The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church

The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church

by Aubrey Malphurs


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Most books on church planting offer a model for churches to replicate—usually one that is tied to a particular style, generation, or demographic. But what churches really need is a process that is flexible, not bound to a particular time or current fad. In The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, trusted author and church-planting expert Aubrey Malphurs shares the basic steps any church planter will need, regardless of his or her generation now or in the future. These steps include

establishing values, mission, vision, and strategy
reaching the community
making disciples
recruiting a team
determining location and facilities
raising money for the ministry

With instant practical takeaway based on proven techniques, this book will be invaluable to any church planter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801072628
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 367,988
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training and is the author of numerous books, including Developing a Vision of Ministry in the Twenty-first Century.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 Preparation for Church Planting

1 What Is Church Planting? The Defenition 17

2 Who Plants Churches? A Church Planter Profile 27

3 How Much Will It Cost? New Church Funding 37

4 What Are the Foundational Assumptions? Important Concepts 49

Part 2 Process of Church Planting

5 What Drives a New Church? Core Values 63

6 What Are New Churches Supposed to Do? Ministry Mission 81

7 What Kind of Church Will Be? Ministry Vision 97

8 How Will You Accomplish the Mission and Vision? Developing a Strategy 113

9 Who Will Be Reached? Engaging the Community 121

10 What Is the Goal? Making Disciples 137

11 Who will Implement the Goal? Mobilizing a Congregational Team 151

12 Who Will Equip the Implementers? Building a Staff Team 159

13 Where Will the New Church Locate? Establishing a Ministry Beachead 173

14 What Will It Cost? Raising the Finances 185

Appendix A Spiritual Gifts Inventory 197

Appendix B Passion Audit 203

Appendix C Temperament Indicator 1 207

Appendix D Temperament Indicator 2 209

Appendix E Leadership Style inventory 213

Appendix F Men's Character Assessment for Leadership 221

Appendix G Women's Character Assessment for Leadership 225

Appendix H Principles of Seeking Support: The Conversation 229

Appendix I Is Pastoral Care the Primary Role of the Pastor? 233

Appendix J Church Core Values Audit 237

Appendix K Personal Core Values Audit 239

Appendix L Sample Core Values Statement 241

Appendix M Jesus's Command to make Disciples 243

Appendix N Sample Mission Statements 247

Appendix O Vision Audit 249

Appendix P Sample Vision Statements 253

Notes 259

General Index 263

Scripture Index 267

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