Church planting resources

Nurturing a Church Culture that Inspires Christian Growth by Ernest Eby

Church Planting Resources by Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Church Planting Seminar 2018 by Jason Allgyer

Discussion of New Testament Commands by Allen Roth

Discussion Questions for Church Planting Teams by Ernest Eby

Do’s and Don’ts in Church Planting by Allen Roth

Fifteen Characteristics of Today’s Unchurched Person by Carey Nieuwhof

Nine Signs Your Church is Ready to Reach Unchurched People by Carey Nieuwhof

North American Church Planting Demographics by Ernest Eby

Steps for Planting a Church by Allen Roth

Survey of Church Planting Models by Finny Kuruvilla

Why Some Church Plants Falter by Allen Roth

Church polity

Christian Order or the Remnant by Ernest Eby

Leadership Structures by Ernest Eby

List of New Testament Ordinances by Ernest Eby

Remarriage Views Chart by Ernest Eby

Rule of Life by Ernest Eby

New Member Questionnaire by Followers of Jesus

Statement of Vision and Commitment by Ernest Eby


The following resources may not completely reflect a New Testament understanding of the church, but they do provide some helpful tools or insights.

Featured Item: The Messenger, The Message, and the Community by Roland Muller

Addison, Steve.  Pioneering Movements, Leadership That Multiplies Disciples and Churches, IVP Books, 2015.

Addison, Steve.  What Jesus Started, Joining The Movement, Changing The World, IVP Books, 2012.

Bailey, Canter and Ferguson, editors.  Ready?  Preparing For The Pressures Of Church Planting, North American Mission Board, 2009.

Bailey and Jachelski, editors.  My Husband wants to be a Church Planter…So What Will That Make Me? North American Mission Board, 2007.

Barna, George.  Grow Your Church From The Outside In, Regal Books, 2002.

Cheney, Putnam and Sanders.  Seven Steps for Planting Churches, North American Mission Board, 2003.

Comiskey, Joel, Planting Churches that Reproduce, CCS Publishing, 2009.

Comiskey, Joel, The Church that Multiplies, CCS Publishing, 2007.

Dale, Felicity. Getting Started, A Practical Guide to House Church Planting, House2House Ministries, 2003.

Garrison, David. Church Planting Movements, WIGTake Resources, 2004.

Griffith and Easum.  Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts, Chalice Press, 2008.

Fitts, Bob Sr. Saturation Church Planting:  Multiplying Congregations Through House Churches, 1984.

Harris, Richard.  Reaching a Nation Through Church Planting, North American Mission Board, 2003.

Heibert and Meneses.  Incarnational Ministry, Planting  Churches in Band, Tribal, Peasant, and Urban Societies, Baker Books, 1995.

Hesselgrave, David J. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally, Baker Books, 2000.

Klassen and Koessler.  No Little Places, The Untapped Potential of the Small-Town Church, Baker Books, 1996.

Livingston, Greg.  Planting Churches in Muslim Cities, Baker Books, 1993.

Malphurs, Aubrey.  The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, Baker Books, 2011.

Olson, David. The American Church In Crisis, Zondervan, 2008.

Patrick, Darrin.  Church Planter, The Man, The Message, The Mission.  Crossway, 2010.

Patterson and Scoggins. Church Multiplication Guide, William Carey Library, 2002.

Payne, J. D.  Discovering Church Planting:  An Introduction to the Whats, Whys and Hows of Global Church Planting, IVP Books, 2009.

Payne, J. D.  Apostolic Church Planting, Birthing New Churches From New Believers, IVP Books, 2015.

Rainer, Thom.  The Unchurched Next Door, Zondervan, 2003.

Ripken, Nik.  The Insanity of Obedience. B & H Publishing, 2014.

Rowlands, Gerald. Build My Church – Volume One

Simson, Wolfgang. Houses That Change The World, Authentic Media, 2004.

Sinclair, Daniel.  A Vision of the Possible, Authentic Media, 2005.

Stetzer, Ed. Planting New Churches In A Postmodern Age, Broadman and Holman, 2003.

Stetzer, Ed and Bird, Warren.  Viral Churches, Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers, Jossey Bass, 2010.

Zdero, Rad. The Global House Church Movement, William Carey Library, 2004.