Starting a New Church

Starting a New Church

by Ralph Moore


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According to the author, perhaps our greatest responsibility is to evangelize our own generation. Yet established churches are not able to do that. In fact, rising generations of Americans live in ignorance of Jesus Christ and have no moral absolutes. Aggressive church planting, the author believes, is the answer to the problem, because new churches focus on the needs of each new generation and present biblical truth in the cultural context that best reaches those people. The objectives of this book are to lay down the challenge to consider becoming a church planter while at the same time screen out wishful thinking and focus on the practical challenges of church planting. This authoritative and edgy message is the next thing in evangelism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801018091
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2002
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 962,763
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ralph Moore is the senior pastor of Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii and the founder of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California. His ministry now spans more than 700 churches on six continents. Pastor Moore travels extensively, teaching pastors and church leaders biblical models for spreading the gospel and building Christ's kingdom. He and his wife, Ruby, have two adult children who are also involved in church multiplication.

Table of Contents

Preface 13

Part 1 Thinking Through a Church Plant

Chapter 1 Calling: Why I Plane Churches 17

Chapter 2 Mission: Why Should You Plant a Church? 21

Chapter 3 Assignment: Are You Ready to Plant a Church? 31

Chapter 4 Guidance: Do You Know Where You Are Going and Why? 41

Chapter 5 Support: Where Should You Go for Help? 52

Part 2 Designing the New Church

Chapter 6 Values: How Should They Drive Your Plan? 64

Chapter 7 Team: Who Will Partner with You? 76

Chapter 8 Proposal: What Should You Consider Before Asking for Money? 89

Chapter 9 Salary: Should You Be a Bivocational Pastor? 99

Chapter 10 Buildings: Where Should You Meet? 115

Chapter 11 Necessary Relationships: How to Plan What You May Not Understand 128

Chapter 12 Kickoff: Steps You Can Take Toward Gathering a Crowd 139

Part 3 Planting the New Church

Chapter 13 Structure: Can You Build a Church That Flexes As It Grows? 164

Chapter 14 Worship: How Will You Create Meaningful Experiences? 178

Chapter 15 Preaching Plan: How Will You Teach People to Live Their Faith? 186

Chapter 16 Money: Flow Can You Enjoy Strong Stewardship? 204

Chapter 17 Membership: How Can You Leverage Your Vision as a Leadership Tool? 216

Part 4 Anticipating the Future

Chapter 18 Foundation: How Can You Ensure a Healthy Start? 232

Chapter 19 Minefields: Will You Survive the First Few Months? 245

Chapter 20 Multiplication: Can You Begin Life as a Reproducing Church? 255

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