Church Planter

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/12/2010
  • Publisher: Crossway Books

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Examines the biblical criteria for the man, the message, andthe mission behind every church plant. Much of what is written about church planting aims at methodologyand strategy for facing such challenges, but specific strategies donot apply to every context. What lies deeper, at the heart of every church plant? The mostcritical human component of every church plant is theplanter. Darrin Patrick, vicepresident of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, looks at whatScripture teaches about this manrs"s character, his teaching,and the aim of his church. Offering guidance and wisdom from yearsof experience, Patrick reminds us that ultimately no church willsucceed apart from a man with a message who leads a church on amission. This book is for everyChristian leader. ChurchPlanter is an essential resourcefor those considering planting a church or already in such a plant,and maybe even more important for those leading an establishedchurch. It has wide-ranging application for elders andleadership teams seeking to better understand how the gospel musttake root in their church. Avoiding an over-emphasis on particularmodels or methods, Patrick lays out biblical principles and soundwisdom as he urges the church to return to biblical criteria fordetermining the man, the message, and the mission God uses to buildhis church.

Author Biography

Darrin Patrick is the vice president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and the founding pastor of the Journey Church in St. Louis. He has served in ministry for twenty years and speaks regularly at pastors' conferences and training events for church planters.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Preface: Why Focus on Men?p. 9
The Man
A Rescued Manp. 21
A Called Manp. 29
A Qualified Manp. 43
A Dependent Manp. 59
A Skilled Manp. 67
A Shepherding Manp. 79
A Determined Manp. 93
The Message
A Historical Messagep. 107
Salvation-Accomplishingp. 117
Christ-Centeredp. 131
Sin-Exposingp. 145
Idol-Shatteringp. 155
The Mission
The Heart of Mission: Compassionp. 173
The House of Mission: The Churchp. 181
The How of Mission: Contextualizationp. 193
The Hands of Mission: Carep. 209
The Hope of Mission: City Transformationp. 225
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