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by Aubrey Malphurs


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In 1994 Aubrey Malphurs wrote one of the only books on church planting I could find to help start Church @ The . It was an invaluable resource to that generation of church planters.

In 1994 Aubrey Malphurs wrote one of the only books on church planting I could find to help start Church @ The Springs. The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting will serve this generation of church planters the same way. Great resource and profound wisdom! Thanks, Aubrey, for continuing to invest in church planters. -Ron Sylvia, lead pastor, Church @ The Springs. Aubrey Malphurs is professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group.

Most books on church planting offer a model for churches to replicate-usually one that is tied to a particular style .

Most books on church planting offer a model for churches to replicate-usually one that is tied to a particular style, generation, or demographic. So Aubrey Malphurs does well in outlining the "nuts and bolts" of starting a church; but he does seem to be off-base at putting the Christ-like spirit into that church. Sep 22, 2015 Sue rated it liked it.

In 1994 Aubrey Malphurs wrote one of the only books on church planting I could find to help start Church @ The . Ron Sylvia, lead pastor, Church @ The Springs. Church planters need to read this book because they will find these here they simply won’t get in the other books

Maintaining that starting new churches is vital to the future of faith in America, Malphurs offers a preparation and . Includes an appendix of practical tools. 272 pages, softcover from Baker.

Maintaining that starting new churches is vital to the future of faith in America, Malphurs offers a preparation and process primer for those beginning a ministry plant. You'll learn about 'fit,' funds, and foundational assumptions; and the fourfold framework of values, mission, vision, and strategy for establishing a new church. The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church (9780801072628) by Aubrey Malphurs.

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A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church. In 1994 Aubrey Malphurs wrote one of the only books on church planting I could find to help start Church @ The Springs. By: Aubrey Malphurs (Author). Publisher: Baker Publishing Group. Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and President of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting, training and speaking, as well as the author of more than twenty ministry resource books.

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In any church plant, there are certain things that always must be done Malphurs discusses the preparation process for planting, then.

In any church plant, there are certain things that always must be done. It’s not brand new (published in 2011), but Aubrey Malphurs’ book The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting any Kind of Church (Baker Books) is one of those solid reference guides that deserves a place on the preacher’s bookshelf. Malphurs discusses the preparation process for planting, then offers loads of practical guidance in the process of church planting. The 16 appendices alone are worth the price of the book, providing a treasury of helpful tools and resources.

Most books on church planting offer a model for churches to replicate--usually one that is tied to a particular style, generation, or demographic. But what churches really need is a process that is flexible, not bound to a particular time or current fad. In The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, trusted author and church-planting expert Aubrey Malphurs shares the basic steps any church planter will need, regardless of his or her generation now or in the future. These steps includeestablishing values, mission, vision, and strategyreaching the communitymaking disciplesrecruiting a teamdetermining location and facilitiesraising money for the ministryWith instant practical takeaway based on proven techniques, this book will be invaluable to any church planter.

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Enone
Here is an additional book on church planting written by Aubrey Malphurs, professor of pastoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He asks the question in the Introduction, "Why Another Book on Church Planting?" His answer is that in the light of the various types of churches that are being planted today, the new need is not for "a guide for church planting in general, regardless of the model. Most important, I'm arguing for a process for building Christ's church (Matt. 28:19-20) not a particular model." (11-12).

Malpur's book is divided into two parts: 1) Preparation for Church Planting and 2) Process of Church Planting. It has sixteen appendices touching on various needs in a church plant from determining spiritual gifts to sample vision statements.

I appreciate his "Fourfold Process" of seeing "Core Values, Mission, Vision, and Strategy, "which as he states is a process and not a model. However, his process will probably fit less a more "organic" type of church. Nevertheless, even this "kind of church" can profit by adapting this process to their approach.

There is much to be appreciated about Malphur's book but in a short review, I would simply mention two aspects: First, I believe his emphasis on disciple-making throughout the book is a key to understanding what it means to develop a truly biblical and healthy church. To help this understanding, I would refer the reader to Appendix M "Jesus's Command to Make Disciples" where he brings out the twofold understanding of "make discples" as being "a clear reference to both evangelism (baptizing) and maturation (teaching)" (246). As church planters we want to disciple in the sense of winning followers but we want them to develop in their following and not simply be a "convert."

Second, Appendix I "Is Pastoral Care the Primary Role of the Pastor?" is a key article for church planters who, if they are not careful, move to a maintenance role rather than growing a dynamic healthy church that reproduces. Read this section and you will see the danger of this. Thank you for this help.
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Church planting is the best solution to the current state of the church in America - a church in crisis - according to Aubrey Malphurs in this book. The book aims to be a guide for church planting in general, without being tied to any specific model; instead of providing a model, it provides a four-step process for planning a new church.

The four parts of the author's process are:

* Core values, which make clear the reason the church does what it does.
* Mission, which dictates the new ministry's direction.
* Vision, which is a clear picture of God's future for the church as the church planter believes it can be.
* Strategy, which defines how the new ministry will deal with outreach, disciple making, team building, location and facilities, and finances.

In the field of strategic planning, core values generally indicate how the organisation does things (e.g. creativity, excellence, co-operation), not the actual activities that the organisation undertakes. I was therefore surprised to see the author describing the primary activities of the early church (evangelism, instruction, fellowship, worship and service or ministry) as "core values". It seems to me that there is value in a church prioritising the order of importance of its activities, but on a conventional understanding of the terminology, that is not a feature of core values.

The author draws an interesting distinction between a "purpose" and a "mission". In conventional strategic planning, the expressions "purpose statement" and "mission statement" are often used interchangeably, but here the author argues that mission is narrower than purpose. The purpose is the reason that the church exists, while the mission is what the church is supposed to be doing. The purpose of the church is to glorify God whereas the mission of the church is to make disciples.

In addition to describing the four-step process, the book contains chapters on church planter profiles, new church funding, and foundational assumptions, and numerous resources ranging from a spiritual gifts inventory to sample vision statements are provided in appendices.

By the end of the book it seemed to me that what the author has actually provided is a guide to strategic planning for a new church, rather than a guide to the nuts and bolts of church planting. Although the book aims to cater for any type of new church, it clearly does not cater for the types of new churches which are started spontaneously without any formal strategic planning.

The Kindle edition of the book is missing a table of contents, which makes it difficult to navigate.

Notwithstanding the minor reservations expressed above, in my view the book is a very useful tool for church planters.
The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church download epub
Churches & Church Leadership
Author: Aubrey Malphurs
ISBN: 080107262X
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
Language: English
Publisher: Baker Books (February 1, 2011)
Pages: 272 pages