Apostolic Church Planting

Apostolic Church Planting❴Reading❵ ➿ Apostolic Church Planting Author J.D. Payne – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Church planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians In the book of Acts church plants begin with sharing the gospel Planting churches flows naturally out o Church planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians In the book of Acts church plants begin with sharing the gospel Planting churches flows naturally out of making disciples Pastor J D Payne explains the process and stages of church planting with biblical foundations and practical steps for planting teams He provides a pathway for the multiplication of disciples leaders and churches Here are church planting strategies and activities that are simple highly reproducible and can be implemented by ordinary team members not just by Apostolic Church PDF or charismatic leaders This guide can be used for planting in contexts among any given people group domestically or internationally It is an ideal resource for teams to work through together as they follow God's call in their community. This book was not exactly what I thought it was but it was still very helpful This book was a recommendation from a friend that was given after a conversation about local church planting Very uickly I realized that this book was focused on planting along the unreached However there was much in this book that is helpful regardless of the locale Very helpful In a world of a million different ideas on how to start a church it's really nice to read something that actually takes a look at how things were done in the Bible and then goes so far as to suggest that scripture should provide our model for church planting Clear Concise and refreshing Well done Dr Payne This short book on church planting is a contribution to the conversation around disciple making movements DMM and Church Planting Movements CPM It offers a clear model a clear pathway and a clear theology for the methods it outlines The strongest conviction that the book outlines is that new churches should come from new believers and that where you see groups of new believers come to faith in Jesus they should constitute a church This lays clear steady and persistent focus on the call to evangelise and calls church planters to consistent efforts in sharing the gospel This is important challenging and right JD Payne also keeps his focus fixed on unreached people groups and seeks to steer away primary resources and efforts going towards let's call it renewal church planting in places where there are already plenty of churches He reminds us that this may not mean leaving a country but could just as easily involve church planting in the same city just amongst a community or people group that is unreached Payne claims probably correctly but I don't have the sources to check that the majority of church planting efforts resources go towards the renewal effort not the unreached effort So his call to go to the unreached is important challenging and right The basic model is in essence that a missionary team would be formed carefully selected and weeding out the uncalled or ungifted the prepare and move to their 'field' and begin sharing the gospel As people come to faith a church is gathered elders are appointed and the team shifts to euipping the church andor starting churches in new locations That's the plan Simple But not easyPayne is aware of the trials difficulties and challenges that church planters encounter and there is no illusions here nor any grand promises of rapid movements that often characterise these books Payne is also aware and accommodating towards other church planting models but remains insistent that they should be the exception and new churches from new believers the ruleI had a few observations that got me thinking as I read the book based off how my own personal experience stacked up against the book Firstly Payne essentially describes two entities the church planting team and the new church Outsiders and insiders if you will My own experience has been one entity The church plant Any team is the nucleus of the new church and expects to be a part of it for as long as God wills No us them just us Now this might be because none of the church plants I've been involved with have been amongst an unreached people although by Payne's definition of less than 2% evangelical then the Swedes may ualify Secondly both teams that I've been involved with have taken anyone willing You'd love gifts but you don't appear to have anyone to choose from a church planting take it or leave it if you will I appreciate the strengths of Payne's approach but it just hasn't matched up with my reality of planting from church to churchLastly I noticed that whenever Payne talked about the church planting team I processed it as an individual and I think that speaks to the challenges I faced with point 2 But Payne does focus on team and that is a definite strengthThis is a short straight forward no frills approach to church planting It seeks to take the methods of Paul and his band of missionaries the apostolic in the title and apply them as straight forwardly as possible in our modern world A worthwhile introduction to the topic I thought this was a uick read This book is a good introductory book and was written to be a complement to JD Payne’s much longer Discovering Church Planting book Throughout Apostolic Church Planting JD Payne emphasizes and outlines church planting with an eye to planting churches among Unreached peoples both overseas and among the Unreached peoples in our backyard an argument he fully develops in his other book Strangers Next Door Some thoughts central to his book are• “Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches” P 17 among countless other places in the book• Per the subtitle “birthing new churches from new believers” and in other parts of the book JD Payne argues that new churches should primarily be composed of new Christians this is in contrast to the prevalence in the West where new church plants are initially composed of Long time Christians• making the distinction between the Universal Church All believers every where throughout all of time and the Local Church Believers in a specific place He then draws the distinction between what the church IS and what the church Does JD Payne defines the Church as a baptized group of followers of Jesus who have identified themselves as the local Church rather than say a bible study small group etc covenant together that then DO the things that the Church is called to do gathering together regularly appointing elders teaching and preaching the Word the Lord’s Supper baptizing new believers church discipline etc • An underlying assumption of the book is that church planting teams will be formed within and sent out by a local church rather than having “Lone