Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things

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By Mike McKinley

Church Planting Is for Wimps

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Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things

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By Mike McKinley

This book tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Virginia. Weaving together scripture and biblical principles with humor and personal anecdotes, author Michael McKinley asserts that a pastor's faithful exposition of God's Word, passion for sharing the gospel, and care in the training of other godly leaders are more important than the size of his church.

McKinley honestly shares his own fears and rookie mistakes, along with encouraging stories of how God moved at Guilford Baptist. We are reminded that God uses weak and fearful pastors in plants and revitalizations; church planting is indeed for "wimps." For pastors and seminarians considering a church plant and those already struggling in their own fledgling congregations, this book is a thoughtful and encouraging resource.


Author:

Mike McKinley (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is the author of a number of books, including Am I Really a Christian? and Church Planting Is for Wimps.


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Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Justify Your Existence

  1. Church Planting—Slightly Preferable to Unemployment
  2. So, How Exactly Does One Plant a Church?
  3. One Thing Is Necessary 
  4. Cleaning Out the Sheaves
  5. God Always Gets His Way
  6. How to Ruin Everything
  7. No Offense, but You’re Doing Everything Wrong 
  8. Redefine Extraordinary

Appendix 1: Church Planting Memo Prepared by Mark Dever for the Elders at CHBC
Appendix 2: Men’s Discipleship Training Syllabus: Grace Community Church (Ashburn, Virginia)


Specifications:

Category: Church Ministry
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 128
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5704-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5704-0
Size: 5.25 in x 8.25 in
Weight: 9.41 ounces
Published: November 30, 2016