Multiplication

Church Plantology

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The Art and Science of Planting Churches

The Apostle Paul was a veteran church planter who “laid a foundation like a wise and master builder” and there is much we can learn from his example. Paul indicated that there were basic skills and experiences required to successfully plant a church. Church Plantology examines the wide variety of church planting methods and ideologies in contemporary pastoral practice and outlines a biblical model based on the New Testament.

During his time in prison, Paul spent much of his time writing to Titus, Timothy, and others who’d served alongside him in the trenches to complete their training as church plantings. We can continue to apply these time-tested, proven methods, following the pioneering example of the early church.

Today, the casualty rate in is high. What if we could reduce the odds of failing? Church Plantology by Peyton Jones is a robust guide to planting that will help planters to provide the foundation necessary to survive beyond the initial first years so that they don’t end up a walking statistic.

Peyton Jones
Peyton Jones is a serial church planter, author, speaker, outreach consultant, and founder of New Breed Church Planting. Born in Washington, D.C. but raised in Huntington Beach, CA (Surf City), he married the girl he fell in love with at 17. He is the adoptive father of two children with mixed ethnicities, Liberty and Eden.
Peyton served as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, and interim pastor of the mega church Refuge Huntington Beach that has served as his sending church since 1999 when he embarked on a 12-year mission to Wales Uk. Originally serving as the Evangelist at Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s historic Sandfields church, Peyton served as the both the interim pastor, and helped them plant their first church. From there, Peyton engaged in a replant of a Baptist congregation in West Wales, which grew and led to Peyton planting a collegiate church in a neutral venue based around discussion groups . Peyton’s church planting experience include planting a church out of a Starbucks, which multiplied three churches to planting a church in urban Long Beach, that also planted two other churches.
In both the U.K. and United States, Peyton formed the New Breed Network, a small network that specializes planting in hard places utilizing 1st century principles. New Breed is a collaborative network and Peyton has served Presbyterian (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist), Baptist, Southern Baptist, Calvary Chapel, RCA, and Nazarene churches over the years. Peyton has also been bi-vocational for nearly 20 years, using his RN license, serving as a firefighter, factory worker, barista, online university instructor, or anything that will help him accomplish the mission.
Peyton also co-founded Church Planter Magazine, and the Church Planter Podcast, Hardcore Church planting podcast, and the Ministry Ninja Podcast. Peyton is passionate about writing (Church Zero 2013; Reaching The Unreached 2017; and an unpublished church planting textbook 2021), and training. Training under Mac Lake, Peyton assisted Namb in a training rewrite project, and managed training for the Western United States/Canada. In addition, Peyton has developed his own training called CityWide that trains planters in collaborative church planting teams wired for multiplication, and Jump School (a six-month training for planters to train their core teams).
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