Launch Strong: A Planning Guide for Becoming a Multiplying Church is a great follow-up resource to Becoming a Level 5 Multiplying Church Field Guide. Drawing from his experience of leading a church planting church, Brett Andrews and Dale Spaulding (Director of Passion for Planting) provide clear next steps on the journey of church multiplication.
In Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church Field Guide, Exponential leaders Todd Wilson and Dave Ferguson get us pumped up on church multiplication. So, now that we’re motivated, we start asking questions like, “how do we get there from here?” and “where do we begin?” The answer – you need a plan.
In Launch Strong, Brett and Dale introduce a six-step planning process for becoming a multiplying church. This process can be used develop a Church Multiplication Plan, as well as a Launch Plan for a new church plant. The Six-Step Planning Process includes:
STEP 1: Start with the end in mind.
STEP 2: Develop strategies.
STEP 3: Group and sequence tasks.
STEP 4: Schedule tasks.
STEP 5: Budget tasks.
STEP 6: Assign tasks.
Launch Strong will help you plan step by step with God. For some, planning is something you know you need to do, but you just don’t like to do it. Others may feel like the more you plan, the less spiritual you must be. And some spend so much time thinking and planning that they never actually get much done. Somewhere along the spectrum, there is a Godly way to plan.
- Shift in thinking to plan right to left vs. traditional left to right planning.
- Church Multiplication Plan and New Church Launch Plan templates to help you get started.
- Supporting tools such as PlanterJobs, PlanterApp and PlanterPlan to manage all the details.
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Passion for Planting is a church planting support ministry started by a group of church planters from New Life Christian Church. New Life is a church planting church, and, through God’s blessing, we have helped start many additional growing churches. In 2002, our vision was to help start one new church every year and to be actively working with at least four church planters at any given time. Through God’s blessing, we’ve directly supported nearly 100 church plants and impacted countless other church plants by providing free resources, training and project management.