Missions Resource Network
AntiochSchool ( North American church planting and leadership Development)
Worldview Resource Group “The mission of the Worldview Resource Group is to provide cross-cultural church planting methodologies that emphasize a worldview approach to ministry.”
Resources available online:
What does a church planter need to know, be, and be able to do?
Incarnational model vs. representational model
Creative access approaches
Chronological Bible teaching
Evangelism and discipleship
The developing church
The maturing church
The continuing church
Translating Bible lessons
Theology of mission
New Testament church principles
Principles for Christian living
Leadership vs. management
Team development and dynamics
Universals of culture
Culture change (form, function, and meaning)
Roles and status
Structural functionalism vs. symbolic interaction
High vs. low religions
High vs. low context cultures
- Multiplying Churches Globally (MCG) Church Planting School hosted by ReachGlobal with SEND collaboration – SEND U is recommending that SEND missionaries particularly those with church planting assignments attend this training.
- SEND U is also collaborating with World Team in developing online course in Church planting according to their CPM RoadMap series. The first of the four courses in the series is Evangelism: Abundantly Sowing the Seed. The second course is Discipleship: Growing Mature Followers of Jesus. The third course is Church: Nurturing Communities of Faith and the current version of the syllabus is here.
- Frank Severn’s Church Planting Manual – Our former General Director developed this manual and used it in training our new missionaries in church planting.
- Jonathan Training, a 2-week church planting training program developed by OMF
- Omega Course – Practical Church Planter Training – produced by the Alliance for Saturation Church Planting and recommended by Dick Walton, former SEND Area Director in South Central Europe, US and the Philippines. Five practical training manuals which each offer 26 hours of instruction; sharing a vision for saturation church planting as well as practical principles and priorities for accomplishing local church plants. Designed for modular instruction in a working seminar format, the training schedule can be adapted for work/ministry realities of YOUR trainees.
- Worldview Resource Group – training in cross-cultural church planting
- Training in coaching church planters – see the materials developed by Philippine Challenge and used to train coaches for church planters. Larry Salisbury has used these materials extensively. Much of the notes are in Tagalog.
- Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication by Gene Wilson and Craig Ott. Highly recommended, and pre-event reading for the Multiplying Churches Globally church planting school in Minneapolis.
- A Vision of the Possible (free PDF download) by Daniel Sinclair. Very helpful information for any church planting team leader or team member, but particularly for expatriate church planting teams among unreached people groups. Reviewed in the January 2008 editionof Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
- purchase A Vision of the Possible from Amazon
- Discovering Church Plantingby J.D. Payne. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting as well as unfolding practical strategies for confronting contemporary challenges to our vital task in reaching a lost world. This comprehensive introduction to church planting shows the reader how to apply effective, international church planting practices to specific contexts. J. D. speaks from personal experience, research and training and focuses on crucial issues every planter should consider. His well researched and easy to understand concepts are crucial for anyone who takes seriously the call of Scripture to “Declare His glory among the nations and His marvelous deeds to all peoples.”
- Section I: Discovering Biblical and Theological Foundations
- Section II: Discovering Missiological Principles
- Section III: Discovering Historical Paradigms
- Section IV: Discovering Contemporary Issues
- Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond by David J. Hesselgrave
- Passing the Baton by Tom A. Steffen
- Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement: A Case from India by Paul Gupta and Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
- Home Cell Group Explosion: How Your Small Group Can Grow and Multiply [With Study Guide]by Joel Comiskey. Highly recommended by Leif Gustafson, team leader in Siberia.
- Recovering the Sacred Center: Church Renewal from the Inside Outby Howard E. Friend, Jr. Recommended by Gerrie Castillo. “This book is a reflective approach designed to help readers discover new ways of understanding themselves and the mission of the church.”
- Apostolic Church Planter – pastoral, catalytic and apostolic church planters compared. From Ott, Craig; Wilson, Gene (2010-12-01). Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication (Kindle Locations 1976-1978). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Training Church Leaders for Church Plants
- Bible Training Center for Pastors – used extensively in the Philippines to train pastors, and recommended by Larry Salisbury
- Free books by Randall Hillebrand, a CrossWorld missionary serving in Ukraine (offered in English, Russian, French and Farsi)
- Online resources from ReachGlobal to accompany the Global Church Planting book sited above.
- Church planting resources from Southern Baptists – recommended by Larry Salisbury, church planting team leader in the Philippines
- Cross-Cultural Church Planting Resources by Roland Muller, author of The Messenger, the Message and the Community, and primarily focusing on church planting in Muslim contexts
- Help in Planting and Multiplying Churches – blog by Dr. Bob Vajko, TEAM International Church Planting Consultant. Dr. Vajko has been a church planter in France for 29 years. His church planting publication is recommended by John McDuffee (SEND Spain).
- ChurchPlanting.com — “At ChurchPlanting.com we aim to equip and encourage church planters who are aimed at winning others into relationship with Christ. Bloggers on the site include a Who’s Who list from the Church Planting World comprised of coaches and authors. These are people who think beyond typical conventions and who are interested in seeing lots of people won into relationship with Christ through church planting.” See blogs here: ChurchPlanting.com | Encouraging Church Planters Around The Globe
- Church Planting Financial Code of Ethics a starting point for considering finances and Church Planting.
