Church Planting

The following is a list of resources and other links that we have found valuable. Please let us know if any of our links point to sites that may no longer be valid. Please feel free to suggest additional links that we should add to our list.

Reaching a Nation

Compiled by Richard H. Harris, "Reaching a Nation Through Church Planting" is a must for anyone considering any aspect of church planting. From mentoring young men to be planters, to the nuts and bolts of church planting, this book has it all from some of America's top pastors and writers, including Johnny Hunt, Jim Henry, Henry Blackaby and other. This revised edition includes an exciting new chapter on the DNA of church planters by Tom Cheyney. Get your copy today!

Seven Steps for Planting Churches

No matter who you are, you can approach your to church planting in seven steps. Here are two strategic 7 step resources:

7 Steps Planters .

7 Steps Partner

Kingdom Builders Celebrations (KB)

Every church can be involved in at least one type of church planting sponsorship. Schedule a Kingdom Builder Celebration event in your church, or association, to increase participation in church planting.

Video Presentations

The following Video links have been provided for churches who are considering becoming involved in church planting.

Church Planting 101

How Your Church Can be a Parent Church


Download or listen to NAMB Church Planting Group Podcasts from the Church Planting Village website. You will a variety of presentations and interviews featuring America’s top church planters.
Discover Church Planting is a website designed to assist those interested in church planting in discovering how God has designed them for ministry and to encourage them to utilize their gifts and talents to advance the Kingdom of God. has a link to a Quick Test, which would help someone discover if they have the attributes of a church planter. There is also a link called “Find Your Place In Ministry” which connects to a comprehensive assessment from PLACE Ministries, which consists of a leadership attributes assessment, a personality assessment, a spiritual gifts assessment, an abilities assessment, a passions assessment, and a life experience assessment. Another link on takes you to our Resource page, which includes Bible Studies and other resources to further guide potential church planters on their journey to discover God’s will for their life.
Websites for Churches and Church Plants
The Church Planting Group at NAMB has teamed up with ChurchWebsites to provide high-quality, free websites to Southern Baptist church plants for one year. ChurchWebsites offers a technology that will allow every church plant to build a easy- to-use, multi-page, website, quickly, and with relatively little computer knowledge. After just ten minutes, any church plant will have a great looking, custom site that is tracking members and prospects. Every church plant will also receive: free e-mail accounts for staff, free domain name of their choice, free search engine submissions, and free technical support. Build your site today!