22 church planters from around the world tell their stories.
God is inviting us to join Him in planting new churches to help people come to faith in Jesus Christ.
When Jesus ascended into heaven he left a spiritual family of 120 believers in an upper room. By planting new churches, we continue what Jesus started. This book contains stories of ordinary people from five continents. They trusted in an extraordinary God, became spiritual fathers and mothers and planted a new unique church in their community. Through their obedience, many have come to faith in Christ.
“The single most effective way to evangelize is to plant new churches.” Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Global Spheres, Texas
“The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city.” Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York
About the authors
Larry Kreider is the International Director of DOVE International. Along with his wife, LaVerne, and a small team, they planted a new church in Pennsylvania nearly 35 years ago. The church has now grown into a movement of churches around the world. He is delighted that DOVE family church planters from five continents have written their stories for this book.
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Books by Larry Kreider
21 Tests of Effective Leadership
Biblical Foundation Series
Biblical Role of Elders for Today’s Church
Building Your Personal House of Prayer
Growing the Fruit of the Spirit
Hearing God 30 Different Ways
Helping You Build Cell Churches
House To House
Return To Authentic Christianity
Speak Lord, I’m Listening
Starting a House Church
The 3 Loves
The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers
The Invitation: Church Planting Stories
What Every Small Group Leader Should Know