A practical guide for all those involved in planting churches. Explores the why, the where, the who, the when, the how, and what of church planting. Stuart Murray has worked as an advisor on church planting for many years. Here he discusses local and trans-local approaches to planting churches, training planters and building teams, the key role of research and preparation, diverse models of planting, the need for developing contextual, authentic and missional church plants, and the connections with the emerging church phenomena. This book is a fundamental new resource for practitioners unlike any other.