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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

d 11 . In addition. and inspirational corrective.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Books Missionary Methods: St. Multiplying Churches: Reaching Today’s Communities Through Church Planting by Stephen Timmis. The significance of this work is highlighting the phase out process and role changes a planter goes through. Buy this online at www. there is no more practical resource for the field worker available today. This second edition draws on more recent literature. Tim Chester. thorough. offers refined arguments. B. (March 2003) Passing the Baton: Church Planting That Empowers by Tom Steffen Center for Organization & Ministry. Donald Anderson McGavran Baker Book House. oversee. Paul’s or Ours? by Roland Allen Wm. Harvie M. In this handbook they articulate their experiences to help guide and inspire teams. This volume provides a practical. 2nd Edition by David J. 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. and highlights Paul’s ministry pattern. (July 1999) In Planting and Growing Urban Churches. graphs. and forms bolster Hesselgrave’s skillful description of effective cross-cultural church planting. he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today. Hesselgrave. targeting. Conn (Editor) Baker Book House. Pioneer Church Planting by Trent Rowland. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond. many charts.com/church. organizing his essays around research. Tim Thornborough Christian Focus. to develop. and giving examples of successful urban efforts. 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. Conn traces the challenging but rewarding process of church planting in the city. biblical.matt28. Eerdmans Publishing Co. strategic planning..htm Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. 2nd edition (April 2000) Ministry training often emphasizes expanding on the work of existing ministries to the neglect of addressing the difficulties of planting new churches in North America and across the world. and phase out a church plant. Allen compares Paul’s methods to modern missionary methods. Throughout. (June 1962) This classic study of Paul’s missionary work focuses not on the apostle’s doctrine or character but on the method by which he accomplished his task.

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

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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.



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

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

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

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

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

An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus Group Publishing Inc. and evangelism.” and “[Teach] them to obey. A church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with “outside the box” expressions of faith and love. d 21 . 1995) The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health. (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. daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs to flourish in creative and compelling worship. consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church. discipleship. (May 1. growth is sure to follow. Healthy. pastor of the Southeastern Christian Church ― one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America ― says that it most certainly can.” writes Rick Warren. when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship. Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship. uncompromising book. (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. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden InterVarsity Press. 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. In the pages of this far-sighted. showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. “If your church is healthy. yearning for church growth. look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seekertargeted worship services.” “[Baptize] them. “growth will occur naturally.” “Go and make disciples. When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell.” “Love your neighbor as yourself. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. worship. argues Warren. A church that is engaged with its community.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books The Purpose-Driven® Church by Rick Warren Zondervan. and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ.” And those purposes can only be accomplished. 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. Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart. 2003) Many church leaders. (November 27. Rusty Russell Howard Publishing.

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

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

Alan Hirsch Hendrickson Publishers. middle-class families. There are many different types.” He bases his well-researched work on three churches: Calvary Chapel. Scifres Abingdon Press. 1999) Miller analyses what he calls “new paradigm churches. missional church. This book offers encouragement to the vast majority of churches in this country that are under 200 people in weekend attendance and are. The Perfectly Imperfect Church: Redefining the “Ideal” Church by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. therefore. Containing sample services for different kinds of “Seeker-friendly” worship services. Miller University of California Press. Miller sees these churches as embodying a new Protestant Reformation. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church. 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. (November 1. (June 2002) Today’s church culture of overdoing excellence has led to a highly competitive attitude among churches and church leaders like no time in recent history. messianic spirituality. 2003) Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. 24 . (October 25. these groups appeal primarily to young. Vineyard Christian Fellowship. ethnic and cultural lines. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today’s postmodern world. we must understand who they are. the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission. this book will provide church leaders with a thoughtful. have very little doctrine or hierarchy. and Hope Chapel. Church leaders who heed the authors’ call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital. (September 1996) In One New People Manual Ortiz persuades us of the benefits in fellowship and outreach that we can experience by crossing racial. Offering a unique blend of contemporary culture and life-transforming spirituality. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium by Donald E. and he makes an interesting case for his assertion. (November 1998) If we are to reach the “Seekers” or the new generation of the unchurched. with the common people reclaiming religion from the elite clergy.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books d One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz Intervarsity Press. Searching for Seekers: Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched by Mary J. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost. The churches that are being presented as the super successful ones are virtually impossible to gain any encouragement from because they are so distinctive. just trying to keep on keeping on. they are growing rapidly as mainline churches decline. yet practical introduction to who Seekers are and how the church might best minister to them. These groups are contemporary and casual in style. and apostolic structure. Unlike more mainline evangelical churches that they resemble. and seem to make great use of lay members in many aspects of ministry.

Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. (December 1. Although the patterns may be different in each setting. It is a groundbreaking work for worship musicians and pastors. but for participation in God’s mission of reconciliation. 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. (January 1..” The congregations studied here are “clay jars. James W. 25 . It is a practical manual that details a culturally relevant. 2003) Treasure in Clay Jars centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations. biblical alternative to both evangelistic and seeker sensitive worship models. they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God’s mission in the world. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness by George B. and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fowler Pilgrim Press. 2003) A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church’s creative process of service planning. 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. political stances. Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler Zondervan. Thompson. The book explores eight concrete “patterns” common to these churches. 1999) This is a how-to guide for churches who want to put worship to its biblically intended ends and it includes a study guide..” but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God’s power and purposes.

and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. Jealousy and Envy. why. music director for Willow Creek Community Church. 1999) A book for Ministry Teams ― The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you’ve read. and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. addresses topics such as: Servanthood Versus Stardom. The Artist in Community. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience. The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland Zondervan. Westing Kregel Publications. George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy. 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. Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership. knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. McIntosh has written a comprehensive manual for the twenty-first-century church. Rory Noland. and Holy Spirit. congregational leaders. Excellence Versus Perfectionism. This frank. enabling pastors. Son. and when to add staff in a way that encourages growth. (March 2000) Current data show that half of all churches have some form of multiple staff. but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father. Gary L. innovation reaps rewards. He reminds us that today’s cultural environment ― where authority has basis in trust. McIntosh Baker Book House. focusing on how. Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century by Gary L. (May 1. and many others are considering the addition of professional staff in the future. (April 1999) In Leading the Team-Based Church. 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. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books CHURCH STAFF Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team by Harold J. who. 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. d d d 26 .

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

The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart by Marshall Shelley (Editor). The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century. from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers. (May 1998) This book by the experts from Your Church magazine answers your questions on the practical aspects of running a church – from stained glass to speaker systems. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations is a straightforward.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books FINANCES / FUND-RAISING Basic Accounting for Churches: A Turnkey Manual by Jack A. complicated and confusing. (May 1994) Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. computer tips. practical. Includes sample forms. Basic Budgeting for Churches by Jack A. collecting and recording. The author has written a true “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to sound and healthy money management. A Concise Guide to Getting Grants for Nonprofit Organizations by Mark Guyer Nova Science Pub Inc. Your Church (Editor) Broadman & Holman Publishers. and where to get it. (July 1. The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-todate information to build confidence and sound financial practice. 2000) Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. (June 1995) This church financial management expert explains all of the basics of building a solid church budgeting system. Planning and budgeting. Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities. (October 1. and a great deal more. It helps you determine what you need. information-packed survey of the do’s and don’ts of writing effective grant requests also includes useful internet sites for grant seekers. Henry Broadman & Holman Publishers. spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions. by James D. Phyllis Ten Elshoff (Editor). what it will cost. “user friendly”. filing systems and more. Berkley Baker Books. This brief. d 28 . 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. 2002) Mark Guyer draws upon his more than fifteen years of professional experience as a grant writer to author this book. explores other fund-raising options. It’s a book that proves church finances don’t have to be tedious.

