Preparing for Mission
Not everyone is called to the difficult path of gospel centered church planting. This white paper encourages you to assess your life, character and suitability to the work of planting new churches.
Funding the Mission
Any effort of mobilization involves preparation, planning and focus on the task at hand. Whether an army preparing for war or an athlete preparing for the arena, costs must be counted and fuel for the journey supplied. This white paper explores ideas realted to funding for church plants.
Forming a Gospel Centered Community on Mission
In this white paper we will look at a few philosophies for building the initial planting team and offer some practical helps in forming a gospel community. We will then look at the importance of missional alignment, team building, unity and identity of the people which will plant the gospel in that particular context.
Planting Multiethnic, Transcultural Churches
Planting multi-ethnic churches is a complex and challenging in whatever culture we might find ourselves. Planting them in North America has it's own challenges and opportunities. This white paper looks at biblical foundations and offers practical counsel for planters.
Evolving Mission Forward
As a church plant grows and develops certain systems must be brought online to sustain both health and growth. This white paper looks at evolving the forms and structures of a church plant forward in the early years.
Forming Men and Women as Disciples
The operative command in the Great Commission of Jesus is to “make disciples.” The church is commissioned to make disciples of all peoples by proclaiming the gospel, baptizing followers and teaching them to follow Jesus’s call upon our lives.
A Church Planter and His Family
Church planters in particular face an incredible strain in planting the gospel and forming new communities. In light of the pressures of the work it has been far too easy for planters to neglect their wives and children. This white paper will focus on the biblical call to family as we live the mission of Jesus together.
Defining a Small Group Strategy
Some churches have groups to connect believers in community, others have groups that are focused on study and prayer, still others ask why the smaller formation cannot live out the totality of church life and mission. This white paper helps one thing through a small group strategy for their church plant.
Evangelism and the Missional Church
Evangelism is the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ and his rule and reign to people separated from God and under just condemnation for sin. It is the preaching of good news in the world by God's people that saves sinners and builds a new community. This white paper gives some basic training on church based evangelistic efforts.