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"I love Mike McKinley's writing. Church Planting is For Wimps is an engaging book that weaves together personal story, theological reflection, practical suggestion, and great humor. This is a book that will be of great benefit to pastors who are thinking of giving up on their churches."
—J. D. Greear, Lead Pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina; author, Jesus, Continued...Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than Jesus Beside You
“Mike knows a lot about the ups and downs of church planting, and he writes about it with all the honesty and humor necessary for laboring in God’s grace. There’s no airbrushing of difficulties. And there are no oppressive ‘be wonderful like me’ gimmicks. If you want to think, learn, and laugh all at once, read this book. Whether you’re a church planter, on a church-planting team, or an established pastor whose church wants to be more involved in church planting, you’ll find this book a refreshing, grace-filled, hopeful, and useful excursion into the sometimes dizzying world of church planting.”
—Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D. C.; author, What Is a Healthy Church Member?
Mike McKinley (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is the author of a number of books, including Am I Really a Christian? and Church Planting Is for Wimps.
DARRIN PATRICK is the vice president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and the founding pastor of the Journey Church in St. Louis. He has served in ministry for twenty years and speaks regularly at pastor’s conferences and training events for church planters.
Great book for any pastor trying to plant or replant a church.Published 4 months ago by william weaver
This book is maybe the most blunt portrayal of church work ever - and I loved it! I was in the middle of a situation similar to the author's when someone recommended it to me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark F.
I recommend this book for anybody interested in planting or renovating a church. McKinley has a clear, readable writing style, and his personal experiences are a testament to the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by LAC
This book was a quick read with great advice for those in the rePlanting game. His anecdotes were compelling and his little "interruptions" into his narrative were perfectPublished 12 months ago by Papa P
This is a relatively short book but very helpful for anyone involved in church revitalization.Published 14 months ago by Joel R. Geer
A thoughtful, realistic, and honest approach to leading a declining church back to health. I really enjoyed the practical insight & wit.Published 15 months ago by Daniel Edwards
Everyone in ministry should read this book. It has some great humorous parts, and the writing style is easy to follow. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great resource that has already started helping me with my ministry. It's a very easy read and is very simple to understand but it's message is profound.Published 24 months ago by Jdc2
For some church leaders there is a sense of awe around church planters - they start from scratch, often with limited resources, build a team of innovators, set a strategy and seek... Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Darren Cronshaw