Details for Church Planting
This subject provides insight into biblical, historical and contemporary models of church planting as well as the social and spiritual dynamics of church planting
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Paper code: MIN305
- Credit points: 15
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
Introduction to Ministry MIN101
The paper Church Planting is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).
This subject provides insight into biblical, historical and contemporary models of church planting, as well as the social and spiritual dynamics of church planting.
Students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the historical, biblical and theological foundations for church planting.
2. Display an advanced understanding of the concept of needs-based, community-focused church planting
3. Critique past, present and potential future developments in church planting, focusing on key characters and events
4. Compile and assess data that would indicate the need for new and revitalised churches
5. Recognise and justify the value of church planting to the wider society.
1. Introduction and New Zealand Church Planting
2. Biblical Models of Church Planting and Growth
3. Church Planting Methods that Work
4. Pentecostal Church Planting in New Zealand
5. Is Church Planting for Me?/Issues in Church Planting
6. Learning from Church Planters
7. Being a Church Planting Church
8. Learning from Church Planters (2)
9. Building a Church Planting Team
10. Learning from Church Planters (3)
11. Understanding Culture and Worldview
12. Church Planting Administration
13. The Launch and the Long-Term
This course may be offered in the following formats
Face to face, e-learning (distance learning)
Interview and Report (25%, 1500 words); Comparitive Literature Review (25%, 1500 words); Essay (50%, 2500 words)
Readings Provided A recommended (but not compulsory) text that students might find helpful is:
Stetzer, E. Planting Missional Churches. Nashville, Ten: Broadman & Holman, 2006.
Bunn, T.W. God’s Plan for Church Planting: Church Planting Manual Using God’s Timeless, Supra-Cultural Principles. Westminster, CO: IMD Press, 2008.
Carson, D.A. Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and its Implications. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Cartledge, D. Church Planters’ Manual. rev. ed. Chester Hill, N.S.W.: Paraclete, 1996.
Garrison, D. Church Planting Movements: How God is Redeeming a Lost World. Monument, CO: Wigtake Resources, 2004.
Gibbs, E. and Bulger, R.K. Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.
Hesselgrave, D. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond (second edition). Grand Rapids, MI.: Baker House, 2000.
Hughes, P.J. The Pentecostals in Australia. Canberra, ACT, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1996.
Mull, M. A Biblical Church Planting Manual: From the Book of Acts. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2004.
Murray, S. and Kraybill, J.N. Church Planting. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2001.
Patterson G. & Scroggins, R. Church Multiplication Guide: The Miracle of Church Reproduction. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2002.
Payne, J.D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Carlisle CA: Paternoster, 2009.
Rainey, J. Planting Church in the Real World. Missional Press, 2008. Smith, S & Kai, Y. T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution. WIGTake, 2011.
Stetzer, E. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003.
Stetzer, E. Planting Missional Churches. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2006.
Asia Journal of Theology
Evangelical Missions Quarterly
International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Review of Religious Research