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The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church

by Aubrey Malphurs. Baker Books, 2011.

This comprehensive book is perfect for people interested in starting a church. More specifically, for people who want a step-by-step process that gives the nuts and bolts of church planting, starting with assessing leadership traits to asking essential questions about church identity.

Offerings

appendix of tools, examining the core values of the new church, foundational assumptions, audience considerations, fundraising

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and seminarians interested in planting a new church

Cost

purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Develop an organized and intentional plan with the goal of starting a new church by answering key questions like, "what are the core values of this new church?" and, "what are our foundational assumptions?"
  • Reflect upon the purpose behind your church planting efforts by reading about the leadership traits of the church planter.

About the Contributor

Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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