28 Resources for Planting Churches

By Dave DeVries
I received an email this morning from my good friend Phil Peterson asking about resources for a church planting initiative.
I’d appreciate your help.  The short-answer is I’m looking for recommended contacts, resources, ideas on church-planting models, criteria for candidates, and whatever else you think would help me coordinate our church-planting initiative. 

Here’s my response to Phil with links to this blog. I hope you find it helpful…

  • Church Planting Insight #1 – Important to consider: “Those you start the church with are not those you grow the church with.”
  • Missional Living: Lesson #19 – “Leaders must be accountable for disciplemaking.” This is a factor to consider in selecting church planters – have they actually been making any disciples?
  • When to Start Worship Services – Make sure that worship services don’t begin until you have actually baptized new believers and the church planter is making disciples.
Today’s Missional Challenge: Take advantage of the links above to help you form your system and strategy to plant churches that plant churches!
Dave DeVries

Dave DeVries

Dave DeVries is a missionary to the US with OC International. He is focused on accelerating missional movements by equipping and empowering pastors and church planters to embrace missional practices, and partnering with denominational and church leaders to strategically multiply churches across America. You can read his blog at Misisonal Challenge. Dave trains church planters with the CMTC and trains coaches with Creative Results Management. He also is the North America coordinator for the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN).