The Bible is the BEST book on disciple-making and church planting, however, these are helpful too.


Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers    
Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird 
Every church pastor and leader should read this.


Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts
Jim Griffith and Bill Easum 
If you want to learn from the mistakes of others, read this.


Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission
Darrin Patrick 
 Addresses the planter in a personal way rather than the plant.


Church in the Making: What Makes or Breaks a New Church
Ben Arment
KEY principles you won’t read in any other book.


The Kingdom Quest: Preparing to Church Plant in the Post-Christian West 
 Tom Johnston and Mike Chong Perkinson
The best preparation primer for someone considering planting a church.


Starting a New Church: The Church Planter’s Guide to Success 
Ralph Moore
 A practicioner’s guide to real-life planting issues without reading a mountain of theory.


My Husband Wants to Be a Church Planter, so What Does that Make Me?
compiled by John M. Bailey and Sherri Jachelski
A book SHE needs to read. Available for free download.


Parent Church Landmines: Ten Mistakes a Multiplying Church Should Avoid 
Ben Ingebretson and Tom Nebel Great 
A book for the church that wants to plant churches with excellence.


Bivocational Church Planters: Uniquely Wired for Kingdom Growth
Steve Nerger 
Real stories about successful bivocational church planters. Available for free download.


Church Planting: This Is NOT a Manual
Bill Agee
The inspirational and practical story of one leader’s lifetime of church planting as a lifestyle.


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