Omega Course - Practical Church Planter Training
-produced by the Alliance for Saturation Church Planting and recommended by Dick Walton, former SEND Area Director in South Central Europe, US and the Philippines. Five practical training manuals which each offer 26 hours of instruction; sharing a vision for saturation church planting as well as practical principles and priorities for accomplishing local church plants. Designed for modular instruction in a working seminar format, the training schedule can be adapted for work/ministry realities of YOUR trainees.
Training in coaching church planters > see the materials developed by Philippine Challenge and used to train coaches for church planters. Larry Salisbury has used these materials extensively. Much of the notes are in Tagalog.
A Vision of the Possible (free PDF download) by Daniel Sinclair. Very helpful information for any church planting team leader or team member, but particularly for expatriate church planting teams among unreached people groups. Reviewed in the January 2008 edition of Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
Discovering Church Planting by J.D. Payne. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting as well as unfolding practical strategies for confronting contemporary challenges to our vital task in reaching a lost world. This comprehensive introduction to church planting shows the reader how to apply effective, international church planting practices to specific contexts. J. D. speaks from personal experience, research and training and focuses on crucial issues every planter should consider. His well researched and easy to understand concepts are crucial for anyone who takes seriously the call of Scripture to “Declare His glory among the nations and His marvelous deeds to all peoples.”
Section I: Discovering Biblical and Theological Foundations
Christian Bender recommends them and says, “Both books have been pretty influential in the way I think about church and church planting. As the titles suggest they have a strong emphasis on the gospel and on disciple making as a community project. They are written from a European (British) perspective.”
Help in Planting and Multiplying Churches > blog by Dr. Bob Vajko, TEAM International Church Planting Consultant. Dr. Vajko has been a church planter in France for 29 years. His church planting publication is recommended by John McDuffee (SEND Spain).
ChurchPlanting.com – “At ChurchPlanting.com we aim to equip and encourage church planters who are aimed at winning others into relationship with Christ. Bloggers on the site include a Who’s Who list from the Church Planting World comprised of coaches and authors. These are people who think beyond typical conventions and who are interested in seeing lots of people won into relationship with Christ through church planting.” See blogs here: ChurchPlanting.com | Encouraging Church Planters Around The Globe