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Planting Churches that Reproduce: Starting a Network of Simple Churches [Paperback]

By Joel Comiskey (Author)
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The goal of Planting Churches that Reproduce Starting a Network of Simple Churches is to simplify the church planting process in order to start a network of simple, reproducing churches. This book will give invaluable information to those contemplating church planting or in the process of planting a church. Comiskey has been gathering material for this book for the past ten years. He has also planted three churches in a wide variety of settings. Planting Churches that Reproduce is the fruit of his research and personal experience. Comiskey uses the latest North American church planting statistics, but also extends the illustrations to include worldwide church planting. In the first section, Comiskey lays out the Biblical basis for church planting, including the all important question what is the church? In order to understand how to plant a network of reproducing churches, its essential to know how the New Testament defines Christs church (and the New Testament definition is a simple one). Paul the apostle was the first centurys model church planter and arguably the most effective church planter the world has ever known. The book goes into detail about how Paul planted churches and the important lessons that we can apply twenty centuries later. The book then moves from the Biblical basis to the contemporary scene. Comiskey answers the question of how in todays complicated society we can plant churches that reproduce and even start a network of simple churches. The book shows statistically why church planting is absolutely essential to keep up with the population growth. Many statistics are noted to demonstrate the grave need for continual church planting today. Then Comiskey tackles the question of the modern day church planter. What makes a modern day church planter successful? What are the key characteristics that todays church planters need to successfully plant a church in the 21st century? Comiskey provides indepth information from recent studies about the character qualities necessary to plant a church. Comiskey provides helpful information on church planting barriers. These barriers come from the fieldboth from those who have planted churches andor those who are currently doing so. The book reveals what church planters would do differently if they could do it over again. This information will help future church planters avoid similar mistakes. The second section goes into detail about the three main church planting strategies the celebrati

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Read table of contents, intro., first chapter, press release, etc. right here: http: // You can also call: 1-888-344-2355 (Joel Comiskey Group).This book clearly explains how to plant churches that are simple enough to keep on reproducing and even grow into a movement of churches. Planting Churches that Reproduce is the fruit of Comiskey's extensive research and personal experience (three church plants in a wide variety of settings). Comiskey not only uses the latest North American church planting statistics but also extends the illustrations to include worldwide church planting. More than anything else, this book will provide practical solutions for those planting churches today. Comiskey's book is a must-read for all those interested in starting Christ-honoring, multiplying churches.__LEONARD SWEET (Drew University) wrote: Better late than never but best never late. Where has this book been? How different might the church be today if Comiskey's invaluable resource had been available even ten years ago? Don't discover Comiskey ten years from now and exclaim, Where have I been The book we've needed and been waiting for is here now. Tag, you're it. ALAN HIRSCH (Author of The Forgotten Ways) wrote: Here is a thoroughly practical, encouraging and thoughtful contribution to the small but growing body of literature on multiplication movements. This is an important book not only because it involves a return to a more genuinely biblical ecclesiology but also because it envisions the much more dynamic form of church that will advance the cause of Jesus in the 21st Century. JEANNETTE BULLER (Church planter and coach) wrote: Joel Comiskey brings both his experience and the experience of others together in a clear, easy to understand fashion that will be helpful to any simple church planter today. As I read, I kept thinking of chapters I wanted to recommend to the various church planters I coach. Based on timeless principles of church planting, Comiskey lays a firm foundation for multiplying churches which I believe is on the heart of God. His practical application of these principles keeps the reader focused on the path toward church planting success. BOB ROBERTS (Pastor NorthWood, author of The Multiplying Church) wrote: Joel Comiskey does a great job in his book of explaining what a simple church is and how to plant them. He provides solid theology, numerous examples and strategic steps for planting simple churches. We will use it with our planters as a resource. Ive read a lot of books on simple, cell, house churches defending them or promoting them - I don't think I've read anything as clear and as concise as this or as practical to get them started as this.PETER WAGNER (Presiding Apostle, International Coalition of Apostles) wrote: Joel Comiskey's lifelong passion for multiplying churches does not allow him to get stuck in the past. I love this excellent book because it is a book for the future. Joel's blueprint will help many find their proper position for enriching their life and for extending the kingdom of God. DR. TOM JONES (Stadia East Regional Director) wrote: Joel Comiskey is a veteran church planter. His new book Planting Churches that Reproduce is biblical, practical and inspirational. If indeed church planters are going to get serious about evangelistic reproducing movements that start new testament churches then we must take a long and creative look at Simple churches or some variation of the house church movement. The typical suburban church planting model will not get the job done alone.JIMMY SEIBERT (senior pastor of Antioch Community Church) wrote: Over the last ten years Joel's writings and research have deeply influenced who we are as a people. His genuine love for Jesus and his heart to capture what God is doing and saying is bearing great fruit for the body of Christ. His latest book, Planting Churches that Reproduce, is at the heart of what God is speaking to the body of Christ worldwide, whether in the United States or around the world.RALPH NEIGHBOUR (author, professor, and church planter) wrote: Once again, Joel Comiskey has felt the pulse of the body of Christ and has given a prescription for its well being. This book is a combination of spiritual insights coupled with personal experience in the field of planting Biblical communities. I recommend this for the group that God forms to form a new Christ centered missional congregation.BEN WONG (founder of CCMN) wrote: Joel Comiskeys books have always been a blessing to me personally they have brought special insight into issues that people in cell churches are interested in. Joel, you have out done yourself again You have written a book that will be used to bring the house church and cell church people together. Well done All those who are interested in the new move of God for these final days must read this book BOB LOGAN (author, professor, and church planter) wrote: Planting Churches that Reproduce is a good solid manual for planters who want to get back to the basics and discover what church is really all about. Comiskey helps Christian leaders make the paradigm shift from buildings and events to people and evangelism--and then provides clear strategies for moving forward. He underscores that what makes a church effective is not about size so much as it is about how well it can reproduce.AUBREY MALPHURS (lead Vision Navigator with the Malphurs Group) wrote: If you're a church planter or part of a church plant that is passionate about reaching the Next Generation-the future of the North American church, then this book is a must read

