An Excellent Church Planting Book

10 08 2008

I highly recommend David Hesselgrave’s book Cross-Cultural Church Planting. You don’t need to be in any kind of cross-cultural setting to profit from his work. Here’s a sample quote: “The primary mission of the church and, therefore, of the churches is to proclaim the gospel of Christ and gather believers into local churches where they can be built up in the faith and made effective in service…. Both campaign evangelism and personal evangelism are to be encouraged. But as often practiced they do not place new believers in vital contact with local churches. Proportionately, too much emphasis has been placed upon multiplying converts – and not nearly enough emphasis has been placed on multiplying congregations…. Neither a missionless church not a churchless mission is in accordance with the plan of God.”


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