic in Your God Given Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. (June 1993) Drawing on the work of Bowen. Bennis. 2002) Today’s young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers. irresponsible behavior. ministries. and the effects of family of origin on current relationships. marriages. 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. the leaders of their grandparents’ generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. Thomas Harvard Business School Press. theology. theologically grounded. It presents for the first time a compelling new model that predicts who is likely to become-and remain-a leader. histories. we help form healthy families. Discover why working relationships may be “stuck” in certain behaviors. (1998) Leaders must have a clear sense of identity. even commentaries and reference works. Healthy Leaders covers the many dynamics of Godly leadership. (August 8. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems by Peter L. congregational change. When we are healthy individuals. Robert J. 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. including fiction. 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. 34 . Steinke shows how to recognize and deal with the emotional roots of such issues as church conflict. devotional works. Steinke Alban Inst. biography. and why. 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. 2003) In the pages of Indelible Ink. Healthy Leaders: How to Develop a Clear Sense of Identity and Direction by Keith E. businesses. (January 2001) George Barna reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. you can meet the writers and thinkers who most deeply influence twentytwo of today’s top Christian authors. Yoder House to House Press. What they discovered was something far more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge.
Herman & Associates Jossey-Bass Inc. (1994) This book brings together leading experts in the nonprofit and management fields to describe effective practice in all the important functions. and experience. Posner Jossey-Bass. privileges. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books. processes. Based on the most up-to-date research. While the content of leadership has not changed. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. and strategies of nonprofit organization leadership and management. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s. Publishers. Rather. d 35 . The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman. the context hasand in some cases. 2003) When it was initially written in 1987. or board member. this twenty-five chapter. 2004) The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. comprehensive advice on managing nonprofit organizations. have completely revised and updated their classic book. Just Clues by Bill Easum Abingdon Press. few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Kouzes. direct style Bill Easum opens a portal to the Other Side. theory. 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. that place beyond Christendom Era and its mechanistic. and as they’ve probably been for centuries. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. marketing. staff member. If you’re a pastor. fund-raising and financial and management accounting. Now. two of the country’s premier leadership experts. starting with Jesus and his apostles. and traditions shattered along the way. five-part volume offers practical. with treasured assumptions. Barry Z. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules. strategic planning. 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. Key aspects include board development. vision and passion. The Leadership Challenge. it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. team leader. Jeff Jones. Bruce Miller Zondervan. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. Yet on the Other Side lies a church radically transformed. changed dramatically. you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment. 3rd Edition by James M. (August 2000) In his engaging. 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. It’s a bumpy ride. (March 1. 3 edition (July 25. resonant to the leadership of the Spirit. More and more churches are adopting it—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by Robert D. buy-the-numbers approach to church life.
you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. (June 1. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes. This Christ–centered. lay or professional leaders. counselors. The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students. As you examine these principles and case studies. and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima’s insights. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical. Pastors. Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. a key growth area is still lacking for many: selfleadership. Rima Baker Book House. Dale Burke Harvest House Publishers. physical. The Making of a Leader by J. 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. Addressing this evident need. and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. 2004) For many leaders. successful ministries are easily attained. intellectual. Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to How to Lead & Still Have a Life by H. but Anderson’s counsel is sound and practical. Anderson brings the help and hope that leaders need in today’s complex world. For others. and contemporary leaders. 36 . as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. 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. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development. (October 1988) The Making of a Leader identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. church leaders. Dr. Defining the changes required and the complex issues to be faced is a long step in the right direction toward twenty-first century leadership. leading is perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. (December 1999) As a nationally recognized authority on church and parachurch leadership. In a “catalog culture” of multiple options. Dale Burke offers 8 secrets to cutting through the pile and getting to the “main stuff” God made you to do. biblical. and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process.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. Designed for use as a resource. Robert Clinton Navpress. but the accomplishment is shadowed by doubts of sacrificing family and personal life. or anyone in a leadership training position. choosing to pursue fulfillment in their personal life brings the fear of lost career opportunities. Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. (April 2000) Despite strong advances in organizational leadership. Shedding light on the current challenges of leadership and on mistaken leadership myths goes a long way toward putting difficulties into proper perspective.
2003) A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn. Richard E. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. 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. courage. Revised edition (January 2003) Never admitting to have it all together. 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. (February 1997) Prepare to meet the challenges of a changing culture with seminars that will educate and mobilize your congregation. grow. Boyatzis Harvard Business School Press. Rima Baker Book House. (March 1998) Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70% of employees’ perception of the climate of their organization. The authors believe that identifying one’s dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership. McIntosh.or for the mentor of a future leader! On Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders by Dale E. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -. His premise is that if the private world of a person is in order. (October 2002) Break through the barriers that bar you and your church from achieving a new level of leadership and ministry. (March 15. Each 60-minute presentation includes reproducible handouts and syllabus. Annie McKee. clarity. The Power of Vision: How You Can Capture and Apply God's Vision for Your Ministry by George Barna Regal Books. it will be because they are convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity. 2002) Bestselling author Daniel Goleman’s theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what “being smart” entails. and competency. they emphasize the importance of developing what they term “resonant leadership. and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. self-management. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary L. social awareness. Andy Stanley shares material from his leadership training sessions.” Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence – selfawareness. Galloway. Primal Leadership presents the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. (January 1. In this book. Samuel D. your life and your community.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. developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character. Learn to discern God’s vision for your church. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald Thomas Nelson. d 37 . and relationship management – they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership. but rather using his own personal struggle as a way for readers to relate to his principles. and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles. Warren Bird Beacon Hill Press.
. “The church has it all wrong. (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. (May 1. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read. Discover what’s missing in your company. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. says Sweet. d 38 .asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems. Harold Eppley Alban Institute . Logan.alban. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. groups.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue.” Leaders don’t see a vision. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples.even your family.www.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander. 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.org/BookDetails. Russ Robinson Zondervan. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr.. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. It is trying to train leaders. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. (October 1. 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. they hear one. Instead. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. lay leaders. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. we see that a new team of leaders. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community. ministries and churches.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about. Increasingly. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence.
