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Postmodern

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age
by Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer lays out a case for missional church planting and then describes the process to plant healthy new churches. He combines the theological and the practical in one book. The book looks at cultures and how to reach persons in those cultures through the tools within the cultures themselves. It also provides a new look at emerging trends in churches reaching postmoderns. Then, it provides step by step instructions about how to plant churches in today's world.

Post-Modern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church
Leonard Sweet
A description of the postmodern church.

More Ready Than You Realize
by Brian D. McLaren
How to engage postmodern people with the Gospel.

Preaching to a Postmodern World : A Guide to Reaching Twenty-First Century Listeners
Graham MacPherson Johnston
Preach to be heard by postmodern people without compromising your message.

The Church on the Other Side : Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix
Brian McLaren
Tested strategies for pastors and churches that want to be somewhere else in the postmodern world and need reliable and practical help to get there.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West ... Again
George G. Hunter
A evangelical study of the ancient Christian movement in Ireland lead by St. Patrick that gives insights into reaching the postmodern cultures of today.

ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry
Eddie Gibbs
Reaching postmoderns through new churches requires a new mind set. The author gives nine areas in which our thinking must be transformed in order to be effective. Very stimulating reading.

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Cell / House Church

Houses that Change the World
Wolfgang Simson
This is now THE book on the theology and practise of "church" that meets in homes.

The Underground Church: Arguments in Favour of Planting New Testament Style House Churches
Victor Short
This is a play that promotes house church as the New Testament model.

Where Do We Go from Here? : A Guidebook for the Cell Group Church
Ralph W. Neighbor
The manifesto of the Cell Church Movement, lots of how-to. Revised in 2000.

The Second Reformation : Reshaping the Church for the 21st Century
William A. Beckham
A theological look at the cell church model. Balanced and helpful.

The Coming Church Revolution : Empowering Leaders for the Future
by Carl F. George
Manual for the MetaChurch.

Planting House Churches Through Networks: revised,
Richard Scoggins
They call it the "Church Planting Manual" on their site.

Planting and Growing Urban Churches : From Dream to Reality
Harvie M. Conn (Editor)
A collection of articles from the best practitioners in urban church planting.

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Daughter Church

Churches Planting Churches
Robert E. Logan and Steven L. Ogne
Churches Planting Churches is a guide designed to walk your church through the process of planting a daughter church.


Urban

A Theology As Big As the City
Ray Bakke
A biblical study of just how big God's view of the city is.

Planting and Growing Urban Churches : From Dream to Reality
Harvie M. Conn (Editor)
A collection of articles from the best practitioners in urban church planting.

Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City, & the People of God
Harvie M. Conn, Manuel Ortiz
A biblical study of city, then application, including leadership, by two urban practitioners.

A Heart for the City: Effective Ministries to the Urban Community
by John Fuder (Editor)
Rich case studies, examples and models by many different urban ministers.

Incarnational Ministry : Planting Churches in Band, Tribal, Peasant, and Urban Societies
Paul G. Hiebert & Eloise Hiebert Meneses
Church planting from a cultural anthropological perspective.


Ethnic

One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church
Manuel Ortiz
Makes a case for building churches that cross racial, ethnic and cultural lines.

American Mosaic : Church Planting in Ethnic America
by Oscar Romo
Ethnic church planting. Out-of-print if Amazon doesn't have it try at bookfinder.com
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Bibles in Your Language
Locate online, audio and print Bibles in over 140 languages.


African American

Church Planting in the African American Community
Michael J. Cox, Joe S. Ratliff
It's selling well, which speaks to the niche it's filling.

Church Planting in the African-American Context
Hozell C. Francis, H. E. Francis
For the particular needs of the black community.


Native American

One Church, Many Tribes : Following Jesus the Way God Made You
Richard Twiss
A vision of what a contextualize Native American church might look like. For an interview with the author click here.


Muslim

Camel Training Manual
Kevin Greenson
A stunning report on one area of the world where Muslims are coming to Christ. Include contextual methodology. $8.95 plus shipping and handling. To order call: toll free in the USA 888-795-4434 or 806-795-4434.  Email: customerservice@lanforceinc.com

Planting Churches in Muslim Cities : A Team Approach
Greg Livingstone
Details the challenges to, as well as offers how-to helps for church planting among Muslims.

Muslims, Magic and the Kingdom of God: Church Planting Among Folk Muslims
Rick Love
Understanding spiritual dynamics of folk Muslims and learning how to more effectively reach them. Or try William Carey Library.

Reaching Muslims for Christ
William J. Saal
A guide for understanding what Muslims believe about the Qur'an and confusions they share about Christianity.

Ministry to Muslim Women: Longing to Call Them Sisters
Fran Love & Jeleta Eckheart eds.
Chapters written by those with first hand experience. Get it now from William Carey Library.

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Tribal

Incarnational Ministry : Planting Churches in Band, Tribal, Peasant, and Urban Societies
Paul G. Hiebert & Eloise Hiebert Meneses
Church planting from a cultural anthropological perspective.


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