Church Planting

Church planting can be an effective methodology to engage our communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The New Testament witness is clear. After the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost, a future event that Jesus had predicted (Matt 16:18), God’s instrument to declare the manifold wisdom to the principalities and authorities (Eph 3:10) marched to the order of making disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20). Church planting is not about a Sunday morning service. It is about gathering together believers in Jesus Christ resulting from evangelistic activities in the community.

“In church planting the goal isn’t to plant the coolest church or do things that have never been done before, but it’s always to reach people, be on mission, and be about the kingdom of God.”

Ed Stezter and Daniel Im, Planting Missional Churches, 2016:1

Missional Church Planting

Missional Church Planting focuses on the movemental nature of the church with attention to the importance of cultural exegesis and adaptive strategies for ecclesial structures and leadership. Special attention is given to the importance of missiology in catalyzing reproducing churches. You’ll analyze and evaluate contemporary church planting models with a view toward a nascent articulation of a personal church planting philosophy developed in a community of learners.

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Church Planting Blogs

Team Essentials: Evangelist
By Alan Hirsch / 23 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Evangelist

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Prophet
By Alan Hirsch / 18 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Prophet

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Apostle
By Alan Hirsch / 14 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Apostle

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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What would you do if you knew that one-third of your friends would leave church?
By Michael T. Cooper / 13 July, 2020

What would you do if you knew that one-third of your friends would leave church?

The July 8, 2020 release of the Barna Group’s latest study on the State of the Church has confirmed what...

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The Work We Do To Make APEST Work
By Alan Hirsch / 19 April, 2020

The Work We Do To Make APEST Work

Editor's Note: We are delighted to repost a blog written by our friend Alan Hirsch. In light of our recent...

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Dear Church, This is Our Moment
By Matt Till / 12 March, 2020

Dear Church, This is Our Moment

As cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begin to rise across the globe, governments are instituting travel restrictions, encouraging social...

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Is Movement Possible?
By Michael T. Cooper / 26 February, 2020

Is Movement Possible?

Many are wondering if a movement of churches is even possible in the United States. While the criticism of the...

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The End of Evangelicalism
By thediscfan / 21 December, 2019

The End of Evangelicalism

The reaction to Mark Galli’s editorial in Christianity Today reveals how polarized the current political climate is in the United States. Some...

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Equipping leaders to effectively engage their culture with the skills and character concomitant with a biblically informed worldview in order to catalyze movements of disciples around the world. 

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