The vocation of the 'church planter' is one of the fastest growing areas of concentration in almost all Christian denominations. As the broader church has become more missionally focused over the last decade, so the number of interested candidates for church planting has grown. With this rise the need for a clear vision, rooted in biblical principles and sociological analyses, has arisen. Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication is the first academic level text to fill this need.
With over forty years combined global church-planting experience, Craig Ott and Gene Wilson are well qualified to write a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for cross-cultural church planting.
Combining substantive biblical principles and missiological understanding with practical insights, this book walks readers through the various models and development phases of church planting. Advocating methods that lead to church multiplication, the authors emphasize the role of the missionary church planter.
They offer helpful reflection on current trends and provide best practices gathered from research and empirical findings around the globe. The book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.