Eugene H.. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal Jossey-Bass. this approach yields fresh fruit. Although somewhat formulaic. Through brief studies of the lives of Moses. B. (February 2000) Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. Peterson Wm. 39 . This volume helps pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. They reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. David. thanks to McNeal’s wellintegrated grasp of both his biblical sources and contemporary psychology and organizational theory. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. this book is must reading for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry. Eerdmans Publishing Co.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva J. But standing firm in today's world isn’t easy. McNeal elucidates six factors in the shaping of a leader’s heart. Dawn. Powerful forces attempt to domesticate pastors. Packed with encouraging insights from experienced practitioners. (March 2000) Leadership is less about technique or motivation than it is about the leader’s own heart. to make them unnecessary. Paul and Jesus.
individualism. if you only stop to look. Janie Sjogren NavPress. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others. 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. evangelism. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period. he argues. must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm – in spite of their desire to share the gospel. pluralism. Unfortunately. evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith.. many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. and your world. III Hunter Abingdon Press. (February 2000) Many contemporary Christians do not realize that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. emotional. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism. spirituality. (January 5.. yet spiritually seeking. nurture.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-anddo” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. 40 . evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. and relational needs – in your neighborhood. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church. your country. As a pastor. Allegiance to modernity. and mission. remains unparalleled in Christian history. worship. Robert E.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d OUTREACH 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren. (April 2002) There are people in need all around you. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. Again by George G. and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West. Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical. 2001) Too often. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook. to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered. a small group. 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. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers. and open to a vibrant new faith. (November 1999) In a world marked by relativism. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren NavPress Publishing Group. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. Webber Baker Book House. So he began experimenting with a simple approach to outreach called “servant evangelism” that allowed any believer – regardless of gifting – to be involved in sharing God’s love with others. and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview. their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty. we would do well to learn from the Celts. or an entire church.. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized. and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. your community.
Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture.” addressing the larger community rarely. (March 1. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. examples from outstanding new ministries. Dudley rounds out this essential. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. 41 . If you're burned out on evangelism. and an updated resource list. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. Written with an infectious sense of hope. AL246 . Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . Drawing on his experiences. and readable manual. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people.alban. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action. Dudley No. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness.. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality.Alban Institute http://www. In this volume. practical.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. Carl S. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love. get started. 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.org/BookDetails.asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations.” Once again. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations.. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. Without realizing it. In this book.
individually and in the church. (January 1. Beckwith drives home the idea that we’re all in the business of marketing ourselves. “We're both uptight about evangelism. This book also offers enlightenment for pastors. Let the Nations Be Glad! is essential reading for all those involved in or preparing for missions work and provides inspiring theological reflection for college and seminary students. she helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. This book contains fresh. your small group or class. 2001) Lost in America will motivate Christians. a better salesperson. but one that everyone who works for a living should read. 2nd edition (February 2003) Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments. branding. youth workers. WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. a better employee in any trade. (March 2000) Beckwith’s “four keys to modern marketing” ― price. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg. those involved in campus ministries. 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. Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Intervarsity Press. You’ll find insights that could make you a better teacher. and doable ideas you’ll want to share with your pastor. Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. by John Piper Baker Book House. Through stories. (January 2002) This is a book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it. challenging. More Ready Than You Realize by Brian D. to think and behave as missionaries right here in North America. This is a business book. or your parachurch organization. your board. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed. postmodern society. encouraging. relationships ― offers counterintuitive information that could make or break a business plan. Warren Bird Group Publishing Inc.” So begins this book on evangelism.” writes Rebecca Pippert. biblical insight and plain common sense. and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. groundbreaking. 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. packaging.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith Warner Books. (August 1999) “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. McLaren Zondervan. 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. 42 .
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. friends. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. It is filled with charts. Updated edition (November 1. Rainer Zondervan. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. they will come. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. The enormous influence of family and relationships. foreign exchange students. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. (August 1.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. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. d 43 . Sally Morgenthaler.. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. plus an abundance of true-life accounts. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. (December 1. 1st edition (August 19. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. Pillai Waterbrook Press. and passionate. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. and other visual aids. 2003) If you invite them. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. graphs. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. What causes visitors to return. How to become a church for the unchurched. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. and tourists. 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. author Rajendra K. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. Dale Galloway. And much. much more. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. 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. By both region and religion. 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.. (September 1.
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org A29 is a new movement that God raised up to advance the kingdom in North America and around the world. Their aim is to plant healthy and effective.com. Acts 29 www. The board members of Church Planting Resource have been involved in church planting as church planting pastors. house churches. discipleship making or church planting? At AcquireWisdom. which will in turn. Antioch Network www. church or denomination/network throughout the world that is interested in starting churches. and encouragers to church planters. they help any evangelical individual.com AAC Consulting is a nonprofit ministry providing free consultation and coaching for church planters and information systems for churches. 45 . and practical tools and resources to Christians. coaching and online library.a29. you will find proven resources focused in the areas of church planting. They are committed to providing Bible-based. discipleship making. cell groups. mother church pastors.com/cpr2050/home/ Their mission is to assist local Advent Christian churches in planting disciple-making daughter churches. the network sustains a corporate office in Phoenix. missional churches.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. house churches (home groups.org Antioch Network is a growing fellowship of local churches who are interacting with the challenge of sending church planting teams to unreached peoples. Advent Christian Church Planting Resource www.antiochnetwork.acquirewisdom. reproduce themselves through church planting. Today. They are a resource for church planters through their events. cell groups. church planting team members. Arizona with full-time staff and convenes multiple events each year to envision and partner with the local churches in this process.geocities. Acquire Wisdom www. Though they specialize in assisting English-speaking Asian American and multicultural churches. small groups).com Interested in home groups. culturally-relevant. networks & denominations to facilitate genuine teamwork in church planting movements.aacconsulting. small groups.
