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“Church Planter” Named Among Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Church Planter has been named one of Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year for Church Multiplication! Congratulations to Darrin Patrick!

To celebrate, we’d like to give away a couple copies. Let us know if you’re planting a church or have recently planted a church and where. Winners will be picked at random on Friday, February 25th. The contest is for US and Canada only.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a look at this book yet, you can download a sample chapter here.

[Contest closed on 2/25/11. Thanks for participating!]

February 24, 2011 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 12:14 pm | (17) Comments »


  1. I don’t know if this counts, but we launched our Hispanic service In August of 2009 in Indianapolis. We are still part of our parent church, but we operate somewhate independently.

    Pray for the leadership of Enfoque and the many new believers. http://www.fallcreekbaptist.com

    Comment by Andrew Wencl — February 24, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

  2. I am participating with a church plant in its infant stages called the Ann Arbor Church a presbyterian reformation plant. We are still just meeting at the pastor’s home but we are close to seeking out a building to worship in.

    I also go to a church that is a two-year old plant (in September) from the Oakpointe Church in Novi Michigan.

    It is amazing to note that even with 3,800 churches being planted that the need isn’t even close to meeting demand. The future of our faith lies in retaking the cities back and that’s why I’m proud to be an urban missionary warrior for the Kingdom.

    God is good!

    Comment by James Hutson — February 24, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

  3. I don’t know if this counts but I am a member of a fairly new church that was started about 7 years ago. We specifically moved to go to it so that we could think through church planting ourselves. I also work for the BBFI National Church Planting Office and would love to read this book so I can recommend it to others!

    Comment by Abbie Perry — February 24, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

  4. We just celebrated the two year anniversary of the two year church plant of a Reformed Presbyterian Church in Terre Haute, IN. I’m not sure if I count either as I have only been around for a year. I am part of the outreach effort and the coordination of group prayer. So I am actively praying that God will grow this Church plant. In the future I hope to plant a church in the 10/40 window. If you read this pray a fiery dart for India and the Bengali people.

    Comment by Ryan Chaplin — February 24, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

  5. I am graduating with my masters of arts in theological studies this fall.

    After that, I will either pursue an MDiv or full time ministry.

    I’m not sure if that applies, but if I did win, I would definitely read and enjoy the book.

    Comment by Mike W — February 24, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  6. I am a church planter, we planted a church here in detroit. I would love the book!

    Comment by Jon Jackson — February 24, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

  7. I think this counts, but I am the interim preaching pastor at a church plant our church sponsors, with the plan of planting in the next five years through our church. My role now is in preparation for potential plant.thanks for giveaway!

    Comment by john Lucas — February 24, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  8. I recently co-planted Woodbridge Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas and was a pre-launch pastor/elder. I also currently serve in leadership for the PLNTD Church Planting Network. I would love a copy!

    Comment by Brandon Smith — February 24, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  9. My name is Miguel Torneire. I am Missionary-At-Large of Central American Lutheran Mission Society (CALMS). I am starting to plant a church in La Avanzada, La Union, Guatemala, living in the USA. The goal is to use the Internet and the Short-Term Teams to start small groups in that village. The idea is use some principals of Multi-Site Church, Cell Church, House Church, and Organic Chuch Movements. Even though, I am not living there, in weekly base, I will have conference calls with some of the leaders that we have already contact. Anyway, I guess this book will help me in some way. Jesus is with us. Thanks.

    Comment by Miguel Torneire — February 24, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  10. i’ve been in ministry for 15 years, most of it assisting at a local church and for the past 6 years evangelizing full-time. this year we will begin planting a church in central illinois. look forward to reading darrin patrick’s book!

    Comment by ajosephs — February 24, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

  11. We moved and started meeting in re Westlake/Koreatown neighborhoods of LA just over two years ago and started the church. We’re looking to have a big Easter celebration wit the community that would function as a church launch for us.

    Comment by PJ Tibayan — February 24, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  12. Planting a church on South Whidbey island. Very spiritual, new age, liberal community. Prayers and thoughts in our endeavors.

    Comment by Joshua Pitts — February 24, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

  13. Working on planting a church somewhere in Washington state in the next couple of years. Praying over the area and working out the details.

    Comment by leif takacs — February 24, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

  14. I planted a church in Canada recently and now in Birmingham, Alabama about to plant another. I would love a copy of the book!

    Comment by Steve grissom — February 24, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  15. I’m part of a church planting team in downtown San Jose, CA. We started off with in-home Bible study fellowships called Gospel Groups and began Sunday services last June! (City Church.)

    Comment by tia han — February 24, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

  16. Launched Plumb Line Community Church on December 19, 2010 in Livonia Mi. I am the lead pastor.

    Comment by JoAnn Bastien — February 24, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

  17. Thanks to all who participated! The book winners have been chosen and notified. We’re grateful for your labor in the gospel and are praying for each of your ministries here at Crossway this morning.

    Comment by Angie Cheatham — February 25, 2011 @ 11:25 am

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