Church Planting Is for Wimps. January 17, by Andy Naselli. That’s the provocative title of a little book I recently couldn’t put down once I started reading it. Church Planting Is for Wimps has ratings and 49 reviews. Jamie said: McKinley uses an easy-to-read, anecdotal style in the book, and much of the book. We are reminded that God uses weak and fearful pastors in plants and revitalizations; church planting is indeed for “wimps.” For pastors and seminarians.

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Clearly written about and for suburban Am McKinley uses an easy-to-read, anecdotal style in the book, and much of the book is built on cjurch personal experience revitalizing a church in Sterling, VA. Very informative, honest, and humorous.

In the months and years ahead, I imagine I’ll be picking this book up again and again to rehash my conversation with Mr. It not only creates a new, effective witness, but removes a bad one. So you think all church planters are wimps? Refresh and try again.

It seems like in the next 20 years as many small but well-placed churches die off, more jobs will become available in such scenarios. Facebook Twitter Email Google Pinterest. Mark was here to float a trial balloon: Actually, it is about the author’s journey into church revitalization. Thanks to Mike for the inside info, and more importantly for writing this very helpful book.

It doesn’t put things in a glamorous light, but it is honest and I think portrays a reality that is more present than the glitz and glamor of the mega-church. It’s actually helpful to see how they practically aided in the life churdh the church.

Apr 22, John rated it it was amazing. The subtitle of the book tells the story: It’s fun to read and teaches lessons even as McKinley recounts the story of what God did at the church he pastors. panting


Church Planting Is for Wimps?

Faithlife TV A Christian video library. This volume tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Wips. Many of the decisions of the author seem to be sound and worked. The elders of the church had decided to implement a strategy to plant churches in the surrounding suburbs.

Wiimps is married to Karen, and they have five children. Obviously, church planting is a very challenging calling. Faithlife Proclaim Church presentation software. Some people need instruction but everyone needs encouragement. But what you really need to do is make sure that you are faithfully preaching, teaching, and proclaiming the word of God to believers and unbelievers.

I too need to ensure that I discuss and seek the support and counsel of my elders as I prayerfully consider the various ministry opportunities.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Oct 10, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: McKinley uses an easy-to-read, anecdotal style in the book, and much of the book is built on his personal experience revitalizing a church in Sterling, VA.

He devotes an entire chapter to the pitfalls that church planting can have on the wives and children of church planters, encouraging them to find a support structure of other pastors in the area, and to build into their churches a foundation of lay leadership to help bear the burden of ministry. Open Preview See a Problem?

McKinley makes clear, however, that this is not wimpe his position on church planting. May 09, Ben Titsworth rated it it was js Shelves: Oct 25, Bryan Edenfield rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 11, Plabting Houlton rated it it was amazing.

Even if you are not involved in a church plant plantint revitalisation project, I think this is an important little book for Christians to read: I appreciated his honesty about Mike McKinley with an absolute confidence in the sufficiency of Christ and His Word to build His church, shares personal lessons from his church planting experience, providing helpful lessons for aspiring Pastors—servants of the Lord who are willing to be used by Him wherever He might lead, whether it be planting or revitalizing.

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Church Planting Is for Wimps

Jan 30, Eilidh rated it it was amazing. It’s a story of God working through his word to make a relatively small church more faithful. He offers some great tips for those who are younger in ministry and a real way to disciple men for future elders in your church. May 06, Matt Eachus rated it liked it.

Unfortunately that tone, while it shifted some, kept creeping back in to the chapters. Mar 08, Chris Wilson rated it liked it. McKinley honestly shares his own fears and rookie mistakes, along with encouraging stories of how God moved at Guilford Baptist.

After spending time on staff at Capitol Hill, McKinley and a few members from there set out to revitalize Guilford Baptist about 45 minutes away. Oct 30, John rated it really liked it.

Trivia About Church Planting I Paperbackpages. This book is their story, but it is filled with practical cross-situational advice.

It was helpful seeing the importance of being connected with another healthy church as opposed to planting solo ; McKinley had the support of Capitol Hill and the godly consult of Mark Dever and the other elders who provided plantinng needed guidance, encouragement and support every step of the way.