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Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for new Churches and Those Desiring Renewal

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Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the twenty-first century - but in nothing like its twentieth-century form. Revised and updated, this second edition emphasizes the importance of ministry's core values, mission, and strategy. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included, and new chapter-end checklists aid in review. This creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success: a Great Commission vision, strong servant-leadership, a ...
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Overview

Aubrey Malphurs fervently believes that the church will awaken and thrive in the twenty-first century - but in nothing like its twentieth-century form. Revised and updated, this second edition emphasizes the importance of ministry's core values, mission, and strategy. Sixteen accompanying worksheets are included, and new chapter-end checklists aid in review. This creative handbook shows church planters how to focus on the essential ingredients for success: a Great Commission vision, strong servant-leadership, a mobilized lay army, culturally relevant ministry and evangelism, authentic worship, and a robust network of small groups.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801090530
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Worksheets 9
Foreword 11
Introduction 13
Pt. 1 The Preparation for Church Planting
1 What Are We Talking About? The Definition of Church Planting 21
2 Do We Need Another Church? The Reasons for Church Planting 31
3 How Do You Make Ends Meet? The Means for Church Planting 47
4 What You Don't Know Might Hurt You! The Assumptions of Church Planting 61
Pt. 2 The Personnel of Church Planting
5 Understanding Who You Are: The Preparation for Assessment 79
6 Are You a Church Planter? The Practice of Assessment 93
Pt. 3 The Principles of Church Planting
7 Building a Fire in the Furnace: A Great Commission Vision 119
8 Leading with Sustained Excellence: A Strong Servant-Leadership 131
9 Every Member a Minister: A Well-Mobilized Lay Army 150
10 Pouring New Wine into New Wineskins: A Culturally Relevant Ministry 164
11 Worship That Makes a Difference: A Holistic, Authentic Worship 185
12 Pursuing Lost People with a Passion: A Biblical, Culturally Relevant Evangelism 207
13 The Bigger We Get, The Smaller We Get: A Robust Network of Small Groups 227
Pt. 4 The Process of Church Planting
14 We're Going to Have a Baby! The Conception Stage 251
15 Childbirth Classes: The Development Stage 299
16 It's a Baby! The Birth Stage 317
17 Feed Them and They Grow! The Growth Stage 341
18 I'm No Longer a Kid! The Maturity Stage 362
19 Let's Have a Baby: The Reproduction Stage 377
App. A Addresses for Resource Material 397
App. B A Sample New Church Feasibility Study 398
Notes 407
Index 419
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