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Indigenous Church Planting

A Book Review


Church Growth International

A Practical Journey

Charles Brock

By: Michael Stilley

Fusion Church Planting
U-MS 410

Book Review
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Indigenous Church Planting was written by Charles Brock in the year of 1994. Charles and his wife were church planters for 26 years. They have planted churches both in the United States and in foreign countries. Charles, Dottie, and their 3 kids spent 25 years in the Philippines serving with the Philippine Baptist Mission. Charles has written many other books like Philippines, the Joyous Journey and Let This Mind Be in You.

Indigenous Church Planting was written for the purpose of equipping the reader with information about indigenous church planting. The author wrote this book because he sees a need for a new, fresh vision in church planters. There are many different methods that you can take when planting a church. Indigenous church planting is very exciting and its success depends only upon the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, church planting will never be successful. I believe that the author accomplished his goal by giving us information about indigenous church planting according to his own past experiences.

In my opinion, Indigenous Church Planting is a very good book because I really like the way that Charles Brock told us about his personal experience as a church planter. When reading about his stories, I was on the edge of my seat because it made me so excited. I have always loved reading books about missionaries that go to a rural environment and plant churches. My heart is definitely burdened when it comes to foreigners that need to hear the gospel of Christ. When I hear of church planters going to tough places it makes so excited because I strongly believe that God’s will is for me to do the same. I also like how the author broke the book into two sections. Because of this, I can really understand the main theme of both of the sections...
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