New Church Leadership

In response to the growing need for trained church planters and mentors, church leader network's new church leadership is designed with new churches in mind.

Networking Opportunities

Dynamic Church Planting International

Dynamic Church Planting International is a leading equipper of church planting ministries that exists to help you envision and effectively plant soul winning, disciple making, reproductive churches.

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Natural Church Development

Natural Church Development

How NCD principles apply to church planting

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The Multiplication Arrow

How NCD principles facilitate multiplication

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Church Planting Articles

"Change Leaders" by Peter Drucker

In an excerpt from his new book, "Management Challenges for the 21st Century," Peter F. Drucker suggests that to thrive in the new millennium, managers must do more than adapt to change: they have to lead it. 

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"Don't Forget Your Family of Origin" by R. Paige Matthews

This is an excellent article by R. Paige Matthews with lots of practical advice for those interviewing potential church staff members.

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Interview with Donald McGavran

This is a reprint of an interview with the father of American Church Growth.

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"Why Leadership Is the Most Dangerous Idea in American Business"

This article introduces four counterintuitive rules for leadership. 

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Assessment for New Church Planters

Church Planting Assessment Center

Logo_CPAC.jpgFor over a decade, assessment has been used by church planting strategists across North America. Borrowing from experts like Dr. Thomas Graham and Dr. Charles Ridley, a process has been developed to help interested candidates determine their giftedness and readiness for church planting, either as the leader of a team, a member of a team, or as a "solo" church planting pastor. For schedule and more details click here.

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Church Planter Self Assessment

This assessemnt instrument from Fresh Start Ministries will help you identify some your perceived strengths as they relate to church planting

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Church Planting Organizations

Church Resource Ministries

The mission of CRM is to develop leaders to strengthen and to multiply churches worldwide. The results: movements of fresh, authentic churches serious about and committed to the biblical mandate of world evangelization in every people group in the world.

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Stadia

Stadia's New Church Strategies is a new ministry dedicated to planting independent Christian Churches all across North America.

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Recommended Resources

Church Planting From the Ground Up

Book_Jones Church Planting.jpg A new textbook edited by Tom Jones that Thom Rainer calls "an encyclopedia of church planting" written by and for church planters. A "must read" for those interested in leading or planting new churches.

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The E Myth Revisited

Book_Gerber E-myth.jpg A helpful summary of major concepts from the book The E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.

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Getting A Church Started

This student manual by Elmer Towns can be downloaded free. 

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