Church Planting


ARTICLES


CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENTS Rapidly Multiplying Faith Communities
The March-April 2011 edition of Mission Frontiers magazine is full of excellent articles on church planting.

HOW TO KILL A CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT: 7 DEADLY SINS by David Garrison
Caught up in the enthusiasm of churches that seemed to be multiplying spontaneously among his beloved people group, a missionary exclaimed, “It’s amazing! We couldn’t stop it if we had to!” If only this were true.

LET’S STOP PLANTING STERILE CHURCHES by Carol Davis
Carol Davis is a woman who has been involved in church planting since her childhood. What she has learned from the mistakes and the successes can help us all.


E-BOOKLET


CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENTS by David Garrison
David Garrison presents key insights learned from the work of Southern Baptist missionaries on the field. This critical research dramatically illustrates the essential elements required to foster rapidly spreading church planting movements. We believe that all of us can benefit from the lessons they have learned.


BOOKS



THE MULTIPLYING CHURCH: THE NEW MATH FOR STARTING NEW CHURCHES
by Bob Roberts
See Ed Stetzer’s blog review

GLOBAL CHURCH PLANTING:BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR MULTIPLICATION by Craig Ott & Gene Wilson
This book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.

CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENTS by David Garrison
Fifteen thousand new churches started in a single year! One hundred and fifty thousand Muslims turned from Muhammad to Jesus! Four thousand churches planted in Northern India in just 10 years! This book reveals how God is turning millions to new life in Jesus Christ through the miracle of Church Planting Movements.

CLIMBING HIGHER – INSPIRATION FOR THE CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTER by Roger Dixon
As missionary teams multiplied across Muslim Southeast Asia in the late 1980s and early 1990s, veteran church planter Roger Dixon began investing in newer personnel. Climbing Higher includes 100 of his invaluable letters of encouragement. It’s been called a My Utjost for His Highest for cross-cultural workers. While theorists multiply, successful church planters in the Muslim world remain few. Roger is one who, by God’s grace and through much prayer, has played an instrumental role in the birthing of dozens of churches. Climbing Higher reflects some of his experiences and speaks to the nature of life among an unreached people group.
(See David Mays’ Booknotes on Climbing Higher )


LINKS


MISLINKS ON CHURCH PLANTING
This page provides an extensive listing of links to church planting resources, articles and ministries. Note: Be sure to scroll down until you find the annotated version of the table of links at the top.

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