Read / Book

Jesus, the Church and the Mission of God

There is a growing movement of church planting across the world, yet biblical and theological reflection on the topic is still lacking.

Presented by IVP

There is a need to hear from key voices in this movement, the practitioners and planters themselves.

In this robust and comprehensive biblical theological look at one aspect of the mission of GodJohn Valentine explores the Bible’s ‘how’ and ‘why’ for starting new churches and revitalising old ones – here is the biblical theology that the missiological practice of our day has been crying out for.

John Valentine is Dean of the Local Ministry Programme in Guildford Diocese. He previously served as Church Planting Trainer and Theologian at Large for CCX. He’s married to Catherine and they have two children. John was the Rector of St George’s Holborn, a church plant from Holy Trinity Brompton, which planted two further churches in partnership with others over the subsequent 10 years. He is the author of Follow Me on Christian Discipleship.

You can hear John’s thoughts on his latest work below.