Len Tang and Charles Cotherman: Sent to Flourish

A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches

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(IVP, 2019)

WHO: Len Tang, director of Fuller Theological Seminary’s church-planting program, and Charles Cotherman, pastor and planter of Oil City Vineyard Church in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

THEY SAY: “We believe that the church planter needs a robust root system made up of a biblical theology of church planting, the spiritual formation of the planter, and intercultural competencies to navigate the church planting context.”

THE BIG IDEA: A guidebook to equip current and future church planters to be theologically reflective, spiritually grounded and missionally agile.

THE PROGRESSION:
Part 1, “What Roots Does a Church Need to Flourish?,” offers thoughtful reflection on the biblical foundations of church planting. Part 2, “How Do We Cultivate a Missional Spirituality?,” looks at the holistic formation of the planter and their team.
In Part 3, “How Do We Embody the Gospel in Our Context and Culture?,” the book explores missional competencies that equip planters to embody the good news of Jesus Christ in a post-Christian world. “How Do We Develop Fruit That Lasts?,” concludes the book with helps to create a practical church planting plan.

“There is an urgent need to holistically form a new generation of women and men from a multitude of cultural backgrounds who are joining God’s mission in the world.”

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