New churches are timely.ag.bgct.com Resources and tips for planting a Baptist church. security and significance. and articles. d d 46 .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. Primary Purpose and the Life-giving Church. provide guidance.shtml The primary purpose of Church Planting in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is to work with their partners to plant healthy.Church Planting www. Baptist General Convention of Texas Church Starting www. But people are searching for meaning. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC.org/bgctroot/office.relatedchurches.org/church_planting. and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches. relevant and connect easily with their communities.html Assemblies of God USA . Articles of Interest for Church Planters www. Identifying Leaders in Your Church.azsobaptist. Welcoming Guests in the New Church. The goal at ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth. reproducing churches with evangelistic passion as part of a New Testament church planting movement among all people groups in Arizona. how-to’s.Church Planting www. Some examples: Feasibility Studies. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission using the core principles illustrated in the books.lifegivingchurch. Association of Life-Giving Churches www. available to encourage. There is a tremendous spiritual vacuum created by three generations influenced by secular humanism. Trend Spotting. Association of Related Churches www.newtestamentchurch.com The Association of Related Churches is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders.org The ALC is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and local churches.churchplanting. Baptist Church Planting www.S.baptistchurchplanting. Their vision is to saturate every area and every people group in Texas with new missional churches. How to Constitute your Church. Assimilation in the New Church: Turn an Audience into an Army.cfm?sectionid=1&officeid=30 The BGCT mission is to resource the starting and developing of new missional churches. church planting is proven to be the most effective form of evangelism. and encourage mission ministry at home and abroad.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Arizona Southern Baptist Convention . Their strategy is to resource church starting movements among every people group in Texas. Though the relationships formed and activities supported. Historically. help churches develop more efficient church policy. and Mobilizing Your Core Group. 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.com/Churchplanters/subjects. ALC hopes to strengthen the personal lives of pastors and church leaders. There are many church planting tools. facilitate measurable church growth within their cities. and ministry development for pastors across the U.
To meet this need. Multiplication was rapid and explosive as the congregation caught the vision of cell life.USA Church Planting in the 21st Century www. Senior Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany World Prayer Center made the decision to transition his church into a cell church model. train. 47 . Christ Fellowship .bju. the C&MA is streamlining its ministries to regain a movement spirit in the framework of a denomination. being involved in discipling relationships. Under the banner. growing in fellowship and in the Word. To that end. BCCN has three main focuses: consultation. sharing Christ with those who don’t know Him. “Completing Christ’s Commission. president. A variety of sources provides some of the balance needed as you strategize for new church development.” and the leadership of Dr. Christ Fellowship then add specific training that is related to church planting. and resources.com/html/church_planting. conferences.Church Planting Resources www. encouraging believers of diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite in an alliance to know and exalt Jesus Christ and to complete His Great Commission. Peter N. they constantly encourage would be church planters to be faithful in the basics of discipleship— developing a healthy and intimate walk with Jesus.bradboydston. BCCN is dedicated to networking with cell churches around the world to encourage. refocusing resources on unreached people groups overseas and underevangelized communities in the United States. and provide resources to reach our generation for Christ.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 .html Christ Fellowship believes that healthy church life is the best training ground for church planting.edu/resources/church_planting/index. As Bethany’s cell ministry grew. more and more churches began looking to the pastors and staff for help in implementing the cell ministry in their own congregations. Nanfelt. and learning to persevere in trials. Christian and Missionary Alliance www. As they grow in these basic aspects of church life and personal character. It maintains a “big tent” stance in reference to many doctrinal matters.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. Bethany Cell Church Network was formed in October 1997.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Bethany Cell Church Network www. They are from several ecclesiastical traditions and reflect numerous cultures. Bob Jones University .html These are some helpful resources for laypeople and clergy involved in church planting.org/cells/planting.com In late 1992.christfellowship.Church Planting Overview www.cmalliance. learning to worship.bccn.
Quite simply.org CEA’s vision is to encourage a church planting movement resulting in the planting of 100 new churches across the Northwest. “Kids Cost Too Much. 48 . The Church Multiplication Training Center www. Church planting resources at this site include: Church Resource Ministry information. And “Don’t You Dare Take My People. The information within these web pages will give you a glimpse of a tremendous tool for church planters and the new churches they serve. a professional newsletter published by the American Baptist Churches. 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.acstechnologies. At this site there is a “One Stop Shop” for all your church building needs (books). Church Multiplication Associates www. Christian Evangelistic Association www. and The Church Multiplication Training Center. Church Planter Management System www. Church Planters Network information.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Christian Articles Archive www.com/quasar/isl/content/channel.isl?channelid=1999994775&partnerid=1964046255 In conjunction with NAMB.cmaresources. An example of some: “Too Many Churches?” an article to help people who wonder why a new church is needed. demanding and 100% hands-on. Ralph F.org The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is an interdenominational ministry that exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters. leaders. He has several links that are helpful to church planters at this site. Their BootCamp system is progressive.Church Planting www. ministries and churches. Christian Faith .joyfulheart. find out about Greenhouse (Organic Church Planting Movement) and sign up for a Greenhouse event. challenging. It is a proven resource used by denominations coast-to-coast to train leaders who plant churches.org Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) exists to facilitate church multiplication movements by focusing resources on reproducing disciples.cmtcmultiply. from 1988 through 1993. Free Church Planting Resources information.com/html/page/church_planting Some resources written by people experienced in church planting.” speaks to the fear of pastors of nearby established churches when a new church begins. Future leaders. ACS is excited about offering a new level of service to church planters. 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.” an article which discusses the importance of investing in new churches.com/plant/ Dr. USA.christian-faith. exciting. pastors and spouses as well as leaders of participating agencies.thecea. Wilson served as founder and editor of The Planter.
a member of a team. discipleship. and literature and media to encourage. Borrowing from experts like Dr. receive their free weekly email updates or sound off in their surveys.org This site is hosted by a group of evangelical organizations that have partnered together to accomplish the Great Commission through Church Planting.churchplanting4me. yet biblical paradigms on church planting. Church Planting America www. assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America.org Providing direction for church planters and sponsoring organizations. A Church Planter’s Paradise www. For over a decade. It’s all free. either as the leader of a team. and support your ministry. Church Planting Assessment Center www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planters Forum www. All participating organizations adhere to the theological standards of the National Association of Evangelicals. information on relevant events. Church Demographic Information. Sunday school.net Church Planting is a nonprofit church planting support organization that exists to help church planters and church planting organizations to be more effective. family. finances. you need to sign-up if you want to contribute your ideas. 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.cpforum. train. Charles Ridley. and news of what God is doing in church planting.net Sponsored by the Hope Chapel Coalition of Churches New. high-quality products and services.org Their mission is to create and shape a church planting movement. Mobile Church Solutions (equipment solutions). so that church planting once again becomes the normal and central means of evangelizing the lost. d 49 .org Church Planting America specializes in helping local churches get established and grow. At this website they want to bring you the most up-to-date materials. Thomas Graham and Dr. or as a “solo” church planting pastor. Church Marketing Institute. Church Planting Center www.churchplantingamerica.church-planting. But. a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting. They do Seminars/workshops on church planting. Church Planting www. visitation. such as: Church Planting Solutions. evangelism and leadership issues. and deacon training to strengthen your ministry. and Church Web Solutions. This site intentionally does not offer great depth – it is designed to be a launching out point.church-planting. The website is a one-stop resource for finding low-cost.plantthefuture. graphic design of literature and web sites to effectively advertise your ministry.
