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Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting

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In Discovering Church Planting, J. D. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting as well as unfolding practical strategies for confronting contemporary challenges to our vital task in reaching a lost world. This comprehensive introduction to church planting shows the reader how to apply effective, international church pla ...more
Paperback, 492 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Paternoster
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Peter N.
Feb 10, 2016 Peter N. rated it liked it
This book was okay, but honestly had way more information than was necessary. I am the founding pastor of a church plant that is now almost ten years old. There is not much in this book that would have helped me ten years ago. It felt like overkill for most situations. The best chapters were the ones on ecclesiology, discipleship and caring for one's family. It might be more helpful for those in global situations.

While church planting does bring challenges that a pastor does not find when he go
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Mclason
Jul 14, 2015 Mclason rated it it was amazing
great book with great overview of all things church-planting
Ben
Jun 23, 2011 Ben rated it really liked it
Solid (and thorough) introduction to Church Planting. This reads more like an academic text book and is very informative. Lots of references to further reading and exploration. He lays out the Biblical basis for church planting quite well leaving the reader with a good resource to quickly reference again in the future. I am beginning to work with a church planting organization for my job so this was a timely read.
Cody Cunningham
Jan 02, 2013 Cody Cunningham rated it really liked it
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This is a really good introduction to church planting for North American and international church planters. Payne does well in defining basic terminology associated with missiology and with addressing the topic from biblical/theological, historical, and methodological angles.
J. Rutherford
Mar 01, 2016 J. Rutherford rated it really liked it
Really appreciated this book, had to read it for a class and found that it gave me a new interest in church planting and gave a lot of valuable information on the subject.
Seth Channell
Sep 29, 2012 Seth Channell rated it liked it
Of the books I have read on church planting, this book gives the best theological and historical reasons for planting churches.
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J. D. Payne (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor of church multiplication at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and has served as missionary.
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