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.
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.