or (3) are already active lay leaders in a recently planted church. a free monthly journal. Church Planting Solutions exists to serve as a support organization that bridges the gap between church planting organizations and church planters.Online www.churchplantingvillage. Church Planting Manual .d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting Solutions www. look no further. Some of the Resources provided: Church Planting Knowledge Base An online community center Event guide Hispanic Church Planting News Bivocational Church Planting News A Church Planting Handbook for Lay People (Third Revision 2002) by Brad Boydston http://bradboydston.church-planting-solutions. It is a handbook written for laypeople. Defining your Target. Church Planting Ministries www.newchurches. 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. Financing your Mission. Church Planting Village www. 1997 Some of the topics: Why Plant a New Church. The information provided on this site will help a pastor of an established church as well as a pastor who is starting a new church. coaching by experienced church planters and much more. This handbook is unique.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. Where will You Meet. Preparing Your Church to Give Birth.com/handbook/ The purpose of this online manual is to assist you as you consider the possibility of starting a church and to provide you with nuts and bolts information once you decide that God is calling you to this specialized ministry. or (2) are involved in the initiation of a church planting project. SBC.pdf Produced and copyrighted by Church Planting Ministries. 50 .plantingministries. Equipment Needs. Keeping Useful Records.com/resources/CPmanual. Strategize Your Vision. The site offers free church growth articles. If you are a church planting organization and you’re looking to get your church planters off on the right track. They help church planters manage the details and get the best possible services available. Publishing Your Vision.net This is a resource for the church planting community provided by the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board. support groups. The information contained in this handbook will assist laypeople who: (1) are contemplating involvement in church planting. The Reason for a Mentor. and Setting up Your Church Government. church planting schools (even an Internet school).
Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern.htm Plant a Seed! . This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www.leadnet. implement their vision.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho.. This website has a helpful resource page. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www. multicultural environment.. Church Planting Resources www. they will appear here.net/cpt/cpt. As his articles are published. and Oregon state area. 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. a Soul! ..churchplantingresources. Washington.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems.churchstarting. Church Starting Network www.churchplantingnw. Church Growth. according to seminary leaders. Church Renewal.churchsmart. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert.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.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches. and Leadership Development..org/asap/ChurchResources. The series is an ongoing one. d d 51 .Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. Church Planting Resources www. Church Planting Theology . post-Christian.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary. administrate and use technology for their churches.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.org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www.tagnet.
edu/lifelong/ncd/index. Accountability. Discipleship.cfm/method/content. d 52 .asp Teaching. their spouses. Columbia students. and basic and advanced degree courses.churchesplantingchurches. internships. Cutting Edge www. an Entrepreneurial Spirit.org/index.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. research.info/Global%20Missions/Church%20Starts/Welcome.org/publications/newsletters/cutting_edge/index. This missions approach calls for proactive strategies that will become hallmarks for new church planting. Church Growth. Churches Planting Churches . They exist to assist local congregations in this mission to their “Judea and Samaria. you can sign up for the newsletter as well as find archived articles.New Church Development www. A free church planting newsletter. conferences. CBF is dedicated to reaching the last and the least for Christ’s kingdom.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.an approach known as the indigenous principle. Risk. and the Presence of God in all that we do. and church leaders who assist the nurture of new congregations are invited to participate.thefellowship.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.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.ctsnet.icm The focus of CBF’s New Church Starts ministry initiative is on birthing congregations shaped by the culture of the location . Cooperative Baptist Fellowship . Dawn Ministries www. Servanthood. which participates in God’s mission expressed in forming new churches.a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church www.Multiplication & Revitalization www. and consulting comprise the three-fold purpose of the Center for New Church Development (NCD). Teams.crmnet.Church Starts www. The entire catalogue of Cutting Edge issues is online. The center provides leadership development programs.dawnministries.” Columbia Theological Seminary . including a Doctor of Ministry specialization in new church development.cggc.Church Planting http://www. NCD pastors.vineyardusa.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Churches of God . whether they are defined by poverty or gated communities. established or potential NCD pastors. The ministry is committed to values such as: Evangelical Theology. Church Planting. The purpose of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide.htm Cutting Edge is the newsletter produced quarterly by the National Church Planting Task force. CRM .
ELI is an opportunity to be together and dialogue about the personal. The resources and links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience in new church development.New Church Development Resource & Training www.episcopalchurch. If you are married.Does God want me to be Involved in Church Planting? www. There is also a Church Planting Clinic portion of this website.nbcsbc.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. emerging leaders who become leaders in existing Vineyard churches as well as go out and plant them. they encourage you to get a copy of this booklet for your spouse. and consulting mission. At this site you can access information and purchase resources designed to help you grow both personally and within your local church.org DCFI an international partnership of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God’s kingdom. It believes that a movement to impact cities must begin with the leaders. Emerging Leadership Initiative www. Conferences and events that support new church development are also posted on this site. you can download The New Dynamic Church Planting Handbook as a PDF file for free. they will encourage and help facilitate a significant increase in the number of young. emerging leaders from becoming the people and church leaders that God intends. The North American Mission Board hopes that you will take time to prayerfully go through these pre-assessment tools. They believe this is a great first step in your journey into church planting.easumbandy. Dynamic Church Planting International www. You can also find some stories of diocese that provide learning about what works and what doesn’t. Through leadership discovery.dcpi.org/eli/ ELI is a Northwest Vineyard project aimed at connecting. Episcopal Church . These tools can help you understand your roles in a new church.php?action=searchresults&pl_option=3 Emerging Church Network www. the Emerging Church Network seeks to begin a church planting movement among emerging cultures across the state of Texas.emergingchurchnetwork.pdf Do you want to discover God’s call on your life? This booklet can help you.org Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a mentoring. The aim is that.org/newchurch.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/Discovery_Tool_02_01.htm This page supports the growing commitment of dioceses to plant new churches and redevelop existing congregations in response to the 20/20 initiative adopted by the General Convention of 2000 in Denver. assessment and development.dcfi. Bandy & Associates Church Planter’s Network www. through ELI. 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. cultural and church hang-ups that keep our young.vineyardnw. Easum.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Discovery Tools .com/resources/index. Dove Christian Fellowship International www. d d 53 . training. equipping and encouraging emerging leaders in the Northwest to lead within and plant from their local churches.
