Church planting is one of the most challenging yet rewarding adventures you can embark on. Often zealous planters and their teams launch their new church prematurely, without taking time to lay a firm foundation for long-term fruitful ministry. Failure to do so often results in a weakened new church, or even the new church closing after a few years.
Rather than focusing on methodology, the how to's of church planting, this book gives attention to six foundational concerns wise planters will need to nail down before they ever plant:
- Ecclesiological foundations,
- Missiological foundations,
Although helpful for a wide range of planting leaders, this book is particularly written for four specific groups:
-those who feel called to plant and are making preparations;
-their planting teammates and launch leaders;
-those exploring church planting;
-those who coach and train church planters.
Foundations for Fruitful Church Planting serves as a comprehensive resource that will guide you to think strategically, plan carefully, and prepare thoroughly to birth a healthy, growing, and reproducing congregation. Each chapter includes recommended resources, discussion questions, and follow-through exercises.