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It's Personal


Author: Brian and Amy Bloye
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310494546
Year of Publication: 2012
Pages: 239
Sub-title: Surviving And Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting

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Planting a Church Changes Everything

Marriage. Friendships. Family. Planting a church is more than a ministry-it's a calling that touches every aspect of your life in very personal ways. Veteran church-planting couple Brian and Amy Bloye know the challenges of launching a church, leading staff, and dealing with growth and change all while seeking to balance family and ministry responsibilities and maintain spiritual vitality. Planting a church isn't easy, but it is possible to do more than survive the process-you can actually thrive and grow in faith together as a family.

This helpful book guides couples who are considering a church plant or have started a church in recent years. It shows how to avoid several of the most common pitfalls and offers a unique perspective on building a strong, prevailing ministry while also having a healthy family life. Each chapter includes interviews with church-planting couples who share their personal joys and struggles, giving you authentic insight into the issues families face when planting a church.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Andy Stanley

  1. Why Is Church Planting So Personal?
  2. How Do You Know You Are Called to Plant a Church?
  3. How Do You Launch a Healthy Church?
  4. How Do You Protect Your Marriage While Planting a Church?
  5. How Do You Plant a Church without Losing Your Family?
  6. How Do You Deal with Growth and Change?
  7. How Do You Build and Lead a Staff?
  8. Is It Safe to Have Friendships Inside and Outside the Church?
  9. Can You Remain Authentic in Ministry?
  10. Why Is Spiritual Vitality So Important?
  11. How Can You Thrive in the Journey?
  12. When Does It Become Too Personal?



"I've trained thousands of planters and I wish they all had this book. It wil encourage church-planting families to make wise choices and to thrive as a family-leading to more productive ministry."
-Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research and author of Planting Missional Churches

"Finally, a book for those who are on the front lines of ministry. Brian and Amy nail the temptations, challenges, and best practices in the realm of church planting. They have stepped on the landmines so that you don't have to. Read and heed their wisdom."
-Pastor Darrin Patrick, author of For the City  and Church Planter

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