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by MURRAY STUART

  • Author: MURRAY STUART
  • ISBN: 083619148X
  • ISBN13: 978-0836191486
  • ePub: 1827 kb | FB2: 1387 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Churches & Church Leadership
  • Publisher: Herald Press (July 9, 2001)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Church planting involves laying foundations. The quality of these foundations has profound implications for what can be built on them. Strong and secure foundations provide the basis for healthy churches and effective mission. Effective church planting. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).

Church planting involves laying foundations. This book is not a training ma Church planting involves laying foundations. Effective church planting, according to Paul, requires the grace of God, appropriate expertise, and considerable care.

Stuart Murray lays some theological foundations for church planting and invites church planters to think seriously about missiology and ecclesiology. Church planting involves laying foundations. This book is not a training manual. It is for practitioners rather than theorists.

Church planting is a process that results in a new (local) Christian church being established. It should be distinguished from church development, where a new service, new worship center or fresh expression is created that is integrated into an already established congregation. For a local church to be planted, it must eventually have a separate life of its own and be able to function without its parent body, even if it continues to stay in relationship denominationally or through being part of a network.

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Church Planting Bibliography - A list of useful resources for church planters!! Church Planting Bibliography Compiled by! Dr. Thomas F. Jones, J. Assoc. Professor of Christian Ministries and Director. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2001. Nevius, John L. The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches. Books that contain material helpful to church planting! Adizes, Ichak. Corporate Lifecycles.

Stuart Murray, J Nelson Kraybill. It contains many questions and considers various answers.

Stuart Murray critiques this directly when he notes 1 of 4 3/28/16, 8:27 AM Jesus Dust: Theologies of Church .

Stuart Murray critiques this directly when he notes 1 of 4 3/28/16, 8:27 AM Jesus Dust: Theologies of Church Planting: Comparing Malphurs . .how frequently church planting authors make this leap as if establishing a New Testament basis for evangelism automatically established a similar basis for contemporary church planting (67). 23h Positioning theological reflection on church planting at the intersection of ecclesiology and missiology, Murray points to three key theological concepts: missio Dei, incarnation and the Christopher B James sbjames Kingdom of God.

Stuart Murray writes, The practice of church planting may encourage the . 5 Wagner, C. Peter: Church Planting for a greater harvest, Regal Books p11. 7. The Strategic Value of Saturation Church Planting.

Stuart Murray writes, The practice of church planting may encourage the conclusion that reproduction is as fundamental a feature of the church as it is of biological organisms.

Church planting involves laying foundations. The quality of these foundations has profound implications for what can be built on them. Strong and secure foundations provide the basis for healthy churches and effective mission. Effective church planting, according to Paul, requires the grace of God, appropriate expertise, and considerable care. This book is not a training manual. It is for practitioners rather than theorists. It contains many questions and considers various answers. Church Planting lays some theological foundations for church planting and invites church planters to think seriously about missiology and ecclesiology.
Arlelond
Two frequently recommended texts in the burgeoning church planting literature are Aubrey Malphurs' Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal and this book, Stuart Murray's Church Planting: Laying Foundations. This you can find a review of the theology driving each from a PhD in Practical Theology at jesusdust dot com, search Murray.
dermeco
Murray and Kraybill have produced a comprehensive book that examines Church Planting from a very balanced perspective. Their treatment of the objections to church planting is extremely valuable. Although their efforts to stay balanced cause the book to occasionally "bog down," the net effect is a classic work that will stand the test of time. This book will be a helpful guide for the leaders and participants in any church planting movement.
Haralem
Three years ago, I began the process of brainstorming a new church plant. It wasn't to be, at that point, but now we're back at it! Time to dust this guy off and get my "sea legs" back.
Kagalkree
thanks
Jogrnd
Church Planting: Laying Foundations. 2001. Stuart Murray. Scottsdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press.
288 pages, paperback. ISBN: 0-8361-9148-X

Here is a different book on church planting which can be seen in its subtitle "laying foundations." Rather than just dive in and deal pragmatically with planting churches, Murray asks some key questions. The first chapter is entitled "Church Planting: Listening to the Critics" where he deals with three major objections to church planting (1) "There are enough churches already;" (2) "Church planting weakens the mission and ministry of the churches;" and (3) "Church planting has become an end in itself." Murray shows how each of these objections needs to be dealt with.

In the second chapter, the author takes on the task of building a more adequate theological framework for church planting relating it to the mission of God, incarnation, and the kingdom of God. A thoughtful church planter will take what Murray calls "theological perspectives" on starting new churches and build a strategy of church planting on a more solid base. Any tension between what is called the missio Dei (the mission of God for the world) and the mission of evangelistic church planting needs to be looked at in the light of the whole of Scripture.

In the third chapter, Murray is concerned lest a New Testament base for church planting be exegetically superficial and many books on church planting that give biblical reasons for church planting will need to do a better job in the light of Murray's remarks.

The remaining chapters deal with the history and methodology of church planting. A church planter will want to look at these to see some of the advantages and disadvantages found in various approaches.

My suggestion is to read Murray, interact with his thinking and then develop a more solid foundation for your own strategy of planting churches. And this is what he seems to be concerned about.
fetish
Previously published in the UK, a year ago I paid a small fortune for a copy of this book that was special ordered from England. I was furious at having to spend so much -- but upon reading it, I found that not a penny had been wasted...and that this book is actually worth its weight in gold!
Essentially, this book is a primer on issues of ecclesiology (the ways in which theological assumptions and messages are found in how we structure the church and our efforts at building it up). Stuart notes that far too little attention has been given to these issues by most church planters and people seeking to renew the church. He calls upon the church to take seriously how the shape of the church influences the message it will proclaim.
Murray takes the reader through a comprehensive and sweeping survey of many ways in which church planting is done and ways in which congregations are structured. What he is getting at here is not about what committees or boards a church may have -- but more fundamental issues of how laity and clergy interact, the significance of buildings and properties, and the relationship between notions of parish church versus a more missional organization.
Murray offers up useful commentary throughout this book, pointing out strengths and weaknesses where he finds them. Even if one does not agree with every point he makes, he provides a priceless explanation of many different approaches to being the church today.
This is a SUPERB book. I give this book my highest recommendation.
Gldasiy
this man is a lawyer, and he writes like one. at first this style takes a bit of getting used to as it seems many times he is arguing both sides of the arguement. this all in all is probably a good thing as it gives you a bigger overview of diffrent models, but so often i wanted to know what the author himself, an experienced church planter, recommended. he raises a lot of good questions to get us thinking, but doesn't always give answers. some of you may want this, others of you may be looking for something to give clearer direction rather then a (very good and very detailed) overview of differing view points related to ecclesiology.
This book is insightful, thought provoking, and practical. This isn't a "how to" book, so anyone looking for a step-by-step book should look elsewhere. However, Murray offers something much more--an approach to church-planting that is both practical AND based in solid ecclesiology. Ecclesiology is lacking in my faith tradition (evangelicalism). This book helps to fill the void. Anyone considering being a part of a church plant MUST get this book.
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