Global Church Planting Network

Accelerating Church Planting Globally

Resource Teams



Best Practices:

Church Planting Movements

Church Planter Training Resource Sites:

Church Multiplication Training Center -

Dynamic Church Planting International - Download CP Handbook from

New Church Specialties -

The Omega Course - (other languages:

Starting Churches by Making Disciples, by David de Vries (PDF)     

Global Networks or Organizations:

Call2All - focus on finishing the Great Commission

Ethne to Ethne - mobilizing missions to the remaining least reached people groups of the world

Finishing the Task - focus on unengaged unreached people groups

Global Rise - combining the insights of research and mapping to clarify the remaining task, works primarily with local/national organizations and churches.  

Global Mapping International - combining the insights of research and mapping to clarify the remaining task, works largely with western agencies.

International Missions Board, Global Research Department and

Jesus Film - shares the truth of Christ through the film with increasing focus on church planting.

Joshua Project - research on the nature and status of remaining unreached people groups

Operation World - the most comprehensive nation-by-nation guide for prayer mobilization

Vision 5:9 - a network of workers among unengaged 'cousin' people groups


Chinese - here

French - 

Russian - here

Spanish - What is DAWN? by Bernardo Salcedo - hereWell Connected by Phill Butler - here

Portuguese - Movements that Change the World by Steve Addison - external website here

Mapping Tools for Saturation Church Planting: and (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">If interested in a similar site contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The DAWN Research Handbook - Roy Wingerd (PDF)

Russ Mitchell shares how to develop a 'prophetic message' here.

More research training and resources here.

Mobilization Tools:  Strategic Information

Partnership Development:

From Lausanne: Partnership Field Guide (60 page PDF or online)

From VisionSynergy:

    High Performance Ministry Networks (7 page article by Phill Butler)

    Well Connected: Releasing Power, Restoring Hope through Kingdom Partnerships by Phill Butler (332 page book in PDF). Also in Russian and Spanish.


   "Principles of Partnership" by Dr. Richard Howell - GCPN conference Delhi 2010 (MP3... right-click, "save-as" to download before listening)

Prayer: - click on 'prayer' for excellent resources by region, strategy and more...

DAWN Prayer Manual - Brian Mills (PDF) - prayer strategies to support your national church planting process - Praying the Lord of the Harvest for labourers among the unreached - Inviting you to intercede for prayer needs in a different nation each day - shows locations of unreached people groups on a map as you pray

Strategy Overview:

"Prioritizing the Essential Elements of the Great Commission" - Dr. Paul Eshleman (PDF, 1mb)

"Run That By Me Again" - Bringing Order to the Strategy of World Evangelization - Dr. Marvin Newell (CrossGlobal Link) (PDF)

Whole Nation Strategy (DAWN or SCP):

National Church Planting Process (leadership team manual and worksheets) - Murray Moerman (11 pages, PDF)

In a Word - What is DAWN? - Dr. James Montgomery (6 pages in English or Spanish)

13 Steps to Saturation Church Planting - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF)

Fire in the Philippines - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF)

The Discipling of a Nation - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF)

Seven Million Churches to Go - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF - text only) (PDF - full scan)

Then the End Will Come - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF)

Also by Dr. Montgomery:

13 Steps to a Successful Growth Program - Dr. James Montgomery (PDF)


The Contribution of Jim Montgomery - Eric Smith (PDF)

Discipling a Whole Nation - Eric Smith presentation to East Asia regional conference 2017 (manuscriptPPT)

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