The Basics of Church Planting

The Basics of Church Planting

by Bob C. Green

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Overview

Churches that are established following the biblical pattern set forth by the Apostles and first century missionaries will manifest “indigeneity.” The term “indigenous” is a biological term used to describe a plant that thrives in a specific environment, type of soil, in a given location or climate. At present time there is much lip service given to the starting and establishing of “indigenous churches.” Unfortunately many times even those most adamant about this principle and philosophy, in every day practice undermine or violate the principle as set forth in Acts 14 and Ephesians 4:10. The failure to follow biblical guidelines and patterns has led to the establishment of mission churches that are not self-governing, self-supporting or self-propagating. Churches started and established according to New Testament teachings will be able to exist and flourish without the foreign direction, subsidy and propping up which characterizes mission churches on so many fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735145457
Publisher: The Old Paths Publications
Publication date: 08/08/2020
Series: 1 , #1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Bob Chapman Green was born in Fort Pierce, Florida on September 23, 1943, to Bob Clarence and Edris Marie Green. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior as a 12 year old boy attending Fairlawn Baptist Church. He surrendered to the Gospel Ministry when he was 16 years of age.
He graduated from Dan McCarty High School in 1961 and ultimately earned a B.A. degree with a major in Bible from Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, TN. He and Patsy Deitz were married in July of 1965. In 1967 they were approved as missionaries to serve with Baptist International Missions, Inc (BIMI) in Central America. They served as church-planting missionaries in Central America from August, 1968 until November, 1979. It was during those years that they gained much personal experience as church planters. They returned to the USA in 1979 because of the war in El Salvador.
During the past 40 plus years they have continued to serve with BIMI in various capacities. Though Brother Green has been a Director with BIMI, their main concern and passion has been for the ministry among Hispanics in the USA and some in Latin America. Church Planting has been a priority. Presently Dr. Green is Hispanic Ministries Representative and Aviation Ministries Director for the Mission. Brother Green has also written several additional books, including translations from English into Spanish.
The Greens have two children Susan Michelle Culler and Timothy Wayne Green. They also have six grandchildren (Danielle, Hunter, Logan, Natalie, Hannah (and Mitch) and Joshua (and Gabby), and two great grandchildren (Trevor and Brooklyn of Hannah and Mitch Feliciano).

Table of Contents

DEDICATED TO: 3

PREFACE 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS 9

COURSE DESCRIPTION 15

COURSE OBJECTIVE 15

CHAPTER ONE: CHURCH PLANTING: 21

CHAPTER TWO: PRE-CHURCH PLANTING MINISTRY CONSIDERATIONS:30

CHAPTER THREE: WHERE SHOULD NEW CHURCHES BE PLANTED? 44

CHAPTER FOUR: PREPARATIONS FOR CHURCH PLANTING 56

CHAPTER FIVE: TEACHING AND PREACHING 57

CHAPTER SIX: THE PLAN FOR CHURCH PLANTING 77

CHAPTER SEVEN: REPETITION AIDS IN LEARNING 86

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ORGANIZATION OF THE LOCAL CHURCH 106

CHAPTER NINE: THE ADMINISTRATION OF A NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH 132

CHAPTER TEN: MISSIONS: WORLD EVANGELIZATION 170

CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE LOCAL CHURCH FINANCES & STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM 201

CHAPTER TWELVE: THE CHURCH FACILITIES 205

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: PITFALLS OR DANGERS IN THE CHURCH PLANTING MINISTRY 209

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE FINISHED TASK: A NEW CHURCH PLANTED 215

QUESTIONS – STUDY GUIDE 222

RECOMMENDED READING: 231

INDEX 233

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 237

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