Book Review: Planting Growing Churches by Aubrey Malphurs

One of the most thorough books on church planting I have ever read is Aubrey Malphurs book Planting Growing Churches.

Reasons why I like his book:

  • It gives a comprehensive look at the church planting process from the preparation stage to the reproduction stage of another church.
  • It has a good balance of general principles that could apply to all church-plants and specific applications that help to explain how these principles are lived out.
  • It places a big emphasis on preparation and character which are essential for the sustained growth and maturity of the church plant.
  • It looks at ways to grow and mature the launched church.
  • The goal of church planting is not just to get big but to plant other churches.
  • There is a wealth of material in the  150 pages of appendixes to help with specific aspects of church-planting.

If you are a pastor, a church-planter, or the member of a church, you need to read this book and ask God what He would have you do to help churches grow, mature, and reproduce!

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