Maintaining that starting new churches is vital to the future of faith in America, Malphurs offers a preparation and process primer for those beginning a ministry plant. You'll learn about "fit," funds, and foundational assumptions; and the fourfold framework of values, mission, vision, and strategy for establishing a new church. Includes an appendix of practical tools. 272 pages, softcover from Baker.
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
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.
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.