Planting Missional Churches

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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: 9780805443707
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 345,544
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Stetzer is vice president of research and ministry development at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds two masters and two doctoral degrees and has written dozens of articles and acclaimed books including Planting Missional Churches, Breaking the Missional Code, Comeback Churches, and Lost and Found. Ed and his wife, Donna, have three daughters and live in Nashville, Tennessee.            
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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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