“The Evangelical Challenge” And other issues essential to effective church planting! Evangelical Free Church of America . often monthly.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Equip www. They do this by equipping international Christian leaders through conferences.efca.org/profile.evangelicalchurchplanting. They facilitate teams in other countries. servant leadership to resource EFCA districts and churches to mobilize a church planting movement in the United States. and obey the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church. d 54 . partnerships and technology. 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.org/planting/ EFCA’s vision for church planting is to bring pleasure to God by using proactive. Evangelical Friends Church Southwest www. and no EFCA church planter will be left alone.shtml by Evangelical Friends Southwest Evangelical Church Planting www. By “house church” they mean the church meeting as a family. They fellowship.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. This is their church planting website. Essential Qualities for Church Planters.fcpt.org Here you can get acquainted with their: Vision and Values Philosophy for Church Planting Ministry Seven Step Strategy Process for Potential Planters News and notes about their current church plants Articles about church planting from their denominational magazine.iequip. where every EFCA church will become a reproducing church.efcsw. The teams are modeled after the apostolic bands in the New Testament and are committed to planting reproducing networks of house churches.org/ncd/ The objective of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest is to glorify. Essential Qualities for Church Planters www. and Multiplication Cycle Diagram. Their goal is to establish reproducing networks of house churches. Their house churches meet in storefronts and business offices. Fellowship of Church Planters www. in addition to homes. It has some helpful links: Critical Factors for Planting New Churches. They desire to ally with other church planting teams as well as promote relationships between churches and teams.efcsw. love. Church Planter’s Multiplication Cycle. which will enable a greater sharing of resources.org Equip’s Vision is to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation.Church Planting www. resources. in large groups involving numbers of congregations in addition to their family meetings.
They are primarily engaged in prayer.org The ReachMORE Vision: To see hundreds of thousands of transformed lives through the planting of healthy reproducing churches in this decade.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Foursquare Church Planting . George Patterson’s Train and Multiply Church Planting Resources http://missionresources. and where lives are transformed to reflect Christ’s image. low cost and effective New Testament methods to train church leaders. These new communities of faith will penetrate cities across the US. to train leaders in evangelization methods. Contact their National Director of Church Planting to find out more about ministry opportunities in church planting. GCM works with churches to plant healthy.fimi. district superintendents.ca/chplant. Lots of church planting information! Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada .com/pattersonchurchplanting.gbnam.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. reproducing churches that are committed to making fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the US and overseas.org/Church_planting. One of the most effective forms of evangelism is church planting. Train & MultiplyT ™ is operated by Project WorldReach. second-career people. and to help establish new churches and faith communities. college or seminary graduates and high school students are all needed to take the message of Jesus Christ to our world.Church Planting www.Church Planting www.cfm The Office of New Church Development works with annual and central conferences.org/who_we_are/ecg/newChurch.htm Short-term and long-term missionaries. This generation hungers for potent spirituality . where loving relationships thrive.ReachMORE www.The United Methodist Church New Church Development http://gbgm-umc.the power of Acts made visible again. General Board of Global Ministries . 55 . and congregational leaders to create strategic plans for church growth. Train & MultiplyT is a New Testament discipline that combines pastoral and leadership training with church planting and development. Train leaders in such a way that churches and cells will multiply naturally.foursquare. Grace Brethren North America Missions .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. Washington and the Inland Northwest USA.Churches for the next generation www.gcmweb. GCM .org Free Indeed Ministries International exists for the completion of the Great Commission and the transformation of our communities starting in Spokane. embracing and releasing the next generation of leaders and providing a credible witness of Jesus love and power to people of many cultures.reachmore.html Use simple. proclamation and personal ministries. They also assist “fresh start” congregations that are undergoing merger or relocation. Free Indeed Ministries International www.
The house church movement is an attempt to get away from the institutional church.tv Their mission is to help saturate and transform communities with radical.weplantchurches. Fresh Starts/Established Churches Considering New Directions. The emphasis at this site is not to criticize the institutional church.) Griffith Coaching Network http://myplaceofworship. a source for solid.org Independent Baptist Church Planters of America has as its purpose the planting. House Church Central www. seeking instead to return to the small gatherings of peoples that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. There are several downloads available at this site (a Church Planting Overview. but also train others to plant home churches that multiply.Church Planting . How to Get Involved. and a catalog of resources for the house church House2House Ministries www. training events and cutting-edge materials.house2house.com HCC is non-denominational and an effort is made to accommodate Christians of many backgrounds. train. They also host conferences and training seminars where they strive not only to model home church. but rather to lift up its alternative.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Great Lakes Church Planting www. When qualified church planters are properly equipped. Christian theology. books.hccentral. 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. baptizing those converts and equipping them to duplicate this mission to the uttermost parts of the earth. etc. home-based church planting movements. 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. prayed for and encouraged. newsletters. d 56 .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. or the restoration.asp Their mission is to assess.org/GriffithCoachingNetwork/index. They encourage these types of movements through the publication of House2House magazine. Independent Baptist Church Planters of America www. International Pentacostal Holiness Church .Evangelism USA www.org/evusa/chrplant. and coach church leaders in the emergence of new and established congregations and ministries.ibcpa. coached. and Faith-Based Ministries. of Independent Baptist churches in key cities and towns in America by evangelizing the lost. and this website. incredible things happen. This support network includes financial help.html To reinforce and implement the church planting thrust of the denomination.iphc. Their focus is: New Church Starts/Church Planting.
