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Church Planting: Different Kinds of Help

  • Coaches often provide practical advice for new church planters.
  • Conferences like Converge or Exponential offer community and reliable, practical information.
  • Organizations like the Association of Religion Data Archives can help you understand the demographics around your location.
  • Books are good...
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“We should start a new church.” This may be the idea of one person. It may be the call of a small group of energized individuals. Or, it may be the conclusion of a study by a large congregation...

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Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

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What makes church growth in an African American community different? Michael Cox, New Church Planting Director for the American Baptist Churches in the USA, and Joe Samuel Ratliff, pastor of...

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Top 10 lists are helpful because they clarify the complicated. They also provide boundaries in a world where we sometimes don’t have enough signs that tell us when and where to start or stop. ...

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This book will not offer you best practices related to church planting. What it will do is offer you a framework by which you can pray and think about your specific, unique efforts at church...

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Converge focuses on helping leaders plant new churches. The executive director of church planting at Converge is Lee Stephenson who has been active in pastoral ministries since 1998. The...

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Dying congregations can foster new life through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Replant ministry. Replant works by utilizing the assets of a declining congregation to begin a new church....

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Church planters and leaders will find both information and inspiration in this guide, brought together by an experienced pastor-teacher team. While a conventional church start is often based on an...

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The mission of The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is to refocus the church to be about disciples making disciples. Since its beginning in 1991, the Center has trained over 5,000...

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This one-stop shop gives church planters all they need to know to address the organizational, administrative and legal matters that come with new church starts. A wide range of free and paid...

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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North...

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These two coaches/consultants want you to learn from the mistakes that others have made. Not only is there no reason to reinvent the wheel, there is no reason to reinvent the Pinto (a not so great...

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In 2010 more new congregations began than closed. Studies shows that trend is continuing into and perhaps past mid-decade. Are you considering starting a new congregation? The book Launch might...

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“A big issue facing the church today is that we have bought deeply into consumer church. A great opportunity is to shift from selling to sending.” The authors’ six postures provide a framework of...

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This book isn’t about why to plant a church or how to expand to multiple sites. It’s a book about where to meet as a church when you plant, multiply and grow out of your space. Jim Tomberlin,...

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Since 1942, the Rural Home Missionary Association’s (RHMA) goal has been to plant and strengthen churches in small-town America. RHMA accomplishes this through various educational and supportive...

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This ecumenical Christian resource center offers books, assessment tools, workshops and more that address “church planting, church health, and leadership development.” The resources cover a range...

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What does it take to have an effective urban ministry? These authors argue for a holistic approach (mind/body/spirit) and excellent strategic planning. The inclusion of the eight following core...

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