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

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

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

Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. Carpe Mañana by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. Building Teams in Ministry (Beeson Pastoral Series) by Dale Galloway (Editor) Beacon Hill Press. to the future. In Charting a Bold Course. (October 1. or educational leaders. (February 1. Through nine naturalization classes Leonard Sweet offers strategies for leaders to put their faces. Bill Hybels writes Courageous Leadership for local church leaders. and its future rests in the hands of its leaders. yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. (May 1. government. Charting a Bold Course by Andrew Seidel Moody Publishers. (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. use biblical models for training leaders and form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget. 2004) Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel. Why? Tight budgets. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry. Especially suited for class or small group settings ― includes a suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors.d Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs. Andrew Seidel provides an exceptional tool to get you started on cultivating the unique gifts and abilities God has given you and your leadership team. However. Will Mancini Baker. the people who have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. This book is not written for business. Not a discipleship course. This leadership course will fit perfectly in your leadership-training program. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels Zondervan. Now he shares the passionate cry of his heart: the local church is the hope of the world. 2002) Bill Hybels waited 30 years to write this book on the strategic importance of the spiritual gift of leadership. 2003) A naturalization manual to help Christians become leaders in the new world of postmodern culture. identify emerging leaders. 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. small staffs. d 32 . leadership development is a life-long process. and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested in this groundbreaking book. rather it is intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership. it shows readers how to: empower leaders. (August 1. Instead. overcome obstacles to developing leaders. not their backs.

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

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

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

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

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

Discover what’s missing in your company.org/BookDetails. Neil Cole ChurchSmart Resources Raising Leaders for the Harvest introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems.www. groups. something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science. we see that a new team of leaders.” yet its insights will profoundly and powerfully impact the way you experience your company or organization. is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present.even your family. (October 1.. Ease and Certainty by Dick Barnett Confident Leader Pr. drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community. (May 1. an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples.” The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care by Rochelle Melander. Re-Ignite Your Business: The Secret of Leading With Confidence. Instead. Increasingly. 2004) If you’re looking for something different. they have found the issues fall into seven categories which they describe as the “seven deadly sins. (July 1997) This book is an “easy read. ministries and churches. “The church has it all wrong. challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities.alban. Logan. 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. lay leaders.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Robert E.asp?ID=859 The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care is an ideal companion for clergy. it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack. (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. It is trying to train leaders. d 38 . Russ Robinson Zondervan. then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. 2002) The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry provides assessment tools and solutions for seven common obstacles to building effective small groups. says Sweet. Based on the authors’ experience consulting with more than 200 churches and training church leaders in a variety of conferences and seminars around the world. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry by Bill Donahue. Harold Eppley Alban Institute .” Leaders don’t see a vision. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Reggie McNeal Abingdon Press. Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet Zondervan Publishing Company. inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaders. A secular book that would benefit every church planter – it gets what the mission is all about. they hear one..

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

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

Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Other Useful Books Community Ministry: New Challenges. (March 1. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. Dudley No. (September 1993) Steve blows the cover on a powerful conspiracy that has made inroads into the hearts of millions of people.asp?ID=881 In this era of “faith-based initiatives. Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives by Carl S. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book. if sharing the gospel doesn’t seem to be your gift. Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. examples from outstanding new ministries. which Loren Mead called “the most valuable book on parish ministry I’ve seen in a decade. Written with an infectious sense of hope. this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough. and readable manual. even churches that have along tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival. the relationship between ongoing faith formation and social action. (July 1994) Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture.alban. get started. practical.” Once again. In this book. AL246 . With thoughtprovoking discussions about congregations as learning organizations. It operates on the simple premise that God is passionately in love with unbelievers and can win them most effectively through acts of kindness. join the ranks of those who are best suited for becoming secret agents of God’s love. Basic Steps toward Community Ministry. 41 . Carl S. Dudley offers guidance for congregational leaders who need to create tools.” addressing the larger community rarely. and an updated resource list. Drawing on his experiences.org/BookDetails. 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. Fling Open the Doors: Giving the Church Away to the Community by Paul Nixon Abingdon Press. 2002) The temptation to focus only on their own internal issues is powerful for congregations.. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a “fortress mentality. (August 1999) When it comes to reaching the new generation for Christ.” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries. and take next steps to respond to God’s call to extraordinary ministry in their community. and only in the “language of Zion” when they do. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness Baker Book House. In this volume. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren Vine Books..Alban Institute http://www. Without realizing it. he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. While We Still Can by Tim Downs Moody Publishers. If you're burned out on evangelism. and bring our troubled culture the healing it needs so much. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community . Dudley rounds out this essential.

