Planting Missional Churches [NOOK Book]


Planting Missional Churches is an instruction book for planting biblically faithful and culturally relevant churches. It addresses the “how-to” and “why” issues of church planting by providing practical guidance through all the phases of a church plant while taking a missional look at existing and emerging cultures.

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Planting Missional Churches is an instruction book for planting biblically faithful and culturally relevant churches. It addresses the “how-to” and “why” issues of church planting by providing practical guidance through all the phases of a church plant while taking a missional look at existing and emerging cultures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805456981
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 713,672
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ed Stetzer has planted churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia and transitioned declining churches in Indiana and Georgia. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Ed is a columnist for Outreach Magazine and Catalyst Monthly, serves on the advisory council of Sermon Central and Christianity Today's Building Church Leaders, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN.

Ed is Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at fifteen other colleges and seminaries. He also serves on the Church Services Team at the International Mission Board.

Ed is currently interim teaching pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, TN.

Ed's primary role is President of LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s Missiologist in Residence.

He has written the following books: Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age(2003),

Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (w/ Elmer Towns, 2004),

Breaking the Missional Code (w/ David Putman, 2006),

Planting Missional Churches(2006),

Comeback Churches (with Mike Dodson, 2007),

11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007), and

Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation)

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Chapter 1 Basics of Church Planting 1
Chapter 2 Redeveloping a Missional Mind-set for North America 16
Chapter 3 The Biblical Basis of Church Planting 37
Chapter 4 Models of Church Plants and Church Planters 53
Chapter 5 What Makes a Church Planter? 76
Chapter 6 Church Structure 89
Chapter 7 Planter-Pastor Leadership Issues 97
Chapter 8 Involving Lay Leaders 106
Chapter 9 Understanding Cultures and Models 115
Chapter 10 Church Planting in Emerging Culture 124
Chapter 11 Choosing a Focus Group 144
Chapter 12 A Church-Planting Fault Line 152
Chapter 13 Missional/Incarnational Churches 161
Chapter 14 Koinos Churches 170
Chapter 15 Evangelism in Church Planting 182
Chapter 16 Developing a Launch Team 198
Chapter 17 Small Groups 207
Chapter 18 Finding and Handling Finances 220
Chapter 19 Choosing a Name and Logo 233
Chapter 20 Finding a Meeting Place 239
Chapter 21 The Launch-Birth of a New Church 251
Chapter 22 Worship in the New Church 260
Chapter 23 Preaching in the New Church 269
Chapter 24 Spiritual Formation in the New Church 280
Chapter 25 Growth in the New Church 294
Chapter 26 Children in the New Church 304
Chapter 27 Congregational Formation 310
Chapter 28 Churches Planting Churches 316
Chapter 29 Breaking the Mold: Church-Planting Movements 325
Notes 334
Annotated North American Church-Planting Bibliography 355
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