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Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal
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Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal

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Baker 2004

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Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century is not about how many people you can get through the church doors on Sunday morning, but about planting and growing spiritually healthy churches that are equipped to reach today’s unchurched generation. With vision, purpose, and practical advice, Aubrey Malphurs carefully leads you through the six stages of a new church, including funding, creating a strong servant leadership, and establishing values. This third edition will inspire, encourage, and equip ministry leaders.

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Key Features

  • Provides insight into planting spiritually healthy and relevant churches
  • Establishes six stages of starting a church
  • Offers advice on funding, growing, and establishing values in your church


  • The Preparation for Church Planting
    • What Are We Talking About? The Definition of Church Planting
    • Do We Need Another Church? The Reasons for Church Planting
    • How Do You Make Ends Meet? The Funds for Church Planting
    • What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You! The Assumptions of Church Planting
  • The Personnel of Church Planting
    • Are You a Church Planter? The Practice and Application of Assessment
    • Leading with Sustained Excellence: A Strong Servant-Leadership
  • The Process of Church Planting
    • We Want to Have a Baby: The Conception Stage, Part 1
    • We’re Going to Have a Baby! The Conception Stage, Part 2
    • Childbirth Classes: The Development Stage
    • It’s a Baby! The Birth Stage
    • Feed Them and They Grow! The Growth Stage
    • I’m No Longer a Kid! The Maturity Stage
    • Let’s Have a Baby: The Reproduction Stage

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About Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of pastoral ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training, and is the author of more than 20 ministry books, including Doing Church: A Biblical Guide for Leading Ministries through Change.