Planting a church is one of the most exciting adventures you’ll ever embark on. It’s also one of the hardest. It requires initiative, leadership, strategy, systems, and a lot of prayer. In this second edition of Planting Missional Churches, not only will you find a completely redesigned book with new content in every single chapter, but you will also find several new chapters on topics such as church multiplication, residencies, multi-ethnic ministry, multisite, denominations and networks, and spiritual leadership. So if you’re planting a church, be prepared. Use this book as a guide to build the needed ministry areas so that you can multiply over and over again. For additional resources visit


Daniel Im

Daniel Im is the Director of Church Multiplication for LifeWay and Daniel has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, and Edmonton.

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer is vice president of research and ministry development at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds two masters and two doctoral degrees and has written dozens of articles and acclaimed books including Planting Missional Churches, Breaking the Missional Code, Comeback Churches, and Lost and Found. Ed and his wife, Donna, have three daughters and live in Nashville, Tennessee.


Updated with new research, observations, and Daniel Im as co-author, it is a must read for every church planter.

—Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church

Everything you need to know about where church planting is and where it is going is in these pages!

—J. D. Greear, Lead Pastor, The Summit Church

Ed Stetzer’s original Planting Missional Churches has proved to be a defining book in its field….This new edition will serve us well for the next ten years.

—Alan Hirsch, Founder, 100Movements and Forge Mission Training Network

Ed Stetzer’s volume on planting missional churches has been perhaps the best single volume on the subject.

—Tim Keller, Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Does anyone know more about church planting than Ed Stetzer? I doubt it. So if you want to save yourself from unnecessary trouble, read this book!

—Rick Warren, senior pastor, Saddleback Church

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Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply
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Planting Missional Churches

Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply
List Price: $29.99
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