1989 Places Rated Almanac. New York: Prentice Hall. One of
several similar works, Places Rated provides a wealth of
information on 333 metropolitan areas in North America.
A helpful resource for initial stages of site research.
1981The Principle and Practice of Indigenous Church Planting.
Nashville: Broadman Press. A simple presentation of new
church development where significant cultural barriers
must be crossed.
Carroll, Jackson W., Carl S. Dudley, and William McKinneyY, eds.
1986"Demographic Data in 1986 Congregational Analysis." In
Handbook for Congregational Studies, pp. 55-80.
Nashville: Abingdon. This generally useful collection
contains an especially valuable section for those
interested in using U. S. Census data in site research.
Chaney, Charles L.
1982 Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century.
Wheaton: Tyndale Publishers. Drawing on the successful
church planting experience of Southern Baptist churches,
Dr. Chaney's book offers particular insight for
developing regional and inner city strategies.
Hadaway, C. Kirk
1990 "The Impact of New Church Development on Southern Baptist
Growth." Review of Religious Research 31 (June) 370-79.
Hadaway's research reveals that newer churches are more
likely to grow than older churches, and that the number
of new church plantings is closely correlated to overall
denominational growth and decline.
HESSELGRAVE, David J.
1980Planting Churches Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids: Baker
Book House. Though not exclusively focused on church
planting in North America, this important work provides
in-depth treatment by a leading evangelical missiologist.
Jones, Ezra Earl
1976Strategies for New Churches. New York: Harper and Row.
This book is somewhat dated, but contains much practical,
useful material not available in more recent titles.
Logan, Robert E., and Steve Ogne
1991Church Planter's Tool Kit. Pasadena: Charles E. Fuller
Institute for Evangelism and Church Growth. This is a
revised and updated resource that replaces the Church
Planting Workbook by Logan and Jeff Rast. It takes
prospective church planters step-by-step through the
planning and establishment of a new congregation.
1986"It Takes Team Effort to Root Churches in Hard Soil." Evangelical Missions Quarterly 22 (January): 34-42. A
description of how one group has started 15 churches in
eight years using young people in a team planting
Ridley, Charles R.
1988How to Select Church Planters. Pasadena: Fuller
Evangelistic Association. This manual is designed to
guide prospective church planting agencies in
recruiting, screening, interviewing and evaluating church
planters. A useful resource for missions committees and
schools with missions programs.
Schenk, David W., and Ervin R. Stutzman
1988Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models
of Church Planting.Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald
Press. These two Mennonite authors combine insight into
the growth of the early church with solid awareness of
contemporary issues in church planting. The result is a
stimulating study well organized for a small group study
or Bible class.
Wagner, C. Peter
1991Church Planting for Greater Harvest. Glendale,
California: Regal. Wagner contends that, "The single
most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is
planting new churches." This new release provides a good
overview of church planting written at the popular level.
Perhaps the best single resource to introduce a
missions committee or individual to current thought on
church planting in North America.
Westgate, James E.
1986"Emerging Church Planting Strategies for World Class
Cities." Urban Mission 4 (November): 6-13. This article
suggests several strategies for new urban church
development presently being explored: team, house church,
wholistic church, and international networks.
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