Mideast Baptist Conference . etc.mennonitechurch.org/pages/default.cfm?pic=21&id=3&menu=3&disp=./cp/cp.Board for Black Ministry Services www. and their growing client family of over 270 denominational regional bodies and national offices from all across the United States.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Link2Lead.midwestbap.org/view2. the mission of the Board for Black Ministry Services is to garner the material and spiritual resources of the LCMS for Black Ministry. goals are set that help the Church respond faithfully to Christ's call to go and make disciples of all nations. Church planting accounts for nearly half of MBC’s annual expenditures.Outreach & Church Planting www. 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.com is dedicated to providing you and other leaders with the latest information about your community. new people are reached with the Gospel all over the world and the 50. Mennonite Church Canada . 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. Midwest Baptist Church . It's for those who are willing to get their hands dirty in the soil of lost people in the harvest. Link2Lead.Church Planting Resources www.link2lead. Support Development Guidelines. www.lcms.asp?NavID=889 Being empowered by God.cfm Check out resources. Through regular consultations and grants. Midwest Greenhouse www. Find out more about this exciting area of ministry in this section of the MBC web site.yourjourney. 57 . tapes and CD’s by Gary Rohrmayer (MBC’s Church Planting Director) at his web site. the leading information provider to religious organizations for the past 15 years. in churching a whole city and a region. It’s for those wanting to make a globalocal impact from the ground up.Church Planting www.com www.000 Black Lutherans are increased to 100.bgcmideast.000 by the early dawn of the New Century. so that members are nourished in the faith.midwestgreenhouse. It is brought to you by Percept. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod . called to carry out the Great Commission. a people reaching across the street and around the world.org.com/resources/church_planting_resources/sample_constitution/ Sample constitution.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. Writing your Project Proposal. under girded by the Black Ministry Convocation and the Black Clergy Caucus.com is a new website for local church pastors and lay leaders.org The Greenhouse provides a supportive environment for Christian leaders who are choosing to function according to the ancient apostolic role of the New Testament.com Link2Lead. Gary has established a reputation as one of the best church planting specialists in the United States. It is for leaders who aren’t just interested in planting a church – but rather.
No matter what type of ministry you’re involved in.org/church_multiplication/home.openbiblecentral. coaching. spouses and coaches of planters. Discipleship Tools. Small Group Tools.htm Mission to North America hopes that you will find this to be an informative website gaining insights into methods and resources utilized to advance the PCA’s church multiplication movement. The purpose of this website is to provide information about who they are and to be a tool for leaders.org/planting/planting.mislinks. The MNA Church Planting Ministry is committed to partnering with existing churches and presbyteries to plant vital and life giving churches throughout North America. under church planting. Mission to North America Church Planting Ministries www.org The MCFD is an evangelical organization committed to accomplishing the Great Commission through more and better churches.pcanet. pastors.cmamultiply. Church Tools. 58 . and tooling leaders for Healthy Churches. Church Planting and Missions. and Advertising and Bulk Mailings MisLinks – Church Planting www. and equip people who want to serve Jesus Christ.html The Missionary Church is committed to the Great Commission vision of multiplying disciples. The Church Planting Tool Center website includes information on Church Planting Guides.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Ministry Maker Tool Center . Drama Tools.Church Planting www.htm At the MisLinks website.Florida District www. there are all sorts of links to not only church planting websites. Mountain Plain Region Open Bible Churches – Church Planting for a Harvest Church Planting Resources www. The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters.ministrymaker. strengthen. Tools you can find here: Leadership Resources. The multiplication of churches is an effective tool to opening the door to making more and better disciples.Church Multiplication www. They focus on developing. Church Planting Tools.htm Multiplication Ministries of the Christian & Missionary Alliance www. but to demographic and statistical information and to denominational organization links. you’ll find powerful information on this site to help you be all that Jesus called you to be.mcusa.org Multiplication Ministries is an arm of C&MA to multiply healthy Great Commission Churches. or if you want help in developing a new ministry. This sight was designed to provide as many free resources as possible to help encourage. Restart Tools.mcflorida.com/churchplant.org/church/chplant. Ministry Tools. Legal Issues. Missionary Church .html If you want more power in your ministry. Missionary Church USA .org/mna/planting%20ministries/planting.
Members on the team hail from all four corners of the US as well as from Puerto Rico. National Vision www. New Church Initiatives.org The New Church Ministry Team is a multi-disciplinary. and equipping church planters.com National Vision is preparing the way for church planting in the 21st century through challenging men and women. and new church core groups in the establishment of new Congregational Christian churches. encouragement. 501(c)(3) organization supporting churches/denominations locally and globally.newchurchministry.org/ncp/ Welcome to the ABCUSA new church planting section of the National Ministries website. motivating existing churches.nationalministries.startingachurch. networking. New Church Ministry Team www. committed to the cause of Jesus Christ. teaching.Congregational Church Development www. There is a Church Planter’s Manual and a Resources page. and they assist churches with their meeting house. reproducing churches that will reach those untouched by the gospel. Through research.naccc.New Church Planting www. serving Jesus Christ and Christ’s mission through the Presbyterian Church (USA). spiritually grounded group of servant leaders. with nearly 90 years of combined experience. Inc. The team is well versed in New Church work. National Ministries . They are passionate about starting as many new Disciples churches in as many ways as possible. and empowering.htm CCD’s Mission is to help the local church. church planters.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. Providing the answers to what. Church planters that have a passion to birth a local church can join hands with National Vision to facilitate an effective launch.org New Church Initiatives (NCI) is an inter-denominational church-starting ministry uniting evangelical churches around the mission of church planting. www. how. an important link in the overall effort of National Ministries and all of ABCUSA in reaching people for Christ. and supporting church-starting centers around the world. Their aim is to saturate cities with churches that will transform communities and reproduce both locally and globally. Their team is representative of the whole church. d 59 . the NCMT works to ignite the whole church in fulfilling their commitment to the Great Commission. in order to fulfill the Great Commission.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites National Association of Congregational Christian Churches . NCI is a nonprofit.newchurchinitiatives. National Vision is the resource center that endeavors to help meet the real needs of church starts. The mission of NCI is to start healthy. and when will propel you in the direction you desire.org/CCD/CCD_Main_Page.ncdnetwork. New Church Development Pastor and Spouse Association www. They assist those wishing to plant new churches. both new and existing churches.
or designing your strategy or administrative detail. Biblically faithful. Most of their work has been in urban settings. and providing NewStart. It’s built on the New Testament strategy of starting strong new churches to reach people for Christ. start New Testament congregations.www.org NewStart is an intentional effort to equip and resource the Church of the Nazarene for starting new churches.org/links/manuals. congregational growth and vitality.” d d 60 .org/index.USA/Canada Mission Evangelism www. in partnership with Classis and the whole Church. and denominations in evangelism. New Life Ministries will help leaders/congregations become spiritually alive and evangelistically effective by multiplying the number of persons turning to Jesus Christ. consulting districts and denominations.newlifeministries-nlm. Several tools at this site. New York Church Planting Resources www. in one easy-to-get-to website. demographics.Church Planting Group www. Their mission at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.org New Church Specialties is a nonprofit organization specializing in coaching pastors and church planters. They have put together.com New Church Development is a department of Christian Reformed Home Missions that encourages and assists new and established churches. some of the finest resources you will find anywhere on planting new churches.html Facilitating Church Multiplication Movements Worldwide Books and Links Online Resources .nextchurch.NewChurchSpecialties. and to assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions.html North American Mission Board . New Church Specialties on the Web www. NextChurch www.nextchurch.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. disciple-making churches. ReStart & ReFocusing & Parent church education and training through New Church University. New Life Ministries www.Church of the Nazarene . and minister to persons in the name of Christ. they can be of help! In order to share the lessons they are continuing to learn.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d d New Church Net . to initiate and support the multiplication of new. NewStart is created to empower established churches to sponsor strong new ones.namb. NewStart .newchurchnet.org This site focuses on resourcing leaders. they have put together a church planting website. Whether your need is dollars.net/cp/ The Church Planting Group’s Website is for anyone interested in starting churches.A Ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions www. and church planting.youresource. congregations.nazarenenewchurches.com/church_planting_web_page.
