Resources for Churches & Church Planters

Websites

Listed below are many links for church planting resources. Please note that while these may be helpful, Church Extension does not endorse all of these sites.

NOTE: Take careful consideration of the sites marked with an *

Start a Church
www.startchurch.com

Help with incorporation, bank accounts, by-laws, 501(c) (3) status, etc.

*Lifeway Research
This is Ed Stetzer’s website and home page for his ministry, Lifeway Research. www.edstetzer.com

*Thrive Ministries
Thrive is a missional discipleship agency for small groups and missional communities who want more. We’ve created a process and a platform for engaging God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation in today’s world.

www.thriven.org

*Acts 29 Network
The mission of the Acts 29 Network is to band together Christian, Evangelical, Missional & Reformed churches, who, for the sake of Jesus and the Gospel, plant churches across the United States and the world. Acts 29 is a network of pastors from around the nation and world whose dream is to help qualified leaders called by God to plant new churches and replant declining churches. www.acts29network.org

 

*Church Planting Directory
An up-to-date directory of many mission-church planting links.

www.mislinks.org

*Church Marketing Solutions
Church Marketing Solutions offers full-service design for churches, at non-profit prices. From brand strategy and identity…free demographic reports. www.church-marketing.com

* Free Resources for Church Planting
A very valuable resource suite for free launch materials, demographics, music, and many other resources. www.christianet.com

Outreach.com – Church Planting Resources
Great resources and training tools for church planters and outreach. www.churchplants.com

Church Planting
Marketing, equipment, support services, and free launch checklist www.church-planting.net

 *Starting a Church
How to Incorporate, Bylaws, 501c3, Housing. Guaranteed! www.startchurch.com

*Mustard Seed Studio
Church Marketing and Consulting Make Your Church Guest Friendly! www.mustardseedstudio.com

Advertising Help
Advertising targeted to both large and fast growing churches. www.outreachmediagroup.com

NewThing Network
Catalyst for a Movement of Reproducing Churches www.newthing.org

FaithSpan
Affordable outreach tools, logos, and more for church plant leaders www.faithspan.com

A Free Church Planting Handbook
A church planting handbook for laypeople, by Brad Boydston. This is the third revision of the handbook, which was originally published in 1993. http://bradboydston.com/handbook/

An Introduction to Church Planting Movements
Definition of Church Planting Movement (CPM): “a rapid and multiplicative increase of indigenous churches planting churches within a given people group…” http://public.imb.org/globalresearch/Pages/CPM.aspx

Prospective Planters

Prospective Planters Profile

Church Planters Assessment Workbook

DCPI - New Dynamic CP Handbook

DCPI - Pre Assessment Profile

PersonalInventoryBooklet

Material from “Personal Inventory and Indicator Tests” booklet was taken from “Maximizing Your Effectiveness” by Aubrey Malphurs, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2006, Used by permission.

Helps for Wives

Church Multiplication Network – Assemblies of God Church Planting
CMN is driven by a missional focus to effectively equip church multipliers through assessing, training and coaching, and providing strategic funding and resources. As a part of the Assemblies of God, we connect church planters to networks of multipliers at the local, district and national levels. http://churchmultiplication.net/

Church Planting Training
Equipping church planting leaders, churches and associations to impact the planting of one million dynamic churches to reach the world for Christ… http://www.dcpi.org/

Evangelical Free Church of America Church Planting
Welcome to the website for EFCA church planting in the United States. If you are interested in planting a church in another country…https://go.efca.org/

New Churches.Com
Helpful reading for the big picture on church planting. Books, recommended resources for those considering planting a church… http://www.newchurches.com/

Planting New Churches Church planting may be defined as initiating reproductive fellowships who … A number of characteristics of church planting are reflected in this…http://www.missiology.org/?page_id=16

Ethnic Church Planting
A documentation of how Dr. Chris Thomas planted 12 churches for various ethnic groups in the Seattle area.http://www.ethnicharvest.org/

Church Planting Links and Resources
This page provides resources and links to organizations working with ethnic churches and individuals in North America and around the world. http://www.ethnicharvest.org/links/plant-links.htm

World Impact, Inc.
Inner city missions organization dedicated to planting churches among the unchurched urban poor in America.http://www.worldimpact.org/

Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative
Sequential church planting is of particular interest to the collaborative: churches planting churches which plant churches… https://www.egc.org/church-planting-learn-more/?rq=GBCPC

Church Planting – Mennonite Mission Network Mennonite Mission Network exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world.http://www.mennonitemission.net

American Baptist Home Mission: New Church Planting

National Ministries is a mission organization radically committed to Jesus Christ and His church making cooperative connections for ministries of witness…http://abhms.org

*Amazon.com: Books: Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century …Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive
Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs http://www.amazon.com/Planting-Growing-Churches-21st-Century/dp/0801090539

* Church Planting Movements -Best Practices from Across the Globe
…the growing number of church planting movements God is stirring around the world. …View a larger image of church planting movements – David Garrison http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/

* Outreach: Church communication and marketing tools
Church Communication and Outreach Marketing Tools featuring impactful graphics in postcards, banners, bulletins, and hundreds of communication and direct…http://www.outreach.com/

Church Planting- Mississippi Baptists
The Church Planting Department exists as a strategic part of the Church Expansion Team of the Acts 1:8 strategy….http://www.mbcb.org/mission_strategy/cp/

Church Planting – Evangelical Congregational Church Click here for the latest issues of their Church Planting newsletters. http://www.eccenter.com/Left/Resources/Newsletters.aspx

Church Planting The Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) is designed to advance Christ’s kingdom by providing a fellowship in which churches of…www.arbca.com

Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Introduction…because the church growth movement identifies church planting as the most…is church planting merely a means to an end…is the establishment of new…http://www.opc.org

*CMTC Website
The Church Multiplication Training Center exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters, pastors, spouses and leaders of sponsoring agencies. http://www.cmtcmultiply.org/

*ChurchSmart Resources
Helping church leaders accomplish effective ministry in the areas of church planting, church growth, church renewal and leadership development. http://www.churchsmart.com/

NCD – Natural Church Development
http://www.ncd-international.org/

* Your Church- Resources from Christianity Today
Church products and services directory plus practical articles from Your Church magazine, helping pastors, leaders, and church administrators…www.christianitytoday.com

*Sovereign Grace – Music We describe Sovereign Grace Music as sound+doctrine. For more than 25 years, we’ve been producing Christ-exalting music and training for local churches.http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/music/

*Free Worship Music
Free music & practical tips….www.WorshipIdeas.com

* Breakthrough Church Marketing:

Church Planting Samples Breakthrough jumbo postcard campaigns. Full color on both sides…exclusively licensed to your church…full customizing at no extra charge http://www.breakthroughchurch.com/planting_samples.html

Outreach Strategies and How-To Articles http://www.breakthroughchurch.com/articles2.html