How to Plant a Reformed Church - The Church Planting Manual of the United Reformed Churches in North America


Churches of Jesus Christ are obligated to fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples (Matt. 28:18–20). The book of Acts reveals how this is fulfilled through the planting of churches and the ordinary means of grace. After receiving the power of the Spirit (Acts 2:1–4), the apostles preached the gospel (2:14–36), baptized believers with their children (2:37–41), and began meeting regularly with those who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (2:42).

How Can Scripture’s Paradigm for Church Planting 
Be Implemented Today?

How to Plant a Reformed Church recommends a four-phase plan for planting confessional, Reformed churches. The phases move from (1) initial conversations which might lead to the formation of a core group, to (2) the early study meetings conducted under the oversight of established leaders, to (3) the commencement of weekly worship services, to (4) the organization of the church with its own officers. 

It is our prayer that this manual will be of benefit to elders, deacons, missions committees, church planters, core groups, and every Christian who longs for a Reformed church to be planted in an area where no such church exists. 

Paperback, 104 pages

Author: URCNA Missions Committee
Type: Books - Paperback