The Church Planter’s Toolbox

is designed to help church planters become more effective in their implementation of the Great Commission by starting churches that will graduate sooner, finish stronger and be better equipped for reproductive ministry. Written from an independent Baptist perspective, the Toolbox is packed with ideas, helpful hints, and training tips you can use to move your ministry forward.

Click on the links below for current and past issues in pdf format:

CP Toolbox Nov 2019 – Writing a Planting Proposal

CP Toolbox Sep 2019 – Need to Know Before Planting a Church

CP Toolbox Jul 2019 – A Dry Hole

CP Toolbox May 2019 – Why the School of Church Planting

CP Toolbox Mar 2019 – God Wants Your Church to Grow

CP Toolbox Jan 2019 – Building Structure into Your Church

CP Toolbox Nov 2018 – The Sunday After & Beyond

CP Toolbox Sep 2018 – Preparing for Launch Day

CP Toolbox Jul 2018 – Preaching in the New Church

CP Toolbox May 2018 – Worship in the Church Plant

CP Toolbox Mar 2018 – Promoting Your Church Plant

CP Toolbox Jan 2018 – Mobilizing People for Ministry

CP Toolbox Nov 2017 – Recruiting Your Launch Team

CP Toolbox Sep 2017 – What’s in a Name?

CP Toolbox Jul 17 – Giving Your Ministry Away

CP Toolbox May 17 – Church Financial System (2)

CP Toolbox Mar 17 – Ministering to One Another / Finances (1)

CP Toolbox Jan 17 – We Made it Through / Funding your Church Plant

CP Toolbox Nov 16 – Keeping our Focus / Writing a Constitution

CP Toolbox Sep 16 – Saying Good-Bye / Foundational Documents

CP Toolbox Jul 16 – After My Departure / Enlisting Prayer Partners

CP Toolbox May 16 – In Public & In Private / Prenatal CP Phase

CP Toolbox Mar 16 – Paul’s Church Planting Seminar / Ministry Plan

CP Toolbox Jan 16 – Incarnational Ministry / Demographics & Targeting

CP Toolbox Nov 15 – Keep it Simple / The Gospel & Culture

CP Toolbox Sep 15 – Club for Members Only / What do You Value?

CP Toolbox Jul 15 – The Church’s Vision / Glory in the Church

CP Toolbox May 15 – Building Trust

CP Toolbox Mar 15 – Birthing Daughter Churches

CP Toolbox Jan 15 – CP Encouragement / Setting Goals

CP Toolbox Nov 14 – CP Model / Homesteaders

CP Toolbox Sep 14 – CP Road Map / Growing a Strong Church

CP Toolbox Jul 14 – Clarifying Objectives / CP Coach

CP Toolbox May 14 – Learning from the Master / CP Models

CP Toolbox Mar 14 – What Kind of Men / Targeting

CP Toolbox Jan 14 – The Gospel Came / Focus of a Growing Church

CP Toolbox Nov 13 – Teaching to Observe / What Kind of Church?

CP Toolbox Sep 13 – Priorities / The Church Planter’s Wife

CP Toolbox Jul 13 – CP Leadership / Supporting a Pastor

CP Toolbox May13 – Keeping Focus / Equipping for Ministry

CP Toolbox Mar13 – When is it a Church? / CP Call

CP Toolbox Jan13 – Nicodemus Ministry / Church Planter Profile

CP Toolbox Nov 12 – Politics and the Church Plant / Missional Church

CP Toolbox Sep 12 – Making Disciples / CP in the Book of Acts

CP Toolbox Jul 12 – Biblical Mandate / Evangelism

CP Toolbox May 12 – Church Planting 101 / Why Plant?

CP Toolbox Mar 12 – Moses Complex / How’s it Going?

CP Toolbox Jan 12 – Planting by the Book / Transitions

CP Toolbox Nov 11 – The Work of the Ministry / Holding Fast the Faithful Word

CP Toolbox Sep 11 – Helping Believers Look Ahead

CP Toolbox July 11 – Adam, Where are You? / Millennials

CP Toolbox May 11 – Planting for the Wrong Reasons / CP Proposal

CP Toolbox Mar 11 – One Soul at a Time / Ministry Planning

CP Toolbox Jan 11 – Given to Hospitality

CP Toolbox Nov10 – Don’t Invite Them to Church / Fatal Errors

CP Toolbox Sep10 – Small Church Complex / We Can Do Better

CP Toolbox Jul10 – Learning to Support Missions

CP Toolbox May10 – Protecting the Young Church / Biggest Mistake

CP Toolbox Mar10 – Leading the Young Church / Milestones not Timelines

CP Toolbox Jan10 – Biblical Foundation / Servant Evangelism

CP Toolbox Nov09 – Seeking Lost Sheep / CP Helpers

CP Toolbox Sep09 – Shepherding the Young Church (2) / Risk Management

CP Toolbox Jul09 – Shepherding the Young Church / Raise Your Standards

CP Toolbox May09 – A Passion for People / Building a Core Group

CP Toolbox Mar09 – Barnabas – First Church Planter / Godly Leadership

CP Toolbox Jan09 – Spiritual Urgent Care / Life Tasformation

CP Toolbox Nov08 – The Power of the Gospel / Multi-Ethnic CP

CP Toolbox Sep08 – The Scripture & the Pulpit / Pastor or Planter?

CP Toolbox Jul08 – The Scripture & Evangelism / The Power of Vision

CP Toolbox May08 – Sufficiency of Scripture / Developing Lay Leaders

CP Toolbox Mar08 – Crossing Cultural Barriers (2) / Leadership Culture

CP Toolbox Jan08 – Crossing Cultural Barriers / Pre-Launch Preview

CP Toolbox Nov07 – The Church Planter Sets the Pace / Expanding Your Vision

CP Toolbox Sep07 – Pre-Planning / Why Plant Churches? (2)

CP Toolbox Jul07 – The Main Thing / Why Plant Churches? / Starting on Time

CP Toolbox May07 – Do the Work of an Evangelist / Value of Team Ministry