For Planting a Missional Church
First Steps are important. In some cases, mistakes made in the first six months of a church plant can take six years to correct!
FirstSteps starts with foundations, and then offers tips and strategies for first-timers. It discusses the pitfalls, pit stops and potholes that church planters are faced with in the beginning stages of formation. From relating with others and receiving vision, to dealing with dreaded financial issues, to preparing worship services, to launching churches, Rohrmayer & Stephenson build on the insights of other leaders.
This book is no blueprint, but rather it is a valuable how-to guide that encourages church leaders to trust in God, think smart, do ministry relationally, and breathe every once in a while. In order to facilitate this, it includes sections for readers to stop, reflect and discuss what they are learning along the way. Topics include:
Church Planting Foundations
Relating with God and Others
Networking and Gathering
Building a Launch Team
Designing Strategies and Worship Services
Launching Public Worship Services
Establishing the New Community and Ministries
Rohrmayer's goal is simple. It is his desire to help you discover the church that God has planted in your heart and to help that become a reality.