An application is available at this site. Students spend hours in the field implementing the principles taught in the classroom.htm The Northwest Baptist Convention helps facilitate and assist church starting in Washington.Church Planting Resources www. They have many events to identify. North Shore Christian Centre . They provide in-field training for Master of Divinity students at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. They facilitate church starting working as partners with local associations and churches. The result will be an everincreasing number of new churches discipling unchurched people.net/root/resources/churchplanting/ Break new ground with outstanding church planting tools. Northwest Church Planting www. It is this hands-on field training that makes NADEI unique.nabconference.namb.evergence. training programs. They have links to Church Planting information and conferences.org/glocal/church%20planting.northwoodchurch. They have developed a field-tested curriculum for church-planting training.nadei. train and nurture church planters. It includes Strength Assessment.nwbaptist.org/anglo_church_starting. http://nscc. reproductive churches. and deploying leaders to start healthy. 61 .Church Planting www.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.html Through its own Church-Starting Center.org/discplesathome/churchplanting.com/list. and support teams to assist you in successfully planting healthy. seminaries and denominations. developing.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. Training and Development. they work cooperatively with local churches. North American Division Evangelism Institute www.New Churches www. NorthWood is actively involved in seeing God’s Kingdom spread throughout the United States by helping to start healthy.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites North American Mission Board . reproducing churches around the country.churchplanter. North American Baptist Conference . and Northern Idaho.asp?s=253 Northwest Baptist Convention . and Deployment and Coaching. NorthWood Church – Church Starting www.Online Pastor John Iuliano has compiled this excellent and extensive manual on Church Planting and it is available online at this site. reproductive churches. To accomplish this.com The purpose of Northwest Church Planting is to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ by drawing. Oregon.Church Planting Manual .
Outreach North America www. d 62 .redeemer2. strategic planning. how to become a church planter. Grants for land and buildings are often given to these new individual. Redeemer Church Planting and Missions www. They center on House Churches.thequestcolumbus. It is about what you need to know and do as an organizing pastor.com The Quest is a partner in seeing a local expression of the church for every 500 people in urban Columbus. coaching. and in cooperation with other congregations.opc. as an overseeing elder.outreachnorthamerica. One of the resources at this website is a list of helpful Church Planting links. or as a member of a presbytery home missions committee working to establish the permanent ministry of a Presbyterian and Reformed church. training. planting and transitional ministry resources.htm New church development webpage.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.com This site offers access to assessment. training information and more.org/chm/chplant/ This manual provides an introduction to church planting in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. developing congregations to help them in their primary growth years.Online www.ca Outreach Canada is a Christian ministry organization specializing in church research. plantachurch. growth.org/churchplanting/index.com/rucpc/index. OH.pcusa.outreach. These new churches grow and evangelize in their communities. The Quest www. Their mission is to connect urban folk to authentic relationships with people and God through and embracing community.plantachurch.cfm A church planting introduction.com www. Pastornet – Church Planting www. They strive to be the best single source for resources and information on the church in Canada.Evangelism and Church Development www.htm PastorNet began as the dream of a few pastors in Northern California who have a passion for leadership development in the church. their goal is to help pastors take advantage of Internet resources by providing an informational starting point when using the net. As the site continues to grow and adapt to the ever expanding e-world. Presbyterian Church USA .com/links/church_planting.Church Planting Manual .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Outreach Canada www. Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church . support the total denominational outreach.org/evangelism/churchdevelopment/ncd. prayer and other resources to stimulate a church planting movement.pastornet.
and have designed their products to aid ministers in fulfilling the call of God on their life.org The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of PCA churches in Arizona.org/missionsresources/churchplanters.plantchurch.htm This website has resources for studying church growth. New Mexico.com www. The preparation Re:source offers will help things to progress more quickly – and smoothly. and INCITE: The RCA’s Church Multiplication E-Newsletter Re:Source Church Plant Training www.php The Vision for Multiplication.rca. They believe in helping those who feel called to leadership within the Body of Christ. the Anglican Church Plant Initiative.com Re:source is a result of a growing need for new expressions of church and methods of planting. Revelation. Bethany. using simple day-to-day language. Resources for Church Planters www. Raul Rivera has compiled 66 effective and user friendly manuals.htm Nevada Baptist Convention Southern Nazarene University.nbcsbc. The vision for church multiplication is growing! There are several resources available at this site: New Church Development Manual.resourcechurchplanting.fs/chgrowth. StartCHURCH. OK http://home. NGM. Startchurch.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites d Reformed Church in America . professor of missions at Southern Nazarene University. Church Mission Society. Oklahoma and Texas. New Generation church. Salvation Army and Tribal Training. After seven years of extensively researching the laws that govern religious and nonprofit organizations. The process available at this site will help us determine if you and STADIA should work together to plant a church.com Startchurch.Church Growth www. including the planting of new churches.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. Cornerstone network. Re:source will also help people link up to benefit from one another’s encouragement. 63 . It was developed by Howard Culbertson.cc Do you believe that God may be calling you to plant a church? STADIA wants to help you clarify that call.snu.New Church Strategies www.startchurch. STADIA . Pioneer. Church planting means people are doing many things they've never done before. It is a church plant training initiative supported by an inter-denominational partnership of organizations and churches which includes the Assemblies of God. Building Financing and Planning information.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. Southwest Church Planting Network www.stadia.org/growth/multiply/index.edu/~hculbert.
indigenous faith communities through planting. Or to put it another way. visit this site.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples.victoryusa.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. So.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage.ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index.Church Planting www. ThinkCoach http://norbert. both clergy and lay. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment. They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters. Victory Churches of the United States www. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church. As a church planting movement. 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. United Methodist Church .Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www.htm A great source of church planting information and support.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www. relocation. Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter. 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.holstonconference.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information.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.nbcsbc.touchusa. equip and empower Christian ministers.vineyardusa.The Cell Group People www. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices. UIM International . we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts.org/churchplant. group leaders and members to transform their lives.uim. mergers. for the purpose of making disciples by creating new. and new services of worship in existing churches. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups. VineyardUSA . TOUCH Outreach . As we read the book of Acts. d 64 . SBC.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting.Church Planting www.
