Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age

by Ed Stetzer

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Overview

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age 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 with a missional look at existing and emerging cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805427301
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.            

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
Part 1Basics of Church Planting1
Chapter 1Introduction3
Chapter 2Redeveloping a Missional Mind-set for North America13
Chapter 3The Biblical Basis of Church Planting32
Chapter 4Models of Church Plants and Church Planters49
Part 2Basics of New Church Life71
Chapter 5What Makes a Church Planter?73
Chapter 6Church Structure83
Chapter 7Planter-Pastor Leadership90
Chapter 8Involving Lay Leaders96
Part 3Understanding Cultures and Models103
Chapter 9The Builders and the Boomers105
Chapter 10Emerging Postmodern Generations110
Chapter 11Culturally Relevant Ministry in a Postmodern World130
Chapter 12Emerging Planting Models in a Postmodern World136
Chapter 13African-American and Ethnic Church Planting157
Chapter 14House Churches165
Part 4Church Planting Nuts and Bolts175
Chapter 15Choosing a Focus Group177
Chapter 16Evangelism in a Postmodern World187
Chapter 17Developing a Core Group203
Chapter 18Small Groups211
Chapter 19Finding and Handling Finances221
Chapter 20Choosing a Name and a Logo232
Part 5Starting Off Right239
Chapter 21Finding a Meeting Place241
Chapter 22Getting the Attention of the Media252
Chapter 23The Launch--Birth of a New Church258
Chapter 24Worship in the New Church266
Chapter 25Preaching in the New Church275
Chapter 26Assimilation in the New Church284
Chapter 27Growth in the New Church300
Chapter 28Children in the New Church309
Part 6Making it Official315
Chapter 29Congregational Formation317
Chapter 30Churches Planting Churches320
Chapter 31Breaking the Mold: Church Planting Movements329
Endnotes337
Index361

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