44 Lessons on Church Planting (Part 2)
A Believer’s Church Theology
All Churches Should Be Multiracial CT April 2005 The biblical case and a pastoral response.
Cell Church Magazine
Houses that Change the World
Training Church Planters
- At mrnet.org
McGavran, Donald A. “Try These Seven Steps for Planting Churches,” Global Church Growth Bulletin 18 (1981), 110-113.
Foundational articles on the meaing of “church” in today’s culture and/or in missions.
Bliese, Richard The Mission Matrix: Mapping Out the Complexities of a Missional Ecclesiology (2006) 12 page paper – Luther Seminary
Garrett, James V. A Focused Response Regarding The Nature and Mission of the Church, Its Leadership, and Its Witness to the World 12 page academic paper, Ashland Theological Seminary
Gelder, Craig Van Ph.D A Theology Of Mission And The Missional Church In The United States 28 page paper — Professor of Congregational Mission Luther Seminary
Gervais, Mark . The Need for Recapturing a God-Centered Theological Dialogue in Modern Evangelical Ecclesiology (2005) 33 page academic paper, the church is what it believes, not what it does.
Hjalmarson, Leonard Ecclesiological Issues Today :Toward a Theology of Ministry for the Contemporary Ekklesia(2005) 35 academic paper.
Rozko, J.R. Restoring Hope to the Church in Western Culture: Exploring the Relationship Between Culture, Theology, and the Church(2006) 374 page academic paper, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Nevius’s The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches (39.5Mb pdf) (entire book free online)
Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement: A Case from India
At The Aliance for saturation Church Planting (annotations theirs)
Omega Course – a five volume set of manuals on church planter training – covering such topics as spiritual character, inductive Bible study, leadership, mentoring and vision.
Prayer Book – a 160 page book called “Prayer that Strengthens and Expands the Church” by Glenn Livingston that examines the question “what does the prayer life of a disciple of the Lord look like?”
Prayer Care – a brochure designed to stimulate believers in their own prayer life and in their ministry.
Essential Vision – a 67 page book outlining the concept of saturation church planting and the elements involved.
Mentoring Manual – a 125 page book by Bob Martin, the manual is a practical tool that helps leaders understand the role of mentoring in helping church planters to be faithful to God’s call.
Interchanges – the bi-monthly e-newsletter of the Alliance which includes “In Brief”, “In Depth” and “In Play” Articles about Alliance-related ministries in Eurasia.
Aikman, David. Jesus In Beijing : How Christianity Is Transforming China…
Allen, Roland Missionary Methods : St. Paul’s or Ours? Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (A classic written in 1927).
Allen, RolandThe Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It Wipf & Stock Publishers (reprint 1997)
Allender, Dan B. Leading With A Limp : Turning Your Struggles Into Strengths
Arn, Win. The Master’s Plan For Making Disciples : How Every…
Bailey, John M. Pursuing The Mission Of God In Church Planting
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Behnken, Kenneth W. Planting Missions Across Cultures. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1999.
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Bricker, Darrell. What Canadians Think… About Almost… Everything
Brock, Charles. Indigenous Church Planting, A Practical Journey
Brueggemann, Walter. Hopeful Imagination : Prophetic Voices In Exile
Brueggemann, Walter. Cadences Of Home : Preaching Among Exiles
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Driscoll, Mark. The Radical Reformission : Reaching Out Without Selling Out
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Engel, James F. Changing The Mind Of Missions : Where Have We Gone Wrong?
Faircloth, Samuel D. Church Planting for Reproduction. Grand Rapids , MI: Baker Book House, 1991.
Finger, Reta Halteman. Paul and the Roman House Churches. Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press.
Foster, Charles R. Embracing Diversity: Leadership in Multicultural Congregations. The Alban Institute, 1997.
Frost, Michael. Exiles : Living Missionally In A Post-Christian Culture
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Garrison, David. Church Planting Movements
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Greenway, Roger S. Cities,: Missions New Frontier
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Hunter, George G., III. How To Reach Secular People
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Murray, Stuart. Church After Christendom
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Shekerjian, Denise. Uncommon Genius
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Simson, Wolfgang. Houses That Change The World
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Sjogren, Steve. 101 Ways To Reach Your Community
Spencer, Nick. The Responsive Church: Listening To Our World – Listening…
Steffen, Tom A. Passing The Baton
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Stetzer, Ed. Planting Missional Churches
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Stevens, Tim. Simply Strategic Stuff : Help For Leaders Drowning In The…
Sweet, Leonard. The Church In Emerging Culture : Five Perspectives
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Taylor, Steve. The Out Of Bounds Church? : Learning To Create A Community…
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Walling, Terry and Rick Tansey. Maximum Health(Manual) -leaders guide and participant manual. Anaheim, CA: Church Resource Ministries, 2003.
Ward, Pete. Liquid Church
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Willis, Avery T. Jr Church Planting Movements Free IMB online book Retired Senior VP of Overseas Operations
Wright, Christopher J. H. The Mission Of God : Unlocking The Bible’s Grand Narrative
Yee, Edmond. The Soaring Crane: Stories of Asian Lutherans in North America. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2002
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Zdero, Rad. The Global House Church Movement
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