A Church Planting Resource Round-Up

A Church Planting Resource Round-Up

by Tom Herrick

I have been a church planter for nearly two-thirds of my life. Of course, I’ve seen many positive changes over that time. (I remember the days when the words “church planting” had to be explained even to those in the Christian church-goer world!)

In addition to church planting becoming more of the norm, one of the greatest advances I’ve observed is the number of resources available to men and women launching new congregations. Books, articles, websites, blogs, seminary classes, and conferences abound! Below is a list of some of the tools–in no particular order–which I (and the planters I coach) have found to be most helpful.


  • The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart, Hoover
  • Center Church, Keller
  • Global Church Planting, Ott & Wilson
  • Church Planting in the 21st Century, Malphurs
  • Fresh! An Introduction to Fresh Expressions of Church and Pioneer Ministry, Goodhew, Roberts, & Volland
  • Church Planting Landmines: Mistakes to Avoid in Years 2 through 10, Nebel & Rohrmayer
  • Viral Churches, Stetzer & Bird
  • Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts, Griffith & Easum
  • Church Unique, Mancini
  • Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours, Allen


  • www.GONC.org
  • www.ChurchPlanting.net
  • www.newchurches.com
  • www.church-planting.net
  • www.gracecoversme.com (for wives)
  • www.jenhatmaker.com (for wives)
  • www.tituschurchplanting.org (of course!)


  • @anglicanpastor
  • @ed_choy
  • @edstetzer
  • @churchplanting
  • @praxis2015
  • @jenhatmaker (for wives)
  • @titusplanting (of course!)


Exponential East and West

I know this list is not exhaustive, and we’d love to know what resources have been most helpful to you. Email us with your recommendations.

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