& Literature

One of the greatest sources of supplemental aid when church planting comes from the experience of others.

We have a list of recommended literature as well as favorite

books from seasoned pastors.

"Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes

on those who walk according to the example you have in us."

- Philippians 3:17 ESV


Below is a variety of resources for you to use!


From training resources and great books on church planting to seminars, conferences, and podcasts, there is a host of supplemental and helpful material at your fingertips.

Books & Literature:

        Read the full list here.

  • A great resource for practical literature, Nelson Searcy (Journey Church, New York City, NY) has published numerous books on church planting and has some applicable advice regarding assimilation, outreach, and church growth.

  • Example(s) from Steve

OPC Church Planting Conferences & Seminars:

  • The Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the OPC Committee for Home Missions & Church Extension (CHMCE) host conferences and seminars regularly. These are listed below, along with their corresponding dates:

    • Readiness for Ministry in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Seminar: This seminar is primarily for seminarians preparing to enter ministry.

      • March 2-3, 2018  -  Westminster Seminary Philadelphia in Glenside, PA​

      • April 20, 2018  -  Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL

    • Church Planter Training Conference: Particularly designed for new pastors of OPC mission works, this conference works to provide an organized, standard approach to church planting while also offering the Home Missions committee members an opportunity to get know our planters more closely.

      • January 28-31, 2019  -  Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, FL

       For more information on these opportunities, please see the "Conferences & Seminars" page on the CHMCE website.


  • Churches Planting Churches: Produced by Acts 29 in partnership with the Gospel Coalition, this podcast focuses on stories and insights from pastors who have experience in church planting. Hosted by Tony Merida.

Other Resources:

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