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Jesus, the Church and the Mission of God

A Biblical Theology of Church Planting

512 pages
SPCK Group

Church planting is in vogue, yet there is a paucity of sustained biblical and theological reflection on the topic.

Key voices are practitioners and planters themselves - here is the biblical theology that the missiological practice of our day has been crying out for.

John Valentine explores the Bible's 'how' and 'why' for starting new churches and revitalizing old ones - in this robust and comprehensive biblical theological look at one aspect of the mission of God.

Author Bio
John Valentine is Dean of the Local Ministry Programme in Guildford Diocese. He previously served as Church Planting Trainer and Theologian at Large for the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication. He's married to Catherine and they have two children. John was the Rector of St George's Holborn, a church plant from Holy Trinity Brompton, which planted two further churches in partnership with others over the subsequent 10 years. He is the author of 'Follow Me' on Christian Discipleship.