Classic texts

This page contains an archive of classic documents relating to church planting and fresh expressions of Church. Church Army's Research Unit have found these useful and want to share them.

 

beth 2011colourcropped-croppedExperiences of pioneers: revealing a journey (December 2011)


A report by Beth Keith on the experiences of pioneers in fresh expressions of Church.

You can download it here.

 

Enabling Church Planting (1995)


ACPI website banner-smallThis workbook was written by Bob Hopkins and Richard White and was published by Anglican Church Planting Initiatives (ACPI).

It is intended as a toolkit to help a church through the process of planting a new church. For those who simply want to learn more about the subject, it offers a good overview of the processes involved. But its principal aim is to provide planting teams and their leaders with resources and photocopiable material to generate discussion, aid decisions and bring the whole church along with the vision.

You can download it here.

 

Divide and Conquer-smallUrban Church Project Workpapers 1 & 2
(1974-1975)


David Wasdell of Urban Church Project published two papers in the 1970s that showed the parish system is a self-limiting structure that needs to be changed. Click on the links below to download them.
 

Let My People Grow (1974)

Divide and Conquer (1975)