Item description for Spin-Off Churches: How One Church Successfully Plants Another by Rodney Harrison, Tom Cheyney & Don Overstreet...
Overview Veteran missional church planters present a much needed how-to resource for churches desiring to sponsor the planting of other new churches locally and globally.
Publishers Description The past two decades in Christendom have brought forth a proliferation of books about church planting. One denomination (Southern Baptist) has even set a goal to start fifty thousand new churches over the next twenty year period. But what's missing toward that end is a solid resource that specifically defines how one established church can successfully sponsor or parent a new church into sustainable existence. "Spin-Off Churches "aims to meet that need with contributions from a team of veteran missional church planters whose access to current church sponsorship data through the North American Mission Board is second to none. Their experience and teaching will guide readers through the church sponsorship process from its biblical basis to the nuts, bolts, and resource basics of implementation and follow through.
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Studio: B&H Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.27" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805446850 ISBN13 9780805446852
Availability 0 units.
More About Rodney Harrison, Tom Cheyney & Don Overstreet
Rodney Harrison is the current vice president and associate dean for Academics and former director of the Nehemiah Center for North American Church Planting at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Tom Cheyney directs the Stratetic Resourcing Unit within the Church Planting Group of the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Georgia. Don Overstreet has been involved in church planting for forty years in the United States and abroad. He is a church planter strategist with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Southern California and an adjunct professor at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary."
Reviews - What do customers think about Spin-Off Churches?
A guide for churches planting churches Dec 5, 2009
There are numerous books now available on how to plant churches, covering many different styles of churches. However, there have not been many resources specifically designed for churches which want to sponsor the planting of other churches. This is a book which aims to address this issue.
Part 1 of the book covers the fundamentals of sponsoring churches. Part 2 covers attitudes towards sponsorship. Part 3 provides advice on finding a church model that fits. Part 4 describes the phases of new church development. Part 5 relates to finding the resources. Part 6 relates to the relationship between the sponsoring church and the new church. Part 7 describes ways of promoting the idea of becoming a sponsoring church.
The book contains plenty of useful material, but like most books written by multiple authors, although it contains many interesting details, I found it fairly heavy going as a whole. I think it would be useful to churches which are already excited about planting other churches, but it is unlikely to be sufficiently inspiring to capture the imagination of others.
Greatest resource for a partnering/sponsoring Church ever Dec 22, 2008
This book is the greatest book I have seen on the HOW TO's of planting a church from the perspective of a sponsoring/partnering church.
Help for Sponsor Churches May 27, 2008
There has been much written on church planting lately. However, most of the church planting books focus on how to start a church from the founding pastor / church planter perspective. Cheyney, Harrison and Overstreet have produced the must-have guide for pastors and churches that need to know how to spin-off new churches. This book not only provides answers to the most common questions and objections to church planting, it is a great how-to resource.
An Interview with the Author, Dr. Rodney Harrison May 23, 2008