Xpansion newsletters. resources and an application form available at this site.vision-ministries. Their strategy is determined by. Ask other planters how they did this or that. World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. 65 . They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches.org/planting. online cell tracking. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America.com/churchplanting. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission. World Christian Resource Directory www.gycm.Church Planting www. mentoring.world-team.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact 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. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches. There is information. a church planting model. links. A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth.worldimpact. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada . World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city. how you should deal with other issues. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv.org World Impact is a nationwide. this purpose and culminates in church planting.missionresources. The Visionary .org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world. and fieldbased training to the burgeoning number of YWAM church planting teams working among the remaining unreached people groups of the 10/40 Window and beyond.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.htm At this website. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources. interdenominational. Xpansion Ministries www. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known.org/resources. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches. and a message board. and more.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www.xpansion. World Team Canada www. and strives to achieve. books.
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net Church growth consultant Dr.org Net Results is helping congregations help people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.com/nw/s Equipping Leaders to Grow Healthier Churches Church Growth. The McIntosh Church Growth Network www.ascg.churchgrowth.churchgrowth. and generational change issues. d Church Growth Institute www. Church Central www. evangelism and church growth. www.com The Church Growth Network.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites CHURCH GROWTH American Society for Church Growth www.org Provides practical tools for leadership. This website includes several excellent articles that can be downloaded for use within your church. Charles Arn provides seminars and consulting services on reaching unchurched people. Inc. staffing.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. Net Results New Ideas in Church Vitality www. The Church Growth Network is particularly well-versed in church growth analysis. strategic planning. adding a new service. creating an entry path for visitors.netresults. founded in 1987. and many other topics of interest to churches committed to growth through reaching the unchurched.mcintoshcgn.churchcentral. provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches. 68 .
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Christ-centered Training for Pastors.cmalliance. 72 .Nehemiah Leadership Institute www.Church Leadership Academy http://web2. read interviews. and we must evaluate things more often in our churches.com Rick Warren’s website to encourage pastors. People want to experience a spirituality that weaves itself throughout their everyday lives. The objective of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity.tentmakersym. we have to determine which traditions we need to hold on to and which cultural changes we need to embrace.com www. Tentmakers . ministers.jsp The Church Leadership Academy provides the resources to help the local church equip workers for the harvest and serve in the church.org/web/nehemiah. It also assists in preparing those who have been called into the ministry.com The purpose of OnlineRev: To help you ― as a church leader ― change lives and redefine the way ministry is done. it’s obvious that times are changing quickly.onlinerev. In our postmodern world.com www.pastors. The Basic Training program and the Special Training courses are designed to give people the “tools” to make their ministry more effective.com Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry Buy books.org/ncm/cla/cla. Simultaneously. Pastors. d d Zondervan Church Source www. research articles.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites National Church Ministries . Youth Ministers. and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches. plus. and Laity. Churches everywhere are asking for help in training their leaders to have a more effective ministry.zondervanchurchsource. Online Rev.html Building Leaders for the Church.
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gospelcom. This is their ministry to Christians online .com Matt 28 Hosting is a web services company offering a wide range of services from website hosting. 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. state-ofthe-art content management software.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WEBPAGES Guidelines for Starting Church Web Pages www. This page offers a range of strategies that will help to reach outsiders. cost-effective way to launch. However.matt28hosting. an easy church website.a special opportunity www. ministries information. and hosting. or update.newlifeministries-nlm. The purpose of Matt28 Hosting is to raise support for missions. small groups meetings. make changes. for Ministry www. And it’s free. humanitarian aid.htm Tips and things to know when setting up a church website. management and design. d Church Websites America http://www.php Church websites can be an integral part of a church’s outreach to the community and beyond.enabling you to bring your church ministry to the World Wide Web.com/ Are you tired of your church website constantly becoming out of date? Is your church’s website working for you. does not take the needs of nonChristian site visitors into account and fail to use the potential of this medium. or maintain it with no technology skill at all. Matt28 Website Hosting www. and relief projects around the world. the majority of church websites. The site would be used by your members to keep connected to each other through mail lists. apart from listing times of meetings.htm d 77 .com Equipping the church online for ministry This site gives you everything you need to get your church up and running online: site templates.net/guide. prayer and more.forministry. Church Websites . Church Websites America is a simple. 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. Take Your Church Plant to the Web New Life Ministries www.net/guide/resources/church-pages.org/online/church_plant_web1.church-websites-america. Now imagine anyone on your staff having the ability to update the site.saintlife. calendar.
Videos consist of film-shorts in the form of comedies.sermoncentral.com/index.highwayvideo.net/CMU/upiw/tutorial/index. They are dedicated to equipping pastors worldwide in excellence in preaching. so that they may enhance their corporate worship expression spontaneously. illustrations.” Church Video Licensing International www. they began to develop a “permission of use” concept.com Search 500. WholeHearted Worship www. In January 1985... d d 78 . and legally. affordably. conveniently.com CCLI wants to encourage the spirit of worship through music to the local church collectively and to Christians individually.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. Not produced to answer the question. but to pose the question. “man-on-the-street” documentaries.com/index2.htm A PowerPoint tutorial.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Websites WORSHIP AIDES AlternativeWorship. SermonCentral is the world’s leader in sermon resources and research. sermon. and make convicting teaching. Highway Video www.mplc. whereby churches could obtain blanket permission for specific copying activities.000 free sermons.org www.html Worship resources for you and your group. Highway Videos fit seamlessly into your discussion.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. which he labeled “non-commercial. The Church Copyright License service began in 1984 when the pastor first became aware of the Copyright Law in response to a copyright crisis. worship and ministry relevant! Using PowerPoint in Worship http://churchmedia. or small group. and dramas.com Highway Videos are culturally relevant videos to be used in ministry.alternativeworship.wholeheartedworship. They compliment any message.ccli. SermonCentral www. and interpretive/music videos.
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