The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting

A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church

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Practical and proven strategies for planting any church

Most books on church planting offer a model for churches to replicate--usually one that is tied to a particular style, generation, or even demographic. But what churches really need is a process that is flexible, not bound to a particular time or current fad. In The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, trusted author and church-planting expert Aubrey Malphurs shares the basic steps of a process that every church planter needs, including

If you want instant practical takeaway based on proven techniques, this handbook will be invaluable as you work to expand the kingdom.


"I'm so grateful for Aubrey and his work. This book is a must-read for every church planter. Practical, biblical, concise, and comprehensive are all words that I would use to describe it. Read it and learn--keep it near you as you plant and refer to it often."--Bob Roberts, Jr.; senior pastor, NorthWood Church; author of Glocalization

"The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting is a comprehensive (all-in-one) church-planting tool that is not model specific. The author has provided college professors with a complete curriculum for students and prospective planters with the questions to ask and the answers to the questions."--Barry Calhoun, church planting team leader, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

"In 1994 Aubrey Malphurs wrote one of the only books on church planting I could find to help start Church @ The Springs. It was an invaluable resource to that generation of church planters. The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting will serve this generation of church planters the same way. Great resource and profound wisdom! Thanks, Aubrey, for continuing to invest in church planters."--Ron Sylvia, lead pastor, Church @ The Springs

"Church planters need to read this book because they will find these here they simply won't get in the other books. Malphurs provides the planter with great questions they need to ask and answer. Definitely required reading!"--Dr. Bob Rowley, EFCA Texas-Oklahoma District Superintendent; Adjunct Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

The Author

  1. Aubrey Malphurs

    Aubrey Malphurs

    Aubrey Malphurs (1944-2022) was senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary for many years, as well as founder of the Malphurs Group. He was the author of more than twenty books on leadership development, strategic...

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