A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams

A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams

by Daniel Sinclair


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We have long been aware of the challenge of reaching the unreached peoples of the world. For many this seemed a daunting and almost impossible task. However, with a clear biblical model of church planting, which works in divergent cultural settings, it seems that this may in fact be possible.

In A Vision of the Possible, Daniel Sinclair thoroughly covers practical whys and how-to's concerning pioneer church planting among unreached people groups, with applicable discussions from Scripture along the way. Its emphases include resistant environments and church planting in teams. It also includes the newly revised seven "Pioneer Church Planting Phases", which is widely used by mission agencies working among unreached peoples.

Those on the field, and those in preparation, including those in Bible schools and seminaries, will find this book immensely practical. Senders on the homefront will also find it invaluable, as they seek to understand the biblical and concrete issues the friends they support grapple with on a daily basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830857791
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

For over a decade Daniel Sinclair has served as field director for a major missions agency, overseeing approximately 750 fields workers from West Africa to Southeast Asia. Prior to that he and his family ministered in the Middle East for eleven years.
He has two masters degrees in missions and Bible, has published various tools and articles about church planting among unreached peoples, and has taught as adjunct faculty at a major university.

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Apostleship: The Great Neglected Subject     1
What Is a Church?-and How to Plant One     15
Working in Teams-Foundational Principles     31
Working in Teams-Practical Applications     39
The Pioneer Church Planting Phases     55
Learning the Language     87
Role and Residency     109
Evangelism     117
Discipling Local Believers     139
Leadership in the Apostolic Task     159
The Role of the Church Planters in Church Planting     181
What about Church Planting Movements in Highly Resistant Cultures?     199
Three Models of Church Planting     211
The Crucial First Group of Elders     219
Epilogue     239
Apostleship in the New Testament     251
Becoming Someone to Whom Host People Can Talk   Dr. Lyman Campbell     261
Writing a VSP and MOU     269
Orality, Bible Narratives, and Indigenous Reproducing Churches   Steve Evans     273
Top Ten Team Pitfalls     281
Bibliography     283
Endnotes     287

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