Best Church Planting Books

A Listmania! list by Ross "Buddy" Lindsay (Pawleys Island, SC USA)
 
BUILDING A CHURCH TO LAST
1.  BUILDING A CHURCH TO LAST by ROSS LINDSAY
The list author says:
  "Excellent Primer for Pastors who want to grow their churches and for church planters who want to plant new churches. This book describes the first century worship and leadership model that was used by the early church."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations
2.  Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations by Thom S. Rainer
The list author says:
  "This excellent book documents that most people who attend churches today are passive spectators instead of active participants in the misssion and ministry of God.

Ed Stetzer is the guru of contemporary church planters."
$22.02   Used & New from: $4.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap
3.  Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap by Thom S. Rainer
The list author says:
  "Thom Rainer is Ed Stetzer's boss. He is the man when it comes to researching church growth. Rainer took Jim Collins methodology from Good to Great and applied it to churches. He screened 4,000 churches and found 11 that met his criteria for "Breakout Churches." This book is a must read for church planters and pastors who want to grow their churches."
$12.98   Used & New from: $7.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance
4.  Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Terry Whalin
The list author says:
  "Halftime was a game changer for me. I now spend 50% of my time practicing tax law and accounting and 50% of my time coaching church planters and mentoring high net worth individuals and families who want to move from empire building to kingdom building. Thank you Bob Buford for opening my eyes to what really matters during my second half."
$16.28   Used & New from: $6.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn't Enough
5.  From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn't Enough by Lloyd Reeb
The list author says:
  "Lloyd Reeb picks up where Bob Buford leaves off. Bob tells his story in Halftime. Lloyd tells lots of peoples stories in this book. Inspiring real life changing stories. Lloyd is the chief spokesperson for Halftime, Inc. He conducts Halftime events around the world and coaches "halftimers.""
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
6.  How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "Jim Collins has yet to admit that he is a Christian, but he writes like one. In Good to Great, Built to Last, and now How the Mighty Fall, Jim give us sound biblical advice of what to do and what not to do in our businesses and in our lives."
$16.63   Used & New from: $0.76
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

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Ross "Buddy" Lindsay (Pawleys Island, SC USA)
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Church Growth and Church Planting
Last updated: 7/10/11
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