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

author Rajendra K. foreign exchange students. Rainer Zondervan. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom S. (August 1. to how to penetrate our local communities with the love of Jesus Christ. Fong brings scholarly expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the special needs of this culture to facilitate more effective ministry in Asian American churches. graphs. friends. Which things matter more than we’d thought and which matter less. Rainer Zondervan Publishing Company.. How to preach effectively to the unchurched. much more. 2001) Build bridges of love to your church community. 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. Sally Morgenthaler. 1st edition (August 19. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors. and other visual aids. Seeing Beyond Church Walls: Action Plans for Touching Your Community by Steve Sjogren Group Publishing Inc. The traits of unchurchedreaching leaders. d 43 .. and how you can know who among the unchurched people in your life are receptive to Christ. 1999) Fong’s completely updated revision of his previously released Insights for Growing Asian-American Ministries examines the very latest trends and cultural realities in Asian American churches. Pillai Waterbrook Press. By both region and religion. with wisdom from respected Christian leaders. and coworkers are in their spiritual quest. It is filled with charts. The enormous influence of family and relationships. 2001) A first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of the formerly unchurched explodes some common myths as to what it takes to reach people and provides insight into how the Christian church can develop effective approaches to reach the growing number of unchurched in North America. How to become a church for the unchurched. yet intensely practical insights into transforming your church to become lovingly and strategically outwardly-focused. (December 1. they will come. This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. (September 1. plus an abundance of true-life accounts.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. And much. Updated edition (November 1. Dale Galloway. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff. Respected Christian leaders share key action plans and an encouraging vision for seeing beyond church walls created by inward-focus and introversion. eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church—if only someone would invite them. A bridge-building body of Christ that overcomes its own inwardly focused gaze to grip the hearts of those beyond church walls. “In the trenches” church leaders like Steve Sjogren. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. and Leonard Sweet give challenging. 2003) If you invite them. and tourists. You'll discover why pastors and doctrinal preaching are critical. The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith by Thom S. Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard: A Guide to Building Relationships With People of Other Faiths and Cultures by Rajendra K. What causes visitors to return. and passionate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church Planting Resources www.tagnet. Church Renewal.leadnet..churchsmart.ch/examples/churchplanting/seminary. Church Planting Resources www.churchplantingnw.com Church Smart Resources is an organization that is leading the way with quality ministry tools for: Church Planting. Washington.pdf Dave Travis Church Smart Resources www. entitled Thinking Theologically About Church Planting.Thinking Theologically About Church Planting http://ritoru.. according to seminary leaders.org A church planting organization that concentrates on the Idaho.org/resources/docs/churchplantingtypologyreport1.. administrate and use technology for their churches.net/cpt/cpt. d d 51 . This site is a collection of free resources that is being built organically by actual church planters. Church Planting Program Looks to New Testament for Effectiveness http://norbert.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.com This site was created to help people who are planting churches share resources to build systems. and Leadership Development. Church Planting Typology Report Leadership Network www.net The Church Starting Network is a collaborative effort to foster Apostolic church starting movements in North America and beyond sponsored by the Sanchez Center for Reproducing Congregations at the Intercultural Institute for Contextual Ministry. Church Starting Network www.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Church Planting NW www.org/asap/ChurchResources. multicultural environment. and Oregon state area.html Article: Golden Gate Seminary is restructuring its church planting program to “return to the New Testament model” of churches starting churches. Through consultations and publications participants have the opportunity to shape and be shaped by an emerging dialogue regarding multiplication issues in a postmodern. This website has a helpful resource page. Church Growth.htm Plant a Seed! . As his articles are published. The series is an ongoing one. implement their vision..churchplantingresources. Church Planting Theology . they will appear here.churchstarting. post-Christian. a Soul! . 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nbcsbc. So.com/builders/ The mission of The Academy is to encourage. they want to help your church create an “every member a minister” environment. visit this site.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. As a church planting movement.htm If you feel God calling you to reach Native or Hispanic peoples.victoryusa. UIM International .ch/examples/churchplanting/ This is a webpage with reprinted articles that are examples of good thinking in relation to church planting.Church Planting www. churches and the world through “basic Christian communities” or cell groups. Or to put it another way.org Available at this site: Church Planting School information.The Cell Group People www. They have correspondence courses available for those who want to stay on the cutting edge as church planters. holistic small group (or cell) life and corporate worship are vital to the health and future of the local church.vineyardusa.org/missionsresources/churchplanting/straightstreet/index. both clergy and lay.uim.org/ministries/church_planting/church_planting. Straight Street is a spiritual preparation guide to be used by members of a church planting team 2-8 weeks before engaging in Basic Training for Church Planters.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Straight Street for Church Planters www.Church Planting www. indigenous faith communities through planting. relocation. 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. d 64 . for the purpose of making disciples by creating new.org/churchplant. we see that the New Testament church met from house to house and in the temple courts. These courses are extension programs through Victory Bible College and credits can be applied the VBCI degree program. ThinkCoach http://norbert. equip and empower Christian ministers. As we read the book of Acts.The Holston Academy for New Church Starts www. group leaders and members to transform their lives. United Methodist Church . and new services of worship in existing churches. SBC. TOUCH Outreach .touchusa. VineyardUSA .holstonconference. Victory Churches USA believes that education and training are vital for the success of the church planter. Straight Street consists of nine units and five appendices.htm A great source of church planting information and support. mergers.org TOUCH Outreach is a nonprofit ministry whose mission is to empower pastors. Victory Churches of the United States www.

