Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal

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Baker Books, Oct 1, 2004 - Religion - 432 pages
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If the church is to thrive in the twenty-first century, it will have to take on a new form as it ministers to the 120 million unchurched people in the United States. Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century is still virtually the only available text on church planting in North America and beyond.

In this third edition, readers will find material on the importance of healthy, biblical change in our churches, updated appendixes, insight on our postmodern ministry context, and strategies for reaching new population demographics such as Generations X and Y.

Pastors, ministry leaders, and church planters will find the information and advice found in this book invaluable as they carry out their ministries.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
The Preparation for Church Planting
17
Do We Need Another Church?
31
How Do You Make Ends Meet?
47
What You Dont Know Might Hurt You
61
The Personnel of Church Planting
75
Leading with Sustained Excellence
96
The Process of Church Planting
115
Were Going to Have a Baby
135
Childbirth Classes
165
Its a Baby
185
Feed Them and They Grow
210
12
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Aubrey Malphurs is a professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of The Malphurs Group (www.malphursgroup.com). He engages in church consulting and training and is the author of numerous books, including Being Leaders and Building Leaders.

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