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- Encouragement and Advice for New Church Planters by Charles Davis

In this article you will find advice and observations for new leaders drawn from years of serving as a pastor to church planters and missionaries.
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Books and Videos

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1. A Mind for Missions: Ten Ways to Build Your World Vision
by Paul Borthwick

This books offers "ten building blocks for sensitizing yourself or your group to the needs beyond our borders. From prayer and giving to current events and lifestyle choices, Borthwick leads you to practical ways of sharpening your world vision right where you live." - Amazon
Published by Navpress (November 1987)
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2. Back To Jerusalem
by Paul Hattaway

Three Chinese house church leaders share their vision to complete the Great Commission.
Published by Gabriel Publishing (September, 2003)
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3. Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World
by Kelly O'Donnell

This excellent resource is a collection of articles from around the world on missionary care topics and practices. A must-have for missions agencies and churches alike!
Published by William Carey Library Publishers (February, 2002)
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4. Emercy's Short-Term Missions Toolbox
by Joshua Jones

This toolbox has everything a new short-term mission team leader could need to get started. This is not another how-to book; this is a CD full of printable and editable documents that you'll use with your team. Team member applications, meeting guides, stock photos, the whole nine yards!
Published by Emercy (November 2005)
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5. How to Be a World Class Christian
by Paul Borthwick

"If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the challenges of our world, both near and far, Paul Borthwick has some good news for you. He’s reduced the enormous and complex needs of people next door or across the world into manageable chunks so that an individual, small group, Christian education class, or an entire church can get excited about personal involvement." From the foreword by Robert A. Seiple – Former President, World Vision
Published by Gabriel Publishing (January 1, 1999)
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6. Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed.
by John Piper

Piper describes the roles that prayer and worship play in missions work. Revised and expanded, including a new section on applications of worship and compassion.
Published by Baker Book House (January 2003)
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7. Mission Handbook: U.S. and Canadian Protestant Ministries Overseas 2004-2006
by Dotsey Welliver and Minnette Northcutt

This 19th Edition of Mission Handbook lists more than eight hundred U.S. and Canadadien missions agencices, including their contact information, types of missions activities, and areas of focus.
Published by EMIS (2004)
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8. Mission in the Old Testament: Israel As a Light to the Nations
by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Argues that a complete understanding of missions begins in Genesis, focusing on God's desire to draw all peoples to him.
Published by Baker Book House (2000 (reprint))
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9. Missionary Care: Counting the Cost for World Evangelization
by Kelly O'Donnell, John Powell, Brent Lindquist, Kenneth Harder

An excellent collection of articles relating to missionary care. This is a great resource for those wishing to step up support for their missionaries.
Published by William Carey Library (December 1, 1991)
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10. Missions in the Twenty-First Century
by Tom Telford, Lois Shaw

This book is an excellent resource for churches and missions agencies seeking to improve their missions focus and missionary care. Tom Telford has experience we could all learn from.
Published by Shaw (March 7, 2000)
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11. Missions: God's Heart for the World: 9 Studies for Individuals or Groups
by Paul Borthwick, Cindy Bunch

A small-group resource for understanding and responding to God's heart for the world.
Published by Intervarsity Press (November 2000)
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12. Operation World: When We Pray God Works
by Patrick Johnstone, Jason Mandryk, Robyn Johnstone

Operation World, the definitive prayer handbook for the church, is now available in its 21st century edition containing 80% new material. Packed with informative and inspiring fuel for prayer about every country of the world, it is essential for anybody who wants to make a difference.
Published by Authentic Media (September 2001)
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13. Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today
by David J. Hesselgrave

Hesselgrave uses Scripture, history, sociology, and missionary experiences to argue against wholesale change in current missionary theory and practice.
Published by Kregel Publications (January 15, 2006)
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14. Serving as Senders
by Neal Pirolo

"This book gives scores of practical ideas in how a team can provide the necessary care for a missionary." - Amazon
Published by Emmaus Road Intl (August 1991)
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16. The Church Is Bigger Than You Think
by Patrick Johnstone

This book is an excellent resource for every church missions board. It begins with a history of missions and then gives strategies and ideas to help to further mission work. It is a helpful companion to Operation World.
Published by Christian Focus Publications ((June 1, 1998))
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17. The Global House Church Movement
by Rad Zdero

The Global House Church Movement surveys the church as prescribed in Acts, historical home church pioneers, and steps and strategies for beginning a home church.
Published by William Carey Library Pub (April, 2004)
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18. The Hiding Place Radio Theater
by Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom and her family decided to act on their faith and defy their Nazi oppressors. As they left behind their quiet life as shopkeepers, they entered a world of passwords, narrow escapes and the constant threat of capture. 224 action minutes.
Published by Focus On The family (2005)
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19. The Jesus Film
by Madacy Entertainment

An authentic account of the life of Jesus based on the Gospel of Luke. According to, this film has been translated into over 900 languages and has been seen in more than 215 countries. Languages on this DVD include English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Mandarin.
Published by Madacy Entertainment (June 24, 2003)
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20. The Reentry Team
by Neal Pirolo

Neal Pirolo is the director of Emmaus Rd Int. Having sensed that reentry support was grossly neglected yet greatly needed, he has written this thoughtful study on how to care for returning missionaries. It is his heart's desire to see our missionaries better cared for.
Published by Emmaus Road International (2000)
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21. Today's All-Star Missions Churches
by Tom Telford, Lois Shaw

This book uses case studies from churches representing a variety of denominations, sizes, and locations. From the detailed descriptions of the churches' missions history, vision, and programming, readers will glean practical ideas for starting or strengthening missions programs in local churches. Each chapter focuses on the unique qualities of a church that has succeeded, ranging from excellence in missionary care to involving children in missions.
Published by Baker Books (October 2001)
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22. Too Valuable to Lose: Exploring the Causes and Cures of Missionary Attrition
by William D. Taylor

This book is a tremendous instrument for missions agencies, churches, and missionaries. It is the result of studies on missionary attrition, its causes, and its cures. I highly recommend it.
-Joshua Jones, Emercy
Published by William Carey Library Publishers (January 1997)
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Resource Directory

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1. AIMS -
2. Believers World Outreach
3. Blogging
4. C.E.T. Internacional
5. China's Millions
6. Christian Missions at Southern Nazarene University
7. Christian Music Resources
8. Christian Photography
9. Church Executive
10. Church Resources
12. Diggory Press
13. Emercy
15. Hillside Missions Organization
16. Infoplease - a good online atlas
17. International Flags
18. JESUS Film Flannelgraphs
19. Maranatha Life
20. Mission Launch Team Training
21. Missionary Prayer Cards
23. Mount Carmel
24. Operation World Website
26. Satellite Communications
27. SpamCheck
28. The Church Around The World Church Bulletin
29. The Global House Church Movement
30. The JESUS Film Project Store
31. Vision Video
32. Vonage VOIP service - Call the US for free from anywhere

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