resources and an application form available at this site.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.xpansion. Ask other planters how they did this or that. teenagers and adults who are committed to knowing Christ and to making Him known. and more.com/churchplanting.Church Planting Resource Guide Leadership Network Church Planting Websites Vision Ministries Canada . World Impact develops indigenous disciples of Christ in the inner city through ministry to children. and strives to achieve. books.The New Church Leadership Network of Double Vision Ministries www. They nurture urban disciples who will join them in teaching others the gospel. a church planting model.worldimpact. The Visionary . 65 . how you should deal with other issues. Christian discipling and church-planting ministry dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. online cell tracking. interdenominational.org/Visionary/misc/aboutdv. World Impact’s mission is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner city.gycm. and fieldbased training to the burgeoning number of YWAM church planting teams working among the remaining unreached people groups of the 10/40 Window and beyond. this purpose and culminates in church planting. They are committed to making a difference in Canada by planting a new generation of effective churches. the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and their member denominations.html Church planting is Vision Ministries’ primary mission. and a message board. links. Xpansion Ministries www. A service providing seminars for planting and growing churches.htm At this website.Church Planting www. World Team Canada www. Their strategy is determined by. A source for current information on the progress of church planting and church growth. and motivational programs from Double Vision representatives.org/planting. Xpansion Ministries has gathered various resources to assist you in your endeavors: Xpansion conferences. They are doing this in co-operation with Church Planting Canada. etc! Youth With A Mission Church Planting Coaches http://cpcoaches.org/resources. Xpansion newsletters. World Christian Resource Directory www.org World Team Canada’s purpose is to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches among unreached peoples of the world. There is information. mentoring.html A ministry providing research and resource materials for church planting and church growth.org World Impact is a nationwide. There are many resources available at this site: cell church resources.missionresources.vision-ministries.html Church Planting Resources listing World Impact www.world-team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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