This page is devoted to very practical tools for planting or cultivating missional churches. Please feel free to download documents, adapt them, and so on. I do ask that you link back to this site if you re-post from these tools and cite where appropriate. Every blessing in your missional endeavors.

PRE-PLANTING

Should I Plant? (fixed link)

Church Planting Manuals Reviewed

Church Planting Prospectus Example (outdated): Austin City Life;

Celebrity Planting: Context not Copycating

Five Things New Planters Should Know (new)

MISSIONAL CORE/LAUNCH TEAMS

Training a Missional Core Team (new)

Missional Discipleship: Reinterpreting the Great Commissions

8 Ways to Easily Be Missional (new)

Building Evangelistic Core Teams

Community Evangelism

Launch/Core Team Covenant

Stages of Organic Growth (or cultivating core teams)

Launch Criteria: Discerning When to “Launch”

Organic Church

MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES

How to Start and Lead Missional Communities (new audio)

Shared Leadership in Missional Communities (new)

Differences Between House Churches and Missional Communities (Chester) (new)

Practices of a Missional Community – I

Practices of a Missional Community – II

Living in the Tension of Mission and Community

Everyday Mission & Community

MISSIONAL LEADERS

Spirit-led Ecclesiology (or how to plant by following the Spirit) (new)

Missional Leader Readiness

Where to Office: Church or Home?

Developing Deacons

Deacons Position Paper (Bob Thune)

Counseling on Mission

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP/PARTNERSHIP

Rethinking Church Membership

Members or Parnters: Does Terminology Matter? (read comments)

Why a Partners Class?

Austin City Life Partners Class Material (updated)

MISSIONAL CHURCH

Decentralized Missional Church Growth (new)

7 Mega-Trends Facing the Church (new)

Missional Church, Tim Keller

Missional Church Refresher

Rethinking Church: Membership, Community, & Pastoring

Qualifications for Pastor/Elders

Why NOT to Start a Second Service & Why TO Start a Second Service

Keeping the Global in Missional

MISSIOLOGY

Conversion and Contextualization (new)

Get Better at Contextualization (new)

MISSIONAL MOVEMENTS

14 Observations from Acts on Church Planting Movements

Stetzer on Movements

Driscoll on Movements

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