Ministry training often emphasizes expanding on the work of existing ministries to the neglect of addressing the difficulties of planting new churches in North America and around the world. This volume provides a practical, thorough, biblical, and inspirational corrective as it incorperates relevant sociological, anthropological, and historical insights. Hesselgrave extrapolates ten phases of cross-cultural church planting that are faithful to Jesus' commandment to make disciples and to Paul's missionary example.
A practical approach to church planting that uses cultural and experiential data to facilitate the founding of new churches in unreached areas of the world.
David J. Hesselgrave is retired as professor of mission and director of the School of World Mission at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a past president of the Evangelical Missiological Society and is the author of Theology and Mission and Dynamic Religious Movements.