ChurchPlant.com is the One-Stop Shop for Church Planters! Their name says it all. ChurchPlant.com specializes in helping church plants because they are church planters and they love helping other planters. They have helped to launch over 100 new churches every year since their founding in 2010. ChurchPlant.com will serve your church plant as you grow every step of the way. Whether your church is portable, multi-site or ready to move into a permanent facility, they've got you covered! They offer complete, custom designed, equipment system solutions built for your particular needs and budget! ChurchPlant.com will also train your team, no matter what their skill level, to have the knowledge and confidence needed to launch your church! They also offer complete branding, print, signage, and website services. And they will help you handle all your bookkeeping and accounting needs.
There are five stages in the church-planting cycle: conception, prenatal, birth/infancy, adolescence, and maturity/reproduction. There are multiple items that must be cared for in each phase of development. Too often, church planters either don't know what to do or minimize the importance of doing them. The sad results litter the landscape. A Check List for Church Planters covers the first three phases of development leading up to the first public services of the new church.
We exist to connect new church leaders/entrepreneurs with leading service providers who are committed to new church work. Alliance partners are proven leaders in their field of expertise and are committed to championing new church work and church planting. We are not an online yellow page directory for service providers. Instead, we intentionally limit the number of participating organizations to those providing innovative, leading edge solutions for new church work.
LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, established in Nashville, Tenn., in 1891, is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies and Internet services through LifeWay.com. The company also owns and operates 165 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as two of the largest Christian conference centers in the country.
Lots of great resource links for church planters, including: Calling/Assessment, Prayer, Coaching, Training, Models/Approaches, Contextualization/Demographics, Launch Plans and Strategy, Launch Team, Staffing, Finance/Fundraising, Branding/Marketing, Externally Focused/Outreach, Networking/Partnerships, Equipment, Facilities, Legal/Organizational, Technology/Media/Web, Personal and Family Care, Web Links, Church Planter Lessons, and Worship Service Programming.
The checklist is a list of actions that Church Planting Solutions recommend every church planter consider doing. Not every church planter will need to perform every action on the list. Other church planters will need to do some actions not on the list. In the end though, this is a great starting place for a church planter to begin building a giant "to-do" list or launch plan for starting a new church.
21st Century Strategies: Resourcing and supporting effective and faithful churches by equipping church leaders through consulting, coaching, training, and leadership development. Our focus is on resourcing and supporting missional church growth, leadership development, church transformation, church planting and multi-site ministry. Since 1987 our consultants, Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittian, have directly served more than 1,000 churches, trained hundreds of thousands of church leaders, and amassed a wealth of cutting-edge resources.
Church Planting Solutions is currently developing three software tools for church planters and related ministries, Converge, ExponentialChannel, and DiscoveringOneself. Converge is a project management system to help church planters keep track of everything that needs to happen prior to launch. In short, to answer the question, “What do I do now?” ExponentialChannel (nearing beta testing) is a web media aggregator to help church planters and other ministries quickly deploy web pages to stream their own custom streaming content. DiscoveringOneself (nearing beta testing) is a tool to help individuals get a 360 degree view of themselves as they try to determine their next steps in ministry as well as to help ministries place people in the best spots in ministry.
ChurchSmart Resources is an independent Christian publishing company and training organization. Our focus is on church planting, church health and leadership development. Many leaders know us as the national partner for Natural Church Development (NCD) but we also publish many quality resources for church planting, church health, discipleship training, and leadership development.
Grow Your Church
Grow Your Church is designed to help you with marketing your church and ministry. You can call us at (800) 991-6011 and ask for a free kit with samples of 30 tools you can use to impact your community.
Restoration House Ministries: New England Planting
From 1999 to the end of 2009, Restoration House Ministries has been privileged to assist in the birth of thirteen new churches. We continue to be amazed at the doors God is opening for church planting in New England and are grateful to be used by Him in ways only He could foresee. Fewer than thirty independent Christian churches exist in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusettes, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Christian researcher George Barna noted, "There may be a five to seven year window of opportunity for the church in New England." Clearly, we must mobilize to build the church in New England while the hearts of so many are open to the Gospel.
Five practical training manuals which each offer 26 hours of instruction; sharing a vision for saturation church planting as well as practical principles and priorities for accomplishing local church plants. Designed for modular instruction in a working seminar format, the training schedule can be adapted for work/ministry realities of YOUR trainees.
NextChurch facilitates church multiplication movements worldwide. Our staff have visited hundreds of Internet sites looking for helpful links for those engaged in church planting or coaching church planters. We've listed the links in helpful categories so you can readily find what you're looking for. God's rich blessing on you as you plant His churches throughout the world! NextChurch has been rated as a "starred" church planting site by Leadership Network 2005.