It seems like everyone is a church-planting expert nowadays. Many are making pronoucements about what works and what doesn't; few are doing the work necessary to confirm their assumptions. Many church planting books are strong on promises and passion, but offer few facts on what does and what doesn't help church plants succeed.
What are the differences between a successful church plant and a struggling one? You might be surprised! The authors surveyed 112 church plants and found some surprising data in the following areas:
- Leadership ability
- Financial support of the plant
- Conceptual freedom for the planter
- Coaching and Training
- Core group
- Ministries offered at launch
Some of the data confirmed long-held theories. Other findings were quite surprising. This book is a must-read for any church planter.