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Studio: CCS Publishing
Pages   205
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2008
ISBN  0979067960  
ISBN13  9780979067969  

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More About Joel Comiskey

Joel Comiskey Joel Comiskey (Doctor. Seminario Fuller) es un supervisor de la iglesia celular internacionalmente reconocido, consultor y fundador de Joel Comiskey Group (Grupo de Joel Comiskey). Ha servido como misionero con la C&MA en Quito, Ecuador. Inicio una iglesia basada en celulas en el sur de California, y ahora supervisa a pastores en el ministerio de grupos celulares. Joel ha escrito algunos de los libros mas vendidos en el movimiento de grupos celulares en todo el mundo (best sellers), y ensena como catedratico adjunto en el Seminario Teologico Tozer. Joel y su esposa Celyce, tienen tres hijas y viven en Moreno Valley, California."

Joel Comiskey currently resides in the state of California. Joel Comiskey was born in 1956.

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Praxis authority  Oct 15, 2009
The book comes with praxis authority that combines practice, theory, and reflection from a veteran church planter with a wealth of experience, knowledge and a humble heart for the Lord. We are using the book in our church in Spain to cast a vision for the multiplication of cell groups and a church planting movement of Jesus communities that are networked together. The book points not to a fad or simply a model, but what I believe is a contextual and practical application for our day of timeless truths of Christ and His word. I am a church planter, pastor and help coordinate publications for Alpha Spain.
Church Planting Principles For Anyone  Jan 16, 2009
Joel Comiskey has come up with a book that is based upon transferable, universal principles that will allow you to grow a healthy church organically and naturally. This is a must read book for anyone who is interested in how a cell-driven church can not only survive but thrive in a North American Western context. His advice in this book comes from field experience both internationally as well as his experience putting these principles into practice in the United States. I would highly recommend this book to those who are interested in how to plant a church from scratch with nobody to help, no budget and no building. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to reproduce disciples, small groups and churches through the reproducible cross-cultural principles outlined this this book.
Outstanding!!!  Nov 21, 2008
As a microchurch planter I have found this book to be right on target. Our ability to connect with people has been much easier by keeping our churches simple and relationship oriented. Joel's book has become an operation manual for our leaders. This book is ranks with the best on the topic of simple or organic church planting.
Invaluable Insights  Nov 20, 2008
I am a missionary church planter involved in planting simple churches. Joel's book, Planting Churches that Reproduce, has clarified a number of issues and has given me invaluable insights. It helped me see what we do right and things we need to correct. The book emphasizes the importance of building a network of strong cells before starting celebration services, one of the lessons we need to correct. Basic principles Joel shares will guide us in our current church plants and in future efforts.
What an excellent new book on planting churches!  Nov 14, 2008
What I love the most is how I envisioned planting a church as I read through this book. Comiskey makes it easy to understand how to plant a simple church that grows organically and reproduces itself instead of becoming large and unmanageable. I highly recommend this to anyone who wonders if they have what it takes to plant a church.

I would also recommend this to any existing pastor who wants to plant a new church out of his congregation. It has lots of great info for this strategy too!

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