Ranger” church planters who labor aloneIn the book he provides an outline for church planting from Pre Entry Team Formation through Phasing Out Mentoring the planted churches He also discusses methodology and guidelines for developing a strategy He then lays out ethical guidelines for would be Church Planting teams to adopt and use All in all a good book I plan to read Discovering Church Planting to see and understand the larger context that this book was written within In his book Apostolic Church Planting Birthing New Churches From New Believers Dr J D Payne sets out complement his larger textbook Discovering Church Planting An Introduction to the Whats Whys and Hows of Global Church Planting with this much shorter book Payne also tries to answer additional uestions and further mature ideas that were not as developed in the larger textbook Naturally writes Payne there is some overlap between the two If there weren't you would be wise to uestion an author who writes two books on a subject with no continuity and much divergence in thought 9 Found throughout Apostolic Church Planting is the statement For on see chapter in Discovering Church Planting Clearly the two books are highly tied although both stand alone on the topic of church planting However Apostolic Church Planting's illustrations are current as to be expected; not that Discovering Church Planting is out of date In addition Apostolic Church Planting better address the need for apostolic planting in North AmericaLike every other book on church planting Payne starts with the uestion what is church planting? Often a person picking up a title that deals with church planting will already understand the answer to this uestion; but it seems appropriate that Payne address this issue Given the slightly different approach size and nature of this book it is possible that this title could be the first book a future planter or planting team reads on the topic Payne writes Throughout the Bible we read of the birth of churchs after disciples are made Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches 15 Right upfront Payne defines planting as making disciples of those who did not previously have a relationship with Jesus gathering them together and then birthing a new church from this group Outside of his definition is the mission that takes a large group of believers and starts an instant church in another location although he does not condemn this kind of work Churches Payne states are supposed to be birthed from disciple making 16 Next Payne addresses a biblical rationale for what a local church is and is not Having previously served as a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this is where his professor cap comes out And Dr Payne wears it well As the book progresses it becomes and practical eventually concluding with some extremely applicable chapters Each chapter concludes with a summary offering a concise snapshot of the primary points of the chapter At only 121 pages this is a uick read Apostolic Church Planting is easy to read but it is not an 'easy read' Church planting is hard work and Payne does not sugarcoat it It is clear that Payne is passionate about helping apostolic planters do the hard work of planting churches that actually advance the Kingdom of God Like his other books Payne's style is a little dry You won't find witty anecdotes or clever writing but you will find grounded informative thinking paragraph after paragraph A potential weakness of the book is the lack of perspective from the church in Antioch Payne appears to use Paul as his primary source for apostolic planting but Paul did not plant the church in Antioch In fact other than knowing they were men of Cyprus and Cyrene we have no idea the names of the men who planted this church While an argument from silence is not appropriate it does seem as if disciples were made by these man who spoke to the Hellenists and preached Jesus According to the text some believed When Barnabas was sent to check it out he determined that he and Saul could be of service teaching in Antioch Verse 26 calls this group a church Acts 1119 25 It is difficult to know the timeline but this example seems rather appropriate and a discussion from this perspective would bolster Payne's argument for apostolic planting rather than hiving off a group of disciples and transplanting them elsewhere But this is such a minor weakness it is almost not worth mentioning Apostolic Church Planting makes a great book for would be plant teams It's short divided into easy sections and offers a great deal of information worth discussing In addition as the team has uestions or would like to work through a particular section in greater detail they could consult Discovering Church Planting and Payne tells them right where to look This book would also make a good introductory book for a Bible college or seminary course on church planting or missions although it should be partnered with an additional textbook And Apostolic Church Planting is a must read for anyone considering church planting As a church planter in a tough place I highly recommend this book You can order your copy of Apostolic Church Planting Birthing New Churches From New Believers at com Dr J D Payne is the pastor of multiplication for the Church at Brook Hills In addition he's one of our favorite guests on Salty Believer Unscripted Some of his other books include Roland Allen Pioneer of Spontaneous Expansion; Missional House Churches Reaching Our Communities with the Gospel; Pressure Points Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church; and Strangers Next Door Immigration Migration and Mission among others You can also download three free ebooks at wwwJDPayneorg A short helpful read on what it looks like to plant a church Payne was helpful in that he made the process simple and to the point He kept his methods biblical and focused on people and not merely methods or programs Too often churches or Christians get caught up in activities programs or methods and fail to be with people pray with people and evangelize people A short simple and straightforward introduction to church planting The author seems to have a congregational and baptistic understanding of the church but a wise reader will be able to discern what principles still apply in a reformed and presbyterian context On the whole pretty good One of the best books I have ever read I recommend this to any person that follows Jesus Not a how to guide rather a book that reveals to the reader how churches are developed out of evangelism Love this book A great concise book on church planting Should be reuired reading for all church planters whether in the US or oversees Great book that hits on the big ideas that go with church planting

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Apostolic Church Planting
  • J.D. Payne
  • English
  • 01 August 2014
  • 9780830841240