Multiply Your Ministry by Parenting New Churches
Most pastors and church leaders know that a healthy church should eventually become a multiplying church. But how do you know when the time is right to parent a new church? And how do you know which of the many available strategies is right for your church?
In Becoming a Ripple Church: Why and How to Plant New Congregations, Phil Stevenson walks the pastor and church leader step-by-step through the process of parenting a new church—from deciding when is the right time to understanding the models and hurdles of church parenting to developing a team of people to parent a new church.
Stevenson gives pastors and church leaders the inspiration and strategic know-how to multiply their church’s effectiveness, as well as the nuts and bolts to get the job done.
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Phil Stevenson has an extensive background in coaching denominational leaders, pastors, and church planters. He has consulted on church growth and multiplication issues with a variety of denominations and conducted workshops across North America on church planting and church growth. Phil is the director of church multiplication and leadership development for the Pacific-Southwest District of The Wesleyan Church and a visiting professor at five universities and seminaries.