We highly recommend the following training materials and field resources. In addition, YWAM Church Planting Coaches are available to offer advice and answer questions on how to adapt and apply these materials.
CHURCH MULTIPLICATION GUIDE:
by George Patterson and Richard Scoggins
Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad. Brings into focus those Biblical discipling principles that have been used by the Holy Spirit for church growth by conversion and reproduction. The theory is combined with practical steps to start and maintain a movement of church reproduction. Dr. Ralph D. Winter highly recommends this book.
THE MISSIONARY TRAINING SERIES (Booklets)
The Missionary Training Service has developed training booklets which can be of significant help to mission agencies as well as local churches which want to train and send church planters.
* “The Missionary Training Guide” — an activity based approach for preparing missionaries
* “Unreached Peoples of the World”
* “The Missionary Team” — guidelines for a missionary team
* “The Effective Missionary Sending Church”
* and many other titles . . .
Price: $50.00 for full set (also available separately)
The Compendium of Church Planting Knowledge
Compilation of our most popular church planting publications.
Contents include: Multiplying Churches on the Frontiers (Sutter); Guiding Principles (YWAM Frontier Missions); Church Planting Phases (Scoggins & Frontiers); The Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches (Patterson).
Keys To Church Planting Movements
Description: Simple, New Testament principles for planting churches cross-culturally. Follow Stephanas, a first-century cross-cultural worker, and his apostolic team as they multiply simple churches among the unreached. Learn how to turn the world upside down!
There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub
by Brian Hogan
The story of an American family (the author’s) as they survive and even thrive in the bizarre and topsy-turvy world of post-communist Mongolia from 1992-96. The Hogan family served as English teachers and worked in Asia largest copper mine in addition to helping start Mongolia’s first movement of multiplying fellowships of Jesus followers (now numbering over 40,000). Replete with photo illustrations, this humorous and, at times, heart-wrenching memoir chronicles an intensely personal bird’s eye view of the cataclysmic changes that sweep Mongolia after the fall of totalitarianism.
You will laugh, you will cry, but you will not be able to put down this adventure at the ends of the earth.