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As you begin the great journey of church planting exploration, you may be wondering, “How do I know if ‘Church Planting’ is where God wants me?” If so, you are not alone. The most effective church planters all began with a head full of questions about their place in this ministry.


To help you navigate these uncertain waters, the Northwest Church Planting Group has provided a number of resources to help discern this calling. One great resource is the “Discovery Tools” workbook. You can download this book online by clicking the below link. This workbook asks a number of questions about your calling, spiritual giftedness, and passion for ministry. Answering these questions will give you and the group a better understanding of how you fit into the Church Planting ministry.

There’s even a condensed online self-scoring version of Discovery Tools (see link below).


Discovery Links & Resources

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Suggested Reading

Kingdom First, by Jeff Christopherson & Mac Lake

Kingdom Matrix, by Jeff Christopherson

Life On Mission, by Dustin Willis & Aaron Coe

Viral Churches, by Ed Stetzer & Warren Bird

The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, by Aubrey Malphurs

Fusion, by Nelson Searcy & Jennifer Dykes Henson

Launch, by Nelson Searcy & Kerrick Thomas

Breaking the Missional Code, by Ed Stetzer & David Putman

The Tangible Kingdom, by Hugh Halter & Matt Smay

AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church, by Hugh Halter & Matt Smay

Jesus in Blue Jeans, by Laurie Beth Jones

Unstoppable Force, by Erwin Raphael McManus

Concentric Circles of Concern, by Carolyn Ritzman & W. Oscar Thompson

The Power of Vision, by George Barna

Church Turned Inside Out, by Linda Bergquist & Allan Karr

Search for Significance, by Robert McGee

Faith Coaching, by Chad Hall & Bill Copper

Spiritual Classics: Selected Readings on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines, by Renovare & Richard J. Foster

Soul Keeping, by John Ortberg

Deep and Wide, by Andy Stanley

Coaching Questions: A Coaches Guide to Powerful Asking Skills, by Tony Stoltzfus

Gospel Coach, by Scott Thomas & Tom Wood

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