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Planting Healthy Churches is both an academic textbook and a course. It is provided by Multiplication Network Ministries as a free resource for Bible colleges and seminaries. The textbook, prepared by nine contributors from different denominations and written at an introductory level, is the centerpiece of a church planting course. The authors write with church planting experience in different countries and with a background in training and teaching thousands of students and church planters.
The Introduction to Stronger Churches workshop enables church leaders to keep a congregation focused on its task as God's agent in a particular place. The workshop presents the importance of a biblically defined vision, introduces leaders to the ten characteristics of a healthy church, and invites leaders to see their church as a system that can have a significant impact on its community. This manual provides additional material and suggestions for people who wish to lead the workshop.
The church needs to prepare leaders much like Jesus did. We call this "Masterful Mentoring" - mentoring like the Master. In this book we will provide both the biblical background and the mentoring tools to create a mentoring ministry in your church. Leader development needs to begin right within the local church. Our aim with this book is to provide the biblical/theological basis for mentoring potential leaders, and to place in your hands the mentoring tools you need.
This workshop helps leaders reflect on the tasks and abilities necessary to plant healthy churches. It includes topics such as: the biblical basis for church planting, the profile and family of the church planter, steps to planting churches, models for church planting, and the characteristics of a healthy church.
In this four-session workshop, you will learn the basics of what a mentoring program should be like. Although what is taught in these four sessions can be applied in different contexts in the church, the purpose of this specific mentor training is for pastors of the mother church who will coach church planters who are in the process of planting their own churches.
This book presents ten vital signs of a healthy church: five key commitments and five key functions. It then introduces you to a church health diagnostic tool you can apply to your setting. Thousands of pastors and leaders around the world have found this framework helpful in organizing the ministry and mission of the local church. This book and the free diagnostic tool it presents are most useful if accompanied by a robust engagement in conversations.
Planting Healthy Churches is both an academic textbook and a course. It is provided by Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) as a free resource for Bible colleges and seminaries. The textbook, prepared by nine contributors from different denominations and written at an introductory level, is the centerpiece of a church planting course. The authors write with church planting experience in different countries and with a background in training and teaching thousands of students and church planters.
There is a four-session workshop and this is the compressed version of the workshop.
This outline provides an introduction to the 10 characteristics of a healthy church as presented in the book Take Your Church's Pulse by Tim Koster and John Wagenveld. The Take Your Church's Pulse (TYCP) tool will allow you and your church to get an accurate understanding of where you can become stronger and what you are doing well. Find the online tool here: http://www.takeyourchurchspulse.org/
A Church Planter's Primer on Spiritual Formation
Monthly report for encouraging church-planters-in-training to share the gospel with new people every month and invite them to join their small group Bible study. Primarily used with the Mission to Multiply curriculum, 12 modules for church planter training.
Biblical Concepts behind Reporting and Accountability
At the end of the 12-module church planter training called Mission to Multiply, the church planters are encouraged to fill out this report to celebrate the birth of a new church.
By Edwin D. Roels. It's sometimes difficult to recognize and acknowledge that our salvation is truly all by grace. We are often tempted to take at least some credit for who we are spiritually and for making some significant progress in our walk with God. We may have made some good choices and decisions in our lives while others made bad or foolish choices. And we may have seriously and humbly tried to do what is most pleasing to God when others went their own way apart from God.
Those interested in planting a church are encouraged to fill out this profile to begin taking the church planter training with MNM.